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2020.10.26 06:51 pablowquarantine Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid
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PART I
Jones hugs -n- disharmony
The catchphrase, “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid” is taken from the Jonestown Massacre. Whenever somebody tells you that you’ve “drank the Kool-Aid,” they’re insinuating you are brainwashed, incapable of thinking for yourself like the gullible cult followers at Jonestown. The Jonestown Massacre took place in Jonestown, Guyana on November 18th, 1978. A demonic cult leader named Jim Jones killed nearly a thousand cult followers at an agricultural settlement located in Jonestown during the late nineteen seventies. Jim Jones killed the cult followers at Jonestown with an artificial grape beverage laced with potassium cyanide.
Nine hundred and nine cult followers died at the Jonestown Massacre. Two cult followers escaped and survived the massacre. The total amount of cult followers at the Jonestown Massacre equated to nine hundred and eleven. The number of cult followers that lived and died at The Jonestown Massacre symbolized a future tragedy that would eventually take its place in terms of the most casualties lost at a mass killing, nine hundred and eleven. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid, otherwise the next tragedy our country faces will make the Jonestown Massacre and Twin Towers attack pale in comparison.
Guyana translates to “the land of many waters.” New York is also a “land of many waters” like the place where the Jonestown Massacre took place. There are approximately seventy five thousand rivers, streams and lakes located in New York. William de Blasio is the Mayor of New York City. Mayor de Blasio’s birth name is Warren Wilhelm Jr. William de Blasio worked for a communist organization during the nineteen eighties in Nicaragua before he became an American politician. Wilhelm de Blasio is married to an African American woman named Chirlane McCray. Chirlane McCray claimed to be a lesbian prior to marrying Wilhelm de Blasio in 1994. The Mayor of New York City’s wife, Chirlane McCray, wrote an essay for Essence magazine in 1979 called “I am a Lesbian.” The essay for Essence magazine is based upon Chirlane McCray’s homosexual lifestyle. Chirlane McCray and Wilhelm de Blasio honeymooned in a communist nation, Cuba. Because they are communists. Communists don’t actually believe in homosexuality except when they’re glorifying it for population control.
Wilhelm de Blasio changed his birth name from Warren Wilhelm Jr. to William de Blasio approximately twenty years ago. The Mayor of New York City claims he changed his birth name from Warren Wilhelm Jr. to William de Blasio because he wanted to honor his mother’s maternal surname rather than conceal a paternal surname, heavily steeped in Nazism. Wilhelm de Blasio’s mother, Maria de Blasio, was a communist and a former editor at Time magazine. Maria de Blasio spread lies and propaganda at Time magazine like Wilhelm de Blasio’s wife spread lies and propaganda about her sexuality shortly before venturing into a biracial, heavily politicized heterosexual marriage with the Mayor of New York City.
The last German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II possesses the same name as the Mayor of New York City. Wilhelm I was Kaiser Wilhelm’s grandfather and the first emperor of Germany. Wilhelm is a cognate of William hence William de Blasio. Wilhelm is Germanic and translates to vehement protector. Vehement means forceful and intense like Wilhelm de Blasio. The German empire ended in 1918, shortly after the Spanish Flu spread across the world like the Coronavirus. Woodrow Wilson was the President of the United States of America during the Spanish Flu Pandemic. President Woodrow Wilson contracted the Spanish Flu during his presidency like Donald Trump contracted the Coronavirus during his presidency.
Kaiser Wilhelm II was born January 27th, 1859. Wilhelm de Blasio officially declared a candidacy for Mayor of New York City on the anniversary of Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II’s birthday, January 27th, 2013. The demonic cult leader, Jim Jones was born May 13th, 1931. Wilhelm de Blasio delivered a Coronavirus press conference update on May 13th, 2020. Wilhelm de Blasio gave the Coronavirus press conference update on the 89th anniversary of the demonic cult leader Jim Jones’ birthday.
Wilhelm Frick was a German Nazi. The German Nazi, Wilhelm Frick possessed the same name as Kaiser Wilhelm II and Wilhelm de Blasio. Wilhelm Frick served as Reich Minister of the Interior in Adolph Hitler’s cabinet from 1933 to 1943. Wilhelm Frick was born March 12th, 1877. The Mayor of New York City, Wilhelm de Blasio declared a state of emergency for the Coronavirus pandemic on the anniversary of the Nazi Wilhelm Frick’s birthday, March 12th, 2020. Wilhelm Frick defined the Nazi racial policy and Nuremberg Laws for Adolph Hitler during World War II. Adolph Hitler and Jim Jones were communists and they rose to power preaching equality and social injustice, concealed beneath a veil of deceit like Black Lives Matter.
Eric Mann was a member of the Black Panthers and a lead terrorist organizer for the domestic terrorist group The Weather Underground in the 1960’s. The domestic terrorist, Eric Mann, was arrested in 1969 for conspiracy to commit murder after bullets shattered a Cambridge, Massachusetts police station window. The founders of Black Lives Matter are self proclaimed communists and trained Marxists like the domestic terrorist Eric Mann. Patrisse Cullors is a
Black Lives Matter co-founder. The domestic terrorist, Eric Mann, is Patrisse Cullors’ long term mentor. Patrisse Cullors co-wrote a book in 2016 called “When They Call You a Terrorist.” When somebody calls you a terrorist they are generally correct, especially when your long term mentor is a convicted domestic terrorist from The Weather Underground like Eric Mann.
Jenny Durkan is the Mayor of Seattle and former U.S. Attorney under President Obama. President Obama appointed Jenny Durkan to a U.S. Attorney position in Washington D.C. during Obama’s presidency. While mayoring the city of Seattle, Jenny Durkan allowed anarchists to take over a police station and create a murderous autonomous zone in Seattle. A reliable source speaking under the condition of anonymity claims Mayor Jenny Durkan is a plant, working sinisterly for a dark state clandestine organization desiring to destroy capitalism and create civil unrest in America prior to the 2020 Presidential election.
Wilhelm de Blasio presented the Coronavirus state of emergency at a panel, seated directly in front of an Alexander Hamilton painting. Alexander Hamilton was accused of treason like the treason Wilhelm de Blasio is brazenly committing against the United States of America and the City of New York. Alexander Hamilton was the treasurer of the United States of America during George Washington’s presidency. Alexander Hamilton became the United States treasurer on September 11th, 1789. September 11th symbolizes an emergency like the state of emergency Mayor de Blasio delivered on the anniversary of the Nazi Wilhelm Frick’s birthday.
There’s a purple Coronavirus banner hanging directly in front of the panel where Mayor de Blasio delivered the Coronavirus state of emergency. The color of the Coronavirus banner symbolizes the color of the artificial grape beverage Jim Jones used to poison the brainwashed cult followers at Jonestown. The American flag was positioned next to the Alexander Hamilton painting during the Coronavirus state of emergency. The American flag featured at the Coronavirus state of emergency was fully open yet hanging straight straight down to illustrate subliminally the American empire falling to its demise.
Kaiser Wilhelm II, Jim Jones II, and Warren Wilhelm II are named after their fathers. Jim Jones committed suicide like Mayor de Blasio’s father. Jim Jones’ middle name is Warren like Warren Wilhelm Jr’s. legal birth name and democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren’s surname. If you think the signs related to these immorally fallen political figures are a derangement rather than an enlightenment warning you against communism, then you’ve possibly drank deeply from a vat of ice-cold Kool-Aid laced with potassium cyanide like the gullible cult followers at Jonestown.
Shortly after the fall of the German empire, Adolph Hitler attended a communist meeting. Adolph Hitler attended the communist meeting on September 12, 1919. Germany is nearly a half day in front of America. The communist meeting Adolph Hitler attended as a young, impressionable man took place on September 11th, 1919, American Standard Time. At the communist meeting, Adolph Hitler listened to a controversial speech by one of the early founders of the Nazi Party. The controversial speech Adolph Hitler listened to at the communist meeting was based upon eliminating capitalism and replacing it with communism. Black Lives Matter, the DNC and Wilhelm de Blasio are brazenly trying to accomplish the same particular feat the Nazis accomplished shortly after the fall of the German Empire. September 11th symbolizes emergency and the day Adolph Hitler became enlightened to communism. Adolph Hitler became enlightened to communism on 9-11, American Standard Time, approximately a year after the fall of the German Empire. Communists are trying to cease control of America like the Nazis ceased control of Germany shortly after the fall of the German Empire.
A police officer killed an African American man inside of a Wendy’s parking-lot on June 12th, 2020. The killing took place in Atlanta, Georgia. The police officer responsible for killing the African American man was a police officer named Garret Rolfe. The police officer, Garret Rolfe possesses the same surname as the English settler John Rolfe. John Rolfe was an English settler during the 1600’s. The surname Rolfe derives from the words renown and wolf. Edward R. Murrow said “a nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” John Rolfe created the first tobacco plantation in Virginia. African Americans were enslaved on tobacco plantations like the plantation John Rolfe created in Virginia during the 1600’s. The English settler, John Rolfe, was married to the Native American Pocahontas. Donald Trump called Senator Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas because Elizabeth Warren claimed to posses a Native American bloodline. Elizabeth Warren received tax breaks and profited from affirmative action when she lied about a Native American bloodline. Elizabeth Warren wanted you to believe a lie for profit and gain like Black Lives Matter and the DNC want you to believe a lie for profit and gain. Elizabeth Warren’s first husband was a man named Jim Warren like the demonic cult leader Jim
Warren Jones. Whoever believes Elizabeth Warren descended from the lineage of Native Americans drank the Kool-Aid like the cult followers at Jonestown. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s paternal birth name is Herring like a red herring. A red herring is a clue, a misleading distraction preventing you from discovering the truth behind what’s actually happening in life. The phrase “Red Herring” derives back to the 1800’s when a boy threw red herrings to bloodhounds simply to throw the bloodhounds off the scent of a prey. Black Lives Matter is a red herring like Elizabeth Warren’s paternal birth name. Black Lives Matter is impersonating a civil rights organization for political gain like Elizabeth Warren.
“Where’s the Beef” is a catchphrase like the catchphrase “Don’t Drink the Kool- Aid.” The catchphrase, “Where’s the Beef, relates to a classic Wendy’s commercial, advertising a considerably small hamburger patty, nestled inside of an overly colossal hamburger bun. The Wendy’s catchphrase became a cult sensation phenomenon during the nineteen eighties like the catchphrase “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” The Wendy's catchphrase symbolizes the superficial substance behind an artificial product you are deceptively being sold.
A woman burned down the Wendy’s restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, shortly after Police Officer Rolfe killed the African American man inside of the Wendy’s parking-lot. The woman they claim burnt down the Wendy’s restaurant was a white woman ironically named Natalie White. Natalie White possesses the same name as the color of a race you are being brainwashed to systematically hate. The last syllable encapsulated inside of the arsonist’s first name spells the word lie like the lie you’re being artificially sold and brainwashed to systematically hate. When you reverse Natalie White’s surname with the last syllable of the arsonist's first name you receive white-lie.
Part II
Kracker
Act Blue is a non-profit organization working in secret unison with the Democratic Party. Whenever somebody donates to the non-profit organization Act Blue they are not donating to African Americans like they think. When you donate to the non-profit organization Act Blue you’re actually donating to the Democratic Party and progressive democrats like Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren rather than African Americans. Black Lives Matter and Act Blue have raised over 200 million dollars for the Democratic party, underneath the guise of black oppression. Yet, nobody knows where the donated money for the African American race actually went aside from the donations laundered to the Democratic Party.
Albert Einstein said “the ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses.” Rahm Emanuel is the former Mayor of Chicago and former Chief of Staff underneath President Obama. Ari Emanuel is the founder and CEO of Endeavor Talent Agency. Ari Emanuel was instrumental in merging his company (Endeavor Talent Agency) with the William Morris Agency. William Morris-Endeavor is one of the most powerful talent agencies in the world. Rahm Emanuel and Ari Emanuel are brothers and they’ve been placed into highly powerful positions in Washington and Hollywood, simply to “sway the emotions of the masses.”
The Democratic Party wants to defund the police force for reasons other than what they’re telling you. The Democratic Party wants to defund the police force and abolish it for reasons other than police brutality. The Democratic Party wants to create a centralized government where the government surveillances your life rather than city and state. Black Lives Matter claims they need to defund the police force and abolish it before they could eradicate violence in America. Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Party are demonizing our law enforcement and citing malicious things like police brutality. Because they want to implement a centralized government where they surveillance your lives rather than city and state. Police brutality is a red hearing like Elizabeth Warren’s paternal birth name.
The Broadway musical Hamilton is based upon African Americans impersonating white slave owners. The cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton is comprised of flamboyantly pretentious African American males rather than white alpha dogs like our founding fathers. Aaron Burr was a lawyer and an American politician. Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a deadly duel. The deadly duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton was based upon Alexander Hamilton’s sexual affair and treasonous acts against America. Leslie Odom Jr. is an African American actor. Leslie Odom Jr. portrayed an African American-Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton. Leslie Odom Jr. is married to an African American actress named Nicolette Robinson. Nicolette Robinson co-starred in a cable television show entitled “The Affair” like the affair Alexander Hamilton committed. Nicolette Robinson also co- starred in the Broadway musical “The Waitress.” “The Affair” is based upon a married man having an extramarital relationship with a waitress like Nicolette Robinson’s characters’ occupation in “The Waitress” and “The Affair.” Aaron Burr granted a divorce to Alexander Hamilton’s mistress. Mistress? Waitress? The deadly duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton was based upon treason and an extramarital affair like the theme fueling the cable television show, co-starring Leslie Odom’s on screen and off screen wife. “The Affair.” The cancelled ABC television sitcom “Modern Family” aired an episode called "Weathering Heights” in 2016. The “Modern Family” episode “Weathering Heights” was based upon parodies related to the musical Hamilton. The Modern Family episode “Weathering Heights” aired October 12th, 2016. The cable television show “The Affair” debuted on October 12th, 2014. The cable television show “The Affair” featuring adultery like Alexander Hamilton’s adultery and “The Modern Family” episode featuring parodies related to the musical “Hamilton” aired the same exact day two years apart. The “Modern Family” episode and “The Affair” pilot debuted on the same exact day (October 12th) in 2014 and 2016, respectfully.
Hollywood and Washington use internal models of the world to desensitize you to forthcoming events. Hollywood and Washington are conditioning you with subliminal messages and dates like 9-11 and October 12th. Because, they are preparing you for the treasons they plan on committing against you in the near future. Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson portrayed a married couple in the television miniseries “Love in the time of Corona.” Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson portray a married couple in the television miniseries like their relationship in real life. “Love in the Time of Corona” is based upon social distancing and an immoral, entirely fake perception of love. Hollywood and Washington are striking fear inside of you about social distancing and causing you to mistake perversions and fetishes for love, fantasy for reality in “Love in the Time of Corona. Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Party are attempting to rewrite history and create a new racial policy in America like the racial policy Wilhelm Frick created for Adolph Hitler during World War II in Nazi Germany. However, they have to reveal violent acts to you subliminally before committing them literally.
Recently, anarchists destroyed a statue of Francis Scott Key during a riot in San Francisco. Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner. The writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald was named after the writer of the Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s full name is Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. Francis Scott Key and F. Scott Key Fitzgerald were second cousins thrice removed. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald’s magnum opus is the classic novel, The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is named after a fictional character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. The fictional character, Jay Gatsby is a wealthy tycoon from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic masterpiece. The novel, The Great Gatsby states Jay Gatsby’s character might possibly be related to the German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II. The Mayor of New York City, Wilhelm de Blasio is possibly related to the character Jay Gatsby if only communists like Wilhelm de Blasio were capable of being related to a fictional character from an elegant, beautifully written, historical work of art.
When I was a little boy my neighbor owned a Black Labrador. My neighbor named the Black Labrador Satchmo because my neighbor loved the jazz musician, Louie Armstrong. My neighbor would be labeled a racist today instead of a lover of jazz music if he named a Black Labrador after a famous jazz musician's nickname. An African American family can name a golden retriever Redford as an homage to the actor Robert Redford and nobody will say anything nor criticize the homage for that narcissistic matter. However, the moment a white man names a Black Labrador Satchmo due to a fondness for a portly stout, pudgy African American trumpet player with chubby cheeks, he’s getting strung up by a noose. Lynched.
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about jazz music during the “roaring twenties.” F. Scott Fitzgerald popularized the term the “jazz age.” F. Scott Fitzgerald brought prestigious acclaim, an exorbitant amount of respect to jazz music with the classic novel The Great Gatsby, arguably the greatest American novel ever written. However, African Americans like Ella Fitzgerald made Jazz music legendary. Ella Fitzgerald was nicknamed the “Queen of Jazz.” Occasionally, Ella Fitzgerald and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mentally deranged wife Zelda Fitzgerald are mistaken for each other in spite of the contrast of their lovely skin tones. Ella Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald are occasionally mistaken for each other because they possess the same legendary surname rather than contrasting skin tones. And, because they are both closely associated to jazz music. Marilyn Monroe loved Ella Fitzgerald. And that displeases Black Lives Matter quite a bit. Black Lives Matters would love nothing more than to call Marilyn Monroe a racist and diminish the spirit of Marilyn Monroe like they are diminishing the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.
The United States General, Ulysses S. Grant helped lead the blacks to freedom during the Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant was given a slave from a family member. Then, The United States General freed the slave due to a grotesque disdain for slavery. However, anarchists destroyed Ulysses S. Grant’s statue after ignorantly mistaking the abolitionist for a racist like some of our founding fathers. Vladimir Lenin was a Russian communist dictator responsible for killing nearly a million people. Anarchists tore down a statue of Francis Scott Key and a statue of Ulysses S. Grant yet brazenly left a Vladimir Lenin statue standing in Seattle. Whoever tore down the statues of Ulysses S. Grant and Francis Scott Key yet absentmindedly leave a statue of the dictator Vladimir Lenin standing unscathed on American soil are certifiable racists, drunk on the anecdotes of Kool-Aid. And they are lovers of self rather than God and Country.
F. Scott Fitzgerald helped produce black vaudeville in spite of the African American stereotypes he satirically placed inside of his beloved literature. F. Scott Fitzgerald would be deeply saddened and thoroughly appalled to hear anarchists tore down his cousin’s statue knowing what F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literature beautifully accomplished during the "roaring twenties" for black musicians like Ella Fitzgerald and the portly stout, pudgy jazz musician with chubby cheeks, Louie Armstrong. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literature helped give African Americans like Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong a powerful musical voice. Anarchists tore down Francis Scott Key’s statue and Ulysses S. Grant’s statue because they are fascists-hard core Marxists rather than civil rights activists. Next, the anarchists are going to burn the novel The Great Gatsby. And, they’re going to blame the burning of the novel upon F. Scott Fitzgerald’s raging alcoholism and despicable infidelities rather than censorship if tolerance continues to prevail and the sheep keep partaking from the Kool-Aid that Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Party are slipping into their wine and fluoridated water. Stop drinking the Kool- Aid, otherwise you’re going to wake up fairly soon wishing you were still living in a capitalistic society where elegantly written masterpiece’s like The Great Gatsby were still in existence, thriving breathtakingly in the minds of our youth.
PART III
Luna-Sea
Robert Indiana was a homosexual pop artist from the 1960’s. Robert Indiana placed satanic and demonic subliminal messages inside of his carnal artwork simply to pervert the minds of the public without their superficial knowledge. Robert Indiana created the iconic Love sculpture in 1970. Robert Indiana’s Love sculpture symbolizes promiscuous sex and debauchery rather than romanticism and chivalry like you've been brainwashed to systematically believe. The letter o featured on the Robert Indiana Love sculpture is crooked and symbolizes brokenness. The center of the o featured on the Love sculpture symbolizes an erect phallus. When you mail a letter with a Love stamp you’re actually sending a message sealed with a cock rather than an overture of love like you’ve been naively lead to believe.
Robert Indiana also created the Hope slogan for President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Robert Indiana’s Hope slogan and Love sculpture contain the same demonic subliminal messages. The Hope slogan was unveiled in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention. The 2008 Democratic National Convention where they unveiled President Obama’s Hope slogan took place in Denver Colorado at the Pepsi Center. Pepsi spelled backwards upside down reveals a demonic idiom that reads subliminally: is de”a”d. The Pepsi logo is a depiction of an ancient Chinese symbol illustrating dualism, the Yin and the Yang, the good and evil. Water and fire. When they unveiled Robert Indiana’s Hope slogan at the Pepsi Center during the 2008 Democratic National Convention a legion of demons chuckled noiselessly as the slogan read subliminally: “Hope is De“a”d.”
Bobby Knight is a retired Hall of Fame college basketball coach. Bobby Knight was the head basketball coach at Indiana University from 1971-2000. The pop artist, Robert Indiana was born and raised in Indiana like the place where Bobby Knight coached basketball for three decades, winning three NCAA Division 1 national championships. Eleanore Ward was a famous art dealer. Eleanore Ward curated Robert Indiana’s first art show in 1962. 1962 was the year the actress Marilyn Monroe tragically died. The pop artist, Robert Indiana created a painting called Metamorphosis.
The Robert Indiana painting Metamorphosis is a depiction of Marilyn Monroe standing naked in front of a satanic pentagram. Marilyn Monroe was born in 1926 and died in 1962. The numbers ’26 and ’62 are written on the Robert Indiana-Metamorphisis painting simply to commemorate the year of Marilyn Monroe's birth and the year of her tragic death. The life and death of Marilyn Monroe symbolizes a palindrome. A palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backwards as forward. When you connect the stars empowering Gemini you’ll suddenly become illuminated like something akin to rapture unless of course you’re drunk on Kool-Aid rather than astonishment.
Bobby Knight’s middle name is Montgomery like Montgomery Ward. Montgomery Ward was a successful businessman from the 1800’s. Montgomery Ward created the mail order retail chain Montgomery Wards in 1872. The art dealer, Eleanore Ward possessed the same last name as Montgomery Ward. And Bobby Knight possessed the same middle name as Montgomery Ward. Robert Indiana displayed Marilyn Monroe paintings like Metamorphosis at Eleanore Ward art shows. Montgomery Ward’s headquarters is located in Monroe, Wisconsin. And, Montgomery Ward’s main warehouse, where the mail order retail chain stored its merchandise, was located on Monroe Avenue in Maryland.
There’s a statue standing atop the old, iconic, Montgomery Ward’s building located in Chicago, Illinois. The statute is a depiction of the mythological goddess Diana. The statue is called the “Spirit of Progress.” Progressives and Luciferians and homosexuals like Robert Indiana govern and rule Chicago. Diana was the goddess of the hunt, the goddess of the underworld and the goddess of the moon. The goddess Diana possessed a twin sibling in Greek mythology. Diana’s twin sibling was named Apollo. Apollo was the god of the sun.
A corona is the white plasma surrounding the sun (Apollo) and moon (Diana) during a solar eclipse. Apollo and Diana were twins like Gemini, the constellation governing the soul of Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe was the first victim of MK Ultra mind control. When you look at a solar eclipse you’ll discover a darkness illuminating the sun and moon hence the god Apollo and goddess Diana. You’ll see a corona during a solar eclipse when the sun, moon and earth align themselves with each other. Luciferians are star gazers and they worship satanic deities like the god Apollo and the goddess that stands atop the Montgomery Ward’s building in the progressive city of Chicago.
George Floyd was born October 14th, 1973. Pink Floyd’s album, The Dark Side of the Moon, was released in the same year as George Floyd’s birth, 1973. Pink Floyd’s, The Dark Side of the Moon, album was released March 1st, 1973. George Floyd’s last name was the same last name as the psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd is named after two African American blues musicians. Pink Floyd is named after the blues musicians Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Pink Anderson passed away October 12th, 1974. October 12th is a date placed subliminally inside of art like 9-11, simply to program you thoughts for future events prior to them happening. The date Pink Anderson passed away matches the date the Modern Family episode “Weathering Heights” and “The Affair pilot aired, October 12th. When you look at a solar eclipse, you’ll discover the solar eclipse bares an eerily strange resemblance to an eye. The Coronavirus spread across the world in the year 2020. In Medical terms, 2020 symbolizes perfect vision. However, in worldly terms, 2020 symbolizes blindness. Darkness.
Wilhelm is a lunar impact crater. Wilhelm, the lunar impact crater is located on the southern part of the moon. Wilhelm, the lunar impact crater was named after an astronomer named Wilhelm IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel. A long list of Nazi soldiers responsible for killing countless Jews were named Wilhelm like the lunar impact crater located on the southern part of the moon and the Mayor of New York City, Wilhelm de Blasio. They say the moon is a mechanically built satellite rather than a natural astronomical body. An urban legend claims an ancient civilization transported the moon to our solar system from a galaxy somewhere north of Beetlejuice. The urban legend claims the ancient civilization strategically placed the moon into our solar system millions of years ago, simply to hypnotize us and control our thinking. However, that's a conspiracy theory and you shouldn't believe in conspiracy theories like that otherwise you’ll possibly become a wonderful enlightened child of God drunk on astonishment rather than the horrors of Kool-Aid.
There’s a song on Pink Floyd’s album, The Dark Side of the Moon, entitled Breathe like the breath taken from George Floyd. Roger Waters was the bassist and special effects composer for Pink Floyd. Roger Waters possesses the same last name as a vital compound, exasperating your consciousness during a drowning. Water. The musician, Roger Waters’ birth name is George Roger Waters. George Roger Waters possesses the same first name as George Floyd. And George Floyd possesses the same last name as the psychedelic rock band, Pink Floyd. A Police Officer named Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd. You’ll discover a song on Pink Floyd’s, Dark Side of the Moon, album entitled Money like the counterfeit money George Floyd tried pawning off as authentic twenty dollar bills prior to his arrest and subsequent death. George Floyd cried for his mom while Police Officer Derek Chauvin chocked him to death. Mom is a palindrome. Mom spells the same thing backwards and forward like the palindrome illustrating the years of Marilyn
Monroe’s birth and tragic death, ’26 and ‘62. Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s full name is Derek Michael Chauvin. Derek Michael Chauvin’s initials are D.M.C. The nineteen eighties rap group, Run D.M.C. possess the same initials as Derek Michael Chauvin’s initials. The initials of the rap group, Run D.M.C. stand for Devastating Mic Controller. The last song on the Pink Floyd album, Dark Side of the Moon, is called Eclipse like a solar eclipse. There’s a triangle illustrated on the Pink Floyd album, Dark Side of the Moon. The triangle illustrated on the Pink Floyd album symbolizes the “all seeing eye” like the eye you see during a solar eclipse. Hollywood and Washington are hypnotizing you with a devastating mic controller transmitting something hypnotic off the moon. And if you don’t agree then you’ve possibly partaken from the Kool-Aid and there isn’t any hope for you.
The Wilhelm Scream is a sound effect filmmakers place subliminally in movies. The Wilhelm Scream is similar to a devastating mic controller like Run D.M.C.’s and Derek Michael Chauvin’s initials. The Mayor of New York City, Wilhelm de Blasio possesses the same name as a lunar impact crater and a special effects technique filmmakers place subliminally into movies to distort your thinking and control your thoughts. You hear the Wilhelm Scream in a movie when somebody’s drowning in water or suffocating like George Floyd. A 1951 movie entitled Distant Drums introduced the Wilhelm Scream to cinema. The Wilhelm Scream is heard for the first time during a scene from the movie, Distant Drums. You hear the Wilhelm Scream during the movie when an alligator drags a soldier into a swamp. Sometimes, I think the Wilhelm Scream is the sound of an actual murder taking place like something from an old Brian De Palma film, starring the sodomite John Travolta. You hear the scream of an actual person dying shortly before they drown in water in the Brian de Palma film. The scream is spliced deceptively into a film without anybody’s knowledge. The Wilhelm Scream is placed into a film simply to pervert a viewer’s mind and distort their thinking and elicit violence inside of us all like a Robert Indiana painting illustrating brokenness, a false hope for humanity- love. However, that’s a conspiracy theory and you shouldn’t believe in conspiracy theories like that otherwise you might possibly become a wonderful enlightened child of God drunk on astonishment rather than Kool-Aid.
Satan masquerades around like an angel of light seeking those he can possibly destroy. Satan was the lead worship leader before getting cast down from heaven. Satan is a clever musician and deceives people with controversial and deceitful art like Pink Floyd and Robert Indiana. The Book of Ephesians states “we struggle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
The classic actor, Gary Cooper starred in the 1951 movie Distant Drums. Gary Cooper passed away May 13th, 1961. Gary Copper passed away on the anniversary of the demonic cult leader Jim Jones’ 30th birthday. Gary Cooper was born May 7th, 1901 and Wilhelm de Blasio was born the following day, sixty years later. Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Party are aggravating the spirit of Gary Cooper. The spirit of Gary Cooper is coming back. The spirit of Gary Cooper is coming back to make atonement for the sins of Jim Jones and Wilhelm de Blasio.
The demonic cult leader Jim Jones should not be mistaken for the African American gangster rapper Jim Jones under any circumstances. Otherwise, Black Lives Matter will call you a racist for mistaking an African American gangster rapper for a demonic cult leader. The African American gangster rapper Jim Jones was named after his father like the demonic cult leader from the Jonestown Massacre. The gangster rapper Jim Jones Jr. was born approximately a year after the demonic cult leader Jim Jones Jr. passed away like something incarnate. The gangster rapper, Jim Jones’ middle name is Guillermo. Guillermo is the Spanish name for William like Wilhelm de Blasio and the lunar impact crater located on the southern part of the moon. The gangster rapper, Jim Jones Jr. wrote a rap song called “When Thugs Die.” “When thugs die do doves cry" like little J.J. raps about or do they merely wait in silence, anticipating an awesome coming judgment.
When the alligator drags you into the swamp like the Wilhelm Scream you’re going to wish you didn’t Drink the Kool-Aid Hollywood and Washington and Robert Indiana slipped into your wine and fluoridated water. When the alligator drags you underneath the water and pulls you into the swamp like the Wilhelm Scream you’ll discover yourself gasping for air, claiming you can’t breathe like a clueless Black Lives Matter protester depicting a silly meme. The Democratic Party and Hollywood are demoralizing our lives and demonizing Donald Trump for attempting to drain the swamp Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Party and Wilhelm de Blasio are desperately trying to drag you into without your superficial knowledge like the Wilhelm Scream.
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2019.12.03 22:05 lettertoapostle How can we deal with myriad accusations of sexual harassment and abuse leveled at Joseph Smith?

In this day when all around us men in positions of power and influence are being made to account for their cowardly abuse and harassment of women, I think it altogether appropriate to raise the issue of Joseph Smith’s proclivity in this regard.
In the last few years Comedians Bill Cosby and Louis C.K., as well as actors Jeremy Piven, and Kevin Spacey have been accused as well as producer Harvey Weinstein, NBC anchor Matt Lauer and the man who currently sits in the Oval Office.
Sexual harassment is hardly a new phenomenon, but the deluge of disturbing allegations of sexual assault and harassment by powerful, high-profile men has prompted an increasing number of brave women to come forward with their harrowing tales of sexual abuse and harassment declaring, "me too!"
We are all familiar with Lord Acton’s dictum that, “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The one thing all of those above have in common is power. The power of their position, the power of their wealth, the power of their celebrity.
We have reports of Joseph Smith freely and openly bragged about his use of women. “He told me one day of a certain girl and remarked, that she had given him more pleasure than any girl he had ever enjoyed. I told him it was horrible to talk like this"
("Interview with William Law. March 30, 1887," Daily Tribune: Salt Lake City, July 31, 1887).
In 1827, Levi Lewis accused Smith of trying to seduce sixteen-year-old Eliza Winters and reports hearing Smith and Martin Harris say that, “adultery was no crime.”
In 1832, we find Eli Johnson “furious because he suspected Joseph of being intimate with his sister Nancy Marinda Johnson.” It was this issue that led to the tarring and feathering of Smith and his near castration.
A year later in 1833, Mrs. Alexander quoted Polly Beswick as saying: “It was commonly reported, Jo Smith said he had a revelation to lie with Vienna Jacques, who lived in his family. Polly told me, that Emma, Joseph’s wife told her that Joseph would get up in the middle of the night and go to Vienna’s bed. Polly said Emma would get out of humor, fret and scold and flounce in the harness. Jo would shut himself up in a room and pray for a revelation. When he came out, he would claim he had received one and state it to her and bring her around all right.”
“Mrs. Warner [sic] Alexander, Statement [1886], original in Stanley A. Kimball Papers, Southern Illinois University; typescript in Linda King Newell Collection, MS 447, Special Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.”
In that same year, 1833 Miss Hill, a servant in the Smith household claimed that Smith made indecent proposals to her, “which created quite a talk amongst the people,” and which Smith supposedly admitted to Martin Harris.
In 1933, Smith’s legal wife Emma witnessed Joseph ‘sealing’ the family’s 16-year-old maid in the barn. William E. McLellin tells us that Emma witnessed their actual copulation through a crack in the barn.
William McLellin, Letter to Joseph Smith III, July 1872, Community of Christ Archives
At some time before 1886, Sarah Pratt said that “Lucinda Harris who was a married lady, a very good friend of mine. When Joseph had made his dastardly attempt on me, I went to Mrs. Harris to unbosom my grief to her. To my utter astonishment, she said, laughing heartily:"
“How foolish you are! I don’t see anything so horrible in it. Why I am his mistress since four years!”
W[ilhem] Wyl [pseud. for Wilhelm Ritter von Wymetal], Mormon Portraits: A Study Based on Fact and Documents (Salt Lake City: Tribune Printing and Publishing, 1886). 60.
Sarah Pratt. Sometime in late 1840 or early 1841 John C. Bennett, Joseph's friend reported that he told him that, “he was smitten by the "amiable and accomplished" Sarah Pratt and wanted her for one of his spiritual wives.” Sarah was at the time married to another man.
Smith told Sarah, "Sister Pratt, the Lord has given you to me as one of my spiritual wives. I have the blessings of Jacob granted me, as God granted holy men of old, and as I have long looked upon you with favor, and an earnest desire of connubial bliss, I hope you will not repulse or deny me."
To which Sarah replied, "And is that the great secret that I am not to utter, am I called upon to break the marriage covenant, and prove recreant to my lawful husband! I never will.” She added, "I care not for the blessings of Jacob. I have one good husband, and that is enough for me."
To which Smith replied, "Sister Pratt, I hope you will not expose me, for if I suffer, all must suffer; so do not expose me. Will you promise me that you will not do it?”
"I will ruin your reputation, remember that" (Bennett 1842a, 228-31)
In the fall of 1841, Melissa Schindle was staying with the widow Fuller, who had recently been married to a Mr. Warren, in the city of Nauvoo, tells us under oath that Joseph Smith came into the room where she was sleeping at about 10 o’clock at night, and after making a few remarks came to her bedside, and asked her if he could have the privilege of sleeping with her.
John C. Bennett, letter dated 27 June 1842, “Bennett’s Second and Third Letters,” Sangamo Journal, Springfield, Ill., 15 July 1842. Reproduced in Bennett’s History of the Saints: or, An Exposé of Joe Smith and Mormonism (Boston: Leland & Whiting, 1842), 253–54.
In 1841 Catherine Fuller Warren also swears under oath that Smith got into bed with her without her invitation.
Ibid, p.14
Joseph secretly “slept” with young Emily Partridge according to her own testimony under oath and certainly, without Emma’s knowledge or consent, Emily testified that she “roomed” with Joseph while Emma was somewhere else in the house on the night of their ‘marriage.’
Mormon Enigma, p. 144
As well, according to Benjamin F. Johnson, living in Ramus, Illinois, on May 16, 1843, Joseph shared a room with Eliza, the “daughter of the late Bishop Partridge. “Again, without the knowledge or consent of Emma.
Mormon Enigma, p. 145
Emma discovered that sixteen‐year‐old Flora Woodworth was carrying a gold watch that Joseph had given her in August of 1843. Realizing the implications, Emma demanded that Flora give the watch back. Smith reprimanded her, but Emma refused to be quiet on the carriage ride home. William Clayton, Joseph’s secretary, that he had to employ “harsh measures” to stop her complaining. This raises the question, did Joseph physically abuse Emma.
An Intimate Chronicle, p. 118
While there could be more, we now know of a surety that he had at least ten teenage brides, two just 14 years-of-age:
Fanny Alger, 16 Sarah Ann Whitney, 17 Lucy Walker, 17 Flora Ann Woodworth, 16 Emily Dow Partridge, 19 Sarah Lawrence, 17 Maria Lawrence, 19 Helen Mar Kimball, 14 Melissa Lott, 19 Nancy M. Winchester, 14?
Did he have sex with these young girls?
Here’s what Helen Mar Kimball, just 14 confided to a close friend in Nauvoo about her marriage to Joseph Smith:
“I would never have been sealed to Joseph had I known it was anything more than ceremony. I was young, and they deceived me, by saying the salvation of our whole family depended on it.”
Any reasonable person knows that Helen meant it was sexual. As Jeremy Runnells puts it, “This is Warren Jeffs territory,” and had Joseph Smith conducted himself in this manner today, he would have rightfully been imprisoned as Jeffs has been.
The sexual nature of Joseph Smith’s polygamous relationships must be acknowledged as the LDS scripture repeatedly stress it:
“… for they are given unto him to multiply a replenish the earth and to bear the souls of men.”
FairMormon in trying to justify Smith's sexual relationships with 14-year-olds says, “Joseph Smith's polygamous marriages to young women may seem difficult to understand or explain today, but in his own time such age differences were not typically an obstacle to marriage.”
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy
FairMormon; please. ‘… Difficult to understand and explain today.’ Look at Warren Jeffs, the jury that put him away for life had little difficulty ‘understanding’ why, like Joseph Smith, Jeffs married very young girls. As the prosecution ‘explained,’ convincingly, it was all about SEX.
I am sorry but a 37-year-old man ‘marrying’ a 14-year-old girl was very rare and certainly viewed with a jaundiced eye in Illinois in the 1830s and 1840s and the church’s attempt to make it sound like young girls barely out of puberty marrying middle-aged men was commonplace is deceitfulness.
And let’s not forget it was also illegal.
The notion that it was common in 19th-century America for girls 12 to14-year-old girls to marry is a myth. Just go to your town hall and ask to see the marriage records of the 1800s and you will see how unusual it was. So unusual was it for a 37-year-old man to marry a 14-year-old girl, that as I show in my Letter to an Apostle www.lettertoanapostle.org by use of 1840 US Census data, this 37/14 cohort was likely the only such union in Illinois or New York that year.
I am not sure what point FairMormon, the church current cadre of apologists is trying to make by stating that, this child was instructed to marry the portly middle-aged Joseph Smith by her Dad.
"My father was the first to introduce it to me, which had a similar effect to a sudden shock of a small earthquake. When he found (after the first outburst of displeasure for supposed injury) that I received it meekly."
Compton, Todd (December 1997), In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith, Salt Lake City: Signature Books.
Don't forget 'dad' was Heber C. Kimball, the same guy who made the statement, “I think no more of taking another wife than buying a cow.”
What a poor child.
What a Dad!
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2019.12.03 21:53 lettertoapostle How can we deal with myriad accusations of sexual harassment leveled at Joseph Smith?

In this day when all around us men in positions of power and influence are being made to account for their cowardly abuse and harassment of women, I think it altogether appropriate to raise the issue of Joseph Smith’s proclivity in this regard.
In the last few years Comedians Bill Cosby and Louis C.K., as well as actors Jeremy Piven, and Kevin Spacey have been accused as well as producer Harvey Weinstein, NBC anchor Matt Lauer and the man who currently sits in the Oval Office.
Sexual harassment is hardly a new phenomenon, but the deluge of disturbing allegations of sexual assault and harassment by powerful, high-profile men has prompted an increasing number of brave women to come forward with their harrowing tales of sexual abuse and harassment declaring, "me too!"
We are all familiar with Lord Acton’s dictum that, “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The one thing all of those above have in common is power. The power of their position, the power of their wealth, the power of their celebrity.
Joseph Smith freely and openly bragged about his use of women. “He told me one day of a certain girl and remarked, that she had given him more pleasure than any girl he had ever enjoyed. I told him it was horrible to talk like this"
("Interview with William Law. March 30, 1887,"Daily Tribune: Salt Lake City, July 31, 1887).
In 1827, Levi Lewis accused Smith of trying to seduce sixteen-year-old Eliza Winters and reports hearing Smith and Martin Harris say that, “adultery was no crime.”
In 1832, we find Eli Johnson “furious because he suspected Joseph of being intimate with his sister Nancy Marinda Johnson.” It was this issue that led to the tarring and feathering of Smith and his near castration.
A year later in 1833, Mrs. Alexander quoted Polly Beswick as saying: “It was commonly reported, Jo Smith said he had a revelation to lie with Vienna Jacques, who lived in his family. Polly told me, that Emma, Joseph’s wife told her that Joseph would get up in the middle of the night and go to Vienna’s bed. Polly said Emma would get out of humor, fret and scold and flounce in the harness. Jo would shut himself up in a room and pray for a revelation. When he came out, he would claim he had received one and state it to her and bring her around all right.”
“Mrs. Warner [sic] Alexander, Statement [1886], original in Stanley A. Kimball Papers, Southern Illinois University; typescript in Linda King Newell Collection, MS 447, Special Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.”
In that same year, 1833 Miss Hill, a servant in the Smith household claimed that Smith made indecent proposals to her, “which created quite a talk amongst the people,” and which Smith supposedly admitted to Martin Harris.
In 1933, Smith’s legal wife Emma witnessed Joseph ‘sealing’ the family’s 16-year-old maid in the barn. William E. McLellin tells us that Emma witnessed their actual copulation through a crack in the barn.
William McLellin,Letter to Joseph Smith III, July 1872,Community of Christ Archives
At some time before 1886, Sarah Pratt said that “Lucinda Harris who was a married lady, a very good friend of mine. When Joseph had made his dastardly attempt on me, I went to Mrs. Harris to unbosom my grief to her. To my utter astonishment, she said, laughing heartily:
“How foolish you are! I don’t see anything so horrible in it. Why I am his mistress since four years!”
W[ilhem] Wyl [pseud. for Wilhelm Ritter von Wymetal], Mormon Portraits, or the Truth about Mormon Leaders from 1830 to 1886, Joseph Smith the Prophet, His Family and His Friends: A Study Based on Fact and Documents (Salt Lake City: Tribune Printing and Publishing, 1886). 60.
Sarah Pratt. Sometime in late 1840 or early 1841 John C. Bennett, Joseph's friend reported that he told him that, “he was smitten by the "amiable and accomplished" Sarah Pratt and wanted her for one of his spiritual wives.” Sarah was at the time married to another man.
Smith told Sarah, "Sister Pratt, the Lord has given you to me as one of my spiritual wives. I have the blessings of Jacob granted me, as God granted holy men of old, and as I have long looked upon you with favor, and an earnest desire of connubial bliss, I hope you will not repulse or deny me."
To which Sarah replied, "And is that the great secret that I am not to utter, am I called upon to break the marriage covenant, and prove recreant to my lawful husband! I never will.” She added, "I care not for the blessings of Jacob. I have one good husband, and that is enough for me."
To which Smith replied, "Sister Pratt, I hope you will not expose me, for if I suffer, all must suffer; so do not expose me. Will you promise me that you will not do it?”
"I will ruin your reputation, remember that" (Bennett 1842a, 228-31)
In the fall of 1841, Melissa Schindle was staying with the widow Fuller, who had recently been married to a Mr. Warren, in the city of Nauvoo, tells us under oath that Joseph Smith came into the room where she was sleeping at about 10 o’clock at night, and after making a few remarks came to her bedside, and asked her if he could have the privilege of sleeping with her.
John C. Bennett, letter dated 27 June 1842, “Bennett’s Second and Third Letters,” Sangamo Journal, Springfield, Ill., 15 July 1842. Reproduced in Bennett’s History of the Saints: or, An Exposé of Joe Smith and Mormonism.(Boston: Leland & Whiting, 1842), 253–54.
In 1841 Catherine Fuller Warren also swears under oath that Smith got into bed with her without her invitation.
Ibid, p.14
Joseph secretly “slept” with young Emily Partridge according to her own testimony under oath and certainly, without Emma’s knowledge or consent, Emily testified that she “roomed” with Joseph while Emma was somewhere else in the house on the night of their ‘marriage.’
Mormon Enigma, p. 144
As well, according to Benjamin F. Johnson, living in Ramus, Illinois, on May 16, 1843, Joseph shared a room with Eliza, the “daughter of the late Bishop Partridge. “Again, without the knowledge or consent of Emma.
Mormon Enigma, p. 145
Emma discovered that sixteen‐year‐old Flora Woodworth was carrying a gold watch that Joseph had given her in August of 1843. Realizing the implications, Emma demanded that Flora give the watch back. Smith reprimanded her, but Emma refused to be quiet on the carriage ride home. William Clayton, Joseph’s secretary, that he had to employ “harsh measures” to stop her complaining. This raises the question, did Joseph physically abuse Emma.
An Intimate Chronicle, p. 118
While there could be more, we now know of a surety that he had at least ten teenage brides, two just 14 years-of-age:
Fanny Alger, 16Sarah Ann Whitney, 17Lucy Walker, 17Flora Ann Woodworth, 16Emily Dow Partridge, 19Sarah Lawrence, 17Maria Lawrence, 19Helen Mar Kimball, 14Melissa Lott, 19Nancy M. Winchester, 14?
Did he have sex with these young girls?
Here’s what Helen Mar Kimball, just 14 confided to a close friend in Nauvoo about her marriage to Joseph Smith:
“I would never have been sealed to Joseph had I known it was anything more than ceremony. I was young, and they deceived me, by saying the salvation of our whole family depended on it.”
Any reasonable person knows that Helen meant it was sexual. As Jeremy Runnells puts it, “This is Warren Jeffs territory,” and had Joseph Smith conducted himself in this manner today, he would have rightfully been imprisoned as Jeffs has been.
The sexual nature of Joseph Smith’s polygamous relationships must be acknowledged as the LDS scripture repeatedly stress it:
“… for they are given unto him to multiply a replenish the earth and to bear the souls of men.”
FairMormon in trying to justify Smith's sexual relationships with 14-year-olds says*, “Joseph Smith's polygamous marriages to young women may seem difficult to understand or explain today, but in his own time such age differences were not typically an obstacle to marriage.”*
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy
FairMormon; please. ‘… Difficult to understand and explain today.’ Look at Warren Jeffs, the jury that put him away for life had little difficulty ‘understanding’ why, like Joseph Smith, Jeffs married very young girls. As the prosecution ‘explained,’ convincingly, it was all about SEX.
I am sorry but a 37-year-old man ‘marrying’ a 14-year-old girl was very rare and certainly viewed with a jaundiced eye in Illinois in the 1830s and 1840s and the church’s attempt to make it sound like young girls barely out of puberty marrying middle-aged men was commonplace is deceitfulness.
And let’s not forget it was also illegal.
The notion that it was common in 19th-century America for girls 12 to14-year-old girls to marry is a myth. Just go to your town hall and ask to see the marriage records of the 1800s and you will see how unusual it was. So unusual was it for a 37-year-old man to marry a 14-year-old girl, that as I show in my Letter to an Apostle www.lettertoanapostle.org by use of 1840 US Census data, this 37/14 cohort was likely the only such union in Illinois or New York that year.
I am not sure what point FairMormon, the church current cadre of apologists is trying to make by stating that, this child was instructed to marry the portly middle-aged Joseph Smith by her Dad.
"My father was the first to introduce it to me, which had a similar effect to a sudden shock of a small earthquake. When he found (after the first outburst of displeasure for supposed injury) that I received it meekly."
Compton, Todd (December 1997), In Sacred Loneliness:The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith, Salt Lake City: Signature Books.
Don't forget 'dad' was Heber C. Kimball, the same guy who made the statement, “I think no more of taking another wife than buying a cow.”
What a poor child.
What a Dad!
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2019.07.31 02:06 anti-ZOG-sci-fry Forever on the Non-Event Horizon

Forever on the Non-Event Horizon
by Jayge 8^J
Historians cite Socrates saying, "Wisdom begins in wonder." and Khalil Gibran saying, "Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge." "Know Thyself" predates them and was inscribed at Delphi.
Alice Wunderkind grew up in an artificial community of scientists and engineers on the grounds of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her grandfather worked there on the Manhattan Project in the early 1940s and both her parents Leo and Lane had careers that involved migration among various cyclotron, synchrotron, linear, and other accelerator facilities in the high energy physics network. When her mom took a yearlong sabbatical at CERN in Switzerland, 17-year-old Alice opted to join her for a change of pace in Europe.
Immediately envisioning layovers in exiting cities like New York, London, or Paris, she was brought down to Earth when Lane told her, "We won't be in any city long enough to leave the airport. Trust me, you'll just want to get there." Still, the mundaneness of switching planes in Denver and DC was quite a jolt for her, but at least this route let them stay with the same airline.
At first, she intended to bring her pet rabbit Bunsai along, but the rigors of travel and quarantine seemed too much to put him through so she entrusted his care to Leo and printed detailed instructions for him. Recalling his scientific absent-mindedness, she asked her classmate friend Abby to periodically check on Bunsai's welfare.
Of all days to leave, they were scheduled to depart Albuquerque 7:10am 21 August 2017, total solar eclipse day, and wouldn't arrive in Geneva until 7:40 the following morning. If they were to see the eclipse at all, it was likely within an hour after they leave Denver. For just over 90 minutes the Moon's darkest shadow would race across America, revealing the Sun's corona to 5 state capitals (flights: 7:10a-8:29a, 10:55a-4:19p, 5:30p-7:40a ; totality: 10:17a PDT - 2:47p EDT ; 5 state capitals: Salem OR, Lincoln NE, Jefferson City MO, Nashville TN, Columbia SC).
Their first flight left on time and arrived in Denver about 8:30 with over 150 minutes until their next leg. Lane was preoccupied with emails to colleagues so Alice said she'd wander around. "Just make sure you're back in time," was all she was told.
Monday morning was quiet at Denver International Airport which Alice renamed "Dead In Arrival" with its airport code DEN rechristened "Dead Extraterrestrial Nexus." None of the duty free shops were open yet so she meandered thru the terminal until she found a short vacant hallway and an unlocked door. A well-lit stairway led down several flights to a cavernous space flanked with large machinery she couldn't identify and a steady hum of power generation.
Little did Alice know that a 2004 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed "that United Airlines, Inc. is involved in a DOD Air Transportation Program likely connected to COG [Continuity of Government]. This contract would allow United Airlines to fly VIPs, sitting Senators, Congressmen, and top-level officials to-and-from the main COG hub located on DIA grounds."
DIA is infamous for its artwork which fuels conspiracists: "Blucifer," the Murderous Mustang; unnerving "Vorticity"; "Interior Garden," said to cover an Illuminati bunker; multi-paneled "Children of the World Dream of Peace" filled with Freemason symbolism including a machine-gun-armed soldier impaling a dove; "In Peace and Harmony with Nature" contrasting bountifulness and diversity of natural life with extinction of animals and cultures; "Balustrade"; gargoyles, and more.
Alice was woefully unprepared for what she saw next. Door BE64B opened onto an illuminated sleek Maglev rail platform whose tracks vanished in the gloom beyond. Signage was plentiful, but arcane, abstruse and resembled nothing with which she was familiar. It felt otherworldly alien. Where did it lead and for whom was it built? Parts of Alice didn't want to know. She meandered onto the platform and peered at the map sign, which vaguely looked like a cross between a flowchart and a ragged spider's web. Did it symbolize a subway network? she wondered. If so, where were the other nodes? What could be the main trunk wove from lower left to upper right with dozens of branches in all directions. Suddenly, an insight clicked. Was this an underground U.S. map? The idea sent chills running up and down her spine.
Just then, a Humvee rounded one of the platform's structures and sped in her direction, its high beams penetrating her surrounding zone of comfort. Time to retrace her steps pronto! She ran to the spot she entered this level. On its inner side the door read T-47 M and she began leaping up the stairs 2 and 3 at a time. How many stairwells had she descended? She didn't know.
At a certain point in her ascent, the stairs felt different so she knew she was back at the terminal concourse where she started. Mixed jog-walking over to the TSA booths, she strode up to the one for passengers without carry-on luggage and handed the agent her ticket. He gave it a quick once-over, then waived her through. A couple of minutes later she found her mother, much like she had left her. "You look flushed. Are you OK?" Deciding now was not the time to reveal what she had witnessed, she just nodded and slumped into a nearby seat. The minutes passed slowly and eventually their flight to DC was announced ready for boarding.
While taxiing, a flight attendant demonstrated seatbelt operation and pointed out the exits, but who really pays attention? Soon they were airborne and the captain did his cursory welcome with weather report and announced they would fly through both the penumbra and umbra moon shadows. Because of their Eastward speed, they would experience totality slightly longer than those on the ground. He said to enjoy the twilight effect and cautioned not to look at the sun at all, which was unlikely unless the plane banked because the sun and moon would be nearly overhead. Great, thought Alice. A solar eclipse of a lifetime without even seeing it. Lane pulled out her tablet and accessed NASA's Live Stream of the event and they watched it together.
The sky darkened slowly and then suddenly it was twilight with a few stars and planets visible for about 2 minutes before the process reversed. Alice experienced the oddest feeling of her young life and clung close to her mother. Later, the captain mentioned they were flying over the nexus of the Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio Rivers, which looked like greenish-brown ribbons from 35,000 feet. Alice dozed for a while and then they began the descent into DC's Reagan airport. Lane pointed out various landmarks that Alice was seeing for the first time.
Rested and with a couple of hours to kill, Alice again opted to stroll around. DCA she quickly repurposed as Dunce Cap Actor since Reagan was said to not be very bright. This time the duty free shops were open, but she soon grew bored of them and found herself people-watching. She wondered how many were politicians and imagined conversations she might have with them. At one point a phalanx of Secret Service agents, quite obvious by their suits, shades, and earpieces, hastened by with merely a glance Alice's way. It didn't appear they were accompanying any VIP, but she thought she glimpsed 2 of them momentarily shape-shift, yet she couldn't be sure. She tried to nonchalantly follow them, but a fierce rearward glare from one of the 'shape-shifters' nixed that idea.
Despite the aura of jetset elite, airport terminals were universally bland and tedious. Some tried to liven up the experience of waiting for flights with flashy artwork, but that technique was marginally successful at best. A display describing the city's prominent monuments next caught her eye so she dawdled there awhile. The Masonic symbol graced the bottom of the text with its distinctive capital G inside a compass opened to 47° and a builder's square, signifying both the 47th Problem of Euclid on basing a square and the 47° arc of the tropics, 23.5° North and South of the Equator. She noted that the Washington Monument, the largest stone obelisk in the world, was 555 feet, 5 and an eighth inches tall. "There are 132 rooms, 32 bathrooms, and 6 levels to accommodate all the people who live in, work in, and visit the White House. There are also 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 7 staircases, and 3 elevators."
Stifling a yawn, Alice returned to where she left her mom, but Lane wasn't there. Restroom was her first thought so she waited a few minutes, then went off in search of her. Reagan was a big airport in which to locate someone. She found her at a bank of windows with a partial view of a departure runway. In single file jetliners awaited their turn to throttle up and take to the sky. They watched together silently until soon it was time for theirs.
Settling in, Alice had the window seat so after takeoff, as the skies darkened for the 2nd time that day, the myriad of lights reminded her of star clusters. Haze prevented her from seeing more than 100 miles or so, but that was enough. Dinner and beverages were served, then the movie began, Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2. It was just OK. Green, blue, metallic, animal, and insect characters, meh, but Baby Groot was kinda cute voiced by Vin Diesel.
Alice awoke from restless sleep not long after Europe was visible below. A CERN driver met them in baggage claim with a cart so they only carried what they wished and walked with him to the lot. The drive to CERN's campus was quiet and Alice pressed her nose to the window eager to see her new surroundings.
"CERN is built on the former site of a temple to Apollyon, who is referenced in the book of Revelation as the king of the horde of the 'bottomless pit'. Scripture says the key to the pit will be given in the end times and when it is opened something terrible will come through. There is documented evidence that CERN seeks to open doors to other dimensions, they openly admit it. They have also released videos which indicate these intentions, along with other occult messages, as well as erecting the statue of Shiva (the destroyer) who is synonymous with Satan (according to occult scholars).
All of this combined with other prophecy being fulfilled in modern times is an overwhelming sign of the times. People need to do a little digging and open their eyes, no need to take anyone's word for it, the evidence is all there.
Unfortunately most just scoff at the idea of anything beyond their well-programmed existence, they trust in the 'wisdom' of men and science. They put their faith in what they can see but don't realize that most of what they see is manufactured deception, making them blind to the truth.
The LHC will not generate black holes in the cosmological sense. However, some theories suggest that the formation of tiny ‘quantum’ black holes may be possible. The observation of such an event would be thrilling in terms of our understanding of the Universe; and would be perfectly safe.
As far as we know, we live in four dimensions, three of space and one of time. But experimentalists at the Large Hadron Collider are looking for evidence that the universe contains more than that. The existence of extra dimensions could explain some puzzling properties of the universe.
Physicists know about four forces that govern the way particles interact: electromagnetism, the strong and weak nuclear forces, and gravity. Gravity is by far the weakest. Think about sticking a magnet to a refrigerator door. The magnet can respond to the electromagnetic force that attracts it to the door. Or it can respond to the gravitational force of the Earth below. If you let it go at a short enough distance, it sticks straight to the door, ignoring the entire planet beneath it.
Physicists wonder why gravity seems so much weaker than the other three forces. One possibility is that we’re only experiencing a fraction of it. It could be that the gravitational force acts partially in another dimension, or many extra dimensions, that we can’t perceive. Knowing more about gravity could help physicists seeking to form a so-called theory of everything, a theory that combines the four forces into one.
Extra dimensions would not necessarily consist of alternate worlds, as depicted in science fiction. They could simply be too small for us to see. To understand how this would work, imagine walking along a tightrope. You are able to move only forwards and backwards without falling. In this situation, it is almost as if you exist in just one dimension of space.
However, an ant walking along the same tightrope has a different point of view. The ant is able to move forwards and backwards but also around the tightrope. To such a small creature, a tightrope exists in two spatial dimensions instead of just one.
Even if extra dimensions are small, they can still have an effect on how we experience the world. Scientists think that finding evidence of extra dimensions could help answer some of their questions about gravity, still one of the most mysterious forces in the universe.
Finding evidence of extra dimensions could also give credence to theories of physics beyond the Standard Model. Models of string theory, for example, require the existence of at least 11 dimensions.
Discovering extra dimensions could give scientists clues about the mysterious workings of gravity and could help them to unify the forces or determine the validity of string theory. It could also raise more questions about ways other dimensions shape the world around us." from mydailyinformer.com.
Lurelena Klerwing grew up ever in the shadow of her famous TV actor cousin and it drove her crazy. He played the "Fonz", ultra-cool, vain biker bro and babe-magnet with his trademark "Heyyy", but it was all a façade. In reality, she was a chic whiz MS, while he was just an NYC Jewish mama's boy, who couldn't ride a motorbike without crashing it. She felt like she had to overachieve to prove herself, with dual doctorates in nuclear and computer engineering to get recognition. As a post-doc she worked in high energy physics laboratories, currently as CERN Data Centre Director responsible for server farm evolution. This too was a stepping stone to overcome Fonz envy.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQc9L2RbQkw
Arrival day for Lane and Alice at the main Meyrin site was fortuitous because the proton beams had been aligned and were ready for collision. The ATLAS detector was conducting an experiment. "A search for the direct production of charginos and neutalinos in final stages with at least two hadronically decaying tau leptons is presented. The analysis uses a dataset of pp collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb^-1 recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of √s = 13 TeV. No significant deviation from the Standard Model background expectation is observed. Limits are derived in scenarios of..." Alice was delighted to discover her namesake "ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment)...a heavy-ion detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ring" for detecting "quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter thought to have formed just after the big bang."
The anomaly occurred just as engineers were incrementally raising luminosity to 14 TeV. Lights flickered and the steady hum of the ring subsided. Dismay played upon the visage of several technicians. Something was wrong. Later they'd learn that tachyons had interrupted the beam with quirky consequences. It'll take those gomers days to be ready again for my services, Lurelena mused. Might as well pack some lederhosen, go climb Jungfrau, and hone my yodel. In her cross-dressing family, she donned the pants while Heinrich wore skirts. She also preferred indoor work environments where she could see her breath, what she called her Deep Freeze. In Nerd Labs Land she was known as the Frigid Witch with a Kelvin Switch. They tended to avoid her Deep Freeze zone as much as they could, which was just as well with her.
Lane indicated they had best leave the ring area for their hotel room in Building 39 on the surface. She decided it was best to send Alice home sooner than planned. That night Alice had trouble sleeping and got up to wander the compound, marveling at all she had experienced so far. In the square was a 2m tall bronze sculpture of Hindu Śiva Nataraja 'lord of dance'. "A special plaque next to the Shiva statue at CERN explains the significance of the metaphor of Shiva’s cosmic dance with several quotations from The Tao of Physics. Here is the text of the plaque: [Known as the Nataraja, this particular form of the Dancing Shiva is one of the greatest gifts to the world of art. Shiva symbolises "Shakti" or life force, in the Hindu Trinity. He is the Creator, the Sustainer, and the Destroyer. Beyond the Nataraja's artistic form lies a profound meaning to be comprehended at many levels. The Nataraja in Ananda Tandava shows Him dancing the universe into existence, sustaining it with His rhythm and dancing it to extinction. Creation is sparked by the vibration of the drum in the right hand; protection of sustenance by the open palm of the front right arm, a gesture of assurance that grants freedom from fear. The fire in the left arm dissolves the universe while the front left arm points downward to the lifted left leg, the solace of the worlds. The dwarf representing ignorance is trampled under the right leg. The aureole represents the cosmos, the sun, moon and stars revolving in perpetual and fiery motion.] Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, seeing beyond the unsurpassed rhythm, beauty, power and grace of the Nataraja, once wrote of it “It is the clearest image of the activity of God which any art or religion can boast of.” More recently, Fritjof Capra explained that “Modern physics has shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of all living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter,” and that “For the modern physicists, then, Shiva’s dance is the dance of subatomic matter.” It is indeed as Capra concluded: “Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics.”" http://www.sanskritimagazine.com/vedic_science/shivas-cosmic-dance-nataraj-at-cern/ and https://hinduexistence.org/2012/07/14/god-particle-cern-lord-shiva-nataraj/
At midnight she began returning to their quarters, when she witnessed from the staircase window a bizarre scene, a solemn procession of black-clad acolytes approach Nataraja and conduct a mock satanic ritual blood sacrifice of a young woman. Access to the square was only through security gates so, whoever these dark figures were, they were authorized to be there. The next day a video appeared on Facebook made from the 3rd floor stairwell of CERN's office Building 40 across the square from the hotel. Bedlam erupted online over the video so CERN officials had to issue a statement proclaiming it a prank. The Guardian oddly reported the incident, "Spokeswoman at high temple of particle physics suggests ‘scientific users’ of the Geneva facility ‘let their humour go too far’ with staging of occult rite...The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has launched an investigation into a video filmed at night on its Geneva campus depicting a mock ritual human sacrifice. The video, which circulated online, shows several individuals in black cloaks gathering in a main square at Europe’s top physics lab, in what appears to be a re-enactment of an occult ceremony. The video includes the staged “stabbing” of a woman. It is filmed from the perspective of a secret viewer watching from a window above who, as the ceremony reaches its climax, lets out a string of expletives and flees with the camera still running. The ceremony appears to have been staged in front of a statue of the Hindu deity Shiva that is on permanent display at the complex, home of the Large Hadron Collider. “These scenes were filmed on our premises but without official permission or knowledge,” a Cern spokeswoman told Agence France-Presse in an email. “Cern does not condone this type of spoof, which can give rise to misunderstandings about the scientific nature of our work.” The “investigation” under way was an “internal matter”, she said. The video has raised questions about security on Cern’s campus. Asked to detail the security procedures surrounding access to the campus, the Cern spokeswoman said: “Cern IDs are checked systematically at each entry to the Cern site whether it is night or day.” She further indicated that those responsible for the prank had access badges. “Cern welcomes every year thousands of scientific users from all over the world and sometimes some of them let their humour go too far. This is what happened on this occasion,” the email said. The spokeswoman was not available to comment the possible identity of those responsible. Geneva police told AFP they had been in contact with Cern about the video but were not involved in an official investigation. Cern hosts machinery carrying out some of the world’s most elaborate particle research, including an enormously powerful proton smasher trying to find previously undiscovered particles. With Agence France-Presse": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M667gqmkOc&t=291s
Alice found it peculiar that CERN would conduct an "internal investigation" in which no doubt the laboratory and all ritual participants would be absolved of any wrongdoing. At its weird dedication ceremonies, Switzerland's Gotthard Base Tunnel "The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel was unveiled with a bizarre ceremony featuring a goat-man [Baphomet] who dies and is resurrected, women simulating sex with each other and drone-like human workers marching to a rhythmic drum beat." They hired performers to enact "dramatic displays" under an all-seeing eye, enacting demonic secret society rituals, some clad in elaborate costumes, others only in underwear.: http://www.wnd.com/2016/06/new-tunnel-christened-by-bizarre-demonic-ceremony/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QF3Kvb1u94
In general relativity, an event horizon is a boundary in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer. In layman's terms, it is defined as 'the point of no return', i.e., the point at which the gravitational pull becomes so great as to make escape impossible. An event horizon is most commonly associated with black holes. It may represent an end of time.
The Mandela Effect likely got its name from all those who remember learning that South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela died in prison. People exhibit the Mandela Effect by recalling different song lyrics, subtle logo changes, TV show details, or movie highlights. For some it can be even more dramatic: vivid memories of a celebrity death like Willie Nelson, Doris Day, Keith Richards, Carol Channing, or Zsa Zsa Gabor. Others cite Colorado Flat Tops Wilderness Area Trappers Lake Lodge, rescued by firefighters during the Big Fish fire in 2002, or only the stone fireplace and flagpole remaining. In your time stream, are there Berenstain Bears or Berenstein Bears? What does Snow White's queen say to her mirror? Does bible wine go into new bottles or new wineskins? Do lambs lay down with wolves or lions? Is the Lord's Prayer the same as you learned it? Does it say debt or trespass? How do you remember Sally Field's famous Oscar line?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCnPEwvtwmY Do you recall ever seeing Sulawesi, our world's 11th-largest island? What color are C3PO's legs? What does Forrest Gump say about chocolates? In Field of Dreams, if you build it who will come? Interview with (a or the)Vampire? Sex (in or and) the City? Where did blond pig-tailed Moonraker girl Dolly's braces go? What's going on? Is it CERN? Mandela Effect: http://mandelaeffect.com/
Alice kept hoping that someday physicists would come to their senses and find a simplified description of the Cosmos without extra dimensions, black holes, quanta, and other weird stuff so normal people could understand it, but then her folks might lose their jobs.
When Abby picked her up at Albuquerque International Sunport, the first thing Alice wanted to know was, "Did my dad take good care of Bunsai?" She was not prepared for Abby's reply. "Is that your new nickname for Bonzo? Your dad couldn't have done any better. Every time I checked there was fresh food, water, and litter." Since main matters were covered, she let the name thing drop, made a mental note to tell her dad he's cool now, and inquired about new gossip. Abby wanted to hear about Europe so they bantered back and forth.
Bonzo the guinea pig just squeaked. That was unacceptable. Alice wanted Bunsai back, but no amount of bargaining, pleading, or crying would convince her parents to let her fly back to CERN. Instead, she began to formulate another option. I'm just a mirror of the milieu I perceive, she thought, so who can help me? Arkansas-born Waylor Tilson, the boy who played with fusion and netted a $50K prize for his radiation detector in 2011 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, was a geek girl's vision of Adonis, 23 as of this writing and living in Reno.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB93E-C7OPo
She talked Abby into a Reno road trip with Bonzo in Abby's beater Dodge by paying expenses with bribe money her dad gave her to quit hounding him about CERN. After an uneventful night off the strip in Vegas and with the air conditioning at full blast, 3/4s of the way en route near Walker Lake on US Route 95, she could have sworn she spotted Marty and Doc in the DeLorean, but they vanished in a flash. At UN-Reno they quickly found Waylor's lab just by asking around. He still hung out at Davidson Academy on campus where he once took both high school and college courses for free as a prodigy. Still weighing his options, he turned down offers from the Departments of Energy and Homeland Security for the device he built cheaply that did the work of one worth tens of thousands of dollars. He imagined himself an entrepreneur like Lon Musky.: http://images.mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_640x430/public/obama-taylor-wilson_5.jpg
Alice walked right up to Waylor, introduced herself and Abby, and quickly described her situation. He was immediately intrigued, while at the same time awkward about interacting with 2 bright cute girls. Alice poured on the charm and soon had him committed to lending his expertise and fusion reactor to her dilemma. Unlike the huge CERN facility, in order to promulgate spacetime variations on the order of reversing species transmigrations ala Bonsai/Bonzo, he'd have to piggyback his device onto a powerful enough particle accelerator. Even the Varian K-9 accelerator at UNLV's Harry Reid Center wasn't up to the task. He closed his eyes for a few moments and grabbed his chin deep in thought. "Your answer is close to home," he blurted. "What do you mean?" she asked. "Los Alamos has a strong enough linear particle accelerator." Soon 3 humans, a fusion reactor, and a caged guinea pig were crammed into the Dodge heading East and South. The A/C began blowing less cool air, then, after a couple hundred miles, quit altogether so they rolled down all the windows.
Back on US 95, Alice kept a lookout for the DeLorean. When they got to Beatty near the Nevada Test Site at sunset, Waylor asked if they could indulge him for a couple of hours. The teens looked at one another, trying to guess what he meant. All he wanted was to find a good viewpoint to scan the sky after dark. He found a rutted track his dad had shown him and they slowly drove it with lights off up to a ridgetop where a rusty gate blocked further progress. Abby switched off the engine and they all got out, except Bonzo. Alice threw a blanket over the car's roof and they climbed up to sit there. Dusk in summer lingers so they passed the time listening to the onset of night insects, admiring the silhouette of the Sierras and welcoming the cooler air. By nightfall, stars emerged in abundant glory. Among Waylor's gadgetry were a wristband Geiger counter, a strobe flashlight, and a tiny camera. Time for some geeky freaky. Off in the distance lay Groom Lake and Area 51.
A peaceful, but uneventful, 2 hours passed, yet the experience bonded Waylor and the 2 girls as friends. They chattered like monkeys the whole time on the car's roof and during the drive back down. When they returned to US 95, they were surprised to find Martin "Marty" Seamus McFly straining to push the DeLorean along the paved shoulder. "Great Scott!", hollered Emmett Lathrop "Doc" Brown. "We'll never reach 88 mph to stop Biff in Hill Valley." Just then Marty spotted the Dodge, still with its lights out. "If you put your mind to it, Doc, you can accomplish anything. Little help here?" The others left their vehicles and walked to Marty's side. "My car can't push yours to 88 mph," Abby said, as Doc opened the DeLorean's hatch, revealing its flux capacitor, and said, "Well, if we had fission material, we wouldn't need a push." Waylor spoke up, "I've got a little in the Dodge." "Do you have any idea how much power 1.21 gigawatts is?" Doc demanded. Fingering his wrist band, Waylor hesitatingly replied, "Actually, I do." Doc replied, "Radiation detector? Of course. 'Cause of all the atomic wars."
Doc gave his usual DeLorean-as-time-machine spiel, "First, you turn the time circuits on. This one tells you where your going. This one tells you where you are. This one tells you where you were. You input your destination time on this keypad. Say you want to see the signing of the Declaration of Independence or witness the birth of Christ. Here's a red-letter date in the history of science: November 5, 1955. Of course, November 5, 1955! That was the day I invented time-travel. I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the sink, and when I came to I had a revelation! A vision! A picture in my head! A picture of this! This is what makes time travel possible: the flux capacitor! It's taken me nearly thirty years and my entire family fortune to realize the vision of that day. My God, has it been that long? Things have certainly changed around here. I remember when this was all farmland as far as the eye could see! Old man Peabody owned all of this! He had this crazy idea about breeding pine trees."
Soon Waylor's fusion reactor was jury-rigged to the unit with promise of its safe return later at Los Alamos. Marty and Doc hopped in and sped away to stop Biff, but a Nevada state trooper was headed the opposite direction just as they accelerated and wheeled around to give chase. "Unit 54. In pursuit of speeder near mile marker 200, 10-31." he radioed. At precisely 88 mph the DeLorean dematerialized, leaving behind twin traces of fire. "Dispatch, cancel that, 10-22." No way he would report that and risk being the laughing stock at HQ, yet another bizarre sighting on this beat. A 13-acre huge silent black triangle glided overhead from the east. The only one of them to see it was Bonzo from his vantage point low in the back seat out the rear window. It was easily the eeriest thing he'd seen in his short life so he whistled in awe as the Geiger counter barely clicked.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frB_fXbCjes and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRxbwMfe7iY
With the naiveté of youth, they chose to enjoy their next stay in Vegas and visited the glitziest attractions, before falling into bed after 3. A late afternoon start delayed a Los Alamos ETA until the following day. When they did arrived, the DeLorean and its intrepid crew were awaiting them at the rendezvous. Marty spoke first, "Good, you're back!" "Great Scott, Einstein's clock is exactly one minute behind mine and still ticking!" said Doc too loudly, as usual.
Since this was her project, Alice took charge as much as she could, but soon realized she was out of her depth when it came to linear accelerators, fusion reactors, and flux capacitors. Waylor and Doc brainstormed together, while Marty tried his luck amusing the girls without much success. They reverted to Los Alamos jargon and he found himself commiserating with Bonzo, who relived his reverie with the triangle with occasional nods and squeaks Marty's way.
Nerds seem to find the back door to any secure location and Waylor was no exception. Los Alamos may have state-of-the-art security, but that didn't stop physicist Richard Feynman from making a game of it in the '40s and not much changed in that regard since. Doc and Waylor, as offbeat as could be in normal life, fit right in as super geeks inside the laboratory. Together they fashioned passable IDs and looked like any other team of senior and junior physicist with Doc babbling incoherently and Waylor showing proper deference. They worked their way to the inner sanctum and affixed the fusion reactor to the linear accelerator to function in tandem. Soon energy levels only ever achieved at CERN were pulsing throughout the network. Waylor fine tuned his device deftly with utmost precision so Doc was duly impressed. Brows furrowed among cognoscenti, but never did any suspicion fall on the interlopers. With a flair for the dramatic, Waylor raised his left hand over his head and, like a maestro, brought it down in perfect time with an electrical hiccup that signaled a 2nd anomaly. They removed the piggybacked device and calmly exited the complex.
At Alice's home, people and pets returned to normal. "Just where have you been?" she queried the rabbit. Bonsai tried to answer her but there were no words.
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."—Albert Einstein. As Mahatma Gandhi once said in the midst of his campaign to create a free and self-governing India: "I have so much to do today I will need to meditate twice as long!"
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2019.07.31 00:57 anti-ZOG-sci-fry Forever on the Non-Event Horizon

Forever on the Non-Event Horizon
by Jayge 8^J
Historians cite Socrates saying, "Wisdom begins in wonder." and Khalil Gibran saying, "Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge." "Know Thyself" predates them and was inscribed at Delphi.
Alice Wunderkind grew up in an artificial community of scientists and engineers on the grounds of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her grandfather worked there on the Manhattan Project in the early 1940s and both her parents Leo and Lane had careers that involved migration among various cyclotron, synchrotron, linear, and other accelerator facilities in the high energy physics network. When her mom took a yearlong sabbatical at CERN in Switzerland, 17-year-old Alice opted to join her for a change of pace in Europe.
Immediately envisioning layovers in exiting cities like New York, London, or Paris, she was brought down to Earth when Lane told her, "We won't be in any city long enough to leave the airport. Trust me, you'll just want to get there." Still, the mundaneness of switching planes in Denver and DC was quite a jolt for her, but at least this route let them stay with the same airline.
At first, she intended to bring her pet rabbit Bunsai along, but the rigors of travel and quarantine seemed too much to put him through so she entrusted his care to Leo and printed detailed instructions for him. Recalling his scientific absent-mindedness, she asked her classmate friend Abby to periodically check on Bunsai's welfare.
Of all days to leave, they were scheduled to depart Albuquerque 7:10am 21 August 2017, total solar eclipse day, and wouldn't arrive in Geneva until 7:40 the following morning. If they were to see the eclipse at all, it was likely within an hour after they leave Denver. For just over 90 minutes the Moon's darkest shadow would race across America, revealing the Sun's corona to 5 state capitals (flights: 7:10a-8:29a, 10:55a-4:19p, 5:30p-7:40a ; totality: 10:17a PDT - 2:47p EDT ; 5 state capitals: Salem OR, Lincoln NE, Jefferson City MO, Nashville TN, Columbia SC).
Their first flight left on time and arrived in Denver about 8:30 with over 150 minutes until their next leg. Lane was preoccupied with emails to colleagues so Alice said she'd wander around. "Just make sure you're back in time," was all she was told.
Monday morning was quiet at Denver International Airport which Alice renamed "Dead In Arrival" with its airport code DEN rechristened "Dead Extraterrestrial Nexus." None of the duty free shops were open yet so she meandered thru the terminal until she found a short vacant hallway and an unlocked door. A well-lit stairway led down several flights to a cavernous space flanked with large machinery she couldn't identify and a steady hum of power generation.
Little did Alice know that a 2004 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed "that United Airlines, Inc. is involved in a DOD Air Transportation Program likely connected to COG [Continuity of Government]. This contract would allow United Airlines to fly VIPs, sitting Senators, Congressmen, and top-level officials to-and-from the main COG hub located on DIA grounds."
DIA is infamous for its artwork which fuels conspiracists: "Blucifer," the Murderous Mustang; unnerving "Vorticity"; "Interior Garden," said to cover an Illuminati bunker; multi-paneled "Children of the World Dream of Peace" filled with Freemason symbolism including a machine-gun-armed soldier impaling a dove; "In Peace and Harmony with Nature" contrasting bountifulness and diversity of natural life with extinction of animals and cultures; "Balustrade"; gargoyles, and more.
Alice was woefully unprepared for what she saw next. Door BE64B opened onto an illuminated sleek Maglev rail platform whose tracks vanished in the gloom beyond. Signage was plentiful, but arcane, abstruse and resembled nothing with which she was familiar. It felt otherworldly alien. Where did it lead and for whom was it built? Parts of Alice didn't want to know. She meandered onto the platform and peered at the map sign, which vaguely looked like a cross between a flowchart and a ragged spider's web. Did it symbolize a subway network? she wondered. If so, where were the other nodes? What could be the main trunk wove from lower left to upper right with dozens of branches in all directions. Suddenly, an insight clicked. Was this an underground U.S. map? The idea sent chills running up and down her spine.
Just then, a Humvee rounded one of the platform's structures and sped in her direction, its high beams penetrating her surrounding zone of comfort. Time to retrace her steps pronto! She ran to the spot she entered this level. On its inner side the door read T-47 M and she began leaping up the stairs 2 and 3 at a time. How many stairwells had she descended? She didn't know.
At a certain point in her ascent, the stairs felt different so she knew she was back at the terminal concourse where she started. Mixed jog-walking over to the TSA booths, she strode up to the one for passengers without carry-on luggage and handed the agent her ticket. He gave it a quick once-over, then waived her through. A couple of minutes later she found her mother, much like she had left her. "You look flushed. Are you OK?" Deciding now was not the time to reveal what she had witnessed, she just nodded and slumped into a nearby seat. The minutes passed slowly and eventually their flight to DC was announced ready for boarding.
While taxiing, a flight attendant demonstrated seatbelt operation and pointed out the exits, but who really pays attention? Soon they were airborne and the captain did his cursory welcome with weather report and announced they would fly through both the penumbra and umbra moon shadows. Because of their Eastward speed, they would experience totality slightly longer than those on the ground. He said to enjoy the twilight effect and cautioned not to look at the sun at all, which was unlikely unless the plane banked because the sun and moon would be nearly overhead. Great, thought Alice. A solar eclipse of a lifetime without even seeing it. Lane pulled out her tablet and accessed NASA's Live Stream of the event and they watched it together.
The sky darkened slowly and then suddenly it was twilight with a few stars and planets visible for about 2 minutes before the process reversed. Alice experienced the oddest feeling of her young life and clung close to her mother. Later, the captain mentioned they were flying over the nexus of the Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio Rivers, which looked like greenish-brown ribbons from 35,000 feet. Alice dozed for a while and then they began the descent into DC's Reagan airport. Lane pointed out various landmarks that Alice was seeing for the first time.
Rested and with a couple of hours to kill, Alice again opted to stroll around. DCA she quickly repurposed as Dunce Cap Actor since Reagan was said to not be very bright. This time the duty free shops were open, but she soon grew bored of them and found herself people-watching. She wondered how many were politicians and imagined conversations she might have with them. At one point a phalanx of Secret Service agents, quite obvious by their suits, shades, and earpieces, hastened by with merely a glance Alice's way. It didn't appear they were accompanying any VIP, but she thought she glimpsed 2 of them momentarily shape-shift, yet she couldn't be sure. She tried to nonchalantly follow them, but a fierce rearward glare from one of the 'shape-shifters' nixed that idea.
Despite the aura of jetset elite, airport terminals were universally bland and tedious. Some tried to liven up the experience of waiting for flights with flashy artwork, but that technique was marginally successful at best. A display describing the city's prominent monuments next caught her eye so she dawdled there awhile. The Masonic symbol graced the bottom of the text with its distinctive capital G inside a compass opened to 47° and a builder's square, signifying both the 47th Problem of Euclid on basing a square and the 47° arc of the tropics, 23.5° North and South of the Equator. She noted that the Washington Monument, the largest stone obelisk in the world, was 555 feet, 5 and an eighth inches tall. "There are 132 rooms, 32 bathrooms, and 6 levels to accommodate all the people who live in, work in, and visit the White House. There are also 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 7 staircases, and 3 elevators."
Stifling a yawn, Alice returned to where she left her mom, but Lane wasn't there. Restroom was her first thought so she waited a few minutes, then went off in search of her. Reagan was a big airport in which to locate someone. She found her at a bank of windows with a partial view of a departure runway. In single file jetliners awaited their turn to throttle up and take to the sky. They watched together silently until soon it was time for theirs.
Settling in, Alice had the window seat so after takeoff, as the skies darkened for the 2nd time that day, the myriad of lights reminded her of star clusters. Haze prevented her from seeing more than 100 miles or so, but that was enough. Dinner and beverages were served, then the movie began, Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2. It was just OK. Green, blue, metallic, animal, and insect characters, meh, but Baby Groot was kinda cute voiced by Vin Diesel.
Alice awoke from restless sleep not long after Europe was visible below. A CERN driver met them in baggage claim with a cart so they only carried what they wished and walked with him to the lot. The drive to CERN's campus was quiet and Alice pressed her nose to the window eager to see her new surroundings.
"CERN is built on the former site of a temple to Apollyon, who is referenced in the book of Revelation as the king of the horde of the 'bottomless pit'. Scripture says the key to the pit will be given in the end times and when it is opened something terrible will come through. There is documented evidence that CERN seeks to open doors to other dimensions, they openly admit it. They have also released videos which indicate these intentions, along with other occult messages, as well as erecting the statue of Shiva (the destroyer) who is synonymous with Satan (according to occult scholars).
All of this combined with other prophecy being fulfilled in modern times is an overwhelming sign of the times. People need to do a little digging and open their eyes, no need to take anyone's word for it, the evidence is all there.
Unfortunately most just scoff at the idea of anything beyond their well-programmed existence, they trust in the 'wisdom' of men and science. They put their faith in what they can see but don't realize that most of what they see is manufactured deception, making them blind to the truth.
The LHC will not generate black holes in the cosmological sense. However, some theories suggest that the formation of tiny ‘quantum’ black holes may be possible. The observation of such an event would be thrilling in terms of our understanding of the Universe; and would be perfectly safe.
As far as we know, we live in four dimensions, three of space and one of time. But experimentalists at the Large Hadron Collider are looking for evidence that the universe contains more than that. The existence of extra dimensions could explain some puzzling properties of the universe.
Physicists know about four forces that govern the way particles interact: electromagnetism, the strong and weak nuclear forces, and gravity. Gravity is by far the weakest. Think about sticking a magnet to a refrigerator door. The magnet can respond to the electromagnetic force that attracts it to the door. Or it can respond to the gravitational force of the Earth below. If you let it go at a short enough distance, it sticks straight to the door, ignoring the entire planet beneath it.
Physicists wonder why gravity seems so much weaker than the other three forces. One possibility is that we’re only experiencing a fraction of it. It could be that the gravitational force acts partially in another dimension, or many extra dimensions, that we can’t perceive. Knowing more about gravity could help physicists seeking to form a so-called theory of everything, a theory that combines the four forces into one.
Extra dimensions would not necessarily consist of alternate worlds, as depicted in science fiction. They could simply be too small for us to see. To understand how this would work, imagine walking along a tightrope. You are able to move only forwards and backwards without falling. In this situation, it is almost as if you exist in just one dimension of space.
However, an ant walking along the same tightrope has a different point of view. The ant is able to move forwards and backwards but also around the tightrope. To such a small creature, a tightrope exists in two spatial dimensions instead of just one.
Even if extra dimensions are small, they can still have an effect on how we experience the world. Scientists think that finding evidence of extra dimensions could help answer some of their questions about gravity, still one of the most mysterious forces in the universe.
Finding evidence of extra dimensions could also give credence to theories of physics beyond the Standard Model. Models of string theory, for example, require the existence of at least 11 dimensions.
Discovering extra dimensions could give scientists clues about the mysterious workings of gravity and could help them to unify the forces or determine the validity of string theory. It could also raise more questions about ways other dimensions shape the world around us." from mydailyinformer.com.
Lurelena Klerwing grew up ever in the shadow of her famous TV actor cousin and it drove her crazy. He played the "Fonz", ultra-cool, vain biker bro and babe-magnet with his trademark "Heyyy", but it was all a façade. In reality, she was a chic whiz MS, while he was just an NYC Jewish mama's boy, who couldn't ride a motorbike without crashing it. She felt like she had to overachieve to prove herself, with dual doctorates in nuclear and computer engineering to get recognition. As a post-doc she worked in high energy physics laboratories, currently as CERN Data Centre Director responsible for server farm evolution. This too was a stepping stone to overcome Fonz envy.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQc9L2RbQkw
Arrival day for Lane and Alice at the main Meyrin site was fortuitous because the proton beams had been aligned and were ready for collision. The ATLAS detector was conducting an experiment. "A search for the direct production of charginos and neutalinos in final stages with at least two hadronically decaying tau leptons is presented. The analysis uses a dataset of pp collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb^-1 recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of √s = 13 TeV. No significant deviation from the Standard Model background expectation is observed. Limits are derived in scenarios of..." Alice was delighted to discover her namesake "ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment)...a heavy-ion detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ring" for detecting "quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter thought to have formed just after the big bang."
The anomaly occurred just as engineers were incrementally raising luminosity to 14 TeV. Lights flickered and the steady hum of the ring subsided. Dismay played upon the visage of several technicians. Something was wrong. Later they'd learn that tachyons had interrupted the beam with quirky consequences. It'll take those gomers days to be ready again for my services, Lurelena mused. Might as well pack some lederhosen, go climb Jungfrau, and hone my yodel. In her cross-dressing family, she donned the pants while Heinrich wore skirts. She also preferred indoor work environments where she could see her breath, what she called her Deep Freeze. In Nerd Labs Land she was known as the Frigid Witch with a Kelvin Switch. They tended to avoid her Deep Freeze zone as much as they could, which was just as well with her.
Lane indicated they had best leave the ring area for their hotel room in Building 39 on the surface. She decided it was best to send Alice home sooner than planned. That night Alice had trouble sleeping and got up to wander the compound, marveling at all she had experienced so far. In the square was a 2m tall bronze sculpture of Hindu Śiva Nataraja 'lord of dance'. "A special plaque next to the Shiva statue at CERN explains the significance of the metaphor of Shiva’s cosmic dance with several quotations from The Tao of Physics. Here is the text of the plaque: [Known as the Nataraja, this particular form of the Dancing Shiva is one of the greatest gifts to the world of art. Shiva symbolises "Shakti" or life force, in the Hindu Trinity. He is the Creator, the Sustainer, and the Destroyer. Beyond the Nataraja's artistic form lies a profound meaning to be comprehended at many levels. The Nataraja in Ananda Tandava shows Him dancing the universe into existence, sustaining it with His rhythm and dancing it to extinction. Creation is sparked by the vibration of the drum in the right hand; protection of sustenance by the open palm of the front right arm, a gesture of assurance that grants freedom from fear. The fire in the left arm dissolves the universe while the front left arm points downward to the lifted left leg, the solace of the worlds. The dwarf representing ignorance is trampled under the right leg. The aureole represents the cosmos, the sun, moon and stars revolving in perpetual and fiery motion.] Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, seeing beyond the unsurpassed rhythm, beauty, power and grace of the Nataraja, once wrote of it “It is the clearest image of the activity of God which any art or religion can boast of.” More recently, Fritjof Capra explained that “Modern physics has shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of all living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter,” and that “For the modern physicists, then, Shiva’s dance is the dance of subatomic matter.” It is indeed as Capra concluded: “Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics.”" http://www.sanskritimagazine.com/vedic_science/shivas-cosmic-dance-nataraj-at-cern/ and https://hinduexistence.org/2012/07/14/god-particle-cern-lord-shiva-nataraj/
At midnight she began returning to their quarters, when she witnessed from the staircase window a bizarre scene, a solemn procession of black-clad acolytes approach Nataraja and conduct a mock satanic ritual blood sacrifice of a young woman. Access to the square was only through security gates so, whoever these dark figures were, they were authorized to be there. The next day a video appeared on Facebook made from the 3rd floor stairwell of CERN's office Building 40 across the square from the hotel. Bedlam erupted online over the video so CERN officials had to issue a statement proclaiming it a prank. The Guardian oddly reported the incident, "Spokeswoman at high temple of particle physics suggests ‘scientific users’ of the Geneva facility ‘let their humour go too far’ with staging of occult rite...The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has launched an investigation into a video filmed at night on its Geneva campus depicting a mock ritual human sacrifice. The video, which circulated online, shows several individuals in black cloaks gathering in a main square at Europe’s top physics lab, in what appears to be a re-enactment of an occult ceremony. The video includes the staged “stabbing” of a woman. It is filmed from the perspective of a secret viewer watching from a window above who, as the ceremony reaches its climax, lets out a string of expletives and flees with the camera still running. The ceremony appears to have been staged in front of a statue of the Hindu deity Shiva that is on permanent display at the complex, home of the Large Hadron Collider. “These scenes were filmed on our premises but without official permission or knowledge,” a Cern spokeswoman told Agence France-Presse in an email. “Cern does not condone this type of spoof, which can give rise to misunderstandings about the scientific nature of our work.” The “investigation” under way was an “internal matter”, she said. The video has raised questions about security on Cern’s campus. Asked to detail the security procedures surrounding access to the campus, the Cern spokeswoman said: “Cern IDs are checked systematically at each entry to the Cern site whether it is night or day.” She further indicated that those responsible for the prank had access badges. “Cern welcomes every year thousands of scientific users from all over the world and sometimes some of them let their humour go too far. This is what happened on this occasion,” the email said. The spokeswoman was not available to comment the possible identity of those responsible. Geneva police told AFP they had been in contact with Cern about the video but were not involved in an official investigation. Cern hosts machinery carrying out some of the world’s most elaborate particle research, including an enormously powerful proton smasher trying to find previously undiscovered particles. With Agence France-Presse": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M667gqmkOc&t=291s
Alice found it peculiar that CERN would conduct an "internal investigation" in which no doubt the laboratory and all ritual participants would be absolved of any wrongdoing. At its weird dedication ceremonies, Switzerland's Gotthard Base Tunnel "The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel was unveiled with a bizarre ceremony featuring a goat-man [Baphomet] who dies and is resurrected, women simulating sex with each other and drone-like human workers marching to a rhythmic drum beat." They hired performers to enact "dramatic displays" under an all-seeing eye, enacting demonic secret society rituals, some clad in elaborate costumes, others only in underwear.: http://www.wnd.com/2016/06/new-tunnel-christened-by-bizarre-demonic-ceremony/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QF3Kvb1u94
In general relativity, an event horizon is a boundary in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer. In layman's terms, it is defined as 'the point of no return', i.e., the point at which the gravitational pull becomes so great as to make escape impossible. An event horizon is most commonly associated with black holes. It may represent an end of time.
The Mandela Effect likely got its name from all those who remember learning that South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela died in prison. People exhibit the Mandela Effect by recalling different song lyrics, subtle logo changes, TV show details, or movie highlights. For some it can be even more dramatic: vivid memories of a celebrity death like Willie Nelson, Doris Day, Keith Richards, Carol Channing, or Zsa Zsa Gabor. Others cite Colorado Flat Tops Wilderness Area Trappers Lake Lodge, rescued by firefighters during the Big Fish fire in 2002, or only the stone fireplace and flagpole remaining. In your time stream, are there Berenstain Bears or Berenstein Bears? What does Snow White's queen say to her mirror? Does bible wine go into new bottles or new wineskins? Do lambs lay down with wolves or lions? Is the Lord's Prayer the same as you learned it? Does it say debt or trespass? How do you remember Sally Field's famous Oscar line?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCnPEwvtwmY Do you recall ever seeing Sulawesi, our world's 11th-largest island? What color are C3PO's legs? What does Forrest Gump say about chocolates? In Field of Dreams, if you build it who will come? Interview with (a or the)Vampire? Sex (in or and) the City? Where did blond pig-tailed Moonraker girl Dolly's braces go? What's going on? Is it CERN? Mandela Effect: http://mandelaeffect.com/
Alice kept hoping that someday physicists would come to their senses and find a simplified description of the Cosmos without extra dimensions, black holes, quanta, and other weird stuff so normal people could understand it, but then her folks might lose their jobs.
When Abby picked her up at Albuquerque International Sunport, the first thing Alice wanted to know was, "Did my dad take good care of Bunsai?" She was not prepared for Abby's reply. "Is that your new nickname for Bonzo? Your dad couldn't have done any better. Every time I checked there was fresh food, water, and litter." Since main matters were covered, she let the name thing drop, made a mental note to tell her dad he's cool now, and inquired about new gossip. Abby wanted to hear about Europe so they bantered back and forth.
Bonzo the guinea pig just squeaked. That was unacceptable. Alice wanted Bunsai back, but no amount of bargaining, pleading, or crying would convince her parents to let her fly back to CERN. Instead, she began to formulate another option. I'm just a mirror of the milieu I perceive, she thought, so who can help me? Arkansas-born Waylor Tilson, the boy who played with fusion and netted a $50K prize for his radiation detector in 2011 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, was a geek girl's vision of Adonis, 23 as of this writing and living in Reno.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB93E-C7OPo
She talked Abby into a Reno road trip with Bonzo in Abby's beater Dodge by paying expenses with bribe money her dad gave her to quit hounding him about CERN. After an uneventful night off the strip in Vegas and with the air conditioning at full blast, 3/4s of the way en route near Walker Lake on US Route 95, she could have sworn she spotted Marty and Doc in the DeLorean, but they vanished in a flash. At UN-Reno they quickly found Waylor's lab just by asking around. He still hung out at Davidson Academy on campus where he once took both high school and college courses for free as a prodigy. Still weighing his options, he turned down offers from the Departments of Energy and Homeland Security for the device he built cheaply that did the work of one worth tens of thousands of dollars. He imagined himself an entrepreneur like Lon Musky.: http://images.mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_640x430/public/obama-taylor-wilson_5.jpg
Alice walked right up to Waylor, introduced herself and Abby, and quickly described her situation. He was immediately intrigued, while at the same time awkward about interacting with 2 bright cute girls. Alice poured on the charm and soon had him committed to lending his expertise and fusion reactor to her dilemma. Unlike the huge CERN facility, in order to promulgate spacetime variations on the order of reversing species transmigrations ala Bonsai/Bonzo, he'd have to piggyback his device onto a powerful enough particle accelerator. Even the Varian K-9 accelerator at UNLV's Harry Reid Center wasn't up to the task. He closed his eyes for a few moments and grabbed his chin deep in thought. "Your answer is close to home," he blurted. "What do you mean?" she asked. "Los Alamos has a strong enough linear particle accelerator." Soon 3 humans, a fusion reactor, and a caged guinea pig were crammed into the Dodge heading East and South. The A/C began blowing less cool air, then, after a couple hundred miles, quit altogether so they rolled down all the windows.
Back on US 95, Alice kept a lookout for the DeLorean. When they got to Beatty near the Nevada Test Site at sunset, Waylor asked if they could indulge him for a couple of hours. The teens looked at one another, trying to guess what he meant. All he wanted was to find a good viewpoint to scan the sky after dark. He found a rutted track his dad had shown him and they slowly drove it with lights off up to a ridgetop where a rusty gate blocked further progress. Abby switched off the engine and they all got out, except Bonzo. Alice threw a blanket over the car's roof and they climbed up to sit there. Dusk in summer lingers so they passed the time listening to the onset of night insects, admiring the silhouette of the Sierras and welcoming the cooler air. By nightfall, stars emerged in abundant glory. Among Waylor's gadgetry were a wristband Geiger counter, a strobe flashlight, and a tiny camera. Time for some geeky freaky. Off in the distance lay Groom Lake and Area 51.
A peaceful, but uneventful, 2 hours passed, yet the experience bonded Waylor and the 2 girls as friends. They chattered like monkeys the whole time on the car's roof and during the drive back down. When they returned to US 95, they were surprised to find Martin "Marty" Seamus McFly straining to push the DeLorean along the paved shoulder. "Great Scott!", hollered Emmett Lathrop "Doc" Brown. "We'll never reach 88 mph to stop Biff in Hill Valley." Just then Marty spotted the Dodge, still with its lights out. "If you put your mind to it, Doc, you can accomplish anything. Little help here?" The others left their vehicles and walked to Marty's side. "My car can't push yours to 88 mph," Abby said, as Doc opened the DeLorean's hatch, revealing its flux capacitor, and said, "Well, if we had fission material, we wouldn't need a push." Waylor spoke up, "I've got a little in the Dodge." "Do you have any idea how much power 1.21 gigawatts is?" Doc demanded. Fingering his wrist band, Waylor hesitatingly replied, "Actually, I do." Doc replied, "Radiation detector? Of course. 'Cause of all the atomic wars."
Doc gave his usual DeLorean-as-time-machine spiel, "First, you turn the time circuits on. This one tells you where your going. This one tells you where you are. This one tells you where you were. You input your destination time on this keypad. Say you want to see the signing of the Declaration of Independence or witness the birth of Christ. Here's a red-letter date in the history of science: November 5, 1955. Of course, November 5, 1955! That was the day I invented time-travel. I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the sink, and when I came to I had a revelation! A vision! A picture in my head! A picture of this! This is what makes time travel possible: the flux capacitor! It's taken me nearly thirty years and my entire family fortune to realize the vision of that day. My God, has it been that long? Things have certainly changed around here. I remember when this was all farmland as far as the eye could see! Old man Peabody owned all of this! He had this crazy idea about breeding pine trees."
Soon Waylor's fusion reactor was jury-rigged to the unit with promise of its safe return later at Los Alamos. Marty and Doc hopped in and sped away to stop Biff, but a Nevada state trooper was headed the opposite direction just as they accelerated and wheeled around to give chase. "Unit 54. In pursuit of speeder near mile marker 200, 10-31." he radioed. At precisely 88 mph the DeLorean dematerialized, leaving behind twin traces of fire. "Dispatch, cancel that, 10-22." No way he would report that and risk being the laughing stock at HQ, yet another bizarre sighting on this beat. A 13-acre huge silent black triangle glided overhead from the east. The only one of them to see it was Bonzo from his vantage point low in the back seat out the rear window. It was easily the eeriest thing he'd seen in his short life so he whistled in awe as the Geiger counter barely clicked.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frB_fXbCjes and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRxbwMfe7iY
With the naiveté of youth, they chose to enjoy their next stay in Vegas and visited the glitziest attractions, before falling into bed after 3. A late afternoon start delayed a Los Alamos ETA until the following day. When they did arrived, the DeLorean and its intrepid crew were awaiting them at the rendezvous. Marty spoke first, "Good, you're back!" "Great Scott, Einstein's clock is exactly one minute behind mine and still ticking!" said Doc too loudly, as usual.
Since this was her project, Alice took charge as much as she could, but soon realized she was out of her depth when it came to linear accelerators, fusion reactors, and flux capacitors. Waylor and Doc brainstormed together, while Marty tried his luck amusing the girls without much success. They reverted to Los Alamos jargon and he found himself commiserating with Bonzo, who relived his reverie with the triangle with occasional nods and squeaks Marty's way.
Nerds seem to find the back door to any secure location and Waylor was no exception. Los Alamos may have state-of-the-art security, but that didn't stop physicist Richard Feynman from making a game of it in the '40s and not much changed in that regard since. Doc and Waylor, as offbeat as could be in normal life, fit right in as super geeks inside the laboratory. Together they fashioned passable IDs and looked like any other team of senior and junior physicist with Doc babbling incoherently and Waylor showing proper deference. They worked their way to the inner sanctum and affixed the fusion reactor to the linear accelerator to function in tandem. Soon energy levels only ever achieved at CERN were pulsing throughout the network. Waylor fine tuned his device deftly with utmost precision so Doc was duly impressed. Brows furrowed among cognoscenti, but never did any suspicion fall on the interlopers. With a flair for the dramatic, Waylor raised his left hand over his head and, like a maestro, brought it down in perfect time with an electrical hiccup that signaled a 2nd anomaly. They removed the piggybacked device and calmly exited the complex.
At Alice's home, people and pets returned to normal. "Just where have you been?" she queried the rabbit. Bonsai tried to answer her but there were no words.
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."—Albert Einstein. As Mahatma Gandhi once said in the midst of his campaign to create a free and self-governing India: "I have so much to do today I will need to meditate twice as long!"
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2018.11.30 01:08 Ainsoph777 John Tyler President of the United States, from 1841 to 1845, was close with Jesuits Charles Constantine Pise SJ, and James A Ryder SJ

" John Tyler (March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862)[1] was the tenth President of the United States from 1841 to 1845 after briefly being the tenth Vice President (1841); he was elected to the latter officeon the 1840 Whig) ticket with President William Henry Harrison. Tyler ascended to the presidency after Harrison's death in April 1841, only a month after the start of the new administration. He was a supporter of states' rights, and as president he adopted nationalist policies only when they did not infringe on the powers of the states. His unexpected rise to the presidency, with the resulting threat to the presidential ambitions of Henry Clay and other politicians, left him estranged from both major political parties.
Tyler, born to a prominent Virginia family, became a national figure at a time of political upheaval. In the 1820s the nation's only political party, the Democratic-Republicans, split into factions. He was initially a Democrat, but opposed Andrew Jackson during the Nullification Crisis, seeing Jackson's actions as infringing upon states' rights, and criticized Jackson's expansion of executive power during the Bank War. This led Tyler to ally with the Whig Party. Tyler served as a Virginia state legislator, governor, U.S. representative, and U.S. senator. He was put on the 1840 presidential ticket to attract states' rights Southerners to a Whig coalition to defeat Martin Van Buren's re-election bid."

"Charles Constantine Pise, SJ, (1801–1866)[1] was a Roman Catholic priest and writer.
Born in Annapolis, Maryland, on 22 November 1801, "the son of an Italian father and a mother who came from an old Philadelphia family,"[2] he was educated at Georgetown College) in Washington, D.C., sent to Rome to continue studies, and entered the Society of Jesus as a novice.[1] He left the Jesuits when the death of his father caused him to return to the United States and was ordained a diocesan priest in 1825.[3]
From 1821-22 he attended Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. During his stay there, his classmates included three future archbishops: John McCloskey, John Baptist Purcell, and John Hughes).[2]
He wrote several works in prose and verse, and was a distinguished lecturer and preacher.[1] Among his many literary works, he wrote three Catholic devotional novels and one semi-fictional work, Letters to Ada.[2]
Between 1827-30, he published a five-volume History of the Church from Its Establishment to the Present Century (although the work stopped at the 16th century). In honor of this effort, Pope Gregory XVI made him a knight of the Sacred Palace and Count Palatine, "the first time these honors had come to an American." At this point, he was also made a knight of the Holy Roman Empire and was granted a Doctor of Divinity degree by examination.[2]
During these years, Pise was an assistant at St. Patrick's Church) in Washington, DC.[2] Henry Clay arranged for him to be appointed Chaplain of the Senate. Pise served as Chaplain from 1832-33.[2] Pise was the first (and, to date, only) Roman Catholic United States Senate Chaplain, coming into that office on December 11, 1832.[1]
Answering objections to the presence of a Catholic in such a prominent government role, and prefiguring a similar speech by John F. Kennedy more than 125 years later, on July 4, 1833, Pise made "an eloquent address" before the Maryland House of Delegates describing in what sense he felt an American Roman Catholic owed 'allegiance' to the Pope.[2]In 1849, he was assigned as rector) at Saint Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn, New York; he died in Brooklyn on May 26, 1866.[4]

Appraisal

Pise had a career of such prominence that it was unusual he was not made a bishop. One biographer suggests that his friendship with Catholic intellectual Orestes Brownson may have been the problem, at a time when the American Church was turning away from intellectualism as a result of growing Irish domination. Alternatively, the same biographer suggests that it may have been an anti-Irish, anti-Jesuit streak in Ambrose Maréchal, Bishop of Baltimore, which led him to suppress this logical cap to Pise's career.[2]" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Constantine_Pise

"James Ryder was born in Dublin, Ireland on October 8, 1800. After the death of his father, he came to the United States with his mother and enrolled in Georgetown College in 1813. Two years later he entered the Society of Jesus at Whitemarsh, MD. He was sent with Rev. Mulledy and five other Jesuits to Rome for philosophical and theological studies. He was ordained a priest in Rome in 1825. Rev. Ryder became known as a great administrator and eloquent preacher. He served twice as President of Georgetown College from 1840 to 1845 and again from 1848 to 1851. Concurrently, he was Provincial of the Maryland Province from 1843 to 1845.
In 1845 he became President of Holy Cross and during his presidency he added the East wing to the original Fenwick building. He left Holy Cross in 1848 and served in Jesuit churches in Virginia and Pennsylvania. He died at the Jesuit church of St. Joseph in Philadelphia on January 12, 1860."
https://www.holycross.edu/archives-and-special-collections/rev-james-ryder-sj




Quoting of the book The Bicentennial History of Georgetown University: From academy to university, 1789-1889, : by Robert Emmett Curran

"Even before Harrison's inauguration, Ryder had already paid his respects to the weary president-elect. Then, a month after Harrison's inauguration, James Ryder and George Fenwick took part in the funeral that followed his brief fight with pneumonia. With Harrison's successor, John Tyler, a Virginian, Ryder also developed a warm relationship. (The president's sister became a Catholic that spring.) Tyler himself became a regular participant in the commencement ceremonies and recommended students to the college, including his son, Tazewell, who boarded there for nearly two years, from 1843 to 1845. Even after President Tyler left office, Ryder remained his close supporter. In 1859, long retired from Georgetown, Ryder was a key agent in an abortive attempt to revive the "party-less" Tyler's fortunes as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate. 92 (When Tyler had become a "man without a party" in 1844, his successor, James K. Polk(Scottish Rite Mason), continued Tyler's practice of presiding at the Georgetown College commencement; and he enrolled his nephew there in 1845.) During President Tyler's term, Ryder was pleased that the Congress approved a bill which in 1844 formally incorporated "Georgetown College" so that its trustees could be recognized as legal agents able to accept and manage property and funds without limit, powers that the original charter of 1815 had not conveyed. It is likely that the manager of the bill in the Senate was William D. Merrick of Maryland (the brother-in-law of Father William Matthews), who was a member of the Standing Committee on the District of Columbia, under whose jurisdiction such matters fell. Under the terms of the incorporation a seal, first devised by William DuBourg in the late 1790s, was now formally adopted for the legal transactions of the institution. That seal incorporates the heraldic eagle used on the Great Seal of the United States, substituting in its talons the earth's globe and the cross for the nation's arrows and olive branch. The financial condition of the college improved dramatically during Ryder's first term. The institution's debt, approximately $20,000 when he became president in 1840, had virtually been liquidated by 1842.93 The financial records for the period are very incomplete. Some of the debt amortization appears to have resulted from a change in bookkeeping methods rather than from financial improvements, since the province decided to take over the debts of both Georgetown College and St. Johns Literary Institute in 1841.94 It is highly possible, however, that some of this reduction also stemmed from the monies Ryder earned through his lectures. He may also have used his wide-ranging travels and contacts to raise money. In 1852, after he was transferred to Philadelphia, he secured permission to go to California to raise money for a new Jesuit college in Philadelphia and came back with $5,000. 95 It is hardly likely that was Ryder's first fund-raising trip."

"During his time as Georgetown rector, Ryder cultivated good relations with the federal government and promoted the college in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. He had a warm relationship with President John Tyler, who participated in commencement ceremonies and sent his son to Georgetown. Curran speculates that Ryder used speaker’s fees to improve the financial strength of the college. And in 1852 he raised $5,000 on a fund-raising trip to California for St. Joseph’s College. Ryder also built Holy Trinity church in Georgetown, completed in 1852.118" source : https://jesuits.org/Assets/Publications/File/Studies_Spring_2014_46-1.pdf


" John Tyler, of Virginia, gratefully remembered by the College, had become President of the United States by the unexpected decease of General Harrison. He honored Georgetown College on this occasion, and dispensed the diplomas and premiums, thus paying the highest respect to religion and literature. The honor was highly appreciated by the College, as Congress was then in session, and the President overwhelmed with public duties...... The annual College exhibition was attended by John Tyler, President of the United States, who was received with all due honor by the Archbishop of Baltimore and the president of Georgetown. " - Memorial of the First Century of Georgetown College, D. C. , John Gilmary Shea

"Charles Constantine Pise

" : Priest, poet, and prose writer, b. at Annapolis, Maryland, 22 Nov., 1801; d. at Brooklyn, New York, 26 May, 1866. He was educated at Georgetown College, and was for some time a member of the Society of Jesus. He taught rhetoric at Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Md., where John Hughes, afterwards Archbishop of New York, was among his pupils. In 1825 he was ordained to the priesthood and officiated for some time at the cathedral in Baltimore. He afterwards served at St. Patrick's Church, Washington, as assistant pastor, and while there was elected (11 Dec., 1832) chaplain to the United States Senate — the only Catholic priest hitherto appointed to that office. He was a personal friend of President Tyler(!). In 1848 he became a pastor of St. Peter's church, New York; he had previously been assistant pastor in the same church under the vicar-general, Dr. Powers. In 1849 he was appointed pastor of St. Charles Borromeo's, Brooklyn where he officiated until his death. Dr. Pise wrote several works in prose and verse, among them being: "A History of the Catholic Church (5 vols., 1829); "Father Rowland" (1829); "Alethia, or Letters on the Truth of Catholic Doctrines" (1845); "St. Ignatius and His First Companions" (1845); "Christianity and the Church" (1850). His "Clara", a poem of the fifteenth century, and "Montezuma", a drama, were never published. He contributed to the magazine literature of the day, was a distinguished lecturer and preacher, and a writer of Latin verse."http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12116a.htm

Charles Constantine Pise SJ, a personal friend of President John Tyler, and the only Catholic Priest to ever serve as chaplain to the United States senate, confirmed my suspicion that Sir Francis Bacon was an agent of the Jesuits!

Pise in his book Saint Ignatius and His First Companions, writes " It is asserted that their system (The Jesuits)was defective, and that a new and better one has since been adopted. This surely cannot be meant in reference to moral instruction; and with regard to literary education, before the modern system can be pronounced preferable to theirs, it must have produced orators more eloquent, poets more perfect, philosophers more profound, literary men more accomplished, than those of preceding ages. At all events, this fact must be conceded : that, for the times, their schools were incomparably the best. Bacon and Grotius—two unquestionable authorities—have borne testimony to their worth and excellence. The former(Bacon), in his work On the Progress of the Sciences, writes in these terms : " When I consider their tact and ability to train up youth in the sciences and good morals, I remember the expression of Agislaus in reference to Pharnabazus : Being what you are, would that you were ours."* And, in another place, "As regards the subject of education, every thing may be said in a few words : Look at the schools of the Jesuits ; nothing can be better than their system." "

here is a post Ive made on the topic : https://www.reddit.com/RomeRules/comments/9116gp/sir_francis_bacon_was_johann_valentin_andreae_on/

John Tyler had many Catholic conversions in his family as well.. quoting from "Notes on Some Convert Relatives of the Presidents" Author: Scannell O'Neill Source: The Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Apr., 1916), pp. 66-72,Published by: Catholic University of America Press, we see a list of members of President John Tyler's family who have converted to Catholicism.

" JOHN TYLER:
MRS. JULIA GARDINER TYLER (1820-1889), widow of President John Tyler.
PEARL TYLER, daughter of the above, and wife of William Munford Ellis, and her daughter.
MARTHA JEFFERSON TYLER WAGGAMAN (1782-1855), the wife of Theodore E. Waggaman, Washington (who was also a convert), was a daughter of Governor John Tyler, of Virginia, and a sister of the President.
MISS SARA WAGGAMAN (1818-1905), daughter of the above-in religion, Sister Mary Regis, of the Sisters of the Visitation, Georgetown, D. C. Miss Waggaman was for some years the mistress of the White House.
Miss MOLLY ELLIOTT SEWELL, the novelist, a grand-niece of President Tyler "

James K Polk( a Scottish Rite Mason) , John Tyler's successor as President continued Tyler's tradition of speaking at Jesuit Georgetown University! Quoting from The Bicentennial History of Georgetown University: From academy to university, 1789-1889, : by Robert Emmett Curran "James K. Polk, continued Tyler's practice of presiding at the Georgetown College commencement; and he enrolled his nephew there in 1845.) "

Now here are James Polk's family members who converted to Catholicism


source : (https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/25011388.pdf)

President James Polk initiated diplomatic relations between the Vatican and the United States. " In 1848, President James K. Polk appointed Jacob I. Martin as chargé d’affaires (a diplomatic envoy below the ambassadorial level) to the Papal States, thereby extending to the Pope the formal de jure recognition of the United States. Mr. Martin presented his credentials to Pope Pius IX on August 19, 1848. Five representatives succeeded him, the last being Rufus King who retired from his post in 1867. Mr. King’s departure would signal the beginning of a 74 year interregnum during which there was no American diplomatic representation to the Pope. " source : https://s3.amazonaws.com/caa-production/attachments/111/C_Pages57to62_Melady.pdf?1366918870

Father James A Ryder SJ, the personal friend of President John Tyler, was the founder of the Philademic Society at Jesuit Georgetown University. Charles Constantine Pise SJ, another Jesuit Priest who was personal friends with President John Tyler was a member of the Jesuit Philademic Society!

" The Philodemic Society is a student debating organization and literary society at Georgetown University. It was founded in 1830 by Father James Ryder, S.J., in whose honor an award is given every Spring at the Merrick Debate. The Philodemic is among the oldest such societies in the United States,[3] and is the oldest secular student organization at Georgetown.[4] The society's motto, "Eloquentiam Libertati Devinctam" reminds its members that they are pursuing Eloquence in Defense of Liberty.[5] .... In 1830, students under the leadership of Father James A. Ryder, S.J., later elevated to university president, founded the Philodemic Society. The only other student group at that time was a religious group, the Soldality of Our Lady. The society's first debate was on the topic of "Napoleon Bonaparte or General Washington: Which was the better man?"(!!!)[7] Though a secular society, the Philodemic often recognized Georgetown's Catholic traditions, and beginning in 1841, added an official commemoration of the Jesuit landing at St. Mary's City, Maryland to their calendar.[8] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philodemic_Society

Notable members of the Philademic society include.

John C Calhoun, one of President Tyler's Secretary of State was oPenly pro slavery" Later in life, Calhoun became known as the "cast-iron man" for his rigid defense of white Southern beliefs and practices.[2][3] His concept of republicanism emphasized approval of slavery and minority rights, as particularly embodied by the Southern states—he owned dozens of slaves in Fort Hill), South Carolina. Calhoun also asserted that slavery, rather than being a "necessary evil," was a "positive good," benefiting both slaves and slave owners.[4] " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Calhoun

Jesuit James A Ryder was also openly pro slavery! " Faculty and students at Georgetown accepted the slave economy and even endorsed it. The college Philodemic Society held debates about slavery, usually supporting the proslavery side. Father James Ryder, SJ, a two-time president of the school, condemned abolitionism, declaring “God is a God of order” (Georgetown Slavery Archive 1835). A strong majority of students and alumni who fought in the Civil War did so on the Confederate side. " https://www.aacu.org/diversitydemocracy/2018/summerothman

Tazewell Tyler, President Tyler's son, went to Georgetown fought for the Confederate army! "Tazewell Tyler (1830–1874), who was a doctor, served as a surgeon in the Confederate Army during the Civil War." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letitia_Christian_Tyler

"President Tyler had shown his interest in Georgetown College by his presence at the Commencements; he evinced his confidence in its excellence by placing his son, Tazewell Tyler, as a student in the Institution in October, 1843. Few institutions in the country can boast of having had among the scholars so many students nearly related to those who have filled the Presidential chair. Relatives of Washington, Madison, Jackson, Van Buren, Polk, Tyler, Buchanan and Johnson, are to be found on the roll of Georgetown University. " - Memorial of the First Century of Georgetown College, D. C. , John Gilmary Shea

Here is info on President John Tyler's wife covering to Catholicism :

" Julia Tyler’s Conversion
One of the reasons she left Virginia in 1872 was because of financial problems dealing with her estate. Before returning to Sherwood Forest, which by now, in 1876, was under the executor-ship of her eldest son David, Julia and her twelve year-old daughter Pearl entered the Catholic Church. That was in May 1872. For the next seventeen years until her death at sixty-nine years of age in July 1889, Mrs. John Tyler became a fervent advocate for the Catholic Church Due to her prestige and nobility many women wrote to her for advice on seeking refuge and consolation in the Catholic religion. She became, as some said of her, “a zealot” for Catholicism.
I was not able to find any particular facts concerning exactly why she converted. Was there a priest who directed her? I would assume there was. Could it be the good influence of Catholic culture that she found while traveling throughout Europe (and Ireland) in the early 1840s ( we do know that the appalling condition of the Irish in their homeland at that time had a strong impact on her)? Perhaps it was her audience with Pope Gregory whose papal ring she kissed? All that is mentioned is that she found succor in the Church and healing from her heavy crosses. That’s quite good enough, is it not?
I will conclude with the obituary from the New York Times detailing her funeral and the eulogy of the bishop-elect of Richmond, Augustine Van der Vyver:
“He spoke of her worth as a wife and mother, her devotion as a child of the Church and as one who had filled the highest position of the land alloted to her sex with signal ability. No less conspicuous had she been in private life where her worth and her virtues had won for her the love of all who knew her. Although summoned suddenly, she met death without fear, as she had made her peace with God and died with the full assurance of eternal happiness. She was justly admired for the great qualities of her mind and heart. He said that as the world had honored her while living, the Church honored her remains not on account of any social or worldly distinction, but because those remains were once the temple of God, and as the Church prayed for the living to bear patiently their trials and afflictions, so the Church prayed for her soul that God in His mercy would give it rest.”
Father Charles E. Donohoe offered the Requiem Mass and accompanied the funeral procession to the cemetery. It was, at that time, one of the largest ever seen in Richmond."

http://catholicism.org/convert-julia-tyler-americas-tenth-first-lady.html

"During President Tyler's term, Ryder was pleased that the Congress approved a bill which in 1844 formally incorporated "Georgetown College" so that its trustees could be recognized as legal agents able to accept and manage property and funds without limit, powers that the original charter of 1815 had not conveyed. It is likely that the manager of the bill in the Senate was William D. Merrick of Maryland (the brother-in-law of Father William Matthews), who was a member of the Standing Committee on the District of Columbia, under whose jurisdiction such matters fell. "- The Bicentennial History of Georgetown University: From academy to university, 1789-1889, : by Robert Emmett Curran


William D Merrick was trained by the Jesuits at Georgetown! William Matthews Merrick was also a member of the Philademic Society at Georgetown, that is sourced above.

"William Duhurst Merrick (October 25, 1793 – February 5, 1857) was a United States Senator from Maryland, serving from 1838 to 1845.Merrick was born in Annapolis, Marylandand completed preparatory studies. He later graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.. Merrick held several local offices and served in the War of 1812. He was the register of wills of Charles County, Maryland from 1825 to 1832. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Port Tobacco, Maryland."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Duhurst_Merrick

" William Matthews Merrick (September 1, 1818 – February 4, 1889) was a United States Circuit Court judge for the District of Columbia and congressman from the fifth district of the state of Maryland. Merrick was born near Faulkner, Marylandand graduated from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1831. He studied law at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, and read law to be admitted to the bar in Baltimore, Marylandin 1839. He entered private practice in Baltimore in 1839, moving his practice to Frederick, Maryland, in 1844. He served as deputy attorney general for Frederick County, Maryland, from 1845 to 1850.Merrick's father, William Duhurst Merrick, was a United States Senator from Maryland. His uncle, William Matthews), was the President of Georgetown College(!!!)."[1]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Matthews_Merrick#Early_life,_career,_and_family


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Matthews_(priest))

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_T._Merrick


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2018.11.09 07:00 iminterestingplease Part 39

I'm back. Although, did you even notice I was gone? I wasn't able to update or post for about two weeks cause I didn't have access to do posting of any kind but I'm back now and I must say, it felt relaxing to be honest. It cleared my head a little. But now, here we are. I'm back and ready for what comes next.
Add-On: Do you remember the history of Daylight Saving Time, how it works, and the time difference between Hawaii and California being different?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EdgVzmOpWOg
6457.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Imelda Marcos dying?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imelda_Marcos
6458.(Movie Quote change.)"I must break you."/"I must rake you."/"I must rape you."
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8lkhbD9vkfc
6459.(Famous Actor name change.)Robert Deniro/Robert DeNiro/Robert De Niro
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_De_Niro
6460.(Song name change.)Bicycle/Bicycle Race(Does the bike bell sound different?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_Race
6461.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there not being motor scooters in the early 1900's?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoped
6462.(Candy name change.)Tiny Tarts/Tarts 'N Tinys/Tarts N' Tinys(Other names?)(Does the logo look off?)
https://www.oldtimecandy.com/collections/walk-the-candy-aisle-tart-n-tinys-candy
Add-On: Do you remember "Sunny days." instead of "Sunny day." being sung in the Sesame Street theme song?(Lots of small song changes.)(Cum(Come?)On Feel The Noize/Noise?)by Quiet Riot lyrics have changed?)(Come On Feel The Illinois/Come On! Feel The Illinoise)(Do any of any of their logos look off?)(The episode of The Honeymooners titled The Man From Space has inconsistent air dates its listed under.)(Multiple realities of The Man With The Yellow Hat's tie.)(Jimmie Rodgers/Jimmy Rogers)(Other spellings?)(Jimmy Rogers/Jimmie Rodgers)(Other spellings?)(Did both singers have the same name?)(Grover went from originally brown to greenish brown.)(Anything else off?)(Lots of weird old history of Sesame Street.)(There was no longer a champagne glass or anything similar to that on the Titanic.)(Anything else off?)(Lots of weird colored frogs.)(More weird sea creatures.)(TV glasses similar to Google Glass go back to the 1960's.)(The history of the invention of the sewing machine and zipper involves idea stealing.)(Have you heard of a Novella?)(Gardener Snake/Garter Snake)(More weird statues and art like the Mickey Mouse statue popping up.)(Nazi Bell time travel device now exists.)(Mark 1 and Mark 2 Colossus code breakers now exist.)(The history of submarines keeps changing and getting older.)(Did Ice Cube not exist for you?)(Dino from The Flintstones is depicted in colors other than purple now.)(Tishue/Tissue)(Other spellings?)(Ishue/Issue)(EbeneezeEbenezer)(Other spellings?)(ShoogeSugar)(Other spellings?)(Shure/Sure)(Other spellings?)(Many famous sports games have changed.)(Brian McFarland/Brian MacFarlane)(Curious&CuriouseCuriouser and Curiouser)(Phantom sand in shoes or raindrops or mosquitoes that aren't there.)(The Statue Of Liberty is invisible in a couple Google Street View photos.)(Many new realities of Doc Martens such as Doc Maartens.)(Many new realities of Claire's such as Claire's Boutiques and Claire's Accessories.)(Lots of Einstein and Picasso history is off or new due to them living later among other things lasting longer.)(Lemmon/Lemon)(Leonardo DeCaprio/Leonardo DiCaprio)(Sasha Aaron Cowan/Sacha Baron Cohen)(Multiple Winn-Dixie logos have touching letters.)(Many scenes and movie quotes in Hudson Hawk have changed.)(Kick Out The Jams by The Presidents Of The United States Of America(Presidents Of The United States Of America?)has had many lyric changes.)(Do any of their logos look off?)(Many changes to the color Blue.)(Weird pyramid found in 2003.)(Many new realities for the song lyrics to One and do you remember The Beatles singing it?)(Anything else off?)(Sirus XM/SiriusXM)(Telephone switchboard that goes far back as the late 1800's.)(Louisiana now has little finger-like ridges on it.)(Lots of weird early The Flintstones history.)(iRobot logo has changed.)(Internet Explorer logo keeps changing and history too.)(Grapes come in all colors.)(Lots of anime Mandela effects.)(Pixie Sticks/Pixy Stix)(Mozilla Firefox logo keeps changing and history too.)(You can survive longer without food and much longer without water.)(Eternal flames now exist.)(The full version of the Speedway jingle which is "Around the corner, around the country, at work or play, we’re on your way. The convenience stores of Speedway." is a weird anomaly.)(Anything else off?)(The Liberty Bell on the $100 bill moved.)(Toe knuckles now exist.)(Laurel & Hardy footage in color from 1956.)(Lots of new and weird moon phases.)(DolloDollar)(The great Kanto earthquake of 1923 is now a thing and many similar things happened in that same place at the same time.)(Was the music note that made people in South Park poop the Brown Sound, Brown Note, or Brown Noise?)(Have you heard of the Battle Of Loudon Hill?)(Dave Thomas who founded Wendy's used to work at KFC.)(War Of The Worlds/The War Of The Worlds or was it the other way around?)(Has the Lizzie Borden story changed again?)(The Running Man/Running Man or was it the other way around?)(Dolphins can recognize their own reflection and will protect humans in danger.)(Chocolate milk was considered medicine in the 1600's.)(People now treated the Kaleidoscope in the 1800's the way we treat phones today.)(Cuttlefish can change colors.)(Has the Lincoln Memorial changed again?)(Sony Walkman from 1979 and other advanced 1970's technology.)(Are Christmas Eve boxes new for you?)(Atretochoana Eiselti is now a thing.)(More Break My Stride lyric changes.)(Tinker Toys/Tinker Toy)(Does the logo look off?)(Stop signs apparently used to be yellow and had black letters or do you remember black letters on the red ones?)(Anything else off?)(Does the Columbia House logo look off?)(Scotty McCreedy/Scotty McCreery)(Rats will actually stand up to larger creatures like cats and the cats will get scared.)(Lee Mayers/Lee Majors and didn't he pass away?)(Mouse-deer now exists.)(Did Sean Conmery have a 3rd nipple?)(Smokey The BaSmoky The Bar)(Different or changed scenes in Groundhog Day.)(Squirrels roll around like cats and dogs sometimes.)(All birds have an oily coating to deal with water.)(Internet Explorer logos keep changing.)(More flight path times keep changing.)(More Penis shaped plants and animals.)(The definition of the N-Word actually means Ignorant.)(More weird sea creatures such as glass fish.)(Weird black and white pattern on deer.)(Maury Povovich/Maury Povich)(VTech Kidzoom/VTech Kidizoom)(Didn't Christopher Reeve die more recently than October 10, 2004?)(Smokey Bear history has changed.)(Is the Big Jeff's scene in The Terminator off?)(Medieval torture wasn't about the iron maiden.)(Anything else off?)(Catherine The Great didn't die while in bed with a horse.)(Lizzie Borden didn't murder her parents.)(Nero didn't fiddle while Rome burned.)(Crocodiles don't cry but tears can be forced in their eyes.)(Some chickens have teeth.)(Old dogs can be taught new tricks.)(The Lady In Red stuff keeps changing.)(Does Tempur-Pedic keep changing?)(Hares never go mad.)(Cook's Children/Cook Children's)(Other spellings?)(GrammeGrammar)(Tornados/Tornadoes)(Ray Mysterio Sr./Rey Misterio Sr. and his soon too.)(Not his nephew, Rey Mysterio Jr.)(Ray Mysterio Jr.?)(Have any of the lyrics in Hurtin' Me by Stefflon Don, Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande, or Lithium by Nirvana changed or do they sound odd?)(The history of how Winnie The Pooh was created is weird.)(The UK speed limit allowance went from 3 miles over the limit to 5.)(Snot, boogers, mucus, phlegm(Is the spelling off?)and the color rules for them being green, white, or clear is all off.)(Dog poop no longer turns white after a while.)("Hi, see ya, hold tight."/"Ha, see ya, hold tight."/"Hai, si, ja, hold tight.")(Dolphin succulents now exist.)(Lots of geography related changes recently.)(Bending with your knees and back straight is now being called inferior while lifting a heavy object.)(Moulan Rouge/Moulin Rouge and has the pronunciation or any of the logos changed?)(Weren't frogs and other amphibians only found in tropical areas and not in snowy ones?)(A Muppets Christmas Carol/The Muppet Christmas Carol and is the logo off?)(Do any of the characters on the movie cover look off?)(The definition of the N-Word has changed.)(Do certain ice or roller skating moves look off or has gravity changed?)(Phillip K. Dick/Philip K. Dick)(Old painting has mobile phone in it?)(Ketchup was used as medicine in the 1800's.)(Window air conditioning was made in the early 1900's.)(Santa Barbra, California/Santa Barbara, California)(Electric ceiling fan was made in the 1880's.)(Microwaves were made in 1946.)(Electric dishwasher was made in the 1880's.)(X-rays were made in the 1890's.)(Dental implants were made in the 1950's and used in 1965.)(1st electric washing machine was made in 1908.)(Roller skates were made in 1760.)(Lots of biblical changes.)(Have you heard of UPS, Amazon or similar lockers that are used to get your packages?)(Fonzie beaFozzie bear)(The Santa Claus in Fred Claus is now holding a Pepsi bottle.)(Ultra Beauty/ULTA Beauty and have they gone through any name changes for you or not?))(Has the Lizzie Borden story changed again?)(Have any of the scenes in Cruel Intentions changed?)(BodYball/BodEball and has the logo changed?)(Anything else off?)(The Connors/The Conners and has the logo changed?)(Addis Abeba/Addis Ababa)(Has First Time I Ever Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack changed?)(Do any of her logos look off?)(Weathers Original/Werther's Original and has the logo changed?)(Do you remember Centrifical force being a thing?)(Tom Selleck is now alive.)(Do you remember snot or boogers or anything ever being yellow?)(Angela Johnson/Anjelah Johnson)(Were Anjelah and Anjela never acceptable spellings of Angela?)(Were certain alcoholic drinks like Brandy and Whiskey not ever used as medicine?)(Squirrels rolling around like dogs or cats.)(Mel Torme/Mel Tormé)(Lots of new plants.)(Latest videos by NeEd InPuT.)(The US flag being backwards on police cars, police uniforms, etc.(Indian barbers that use fire in their haircuts.)(Vanilla Wafers/Nilla Wafers and is the logo off?)(A lot of new references to gender equality through history and mythology.)(Lots of apparent myths.)(Mike Meyers/Mike Myers)(Michael Meyers/Michael Myers)(Robert England/Robert Englund)(Being able to have pets like big cats, crocodiles, alligators, foxes, etc.)(Do you remember Oliver & Company being released earlier or later or did it not exist for you?)(Other names?)(Do any of the logos look off?)(Betty MidleBette Midler)(Was Bette never an acceptable spelling of Betty?)(Cheech Martin/Cheech Marin)(Willy Robertson/Willie Robertson)(Willy McCovey/Willie McCovey)(Willy Cauley-Stein/Willie Cauley-Stein)(Willy TayloWillie Taylor)(Willy Jones/Willie Jones)(Willy Reed/Willie Reed)(Willy Revillame/Willie Revillame)(Willy Moore/Willie Moore)(Willy Spence/Willie Spence)(Willy D/Willie D)(Willy Garson/Willie Garson)(Willy Edwards/Willie Edwards)(Willy Geist/Willie Geist)(Willy Colon/Willie Colon)(Willy McGinest/Willie McGinest)(Willy Brown/Willie Brown)(Willy Stargell/Willie Stargell)(Willy Maxine Perry/Willie Maxine Perry)(Willy Dixon/Willie Dixon)(Willy AdleWillie Adler)(Willy Gomez/Willie Gomez)(Willy Maldonado/Willie Maldonado)(Willy McGee/Willie McGee)(Willy Mason/Willie Mason)(Willy Carson/Willie Carson)(Willy ParkeWillie Parker)(Willy Wilson/Willie Wilson)(Willy Taggart/Willie Taggart)(Willy Randolph/Willie Randolph)(Willy Johnson/Willie Johnson)(Willy Green/Willie Green)(Willy Leroux/Willie LeRoux/Willie Le Roux)(Other spellings?)(Willy Smith/Willie Smith)(Willy Horton/Willie Horton)(Willy ShoemakeWillie Shoemaker)(Willy Degel/Willie Degel)(Willy The Kid/Willie The Kid)(Willy Davis/Willie Davis)(Willy Mack/Willie Mack)(Willy Nile/Willie Nile)(Willy P. Richardson/Willie P. Richardson)(Willy Banks/Willie Banks)(Willy Pep/Willie Pep)(Willy Snead/Willie Snead)(Willy Gault/Willie Gault)(Billy Joe Armstrong/Billie Joe Armstrong)(Was the male spelling always Billy and never Billie?)(Betty Page/Bettie Page)(Was Bettie never an acceptable spelling of Betty?)(Betty MidleBette Midler)(Other spellings?)(Betty Davis/Bette Davis)(Betty Nesmith Graham/Bette Nesmith Graham)(Betty Bao Lord/Bette Bao Lord)(Betty Frankie/Betty Frank/Betty Franke)(Other spellings?)(Scorpio constellation/Scorpius constellation)(Have you heard of Ascriptin?)(Lots of Roman and other influence on stuff in America.)(Blink 182/Blink-182 and are any of the logos off and is the pronunciation off?)(Leaning Tower Of Niles is now a thing.)(National Mall is now a thing.)(Frogs can come back to life.)(Wreckless/Reckless)(Did WW2 end later than 1945 for you?)(Foamhenge now exists.)(Lasers being shot from airplanes.)(Plants and fungi growing where they shouldn't.)(Mossy forests.)(The Skipper now wears blue shoes instead of white and tan pants instead of white.)(Leann Womack/Lee Ann Womack)(Other spellings?)(Billy Jean/Billie Jean)(Was Billy only ever a masculine name and spelled with a Y?)(Gilligan now has blue pants instead of white.)(Eddie Munster's jacket is no longer closed.)(Oden/Odin)(Lots of weird new natural formations.)(Birds can make big dents in airplanes they run into.)(Lots of small celebrity death and history changes.)(Doctor House no longer chews Vicodin(Vicadin?))(Connors/The Conners)(Anything else off?)(Ray Ben's/Ray-Ban)(Other spellings?)(Monarch butterflies eating more stuff.)(David Warner is now alive.)(More plants that eat meat.)(Freddie Mercury history changes.)(More changes to Star Wars.)(Many merging Disney movie logos.)(Many replicas of monuments.)(The definition of Negro has changed.)(More birds with feathers like peacocks.)(More different colored peacocks.)(Red Devil logo now has real red devil in it.)(More Mickey Mouse changes.)(Mary Poppins actress changed.)(Have any cursive letters changed for you?)(Reindeer boobs are now a thing.)(Lots of videos and pictures of things, and people that shouldn't be there or exist at that time.)(Wildstyle/Wyldstyle)(Jack Skeleton/Jack Skellington)(Lots of changes to famous rocket ships.)(Touchscreens in cars go farther back now in terms of time.)(New galaxy found in ours.)(Lots of spelling changes.)("Walk this way. Talk this way."/"Walk this way. Walk this way.")(There are blue stop signs in Hawaii.)(Ron L. Hubbard/L. Ron Hubbard)(Has anything in Huckleberry Hound changed?)("Love will tear us apart."/"Love will tear it apart.")(Joy Division.)(Do you remember Fred Savage having a mole other than in Austin Powers?)(Shirley McLain/Shirley McLaine/Shirley MacLaine)(Other spellings?)(Do you remember a day in the week other than Tuesday for Ruby Tuesday the restaurant or Ruby Tuesday's the song?)(Anything else off?)(Crocodile Skin/Alligator Skin/Gatorskin song)(Some countries pronounce Z as Zed.)(Other spellings?)(Did Jimi Hendrix not have a son with a Swedish woman?)(Do you remember luffa(Other spellings?)sponges not being naturally grown from seeds?)(Steamboat Willy/Steamboat Willie)(Lots of colored newscasts from the 1960's.)(Dark VadeDarth Vader)(Dark Maul/Darth Maul)(Dark Sideous/Darth Sideous)(Have you heard of portal Christmas trees?)("I'm in me mum's car."/"I'm in my mum's car." Vine.)(There are now blue traffic lights.)(Luke Skywalker now gets his hand cut off before he finds out Darth Vader is his dad.)(The wreck of the Titanic was now found in 1985 instead of later.)(Green cockroaches now exist.)(Blue mushrooms now exist.)(Purple crabs now exist.)(Hurricanes twist counterclockwise instead of clockwise.)(Many celebrity name changes.)("Our forefathers."/"Our fathers." Gettysburg Address)(Boars can be super big now.)(Purple sweet potatoes now exist.)(Whiptail lizards now exist and have only females.)(Rainbows can form inside clouds.)(There are now pink robins.)(There are now tons of different colored cockroaches.)(Deliverence/Deliverance movie and spelling.)(Did Garth Brooks never sing "Zat You, Santa Claus?"?)("Is That You Santa Claus?"?)(Freddy Mercury/Freddie Mercury)(Clever News/Clevver News)("Love that has no past."/"Love that has no path.")(Do you remember Where're and There're not being words?)(Sandra Bernhart/Sandra Bernhard)(Other spellings?)(Do you remember Bob Ross dying earlier than July 4, 1995?)(Pee-wee's(Pee-Wee's?)Great Adventure/Pee-wee's Big Adventure)(Do any of his logos look off?)(Pee-Wee/Pee-wee)(Theodore Geisel/Theodor Geisel)(Was Theodor never an acceptable spelling of Theodore?)(Was the Grinch never depicted with green, yellow, or red eyes in the movies or book?)(Do any of his other specials seem off?)(Ebeneezer Scrooge/Ebenezer Scrooge)(Is the pronunciation off?)(Traffic light colors keep changing.)(Were the things that visited him ghosts or spirits for you?)(Was the last one Ghost Of Christmas Future, Yet-To-Come, or Yet-To-Be?)(Anything else off?)(Glass butterflies now exist.)(Never Neverland/Neverland)(Was Christmastime always "Christmas time"?)(Was What're never a word?)(Did robins always have red bellies or lots of red?)(Anything else off?)("Thanks for the memories."/"Thanks for everything." To Wong Foo)(Is the logo off?)("This time we'll look at the falls."/"This time we'll peek at the falls.")(Do any of their logos look off?)(Fiberglass/Fiberglas)(Does the logo look off?)(Fabercastle/Fabercastel/Faber-Castell)(Other spellings?)(Anything else off?)(Every type of skink has changed in some ways very recently.)(Many weird anomalies with Mickey and Minnie Mouse including their eyebrows and many other characters from their universe and there are weird depictions of them on certain clothing found online.)(Everything about the word Vertebrae and everything surrounding it is off and with Algae.)(Happy Holidays/Happy Holiday lyrics and song title.)(Any other lyrics off?)(Do any of any of their logos look off?)("Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings."/"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.")(Does the movie logo look off?)(Human teeth growing on a human heart.)(Chapstix/ChapStick)(Does the logo look off?)(More lyric changes to certain versions of Favorite Things where And should be In.)(Many lyric anomalies in certain versions of I'll Be Home For Christmas.)(Massive cow is going viral.)(B.J. Thomas is now alive.)(Tina Turner is now alive.)(Geraldo Rivera is now alive.)(Tom Kenny is now alive.)(Billy Corigan/Billy Corgan)(The history of the Pegler-Sysco name change seems really odd.)(Olawalu, Hawaii/Oluwalu, Hawaii/Olowalu, Hawaii)(Black, red, blue and pink Christmas trees now exist.)(Chinese water deer now exists.)(Lots of other lyric changes.)(Lots more early tech.)(History of Baja California has changed.)(Did Ketchup and Catsup taste different?)(Other spellings of Sandra Bernhard like Sandra Bernhardt?)(Dr. Seuss used to draw political cartoons.)(Bended Knee by Boyz ll Men has changed.)(Toshiba Protege/Toshiba Portege)(Scattegories/Scattergories)(Other spellings?)(Does the logo look off?)(Parasitic wasp species discovered.)(Witch/THE VVITCH)(Other names?)(Does the logo look off?)("Every child's mother is gonna try."/"Every child's mother is gonna spy." Christmas song.)(Any of their logos look off?)(Rebecca Demornay/Rebecca DeMornay/Rebecca De Mornay)(The sign language interpreter that didn't know sign language that was involved with Nelson Mandela?)(Was Snoopy's tail white, black or another color or did he not have one?)(More weird Mario related logos?)(The Walmart As now have weird black spaces in them.)(Red Subway restaurant sign found.)(Has Candace Bergen's name changed for you?)(Tenrecs are now a thing.)(Siberian musk deer are now a thing.)(All Skittles apparently taste the same.)(Video of New York from 1907 that looks HD.)(The older Subway logos' colors have inverted.)(The Travel Channel/Travel Channel)(There is now a drum roll after the Joker says "Gentleman" in the 1989 movie.)(Rainbow grapes now exist.)(There are tons of different colors for Stop signs and there even using more than one font.)(David Bowie's pupils are different sizes.)(The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles never use their weapons in the original series.)(They apparently used to all wear red masks.)(olaffhub8/olaffub8 Reddit user.)(Elvis Presley never sings Jingle Bell Rock.)(Lots of new clear videos and photos from the early 1900's to mid 1900's popping up recently.)(Ninetails/Ninetales)(Subway logos keep changing.)(Max Headron/Max Headrom/Max Headroom)(Other spellings?)(Has the pronunciation changed?)(Fisherman's Friends/Fisherman's Friend)(Anything else off?)(Portabella/Portobello)(Other spellings?)(Anything else off?)(Lots of other small changes.)(Weird things going on with certain Panera Bread restaurants and their logos and other things popping up and disappearing.)(Was Alive a true story about a lacrosse or soccer team and not a rugby team?)(Does the movie logo look off?)(Was Tigger's nose red or another color that wasn't mentioned?)(The yellow Jeep in Twister now has three blue lines on it.)(Does the movie logo look off?)(Trond Kirkevaag/Trond Kirkvaag)(Other spellings?)(Tom Foggerty died much earlier than September 6, 1990 and not of AIDS.)("Mangled in tangled up knots."/"Mangled in tangled up knot.")(Has the female reproductive system changed even more?)(Do you remember Paul McCartny or MacCartny?)(John Lenon/John Lennon)(Jack Lenon/Jack Lemmon)(Is the Zagnut logo off?)(Have you heard of it?)(Do you remember the Pokémon Slowpoke having an all pink tail or a pink tail with a white tip?)(Do you remember McDonald's never using green arches?)(Ridiculously large chicken and lots of other large and weird colored and feathered and fur-like covered chickens and cows too.)(Golden nub nosed monkey.)(I Would Love To Change The World/I'd Love To Change The World)("I would love to change the world."/"I love to change the world.")(Other lyrics?)(Do any of their logos look off?)(Do you remember 666 being the worst number instead of 616?)("It's no stranger to you or me."/"Some stranger to you and me.")(Other lyrics?)(Marvin Gaye Sr./Marvin Gay Sr.)(Peter WagonePorter Wagoner)(Anything about these musical myths off?)(Link below.)(Roseanne Cash/Rosanne Cash)(Was I'd not a word?)(Everything with the word I'd has changed.)(Do you remember The Beatles album Yellow Submarine not existing?)(Colorful pebble beaches and other bodies of water.)(Marilyn Monroe had a half sister.)(Jackie Stallone is now alive.)(Does she look weird?)(Fish covered in tattoos.)(Lots of new proof of giants found above and underwater?)(Lots of weird "giant" statues and natural wonders.)(Are whale sharks new or off to you?)(Do you remember Hal Smith dying earlier or later than January 28, 1994?)(Has Pinball Wizard changed at all?)("I've had the time of my life."/"I had the time of my life.")("And I've never felt this way before."/"No I've never felt like this before.")("This is true."/"It's true."/"It's the truth.")(Other lyrics?)(Do any of their logos look off?)(Pretty much anything having to do with cars and similar stuff goes back way farther than you thought it did.)(Do you remember groups of geese not being called gaggles?)(Tina Turner and most female celebrities looking masculine or are they actually men and most male celebrities looking feminine or are they actually women?)(Lots of newscasters and politicians such as Bill and Hillary Clinton freezing up and acting weird and Wendy Williams, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Bruce Willis, Mariah Carey, Eminem, 2 Chainz, Britney Spears, Shaquille O'Neal, Al Roker, Draymond Green, Steph Curry, Chris Paul, Mark Zuckerberg, Barack Obama, Kourtney Kardashian, Jalen Brown, Kylie Jenner, Amanda Bynes, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Conor McGregor and Cardi B as well as many others including regular people who are caught on camera.)(Lots of weird stuff about traffic lights.)(Do you remember olaffub8 having a different name other than the ones I mentioned?)(Bugs Bunny is depicted with white, orange, yellow, and pink ears.)(Which do you remember?)(Cross between TV and telephone, and TV and being able to order stuff with a button on the TV from old ads.)(Lots of rare moon phases and sun phases and skies recently.)(Have you heard of the word Gaggle?)(Thresh Hold/Threshhold/Threshold)(Other spellings?)(Is the pronunciation off?)(Do you remember Jael Strauss dying before December 4, 2018?)(More new harmful caterpillars and other types?)(Nanshe the Goddess Of Social Justice And Divination?)(Divinenation?)(Anything else off?)(Does Marvin The Martian look different?)(Did the Sahara not turn green and back every few thousand years for you?)(Other spellings of Scattergories?)(Geraldo Riviera/Geraldo Rivera)(Pearls come in colors other than white.)(Other spellings of Billy Corgan?)(See's Candy/See's Candies)(Does the logo look off?)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/articles/81de573a-58df-4606-9e9c-02b68ddf4b55
https://genius.com/Sesame-street-can-you-tell-me-how-to-get-to-sesame-street-lyrics
6463.(Product name change.)Little Tree/Little Trees
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Trees
6464.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember hammering coins into trees to make wishes not being a thing?
http://boredomtherapy.com/coin-wishing-trees/
6465.(Product name change.)Soft & Dry/Soft & Dri(Other names?)(Does the logo look off?)(Do any of the other logos look off?)
http://www.softndri.com
Add-On: Do you remember the poppies in The Wizard Of Oz being a different color?("Poppies will make them sleep."/"Poppies will put them to sleep.")(Anything else off?)
http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/opium-through-wizard-oz
6466.(Store Logo change.)Do you remember there being a dash in Winn-Dixie instead of a check mark?(Buy-Low/Bi-Lo)(Does the dash in Bi-Lo look off in any way?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winn-Dixie
6467.(Music Lyrics change.)"Stick to the rivers and the streams."/"Stick to the rivers and the lakes."(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Tlc-waterfalls-lyrics
6468.(Company Logo change.)Do you remember the New Holland Agriculture logo not having connected letters?(Do any of the other logos look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Holland_Agriculture
6469.(Date change.)Do you remember the Jared Fogle incident happening 8-10 years ago instead of 2015?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/19/jared-fogle-ex-subway-spokesman-faces-child-sex-and-child-pornography-charges/
6470.(Famous First Lady name change.)Dolly Madison/Dolley Madison
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolley_Madison
6471.(Famous Journalist name change.)Lisa Lang/Lisa Ling
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Ling
6472.(Album name change.)By Any Means Necessary/By All Means Necessary(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/By_All_Means_Necessary
6473.(Famous Musician name change.)The Velvet Frog/The Velvet Fog(Album too.)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Tormé
6474.(T.V. Show name change.)Rocco's Modern Life/Rocko's Modern Life(Does the logo look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocko%27s_Modern_Life
6475.(Famous Country Singer name change.)Jeanie Seeley/Jeannie Seely(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannie_Seely
6476.(Art name change.)Art-O-Matic/Art-O-Mat
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art-o-mat
6477.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the tags on mattresses and pillows saying nobody can remove them and never clarifying that only the consumer could remove them?
https://www.livescience.com/33039-why-do-mattresses-have-do-not-remove-tags.html
6478.(Music Lyrics change.)"As a river flows gently to the sea."/"Like a river flows surely to the sea."(I Can't Help Falling In Love With You/Can't Help Falling In Love)
https://genius.com/Elvis-presley-cant-help-falling-in-love-lyrics
6479.(Famous Director name change.)Brian Depalma/Brian DePalma/Brian De Palma
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_De_Palma
6480.(Auto Shop name change.)Pep Boys/Pep Auto Supplies/Pep Boys Auto(Do any of the logos look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pep_Boys
6481.(Music Lyrics change.)"You gotta lick before you stick it."/"You gotta lick it before we kick it."(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of their logos look off?)(Is the movie quote and song from Booty Call off as well?)
http://www.metrolyrics.com/lick-it-lyrics-20-fingers.html
6482.(Music Lyrics change.)"He makes my bath time so much fun."/"You make bath time lots of fun."(Rubber Ducky/Rubber Duckie)(Was Ducky never spelled Duckie?)(Any of the other lyrics off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_Duckie
6483.(Movie name change.)Bickford Shmeckler's Book Of Cool Ideas/Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas(Do any of the logos look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bickford_Shmeckler%27s_Cool_Ideas
6484.(Popsicle name change.)Push Pops/Push-Up
https://www.drumstick.com/nestle/push-ups.aspx
6485.(Quote change.)"Sit Boo Boo, sit. Good dog."/"Sit Ubu, sit. Good dog."
http://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question44326.html
6486.(Famous First Lady name change.)Melanie Trump/Melania Trump
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melania_Trump
6487.(Phantom quote.)Do you remember Neil Armstrong saying "Good luck Mr. Gorsky." while on the moon?
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/good-luck-mr-gorsky/
6488.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember rest areas being known as Truck Stops and not Service Stations or Travel Centers?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truck_stop
6489.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(More geography changes, wind path changes and similar stuff, dog that can ride on scooter and dogs that can do similar stuff and that act smarter than they should, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana liked to wear dresses and more men wearing dresses further back, more untouched tribes and history changes, horses look completely different and there lots of new types of them and some have weird manes and tails, more freshwater jellyfish lakes and friendly jellyfish, Ringtail is a common animal in Arizona, "Ancient Earth" found under Antarctica, self-cloning lizard found in Vietnam, metamorphosis process for caterpillars now involves melting instead of just changing, physicists slow speed of light, slow dust devil, more new history of people coming to America before Columbus, three Mormon wars, strange Nikola Tesla tower and more weird Tesla history and his existence in general, gladiators rarely fought to the death and more new gladiator history, koalas are starting to look different and babies too, the city of Atlantis is now a continent and more new supposed history on Atlantis, St. Elmo's fire is real and its existence is new, cave lit by glowing worms, Antarctic volcano basket, weird shadow spectrum, Naga fireballs, ice circles are getting bigger, crooked forest, structure in Baltic Sea, valley of falling birds, stonefish have switchblades in their heads and they look completely different, Buddha's heart seal, Budai, how Buddha died and he is getting skinnier, placebos can work even when you know about them, more Statue Of Liberty changes, more Mount Rushmore changes, more Shiva changes, more The Creation Of Adam changes, more The Thinker changes, more The Last Supper changes, Roy Clark died again, phantom myth that a cockroach can live without its head is true and other stuff, history of carrots has changed, Pando tree and trees that live for thousands of years, Arbudus Unedo, Irukandji syndrome and jellyfish and history has changed, Big Lots! logo keeps changing and multiple colors and fonts used for the logo and physical store, flower looks like a demon chicken foot, dinosaurs could have feathers and birds are reptiles and reptiles don't really exist in terms of what they are and lots of other stuff, gravity defying stones done by man named Michael Grab, weird Masonic handshake, Freemasonary/Freemasonry.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cjukjM1AZM4
6490.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Benjamin Franklin saying the turkey should be our national bird?
https://www.history.com/news/did-benjamin-franklin-propose-the-turkey-as-the-national-symbol
6491.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Walt Disney drawing Mickey Mouse?
https://sites.psu.edu/laurettakraeme2016/02/24/that-time-walt-disney-did-not-create-mickey-mouse/
6492.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the 1929 Wall Street Crash causing mass suicides?
https://www.thestar.com/news/2009/01/10/the_myth_of_postcrash_pavement_suicides.html
6493.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Richard Nixon being an environmentalist?
http://www.climatecentral.org/blogs/richard-nixon-the-environmentalist-resigned-38-years-ago-today-14776
6494.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Pocahontas and John Smith marrying?
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-pocahontas-180962649/
6495.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Thanksgiving being the way it's depicted in school?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/us/thanksgiving-myths-fact-check.html
6496.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the founding fathers being Christian?
https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Founding-Fathers-Deism-and-Christianity-1272214
6497.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Abraham Lincoln being completely against slavery?
https://www.history.com/news/5-things-you-may-not-know-about-lincoln-slavery-and-emancipation
6498.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Battle Of The Alamo being fought to keep us free?(Didn't we defeat Hitler by ourselves in WW2?)(Did the Puritans move to the new world to seek religious freedom?)(Charles Lindbergh wasn't the first to make a solo transatlantic crossing in an airplane.)(Wasn't the Wild West violent?)(The Star Spangled Banner wasn't an American tune composed in the US.)(The martini wasn't invented by a gold miner.)(Johnny Appleseed was a real person.)(The Gunshot Heard Around The World wasn't the start of the revolution.)(Pirates still existed when we got our independence.)(The Supreme Court doesn't have to and hasn't always had 9 members.)(William Taft never got stuck in a bathtub.)(Washington D.C. hasn't always been our capital.)(George Washington wasn't the first president.)
https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/146405
6499.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Kinder being German instead of Italian?(Is the logo or anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Chocolate
6500.(TV Show name change.)The Making Of A MurdeMaking A Murderer(Other names?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Making_a_Murderer
6501.(Music Lyrics change.)"Four calling birds."/"Four colly birds."
https://genius.com/Christmas-songs-the-twelve-days-of-christmas-lyrics
6502.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there being more than 2 Home Alone movies with the original cast?
http://homealone.wikia.com/wiki/Home_Alone
Add-On: Do you remember the Starbucks Coffee not having a star in the crown?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starbucks
6503.(Famous Actor name change.)Jack Nicolson/Jack Nickelson/Jack Nickolson/Jack Nicholson
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Nicholson
6504.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Male kangaroos are starting to look more muscular and their privates are changing and other things, more King Arthur history changes, people can blow smoke through their eyes, stomach vacuuming, more walking fish and other things, belly inflation and weird stuff surrounding that, people changed their opinions about marijuana and other drugs randomly, graves' disease, dirty thunderstorms, more geography changes, Washington's birthday and Presidents' Day and what's official and what's not and other stuff, Columbus Day and whether it's federal and observed everywhere or not, more liquefaction stuff, 5 attacks on US soil during WW2, more animals that are only female or without a gender, researchers made mice with 2 dads, Danio Rerio, rainbows are actually circles, the last battle of the American Revolutionary War and other stuff, lots of weather changes in the Middle East and flowers growing in the desert, Jesus was a stonemason, solar system was another universe merging, category of earth's sun, 8-track tapes, tonsil stones, bark beetles and other stuff, horse itches head with food, giraffe(Girrafe?)itches ear with foot, Saddam Hussein(Other spellings?)wrote a romantic novel you can buy, lake turns animals to stone, more animals walking on two legs, naming natural disasters and other stuff, African gray parrot with red tail, Abraham Lincoln may have been gay, Australian sea foam, Mississippi River rip in the flesh, Torpedo Alley, Chinese pyramids are secret, Antarctic pyramids, hand gestures, walking trees, ASMR history.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fpw6GtA0TsM
6505.(Music Lyrics change.)"And thank God it's our last."/"I pray God it's our last."(Other lyrics?)(Do any of the other lyrics look off?)
https://genius.com/The-pogues-fairytale-of-new-york-lyrics
6506.(Music Lyrics change.)"And since there's no place to go."/"And since we've no place to go."(Let It Snow/Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!)(Do any of his logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Dean-martin-let-it-snow-let-it-snow-let-it-snow-lyrics
6507.(Music Lyrics change.)"I come from the land down under."/"I come from a land down under."(Other lyrics?)(Land Down UndeDown Under)(Do any of their logos look off?)
https://genius.com/Men-at-work-down-under-lyrics
6508.(Famous Politician name change.)F. W. Deklerk/F. W. DeKlerk/F. W. deKlerk/F. W. de Klerk(Frederick William/Frederik Willem)(Were Frederik and Frederic never acceptable spellings of Frederick?)(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._W._de_Klerk
6509.(Famous Actor name change.)John Delancie/John DeLancie/John De Lancie/John de Lancie(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_de_Lancie
6510.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Blood types that are more common or new and other weird stuff about them, Sysco logo keeps changing, weird stuff surrounding the mouse deer, Watusi bull with enormous horns and some think they've gotten bigger and other stuff surrounding his existence and the bulls in general, new info about the famous Alcatraz escapes and history changes, blobfish keep changing appearance and tons of other weird sea animals, more Golden Gate Bridge changes, weird new old tower becomes country known as Sealand and these towers didn't exist before and weird stuff similar to it and surrounding it, Tartary and everything about it, secretary bird and everything about it, cactus bucks and everything about them, owls and other birds' legs have changed, sun-dimming experiment to try to cool earth, tumbleweeds take over town and are appearing in new places, Mount Olympus is real, butterflies eating and drinking more and more, more new DNA types, more weird cats and new changes, coconut crab attacks bird and other stuff, new island in Hawaii, Conch Republic and other stuff surrounding geography, forgotten New York fire, more Vitruvian Man changes, more Mount Rushmore changes, more Shiva changes, lots of recent strange waves, Statue Of Liberty original torch being moved, Andrew Zimmern was Zimmerman then Zimmer, Nefertiti Bust stuff, Crazy Horse stuff.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LSnyWpG3x0E
6511.(Movie Quote change.)"Toodaloo!"/"Hello!"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7m8_QLnRBFo
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2018.02.16 23:00 GraxPy 02/16/18

Post# Title Subreddit Url Upvotes
1 When you’re bored at work /funny link 140360
2 The Man Who Sacrificed His Life To Save Others In The Florida Shootings Yesterday, Aaron Feis. /pics link 105813
3 I put a note in my son’s lunch everyday. Today at parent/teacher conferences I found out that he keeps every one. /aww link 93492
4 They both had a plan to propose to each other /aww link 91558
5 17 Victims - Chris Hixon, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Gina Montalto, Scott Beigel, Alyssa Alhadeff, Joaquin Oliver, Jaime Guttenberg, Martin Duque, Meadow Pollack, Alex Schachter, Peter Wang, Helena Ramsay, Alaina Petty, Carmen Schentrup, Cara Loughran, Luke Hoyer /pics link 83422
6 Tiger on thin ice. /gifs link 81565
7 I mean, it's true /funny link 68972
8 IMPORTANT! Ajit Pai is officially under investigation by the FCC Inspector General /netneutrality link 66904
9 Climbing up a ladder /gifs link 65482
10 This is Peter Wang, he too died a hero yesterday during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. This 15 year-old boy was holding a door open for fellow students to escape before being shot. /teenagers link 64343
11 TIL that diamond, despite being the hardest material known, will shatter if hit with a hammer. Hardness means resistance to scratching; toughness is a different property. /todayilearned link 63847
12 Ajit Pai Being Investigated for Improper Coordination With Sinclair Broadcasting /technology link 62857
13 Accidentally paused a game of Aladdin (SNES) at the right time to make a meme. /gaming link 58961
14 A Viking sword dating back over 1,000 years ago was discovered by reindeer hunters at an elevation of 5,400 feet, atop a mountain in Southern Norway. /pics link 57004
15 Man Shaves 1.7 Seconds Off 2-Hour Flight By Standing Up As Soon As Plane Lands /funny link 56713
16 China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution /worldnews link 49839
17 Hawaii wants to create a law that will ban games with loot boxes to people under 21 years old. What do you think about that? /AskReddit link 48979
18 Lawful Evil /gifsthatkeepongiving link 46981
19 What just happened? /funny link 48259
20 Retired man builds train to take rescued stray dogs on adventures /aww link 56918
21 No clue who made this but its been my background for quite some time now. /woahdude link 45795
22 on Venus, you can walk fast enough to keep the sunset in the same place and watch sunset forever just by walking /space link 50062
23 This is our best friend Nicholas Dworet, he was a swimmer and a 2020 Swedish Olympic hopeful. He passed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, please never forget /sports link 44248
24 This car matches my bag /mildlyinteresting link 44017
25 A sign out the front of an Australian church /pics link 43978
26 Playing on low settings vs ultra settings /gaming link 45209
27 Good idea /PoliticalHumor link 43048
28 I’ll just leave this here... Happy Friday!!! /gaming link 41502
29 Google removed the "view image" button on Google Images. You now have to visit the website to download a high quality version of the image. /assholedesign link 41064
30 Thoughts and prayers /WhitePeopleTwitter link 41126
31 Thirteen Russians criminally charged for interfering in US election, Mueller announces /news link 54477
32 "You're gonna pay for that free coffee, aren't you?" /CrappyDesign link 41185
33 Women must find Dad jokes attractive, or they'd be known as bachelor jokes /Showerthoughts link 38157
34 Maine coon kitten. /aww link 38851
35 Guy gets assaulted by "black youths" because "no whiteys is allowed to watch black panther!" /quityourbullshit link 36072
36 Megathread: Office of Special Counsel Indicts 13 Russian Nationals and 3 Russian Entities for Interference in 2016 Election /politics link 42406
37 Another Human job Is taken. /thisismylifenow link 35565
38 My great great great great great uncle and his stunning jaw fought for the Illinois Infantry in 1862 against the South. /OldSchoolCool link 35074
39 NBC News publishes database of 200,000 deleted tweets by paid Russian agents /worldnews link 42621
40 Cable's response to Deadpool's Josh Brolin drawing /pics link 45354
41 This is the cutest thing I've seen today. /aww link 35363
42 LPT: If you get a kitten, DO use your hands for play so you can teach restraint when they are too rough. Restraint is naturally learned in play with hands and littermates because the fun stops when a bite or scratch is too much. Adult cats who didn't play this way are more likely to scratch or bite. /LifeProTips link 38015
43 Tony Hawk skating with his daughter /aww link 33897
44 What's a computer? /videos link 37044
45 From one of the students in the class I tutor for. Not too shabby dude. /gaming link 33323
46 Mama and her babies /Eyebleach link 33192
47 He can really dance /interestingasfuck link 32611
48 I have surrendered to the LOTR invasion /PrequelMemes link 30927
49 What do you call it when two transgender midgets have sex? /Jokes link 30765
50 President Trump’s New Record: The Longest Time Without a Formal Press Conference in Half a Century /politics link 30291
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2018.02.14 09:00 autobuzzfeedbot Here Are The Top 50 Valentine's Date Spots In The United States

  1. Cafe Monarch in Scottsdale, Arizona
  2. Bavette's Bar & Boeuf in Chicago, Illinois
  3. Penumbra in Chicago, Illinois
  4. Better Than Sex: A Dessert Restaurant in Key West, Florida
  5. Gary Danko in San Francisco, California
  6. Canoe in Atlanta, Georgia
  7. L'ardoise Bistro in San Francisco, California
  8. Gourmet Italia in Temecula, California
  9. Stonehouse Restaurant in Santa Barbara, California
  10. Mama's Fish House in Paia, Hawaii
  11. Cibo in Phoenix, Arizona
  12. Per Se in New York, New York
  13. Café Amelie in New Orleans, Louisiana
  14. Bistrot La Minette in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  15. Club A Steakhouse in New York, New York
  16. Talula's Garden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  17. The Olde Pink House in Savannah, Georgia
  18. Raines Law Room in New York, New York
  19. Daniel in New York, New York
  20. Bern's Steak House in Tampa, Florida
  21. Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar in Miami, Florida
  22. Collage Restaurant in Saint Augustine, Florida
  23. Bella On the River in San Antonio, Texas
  24. Azure Restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii
  25. La Mer in Honolulu, Hawaii
  26. St Martin's Wine Bistro in Dallas, Texas
  27. Gilt Bar in Chicago, Illinois
  28. Tidepools in Poipu, Hawaii
  29. Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas, Nevada
  30. Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano in Sedona, Arizona
  31. Circa 1886 Restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina
  32. The Pink Door in Seattle, Washington
  33. Hugo's Cellar in Las Vegas, Nevada
  34. RM Champagne in Chicago, Illinois
  35. Cafe Matisse in Rutherford, New Jersey
  36. Creperie du Village in Aspen, Colorado
  37. Kenny's Wood Fired Grill in Dallas, Texas
  38. Elizabeth On 37th in Savannah, Georgia
  39. Gracie's in Providence, Rhode Island
  40. Buddakan in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  41. Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant in Cape May, New Jersey
  42. rise n°1 in Dallas, Texas
  43. Marcel in Atlanta, Georgia
  44. Second Empire Restaurant And Tavern in Raleigh, North Carolina
  45. a Cena Ristorante in Portland, Oregon
  46. Irene's Cuisine in New Orleans, Louisiana
  47. Oleana Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  48. Odyssey Italian Restaurant in Denver, Colorado
  49. 5th & Taylor in Nashville, Tennessee
  50. Novel Restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri
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2018.01.24 15:33 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Nebraska – discuss Nebraska politics and candidates

Welcome to our 44th Better Know a State (BKAS), which will focus on NEBRASKA. This post was also written by hulagirrrl (thanks to her for all her hardwork). As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
Note: this description was crossposted to Nebraska - link, Omaha - link, Lincoln - link, SandersforPresident - link, Political_Revolution - link and Kossacks_for_Sanders - link. Additional discussion of the races and candidates may be found at one or more of those sites. Visit BetterKnowAState to obtain similar information about other states that have been covered so far in our series.
Reminder: The deadline to file as a candidate for the 2018 races in Nebraska is March 1, 2018. Here are the filing requirements – link. The date of the primary election in Nebraska is May 15, 2018. Nebraska has closed primary elections for U.S. Congress, which means that voters who are not affiliated with a political party cannot vote in that party's primary. However, non-partisans can ask for a Dem ballot for the primaries, but not a Republican ballot.
Here’s what I’ve found about the various races:
United States Senators:. The Senators from Nebraska are Benjamin Sasse (R) and Deb Fischer (R). Fischer is up for re-election in 2018.
Deb Fischer: Deb Fischer is extremely conservative (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 0.6%). She is against the Affordable Care Act, marriage equality, abortion and the DREAM Act. She is pro-fossil fuels. She supports term limits and has said she would limit herself to two six-year Senate terms (she is just finishing her first Senate term). In a comparison write up in the Omaha World-Herald she is described as a person who has embraced the nuts and bolts of legislating: introducing bills, hammering out details of major legislation and helping it reach the president’s desk.
She is a native of Nebraska, ranches near Valentine, and during the primary she received the endorsement of Sarah Palin. Noteworthy: according to Politico she benefits from what opponents call a federal subsidy, leasing 11,724 acres of federal land for grazing at below market value. Fischer argues that ranchers help the government manage the land, and that she doesn’t set the prices. https://www.politico.com/story/2012/05/10-fun-facts-about-deb-fischer-076384
Like many Republicans, she’s faced some backlash from constituents lately, particularly over health care and over her support for Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. Her voting record is pretty much aligned with Donald Trump according to project fivethirtyeight. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/deb-fische
She’s got generous contributions from various industries and lobbyists. https://www.opensecrets.org/races/industries?cycle=2018&id=NES1&spec=N
She has 2 Democratic challengers - Larry Marvin and Jane Raybould. Here is an article describing the 2 Democratic candidates.
Larry Marvin: Larry Marvin has been involved in politics serving as the Cuming County chairman for the Nebraska Democratic Party and running twice before for Senate (2008 and 2012). He says:
“This is my third try for United States Senate in Nebraska. I think the third time’s the charm,” Marvin said he keeps running because he wants to fight the narrow-minded influence of special interest groups and the Tea Party.
He is a landlord and also works at Fremont Beef, a company providing beef and pork products to the Asian, American and Hispanic markets.
He does not have a campaign website and it is hard to find his positions besides an interview with NPR in 2014. http://netnebraska.org/article/news/912583/two-democrats-put-bids-open-us-senate-seat
Jane Raybould:
The woman who is challenging Deb Fisher for her seat claims to have gained great experience to work with Republicans when she served on the Lincoln City Council and as a former member of the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners where she was the only Democrat. According to the Kearney Hub, Raybould said she wants to bring her business background and commitment to bipartisanship to the U.S. Senate. She said Fischer is vulnerable in her bid for a second six-year term because she voted for Betsy DeVos as federal secretary of education. http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/democrat-jane-raybould-sets-sights-on-deb-fischer-s-senate/article_8b855c46-df83-11e7-b071-1bfefdba96b8.html
Raybould employs more than 2,000 Nebraskans and her business was one of the very first employee-owned companies in the state of Nebraska.
Ms. Raybould does not support single payer health care, but will “have a look at it” maybe allowing people older than 55 to buy into Medicare. She did not endorse any specific changes in health care laws. Her stand on the ACA is to amend it not end it, and is willing to work with her Republican counterparts. She said she would fight to maintain some provisions of the Affordable Care Act, such as mandatory coverage of pre-existing conditions and insurance subsidies for those whose incomes are under a certain threshold. http://www.omaha.com/news/politics/jane-raybould-a-democrat-from-lincoln-will-challenge-u-s/article_50b260ae-aa54-50a5-a587-a6dc6ab24306.html
Here is a pretty interesting opinion that describes the challenges ahead for Raybould. It gives her little chance to win but that ultimately it is good to have fierce competition for a Republican dominated State. http://www.dailynebraskan.com/opinion/edwards-newcomer-jane-raybould-would-make-good-senator-probably-won/article_e7a90bcc-8d2a-11e7-b1f6-abe901701a06.html
The list of top contributors for the candidates of the Nebraska Senate Race https://www.opensecrets.org/races/contributors?cycle=2018&id=NES1&spec=N
United States House of Representatives: Nebraska has 3 United States House Representatives, Jeff Fortenberry, Don Bacon and Adrian Smith, who are all Republicans.
NE-01: The incumbent is Jeff Fortenberry, a quite conservative Republican (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 8%). He voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There are 2 Dems competing against him - Dennis Crawford and Jessica McClure.
Dennis Crawford: A lifelong resident in his state, he has been practicing law in personal injury and workers compensation beginning since 1986. Crawford’s law practice takes him all over the state. According to his website he has been active in the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys serving on its board of directors, political action committee and legislative committee. In that capacity, Crawford has fought for the rights of injured workers and workers in general. Also in those capacities he had to negotiate with people, even when he disagrees, and find common ground. Crawford plans to take that experience and approach to Washington, D.C. His website also lays out his issues very clearly; he stands for health care for all, raising minimum wages and doing better for the environment by investing in renewable energy and improving infrastructure in the state. https://www.denniscrawford.org/issues/
His social media pages are pretty up to date and he engages in discussions with people who post comments, that is refreshing to see.
http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/democrat-dennis-crawford-will-challenge-fortenberry/article_3bf29a7e-0329-5231-a108-c6f0dd8c48a3.html
Looking at the campaign fund, the Republican candidate has a fat cushion and both Crawford and McClure have to do a lot of fundraising. https://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary?cycle=2018&id=NE01
Jessica McClure: McClure identifies the ACA (affordable care act) and focus on families as her issues. Among her priorities she also lists equal rights, renewable energy and "fact and science-based policy". She describes herself as a working mother of a child that has a chronic medical condition. Her background is very interesting; she started her career as a chemist, but moved out of the laboratory and started working with federal regulations where she worked with EPA, FDA, USDA, and Customs compliance. She describes the regulatory work as intriguing and decided to study law, which she did according to her bio on her website. http://www.jessicamcclureforcongress.com/aboutme/
McClure is not the only woman that is challenging a male candidate; there is a wave of first time candidates who bring fresh ideas to the table. http://www.omaha.com/opinion/the-public-pulse-put-women-in-powearticle_befec11e-df8f-11e7-8ce4-5b28fac8824b.html Her social media is also very up to date and busy.
Here is another article on the challengers to Fortenberry. Two Democrats are hoping to oust Republican incumbent. http://www.hastingstribune.com/news/state/nebraska/fortenberry-challengers-hope-to-ride-a-democratic-wave/article_c4aca9d1-a12d-572a-a24e-9b5a30ff7c9b.html
NE-02: The incumbent is Don Bacon, an extremely conservative Republican (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 1%), who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There are 2 Dems competing against him – Former U.S. Representative Brad Ashford and Non-profit president Kara Eastman. Bradford was the previous Congressperson for this district, but was defeated by Bacon in 2016. He is running for his former seat. NE-02 contains most of Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska. Because this district has swung between Democratic and Republican Congressional representatives, it is considered a competitive district.
Kara Eastman: She was the first Democrat in her district to announce her bid for Congress. Eastman, 45, that she will seek the Democratic nomination in the Omaha-based 2nd District in the hopes of running against Republican U.S. Rep. Don Bacon next year. So far, she has the endorsement of three labor unions.
She is a non-profit executive of Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OHKA) that she built from a small startup into a nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit that has raised more than $13 million to support green, safe, and healthy housing in Omaha. http://eastmanforcongress.com/about/
She focuses not only on healthcare and income equality, but also on free college education for Nebraskans. Pretty refreshing candidate and her social media is very active and engaged with the district. http://www.omaha.com/news/politics/nonprofit-executive-kara-eastman-will-seek-democratic-nomination-in-nd/article_a42d10af-ce5a-5481-92f3-f088a4428736.html
Kara Eastman did express concern however that the Democratic Party has already chosen Brad Ashford as their candidate. This is certainly something to watch for. http://www.omaha.com/news/politics/kara-eastman-says-pro-brad-ashford-comments-at-democratic-fundraisearticle_f0c2eb7e-96fc-5556-9297-5266059759af.html
Brad Ashford: Ashford is a former Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Ashford served from 2015 to 2017. He lost his re-election bid in 2016. Republican Don Bacon defeated him in the general election. Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District race was rated as a battleground in 2016. https://ballotpedia.org/Nebraska%27s_2nd_Congressional_District_election,_2018
According to RollCall, Ashford tried to distance himself from his party. At a parade that summer he was asked if he was a Republican and his reply was: “Aw, I don’t know. Whatever you want me to be”. In the past he also stated that if people expect him to be far left, then he’s not their guy. He ran in a district that was carried by Mitt Romney in 2012 https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/democrat-brad-ashford-wins-another-termfalls-nebraskas-2nd-district
NE-03: The incumbent is Adrian Smith, an extremely conservative Tea Party Republican. (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 2%) who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He has one 1 Dem challenger - Paul Theobald. Adrian Smith is also facing a primary challenge by Kirk Penner.
Paul Theobald: representing the 3rd District, website Ballotpedia rates this race as safely Republican. https://ballotpedia.org/Paul_Theobald
Theobald lived in Nebraska for about a decade and worked as dean of the school of education and counseling at Wayne State University before moving to take a job out-of-state. In 2010, Theobald and his wife, Maureen, bought their current property in Pierce County and he said they returned for good in 2015. He works remotely at the University of Southern Indiana and along with his wife breeds pasture-raised purebred hogs. http://www.omaha.com/news/politics/democratic-hog-farmer-rural-historian-paul-theobald-to-run-foarticle_4c63b4ea-b9c2-11e7-b253-7783c930e8db.html
His website lists some of his top issues: rural revitalization, agricultural policy, protecting rural schools from consolidation, Medicare-for-all, raising the minimum wage and opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline and as the only candidate in Nebraska he officially supports net neutrality. https://www.theobaldforcongress.com/issues/
Fairly active on Facebook, he posts regularly and interacts with people. Here is an opinion written by Theobald published in February 2017. --- http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/local-view-republican-party-has-abandoned-nebraska/article_3f7a237f-23df-5012-a5d4-1b6ad9e53edc.html
Governor: The governor of Nebraska is Pete Ricketts (R). He has 1 Republican primary challenger - Krystal Gabel. There are two Democrats running, Tyler Davis and Vanessa Ward. There is also one Independent running - State Sen. Bob Krist.
Pete Ricketts: As a Republican, the Governor decided to endorse Donald Trump for president. As a gubernatorial candidate, he had several Tea Party endorsements among them Ted Cruz who called Ricketts “a strong principled leader." "Pete Ricketts is a businessman and a constitutional conservative who will help Nebraska thrive.” http://www.omaha.com/news/ted-cruz-backs-pete-ricketts-campaign-for-governoarticle_b4fcdbde-0127-5a3a-aedd-9936e2a41b71.html
According to Ballotpedia, the Republicans are favored to win this race. https://ballotpedia.org/Nebraska_gubernatorial_and_lieutenant_gubernatorial_election,_2018
Tyler Davis: is pursuing a PhD in Medical Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is also an Instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, School of Public Administration and teaches in the Emergency Services Program. And he has started three small start-up companies. He is opposed to the current governor's policies of slashing taxes and government services. He wants to provide better access to healthcare, better fund public education, reform non-violent drug offense sentences to relieve prison over-crowding and fight to end homelessness and human trafficking. Here is his webpage.
Vanessa Ward: is a community activist, who lived most of her life in poverty. She is a fan of Martin Luther King, Jr. Since she just announced her candidacy recently, she does not yet seem to have a formal campaign website, though she does have a Facebook page and a CrowdPAC page. Here is an article on her announcement. There has been some controversies about her running as a Democrat. This article says that "News Channel Nebraska has learned of a major split in the party over Ward’s candidacy. This latest case finds several members of the party upset with Ward’s views on sex discrimination and gay rights." Her CrowdPAC page indicates that she opposes Citizens United and wants to get money out of politics.
Bob Krist: currently serves as a nonpartisan member of the Nebraska Unicameral representing District 10. He is unable to run for re-election in 2018 to the State Senate. Krist, a former member of the Republican Party, announced in July 2017 that he will run in the 2018 governor’s race as third-party candidate. He is forming his own political party: http://kwbe.com/featured-news/krist-announces-new-political-party/
Krist, described as a moderate in the Nebraska Legislature who has often defied the GOP, promises to offer independent leadership that will seek out solutions to high property taxes, education funding and prison overcrowding. http://www.omaha.com/news/politics/sen-krist-makes-it-official-he-s-switching-party-affiliation/article_e9f900e0-9896-11e7-9529-93311a55848a.html
On issues, he promises to work on Tax and Prison reform. There is nothing about healthcare or education on his website. http://www.kristfornebraska.com/issues
This interview appears to be pretty candid and he describes his adversarial relationship between the Republican party and why he finally resolved to leave it. https://ivn.us/2017/12/19/meet-candidate-giving-independents-hope-midwest/
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, here they are:
Alabama
Utah
Alaska
Arkansas
California Part 1
California Part 2
California Part 3
California Part 4
California State Democratic Chair Race
Colorado
Arizona
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida Part 1
Florida Part 2
New Jersey
Virginia Governor and Senate Races
Hawaii
Wyoming
Idaho
Medicare-4-All Fundraiser
North Dakota
Georgia
Minnesota
New York
Michigan Part 1
Michigan Part 2
Tennessee
Texas Part 1
Texas Part 2
Texas Part 3
Massachusetts
Illinois Part 1
Illinois Part 2
Kentucky
Kansas
Mississippi
Ohio Part 1
Ohio Part 2
South Carolina
Indiana
Oregon
Maryland Part 1
Maryland Part 2
West Virginia
North Carolina
NEXT STATE UP –Pennsylvania
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2017.12.13 14:49 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Indiana – discuss Indiana politics and candidates

Welcome to our 39th Better Know a State (BKAS), which will focus on INDIANA. As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
Reminder: The deadline to file as a candidate for the 2018 races in Indiana is February 9, 2018 (if running as a member of an established party). Here are the filing requirements – link. The date of the primary election in Indiana is May 8, 2018.
Here’s what I’ve found about the various races:
United States Senators:. The Senators from Indiana are Todd Young (R) and Joe Donnelly (D). Donnelly is up for re-election in 2018. He is quite conservative for a Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score =65%). He was one of the Democrats to vote ‘yes’ on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. He opposes abortion. He is also a co-sponsor of Senator Mike Crapo’s legislation to roll back regulations on Wall Street – link. He has not co-sponsored Bernie’s Medicare-for-All bill in the Senate. However, he does support the ACA and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). He’s facing a primary challenge by Bill Bowser and Martin Del Rio. There are also seven Republicans competing in the primary to challenge Donnelly – State Representative Mike Braun, Terry Henderson, Mark Hurt, U.S Representative Luke Messer, U.S. Representative Todd Rokita, Kiel Stone and Andrew Takami. There is also a candidate for the Disability Party, Andrew Straw, and one Independent, John Piper. Bill Bowser does not seem to have a formal campaign website. Here is his Facebook page and here is his Twitter account. Neither page is super active. But he has retweeted some of Bernie’s tweets and describes himself as a progressive on his Facebook page. He supports marijuana legalization. Martin Del Rio is a veteran, an Army Wounded Warrior Advocate and was formerly homeless and destitute (so he knows what it’s like to be poor). There is not a lot of detail on his website about his policies, but he supports job creation in Indiana, labor unions, education, racial justice, LGBT rights and protecting the environment. On healthcare, he says “Comprehensive, universal healthcare is a human right and as Hoosiers, we can all agree that no man, woman or child should ever have to suffer or die due to the lack of better options. Whether it be a Single-Payer system or something better, this is an issue that we have to approach with facts and common sense if we are really going to promote the general welfare of this great nation”. I’m not sure what he’d consider ‘better’ than single-payer healthcare. Andrew Straw is a candidate for the Disability Party, a small political party that advocates for civil rights and protecting the interests of mentally and physically disabled people. This appears to be his campaign website, but it does not have much detail on his policies. John Piper is an independent candidate, who is a business man who owns both restaurants and veterinary hospitals. He seems to be a Trump supporter. His website does not have much detail on his policies, except stating support for Trump.
United States House of Representatives: Indiana has nine US House Representatives.
IN-01: The incumbent is Peter Visclosky, a fairly conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 76%). He is a co-sponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). He has no challengers yet.
IN-02: The incumbent is Jackie Walorski, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. She is facing a primary challenge by Mark Summe. There are also five Democrats competing to challenge her - Aaron Bush, Douglas Carpenter, Pat Hackett, Mel Hall and Yatish Joshi. I could not find a campaign website for Aaron Bush. Douglas Carpenter seems to be a candidate who ran for the same seat in 2014 and 2016. Despite that, there is virtually no information about him available online and he does not seem to have a campaign website. Pat Hackett is an attorney who has served as council for the not-for-profit Catholic Holy Cross Health system. She is also an adjunct Professor at Notre Dame law school. She is worried about income inequality and states “We must change this trajectory by advocating for a higher minimum wage, writing laws that empower workers, and recognizing the dignity and importance of work.” She supports the ACA and wants to extend it to better cover people. She also says that we should be “moving towards universal coverage, even a single payer system”. She supports abortion rights, but notes that “true pro-life legislation would wage a cultural war on poverty”. She also supports racial justice, public education, immigrant rights and fighting climate change. She seems like a good candidate. Here is her website. Mel Hall is the Chairman of SpecialtyCare, a company that supports “surgeons and medical centers with highly skilled people, equipment, and data that increase consistency and reliability, driving improved clinical outcomes and reduced costs”. Here is his website, but it has no details on the policies he supports. Yatish Joshi is the founder and owner of GTA Containers, a company that makes a series of tanks, drums and other containers for transporting cargo by truck. Here is his website, but it also has no detail on the policies he supports. To me, Pat Hackett is the strongest progressive candidate in this race.
IN-03: The incumbent is Jim Banks, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is facing one opponent, Democrat Courtney Tritch. Courtney Tritch is a marketing consultant. Here is her website, but her Issues page seems to be a work in progress, since there are topics listed, but no details under the topics.
IN-04: The incumbent is Todd Rokita, a very conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is not running again, because he’s running for Senate against Joe Donnelly. There are 3 Democrats - Tobi Beck, Joe Mackey and Sherry Shipley – and five Republicans – State Representative Jim Baird, Steve Braun, Kevin Grant, Diego Morales and Jared Thomas – running for his seat. Tobi Beck is an Army veteran and an IT security consultant. She supports campaign finance reform, infrastructure spending, immigration reform, legalizing medical marijuana, fighting climate change, LGBT rights, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, raising taxes on the wealthiest individuals, reducing the national debt and strengthening and supporting the ACA (no mention of Medicare-for-All). Here is her website. Joe Mackey is a retired machinist. When he was younger, his family was struck by tragedy when in the span of only 30 months, they lost 2 of their children to leukemia (that sucks!!). He and his wife founded an organization dedicated to fighting childhood cancer. As you might suspect, his major issue is healthcare and he strongly supports Medicare-for-All. The other issue he talks about is education and he supports 2 years of free college and reducing student loan interest rates. He also supports strengthening the school lunch program. He seems like a very promising candidate. Here is his website. Sherry Shipley is s Dean at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette. She supports fighting climate change, strengthening public schools, universal pre-K education, Medicare-for-All and a $15/hr minimum wage. Here is her website. Both Mackey and Shipley seem very good candidates.
IN-05: The incumbent is Susan Brooks, a very conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. She has one Democratic challenger - Sean Dugdale - and one Independent challenger - Jeremy Lee Edom. This page was the only information I could find online about Sean Dugdale and it only states that he is a “research assistant and Chinese translator”. He doesn’t seem to have a campaign website. There is also virtually nothing online for Jeremy Lee Edom. He is apparently an independent candidate and according to the same website above that listed Sean Dugdale’s profession, Edom ran in 2016 for the US Presidency. This race could really use a strong committed progressive candidate.
IN-06: The incumbent is Luke Messer, who is another very conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is not running for re-election, because he is competing for Donnelly’s Senate seat. There are four Democrats - Arturas Kerelis, Jeannine Lee Lake, Jim Pruett and Lane Siekman – and four Republicans – State Senator Michael Crider, Jonathan Lamb, Stephen MacKenzie and Greg Pence – competing for his seat. I won’t describe the Republicans in detail, except to note that Greg Pence is the oldest brother of our current Vice President, Mike Pence. Here is a webpage for Arturas Kerelis. But it mainly just has links to his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. He seems to be this Arturas Kerelis, who is listed as the 2nd Assistant Director and Unit Production Manager for a filming company. Looking at his Instagram, he posted about Net Neutrality and his personal Twitter account mentions Bernie. But there is no information in his political positions. Jeannine Lee Lake is another candidate with virtually no online presence. This page says she was involved in feeding the poor on Thanksgiving, so perhaps she is worried about poor people. Here is Jim Pruett’s website, which still seems to be a work in progress, and here is his Facebook page. I didn’t look at it in detail, but it does indicate that he opposes the recent Republican tax bill. Lane Siekman is a lawyer, who has served as City Attorney and City Council Attorney in the past. His website is pretty detailed about his policy positions, unlike the other candidates. You can read it for more details, but in brief Siekman supports Medicare-for-All, fair trade deals, fighting climate change, policies that promote family farms over factory farms, net neutrality, free or reduced college tuition, getting big money out of politics, raising the minimum wage and ending tax breaks for the wealthy and special interests. He seems like a super candidate that we should support. You can donate to his campaign here.
IN-07: The incumbent is André Carson, who has a fairly progressive voting record (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 85%). He is a member of the House Progressive Caucus and has co-sponsored HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). However, he is also a member of the New Democrat Coalition, which is a coalition of conservative, neoliberal Democrats. He also has an association with Imran Awan. He has a Democratic primary challenger - Sue Spicer. There are also two Republicans running against him - Wayne Harmon and Tony Van Pelt. Sue Spicer is an activist and a Berniecrat. Here is her website, which says she supports Bernie’s policies, but does not really give details.
IN-08: The incumbent is Larry Bucshon, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There were two Democrats competing to challenge him - Glen Miller and William Tanoos. However, Glen Miller recently withdrew and endorsed Tanoos. William Tanoos is a lawyer whose law practice works exclusively to fight for access to healthcare and financial security for disabled clients. He supports cutting taxes on middle class and small business, but not on the wealthy or large profitable corporations. He supports the ACA, but wants to bring down the high costs of premiums, deductibles, and out of pocket expenses (he does not mention Medicare-for-All). He also wants to get big money out of politics and reverse Citizens United. Here is his website.
IN-09: The incumbent is Trey Hollingsworth, another extremely conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There are five Democrats competing to challenge him - Daniel Canon, Rob Chatlos, Jason Leineweber, Tom Pappas and Liz Watson. There are a lot of quite progressive candidates running in this race, so voters will need to decide which one to support. Daniel Canon is a civil rights lawyer. He was involved in filing a suit against Trump when he encouraged his fans to get protestors “out of here” during a campaign rally. He was also involved in fighting for same sex marriage before the Supreme Court. He supports universal, single-payer healthcare, paid parental and family sick leave, an immediate and substantial increase to the minimum wage, campaign finance reform, legalizing marijuana, abolition of private prisons, abolition of the death penalty, free college tuition, strengthening anti-trust legislation, and many other progressive policies. Here is his website for further details. Rob Chatlos is a co-owner of a small trucking company. He supports free and fair elections, ending Citizens United, moving to 100% renewable energy in the US by 2030, universal single payer healthcare, a minimum wage increase (but no exact target number here), free college tuition, tax increases on wealthy (including capital gains taxes), net neutrality, decriminalizing marijuana and criminal justice reform. He seems like a pretty strong progressive candidate as well. Here is his website. It’s not clear what Jason Leineweber does for a living, since that is not detailed on his website. One of his major issues is education, although he seems to feel that we have to solve various problems in the K-12 years, before we can do anything about high college tuition (I think we can address both at the same time). He also supports raising the minimum wage to $10/hr, reducing the work week to 35 hweek, improving access to clean drinking water, reducing credit card interest rates, LGBT and women’s rights, etc. On healthcare, he is a bit vague saying it’s time for “one plan, one price”, but doesn’t say what that plan is. Is he talking about Medicare-for-All or some other type of plan? I feel that quite a few positions he’s talking about on his website are local issues. Though important, they might be better addressed by a mayor, state Senator or State Representative, while a US Representative should take on bigger questions that affect the whole country. Therefore, it seems to me he should be running for a city-wide or state-wide office. Tom Pappas is a former intern for Joe Donnelly and a professor at Indiana University. He supports campaign finance reform to get dark money out of politics, increasing the minimum wage to $15/hr, taxing Wall Street transactions, raising the cap on Social Security contributions, ensuring wealthy corporations pay more taxes, enforcing anti-trust laws, funding an infrastructure bank, providing paid family leave, etc. Here is his website. Liz Watson is a lawyer and has held a number of political positions in the past from interning with former US Rep Frank McCloskey to serving as Director of Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center, as the executive director of the Georgetown Poverty Center, and as the Labor Policy Director for Democrats in the United States Congress. On her website, she notes that “I led the development of the $15 minimum wage bill in the House, and I worked with Senator Sanders staff when he introduced the companion bill in the Senate. I drafted first-of-its kind legislation to end the practice of calling people into work on a couple of hours’ notice and telling them if they don’t report, they’re fired”. She is strong on labor and jobs and she supports unions, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr by 2024, making more people eligible for overtime pay, ending abusive unpredictable job scheduling, providing paid sick and family leave and ending bad trade deals that ship jobs overseas. She also supports Medicare-for-All, strengthening public schools, helping bring down college costs (but does not mention free college tuition, but rather lowering student loan interest and providing more Pell grants, etc.), investing in green energy technology and providing more support to the Black Lung Benefits for coal miners. Here is her website. The field of candidates in IN-09 is exceptionally strong, with numerous strong and committed progressives. Voters in that district will have a hard time choosing, I think.
Governor: The governor of Indiana is Eric Holcomb (R). He was just elected, so won’t be up for re-election for quite some time.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, here they are:
Alabama
Utah
Alaska
Arkansas
California Part 1
California Part 2
California Part 3
California Part 4
California State Democratic Chair Race
Colorado
Arizona
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida Part 1
Florida Part 2
New Jersey
Virginia Governor and Senate Races
Hawaii
Wyoming
Idaho
Medicare-4-All Fundraiser
North Dakota
Georgia
Minnesota
New York
Michigan Part 1
Michigan Part 2
Tennessee
Texas Part 1
Texas Part 2
Texas Part 3
Massachusetts
Illinois Part 1
Illinois Part 2
Kentucky
Kansas
Mississippi
Ohio Part 1
Ohio Part 2
South Carolina
NEXT STATE UP –Oregon
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2017.12.13 13:51 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Indiana – discuss Indiana politics and candidates

Welcome to our 39th Better Know a State (BKAS), which will focus on INDIANA. As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
Reminder: The deadline to file as a candidate for the 2018 races in Indiana is February 9, 2018 (if running as a member of an established party). Here are the filing requirements – link. The date of the primary election in Indiana is May 8, 2018.
Here’s what I’ve found about the various races:
United States Senators:. The Senators from Indiana are Todd Young (R) and Joe Donnelly (D). Donnelly is up for re-election in 2018. He is quite conservative for a Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score =65%). He was one of the Democrats to vote ‘yes’ on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. He opposes abortion. He is also a co-sponsor of Senator Mike Crapo’s legislation to roll back regulations on Wall Street – link. He has not co-sponsored Bernie’s Medicare-for-All bill in the Senate. However, he does support the ACA and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). He’s facing a primary challenge by Bill Bowser and Martin Del Rio. There are also seven Republicans competing in the primary to challenge Donnelly – State Representative Mike Braun, Terry Henderson, Mark Hurt, U.S Representative Luke Messer, U.S. Representative Todd Rokita, Kiel Stone and Andrew Takami. There is also a candidate for the Disability Party, Andrew Straw, and one Independent, John Piper. Bill Bowser does not seem to have a formal campaign website. Here is his Facebook page and here is his Twitter account. Neither page is super active. But he has retweeted some of Bernie’s tweets and describes himself as a progressive on his Facebook page. He supports marijuana legalization. Martin Del Rio is a veteran, an Army Wounded Warrior Advocate and was formerly homeless and destitute (so he knows what it’s like to be poor). There is not a lot of detail on his website about his policies, but he supports job creation in Indiana, labor unions, education, racial justice, LGBT rights and protecting the environment. On healthcare, he says “Comprehensive, universal healthcare is a human right and as Hoosiers, we can all agree that no man, woman or child should ever have to suffer or die due to the lack of better options. Whether it be a Single-Payer system or something better, this is an issue that we have to approach with facts and common sense if we are really going to promote the general welfare of this great nation”. I’m not sure what he’d consider ‘better’ than single-payer healthcare. Andrew Straw is a candidate for the Disability Party, a small political party that advocates for civil rights and protecting the interests of mentally and physically disabled people. This appears to be his campaign website, but it does not have much detail on his policies. John Piper is an independent candidate, who is a business man who owns both restaurants and veterinary hospitals. He seems to be a Trump supporter. His website does not have much detail on his policies, except stating support for Trump.
United States House of Representatives: Indiana has nine US House Representatives.
IN-01: The incumbent is Peter Visclosky, a fairly conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 76%). He is a co-sponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). He has no challengers yet.
IN-02: The incumbent is Jackie Walorski, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. She is facing a primary challenge by Mark Summe. There are also five Democrats competing to challenge her - Aaron Bush, Douglas Carpenter, Pat Hackett, Mel Hall and Yatish Joshi. I could not find a campaign website for Aaron Bush. Douglas Carpenter seems to be a candidate who ran for the same seat in 2014 and 2016. Despite that, there is virtually no information about him available online and he does not seem to have a campaign website. Pat Hackett is an attorney who has served as council for the not-for-profit Catholic Holy Cross Health system. She is also an adjunct Professor at Notre Dame law school. She is worried about income inequality and states “We must change this trajectory by advocating for a higher minimum wage, writing laws that empower workers, and recognizing the dignity and importance of work.” She supports the ACA and wants to extend it to better cover people. She also says that we should be “moving towards universal coverage, even a single payer system”. She supports abortion rights, but notes that “true pro-life legislation would wage a cultural war on poverty”. She also supports racial justice, public education, immigrant rights and fighting climate change. She seems like a good candidate. Here is her website. Mel Hall is the Chairman of SpecialtyCare, a company that supports “surgeons and medical centers with highly skilled people, equipment, and data that increase consistency and reliability, driving improved clinical outcomes and reduced costs”. Here is his website, but it has no details on the policies he supports. Yatish Joshi is the founder and owner of GTA Containers, a company that makes a series of tanks, drums and other containers for transporting cargo by truck. Here is his website, but it also has no detail on the policies he supports. To me, Pat Hackett is the strongest progressive candidate in this race.
IN-03: The incumbent is Jim Banks, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is facing one opponent, Democrat Courtney Tritch. Courtney Tritch is a marketing consultant. Here is her website, but her Issues page seems to be a work in progress, since there are topics listed, but no details under the topics.
IN-04: The incumbent is Todd Rokita, a very conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is not running again, because he’s running for Senate against Joe Donnelly. There are 3 Democrats - Tobi Beck, Joe Mackey and Sherry Shipley – and five Republicans – State Representative Jim Baird, Steve Braun, Kevin Grant, Diego Morales and Jared Thomas – running for his seat. Tobi Beck is an Army veteran and an IT security consultant. She supports campaign finance reform, infrastructure spending, immigration reform, legalizing medical marijuana, fighting climate change, LGBT rights, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, raising taxes on the wealthiest individuals, reducing the national debt and strengthening and supporting the ACA (no mention of Medicare-for-All). Here is her website. Joe Mackey is a retired machinist. When he was younger, his family was struck by tragedy when in the span of only 30 months, they lost 2 of their children to leukemia (that sucks!!). He and his wife founded an organization dedicated to fighting childhood cancer. As you might suspect, his major issue is healthcare and he strongly supports Medicare-for-All. The other issue he talks about is education and he supports 2 years of free college and reducing student loan interest rates. He also supports strengthening the school lunch program. He seems like a very promising candidate. Here is his website. Sherry Shipley is s Dean at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette. She supports fighting climate change, strengthening public schools, universal pre-K education, Medicare-for-All and a $15/hr minimum wage. Here is her website. Both Mackey and Shipley seem very good candidates.
IN-05: The incumbent is Susan Brooks, a very conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. She has one Democratic challenger - Sean Dugdale - and one Independent challenger - Jeremy Lee Edom. This page was the only information I could find online about Sean Dugdale and it only states that he is a “research assistant and Chinese translator”. He doesn’t seem to have a campaign website. There is also virtually nothing online for Jeremy Lee Edom. He is apparently an independent candidate and according to the same website above that listed Sean Dugdale’s profession, Edom ran in 2016 for the US Presidency. This race could really use s strong committed progressive candidate.
IN-06: The incumbent is Luke Messer, who is another very conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is not running for re-election, because he is competing for Donnelly’s Senate seat. There are four Democrats - Arturas Kerelis, Jeannine Lee Lake, Jim Pruett and Lane Siekman – and four Republicans – State Senator Michael Crider, Jonathan Lamb, Stephen MacKenzie and Greg Pence – competing for his seat. I won’t describe the Republicans in detail, except to note that Greg Pence is the oldest brother of our current Vice President, Mike Pence. Here is a webpage for Arturas Kerelis. But it mainly just has links to his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. He seems to be this Arturas Kerelis, who is listed as the 2nd Assistant Director and Unit Production Manager for a filming company. Looking at his Instagram, he posted about Net Neutrality and his personal Twitter account mentions Bernie. But there is no information in his political positions. Jeannine Lee Lake is another candidate with virtually no online presence. This page says she was involved in feeding the poor on Thanksgiving, so perhaps she is worried about poor people. Here is Jim Pruett’swebsite, which still seems to be a work in progress, and here is his Facebook page. I didn’t look at it in detail, but it does indicate that he opposes the recent Republican tax bill. Lane Siekman is a lawyer, who has served as City Attorney and City Council Attorney in the past. His website is pretty detailed about his policy positions, unlike the other candidates. You can read it for more details, but in brief Siekman supports Medicare-for-All, fair trade deals, fighting climate change, policies that promote family farms over factory farms, net neutrality, free or reduced college tuition, getting big money out of politics, raising the minimum wage and ending tax breaks for the wealthy and special interests. He seems like a super candidate that we should support. You can donate to his campaign here.
IN-07: The incumbent is André Carson, who has a fairly progressive voting record (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 85%). He is a member of the House Progressive Caucus and has co-sponsored HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). However, he is also am member of the New Democrat Coalition, which is a coalition of conservative, neoliberal Democrats. He also has an association with Imran Awan. He has a Democratic primary challenger - Sue Spicer. There are also two Republicans running against him - Wayne Harmon and Tony Van Pelt. Sue Spicer is an activist and a Berniecrat. Here is her website, which says she supports Bernie’s policies, but does not really give details.
IN-08: The incumbent is Larry Bucshon, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There were two Democrats competing to challenge him - Glen Miller and William Tanoos. However, Glen Miller recently withdrew and endorsed Tanoos. William Tanoos is a lawyer whose law practice works exclusively to fight for access to healthcare and financial security for disabled clients. He supports cutting taxes on middle class and small business, but not on the wealthy or large profitable corporations. He supports the ACA, but wants to bring down the high costs of premiums, deductibles, and out of pocket expenses (he does not mention Medicare-for-All). He also wants to get big money out of politics and reverse Citizens United. Here is his website.
IN-09: The incumbent is Trey Hollingsworth, another extremely conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There are five Democrats competing to challenge him - Daniel Canon, Rob Chatlos, Jason Leineweber, Tom Pappas and Liz Watson. There are a lot of quite progressive candidates running in this race, so voters will need to decide which one to support. Daniel Canon is a civil rights lawyer. He was involved in filing a suit against Trump when he encouraged his fans to get protestors “out of here” during a campaign rally. He was also involved in fighting for same sex marriage before the Supreme Court. He supports universal, single-payer healthcare, paid parental and family sick leave, an immediate and substantial increase to the minimum wage, campaign finance reform, legalizing marijuana, abolition of private prisons, abolition of the death penalty, free college tuition, strengthening anti-trust legislation, and many other progressive policies. Here is his website for further details. Rob Chatlos is a co-owner of a small trucking company. He supports free and fair elections, ending Citizens United, moving to 100% renewable energy in the US by 2030, universal single payer healthcare, a minimum wage increase (but no exact target number here), free college tuition, tax increases on wealthy (including capital gains taxes), net neutrality, decriminalizing marijuana and criminal justice reform. He seems like a pretty strong progressive candidate as well. Here is his website. It’s not clear what Jason Leineweber does for a living, since that is not detailed on his website. One of his major issues is education, although he seems to feel that we have to solve various problems in the K-12 years, before we can do anything about high college tuition (I think we can address both at the same time). He also supports raising the minimum wage to $10/hr, reducing the work week to 35 hweek, improving access to clean drinking water, reducing credit card interest rates, LGBT and women’s rights, etc. On healthcare, he is a bit vague saying it’s time for “one plan, one price”, but doesn’t say what that plan is. Is he talking about Medicare-for-All or some other type of plan? I feel that quite a few positions he’s talking about on his website are local issues. Though important, they might be better addressed by a mayor, state Senator or State Representative, while a US Representative should take on bigger questions that affect the whole country. Therefore, it seems to me he should be running for a city-wide or state-wide office. Tom Pappas is a former intern for Joe Donnelly and a professor at Indiana University. He supports campaign finance reform to get dark money out of politics, increasing the minimum wage to $15/hr, taxing Wall Street transactions, raising the cap on Social Security contributions, ensuring wealthy corporations pay more taxes, enforcing anti-trust laws, funding an infrastructure bank, providing paid family leave, etc. Here is his website. Liz Watson is a lawyer and has held a number of political positions in the past from interning with former US Rep Frank McCloskey to serving as Director of Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center, as the executive director of the Georgetown Poverty Center, and as the Labor Policy Director for Democrats in the United States Congress. On her website, she notes that “I led the development of the $15 minimum wage bill in the House, and I worked with Senator Sanders staff when he introduced the companion bill in the Senate. I drafted first-of-its kind legislation to end the practice of calling people into work on a couple of hours’ notice and telling them if they don’t report, they’re fired”. She is strong on labor and jobs and she supports unions, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr by 2024, making more people eligible for overtime pay, ending abusive unpredictable job scheduling, providing paid sick and family leave and ending bad trade deals that ship jobs overseas. She also supports Medicare-for-All, strengthening public schools, helping bring down college costs (but does not mention free college tuition, but rather lowering student loan interest and providing more Pell grants, etc.), investing in green energy technology and providing more support to the Black Lung Benefits for coal mines. Here is her website. The field of candidates in IN-09 is exceptionally strong, with numerous strong and committed progressives. Voters in that district will have a hard time choosing, I think.
Governor: The governor of Indiana is Eric Holcomb (R). He was just elected, so won’t be up for re-election for quite some time.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, here they are:
Alabama
Utah
Alaska
Arkansas
California Part 1
California Part 2
California Part 3
California Part 4
California State Democratic Chair Race
Colorado
Arizona
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida Part 1
Florida Part 2
New Jersey
Virginia Governor and Senate Races
Hawaii
Wyoming
Idaho
Medicare-4-All Fundraiser
North Dakota
Georgia
Minnesota
New York
Michigan Part 1
Michigan Part 2
Tennessee
Texas Part 1
Texas Part 2
Texas Part 3
Massachusetts
Illinois Part 1
Illinois Part 2
Kentucky
Kansas
Mississippi
Ohio Part 1
Ohio Part 2
South Carolina
Montana
NEXT STATE UP –Oregon
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2017.12.13 13:49 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Indiana – discuss Indiana politics and candidates

Welcome to our 39th Better Know a State (BKAS), which will focus on INDIANA. As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
Reminder: The deadline to file as a candidate for the 2018 races in Indiana is February 9, 2018 (if running as a member of an established party). Here are the filing requirements – link. The date of the primary election in Indiana is May 8, 2018.
Here’s what I’ve found about the various races:
United States Senators:. The Senators from Indiana are Todd Young (R) and Joe Donnelly (D). Donnelly is up for re-election in 2018. He is quite conservative for a Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score =65%). He was one of the Democrats to vote ‘yes’ on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. He opposes abortion. He is also a co-sponsor of Senator Mike Crapo’s legislation to roll back regulations on Wall Street – link. He has not co-sponsored Bernie’s Medicare-for-All bill in the Senate. However, he does support the ACA and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). He’s facing a primary challenge by Bill Bowser and Martin Del Rio. There are also seven Republicans competing in the primary to challenge Donnelly – State Representative Mike Braun, Terry Henderson, Mark Hurt, U.S Representative Luke Messer, U.S. Representative Todd Rokita, Kiel Stone and Andrew Takami. There is also a candidate for the Disability Party, Andrew Straw, and one Independent, John Piper. Bill Bowser does not seem to have a formal campaign website. Here is his Facebook page and here is his Twitter account. Neither page is super active. But he has retweeted some of Bernie’s tweets and describes himself as a progressive on his Facebook page. He supports marijuana legalization. Martin Del Rio is a veteran, an Army Wounded Warrior Advocate and was formerly homeless and destitute (so he knows what it’s like to be poor). There is not a lot of detail on his website about his policies, but he supports job creation in Indiana, labor unions, education, racial justice, LGBT rights and protecting the environment. On healthcare, he says “Comprehensive, universal healthcare is a human right and as Hoosiers, we can all agree that no man, woman or child should ever have to suffer or die due to the lack of better options. Whether it be a Single-Payer system or something better, this is an issue that we have to approach with facts and common sense if we are really going to promote the general welfare of this great nation”. I’m not sure what he’d consider ‘better’ than single-payer healthcare. Andrew Straw is a candidate for the Disability Party, a small political party that advocates for civil rights and protecting the interests of mentally and physically disabled people. This appears to be his campaign website, but it does not have much detail on his policies. John Piper is an independent candidate, who is a business man who owns both restaurants and veterinary hospitals. He seems to be a Trump supporter. His website does not have much detail on his policies, except stating support for Trump.
United States House of Representatives: Indiana has nine US House Representatives.
IN-01: The incumbent is Peter Visclosky, a fairly conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 76%). He is a co-sponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). He has no challengers yet.
IN-02: The incumbent is Jackie Walorski, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. She is facing a primary challenge by Mark Summe. There are also five Democrats competing to challenge her - Aaron Bush, Douglas Carpenter, Pat Hackett, Mel Hall and Yatish Joshi. I could not find a campaign website for Aaron Bush. Douglas Carpenter seems to be a candidate who ran for the same seat in 2014 and 2016. Despite that, there is virtually no information about him available online and he does not seem to have a campaign website. Pat Hackett is an attorney who has served as council for the not-for-profit Catholic Holy Cross Health system. She is also an adjunct Professor at Notre Dame law school. She is worried about income inequality and states “We must change this trajectory by advocating for a higher minimum wage, writing laws that empower workers, and recognizing the dignity and importance of work.” She supports the ACA and wants to extend it to better cover people. She also says that we should be “moving towards universal coverage, even a single payer system”. She supports abortion rights, but notes that “true pro-life legislation would wage a cultural war on poverty”. She also supports racial justice, public education, immigrant rights and fighting climate change. She seems like a good candidate. Here is her website. Mel Hall is the Chairman of SpecialtyCare, a company that supports “surgeons and medical centers with highly skilled people, equipment, and data that increase consistency and reliability, driving improved clinical outcomes and reduced costs”. Here is his website, but it has no details on the policies he supports. Yatish Joshi is the founder and owner of GTA Containers, a company that makes a series of tanks, drums and other containers for transporting cargo by truck. Here is his website, but it also has no detail on the policies he supports. To me, Pat Hackett is the strongest progressive candidate in this race.
IN-03: The incumbent is Jim Banks, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is facing one opponent, Democrat Courtney Tritch. Courtney Tritch is a marketing consultant. Here is her website, but her Issues page seems to be a work in progress, since there are topics listed, but no details under the topics.
IN-04: The incumbent is Todd Rokita, a very conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is not running again, because he’s running for Senate against Joe Donnelly. There are 3 Democrats - Tobi Beck, Joe Mackey and Sherry Shipley – and five Republicans – State Representative Jim Baird, Steve Braun, Kevin Grant, Diego Morales and Jared Thomas – running for his seat. Tobi Beck is an Army veteran and an IT security consultant. She supports campaign finance reform, infrastructure spending, immigration reform, legalizing medical marijuana, fighting climate change, LGBT rights, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, raising taxes on the wealthiest individuals, reducing the national debt and strengthening and supporting the ACA (no mention of Medicare-for-All). Here is her website. Joe Mackey is a retired machinist. When he was younger, his family was struck by tragedy when in the span of only 30 months, they lost 2 of their children to leukemia (that sucks!!). He and his wife founded an organization dedicated to fighting childhood cancer. As you might suspect, his major issue is healthcare and he strongly supports Medicare-for-All. The other issue he talks about is education and he supports 2 years of free college and reducing student loan interest rates. He also supports strengthening the school lunch program. He seems like a very promising candidate. Here is his website. Sherry Shipley is s Dean at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette. She supports fighting climate change, strengthening public schools, universal pre-K education, Medicare-for-All and a $15/hr minimum wage. Here is her website. Both Mackey and Shipley seem very good candidates.
IN-05: The incumbent is Susan Brooks, a very conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. She has one Democratic challenger - Sean Dugdale - and one Independent challenger - Jeremy Lee Edom. This page was the only information I could find online about Sean Dugdale and it only states that he is a “research assistant and Chinese translator”. He doesn’t seem to have a campaign website. There is also virtually nothing online for Jeremy Lee Edom. He is apparently an independent candidate and according to the same website above that listed Sean Dugdale’s profession, Edom ran in 2016 for the US Presidency. This race could really use s strong committed progressive candidate.
IN-06: The incumbent is Luke Messer, who is another very conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is not running for re-election, because he is competing for Donnelly’s Senate seat. There are four Democrats - Arturas Kerelis, Jeannine Lee Lake, Jim Pruett and Lane Siekman – and four Republicans – State Senator Michael Crider, Jonathan Lamb, Stephen MacKenzie and Greg Pence – competing for his seat. I won’t describe the Republicans in detail, except to note that Greg Pence is the oldest brother of our current Vice President, Mike Pence. Here is a webpage for Arturas Kerelis. But it mainly just has links to his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. He seems to be this Arturas Kerelis, who is listed as the 2nd Assistant Director and Unit Production Manager for a filming company. Looking at his Instagram, he posted about Net Neutrality and his personal Twitter account mentions Bernie. But there is no information in his political positions. Jeannine Lee Lake is another candidate with virtually no online presence. This page says she was involved in feeding the poor on Thanksgiving, so perhaps she is worried about poor people. Here is Jim Pruett’swebsite, which still seems to be a work in progress, and here is his Facebook page. I didn’t look at it in detail, but it does indicate that he opposes the recent Republican tax bill. Lane Siekman is a lawyer, who has served as City Attorney and City Council Attorney in the past. His website is pretty detailed about his policy positions, unlike the other candidates. You can read it for more details, but in brief Siekman supports Medicare-for-All, fair trade deals, fighting climate change, policies that promote family farms over factory farms, net neutrality, free or reduced college tuition, getting big money out of politics, raising the minimum wage and ending tax breaks for the wealthy and special interests. He seems like a super candidate that we should support. You can donate to his campaign here.
IN-07: The incumbent is André Carson, who has a fairly progressive voting record (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 85%). He is a member of the House Progressive Caucus and has co-sponsored HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). However, he is also am member of the New Democrat Coalition, which is a coalition of conservative, neoliberal Democrats. He also has an association with Imran Awan. He has a Democratic primary challenger - Sue Spicer. There are also two Republicans running against him - Wayne Harmon and Tony Van Pelt. Sue Spicer is an activist and a Berniecrat. Here is her website (it loads slowly), which says she supports Bernie’s policies, but does not really give details.
IN-08: The incumbent is Larry Bucshon, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There were two Democrats competing to challenge him - Glen Miller and William Tanoos. However, Glen Miller recently withdrew and endorsed Tanoos. William Tanoos is a lawyer whose law practice works exclusively to fight for access to healthcare and financial security for disabled clients. He supports cutting taxes on middle class and small business, but not on the wealthy or large profitable corporations. He supports the ACA, but wants to bring down the high costs of premiums, deductibles, and out of pocket expenses (he does not mention Medicare-for-All). He also wants to get big money out of politics and reverse Citizens United. Here is his website.
IN-09: The incumbent is Trey Hollingsworth, another extremely conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There are five Democrats competing to challenge him - Daniel Canon, Rob Chatlos, Jason Leineweber, Tom Pappas and Liz Watson. There are a lot of quite progressive candidates running in this race, so voters will need to decide which one to support. Daniel Canon is a civil rights lawyer. He was involved in filing a suit against Trump when he encouraged his fans to get protestors “out of here” during a campaign rally. He was also involved in fighting for same sex marriage before the Supreme Court. He supports universal, single-payer healthcare, paid parental and family sick leave, an immediate and substantial increase to the minimum wage, campaign finance reform, legalizing marijuana, abolition of private prisons, abolition of the death penalty, free college tuition, strengthening anti-trust legislation, and many other progressive policies. Here is his website for further details. Rob Chatlos is a co-owner of a small trucking company. He supports free and fair elections, ending Citizens United, moving to 100% renewable energy in the US by 2030, universal single payer healthcare, a minimum wage increase (but no exact target number here), free college tuition, tax increases on wealthy (including capital gains taxes), net neutrality, decriminalizing marijuana and criminal justice reform. He seems like a pretty strong progressive candidate as well. Here is his website. It’s not clear what Jason Leineweber does for a living, since that is not detailed on his website. One of his major issues is education, although he seems to feel that we have to solve various problems in the K-12 years, before we can do anything about high college tuition (I think we can address both at the same time). He also supports raising the minimum wage to $10/hr, reducing the work week to 35 hweek, improving access to clean drinking water, reducing credit card interest rates, LGBT and women’s rights, etc. On healthcare, he is a bit vague saying it’s time for “one plan, one price”, but doesn’t say what that plan is. Is he talking about Medicare-for-All or some other type of plan? I feel that quite a few positions he’s talking about on his website are local issues. Though important, they might be better addressed by a mayor, state Senator or State Representative, while a US Representative should take on bigger questions that affect the whole country. Therefore, it seems to me he should be running for a city-wide or state-wide office. Tom Pappas is a former intern for Joe Donnelly and a professor at Indiana University. He supports campaign finance reform to get dark money out of politics, increasing the minimum wage to $15/hr, taxing Wall Street transactions, raising the cap on Social Security contributions, ensuring wealthy corporations pay more taxes, enforcing anti-trust laws, funding an infrastructure bank, providing paid family leave, etc. Here is his website. Liz Watson is a lawyer and has held a number of political positions in the past from interning with former US Rep Frank McCloskey to serving as Director of Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center, as the executive director of the Georgetown Poverty Center, and as the Labor Policy Director for Democrats in the United States Congress. On her website, she notes that “I led the development of the $15 minimum wage bill in the House, and I worked with Senator Sanders staff when he introduced the companion bill in the Senate. I drafted first-of-its kind legislation to end the practice of calling people into work on a couple of hours’ notice and telling them if they don’t report, they’re fired”. She is strong on labor and jobs and she supports unions, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr by 2024, making more people eligible for overtime pay, ending abusive unpredictable job scheduling, providing paid sick and family leave and ending bad trade deals that ship jobs overseas. She also supports Medicare-for-All, strengthening public schools, helping bring down college costs (but does not mention free college tuition, but rather lowering student loan interest and providing more Pell grants, etc.), investing in green energy technology and providing more support to the Black Lung Benefits for coal mines. Here is her website. The field of candidates in IN-09 is exceptionally strong, with numerous strong and committed progressives. Voters in that district will have a hard time choosing, I think.
Governor: The governor of Indiana is Eric Holcomb (R). He was just elected, so won’t be up for re-election for quite some time.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, here they are:
Alabama
Utah
Alaska
Arkansas
California Part 1
California Part 2
California Part 3
California Part 4
California State Democratic Chair Race
Colorado
Arizona
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida Part 1
Florida Part 2
New Jersey
Virginia Governor and Senate Races
Hawaii
Wyoming
Idaho
Medicare-4-All Fundraiser
North Dakota
Georgia
Minnesota
New York
Michigan Part 1
Michigan Part 2
Tennessee
Texas Part 1
Texas Part 2
Texas Part 3
Massachusetts
Illinois Part 1
Illinois Part 2
Kentucky
Kansas
Mississippi
Ohio Part 1
Ohio Part 2
South Carolina
Montana
NEXT STATE UP –Oregon
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2017.12.13 13:47 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Indiana – discuss Indiana politics and candidates

Welcome to our 39th Better Know a State (BKAS), which will focus on INDIANA. As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
Reminder: The deadline to file as a candidate for the 2018 races in Indiana is February 9, 2018 (if running as a member of an established party). Here are the filing requirements – link. The date of the primary election in Indiana is May 8, 2018.
Here’s what I’ve found about the various races:
United States Senators:. The Senators from Indiana are Todd Young (R) and Joe Donnelly (D). Donnelly is up for re-election in 2018. He is quite conservative for a Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score =65%). He was one of the Democrats to vote ‘yes’ on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. He opposes abortion. He is also a co-sponsor of Senator Mike Crapo’s legislation to roll back regulations on Wall Street – link. He has not co-sponsored Bernie’s Medicare-for-All bill in the Senate. However, he does support the ACA and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). He’s facing a primary challenge by Bill Bowser and Martin Del Rio. There are also seven Republicans competing in the primary to challenge Donnelly – State Representative Mike Braun, Terry Henderson, Mark Hurt, U.S Representative Luke Messer, U.S. Representative Todd Rokita, Kiel Stone and Andrew Takami. There is also a candidate for the Disability Party, Andrew Straw, and one Independent, John Piper. Bill Bowser does not seem to have a formal campaign website. Here is his Facebook page and here is his Twitter account. Neither page is super active. But he has retweeted some of Bernie’s tweets and describes himself as a progressive on his Facebook page. He supports marijuana legalization. Martin Del Rio is a veteran, an Army Wounded Warrior Advocate and was formerly homeless and destitute (so he knows what it’s like to be poor). There is not a lot of detail on his website about his policies, but he supports job creation in Indiana, labor unions, education, racial justice, LGBT rights and protecting the environment. On healthcare, he says “Comprehensive, universal healthcare is a human right and as Hoosiers, we can all agree that no man, woman or child should ever have to suffer or die due to the lack of better options. Whether it be a Single-Payer system or something better, this is an issue that we have to approach with facts and common sense if we are really going to promote the general welfare of this great nation”. I’m not sure what he’d consider ‘better’ than single-payer healthcare. Andrew Straw is a candidate for the Disability Party, a small political party that advocates for civil rights and protecting the interests of mentally and physically disabled people. This appears to be his campaign website, but it does not have much detail on his policies. John Piper is an independent candidate, who is a business man who owns both restaurants and veterinary hospitals. He seems to be a Trump supporter. His website does not have much detail on his policies, except stating support for Trump.
United States House of Representatives: Indiana has nine US House Representatives.
IN-01: The incumbent is Peter Visclosky, a fairly conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 76%). He is a co-sponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). He has no challengers yet.
IN-02: The incumbent is Jackie Walorski, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. She is facing a primary challenge by Mark Summe. There are also five Democrats competing to challenge her - Aaron Bush, Douglas Carpenter, Pat Hackett, Mel Hall and Yatish Joshi. I could not find a campaign website for Aaron Bush. Douglas Carpenter seems to be a candidate who ran for the same seat in 2014 and 2016. Despite that, there is virtually no information about him available online and he does not seem to have a campaign website. Pat Hackett is an attorney who has served as council for the not-for-profit Catholic Holy Cross Health system. She is also an adjunct Professor at Notre Dame law school. She is worried about income inequality and states “We must change this trajectory by advocating for a higher minimum wage, writing laws that empower workers, and recognizing the dignity and importance of work.” She supports the ACA and wants to extend it to better cover people. She also says that we should be “moving towards universal coverage, even a single payer system”. She supports abortion rights, but notes that “true pro-life legislation would wage a cultural war on poverty”. She also supports racial justice, public education, immigrant rights and fighting climate change. She seems like a good candidate. Here is her website. Mel Hall is the Chairman of SpecialtyCare, a company that supports “surgeons and medical centers with highly skilled people, equipment, and data that increase consistency and reliability, driving improved clinical outcomes and reduced costs”. Here is his website, but it has no details on the policies he supports. Yatish Joshi is the founder and owner of GTA Containers, a company that makes a series of tanks, drums and other containers for transporting cargo by truck. Here is his website, but it also has no detail on the policies he supports. To me, Pat Hackett is the strongest progressive candidate in this race.
IN-03: The incumbent is Jim Banks, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is facing one opponent, Democrat Courtney Tritch. Courtney Tritch is a marketing consultant. Here is her website, but her Issues page seems to be a work in progress, since there are topics listed, but no details under the topics.
IN-04: The incumbent is Todd Rokita, a very conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is not running again, because he’s running for Senate against Joe Donnelly. There are 3 Democrats - Tobi Beck, Joe Mackey and Sherry Shipley – and five Republicans – State Representative Jim Baird, Steve Braun, Kevin Grant, Diego Morales and Jared Thomas – running for his seat. Tobi Beck is an Army veteran and an IT security consultant. She supports campaign finance reform, infrastructure spending, immigration reform, legalizing medical marijuana, fighting climate change, LGBT rights, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, raising taxes on the wealthiest individuals, reducing the national debt and strengthening and supporting the ACA (no mention of Medicare-for-All). Here is her website. Joe Mackey is a retired machinist. When he was younger, his family was struck by tragedy when in the span of only 30 months, they lost 2 of their children to leukemia (that sucks!!). He and his wife founded an organization dedicated to fighting childhood cancer. As you might suspect, his major issue is healthcare and he strongly supports Medicare-for-All. The other issue he talks about is education and he supports 2 years of free college and reducing student loan interest rates. He also supports strengthening the school lunch program. He seems like a very promising candidate. Here is his website. Sherry Shipley is s Dean at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette. She supports fighting climate change, strengthening public schools, universal pre-K education, Medicare-for-All and a $15/hr minimum wage. Here is her website. Both Mackey and Shipley seem very good candidates.
IN-05: The incumbent is Susan Brooks, a very conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. She has one Democratic challenger - Sean Dugdale - and one Independent challenger - Jeremy Lee Edom. This page was the only information I could find online about Sean Dugdale and it only states that he is a “research assistant and Chinese translator”. He doesn’t seem to have a campaign website. There is also virtually nothing online for Jeremy Lee Edom. He is apparently an independent candidate and according to the same website above that listed Sean Dugdale’s profession, Edom ran in 2016 for the US Presidency. This race could really use s strong committed progressive candidate.
IN-06: The incumbent is Luke Messer, who is another very conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is not running for re-election, because he is competing for Donnelly’s Senate seat. There are four Democrats - Arturas Kerelis, Jeannine Lee Lake, Jim Pruett and Lane Siekman – and four Republicans – State Senator Michael Crider, Jonathan Lamb, Stephen MacKenzie and Greg Pence – competing for his seat. I won’t describe the Republicans in detail, except to note that Greg Pence is the oldest brother of our current Vice President, Mike Pence. Here is a webpage for Arturas Kerelis. But it mainly just has links to his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. He seems to be this Arturas Kerelis, who is listed as the 2nd Assistant Director and Unit Production Manager for a filming company. Looking at his Instagram, he posted about Net Neutrality and his personal Twitter account mentions Bernie. But there is no information in his political positions. Jeannine Lee Lake is another candidate with virtually no online presence. This page says she was involved in feeding the poor on Thanksgiving, so perhaps she is worried about poor people. Here is Jim Pruett’swebsite, which still seems to be a work in progress, and here is his Facebook page. I didn’t look at it in detail, but it does indicate that he opposes the recent Republican tax bill. Lane Siekman is a lawyer, who has served as City Attorney and City Council Attorney in the past. His website is pretty detailed about his policy positions, unlike the other candidates. You can read it for more details, but in brief Siekman supports Medicare-for-All, fair trade deals, fighting climate change, policies that promote family farms over factory farms, net neutrality, free or reduced college tuition, getting big money out of politics, raising the minimum wage and ending tax breaks for the wealthy and special interests. He seems like a super candidate that we should support. You can donate to his campaign here.
IN-07: The incumbent is André Carson, who has a fairly progressive voting record (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 85%). He is a member of the House Progressive Caucus and has co-sponsored HR 676 (Medicare-for-All). However, he is also am member of the New Democrat Coalition, which is a coalition of conservative, neoliberal Democrats. He also has an association with Imran Awan. He has a Democratic primary challenger - Sue Spicer. There are also two Republicans running against him - Wayne Harmon and Tony Van Pelt. Sue Spicer is an activist and a Berniecrat. Here is her website, which says she supports Bernie’s policies, but does not really give details.
IN-08: The incumbent is Larry Bucshon, an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There were two Democrats competing to challenge him - Glen Miller and William Tanoos. However, Glen Miller recently withdrew and endorsed Tanoos. William Tanoos is a lawyer whose law practice works exclusively to fight for access to healthcare and financial security for disabled clients. He supports cutting taxes on middle class and small business, but not on the wealthy or large profitable corporations. He supports the ACA, but wants to bring down the high costs of premiums, deductibles, and out of pocket expenses (he does not mention Medicare-for-All). He also wants to get big money out of politics and reverse Citizens United. Here is his website.
IN-09: The incumbent is Trey Hollingsworth, another extremely conservative Republican who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. There are five Democrats competing to challenge him - Daniel Canon, Rob Chatlos, Jason Leineweber, Tom Pappas and Liz Watson. There are a lot of quite progressive candidates running in this race, so voters will need to decide which one to support. Daniel Canon is a civil rights lawyer. He was involved in filing a suit against Trump when he encouraged his fans to get protestors “out of here” during a campaign rally. He was also involved in fighting for same sex marriage before the Supreme Court. He supports universal, single-payer healthcare, paid parental and family sick leave, an immediate and substantial increase to the minimum wage, campaign finance reform, legalizing marijuana, abolition of private prisons, abolition of the death penalty, free college tuition, strengthening anti-trust legislation, and many other progressive policies. Here is his website for further details. Rob Chatlos is a co-owner of a small trucking company. He supports free and fair elections, ending Citizens United, moving to 100% renewable energy in the US by 2030, universal single payer healthcare, a minimum wage increase (but no exact target number here), free college tuition, tax increases on wealthy (including capital gains taxes), net neutrality, decriminalizing marijuana and criminal justice reform. He seems like a pretty strong progressive candidate as well. Here is his website. It’s not clear what Jason Leineweber does for a living, since that is not detailed on his website. One of his major issues is education, although he seems to feel that we have to solve various problems in the K-12 years, before we can do anything about high college tuition (I think we can address both at the same time). He also supports raising the minimum wage to $10/hr, reducing the work week to 35 hweek, improving access to clean drinking water, reducing credit card interest rates, LGBT and women’s rights, etc. On healthcare, he is a bit vague saying it’s time for “one plan, one price”, but doesn’t say what that plan is. Is he talking about Medicare-for-All or some other type of plan? I feel that quite a few positions he’s talking about on his website are local issues. Though important, they might be better addressed by a mayor, state Senator or State Representative, while a US Representative should take on bigger questions that affect the whole country. Therefore, it seems to me he should be running for a city-wide or state-wide office. Tom Pappas is a former intern for Joe Donnelly and a professor at Indiana University. He supports campaign finance reform to get dark money out of politics, increasing the minimum wage to $15/hr, taxing Wall Street transactions, raising the cap on Social Security contributions, ensuring wealthy corporations pay more taxes, enforcing anti-trust laws, funding an infrastructure bank, providing paid family leave, etc. Here is his website. Liz Watson is a lawyer and has held a number of political positions in the past from interning with former US Rep Frank McCloskey to serving as Director of Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center, as the executive director of the Georgetown Poverty Center, and as the Labor Policy Director for Democrats in the United States Congress. On her website, she notes that “I led the development of the $15 minimum wage bill in the House, and I worked with Senator Sanders staff when he introduced the companion bill in the Senate. I drafted first-of-its kind legislation to end the practice of calling people into work on a couple of hours’ notice and telling them if they don’t report, they’re fired”. She is strong on labor and jobs and she supports unions, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr by 2024, making more people eligible for overtime pay, ending abusive unpredictable job scheduling, providing paid sick and family leave and ending bad trade deals that ship jobs overseas. She also supports Medicare-for-All, strengthening public schools, helping bring down college costs (but does not mention free college tuition, but rather lowering student loan interest and providing more Pell grants, etc.), investing in green energy technology and providing more support to the Black Lung Benefits for coal mines. Here is her website. The field of candidates in IN-09 is exceptionally strong, with numerous strong and committed progressives. Voters in that district will have a hard time choosing, I think.
Governor: The governor of Indiana is Eric Holcomb (R). He was just elected, so won’t be up for re-election for quite some time.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, here they are:
Alabama
Utah
Alaska
Arkansas
California Part 1
California Part 2
California Part 3
California Part 4
California State Democratic Chair Race
Colorado
Arizona
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida Part 1
Florida Part 2
New Jersey
Virginia Governor and Senate Races
Hawaii
Wyoming
Idaho
Medicare-4-All Fundraiser
North Dakota
Georgia
Minnesota
New York
Michigan Part 1
Michigan Part 2
Tennessee
Texas Part 1
Texas Part 2
Texas Part 3
Massachusetts
Illinois Part 1
Illinois Part 2
Kentucky
Kansas
Mississippi
Ohio Part 1
Ohio Part 2
South Carolina
Montana
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2017.06.13 12:56 feedreddit TRUMP’S lunch companions today -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Sergey Kislyak plays host for Russia Day -- the DAWSEY DOWNLOAD -- GOP and DEM talking points on Sessions -- GOP to Trump: Don’t dump Mueller -- B’DAY: Eli Stokols

TRUMP’S lunch companions today -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Sergey Kislyak plays host for Russia Day -- the DAWSEY DOWNLOAD -- GOP and DEM talking points on Sessions -- GOP to Trump: Don’t dump Mueller -- B’DAY: Eli Stokols
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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Good Tuesday morning. FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell works to craft an Obamacare replacement bill, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP is having lunch today with 13 senators to “discuss the status” of the process. TRUMP’S DINING PARTNERS: Sens. Rob Portman (Ohio), John Thune (S.D.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), Mike Lee (Utah), Ted Cruz (Texas), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), John Barrasso (Wyo.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tom Cotton (Ark.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Susan Collins (Maine), Joni Ernst (Iowa) and Orrin Hatch (Utah).
-- HEALTH CARE STATUS REPORT: BURGESS EVERETT: “Senate GOP reins in expectations for killing Obamacare: Some Republican lawmakers are growing worried about their tight time frame for overhauling health care”: “Senate Republicans are aggressively trying to rein in expectations for their Obamacare repeal effort, wary of blowing a deadline or falling short of 50 votes on a promise that has driven the GOP’s political strategy for much of the past decade. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is still aiming for an Obamacare repeal vote in June, though his lieutenants acknowledge that deadline could slip into July. And while GOP leaders want to hold the vote as soon as possible, Republicans continue to avoid hard deadlines and say factors outside their control could strike.
“‘It’s like having a baby,’ said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas). ‘It’s not here yet, but it’s coming.’ … A public copy of the bill or the CBO score are not expected until just days before any vote, minimizing the ability of opposition to mobilize, aides said. If a June vote is not possible, Republicans hope to at least to have an agreement on a bill before heading home for the July 4 recess.” http://politi.co/2rlTGcD
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PLAYBOOK EXCLUSIVE -- SERGEY KISLYAK TRYING TO REPAIR FRAYED U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS: Embattled Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak played host to Washington insiders and diplomats at the Russian Embassy Monday night, greeting guests one-by-one in a long receiving line at the embassy in honor of Russia Day. Attendees were encouraged to pose for photos with signs that said “I love Russia” and post them on Facebook, Instagram and other social networks.
The frayed U.S.-Russia relationship was clearly on the embassy’s mind as they handed out a pamphlet highlighting the two countries’ close relationship. On the cover: “As an American, I love Russia - friend of Washington and Lincoln.” At the top of the second page, there was this: “As an American, I love Russia because if not for Russia, there may not have been a United States of America.”
Russia’s top seven reasons for the close U.S.-Russia ties: “1. During the birth of our Nation, Russia supported the Thirteen Colonies in their way of Independence from Britain. 2. Russia helped preserve the Union during the American Civil War. 3. Alaska, California and Hawaii became States of the Union due to friendly US-Russian relations. 4. Russia was our ally in both World Wars 5. Russian International Peace Initiatives are the foundation of the United Nations. 6. Russian Arts and Sciences have enriched the world, and Russian Americans have made great contributions to American culture. 7. Russian President Putin was the first to call American President Bush to offer help and condolences after the tragedy of 9/11.”
SPEAKING OF THOSE CLOSE TIES -- “Russian Breach of 39 States Threatens Future U.S. Elections,” by Bloomberg’s Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson: “Russian hackers hit election systems in at least 39 states before Donald Trump’s election as president, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter, an attack on almost twice as many states as previously reported. The hacks were part of a wave of intrusions in the summer and fall of 2016, details of which were provided by the person and two others familiar with a U.S. investigation of the attacks. Hackers breached a campaign finance database in at least one unidentified state, they said, and tried to alter or delete data from a voter database in Illinois.
“The scope and sophistication of the attacks so concerned the White House that Obama administration officials for the first time used a dedicated communication channel -- the cyber equivalent of the nuclear ‘red phone’ -- to signal to the Kremlin that the attacks risked escalating into a broader conflict, according to two of the people. The U.S. also provided detailed documents it considered proof of an act of aggression, which they said met with a chilly Russian response.” https://bloom.bg/2rVU2p9
-- COMING ATTRACTIONS: “Senate deal to boost Russia sanctions seen as imminent,” by Elana Schor: “Senators are vetting the language of a bipartisan deal to punish Russia that would allow Congress to disapprove of any attempt by President Donald Trump to ease sanctions on Moscow, Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker said late Monday. Whether the Tennessee Republican’s optimism translates into a vote this week remains to be seen, however, with Democrats declining to confirm that a deal is done.
“If the Senate can pass a strong Russia sanctions package, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) could both claim a measure of victory — while also dealing a blow to the White House, which has floated a possible deal to roll back penalties on Vladimir Putin’s government in exchange for further cooperation on anti-terrorism efforts.” http://politi.co/2tgm2li
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: THE DAWSEY DOWNLOAD -- “One of President Trump’s closest friends spent several hours in the White House Monday and emerged to say on TV that the president may fire Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor, and that it would be a ‘significant mistake.’ It was an only-in-Trump’s White House kind of moment.
“Senior aides said the friend, Chris Ruddy, was only speculating, and said Trump was unlikely to can the former FBI director. One official said Ruddy didn’t meet with the president -- but instead spent several hours with senior administration aides. ‘I wouldn’t take it too seriously,’ a White House official said.
“The reality is that Trump has sounded out associates about his concerns over Mueller -- and no one knows what he might do. Trump would be making a big mistake if he tried to fire Mueller, and they don’t believe he will, aides said. He has been warned against it ‘by almost everyone,’ one adviser said. But he is often governed by self-preservation. He hates losing control of situations. He often lashes out when he feels someone could damage him. Plus, surrogates have begun telling him what trouble Mueller could pose. He met several times with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at Bedminster over the weekend.
“So, yes, it seems unlikely Trump will try to fire Mueller. But then again, no one expected him to fire James Comey.”
-- SPICER STATEMENT, delivered by email from Sean to reporters: “Mr. Ruddy never spoke to the President regarding this issue. With respect to this subject, only the President or his attorneys are authorized to comment.”
-- RUDDY DOUBLES DOWN, in email to us: “Spicer issued a bizarre late night press release that a) doesn’t deny my claim the President is considering firing Mueller and b) says I didn’t speak to the President about the matter -- when I never claimed to have done so. Memo to Sean: focus your efforts on exposing the flim-flam Russian allegations against POTUS and highlighting his remarkable achievements! Don’t waste time trying to undermine one of your few allies.”
-- THE STRANGE THING: The White House still won’t comment on if, in fact, the president is considering getting rid of Mueller.
BUT, BUT, BUT … -- “Republicans to Trump: Hands off Mueller,” by Austin Wright and Kyle Cheney: “Republican lawmakers have a warning for President Donald Trump: Don’t mess with Robert Mueller. Some Trump allies have begun agitating for Trump to fire the man appointed just last month as a special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. … But that would be a huge mistake, Republican lawmakers said Monday. ‘It would be a disaster,’ said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) ‘There's no reason to fire Mueller. What’s he done to be fired?’” http://politi.co/2rqdnvd
-- COME ON, NEWT! @ReaganBattalion: “Less than a month ago @newtgingrich hailed Mueller as a ‘superb choice’ with an ‘IMPECCABLE’ reputation. Today he says he can’t be trusted.” http://bit.ly/2sWRupg
HAPPENING TODAY -- “Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts,” by AP’s Eric Tucker and Deb Riechmann: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing for sharp questions from his former Senate colleagues about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. The public testimony Tuesday before the Senate intelligence committee should yield Sessions’ most extensive comments to date on questions that have dogged his entire tenure as attorney general and that led him three months ago to step aside from the Russia probe.” http://apne.ws/2rquQ6D
-- WHAT NOT TO EXPECT: “Sessions won’t reveal information about conversations with Trump,” by Tara Palmeri and Josh Gerstein: “Jeff Sessions does not plan to reveal information about his private conversations with President Donald Trump during his testimony tomorrow before the Senate Intel Committee, according to sources close to the Attorney General. The sources said the former senator and Trump loyalist is unlikely to talk about any direct conversations with the president. ‘I wouldn’t expect the attorney general to discuss that,’ the source said. It was unclear whether the Attorney General would cite executive privilege as such, or simply say he wants to preserve the confidentiality of his discussions with Trump.” http://politi.co/2svFrly … The Sessions hearing is today at 2:30 p.m. in Hart 216.
THE TALKING POINTS …
-- Johanna Persing, RNC director of media affairs, emailed GOP communicators late Monday with a series of talking points for surrogates ahead of Sessions’ hearing. GOP talking points include: Trump has done nothing wrong; Sessions “continues to be open, honest and transparent;” Sessions’ meeting with Russian officials is standard practice; and asks surrogates to push for more answers on former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and fired FBI director James Comey’s interactions. The emailhttp://politi.co/2rqfSh6
-- Constance Boozer, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s director of surrogate and media affairs, emailed “friends and allies” Monday afternoon with their own set of talking points ahead of the Sessions hearing. Topline message: Sessions needs to answer several questions and to step down. “The fact that he isn’t willing to appear before the Committee with jurisdiction over the Department of Justice, the Judiciary Committee, shows that ‘the cloud’ of the Russia investigation makes it impossible for him to do the job of Attorney General,” Boozer wrote. The emailhttp://politi.co/2rqbVci
WHAT TRUMP WANTS TO BE TALKING ABOUT -- “Trump’s White House wants to change the subject: Trump, smarting over coverage of Russia probes, thinks his administration doesn’t get enough credit,” by Matt Nussbaum and Josh Dawsey: “The White House has been spending more time trying to focus staff on weekly agenda items, two administration officials said. Senior officials have tried to cheer up younger aides by reminding them that ‘voters aren’t going to make their choices based on some hard-to-understand, he-said, she-said accusation,’ one said, adding that the White House believes voters will stand by them if the economy remains strong. ... Trump also inaccurately declared on Monday that he’d ‘passed more legislation’ than any predecessor besides Franklin D. Roosevelt. Harry Truman passed 55 bills in his first 100 days, while Trump had signed 48 by his 142nd day. Many of those have been to designate buildings or other less noticeable actions.” With a Josh Holmes cameohttp://politi.co/2rqik75
DEMOCRATS’ SILVER LINING -- “Trump hearings hatch Democratic stars,” by Gabe Debenedetti: “California Sen. Kamala Harris had the latest star turn last week, with her tough interrogation of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers and questioning of former FBI Director James Comey. Before that, it was Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, whose revealing cross-examination of Attorney General Jeff Sessions sparked a boomlet of fresh presidential speculation earlier this year. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner has seen his work on the Senate Intelligence Committee suddenly revive talk of his national prospects, which had faded after he laid the groundwork roughly a decade ago. ...
“The beneficiaries of the surge in attention aren’t limited to members of the key committees on the Trump beat — the Intelligence and Judiciary panels. First-term Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, for example, has been especially active in speaking out about the Russia probes and on immigration, leading to reports that the White House is now eying him as a potential 2020 opponent. Yet it’s the former prosecutors Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and California Rep. Adam Schiff who have been front-and-center in harnessing the party’s fury, largely because they’ve been the ones in the televised spotlight.” http://politi.co/2siKKny
DEPT. OF YA CAN’T MAKE IT UP -- “Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea,” by AP’s Eric Talmadge in Pyongyang: “Dennis Rodman, the former NBA bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew back to Pyongyang on Tuesday for the first time in Donald Trump’s presidency. He said he is ‘just trying to open a door’ on a mission that he thinks his former ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ boss would support. Rodman, one of the few people to know both of the nuclear-armed leaders, sported a black T-shirt advertising a marijuana cybercurrency as he talked to reporters briefly before his flight from Beijing to the North Korean capital. Asked if he had spoken to Trump about his trip, he said, ‘Well, I’m pretty sure he’s pretty much happy with the fact that I’m over here trying to accomplish something that we both need. ...
“‘We are aware of his visit. We wish him well, but we have issued travel warnings to Americans and suggested they not travel to North Korea for their own safety,’ U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon told reporters after discussing the North Korean missile threat and other issues with Japanese counterparts.” http://apne.ws/2tguZuP
THE CABINET MEETING HEARD AROUND THE WORLD …
-- NYT’S JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS: “Mr. Trump transformed a routine meeting of senior members of his government into a mood-boosting, ego-stroking display of support for himself and his agenda. While the president never explicitly asked to be praised, Mr. Pence set the worshipful tone, and Mr. Trump made it clear he liked what he heard. ‘Thank you, Mick,’ he told Mick Mulvaney, his budget director. ‘Good job,’ he told Scott Pruitt, his E.P.A. chief. ‘Very good, Daniel,’ he said to Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence. ... In a video posted with the tweet, Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the minority leader, sat at a table with young staff members who, at his prompting, praised his performance on Sunday talk shows and the appearance of his hair. One repeated Mr. Priebus’s quotation word for word, prompting the senator and his aides to erupt into laughter.” http://nyti.ms/2tgdudT
-- @SenSchumer: “GREAT meeting today with the best staff in the history of the world!!!” http://bit.ly/2swimPy
HOW IT’S PLAYING -- Reuters: “At Trump’s Cabinet meeting, flattery is flavor of the day” http://reut.rs/2tfZHnK ... AP: “Who loves him more? Trump’s cabinet members gush at meeting”http://apne.ws/2rlNeCF ... WaPo: “Praise for the chief: Trump’s Cabinet tells him it’s an ‘honor’ and ‘blessing’ to serve” http://wapo.st/2rlwBXO ... Full videohttp://nbcnews.to/2rdiYWa
-- @ChrisLu44 (whose birthday was yesterday): “I ran 16 Cabinet meetings during Obama’s 1st term. Our Cabinet was never told to sing Obama’s praises. He wanted candid advice not adulation
WELCOME TO WASHINGTON -- “Melania Trump Leaves New York Behind for the White House,” by NYT’s Maggie Haberman: “Melania Trump will attend a congressional picnic in the final days of June. She will start filling out her roster of aides. She will get her son settled into his new home and, then, in the fall, a new school. And she will turn attention to the range of issues that a first lady has the ability to affect.
“For the first time since President Trump was inaugurated, his wife is living full time in the White House. She and the couple’s 11-year-old son, Barron, left Trump Tower in Manhattan behind over the weekend, a transition that the first lady announced on her husband’s favorite medium, Twitter, after it was completed. …
“Mrs. Trump’s immediate focus is likely to be inside the White House, where her husband has become increasingly isolated from his party and even his own staff since his abrupt firing of James B. Comey, the director of the F.B.I. ‘She is the president’s never-ending barometer of reality, and she delivers candor and honesty blended with selfless love for him and his family in equal doses,’ said Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a close friend of the Trumps who has known the first lady since 1998.” http://nyti.ms/2swbS2V
-- WAPO’S KRISSAH THOMPSON: “Five questions about Melania Trump’s move to the White House”: “Will Melania Trump keep her husband from sending controversial wee-hours tweets? … Will she build an advocacy program, such as Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ or Laura Bush’s National Book Festival, or undertake any restoration projects in the White House? … How will Barron Trump’s presence change life in the White House? … Will Melania Trump engage with D.C.’s social scene? … How will Melania Trump leave her mark on the job?” http://wapo.st/2rVvblm
-- “Barron Trump’s ‘The Expert’ T-shirt sells out at J. Crew,” by The Washington Examiner’s Leah DePiero: “The T-shirt Barron Trump wore while exiting Marine One with his parents on Sunday as he and first lady Melania Trump officially moved into the White House has sold out on J. Crew as of Monday. The gray cotton ringer T-shirt with the words ‘The Expert’ in blue lettering gained attention after 11-year-old Barron paired it with dark jeans and sneakers on Sunday. ‘We’re sorry. This item has been so popular, it has sold out,’ J. Crew’s website said of the $29.50 shirt.” http://washex.am/2sndsEH
IT’S ALL HAPPENING -- “Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski shopping book – again,” by CNN’s Oliver Darcy: “Publishers were told to submit offers to Lewandowski's agent, Mel Berger of WME Entertainment, by a Friday deadline ... Berger was expecting to ultimately fetch seven figures for the book deal. It was not clear what Lewandowski’s book would be about. A proposal wasn’t submitted, likely to avoid details leaking to the public, the source added. Lewandowski previously had an offer from HarperCollins worth $1.2 million, but lost it over concerns about a nondisclosure agreement he signed during the campaign, Politico reported last June. This time around, however, publishers were told Lewandowski had been able to obtain a waiver of the nondisclosure agreement, one of the sources familiar with the matter said.” http://cnnmon.ie/2rd6Ft5
TRUMP’S TUESDAY -- He’s meeting with H.R. McMaster, lunching with members of the Senate and then will go to Milwaukee. In Milwaukee he will meet with “Obamacare victims,” speak about health care and tour Waukesha County Technical College. He will then hold a roundtable on “workforce development.” He’ll also speak at a fundraiser for Gov. Scott Walker before returning to D.C.
VIRGINIANS HEAD TO THE POLLS TODAY -- WAPO: “Just tuning in to Virginia governor’s race? We’ll help you do your homework”http://wapo.st/2swFRYR
THE JUICE …
[email protected]: “In other non-Mueller news, Ivanka Trump, who excoriated the ‘viciousness’ of Washington on Fox, made a visit with Conde Nast brass at 1WTC”
-- SPOTTED: FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER yesterday on the new Delta LAX to DCA flight in Delta One (first class), watching “Eight Days a Week,” the Ron Howard documentary about The Beatles.
-- PEACOCK UPDATE: The MSNBC shows “Hardball,” “Andrea Mitchell Reports” and “MSNBC Live” with Hallie Jackson have all moved to the NBC studios at 400 North Capitol. Yesterday was the first day in the new studios. They join Greta van Susteren’s “For the Record,” which has aired from the Capitol Hill location since its inception.
-- THE NRCC disclosed another $833,526 in media spending against Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s sixth congressional district.
WARRIORS WIN NBA TITLE -- L.A. TIMES TANIA GANGULI: “‘I remember plenty of times throughout my career I continued to just look in the past and look ahead and not stay in the moment,’ [MVP Kevin] Durant said. ‘In this series I just stayed in the moment. And we did it together. ... You call us a super team, but it’s been a lot of super teams that [haven’t] worked, and we came together and we continued to just believe in each other and we sacrificed and we’re champions now.’” http://lat.ms/2rdsl8so
NEW BUZZFEED INVESTIGATION (with six bylines) -- “POISON IN THE SYSTEM”: “The British government is suppressing explosive intelligence that Alexander Perepilichnyy, a financier who exposed a vast financial crime by Russian government officials, was likely assassinated on the direct orders of Vladimir Putin. Perepilichnyy, who faced repeated threats after fleeing to Britain, was found dead outside his home in Surrey after returning from a mysterious trip to Paris in 2012. Despite an expert detecting signs of a fatal plant poison in his stomach, the British police have insisted there was no evidence of foul play, and Theresa May’s government has invoked national security powers to withhold evidence from the inquest into his cause of death – which is ongoing. But an investigation by BuzzFeed News has now obtained fresh evidence that the authorities have deliberately sidelined, and has uncovered how Perepilichnyy spent his last days in Paris.” http://bzfd.it/2tfTF6z
MORE MCAULIFFE ON ISAAC DOVERE’S ‘OFF MESSAGE’ -- THROWING SHADE AT HILLARY -- “We, as a party, need to understand what happened,” the Virginia governor told Isaac Dovere in the new Off Message podcast, live today. “My advice would be to Hillary, ‘There’s enough people that will do that and get that information out.’” McAuliffe says she never asked him to join her PAC. He told Isaac he didn’t even know what it was called. Here’s the exchange: “What is the name of it?” “Onward Together.” “Terrific.” “Like ‘Stronger Together.’” “Got it,” he says. “Very clever.” http://politi.co/2rlFyQF ... Listen and Subscribehttp://apple.co/2nEa7y0
WHAT WALL STREET IS READING -- “Goldman’s Blankfein, Citi’s Corbat Duped by Email Prankster,” by WSJ’s Liz Hoffman and Telis Demos: “The chief executives of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. are the latest bank bosses to be hooked by an email prankster trolling top Wall Street brass, exposing a low-tech gap in banks’ cybersecurity armor. Goldman’s Lloyd Blankfein and Citigroup’s Michael Corbat, as well as Citigroup consumer-banking chief Stephen Bird, responded over the weekend to emails sent by the anonymous prankster masquerading as top executives at the two banks. The hoaxer ... on Sunday published screenshots of the exchanges on Twitter. ... None of the executives disclosed sensitive information in responding to the prankster, but the repeated episodes flag concerns about whether banks have done enough to guard against online threats.” http://on.wsj.com/2swiMW8
MEDIAWATCH -- “Facebook Building Feature to Let Users Subscribe to News Publications,” by WSJ’s Deepa Seetharaman and Lukas Alpert: “Facebook Inc. may soon help its users do something unfamiliar on the platform: pay for news. The social-media giant is building a feature that would allow users to subscribe to publishers directly from the mobile app, according to people familiar with the matter. The feature, long-requested by publishers, is expected to roll out by the end of 2017 ... Facebook [is] leaning toward a metered-payment model, which would allow users to read some articles for free each month before prompting them to pay, three of the people familiar with the matter said.” http://on.wsj.com/2snc4Sy
-- L.A. Times national correspondent Nigel Duara is leaving for a role as a correspondent on HBO's “Vice News Tonight.” Duara, also an AP alum, will serve as a national correspondent, beginning June 19.
SPOTTED: HHS Secretary Tom Price drinking a beer at the Nationals game last night cheering on the Braves with some other HHSers. … Dr. Ben Carson yesterday on a Delta Shuttle from DCA to LGA, seated in Delta Comfort+ seat 7D ... Ivanka at LaGuardia yesterday near the gate for the DCA shuttle (with lots of Secret Service with her) ... Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) talking on his cell-phone yesterday afternoon in the Watergate Hotel library ... Ron Brownstein yesterday catching a foul ball at Nationals Park -- Doug Heye’s Instapichttp://bit.ly/2snwVVJ ... Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) sitting at the head of a packed table off the lobby of 20 F Street, NW. …
… Ashton Kutcher and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) sharing a stage at the 2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta to discuss the issue of modern day slavery and the current efforts in curbing human sex trafficking around the world. Picshttp://bit.ly/2snyH9y ... http://bit.ly/2siO6H8 ... Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann having breakfast yesterday morning at the Four Seasons with Stedman Graham.
OUT AND ABOUT -- Ed Cash held his semiannual Bipartisan Homeland Security reception last night at Clyde’s in Chinatown. The event brings together the homeland security teams from the Bush, Obama and now Trump Administrations. More than 350 guests attended the event and heard remarks from Secretary John Kelly, former Secretary Michael Chertoff and former Deputy Secretary Ali Mayorkas. Pic of Secretary Kelly addressing attendeeshttp://bit.ly/2tgIgDo
SPOTTED: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, DHS chief of staff Kirstjen Nielsen, White House OMB associate director Kathy Kraninger, Admiral Thad Allen, Chad Sweet, DHS assistant secretary for public affairs Jonathan Hoffman, FEMA deputy administrator Dave Grant, White House Military Office director Dab Kern, DC Homeland Security chief Brian Baker, Rich Serino, Christian Marrone, Will Booher, and many more.
SPOTTED at Dave Weigel’s book party last night at Black Cat to celebrate “The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock” -- $18.32 on Amazon:http://amzn.to/2s5zetB: Julia Ioffe, Asawin Suebsaeng, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Wesley Lowery, Olivia Nuzzi, John Hudson, Taylor Lorenz, Ezra Klein, Annie Lowery, Rosie Gray, Carolyn Fiddler, Bob Draper, Paul Kane, Josh Green, Kevin Robillard, Byron Tau, Rebecca Leber, Stephanie Slade, Jesse Walker, Matt Gertz, Peter Suderman, Meghan McArdle, Jim Newell, Tierney Sneed, Brian Beutler, Benjy Sarlin, Hadas Gold, Brendan Karet, Eric Boehm, Igor Bobic, Alyssa Rosenberg, John Tabin, Alex Parker, Eric Michael Garcia, Betsy Woodruff, Pema Levy, Travis Waldron.
ENGAGED --Patrick Crowley (of Dayblink Consulting, soon to be getting his MBA at UNC) popped the question on Saturday to AEI senior media associate Meg Cahill. “She gladly said yes to her longtime Notre Dame college sweetheart and AEI’s communications team looks forward to celebrating the happy couple when they return on our Dupont Circle rooftop!” After getting engaged, the couple then went on an already planned vacation to Puerto Rico. Pichttp://politi.co/2swlb35
TRANSITIONS -- Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is joining the board of directors of Feeding America, which is the nation’s largest hunger relief organization with 200 food banks serving every state. http://politi.co/2rm0K9j … Ashley Pratte has been hired to be the director of public affairs at The Herald Group; she most recently has been director of media relations and public affairs at the American Legislative Exchange Council. ... Constance Boozer, formerly of HFA (Brooklyn), is now Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s director of surrogates and media affairs. She got promoted from within the office, where she’s been working since November. ...
... Marcel Lettre has joined Lockheed Martin as VP for national security. He previously was under secretary of defense for intelligence and has also worked on the Hill. ... Emily Hecht-McGowan is joining the Biden Foundation’s team as policy director for equality. She previously was Family Equality Council’s chief policy officer. http://politi.co/2rcVZuF ... Ed Murphy, a former researcher for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the RNC, has joined Prospect Strategic Communications as the opposition-research firm’s newest partner. Ed will be based in Chicago, while the firm’s other two partners, Kris Anderson and Webber Steinhoff, are based in LA and D.C.
BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Chris Lu, former deputy secretary of Labor and longtime Obamaworld person who is now at FiscalNote and the Miller Center, turned 51. He celebrated by “cheering on the Nats and toasting birthday-mate George H.W. Bush, whose decency and integrity is sorely missed in the White House right now,” per our anonymous birthday tipster ... Michael Pollack, former clerk for Justice Sotomayor and future Cardozo Law professor (hat tip: David Helfenbein) ... (was Saturday): Ayesha Rascoe, White House reporter at Reuters (h/t Roberta Rampton)
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: WSJ White House reporter Eli Stokols, Politico alum, the pride of Irvine, California and erstwhile Mile High resident. How he’s celebrating: “Just going out to dinner with my girlfriend, Elena Schneider. I’ve been told we’re going to Rose’s.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A:http://politi.co/2sX56AP
BIRTHDAYS: L.A. Times political writer Seema Mehta ... former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is 73 ... Mike Norton, Arkansan, Truman/Marshall Scholar and former Hill intern ... Katie Biber Chen, Romney GC and Bush 43 alum now general counsel at Thumbtack in SF (h/t Sarah Isgur Flores) … Jimmy Orr ... John Del Cecato, partner at AKPD Message and Media ... Cathy McLaughlin (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... Marissa Shorenstein, SVP of the east region at AT&T, one of the youngest senior executives in the company’s history (h/t Keri Kohler) ... Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) is 7-0 (h/t James Owens) ... Politico’s Margaret McGill ... William Lewallen ... Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is 8-0 ... Leslie Hagar Small ... Neil Bernstein ... Bill Mergner, director at AQN Strategies ... Philip Rosenthal ... NBC alum Morgan Pitt, now an events coordinator at Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville ...
… Nicole Gelinas, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to City Journal ... Ryan Rhodes ... WSJ alum Andrew Grossman, now a student at Wharton ... Jenny Eisen Verdery, yoga instructor and former lobbyist at Intel, celebrating 5-0 at Machu Picchu in Peru (h/t Stewart) ... Charlie Nichols is 15 ... Michelle Lee of WaPo’s Fact-Checker blog ... NBC4’s Eun Yang ... R. Brian Lewis, a good man from Nebraska ... Jim Fellinger, press secretary at Concerned Veterans for America (h/t Rebecca Coffman) ... Kirtan Mehta ... Lauren Mehta ... Sagar Vachhani … Alex Marino of Civis Analytics ... Andrew Lavigne ... Judge Neil Cohen … Sarah Hurwitz ... Margaret Shepard, managing director of 1776, celebrating in France (h/t Peter Cherukuri) ... Genger Charles ... Patrick G. Cronin ... Michelle Korsmo ... Patrick McGill is 31 ... Bill Buck is 5-0 ... John Eddy, partner at SourceRock Partners ... Jeff Siegel is 4-0 ... Junheng Li ... Rick Weidman is 71 ... Tony Varona ... Neil Bernstein is 51 ... WTOP’s Brian Oliger ... artist Christo is 82 ... Siegfried (Siegfried & Roy) is 78 ... Hannah Storm is 55 ... Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are 31 (h/ts AP)
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2016.12.09 01:51 birthdaysuit11 Database of Grooming, Ritual Satanic Abuse; Court Files, Cases.

Conviction List: Ritual Abuse Cases
Note: This list has not been updated. Other cases have been tried, and some convictions have been reversed on appeal. Since this is a copyrighted document, it will not be updated.
Many ritual child abuse cases never are prosecuted due to the disbelief of authorities or the unlikelihood that young, severely traumatized children will be able to withstand cross-examination. A 1993 survey by the American Bar Association's Center on Children and Family Law determined that 26 percent of prosecutors nationwide have handled cases involving "ritualistic or sexual abuse." (Ross, 1994). The ritualistic aspects of the crimes often are not presented in court but are clearly indicated in the victims' accounts.* Arkansas
West Memphis Three teenagers were convicted in the cult killings of three 8-year-old boys. Michael Wayne 'Damien" Echols, 19, and Charles Jason Baldwin, 16, were convicted March 18, 1994, on three counts each of capitol murder. (Chicago Tribune, 1994). A jury recommended the death penalty for Echols and life in prison without pareole for Baldwin. (Sullivan, 1994). A third teenager, Jessie Lloyd Misskelley, Jr., 18, was convicted in February 1994, of one count of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. He is serving a prison sentence of life plus 40 years. (Beifuss, 1994)
Misskelley confessed to his role in the killings, telling police the murders were linked to a cult ritual that included the rape and mutilation of victims. (Chicago Tribune, 1993). West Memphis police detective Bryn Ridge testified that elements in the case pointed to the work of a satanic cult. (Sullivan, 1994).
Steve Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore disappeared while riding their bicycles in May 1993. Their nude bodies were found the next day in a drainage ditch. The boys had been bound, raped and beaten. (Chicago Tribune, 1993). One child had been sexually mutilated. One witness testified that one of the defendants drank the victim's blood. (Sullivan, 1994).
During the trial prosecutors presented evidence suggesting that Echols was a satanist. Acquaintances said Echols carried a cat's skull to school, wrote satanic poems, and claimed to worship the devil. (Chicago Tribune, 1993). During his first police interview Echols told Detective Ridge that his favorite author was Anton LaVey, author of The Satanic Bible. (Sullivan, 1994). Mental health records indicate that Echols' parents expressed concern about his possible involvement in "satanism or devil worship" when he was hospitalized in 1992. Just four months prior to the murders a clinician noted: "Damien explained that he obtains his powers by drinking blood of others." (Sullivan, 1994).
One item brought to the attention of police was an underground newsletter published by a cousin of Echols' 16-year-old girlfriend. The 1991 edition of the Secret Order of the Undead or "SOUND" featured a drawing of a winged demon molesting a woman, a list of 13 songs "suitable to accompany any ritualistic murder" and a column instructing children on how to build a homemade land mine. (Perrusquia, 1993).
California
Bakersfield Alvin and Deborah McCuan, Scott and Brenda Kniffen, and Rodney and Linda Phelps (parents of Deborah McCuan) were indicted in 1982 on charges of sexually molesting children. The alleged victims included their own children, traded between families and used for group sex, as well as children from the Bluebird troop run by Deborah McCuan and the unlicensed day care facility in her home. The McCuans and Kniffens were convicted on all counts in 1983, drawing aggregate prison terms in excess of 1,000 years. The Phelps fled town and disapeared after being charged with 33 counts.
Ritual elements in the case were ignored by authorities at the time. (Newton, 1996).
In August 1996, a judge overturned the child molestation convictions of Alvin and Deborah McCuan and Scott and Brenda Kniffen.** (Northwest Herald, August 14, 1996).
A second intrafamilial child-sex ring was exposed and prosecuted in Bakersfield, with trials continuing into 1985. Five adult defendants were convicted, including: Richard Cox, 47 (14 counts); Ruth Ann Taylor, 31 (14 counts); Anthony Cox, 25 (7 counts); George Cox, 24 (7 counts); and Theresa Cox, 21 (3 counts). Prison terms ranged from 10 to 41 years. (Newton, 1996).
Seven defendants in another Bakersfield child-sex ring were convicted in August 1985, with multiple charges including child molestation and endangerment, assault with a deadly weapon, and production of child pornography. Wayne Forsythe, 28, was convicted on 41 separate counts. Other defendants, each convicted on a minimum of 50 counts, included Forsythe's wife, Colleen Dill Forsythe, 26; Ricky Pitts, 31, and his wife Marcella Pitts, 29; Wayne Dill, 26 (Colleen Forsythe's brother); Grace Dill, 50 (mother of Colleen Forsythe and Wayne Dill); and Gina Miller. Cumulative prison sentences in the case came to 2,100 years. (Newton, 1996).
Leroy George Stowe III was convicted on 16 counts of child molestation and sentenced to 30 years in March 1985. Shortly after his conviction, victims in the case expanded their disclosures to include graphic descriptions of satanic ritual abuse and murders, involving nine more defendants.
In January 1987, Gerardo Gonzales (facing 117 charges) pleaded no contest to one count of molesting a 5-year-old girl, and Rev. Willard Lee Thomas (facing 43 charges) pleaded no contest on two counts, including child endangerment and unlawful sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old girl. Both defendants were released from jail on the basis of time served, and charges against the remaining defendants were dismissed as part of their plea bargain.
In February 1987, a California appeals court reversed Leroy Stowe's conviction on 12 of 16 felony counts, with the grounds cited as a technical insufficiency in the pleadings.** (Newton, 1996).
San Diego County Robert S. Wilkins, 38, and Lori Elizabeth Bartz, 22, were convicted in July 1987 on 8 counts of sexual abuse involving children from Bartz's unlicensed day-care center. The original list of charges, dating back to 1984, included 92 counts of sex acts forced upon girls aged 10 to 15. The victims described displays of weapons, threats, and occult rituals in which Bartz pretended to channel the voice of Satan, telling the children "This is the devil; do as I say." Both defendants received long prison terms. (Newton, 1996).
Santa Rosa Darryl Ball and Charlotte Thrailkill plea bargained on molestation charges and were sentenced to substantial prison terms. The prosecutor's opening statement referred to the ritual aspect of the crimes, and child victims described satanic ceremonies which included ritual murders.
Colorado
Akron
Philip and Michael Schmidt pleaded guilty to molesting children attending the day care center operated by their grandmother, Hazel Riggs, who was sentenced on a lesser charge. A Denver Post report on the case included ritual allegations by a child victim.
Denver William L. Acree, former heroin addict and operator of a halfway house for juvenile delinquents, was convicted in February 1983, on two counts of prostituting children and one count of sexually assaulting a child. Acree was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 5 years suspended on the condition that he undergo psychiatric counseling for at least 4 years.
The victims were male, ages 10 - 17 years old, who displayed satanic tattoos and described themselves as members of Acree's "coven." (Newton, 1996). Connecticut
Bridgeport Kerri Lynn Patavino, 28, a school bus driver, was convicted in August 1996 of statutory rape for seducing a 14-year-old boy who said she engaged him in strange rituals during sex. (Northwest Herald, 1996).
The boy testified that Patavino once cut her arm with a razor blade and forced him to lick her blood. According to police, Patavino sent the boy love letters decorated with occult symbols and signed in her blood. During the trial, Patavino wore a pentagram medallion around her neck. (The News-Times, 1996).
Patavino was sentenced to six years in prison. (Northwest Herald, 1996). Florida
Dade County Francisco Fuster, 36, was convicted in 1985 on 14 counts of child abuse and sentenced to a minimum of 165 years in prison. Fuster had previously been convicted of lewd and lascivious assault on a 9-year-old girl and had served four years in prison for homicide. More than 50 children accused Fuster and his wife, Iliana, of abuse that included feces-eating, drugging, pornography, animal killings and anal rape with a crucifix. Fuster's 7-year-old son was treated for gonorrhea of the throat.
Iliana Fuster, a 17-year-old native of Honduras, also claimed to have been battered and sexually abused by Fuster. She confessed to her role in the crimes against the children and testified against her husband. Iliana Fuster received a 10-year sentence. (Hollingsworth, 1986).
Stuart James Toward, 58, owner of Glendale Montessori School, pleaded guilty to child sexual abuse charges and received a 15-year sentence. His office manager, Brenda Williams, 30, was convicted in 1989 and sentenced to 6 years in prison.
Children described being threatened with guns and knives, photographed for pornographic purposes, and forced to participate in sadistic rituals. (The Orlando Sentinel, 1989).
Georgia
Hapeville
Walter P. West, Jr., a former juvenile officer, pleaded guilty on June 20, 1994, to 33 counts of sexual abuse. West was sentenced to 20 years in prison, 20 years probation, and ordered never to be alone with children.
Prosecutors said that West engaged in oral and anal sex with as many as 13 children, fondled them, forced them to engage in sex acts with other children, and filmed the assaults. Most of his victims were pre-adolescent children who had problems at school and with the law. The youngest victim named in the indictment was six years old. (The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta Constitution, 1994).
According to a case overview prepared by a special education teacher who reported the abuse, some of the children said West forced them to engage in bestiality and exposed them to animal killings. Other adults in the community were implicated but no additional arrests were made. (McCullers, 1994).
Illinois
Danville Robbie Moore, a self-avowed "warlock," was convicted on January 30, 1997, of three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Moore, 28, of Danville, Illinois, was arrested in June 1996 when several children, some as young as 4 years old, complained of being sexually abused after joining an informal witchcraft club led by Moore and Kimberly Harris. Harris, 26, pleaded guilty in October 1996 to fondling a 13-year-old girl and is serving a 7-year prison term.
Sgt. John Howard, a juvenile officer with the Vermilion County Sheriff's Department, said that "there appeared to be a connection" between the sexual abuse and what he called "occult activity." Prosecutors said Moore talked about black magic to both lure and terrorize his victims.
Moore was sentenced to 67 years in prison. (Kelley, 1997 and S.O.A.R., 1997).
Iowa
Edgewood Michael Joseph Schildmeyer, 22, was convicted on second-degree sexual abuse of a 4-year-old boy and sentenced to 25 years in prison. The child testified that Schildmeyer abused him at the Sunshine Preschool and Day Care Center operated by Schildmeyer's wife. The unlicensed center was shut down by the state after children began disclosing ritualistic acts involving stuffed animal decapitations, animal killings, and bondage with ropes and chains. (Hubert, 1989).
Massachusetts
Malden Gerald Amirault, 32, was convicted in 1986 of 15 counts of child abuse, including rape and indecent assault, and sentenced to 30 to 40 years in prison. Nine children who attended the Fells Acre Day Care Center testified that Amirault sexually assaulted them in a "magic room" while dressed as a clown. One child testified that small animals were killed. (Ross, 1986).
His mother, Violet Amirault, 62, owner of the school, and her daughter, Cheryl Amirault LeFave, were given 8- to 20-year sentences.
In August 1995, a judge ordered new trials for Violet Amirault and Cheryl Amirault LeFave.** (Rabinowitz, 1995).
On March 24, 1997, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled against granting new trials for Violet Amirault, Gerald Amirault and Cheryl LeFave. The court determined that any flaws at trial were outweighed by the evidence presented by the prosecution. (The Survivor Activist, 1997).
Pittsfield Bernard Baran, Jr., a 19-year-old teacher's aide at a day care center, was convicted of child molestation in January 1985. He was sentenced to life, with parole possible in 15 years. Children testified that he threatened to kill their parents if they disclosed the abuse. (Newton, 1996).
Michigan
Niles Allan Barkman, co-owner of Small World Preschool, was convicted in April, 1985, of molesting a 5-year-old boy and sentenced to 50 to 75 years in prison. Children told authorities they were driven to barns where Barkman photographed them and tore off the head of a chicken. Children said Barkman's wife, who was not charged, dressed up as a witch. (Ross, 1986). Barkman's conviction was later reversed on appeal.** (Newton, 1996).
Sanilac County On October 20, 1994, Stephen Rogers, 30, and his live-in girlfriend, Trudy O'Connor, 32, were found guilty of first-degree child abuse of a 9-year-old girl. The girl, Roger's daughter, was found in a dark walk-in closet by Sanilac County sheriff's deputies. The child was shackled by her ankle to a urine-soaked bed. Her arms had been tied behind her back with a harness made of socks and safety pins. The only other thing in the closet was a large, frightening Halloween mask, which hung directly over the bed.
Family members said that Rogers and O'Connor believed the child was "possessed." The girl's maternal grandmother reported suspected sexual abuse in 1989 and 1990, after the little girl returned from visiting Rogers. A medical examination confirmed scar tissue. Teachers from the girl's school testified that she appeared malnourished, had bruises, cuts and burns on her body, and often smelled of urine. (Flint Journal, 1994).
Minnesota
Jordan James John Rud, a 27-year-old garbage collector with two previous sex abuse convictions, agreed to plead guilty and testify against other defendants accused of abusing children in sex orgies, in exchange for a lighter sentence. Rud gave police a 113-page statement in which he graphically described sadistic assaults on children. (Emmerman, 1984).
Children ranging in age from 2 to 17 years old described being molested by their parents, relatives and family friends during ritualistic orgies. The children talked about playing games with adults that culminated in sexual assaults and said they had been drugged with alcohol and pills. Many referred to being photographed nude and of seeing child pornography in Rud's trailer. (Crewdson, 1984).
In addition to Rud, 24 adults were charged with molesting 37 children. (Emmerman, 1984). Two defendants were tried and acquitted when one child witness recanted his accusation of abuse. (Chicago Tribune, 1984). The prosecutor dropped the charges against all other defendants to avoid releasing 126 pages of police notes containing allegations that implicated some of the former defendants in ritualistic child murders. (Ogintz, 1984).
In January 1985, Rud was sentenced to 40 years in prison, the maximum sentence allowable by law. (Chicago Tribune, 1985).
Mississippi
Oxford Danny Walter Schertz, 48, a self-avowed former satanist, was sentenced to 9 years in prison without parole for selling a 16-year-old girl into prostitution. Schertz pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping by trickery and transporting a minor across state lines for prosecution.
F.B.I. agent Leonardo Floyd of Columbus, Mississippi, said Schertz controlled the girl with stories of his satanic powers and threats of harm to the girl and her family. Schertz forced the girl to have satanic symbols tattooed onto her leg and buttocks and to have body piercings in her private parts without anesthesia. (Kraft, 1996).
Nevada
Carson City Martha Helen Felix and her nephew, Felix "Paco" Ontiveros, were convicted of crimes against children who were placed in their babysitting service. At a preliminary hearing in 1985, children referred to drinking blood, killing animals, and other rituals. Defendants' photographs of "mummified children" were produced at the hearing. (Ross, 1986).
These convictions were later reversed on appeal.**
New Jersey
Maplewood Margaret Kelly Michaels, a teacher at the Wee Care Nursery operated by an Episcopal Church was convicted in April 1988 on 115 counts of child sexual abuse and sentenced to 47 years in prison. Nineteen preschool-aged children testified that Michaels sexually abused them and subjected them to rituals involving urine, feces, peanut butter and jelly, bloody tampons and penetration with silverware.
Her conviction was overturned in March 1993 by an appeals court on the grounds that Michaels was denied a fair trial because expert testimony was introduced that should not have been allowed and because child witnesses were allowed to testify via closed-circuit TV.** (Chicago Tribune, 1993).
In December 1994, prosecutors dropped the charges against Michaels in order to spare the children the ordeal of testifying in a second trial. (Chicago Tribune, 1994).
Michaels is suing the prosecutors, seeking $800,000 in attorneys fees. (Chicago Tribune, 1996).
New York
Mount Vernon Jeannette Martin, 51, was accused of holding children down while they were raped and sodomized at an unlicensed day care center. Martin was convicted on a misdemeanor child endangerment charge in February 1987, and sentenced to one year in jail.
Co-defendant James Watt, 31, was convicted on 11 rape counts, 5 sodomy counts and one count of child endangerment, and sentenced to 55 - 165 years in prison. In January 1992, an appellate court split 3 to 2 in favor of overturning Watts' conviction on the grounds that the dates of the offenses alleged in the indictment were "too vague." ** Two dissenting judges voted to uphold the conviction on 6 counts related to a single victim, but were overruled.
Three female victims were diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases. (New York Times and New York Law Journal).
North Carolina
Edenton Robert F. Kelly, Jr., co-owner of the Little Rascals Day Care Center, was convicted in 1992 on 99 of 100 counts of sexually abusing children. Kelly was sentenced to 12 consecutive life terms, one for each child who testified against him. (Chicago Tribune, April 23-24, 1992).
Twelve children testified that Kelly sexually molested them, forced them to have sex with other children while being photographed, and engaged in sexual acts in the presence of children. The children described being forced to eat feces, threatened with snakes, penetrated with toys, sticks and other objects, hung from trees and tied in bags, and being present while infants were killed. (Allegood, 1991-1992).
Kelly's conviction was overturned on appeal in 1995.** The court ruled that parents' testimony about children's behavioral symptoms was outside the boundaries of permissible opinion from lay witnesses and that testimony from a victim's father, who had previously been retained as Kelly's defense attorney, should not have been allowed. (Richissin, 1995).
On May 23, 1997, prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against Robert F. Kelly, Jr. and Kathryn Dawn Wilson. Assistant District Attorney Nancy Lamb said the children's parents were reluctant to put them through the ordeal of another trial. (Thompson, 1997). Kelly is awaiting trial on eight new counts of sexual abuse unrelated to the day care case. The eight new indictments charge Kelly with raping, abusing and taking indecent liberties with a 9-year-old girl during the summer of 1987. Kelly is free on bond while awaiting trial. (News & Observer, 1996).
Kathryn Dawn Wilson, 27, former cook at Little Rascals, was sentenced in 1993 to life in prison after being convicted of one charge of first-degree sex offense and four charges of taking indecent liberties with a minor. Four children testified that Wilson touched their genitals, forced them to participate in sexual acts, and had sex with Kelly in front of children. (Allegood, 1993).
Wilson's appeal for a new trial was granted because information about an "irrelevant" theft and Wilson's history of drug abuse was prejudicial and should have been excluded.** (Richissin, 1995).
Kelly's wife, Elizabeth T. "Betsy" Kelly, 38, pleaded no contest on January 21, 1994, to 30 charges of abusing 16 children. She was sentenced to seven years in prison. (Allegood, 1994).
Willard Scott Privott, 45, a former video store owner, pleaded no contest June 16, 1994, to over 30 charges of sexually abusing children at the Little Rascals Day Care Center. Sixteen children said that Privott sexually fondled them, forced them to commit sexual acts with other children, with him and with day care employees, and photographed and videotaped the assaults. (Quillin, 1994). Some children allege Privott dressed as a pirate and took them on a boat where they said he molested them, and that he killed babies and fed them to sharks in a tank.
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2016.12.06 03:06 neutronknows HOUSE PARTY 12/5/2016 - [Part 2/3]

Cut back to Paisner and Woodbridge ringside.
*Crowd: HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT!
Paisner: Woodbridge; get some fucking doctors out there. Now.
Woodbridge: Already on it, they’re on their way. What we just witnessed was… not right. That should never, ever be happening here. I can assure you all watching at home that Mr. Blackwater will face punishments for these acts.
Paisner: Fuck… what do we do now?
Woodbridge: Let’s just… Gimp Party?
Paisner: Fuck it. Why not?
GIMP PARTY EPISODE IV
KSJ is walking backstage on his cell phone looking positively fucking pissed.
KSJ: What the hell are you talking about my insurance was canceled? How? WHEN!? Well, why the fuck would I do that!?
KSJ reaches the hot dog vendor he was at earlier and begins pacing back and forth.
KSJ: You mean I gotta pay the damages for Dali-Shit No-Brain headbutting my back windshield!?! This is some fucking bullshit!
KSJ slams his cell phone on the ground and the monitors in the food court crackle.
KSJ: The shit...
Simultaneously, every other location in the arena with a monitor turns to static. The majority of the audience turn to the tron, but those buying food, the few left shuffling back towards the stage-area seats, and the others scattered across and even just outside the arena all look towards the nearest screen as a loud POP* sound is emitted. Eric appears on all of the screens.
Eric: Sup, Kev?
The audio and video are perfectly synced. Eric is in front of a black backdrop. His actual location is unknown.
Eric: How was that hot dog dinner? Oh, you didn't have it? Sucks to suck, huh? Know what else sucks? The fact I don't have my precious smart watch anymore. It was custom ordered, you know. I doubt you could tell the difference between a Pebble and Apple Watch, much less mine which had a concierge service that would put Vertu to shame. Such a waste. And you couldn't even steal it. No, you had to be such a wasteful idiot as to break it. My one-of-a-kind watch. You're not even a good bully, you know that? You're supposed to take people's lunch money. I bet you rip up the dollars in front of their face, instead.
The workers and audience are silent. Eric's voice seems to reverberate throughout the arena. He smiles.
Eric: So you know... you take one of my things, I take one of yours. Well, I won't take anything. Your bank might, though. It's funny, they don't give a shit how much you spend, but as soon as you dip into the red? Wow, they come for you, hard. Looks like you'll have to take the bus home. I'm sure you have a few quarters somewhere.
Eric cracks his neck. Two pops.
Eric: I gotta ask you though, how's it feel, being the victim? Doesn't feel so good on the other end? Now you know how they feel when you're the bully. How the Chongas felt. Hell, how I felt after took something of mine. Be glad all that you lost was monetary. Maybe I'm showing you a bit of mercy because all you took from me was ultimately monetary. If Jimmy Chonga had my skills? Well, maybe he wouldn't do anything, he's a bit too nice, but you know damn well a retirement speech, one last minute under the spotlight... that has no monetary value. And you didn't let him have that one last luxury.
Eric sneers.
Eric: I guess you're wondering why I'm across every damn screen of this arena. You don't get to hide. You don't get to come out of nowhere to victimize your opponents... no, your colleagues. At “Thanks, Obama”, we're finally going to have a match. Not just any match, though. I'm onto you and your shitty little tricks. We’re going old school with this, back to the days of “Sorry Not Sorry”. It’s going to be a Falls Count Anywhere match! And why, you ask? Why do I challenge the man who came out of nowhere and brutalized me to a Falls Count Anywhere match? Because, Kevin Scott Jackson, I'll be prepared. You better be, too.
The screens cut to black for a second. They pop back up to their previous footage, as if nothing happened.
Crowd: YAAAAAAAAAY!!
Paisner: Holy fucking shit balls! Falls Count Anywhere, Eric Appelbaum and Kevin Scott Jackson at “Thanks, Obama”!
Woodbridge: Continuing the long WiR tradition of brawling all over the Manhattan Center going back to Nolan Hawk and CJ from the first ever WiR iPPV.
Paisner: How poetic. By the way, second Nolan Hawk reference tonight and speaking of CJ, we got his Stray stablemate, The Memelord Kyle Scott, set to take on tumblr fanfic aficionado, Super Fan Alice!
Attitude City by Ninja Sex Party begins blasting through the speakers as Alice runs out onto the entrance ramp, with Kaitlyn and Brendan joining her soon after.
Babaganoush: Making her way to the ring accompanied by Kaitlyn Casey Jones and Brendan Byrne, from Chicago, Illinois, weighing in at 110lbs: SUPER FAN ALICE!
All three of them do the metal salute, with Kait yelling "Salute or surrender!" and Alice runs down the ramp high-fiving fans. She slides into the ring, stretching and getting ready for the match as Kait and Brendan join her to the side of the ring.
Woodbridge: There's our first competitor for this match, one half of the Leaping Explosive Harpies, Super Fan Alice. Paisner I've never seen her more ready to kick some ass!
*Alice's music dies down as Ain't That a Kick in the Head by Dean Martin begins playing, and Gonzo trots through the curtains, halting just as his hind legs make it through the curtains. He trots on the spot and Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades by Brand New fades in as Ain't That a Kick in the Head fades out. Gonzo then begins walking down the ramp, revealing that he's pulling a wheeled throne that's carrying none other than Kyle Scott down to the ring, with the other two Strays, Carl Jones, who is wearing a stylish navy blue blazer, and Logan Lee, who is wearing stylish ring gear with a Watchmen shirt, following closely behind. The once celebrating crowd is now alight with boos and jeers.
Babaganoush: Making his way to the ring accompanied by Logan Lee and Carl Jones, from Leeds, England, weighing in at 200lbs: KYLE SCOTT!
Paisner: And here comes her opponent, the self-proclaimed God King of WiR, and 1/3 of the Strays, Kyle Scott.
Gonzo circles the ring as Kyle basks in the hatred of the crowd, and then stops at the entranceway. Then Kyle climbs out of his throne and into the ring as the Logan Lee joins him at ringside while Carl Jones goes to sit with the commentators.
Jones: My commentary booth now.
DING DING DING
Alice and Scott leave their corners and they start circling, not taking their eyes off of each other before Scott throws a clothesline at Alice, which is easily avoided as Alice ducks behind him. Alice then delivers a dropkick to the back of Scott, sending him flying into the ropes. Expecting Scott to rebound, Alice runs at him and jumps in the air for yet another dropkick, but he catches himself on the top rope which halts his momentum and Alice falls to the ground and into the ropes, disoriented.
Paisner: And the match is underway. Woodbridge who do you think is going to be the victor here?
Woodbridge: Hard to say Pais. Although if I were to guess I'd probably say-
Jones: Kyle. You'd probably say Kyle.
Woodbridge grumbles annoyedly, and Scott regroups and sees the disoriented Alice lying next to him tangled in the ropes. He sees an opportunity, and he lifts the Explosive Harpy up and leans her against the ropes with both arms draped over the ropes behind her so her midsection is vulnerable.
Paisner: It seems Kyle has something devious planned.
Kyle walks backwards until he's on the ringside opposite of Alice and he smirks at Kait and Brendan, who begin fuming as well as cheering Alice on, runs towards her and delivers a dropkick square in the chest that rattles the corners of the ring. Alice, holding her chest, slumps to the floor and Kyle covers her.
1!
2!
Just as the referee is bringing his hand down for the 3 count, Alice shoots up quickly enough that it throws Kyle off of her, much to his frustration. The crowd erupts in cheers.
Paisner: And Alice is still in it! One more millisecond and this would have been a short match indeed.
Jones: I could've had her actually beaten in the time Kyle had her pinned.
Woodbridge: Are you kidding? I could snap your skinny ass in half and I'm not even a wrestler.
Jones: I chained you naked to a fence outside a primary school once, remember.
Whilst the guest commentator and Woodbridge are bickering, a frustrated Kyle Scott lifts a dazed Alice to her feet and throws her into the corner. Kyle then runs at her and jumps onto the middle turnbuckle, readying a corner DDT, but Alice throws Scott off of her and after somersaulting on the floor to catch himself, Kyle once again charges at the now recollected Alice. However, she dives through Kyle's legs and he goes sailing into the corner, where Alice kips up and delivers a swift running superkick directly to the back of the Stray's head and he falls backwards to the floor.
Woodbridge: Looks like Alice is on the offensive now! Something tells me Kangaroo Kyle's in for a rough time, Carl.
Jones: Oh please, Kyle can take her out- And just who are you looking at?!
Carl stands up and the camera pans from Carl to Kait, who's glaring daggers at the former while Byrne is distracted hyping up Alice. She looks away from Carl the moment she's called out.
Jones: Yeah. Good. Look away. I'm not afraid to come over there. You can’t handle my Jesusocity
Carl sits down and Alice jumps onto the top turnbuckle and she stands up, then points at Carl, and hits an elbow drop on Scott, covering him for the pin.
Jones: I- did you see that? The crazy bitch has it out for me!
1!
Kyle gets an elbow up immediately and Alice gets to her knees and rests her hands on her legs, looking down at Kyle frustrated.
Paisner: Well it's interesting you mention that Carl, because you and Alice have a history as well don't you-
Jones: I'm not talking about this right now.
She gets up and looks at the ropes and looks down at the still grounded Scott. Then she turns him on his stomach before shooting a glance at Jones once more, then taking off for the ropes, rebounding, hitting a cartwheel, and attempting to land a double-foot curb stomp on the back of Scott's head to put him away. However Scott had once again regrouped and rolled out of the way.
Woodbridge: Damn, Alice gets brutal when she wants to end things.
Jones: I'm telling you Woodbridge, she's psychotic. If it were me in that ring she'd cut out the flashy moves and just go for stabbing me.
Scott kips up and he and Alice begin trading punches and chops, which intensify with each blow. Then Scott tries to catch Alice off guard with a fake-out punch that leads into a kick to the side of the head. However Alice ducks out of the way and tries to counter with a kick of her own. Kyle dodges out of that kick, and throws Alice into the ropes. Alice then rebounds and she jumps up and takes Scott down once more with a Hurricanrana, and going for a cover.
1!
2!
Kyle gets his shoulder up again, and Alice pounds the floor in frustration. Kait and Brendan reassure her from her corner while Logan Lee shouts to Kyle to get his ass in gear from his. Alice lifts Kyle up and he quickly locks her in a Front Facelock submission, resting in the corner as Alice fights to get out and locking eyes with Alice's team and smirking.
Paisner: And Kyle Scott is just drawing things out with this Front Facelock, soon her oxygen will be cut off and she'll pass out.
Jones: Atta boy Kyle! End it!
Before Kyle can end it, Alice slips out of the submission and Alice ducks under another clothesline from Kyle and locks arms with him whilst she's back to back with him. She then lifts Scott over her and sends him crashing headfirst onto the mat with a Backslide Driver, and he goes fully limp.
Paisner: And there's Alice, hitting her finisher "Messing up a backslide!" Kyle has ragdolled and this is her chance to-!
Before Alice can get the cover, Logan Lee gets the jump on her and delivers a stiff running lariat that turns Alice inside out.
DING DING DING
Woodbridge: Woah hold it! What the hell is he doing?
Jones: Haha! That's what you get for fuckin' with the Strays!
Logan Lee tries to lift the groggy Alice off the ground to hit a Shiny Raichu, but Kaitlyn slides into the ring, charges at Logan and lifts him into the air to hit her Give It All spinebuster, with his head bouncing off the floor and adding to the body count in the ring.
Jones: Alright, it's go-time boys!
The impact of a headset hitting the ground can be heard as Carl slides into the ring and he lands a Get Fucked Driver on the previously unaware Kaitlyn, who is joins Alice, Kyle, and Logan as a barely-conscious body on the mat. He also takes the time to add insult to injury by hitting a sharp soccer kick directly to Kait's back, which causes her to writhe in pain.
Paisner: Dear God Woodbridge, this is a massacre.
Carl is too occupied with tormenting Kaitlyn to notice Brendan Byrne climbing onto the top turnbuckle and beckoning him to turn around, and the moment CJ turns around Byrne lands a Missile Dropkick aimed directly at his chest which sends Jones collapsing into a sitting position in the corner opposite of Brendan's.
Woodbridge: Oh for fuck's sake will someone get some security people out here?
The originally knocked-out Kyle recovers, unbeknownst to Byrne. He sees the carnage of Logan's interference, then notices Byrne and locks him in a Dragon Suplex, sending him flying backwards to the mat. Once Kyle gets up, he moves to Carl and lifts him up to a standing position in the corner, waking him up. He then moves to Logan and lifts him to his feet and wakes him up as well. He then points at the three on the floor, and they all nod in agreement.
Paisner: Well, they have nothing to lose now. Which makes things all the more frightening.
Logan picks up Alice, and drops her over the ropes and onto the floor outside of the ring, Carl rests Kaitlyn against the ropes and clotheslines her outside of the ring, and the attention of the three is focused to the still-muddled Brendan on the floor.
Woodbridge: What are they planning?
Paisner: They're going to kick his ass that's what they're planning!
Kyle directs Logan and Carl to lift Brendan up by his arms and legs, and Kyle moves in front of the vulnerable Brendan, he laughs and then lifts him up and they deliver a Triple Powerbomb in unison, which fully tranquilizes Brendan, and Logan kicks him out of the ring. They all three begin celebrating triumphantly
Paisner: Well...that was an eventful match.
Woodbridge: Eventful is right. You can also add brutal.
Paisner: Well, this is only a hunch, but this seems far from over Woodbridge.
Logan paces around the ring as Kyle parades around, flipping off all three of the faces who lay on the outside, yelling obscenities at them. CJ takes a seat on the top turnbuckle, facing hardcam as he gestures for a mic, Javier rushes over to hand him his, as he was standing by to announce the results before CJ seemed to want to interject. Javier gets on his tippy toes to reach up and hand CJ the mic, who brings it to his face to speak
CJ: This mic sucks
The welshmen then tosses the mic over his shoulder to the floor, it lands with a thud. CJ reaches into the inside pocket of his blazer and pulls out his special Knuckle duster mic then looks down to Kaitlyn on the outside
CJ: Member this?
Woodbridge: Oh yeah I member
Paisner: Mark don’t encourage him
Woodbridge: Sorry man, memes too dank
CJ turns to hardcam and begins to address the crowd
CJ: Have we made ourselves loud and clear, yet? Because it seems to me, every week we come out here, and we do what we do best and...well you know what, boys?
CJ turns to Logan and Kyle, who look at him quizzically, waiting for him to continue
CJ: I think the WIR Galaxy are really getting behind the Strays!
Kyle: Yeah!
The Yorkshire native nods his head and laughs as the crowd rain boos on the trio
CJ: I mean...listen to all this support!
He gestures to the crowd
Crowd: FUCK THE STRAYS! FUCK THE STRAYS! FUCK THE STRAYS!
Kyle gestures to CJ for the mic, who tosses it over to him
Kyle: You know...I think you’re right! Listen to them all...we’re freaking rockstars! All our groupies wanna fuck us!
CJ stands on the middle rope and gyrates his hips as the crowd boo and hiss
Kyle: I mean..I’m sorry lads, but I’m not playing on that side of the pitch, CJ you can have all the blokes
CJ: Fuck yeah!
Kyle: but shit, there might be one or two decent looking women here I could take!
He looks around the crowd, the smile on his face slowly diminishing
Kyle: Oh...uh...actually...yeah maybe not...Oh actually! Maybe you!
Kyle points to a person in the crowd
Kyle: Oh..sorry sir, You just look like a pussy, Kinda assumed you had one. My bad, you can go to CJ’s pile
CJ: The harem! It grows!
Logan taps his brother in arms on the shoulder, causing Kyle to hand over the mic to the General
Logan: You know, actually, I think you guys are onto something. Just...listen to all the praise we get, we’ve created a fandom
He walks to the ropes and points out at Alice laying on the ground hurt
Logan: I think she might even be the leader of our fanclub!
Kyle pulls the mic over to his face for a moment
Kyle: If I see a single fanfiction with me and anyone else besides Emma Stone Im going to be pissed!
Paisner: Didn’t she nearly date rape CJ once…?
Kyle lets go of the mic and lets Logan continue
Logan: So I just want to point out something i’ve noticed. Our legion of fans have actually created a hand sign for us! Yeah our own Too Sweet! I mean, have you not noticed them constantly holding up this gesture to us? Rallying behind us. Supporting us? Well I just want to let you all know, we appreciate the support, and have adopted this hand sign you guys invented for us as the official Strays calling card. You guys ready?
CJ and Kyle nod as they all turn the crowd
Logan: So to show our gratitude...the Strays Hand sign!
Logan flips off the crowd, Kyle does so too, both parading around the ring, flipping the bird to the audience members, CJ stands on the middle rope, allowing more people to see his middle finger at once. The crowd boo and jeer the trio
Crowd: Fuck the Strays! Fuck the Strays!
Kyle takes ahold of the mic again
Kyle: Guys we already established you want to sleep with us all, I mean I know our new fanbase hand gesture is arousing
He flips them off once more
Kyle: But there’s no need to throw yourself at us!
CJ claps his hands and gestures for the mic, still sitting on the top turnbuckle. Kyle tosses it up to him
CJ: And this is where things get interesting. You see we’ve seemingly acquired some enemies since I returned and we reformed in the best reunion since Busted.
Woodbridge:...Since who?
CJ: And specifically, we’ve attracted the attention of three individuals. And I mean, I can’t see any reason why they’d have any ill will towards any of us. Heck if I didn’t know any better, I’d say Logan stole one of their panties, Kyle kidnapped one of them, and beat another to a bloody pulp back in England, and I broke one of their faces!
The crowd boo at being reminded of the brief history of these two teams
CJ: Twice! But come on, none of that could have happened, we’re good, honest to god blokes….Good, honest to Kyle blokes
CJ and Logan share a laugh as the God King Kyle Scott spreads his arms wide to show off to the crowd, who meet him with boos
Paisner: That seems like a paraphrased list of wrongdoings
Woodbridge: convenient he forgets to mention trying to get Kait raped, The intense history of Kyle making Brendan’s life hell, and that all three of them have screwed Byrne’s chances at the world title
Paisner: Not to mention that they have ruined every one of our main events this month.
CJ leans forward, placing his elbows on his knees to support himself as he holds the mic to his face
CJ: But if I could be serious for a moment. In the case you people haven’t heard, or figured it out yourselves yet. At Thanks, Obama, me and my brothers will be stepping foot in this ring. A three on three, tornado tag match against these three...these “Worthy” contenders to come for our throne and to them I say this…
Kyle leans in the corner opposite from CJ, an evil smirk on his face as Logan steps to the ropes, glaring into hard cam
CJ: You can gather your torches and your pitchforks. You can unite a town. But when you step into the den of wolves...just remember who owns the land.
CJ tosses the mic over to Logan, who leans against the ropes.
Logan: If the fires of hell could melt the flesh of any being, The demons inside me must have immunity, because I will drag you, kicking and screaming into the very last place you wish to be, and I will leave you there, screaming in pain. And I will feel nothing. And I will do it...just because I can.
The crowd boo the trio as they all pose and embrace the hatred of the audience before Kyle takes the mic, looking sternly at Brendan on the outside, a seriousness we’re not used to seeing out of Kyle, as if the fun and games is over.
Kyle: I fucked your mother.
Or not
The crowd continue to boo the Strays, but quickly change to cheers as Byrne and Alice charge the ring!
Painser: The Technicos have had enough!
Byrne slides in! But Kyle is quick to pounce, before he is even all the way under the bottom rope, Kyle is on him and raining elbows, Byrne tries to push back and get into the ring, but CJ dives off the middle rope where he was sitting and drops both knees on the back of Byrne! The two OG Strays beat down the english babyface, working him over with elbows and punches and knees oh my!
Meanwhile Alice climbs the apron and scrambles between the first and second rope to enter the ring, rushing to enter and put the boots the Strays, but is med with a huge knee strike from Logan! Alice instantly flops to the mat, draped over the bottom rope. Logan grabs her by the wrists and drags her into the ring, before pulling her up like a sack of potatoes and lifting her in the air, before just tossing her at the turnbuckle like she’s nothing! Alice lands back first on the top turnbuckle, then bounces off and hits her head on the second turnbuckle, before finally landing belly down on the mat!
Woodbridge: Jesus! Logan just fucked Alice into the turnbuckle!
Kyle follows Logan’s lead and drags Byrne in by the wrist, as CJ stomps on his ribs. Once Kyle has dragged him in he lets go and makes his way to Byrne’s side next to CJ. CJ then stomps on Byrne’s hands before holding them in place for Kyle to begin wailing on him with stomps and kicks, then dropping down to deliver elbows and knees and punches.
Paisner: Strays are just...dismantling the Technicos here..
Woodbridge: Notice what’s happening. Kait is still out on the ground, only Byrne and Alice were on the attack, Strays divided them up. Logan is the strongest and hardest hitter of the Strays, one on one with the smallest, greenest and weakest Technico, whilst CJ and Kyle teamed up on Byrne, now Byrne is one of the most talented and toughest sons of bitches on this roster, and they made sure they worked together to keep him outnumbered and out of his depth
Logan taps CJ on his shoulder and nods to Alice. CJ stands and presents Byrne to the General, who chuckles before straight up stomping on his face! CJ slowly makes his way to the corner where Alice is lying motionless, stalking her.
Painser: It’s a tactic the Strays have always employed, even back in the OG days with the original line up. You could have the best wrestler in the world, and the Strays would know exactly how to gang up on him and take him down
Woodbridge: Let’s not pretend that hasn’t happened. Legion were a dream team of wrestlers, and the Strays, specifically CJ and Kyle kept driving wedges in them and it helped take them down. In fact the only time the Strays haven’t been able to divide and conquer, is when they themselves were divided
Paisner: Yeah...but it looks like any past bad blood has been forgotten. Time heals all wounds and I think both Kyle and CJ know they’re better off together.
Woodbridge: I bet they also know they’re better off with that tank on their side. Two WiR vets taking perhaps the brightest talent with the most potential under their wings? Logan Lee is going to go far, and Kyle and CJ want him to take them with him
CJ squats down a little, stalking Alice as she barely twitches, making slow, pained movements towards the bottom rope as the the Mongolian Death Squad, Logan and Kyle continue to put the boots to Byrne.
Alice manages to drag herself to one knee, leaning all her weight on the middle rope, a hand clutches her lower back. CJ takes advantage and strikes, grabbing her by the hair and dragging her into the ring, holding her in place by the hair…
Paisner: Oh no…
Woodbridge: Shit you don’t think he’s going to…
Much like the last two times CJ and Alice met in a ring together, CJ holds her in place for the Muay Thai Clinch! Then delivers a sickening knee!
Woodbridge: Oh fuck!
The crowd boo, remembering the last two times CJ has done this to Alice, breaking her face both times. CJ looks around the crowd with a smug look on his face before delivering a second stiff knee! Alice ragdolls and drops to the ground, only being held up partially by CJ’s grip on her hair. The rest of her is limp.
Paisner: Oh come on...Carl just…
Crowd: FUCK THE STRAYS! FUCK THE STRAYS!
CJ: YEAH?! Well fuck your heroes!
CJ reels back for a third knee!
But Kaitlyn Charges the ring and makes the save!
Crowd: YAYYY!
Kaitlyn elbows CJ and drops him to his knees, pressed up against the middle rope and she rains elbows and fists in a fury
Kaitlyn: DONT! YOU! FUCKING! TOUCH! HER!
Woodbridge: Kait beating the piss out of her brother!
Paisner: Wait, Logan!
Logan comes from behind and charged at Kaitlyn, tackling her off CJ and driving her into the corner. The fire of Kaitlyn is quickly extinguished as Logan rains hard shots to her face, slowly causing her to sink in the corner, each punch pushing her further down until she’s seated on the bottom turnbuckle, but Logan is still punching away.
Kyle gives one last knee to Byrne before he goes over to check on CJ, picking him up from the rope he was draped over after Kaitlyn’s assault.
Logan grabs a nice big handful of Kait’s hair before dragging her into the ring, then swinging her around and tossing her to the complete opposite corner. The General then drags Byrne up by one arm then tosses him into the ropes, sending him barreling through the middle ropes to the floor. Kyle leans CJ in the corner and makes sure he’s all good, when it becomes clear CJ has been busted open, one of Kait’s shots leaving a small gash on his eyebrow, a small trickle of blood runs down his forehead.
Logan drags Kaitlyn to her feet before hard irish whipping her into the corner, she bounces out clutching her back, but he just shoves her back it no the corner, holds her there for a moment and headbutts her. The Collector points to Kyle, then to Alice, then to Kait, the Yorkshire native nods and makes his way to the still unmoving Alice, dragging her light frame up to her feet and resting her in the corner. Kyle and Logan look at each other and nod in unison, before both simultaneously irish whipping the girls into each other. Kait and Alice collide headfirst and spin around before landing in a slump on the mat. Logan kicks Alice and pushes her out of the ring, leaving her to drop the the ground with a thud, before turning his attention back to Kait
Woodbridge: I mean...if you didn’t already think the Strays were deadly when they get the jump on you...I’m pretty sure you do now.
Logan drops to his knees next to Kait
CJ: Get the doll!
Logan looks back at CJ and smirks before he turns Kait over to see a small crochet doll of herself attached to one of her belt loops.
Woodbridge: Oh no
Paisner: That’s the doll Alice made for Kait...it’s the thing that started their friendship…
Woodbridge: It was the spark of hope Kait used to get out of her depression earlier in the year. Listen I deal with talent now, and I’ve talked to Kait plenty and...that little doll means so much to her…
Paisner: Please don’t tell me he’s going to…
Logan takes the doll in his hands, and rips it off her pants, snapping the small metal clip that held it in place. He rises to his feet and raises it up high
Paisner: Another thing added to Logan’s sick collection.
Crowd: BOOO!
The General kicks Kait out of the ring like he did Alice as Kyle picks up CJ’s customized mic and stands in the centre of the ring
Kyle: Would you look what happens then three nobodies try to step to three brothers. Hey CJ, nothing beats the bond of family, right?
The two share a laugh
Kyle: What we have here, is a starry eyed virgin, a gross man bear pig thing with anger management issues...and a failure.
Kyle turns to the side of the ring Byrne was dumped out on, spotting him on the ground
Kyle: Hey Byrnie. We go way back, don’t we? Say, don’t you remember what happened that one time we met back home? I beat you so bloody I was kicked out of England
Paisner: You got any idea what he’s talking about?
Woodbridge: I think this is some fantasy world where wrestling exists outside of WiR, which would be silly, since this is the only wrestling promotion that exists canonically
Kyle: Well, Byrnie, while you lay there, motionless, hopefully in agony, I want you to remember that pain. I want you to remember that blood, and I want you to imagine it happening again, but just amplify it, turn that torture up to eleven. Now I want you to consider your two dyke friends here, imagine them sharing the same, never ending pain that you experienced all those years ago
Kyle chuckles as he leans against the ropes to look out on his rival
Kyle: I want you to imagine it all, because you need to be ready. I want you to be well prepared to feel all that pain again at Thanks, Obama. Every tingle, every sharp sting of pain, all the numbness, all the blood, the bruises, the welts...it’s going to happen again. Not just to you, but to your little lesbian reinforcements as well.
Kyle pushes off the ropes and turns around to address the crowd
Kyle: and I want all of you to be ready. Ready to watch the true main event fuckers destroy your heroes. Rip them limb from limb. All that agony of having Mark Dutch as champion? That’s nothing compared to the pain you guys will sit through as you watch me and my two friends here beat the ever living donkey shit out of these cucks.
Kyle walks over to the side of the ring Alice lays out on, before spitting over the top rope at her
Kyle: that’s for touching my Death Pony.
CJ laughs and fist bumps Kyle as he addresses hard cam again
Kyle: this is a formal warning that the Strays are going to fuck everything you know and love, we’re gonna fuck it good and hard. Nothing you love will go unfucked. Because I love watching you all cry
Kyle cackles maniacally as the crowd roar in cheers.
Paisner: Cheers for Kyle…?
Woodbridge: Nope! Byrne!
Brendan Byrne slides into the ring, chair in hand! The real reason the crowd suddenly popped! Byrne slams the chair across the back of CJ’s head, sending him stumbling forward before falling through the ropes to the outside! Logan charges Byrne, but he side steps and Logan is sent over the top rope onto the apron! Byrne slams the chair into his skull, and Logan drops off the apron onto the floor in a heap! Brendan turns around and gets face to face with Kyle!
Woodbridge: SHOW DOWN!
Kyle backs away slowly, as Byrne staks him, dented chair in hand
Kyle: Woah woah there...I mean...can’t we just talk it out? Save the fighting for the pay per view? You don’t wanna fight now, you wanna be fresh for the actual match right?
Byrne continues to stalk closer to Kyle, then swings the chair at him
Kyle: Oh shit!
Kyle ducks out and escapes through the ropes to the outside, Byrne’s chair shot bounces off the top rope Kyle staggers away from the ring, thinking he’s escaped but Byrne slides out of the ring and follows him! Byrne chases Kyle, and as soon as the Yorkshire brawler notices the Londoner tailing him he breaks into a sprint! Byrne chances Kyle around the ring as the crowd cheer for Byrne to catch him
Paisner: Byrne wants to dismantle Kyle for all the shit he’s said, all the horrible things he’s done!
Kyle sprints to the entrance way, ducking behind his Death Horse Gonzo! Byrne tries to slow his pace, but with so much momentum he takes a while to slow and ends up directly behind the Death Horse!
Woodbridge: OH FUCK
Kyle slaps Gonzo on the rear twice, and the Death Pony responds with a freaking death kick, landing one hoof right in the centre of Byrne’s chest!
Paisner: HOLY SHIT!
Byrne flies back, out cold in an instant, landing on his back on the entrance way as the crowd collectively gasp and stare in stunned silence. Kyle begins laughing and cheering
Kyle: WOOHOOO! YEAH! EAT SHIT!
He pets his death pony before walking over to what is probably the fucking corpse of Brendan Byrne, and spreads his arms wide
Kyle: GONZO WILL FUCK YOU UP! I AM THE GOD KING AND YOU HAVE BEEN SMITTEN YOU CUCK!
The crowd snap out of their silence and rain boos on Kyle as he poses over Byrne
Paisner: That’s just...holy shit
Woodbridge: We just had an actual Death Pony legitimately kick a dude in the chest…
Paisner: We’ll be right back...
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2016.11.06 14:00 emememaker73 The Week In Review: Suburban News of the Past Week (11/6/16)

Sunday:
NORTH:
· 1. Riverwoods-based Center for Enriched Living plans to expand day-care for developmentally-disabled adults into Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Schaumburg (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST:
· 2. Person injured in late-morning shooting in Elgin (Chicago Tribune/Elgin Courier-News)
SOUTHWEST:
· 3. Aurora teen shot during early-morning fight in Oswego (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
· 4. 17 new headstones for Civil War veterans dedicated at Montgomery's Riverside Cemetery (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
SOUTH:
· 5. Man found shot to death inside Park Forest home (Chicago Sun-Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 6. New Illiana Christian High School to be built near 109th and Calumet avenues in St. John (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 7. Congregations of Merrillville host inaugural first-responders prayer breakfast (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 8. East Chicago Undivided advocacy group formed to provide information, outreach to residents affected by U.S.S. Lead Superfund cleanup site (Chicago Tribune)
Monday:
NORTH:
· 9. Man accused of stealing scooter from home near Lake Villa; second suspect still at large (ABC 7)
· 10. Lake Forest filmmaker's latest work 'Tommy's Honour' nominated for two British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards (CBS 2)
· 11. Man from unincorporated Antioch charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct after allegedly pounding on garage door and yelling (FOX 32)
· 12. Waukegan cell-phone store robbed at gunpoint (FOX 32)
· 13. Portillo's to open Deerfield location on Nov. 15 (Chicago Tribune/Deerfield Review)
· 14. Iowa Supreme Court rules in favor of casino, against Antioch grandmother, in case over $41 million jackpot; awards her $1.85 (Chicago Tribune)
· 15. Two senior citizens injured after Skokie car crash sends one vehicle into an apartment building, the other into a tree (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 16. Federal appeals court blocks merger of Advocate Health Care, NorthShore University HealthSystem (Chicago Sun-Times)
NORTHWEST:
· 17. Elgin's Art Harvest gives visitors the chance to create their own artworks, learn about public art (Chicago Tribune/Elgin Courier-News)
· 18. Inverness woman found guilty of husband's 1979 murder (Chicago Tribune)
· 19. Des Plaines man surprises girlfriend, both Cubs fans, with marriage proposal after Game 5 of the World Series (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 20. Wheeling brothers held on $50,000 bond each in attempted kidnapping near Prospect Heights grocery store (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 21. Executive director of Wheaton-based People's Resource Agency leaving job for post at Evanston-based The Cradle (Daily Herald)
· 22. LaFox man charged in South Elgin with fifth DUI offense (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 23. COLUMN: Hammond couple frustrated that no charges filed against babysitter in their child's death, which was ruled to have been caused by non-accidental brain trauma (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)
· 24. Hammond backs down on basin-expansion plan that would have knocked down 21 additional homes along Linden Avenue (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 25. Gary man sentenced to six years in prison for armed robbery (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 26. Indiana University study shows strong opposition to charging drivers by the mileage they drive (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 27. Owner of Michigan City hotel pleads guilty to using unauthorized pesticides he illegally obtained from India to kill bedbugs (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 28. South Bend woman charged with disorderly conduct for cursing at police, not following orders while police investigated report of gunshot at party in a warehouse (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 29. Proponents, opponents air their feelings about proposed Cook County soda tax (ABC 7)
Wednesday:
NORTH:
· 30. Tenants of Lake Villa business park, nearby building owner oppose funeral/crematory proposal (Daily Herald)
· 31. 18 months after completion, Woodfield Apartments in Deerfield sold for $82 million (Crain's Chicago Business)
NORTHWEST:
· 32. Chicago teen and woman charged with attacking man outside Palatine apartment complex, stealing his cell phone (Daily Herald)
· 33. TV show by Mount Prospect native and former 'The Eric & Kathy Show' social-media guru, titled 'The Jamz,' to debut on Netflix, Amazon Prime (Daily Herald)
· 34. Neighbors' objections, tie vote kills proposed Bartlett wedding venue (Daily Herald)
· 35. Park Ridge City Council may adopt new food-inspection standards effective Jan. 1, 2017 (Chicago Tribune/Park Ridge Herald-Advocate)
· 36. Arlington Heights proposes $180.35 million budget along with small hike in property-tax levy (Daily Herald)
· 37. Two girls injured during fight at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire; no charges filed, though fight is under investigation (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 38. Former West Aurora High School, Northern Illinois University basketball coach John McDougal passes away at 92 (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
· 39. Three Aurora men charged with felony theft after taking sheets of metal from North Aurora business (Daily Herald)
· 40. Artist's 'Authenticity' in downtown Naperville features photo portraits (Daily Herald)
· 41. Sears to cut size of Oakbrook Center store by half by spring 2018; location to have more focused inventory (Chicago Tribune)
· 42. DuPage County Coroner's Office identifies woman found dead Sept. 29 at Bensenville golf course as resident of unincorporated Melrose Park (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 43. Wheaton College breaks ground on new welcome center (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST:
· 44. Lighter sparks Joliet house fire that kills 88-year-old man (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 45. Matteson man killed in head-on crash on I-57 near Country Club Hills after his vehicle crossed the median (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 46. Tire blowout causes semi to overturn on Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview (Chicago Sun-Times)
SOUTH:
· 47. Park Forest man arrested in vehicle burglary at Calumet Metra station parking lot in East Hazel Crest (CBS 2)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 48. 55 vehicles spray-painted by vandals on Halloween night in Michigan City (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 49. Valparaiso Human Relations Council seeks creation of full-time housing/community-relations director position (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 50. Lake County sees six heroin-overdose deaths in one week, a spike in normal numbers (WBBM AM 780)
· 51. Highland woman found unconscious at scene of garage fire in Highland dies (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 52. East Chicago man grazed by bullet that flew through his bedroom window (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 53. Valparaiso man arrested in Hobart on child-porn charges (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 54. Reinstated Lake Station cop sues city, former mayor for lost wages, determination that the plaintiffs violated federal law (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 55. Reputed gang member pleads guilty to participation in racketeering, homicide outside Hammond bar (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
Wednesday:
NORTH:
· 56. Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board reaches informal agreement on new pool for Libertyville High School (Daily Herald)
· 57. Skokie Animal Control reunites cat with owner from St. Louis area (WBBM AM 780)
· 58. Homeless man charged with Oct. 22 murder in Waukegan previously charged with attempted murder in 2011 in North Chicago (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
· 59. Lake County reaches agreement with IDOT to plow, salt 107 miles of state roads for $268,463, paid in two parts (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST:
· 60. Carpentersville, West Dundee police department investigate robbery, burglaries at Spring Hill Mall (Daily Herald)
· 61. U.S. Supreme Court hearing of Virginia transgender students' lawsuit to get access to preferred-gender locker rooms may set precedent for Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 (Daily Herald)
· 62. Revamped West Dundee movie theater slated to reopen as live-entertainment venue in 2017 (Daily Herald)
· 63. Two Florida men arrested on charges of burglarizing 29 cars in Mount Prospect (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 64. Schaumburg police arrest two men after tires on 30 cars were slashed at office buildings near Woodfield Mall (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 65. West Chicago couple charged with 2015 drug-induced homicide (Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun)
· 66. Robert O'Connor sworn in as Aurora's new mayor, after Tom Weisner resigns because of health (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
· 67. Sycamore man sentenced to three years in prison for burglarizing same Naperville medical building twice in two years (Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun)
· 68. Longtime Naperville police officer sworn in as Woodridge police chief (Daily Herald)
· 67. New Jersey woman to be extradited to DuPage County to face charge of drug-induced homicide after friend died in Darien hotel (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 68. Campton Hills man charged with raping girl during a three-year period (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST:
· 69. Autopsy reveals Oak Park man was shot five times by Markham police on Oct. 2 outside Stadium Nightclub (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
· 70. La Grange man dead after his car crashes into two utility poles in Western Springs (Chicago Tribune/The Doings)
SOUTH:
· 71. Victim of Oct. 22 crash on I-294 near Robbins identified as Kentucky resident (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 72. Provident Catholic High School baseball player with 0.500 batting average bears striking resemblance to Cubs' Kyle Schwarber (ABC 7)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 73. Wife of disgraced Cook County sheriff's deputy charged in drug conspiracy sues federal government over husband's suicide at Metropolitan Correctional Center (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 74. Chance meeting with Bill Murray gets Munster woman front-row seat to World Series Game 6 (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 75. Portage police seek suspect in bank robbery who escaped in a black Dodge Charger (Northwest Indiana Times)
Thursday:
NORTH:
· 76. Chicago man found guilty of kidnapping, sexually assaulting 3-year-old Mundelein girl (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
· 77. Three juveniles arrested, one at large after police chase ends on Evanston beach; all were sought for armed robbery (NBC 5)
NORTHWEST:
· 78. Person shot in Elgin on Wednesday evening (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 79. Gail Borden Public Library board to purchase building which contains its South Elgin branch, plans expansion in a few years (Daily Herald)
· 80. Former cable-company technician/aspiring rapper sentenced to 12 years in prison for stealing gun from Palatine home (Daily Herald)
· 81. Arlington Heights man charged with sexual abuse of two sisters (Daily Herald)
· 82. Two men arrested after allegedly assaulting, robbing man at gunpoint in Woodstock (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 83. Elgin set to raise water rates, from average of $35 to average of $40, more than 14 percent increase (Daily Herald)
· 84. Mount Prospect teen charged with reckless discharge of a weapon after firing AR 15 rifle into the ground to celebrate Cubs' win (Daily Herald)
· 85. Streamwood gang member charged with firing gun into another vehicle while driving near Streamwood High School (Daily Herald)
· 86. Des Plaines' Polo Inn, originally built at northwest suburbs' first hospital, being torn down (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 87. Forest Preserve District of DuPage County starts new approach to compensating departing employees; move could save county $6 million over 20 years (Daily Herald)
· 88. Glenbard High School District 87 board considers mid-August start date (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST:
· 89. United Sugar shows off dome that will house 138 million pounds of sugar in Montgomery (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 90. Town of Griffith to fight lawsuit filed by Calumet Township trustee to block Dec. 20 de-annexation referendum (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 91. Elderly Hammond couple robbed during home invasion (Northwest Indiana Times)
Friday:
NORTH:
· 92. Ex-Prairie Grove cop cleared of official misconduct, DUI charges stemming from eggnog-fueled crash of police vehicle (Chicago Tribune)
· 93. Northwestern University reports 1.9 percent growth in investment portfolio, except that its numbers aren't based on the June 30 deadline other privately endowed colleges (Crain's Chicago Business)
· 94. Chicago's official Christmas tree donated by Wauconda family (NBC 5)
NORTHWEST:
· 95. Local bike club's plea doesn't sway Mount Prospect's decision to remove 'ghost bike' memorial (Daily Herald)
· 96. Mount Prospect's RecPlex celebrating 25th anniversary (Daily Herald)
· 97. NTSB: Plane that caught fire Oct. 28 at O'Hare Airport had engine disk break apart (CBS 2)
· 98. 5-month-old girl killed in Barrington Hills vehicle crash that itself was caused by another crash (FOX 32)
· 99. Arlington Heights police investigate man trying to take photos with a cell-phone camera in office-building women's restroom (Chicago Tribune/Arlington Heights Post)
· 100. Man charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a minor after touching teen relative's breast in Park Ridge (Chicago Sun-Times)
WEST:
· 101. Naperville elementary school celebrates Cubs' World Series win with great-great-granddaughter of 1908 Cubs catcher (Daily Herald)
· 102. New Water Street parking deck offers 400 more parking spaces in downtown Naperville (Daily Herald)
SOUTH:
· 103. Man convicted of killing owner of Westmont business at former boss' Peotone-area home during second trial (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
· 104. Elmwood Park, Chicago men taken to hospital after driver loses control of car, which crosses three lanes of traffic on I-55 and crashes into a tree south of Route 126 (Chicago Sun-Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 105. Valparaiso officials inaugurate new path that connects neighborhoods (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 106. Hammond man convicted of impersonated doctor at Chicago clinic (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 107. Civil-rights deal gives residents of East Chicago's West Calumet Housing Complex more time to move (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 108. State suspends Bloomingdale real estate agent's license, faces criminal charges after allegedly stealing jewelry from houses she showed in Palatine, Wheaton (Daily Herald)
· 109. Federal judge rules Illiana Expressway approval was based on flawed, invalid environmental study; decision allows Illinois, Indiana DOTs to revise study, continue project (Northwest Indiana Times)
Saturday:
NORTH:
· 110. Evanston, Amazon.com team up to raise money to replace trees taken down because of emerald-ash borer (Chicago Tribune/Evanston Review)
· 111. Gurnee-based Six Flags Great America wins bet with Cleveland theme park, which will rename ride for World Series champion Cubs (NBC 5)
NORTHWEST:
· 112. Arlington Heights church gets high-tech skylight designed to change color to control temperature and lighting (Daily Herald)
· 113. Elgin man convicted of selling synthetic marijuana out of his Algonquin tobacco store in 2013 (Daily Herald)
· 114. Metra train strikes pedestrian in Palatine (CBS 2)
WEST:
· 115. Cicero police officer fires gun at escaping presumed drunk driver after being hit by car (FOX 32)
· 116. St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 parents push referendum petition that could mean new middle school or no changes to current buildings (Daily Herald)
· 117. Joliet man sentenced to 105 years for robbing and killing drug dealer in Aurora (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 118. TCF Bank branch in Lombard robbed on Saturday morning (CBS 2)
· 119. FBI investigating attempted bank robbery in Villa Park (Chicago Sun-Times)
SOUTHWEST:
· 120. Married couple found stabbed to death in Montgomery home (CBS 2)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 121. Decision not to demolish Merrillville's Star Plaza Theatre may have saved Northwest Indiana Symphony (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 122. Valparaiso teen wins North American League Low JunioAmateur Owner Final, her first national championship (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 123. Hobart High Brickies win sectional title in 19 years (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 124. Gary man killed after his car veered off I-65, slammed into utility pole near Crown Point (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 125. Person found shot to death in Gary (CBS 2)
· 126. South Haven firefighteEMT terminated for July 13 racist post on Facebook (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 127. Record-breaking 29,968 people cast votes in Cook County on Friday; countywide early-voting totals up to 264,343 (ABC 7)
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2016.10.02 15:36 emememaker73 The Week In Review: Suburban News of the Past Week (10/2/16)

Sunday:
NORTH:
· 1. Pickup truck crashes into Round Lake house; no injuries reported (ABC 7)
· 2. Mundelein man killed in shooting near University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus; three other people injured (Chicago Tribune)
· 3. 67-year-old woman in critical condition after apparently falling off pier in Evanston (Chicago Tribune)
· 4. Five teens hospitalized after overdosing on Xanax, drinking alcohol at party in Tower Lakes (NBC 5)
· 5. Woman dies after her car veered off the road and struck a tree in Wadsworth (Chicago Tribune)
· 6. Man stabbed outside Ingleside bar; undergoes surgery for non-life-threating wound (Chicago Sun-Times)
NORTHWEST:
· 7. Judson University becomes first Christian college in Illinois to offer classes for students with intellectual disabilities (ABC 7)
· 8. Inaugural Kickstand Classic bicycle race rolls through downtown Bartlett (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 9. Naperville student's anti-cyberbullying app lands $100,000 investment on 'Shark Tank' (Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun)
· 10. Glen Ellyn Historical Society's Tavern Day teaches community lessons about the 1840s (Daily Herald)
· 11. Nordstrom Rack officially opens at Rosemont's Fashion Outlets of Chicago (Daily Herald)
SOUTH:
· 12. Park Forest woman killed in crash on I-80 in Frankfort Township (CBS 2)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 13. Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, South Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau talk about need for convention center in wake of decision to demolish Star Plaza complex in Merillville (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 14. Westville motorcyclist struck and killed by minivan that ran a stop sign (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 15. Questions linger as East Chicago Housing Authority prepares to move 1,000 people out of West Calumet Housing Complex (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 16. Homeless man's body discovered in woods in Valparaiso (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 17. Work begins on new subdivision near Valparaiso elementary school (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 18. Construction of flood-relief project in Hobart could start after new 3rd Street bridge is completed (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 19. St. John to raise sewer rates 10 percent to buy larger portion of capacity at Schererville water-treatment plant (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 20. Portage police, fire station openings to have chain of handcuffs, fire hose in place of ribbons (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 21. Michigan City to take residents' input online about parks master plan (Northwest Indiana Times)
Monday:
NORTH:
· 22. Niles grandfather sues 13-year-old grandson over grandmother's death after she was struck by a vehicle she'd given grandson the keys to in order to shift the gear (CBS 2)
· 23. Former owner of Walgreens Charles R. Walgreen III dies at age 80 at his Lake Forest home (Chicago Tribune)
· 24. Gun-control advocates converge on downtown Glencoe, urging shop owners to put up 'no guns' stickers (Chicago Tribune/Northbrook Star)
NORTHWEST:
· 25. Mount Prospect's Jelly Café steps up to help after waitress' son has near-fatal brain hemorrhage (Daily Herald)
· 26. Proponents of charter school for at-risk kids in Elgin Area Unit School District U-46 revive proposal, with hopes of getting federal funds (Daily Herald)
· 27. Body of man found dead in burning vehicle in Chicago identified as Barrington Hills man, co-owner of Elgin-based Omega Demolition (WGN TV)
· 28. Electric fire at Union Station in Chicago forces cancellation of train on Milwaukee District West Line (FOX 32)
· 29. Arlington Heights Memorial Library board still discussing possibility of north branch, but no decision has yet been made (Daily Herald)
· 30. Elgin man sentenced to 87 days in jail, 30 months probation, $654 in fines for intentionally striking an acquaintence with his car (Daily Herald)
· 31. Des Plaines City Council considering $1,000 limit or complete ban on campaign contributions from companies that do business with the city (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 32. 793 people participate in Walk Against Alzheimer's at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village (Daily Herald)
· 33. Oak Brook man becomes second in U.S. to undergo aortic-valve replacement surgery (Daily Herald)
· 34. 15-year-old Lombard student dies after apparently choking on food in Villa Park high school cafeteria (CBS 2)
· 35. Chicago gang member with numerous weapons offenses charged with murder of Berwyn man following shooting near Millennium Park (NBC 5)
· 36. Bloomingdale woman pleads guilty to stealing more than $10,000 from school PTO's bank account to pay personal expenses (Chicago Tribune)
· 37. West Chicago City Council appoints new 6th Ward alderman (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST:
· 38. Woman killed, brother and daughter wounded in shooting along Washington Street in Joliet (Chicago Tribune)
· 39. Illinois State Museum's Lockport Gallery reopens as state funding starts to flow again (Chicago Tribune)
· 40. Montgomery teen held on weapons, traffic violations found hanging in LaSalle County Jail (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
SOUTH:
· 41. Riverdale man charged with robbing Matteson bank on Friday, Sept. 23 (CBS 2)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 42. Man shot, wounded by Hammond police officer after allegedly pointing shotgun at police investigating report of shots fired in home (Chicago Tribune/Gary Post-Tribune)
· 43. Police: Speed a factor in car crash that claimed life of Michigan City man, injured passenger (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 44. More than half the $36,000 cost raised for bronze police-officer statue that will stand in front of Michigan City Police Station (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 45. Three Chicagoans and a woman from Pennsylvania charged in theft of laptop from Crown Point tattoo parlor (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 46. Lake County Council approves $161.6 million budget, which includes pay raises for elected officials and county employees (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 47. Burns Harbor man arrested after crashing van into liquor store and injuring store employee; four other people arrested at nearby motel where an underage-drinking party took place (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 48. Video helps police track down alleged drunk driver from Union Mills (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 49. Some suburban school districts are giving tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses to retired teachers and administrators, despite state law limiting such payments (Chicago Tribune)
· 50. Lake County member of Metra board of directors likely to replace current chairman when current term expires on Nov. 2 (Crain's Chicago Business)
Tuesday:
NORTH:
· 51. Northwestern University officials to review concerns over dorm proposal, other options (Chicago Tribune/Evanston Review)
· 52. Blue Island man found dead in field near strip mall along Golf Road in Niles (Chicago Tribune/Niles Herald-Spectator)
· 53. Evanston Post Office renamed for former Congressman, judge Abner J. Mikva (Chicago Tribune/Evanston Review)
· 54. Experts discuss living near coyotes (Chicago Tribune/Lake Forester)
· 55. Libertyville reviewing proposal for large new subdivision on University of St. Mary of the Lake property (Daily Herald)
· 56. Skokie man gets 2 years probation, must register as a sex offender for 10 years for sexually abusing teenage girl he called his 'girlfriend' (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST:
· 57. Early-morning truck fire causes major delays on Tri-State Tollway near Dundee Road in Northbrook (ABC 7)
· 58. Parents in Elgin Area Unit School District U-46 cheer and jeer school board over transgender locker-room policy (Daily Herald)
· 59. Hanover Park man sentenced to four years in prison for Streamwood burglary (Daily Herald)
· 60. Some Hoffman Estates schools locked down after report of armed person at large following intentional car crash on Kent Road (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 61. Bodies of deceased veterans that go unclaimed being left in Hines V.A. Hospital morgue for months, according to a whistleblower (CBS 2)
· 62. Woman dies of injuries one day after car crash in Maywood (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 63. Suspect in three bank robberies in DuPage County apprehended following Warrenville heist on Monday (Daily Herald)
· 64. Warrenville, DuPage County officials hail completion of flood-control projects (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST:
· 65. Operator of Homer Glen tobacco shop charged with defrauding Illinois of more than $400,000 in sales taxes (Chicago Sun-Times)
SOUTH:
· 66. Lansing man killed in shooting on Chicago's South Side (Northwest Indiana Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 67. Two of three suspects arrested in Michigan City in theft of box trucks and tires (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 68. Bunker Hill man facing charges after striking two pedestrians in Hammond (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 69. Merrillville man sentenced to five years in prison as part of plea deal for breaking into Indiana University Northwest building in Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 70. 16 houses, five apartment buildings to be torn down to make way for stormwater detention pond in Hammond (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 71. United Foundation of LaPorte County deeds Unity Park to City of LaPorte (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 72. Hobart's Southlake Mall to be home to Porkchop restaurant, La Senza lingerie store, Jimmy Jazz streetwear retailer (Northwest Indiana Times)
Wednesday:
NORTH:
· 73. Warrant issued for arrest of man who shot Mundelein resident to death in downstate Champaign (WGN TV)
· 74. Knife-wielding man robs business in Norridge after hitting two Chicago stores (CBS 2)
· 75. Eight schools in Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Green Oaks, Lincolnshire, Long Grove awarded National Blue Ribbon status (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST:
· 76. Village of Mount Prospect, chamber of commerce, library, Downtown Merchants Association receive bronze star for entrepreneurs initiative (Daily Herald)
· 77. Palatine man who pleaded guilty to fourth DUI sentenced to four years in prison following June 13 crash (Daily Herald)
· 78. Schaumburg Village Board approves purchase of office buildings to make way for new entertainment district (Daily Herald)
· 79. Woman charged with unlawfully buying and selling guns, some of which ended up in hands of Chicago gang members, for profit (CBS 2)
· 80. Three Barrington elementary schools recognized with National Blue Ribbon School awards (Daily Herald)
· 81. 12-year-old persuades West Dundee officials to consider preserving historic pump house (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 82. Man robs U.S. Bank branch in Wood Dale (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 83. Kane County Forest Preserve Board expects to end tax-levy freeze in 2017, as revenues decline (Daily Herald)
· 84. Warrenville-based Two Brothers Brewing opens The Craftsman, a three-floor bakery/café/juice badeli/market/restaurant, with cocktail bar coming soon in Naperville (Chicago Tribune)
· 85. Elk Grove Village, public-works union sign off on 5-year contract, which includes raises from 2 to 2.5 percent (Daily Herald)
· 86. Kennedy Junior High School in Lisle named National Blue Ribbon School for third time in its history (Daily Herald)
· 87. Attorneys say police unlawfully searched cell phone of Naperville graffiti artist known for 'Simpsons' art (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST:
· 88. Skokie man charged with armed robbery of Plainfield Target store on Aug. 28 (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 89. Oswego-based Community School District 308 to repay $1.5 million in state aid because daily attendance figures were off by 243 students (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
SOUTH:
· 90. Fire destroys abandoned Harvey house (ABC 7)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 91. Parent company of Horseshoe Casino in Hammond reaches deal to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 92. Konrady Plastics to hire 14 new workers following expansion that will nearly double its Portage factory (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 93. Merrillville police officer strikes pedestrian with vehicle while on patrol (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 94. Ex-Lake Station mayor sentenced to four years in prison, repay $26,755 for using campaign, food-pantry funds to gamble; wife sentenced to two years in prison (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 95. Merrillville surgeon facing charge of battery for striking an assistant with medical instruments at Hobart hospital (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 96. Portage man accused of beating woman collecting boyfriend's $500 debt (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 97. Man seriously wounded in East Chicago shooting (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 98. Cook County Health Department reports three deaths from West Nile virus, only such deaths in Illinois so far during 2016 (FOX 32)
· 99. Rusty patch bumblebee may be placed on endangered-species list (CBS 2)
Thursday:
NORTH:
· 100. Mundelein woman pleads guilty to sexually assaulting music student at Webster Middle School in Waukegan, sentenced to 14 years in prison (Daily Herald)
· 101. Mundelein High School District 120 ends block scheduling; new bell schedule to begin with 2017-18 school year (Daily Herald)
· 102. Chicago man sentenced to five years in jail for 2015 stabbing inside Skokie bar (Chicago Tribune/Skokie Review)
· 103. Family, supporters of Housing Opportunity Development Corp. president who died in 2013 for opening of afforable-housing complex in Glenview (Chicago Tribune/Glenview Announcements)
· 104. Employees of Riverwoods-based Discovery Financial Services and KaBOOM! build playgrounds in Park City, Zion (Daily Herald)
· 105. Evanston woman charged with felony disorderly conduct for sending profanity-laced letter with 'granular substance' in envelope to Illinois Tollway Authority (NBC 5)
NORTHWEST:
· 106. Bartlett village president to seek re-election to second term (Daily Herald)
· 107. Woman's body found at Bensenville golf course; authorities believe she was killed near Melrose Park (Chicago Tribune)
· 108. Ford donates $10,000 to Hoffman Estates-based GiGi's Playhouse on The Steve Harvey Show (Daily Herald)
· 109. D'licious Crepes and Roti in Bartlett gets liquor license (Daily Herald)
· 110. Video causes stir in controversial plan to close Palatine's oldest elementary school and build two new buildings (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 111. Jury deems 63-year-old Hillside man 'sexually violent' (CBS 2)
· 112. Illinois auditor general releases College of DuPage audit, recommends 19 ideas to improve oversight, operations and transparency (Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun)
· 113. Addison man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing child porn (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 114. Former Calamos Investments employee sues Naperville-based asset manager, claiming he was fired for telling top execs about 'imminent risks' to the company (Crain's Chicago Business)
SOUTHWEST:
· 115. Supporters, opponents of Donald Trump clash outside GOP presidential candidate's fundraiser in Bolingbrook (Chicago Tribune)
SOUTH:
· 116. Lincoln-Way High School District 210 teachers-union president calls for hiring of full-time compliance officer (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 117. Munster-based startup Sonam Technologies creates device that assesses concussion risk on playgrounds, athletic fields (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 118. Chicago man pleads guilty to armed robbery of St. John store (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 119. Indiana Congressman introduces legislation to turn Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore into national park (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 120. Guns taken during burglary at Griffith sporting-goods store (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 121. Crown Point teen walking around in clown mask apparently spooks neighbors, who call police (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 122. Portage begins $2.1 million in paving projects (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 123. RNC rolls out Gigabit Internet service in Chicago area (Chicago Sun-Times)
Friday:
NORTH:
· 124. Cook County State's Attorney's Office drops perjury case against four police officers, including one Glenview cop, after attorney alleges charges were under out-of-date law (Chicago Tribune)
· 125. Lake County judge removes former Woodland Elementary School District 50 board member from lawsuit over her husband's company getting contract for athletic uniforms, school-spirit wear (Daily Herald)
· 126. Man sought for shooting death of Mundelein man in Champaign turns himself in to police (Daily Herald)
· 127. Judge lets guilty verdict stand against worker from Lincolnshire daycare center in death of Deerfield toddler (Chicago Tribune)
· 128. Fox Lake man charged with burglary, theft, electronic telephone harassment after threatening to kill a police officer (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
· 129. Winnekta man indicted on commodities, wire fraud charges for having falsely inflated value of options, costing now-defunct Rock Capital Markets $13 million (Chicago Tribune)
· 130. Waukegan man charged with sending inappropriate text to teenage girl while working as bus aid for Illinois Central Bus Company (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 131. Emmons Elementary School District 33, Grass Lake Elementary School District 36 to explore consolidation of one-school districts in Antioch area (Daily Herald)
· 132. New York-based Mrs. Green's Neighborhood Market to close Winnekta location on Oct. 16 (Crain's Chicago Business)
· 133. Bennison's Bakery in Evanston tracking sales of U.S. presidential candidate-inspired sweets (CBS 2)
NORTHWEST:
· 134. Fox River Grove resident Richard Trentlage, who wrote the classic Oscar Mayer jingle, passes away at 87 (ABC 7)
· 135. Rolling Meadows Mayor Tom Rooney sworn in as state Senator for Illinois' 27th District (Daily Herald)
· 136. Boston Fish Market looking at possible location in Wheeling (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 137. Joliet man sentenced to 25 years in prison for 2014 murder during drug deal in Aurora (CBS2)
· 138. Naperville golf club remembers course designer and golf legend Arnold Palmer, who passed away this week at 87 (Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun)
· 139. Elderly woman killed in car crash as she exited Countryside bowling alley's parking lot onto Joliet Road (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 140. Two people in custody in stabbing death of Melrose Park woman whose body was found at Bensenville golf course (Chicago Tribune)
· 141. Ex-Aurora priest pleads not guilty to charges he sexually abused two children over three years (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
· 142. Downtown Wheaton Association to have Witches of Wheaton event on Thursday, Oct. 15, with drinks and promotions for women (Daily Herald)
· 143. National Research Center to mail citizen surveys to 3,000 randomly selected Lombard residents during mid-October (Daily Herald)
SOUTH:
· 144. Teen from Calumet City/Lansing area shot to death on first day of school in Chicago (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
· 145. Surveillance camera catches man trying to abduct woman in Harvey (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 146. Judge issues guilty verdict in 5-year-old DUI/reckless-homicide case involving an accident that killed a man and maimed his wife in Matteson (ABC 7)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 147. Portage Board of Works declares emergency to expedite walkway repairs along Burns Waterway (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 148. Crown Point working to eliminate triple-billing for hydrants in Prairie View subdivision (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 149. Two men sought in armed robbery of East Chicago Dollar General (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 150. Police classify Hobart man's train death in Lake Station as suicide (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 151. U.S. EPA scheduled to begin East Chicago lead cleanup on Sunday (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 152. Positive-train control still a challenge for Metra (CBS 2)
· 153. Legal Roundup: Naperville teen charged with forgery for sending out phony Illinois Tollway violation notices (Daily Herald)
Saturday:
NORTH:
· 154. Fremd High School football players help wheelchair-bound coach/Navy veteran stand for national anthem at Friday night's game (NBC 5)
NORTHWEST:
· 155. Man found guilty but mentally ill in brutal beating and murder of Island Lake woman in 2014 (Chicago Tribune)
· 156. Elk Grove Village woman charged driving in violation of a restriction, improper passing of a vehicle dropped at a crosswalk in June 10 crash that killed bicyclist in Mount Prospect (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 157. Students with Down syndrome crowned Homecoming king and queen at Barrington High School (NBC 5)
· 158. Randall Oaks Zoo in West Dundee celebrating autumn through Oct. 30 (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 159. Boyfriend charged in stabbing death of woman whose body was found at Bensenville golf course (CBS 2)
SOUTH:
· 160. Huffing chemicals may be responsible for Blue Island man's death near Niles strip mall (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
· 161. Sunnybrook Elementary School District 171 reports zero detentions, suspensions since beginning of school year (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 162. Toxic heroin additive found in Will County (Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 163. Valparaiso man killed while working at Gary Works steel mill (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 164. Tri-Creek School Corp. board makes moves on bond issues to save $1.8 million (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 165. City of Portage transfers former Crisman school property to Redevelopment Commission in hopes of selling, redeveloping it (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 166. NIPSCO offers no explanation for power outage affecting 931 Munster customers on Friday (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 167. Porter County implements stormwater fees to help fund improvements to reduce flooding, drainage concerns (Northwest Indiana Times)
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2016.06.26 04:00 RegularGuy815 Here's a list of the major events each season's cast missed out on.

Inspired by another thread from yesterday.
Quick notes:
  1. I used the True Dork Times calendar for filming dates. In most cases I started from the day before Day 1, even though they were probably there for a week beforehand. Later seasons had more concrete fly-out dates, so I used those.
  2. I tried to only pick the most impactful or interesting “events of note”. Stories that were big on the day they occurred may have ultimately been forgotten with time. I came across dozens and dozens of mass shootings and terror attacks that were just one in a long line that no one outside those affected would remember anymore.
  3. As the cast of Survivor is American, this has a heavy American bias.
  4. This does not include as many pop-culture moments that I’m sure took the country by storm during the following time periods (think “The Dress” or Gangnam Style). Feel free to add any that you think would have baffled the returning cast members.
Borneo: March 12 – April 21, 2000
Vladimir Putin elected President of Russia; Microsoft is ruled to have violated antitrust laws; the U.S. orders the Florida relatives of refugee Elian Gonzalez to return the boy to his father in Cuba but they refuse; the cast returns home on April 22, the day that armed federal agents storm the house and retrieve Gonzalez to take him back.
Australia: October 22 – December 4, 2000
Bush vs. Gore election night ends with no clear winner in Florida; the cast returns home to find the Supreme Court making rulings on which Florida ballots can and cannot be counted and by which method, the ordeal officially ends on December 12. (This .gif is probably the most accurate to their reactions to this: http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/fire_community.gif , EDIT: Better version: http://i.imgur.com/ccMurhj.gifv)
Africa: July 8 – August 18, 2001
Congressman Gary Condit is investigated in the disappearance of D.C. intern Chandra Levy, with whom he was having an affair – the story was the biggest news event of the summer, until it was all but forgotten with the September 11 attacks, which occurred less than a month after the cast returned.
Marquesas: November 11 – December 21, 2001
An American Airlines flight crashes into a Queen neighborhood, killing 260 passengers/crew and 5 on the ground (and sparking initial concern about another terrorist attack); Gary Ridgway is arrested, ending a decades-long manhunt for the “Green River Killer” who murdered anywhere from 70 to 90+ people; the first Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings films are released; Enron files for bankruptcy; Beatles member George Harrison dies of lung cancer; the cast returns home on the day that “Shoe Bomber” Richard Reid tries to blow up a flight to Miami.
Thailand: June 9 – July 19, 2002
American Idol first premieres; Baseball star Ted Williams dies, prompting a heavily-discussed (and joked-about, from my own memory of the time) legal debate with his children about whether or not it was his wish to be cryogenically frozen, which he eventually was.
Amazon: November 3 – December 13, 2002
Republicans gain congressional seats in the midterm elections; the UN orders Iraq to disarm or face the consequences and Saddam Hussein relents, allowing weapons inspectors to enter the country (problem solved?); the Department of Homeland Security is created.
Side note: The Invasion of Baghdad interrupts Shawna’s boot episode while the season is airing.
Pearl Islands: June 22 – August 1, 2003
The Supreme Court declares that sodomy laws are unconstitutional; the Do-Not-Call registry takes effect; The Washington Post identifies Valerie Plame as an undercover CIA operative, causing a national scandal; Saddam Hussein’s sons are killed by the U.S. military; the deaths of Senator Strom Thurmond, and actors Katherine Hepburn and Bob Hope; Kobe Bryant is arrested for sexual assault (note: this took a funny turn on Big Brother that summer when a contestant was shown admiring him, not knowing that he was embroiled in a scandal in the “outside world”).
All-Stars: November 2 – December 12, 2003
Massachusetts Supreme Court declares ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional; cast returns home on the day Saddam Hussein is captured.
Vanuatu: June 25 – August 4, 2004
Hearings begin for Saddam Hussein; death of legendary actor Marlon Brando; Martha Stewart sentenced to 5 months in prison.
Palau: October 31 – December 10, 2004
George W. Bush defeats John Kerry in the presidential election; Ukraine’s Orange revolution begins amidst accusations of voter fraud; Ken Jennings’ Jeopardy win streak comes to an end (he first won on the June 2 episode, before Vanuatu had even filmed, but various tournaments kept interrupting, thus delaying his last game until November 30); deaths of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and actor John Barrymore; metal guitarist Dimebag Darrell murdered while performing on stage; Piston/Pacers NBA brawl.
Guatemala: June 26 – August 5, 2005
Spain and Canada become the 3rd and 4th countries to legalize gay marriage; London train bombings; Lance Armstrong retires from competitive cycling after 7 Tour de France “victories”; Sandra Day O’Connor retires from the Supreme Court.
Exile Island: October 30 – December 9, 2005
The first facial transplant surgery occurs; first democratically-elected female head-of-state in Africa; cast returns home on the day comedian Richard Pryor dies.
Cook Islands: June 25 – August 4, 2006
Israel gets into armed conflicts with Palestine and Hezbollah; Mumbai train bombings kill over 200; Twitter is launched (but no one really cares for another 3 years or so).
Fiji: October 29 – December 8, 2006
Democrats regain control of congress; Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death; the military of Fiji performs a coup d’e’tat on its government (Survivor production continues as scheduled, and Boo Bernis is voted out [talk about a coup!]).
China: June 24 – August 3, 2007
Final Harry Potter book is released, becoming the fastest-selling in history; wrestler Chris Benoit kills his wife, son, and himself; 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis kills 13 people; Gordon Brown succeeds Tony Blair as Prime Minister of the U.K.
Micronesia: October 28 – December 7, 2007
The Writer’s Guild of America goes on strike, halting production on all scripted films/series; death of daredevil Evel Knievel; a man holds several people hostage at a Hillary Clinton campaign office in New Hampshire; a gunman kills 8 people and himself at an Omaha shopping mall; thousands die in Bangladesh from a cyclone.
Gabon: June 22 – August 1, 2008
Legendary comedian George Carlin dies the day before the game begins; Bill Gates steps down as chairman of Microsoft; the world’s first “pregnant man” gives birth.
Tocantins: October 30 – December 10, 2008
Barack Obama defeats John McCain for President; nearly every major country is declared to be in a state of recession; O.J. Simpson sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery; Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is arrested for, among other crimes, trying to sell Obama’s senate seat; cast returns home on the day Bernie Madoff is arrested for running the largest financial fraud in history.
Samoa: June 10 – July 20, 2009
The “swine flu” is deemed the first global pandemic since the 1960s; thousands in Iran take to the streets to protest an allegedly corrupt reelection of Ahmadinejad, the protests last throughout the summer and into the following year; Sears Tower is renamed Willis Tower; Sarah Palin resigns as Alaska Governor; Michael Jackson dies unexpectedly; also dead: actress Farrah Fawcett, beloved news anchor Walter Cronkite, and TV pitchman Billy Mays (OXYCLEAN!!!!!)
Heroes vs. Villains: August 6 – September 17, 2009
Deaths of Senator Ted Kennedy and actor Patrick Swayze; Kaycee Lee Dugard freed from her kidnappers after 18 years.
Nicaragua: June 13 – July 23, 2010
Death of Senator Robert Byrd; BP Oil Spill stops for the first time since it began.
Redemption Island: August 15 – September 24, 2010
A large earthquake strikes Christchurch, New Zealand; the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq.
South Pacific: May 29 – July 8, 2011
Deaths of actor Peter Falk and former First Lady Betty Ford; gangster Whitey Bolger arrested; Romney, Santorum, Bachmann file to run for President; Anthony Weiner dick-pic scandal, leading to his resignation from the House; New York legalizes same-sex marriage; Casey Anthony found not guilty in the murder of her daughter.
One World: July 31 – September 9, 2011
Libyan rebels topple Muammar Gaddafi’s government; a rare earthquake rocks Washington D.C. and much of the east coast; Tim Cook succeeds Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple; Rick Perry files to run for President; congress raises the debt ceiling to avert crisis, though the country’s credit rating is still downgraded for the first time ever; Hurricane Irene floods the northeast.
Philippines: March 15 – April 26, 2012
Mitt Romney secures status as presumptive Republican nominee; while traveling with President Obama in Colombia, secret service agents are caught hiring prostitutes and relieved from the service; death of TV host Dick Clark.
Caramoan: May 15 – June 29, 2012
Deaths of Rodney King, TV host Richard Dawson, and author Ray Bradbury; Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker survives recall election; Jerry Sandusky convicted on 45 counts of child abuse.
Blood vs. Water: May 13 – June 28, 2013
Edward Snowden reveals the government’s use of mass surveillance and flees the country; deaths of actors Jean Stapleton and James Gandolfini; Minnesota legalizes gay marriage; Boy Scouts lift their ban on gay members; Supreme Court declares the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, allowing same-sex couples to receive federal benefits; Court also ruled California’s Prop 8 was unconstitutional, allowing gay marriage to resume there.
Cagayan: July 7 – August 18, 2013
The birth of Prince George; deaths of actors Cory Monteith and Dennis Farina; Detroit files for bankruptcy; George Zimmerman acquitted of all charges after killing Trayvon Martin.
San Juan del Sur: May 26 – July 11, 2014
ISIS begins its campaign in the Middle-East; U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl traded from Taliban custody after 5 years; two 12-year-old girls stab their friend multiple times, inspired by the internet meme Slender Man; Washington legalizes recreational marijuana; deaths of poet Maya Angelou and radio host Casey Kasem (“This one goes out to Rob from New York…”); death of Survivor alum Caleb Bankston from a work-related accident.
Worlds Apart: July 29 – September 12, 2014
U.S. begins airstrikes against ISIS, which leads to the beheading of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff; outbreak of fighting between Israel and Hamas; deaths of actors Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, and Joan Rivers; NASCAR driver Tony Stewart kills Kevin Ward during a race; hackers release nude photos of multiple female celebrities (referred to as The Fappening); riots and demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of Michael Brown; Ebola starts to spread to various countries.
Kaoh Rong: March 22 – May 8, 2015
Cruz, Paul, Clinton, Rubio, Sanders, Fiorina, Carson, Huckabee declare for President; birth of Princess Charlotte; a suicidal Germanwings co-pilot drives a commercial flight into the mountains, killing everyone; Rolling Stone magazine retracts an article about rape on the campus of UVA-Columbia; Indiana passes controversial religious freedom law that would allow discrimination to LGBT people, prompting boycotts of the state, and a restructuring of the law; Dzhokar Tsarnaev found guilty in the Boston Marathon bombing; riots and protests in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray; gunmen attack a Texas art exhibition of the Prophet Muhammad but are killed; a massive earthquake in Nepal kills over 9,000.
Cambodia: May 24 – July 9, 2015
Bush, Christie, and Trump (among other minor candidates) declare for President; death of actor Christopher Lee; FIFA President Sepp Blatter resigns due to scandal; Richard Matt and David Sweat escape a New York prison – Matt is later killed and Sweat is captured; Charleston black church shooting by a white supremacist, which then leads to the Confederate flag being taken down from the South Carolina capitol building the day after the cast returns; Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage is legal across the United States; U.S. and Cuba agree to resume diplomatic ties for the first time since the 1960s; Bruce Jenner transitions to Caitlyn Jenner; Rachel Dolezal may not actually be black.
Millennials vs. Gen X: April 3 – May 13, 2016
The Panama Papers are released; Trump is the only remaining Republican running for President; death of Prince; American Idol concludes; Kobe Bryant plays his final NBA game; Beyonce drops her “Lemonade” album; London elects Sadiq Khan as first Muslim mayor of a major Western city; Brazil votes to remove their President and put her on trial.
Season 34: May 31 – July 15, 2016
Clinton clinches nomination; death of Muhammad Ali; LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers win NBA championship, ending a decades-long drought for Cleveland athletics; ISIS-inspired shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando kills 49 and sparks new debates over gun control, including a senate filibuster and house sit-in; U.K. votes to leave European Union, causing stock markets to fall and David Cameron to declare he will resign as Prime Minister. (ongoing)
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2016.05.02 03:41 mustardtruck Interesting scripts from the Black List 2015

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BUBBLES by Isaac Adamson A baby chimp is adopted by the Pop star Michael Jackson. Narrating his own story, Bubbles the Chimp details his life within The King of Pop’s inner circle through the scandals that later rocked Jackson’s life and eventually led to Bubbles’ release.
TRUE FAN by John Whittington After interfering with a foul ball during a Chicago Cubs playoff game, Steve Bartman was tortured and stalked by die hard Cub fans for potentially costing them their first National League pennant since 1945. Years later, in a new town with a new identity—but depressed, overweight and working a dead end job—Steve meets a woman who gives him a new lease on life and reason to live.
REAGAN by Mike Rosolio When Ronald Reagan falls into dementia at the start of his second term, an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the commander in chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.
BUMP by Ori Guendelman, Rob McClelland After an accidental hit and run, a young lawyer’s entire life unravels over the span of one night as he attempts to dispose of a corpse that turns out to be much more than an innocent victim.
SEPTILLION TO ONE by Adam Perlman, Graham Sack While a former FBI agent is working in the fraud unit of the Texas State Lottery investigating a woman who has mysteriously hit the lottery jackpot three times, he falls in love.
BOOMTOWN by Matt King A slick corporate investigator with a closely guarded secret discovers a sinister criminal conspiracy in North Dakota oil boom country.
DREAMLAND by Nicolaas Zwart With his family’s farm on the precipice of foreclosure, fifteen year old Eugene Evans is determined to capture a fugitive bank robber and collect the bounty on her head. Against all odds, he beats out the FBI and the local police to capture her, only to discover that all may not be what it seems.
THE WATER MAN by Emma Needell A young boy tries to save his mother from terminal cancer by seeking out the town’s bogeyman, The Water Man, who is fabled to have conquered death.
THE SHAVE by Thomas White, Miles Hubley A dirty cop, exonerated in the murder of a high school honor student, visits the boy’s father at his barbershop, and while receiving a straight razor shave, listens to him recount the story of his son’s life.
HAMMERSPACE by Mike Van Waes A terminally ill teenager looking for answers about his missing father finds a key that unlocks an opening to an alternate animated dimension and a new friend who helps him repair his broken family.
THE WRETCHED EMILY DERRINGER by Chris Thomas Devlin Gleefully terrifying her small town as a serial killer known as “The Misfit Butcher,” 13-year-old Emily Derringer becomes annoyed when a new killer comes to town and residents begin attributing his sloppy murders to the Misfit Butcher. In a macabre coming of age story, Emily must deal with her competition while also taking on the other trials and tribulations of junior high school life.
PANDEMONIUM, SPLENDIDLY MANAGED by Brett Conrad A local Phoenix newscaster at the pinnacle of local celebrity slowly descends into the depths of madness as he sees his world around him start to crumble piece by piece all while trying to become a game show host in Los Angeles.
CUT AND RUN by Zoe McCarthy A female urologist and a retired hooker form an unlikely friendship when they team up to take down a notorious sex trafficker in Miami.
THE BURNING WOMAN Brad Ingelsby A reckless, fun-loving young woman confronts the dark side of life after losing her daughter.
MORNINGSTAR by David Birke The war is over. A bitter and uneasy truce has been reached with an invading alien race, and a new cold war has begun. Fueled by suspicions of an alien spy in their ranks, the United Nations Intelligence Division entrusts their top agent, Martin Webber, with finding the mole.
MOVE THAT BODY by Lucia Aniello, Paul W Downs Five friends rent a beach house in Miami for a bachelorette weekend and accidentally kill a male stripper.
THE SET UP by Kari Granlund Two co-dependent female best friends’s friendship is put through the wringer after a blind date gone awry sends them on a dangerous, all-in-one-night adventure with a drug dealer.
GREAT FALLS by Andy Friedhof After negligently killing a hunter with their patrol car, an alcoholic Sheriff’s Deputy and her superior officer must decide what to do with the only witness to their crime – a death row inmate only days from execution.
CRIMSON TRAIL by Jeremy Shipp Devastated by the cold-blooded murder of his family, a devout frontier preacher risks his soul to lead a posse in pursuit of the Harpe Brothers—America’s first serial killers. Based on a true story.
SET IT UP by Katie Silberman Two young assistants realize they can get more free time if they occupy their bosses’ time by setting them up on a date.
ARES by Geneva Robertson-Dworet The survival story of an astronaut whose space capsule crash lands in the African desert and whose mission to space was part of a larger conspiracy.
TOMORROW ON THE RUNWAY by Frederick Seton Kermit St. Lucy has a ridiculous name and is ridiculously ill-equipped to deal with adult responsibilities. After a tragedy shakes him to his core, Kermit takes it upon himself to look after and raise two young children.
TREASURE ISLAND by James Coyne Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, young Jim Hawkins finds a map to a buried fortune; to claim it means a perilous voyage, pirate treachery, and the wicked mentorship of Long John Silver.
A LIFE FANTASTIC falls here
LOU by Maggie McGowan Cohn An elderly woman who hacks out a rough existence on a remote island is forced to help her dimwitted neighbor rescue her daughter whose ex has kidnapped her and escaped into the woods.
PRECONCEPTION by Jake Morse, Scott Wolman A couple on the verge of parenthood embarks on a pre-baby bucket list.
SENIOR YEAR by Andrew Knauer, Arthur Pielli A cheerleader wakes up after a twenty year coma and returns to sit at the cool table and try to become prom queen, as a thirty seven year-old woman.
HOMEGROWN by Jacques Edeline A teenage boy, raised in total seclusion and indoctrinated by his enigmatic father, is sent to live with a foster family and enrolled in a public high school when his father is incarcerated, threatening their relationship and causing the boy to question everything he’s learned.
THE BOY by Owen Egerton Sixteen years after stabbing a classmate to appease a legendary phantom known as the Boy, a repentant woman returns to her hometown to live with her sister and nephew, but as the Boy continues to haunt her she must face her deepest terror and discover the truth about the Boy before he claims her nephew.
CARNIVAL by Matias Caruso A deadly carnival knife-thrower hunts down the members of a powerful crime syndicate who murdered his sister.
CROOK COUNTY by Gita Pullapilly, Aron Gaudet A whistleblower’s harrowing journey into an undercover FBI operation in 1980’s Cook County, Illinois, sending him toe-to-toe with corrupt judges, hustling defense attorneys, and Chicago mobsters; and ultimately resulting in the largest number of convictions of government officials in the history of the United States.
DAMSEL by Bryan McMullin After first being locked in a tower and then hidden deep in the forest to prevent a prince from rescuing her, long-haired Rapunzel vows to get revenge.
THREE MONTHS by Jared Frieder After being exposed to HIV the weekend of his high school graduation in 2011, a punk gay teenager from Miami attempts to start a new relationship with a someone from his support group as they try to endure the three months it takes to get accurately tested.
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2016.04.03 15:24 emememaker73 The Week In Review: Suburban News of the Past Week (4/3/16)

Sunday:
Suburban businesses adding liquor service as way to enhance customer experience (Daily Herald)
Reports on suburban water supplies lacking full disclosure on such issues as lead contamination (Daily Herald)
Rape suspect from Bridgeview dies from 'terminal illness' while in Cook County Sheriff's custody (Chicago Sun-Times)
Park Forest police report that officer shot March 19 suffered traumatic brain injury (ABC 7)
Dogs take part in American Kennel Club tests in Libertyville (Daily Herald)
Niles woman dies after her teenage grandson accidentally pushes on accelerator, hits her with her minivan (Daily Herald)
West Chicago man arrested after two houses in Elgin struck by gunfire (Daily Herald)
Possible human skull discovered in Round Lake shed (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
Gary Police seeking information on fatal hit-and-run (CBS 2)
Terre Haute, Ind., bakery sues rival in Merrillville over use of 'square donuts' (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)
Monday:
Chicago man killed in single-vehicle accident on I-355 near Woodridge (Chicago Sun-Times)
Woman from family that runs Mundelein equestrian facility injured during Florida competition (Daily Herald)
Fox River Public Library District moves ahead on site for potential branch across from current Randall Oaks facility in West Dundee (Daily Herald)
More work to be done on wetland restoration at forest preserve near Wayne (Daily Herald)
Former Aurora mayor Albert McCoy passes away at 89 (Daily Herald)
Attorney appointed to fill vacancy on Glen Ellyn Park Board (Daily Herald)
Andy's Frozen Custard opening locations in Oswego, Naperville and Mount Prospect this summer (Daily Herald)
Man sought for slaying of Skokie woman arrested in Chicago for parole violation (Chicago Tribune)
Lake County (Ill.) State's Attorney's Office adopts second comfort dog (Chicago Sun-Times)
FBI looking for man who robbed Hobart bank (Chicago Sun-Times)
Aurora man sentenced to 12 years in prison for predatory sexual assault of a child (Chicago Sun-Times)
Two 16-year-olds charged with a string of armed robberies in Des Plaines, nearby suburbs (WBBM AM 780)
Tuesday:
St. Charles to reinstate previously cancelled brush pickup date; residents will have to pay extra for it (Daily Herald)
Naperville to look into raising water, wastewater rates for planned upgrades at water-reclamation facility (Daily Herald)
Man calls to report his own meth lab at Grayslake hotel; emergency responders evacuate building (Daily Herald)
East Dundee buys property previously designated for mixed-use building; village to install parking lot (Daily Herald)
Mundelein board approves 5-year contract for public-works employees; deal includes pay hikes of 2 to 2.75 percent over length of contract (Daily Herald)
Evanston, Hoffman Estates men arrested on gun, drug charges after Evanston police see them drinking alcohol in parked car (Chicago Sun-Times)
Chicago woman commits suicide at Lombard gun range (Chicago Sun-Times)
84-year-old man dies of injuries received in crash at Vollmer and Ridgeland in Matteson (Chicago Sun-Times)
Cook County Sheriff's Police accused of demanding guns of Chicago woman in exchange for releasing her daughter from jail (CBS 2)
Glencoe named 17th highest in aggregate income in the nation (NBC 5)
Parents upset about Civil War lesson at Wheaton elementary school that involved students acting as slaves (NBC 5)
Batavia-based aerosol manufacturer adding 15 new positions at West Chicago plant (Crain's Chicago Business)
Hebron trustees seek village president's resignation following arrest on drug, weapons charges (Chicago Tribune)
Lawsuit against Northwestern University, professor over man's wrongful conviction gets go-ahead from Lake County judge (Chicago Tribune)
Kayaker whose craft capsized in Lake Michigan near Wilmette is rescued (Chicago Tribune)
Metra testing use of security cameras on one Electric Line train to see if it deters crime; may be added to all trains (Chicago Sun-Times)
Four Waukegan churches burglarized in one week (Chicago Sun-Times)
St. Charles police look for leads in two burglaries that took place the same day (Chicago Sun-Times)
Aurora man dead, Maple Park man injured in head-on crash near entrance to Mooseheart School (Chicago Sun-Times)
Joliet's Jefferson Avenue bridge to be closed starting April 4 for painting (Chicago Sun-Times)
Waukegan teen reportedly stole Taser from Mundelein Police Explorers program (Chicago Sun-Times)
BrightStar Care of DuPage County recognizes Wheaton nurse with Nurse of the Year award (Daily Herald)
Des Plaines mayor issues second veto on public officials getting insurance benefits (Daily Herald)
Two Carol Stream elementary schools re-engineer libraries, create 'innovation centers' (Daily Herald)
50 residences in Sleepy Hollow lose power after car strikes utility pole (Daily Herald)
Current Prospect Heights mayor fires former mayor from airport board following release of city-dissolution proposal (Daily Herald)
Waukegan High School principal returns to work after serving in Afghanistan, being injured by roadside bomb (WBBM AM 780)
Wednesday:
Streamwood man arrested for trying to use fake mobile ticket on Metra train (Chicago Sun-Times)
Suspect in West Dundee bank robbery sought for at least four other incidents (Chicago Sun-Times)
Des Plaines resident scammed out of $24,567 after calls claiming his identity, Social Security number and passport had been used in Afghanistan (Daily Herald)
Oswego man sentenced to six months in jail, 2 years probation for threatening to kill Illinois State Toll Highway Authority chairman (Daily Herald)
More than 33 percent of 172 public water systems in 89 of Chicago's suburbs have been notified of violations from the IEPA during past 5 years (Daily Herald)
Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board OK's Franciscan Alliance's closure of Chicago Heights hospital (Crain's Chicago Business)
Illinois Supreme Court to hear Drew Peterson appeal on 2012 murder conviction (Chicago Tribune)
Illinois Attorney General says network of Westmont-based businesses conned people out of $3.8 million they either didn't owe or owed to others (Chicago Tribune)
Former employee of Christian school in Arlington Heights charged with stealing $293,000 through school's PayPal account (Chicago Sun-Times)
Two Palatine teens arrested after man beaten, robbed in Palatine parking lot (Daily Herald)
DuPage County to install high-friction asphalt, lower speed limit along 'S' curve on County Farm Road in Hanover Park this spring/summer (Daily Herald)
Democratic candidate for DuPage County Recorder blames voting machines for losing nomination (Daily Herald)
Indiana Dunes reaches Final Four in Coastal Magazine's Best Beach in America contest (NBC 5)
Indiana American Water recognizes employee for 60 years with the company (ABC 7)
Thursday:
Mundelein officials consider splitting tax-increment finance district into two to help fund a $40 million retail/residential development (Daily Herald)
Elgin police investigate fight between teenage girls that was posted to social-media site (Daily Herald)
Bartlett's Cadillac Ranch to undergo makeover, focus on 'new country' music when it reopens (Daily Herald)
April to be 'Bring Your Own Bag' month in Lake County (Ill.), thanks to Grayslake high schooler (Daily Herald)
Illinois Supreme Court refuses to hear overturned Johnsburg-murder case, meaning twice-convicted man goes free (Chicago Tribune)
Montgomery man arrested for failure to register as a sex offender (Chicago Sun-Times)
Plainfield father and stepson, Berwyn man nabbed in drug sweep (Chicago Sun-Times)
Former health-insurance executive turned her passion into store, cooking school in Glen Ellyn (Crain's Chicago Business)
Workers at O'Hare International Airport take to the picket lines to demand higher wages, job protection and better training (NBC 5)
Nabisco workers take protest to CEO's Kenilworth home (FOX 32)
Bedford Park manufactory moves to East Chicago, Ind., citing Cook County workers compensation, property taxes (CBS 2)
Zion man killed, three others injured when vehicle crashes into tree along Martin Luther King Avenue in Waukegan (CBS 2)
Family accuses state police, FBI of harassment due to their religion following traffic stop in Oakbrook Terrace (WGN TV)
Woodstock police looking for burglar who stole computer, security camera connected in real-time to welding-business owner's home computer (FOX 32)
Harper College in Palatine notifies 29 workers that they'll be out of jobs effective June 30 as institution deals with shortfall related to state's budget impasse (FOX 32)
Carol Stream replaces nearly 3,000 parkway trees affected by emerald ash borer (Daily Herald)
Mundelein-based Medline Industries to split operations as it moves its headquarters to former Kraft-Heinz building in Northfield (Daily Herald)
Elgin reports 33 percent drop in recycling contamination along three test routes (Daily Herald)
Men from Carpentersville, Elgin arrested for robberies at suburban Chase Bank ATMs (Daily Herald)
Village of Antioch seeking people to fill two vacancies on Planning and Zoning Board (Daily Herald)
Harvey man, already in prison for attempted murder of a police officer, convicted of Metra policeman's murder, sentenced to natural life in prison (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
Former Woodstock middle-school principal pleads guilty to theft of money from PTO, sports league; sentenced to pay back $26,600 and two years probation (Chicago Tribune)
Lake Villa police, Lake County Major Crimes Task Force to investigate death of boy at home for troubled youth (Chicago Sun-Times)
Friday:
Shooter at Virginia bus terminal identified as Aurora resident (Chicago Tribune)
Two people in custody for fatal shooting of Hammond man (Chicago Sun-Times)
Oak Lawn bank robbery 'Midday Bandit's' tenth heist since 2014 (Chicago Sun-Times)
St. Charles Public Library director's abrupt resignation stalls $8.5 million expansion plan (Daily Herald)
Lake in the Hills focus group show residents want more upscale dining, high-end vehicle dealers and boutiques (Daily Herald)
Northwest Highway 'S' curve in Des Plaines closed after truck hauling cars hits bridge (Daily Herald)
Naperville Township highway commission working with attorney, engineer, accountants in fight against city's takeover of roads (Daily Herald)
Security guard, employee facing charges after gun discharged in Northlake grocery store (NBC 5)
Man's hands crushed by, stuck in metal roller at West Chicago cardboard-box manufactory (ABC 7)
Muslim family from Libertyville seeks apology after being removed from Sky West flight at O'Hare Airport over child-safety seat (Chicago Tribune)
Chicago man charged with involuntary sexual servitude of a minor from sting operation in Aurora (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
Author to discuss life during China's Cultural Revolution at Stevenson Center on Democracy in Mettawa on April 10 (Daily Herald)
Palatine Elementary School District 15 to hear proposal for new facility in northeast portion of district (Daily Herald)
Ream's Meat Market in Elburn has more room to do more with move to new location (Daily Herald)
Denny's to renovate former Culver's site, Burger King constructing new restaurant in Huntley (Daily Herald)
Suspect that robbed Waukegan bank believed responsible for second heist in roughly one month (Chicago Sun-Times)
Woman arrested for DUI, trespassing on railroad property tells Riverside police she thought she was on a street (Chicago Sun-Times)
O'Hare to have some roads blocked for construction during coming weeks (Chicago Sun-Times)
Woman charged with DUI, resisting arrest in Lincolnshire after she was found passed out behind the wheel in McDonald's drive-through, trying to flee from police station (Chicago Sun-Times)
Saturday:
Two people charged in death of teen at Lake Villa home for youth with behavioral disorders (WGN TV)
All lanes of northbound I-294 closed near Hodgkins following Friday-night crash (FOX 32)
Former Buffalo Grove officer accused of releasing information to unauthorized person pleads guilty to obstructing justice in plea-bargain deal (Daily Herald)
Northwest Suburban High School District 214, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 get $400,000 grant to help students explore careers, college programs (Daily Herald)
Pair of swans returns to Schaumburg pond (Daily Herald)
Man charged with intentionally setting girlfriend's Elgin house on fire (Daily Herald)
Elgin man charged with drug possession after police find 9 pounds of marijuana and 18 Hydrocodone pills (Chicago Sun-Times)
Gary police probe connections between shooting deaths of woman, man (Chicago Sun-Times)
Round Lake man, Wisconsin man charged in death of Chicago boy at Lake Villa home for troubled youth (Daily Herald)
Dollar store in Waukegan robbed two days in a row (CBS 2)
Three U.S. Postal Service trucks involved in crash with apparently intoxicated driver in LaPorte County (ABC 7)
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