Portfolio Manager Sued For Raping, Beating Women in Penthouse Dungeon

3 Nov 2017

2017/11/03 – Portfolio manager accused of raping, beating women in penthouse dungeon – NY Post

A former portfolio manager for an investment fund founded by financier George Soros sexually abused women at a Manhattan penthouse dungeon, according to a $27 million Brooklyn federal suit.


The three unidentified plaintiffs in the case — including two Playboy Playmates — claim the married father raped and beat them to the point that they needed extensive medical attention, court papers say.


In one session, he beat one of the women’s “breasts so badly that her right implant flipped,” the papers state.

The former Bear Stearns trader paid her $20,000 to repair the damage.

On my worst day that I could imagine myself misbehaving, I would come nowhere close to this universe.

Lock this guy up immediately if this is proven true.

This also needs to be investigated.

The trio sought to “cover up Rubin’s sexual misconduct and criminal abuse of women and to serve as a cover for his wide-ranging human trafficking scheme,” wrote Balestriere.

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750 Grams of Fentanyl Seized in Long Island

1 Nov 2017

2017/10/28 – Authorities Seize ‘Over One Million Doses’ Of Fentanyl From Long Island Home” – CBS New York

Authorities on Long Island announced on Saturday the seizure of 750 grams of fentanyl from a home in Mastic Beach.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said the extremely potent batch of the deadly chemical was shipped from China.


The DEA is sending teams to Cincinnati and Cleveland; Long Island; Raleigh, North Carolina; New Bedford, Massachusetts; and Charleston, West Virginia.

The agency considered fatal overdose rates, levels of heroin and fentanyl seizures, and where extra resources would have the greatest impact in selecting cities.

This is the drug Prince was taking when he died.


Canada Driver Ticketed For Singing 90’s Dance Hit

25 Oct 2017

2017/10/25 – Man singing C+C Music Factory’s ‘Gonna Make You Sweat’ in car gets $149 ticket – ABC Los Angeles

A Canadian man’s decision to belt out a 1990s dance hit while inside his car has landed him a $149 ticket for being too loud in public.


Moalla says he was happily singing along with the windows mostly rolled up to C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” which neared the top of the Billboard chart in 1991, when he was stopped.


He says was asked if he was yelling and he said no. One of the officers walked away and returned with the fine for screaming in a public place.

Canada obviously not feeling the Old Skool vibe


Obama Administration Gave Green Light To Bump Fire

6 Oct 2017

I will play catch up on the Vegas shooting in an “In Context” post.

Bump-Stock Device Received ATF Green Light During Obama Administration – CNS News

On June 7, 2010 — about a year and a half into the Barack Obama administration — the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued an opinion letter, giving the go-ahead to an after-market accessory that allows the user to “bump fire” a semi-automatic rifle.


According to the ATF’s June 2010 letter: “The stock has no automatically functioning mechanical parts or springs and performs no automatic mechanical function when installed. In order to use the device, the shooter must apply constant forward pressure with the non-shooting hands and constant rearward pressure with the shooting hand. Accordingly, we find that the ‘bump stock’ is a firearm part and is not regulated as a firearm under the Gun Control Act or the National Firearms Act.”

Interesting that the Obama Administration allowed this.

Copy of the letter


Hackers Advancing in Trying To Control Power Grids

7 Sep 2017

2017/09/06HACKERS GAIN DIRECT ACCESS TO US POWER GRID CONTROLS – Wired

Security firm Symantec is warning that a series of recent hacker attacks not only compromised energy companies in the US and Europe but also resulted in the intruders gaining hands-on access to power grid operations—enough control that they could have induced blackouts on American soil at will.


In more than 20 cases, Symantec says the hackers successfully gained access to the target companies’ networks. And at a handful of US power firms and at least one company in Turkey—none of which Symantec will name—their forensic analysis found that the hackers obtained what they call operational access: control of the interfaces power company engineers use to send actual commands to equipment like circuit breakers, giving them the ability to stop the flow of electricity into US homes and businesses.

Doesn’t give you the warm fuzzies, does it?


Fake Hate: Man Paints Swastikas On Own Home

7 Sep 2017

9/6/2017 – NEW YORK MAN ADMITS TO PAINTING SWASTIKAS ON HIS OWN HOME – Jerusalem Post

Andrew King pleaded guilty last week in Schenectady City Court to week to falsely reporting an incident, which is a misdemeanor crime, the Albany Times Union reported Tuesday.

He will be sentenced to three years of probation at his sentencing hearing in October, according to the newspaper.

King reported the vandalism on his home to police on February 10. He was arrested after a five-week investigation by police and pleaded not guilty at his arraignment. The report of the vandalism came after several reports of antisemitic vandalism around the state.

There is way too much fake hate out there.


House Majority Whip Scalise (R-LA) Shot

14 Jun 2017

So far – 5 people have been confirmed as shot by the assailant, among them House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La). The gunman has been has shot and is in custody according to Alexandria Police. There are some reports that claim he has died – that is unconfirmed.

The gunman has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Illinois. He has now died.

2017/06/14 – Belleville suspect in congressional shooting belongs to anti-GOP groups – Belleville News Democrat

The shooter was James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, who belonged to a number of anti-Republican groups, including one called “Terminate the Republican Party.”


Hodgkinson has a varied arrest record in St. Clair County, for offenses such as failing to obtain electrical permits, damaging a motor vehicle, resisting a peace officer, eluding police, criminal damage to property, driving under the influence and assorted traffic offenses.

 

2017/06/14 – Baseball shooting: Who is James T Hodgkinson, the gunman who opened fire on congressional team practice? – UK Telegraph

2017/06/14 – Acquaintance describes campaigning for Bernie Sanders with shooting suspect – Washington Post

2017/06/14 – Virginia shooting: House majority whip shot at congressional baseball practice – Guardian Live Updates

Congressman Mo Brooks is giving a remarkable eyewitness interview on CNN.

Of the shooter he said:

I don’t know if he was killed but I tell you I don’t have any kind thoughts about the shooter so let’s leave it at that.

He appeared to be a white male. But bear in mind I saw him for just a second or two, a fraction of a second.

If I had to guess, middle aged … he wasn’t skinny, but he did not appear to be obese either.

 

Describing the situation, Brooks said:

You’re pretty helpless. It’s not a good situation to be in. I don’t know what took our security detail as long as it took them to start exchanging fire … It seemed like a long time but it might have been seconds … They exhibited tremendous bravery.

I got a glimpse of the shooter which meant he also could see me if he looked in my direction. At that point I ran around home plate.

There were probably 10, 20, 30 shots fired while two or three of us were seeking cover.

At least five people were hit with bullets.

2017/06/14 – Congressman Shot in Mass Shooting at Baseball Practice for GOP House Members in Virginia – People

2017/06/14 – Alexandria shooting: Republican congressman and aide among those shot by Virginia gunman at charity baseball practice – The Independent

2017/06/14 – Shots Fired at Congressional Baseball Practice – Voice of America News

There are reports of gunfire at a Virginia baseball field near Washington where members of Congress were practicing. As many as 50 shots were fired.

 

2017/06/14 – GOP whip Steve Scalise and at least 4 others shot during early morning baseball practice – Raw Story

Brooks said he got a look at the gunman and described him as a white male who was “a bit on the chubby side.”


Sen. Rand Paul, who was also at the practice, told MSNBC that he heard between 50 to 60 shots fired by the gunman. He said he believed the shooter was using an AR-15-style rifle.

2017/06/14 – House Whip Scalise, security detail shot at baseball practice; suspect in custody – Washington Times

Rep. Ron DeSantis, who left the practice just prior to the shooting, said a man at the scene asked him if those on the field were Republicans or Democrats.

“As I was getting into the car with one of my colleagues, Jeff Duncan, there was a guy who walked up to us and asked if it was Republicans or Democrats out there. And it was just a little odd and then he kind of walked toward the area where all this happened,” the Florida Republican said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.”