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Pilot Charged With Triple Homicide
Imagine showing up at the airport on Saturday evening awaiting your flight and finding out it has been delayed due to the arrest of the pilot flying the plane.
This story was reported by Lindsay Bever of the Washington Post.
Passengers were indeed getting anxious awaiting their flight out of Louisville International Airport in Kentucky this past Saturday when they heard their pilot had been arrested but they assumed this was alcohol related according to passengers who spoke with Fox affiliate WDRB.
Come to find out ,after three years, following a triple homicide in Pembroke, Kentucky, Christian Richard Martin, 51, a pilot with PSA airlines- affiliate of American Airlines- was arrested and charged with their deaths.
Martin was taken into custody at the Louisville airport and charged in the deaths of Calvin and Pamela Philips and Edward Dansereau. In addition to three counts of murder he has been charged with one count of arson and tampering with evidence.
Calvin Philips was found dead of an apparent shotgun wound while Pamela ,his wife and a neighbour Mr. Dansereau were found dead in Pamela’s car in a field. According to the article the car was burned.
American Airlines said Martin had been a pilot with them since January 2018 and that a background check and recurring vetting had been done. Martin, according to the airline statement had no previous criminal record and was cleared to be a pilot.
Martin is being held without Bond awaiting trial.
Wow, this would make for a great movie or book some day. Follow with Paul P.
Drugs, Death and Salute to Mothers
So, I was scouring the news this weekend and came across an article citing 35 bodies found in mass grave in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Many were tied up when they were killed. The drug problem in Mexico is alarming. Over 40,000 people have gone missing or presumed dead since the implementation of militarization of the Drug War in Mexico since 2006. Over 250,000 have been killed in violent crimes in Mexico many drug related. Last year alone in the state of Jalisco over 2400 homicides were recorded according to afp.com. It would appear that the Drug Cartels are gaining the upper hand.
Mexico is not alone when it comes to drug problems. In 2017, the United States experienced the worse year for drug overdose deaths, according to the Centre of Disease Control & Prevention. Over 72,000 people died or 200 per day. That is more than Guns, Car Crashes and HIV/Aids combined. More than the loss in life in the Vietnam and Iraq wars. This is serious folks!
Opiod deaths are sky rocketing. Fentanyl and Oxycodone are the main culprits. These synthetic drugs are 50 times more powerful that heroine.
Our prisons are full of drug related offenders. Our grave yard’s are welcoming more and more victims. We have tried educating our young. Tried passing more and more laws and adding more police to enforce existing laws but to no avail.
More people are using prescription, non-prescription and street drugs than ever before to satisfy addictions, escape problems – emotionally or psychologically , or deal with physical pain. The impact on society is devastation and the offshoot is prostitution, violent crime, gangs, guns and grieve.
Best approach is to just say NO. That it too simple. Another is to follow the money and determine who is profiting the most.
Paul P. salutes all mothers and especially his own. Thanks for tuning in !
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CHINA TRADE WAR-IS A BIG DEAL!
Well after much theatrics, it looks like President Trump will follow through on his threat to impose 25% tariffs on Chinese Import Goods effective Friday Night at midnight unless there is a last-minute breakthrough on trade negotiations.
I wrote an article published Friday on DRJUNCUT site, about why this trade deal is so important on many fronts. You can refer to it: China Trade War- What Really Going On.
It is important to understand that countries need to trade with each other as a critical means of maintaining it’s standard of living. Balanced Trade is what every country tries to achieve. Today, America has a HUGE trade deficit with China being the main culprit. Currently, the USA takes in Billions of Dollars more in goods from China than it Exports to China. This is a problem and one President Trump intends on winning.
Economic Wars are won or lost in many ways. Currency Wars start when one country tries to devalue its currency. When that fails, it leads to Trade Wars, the one we currently are in with many countries. This results with tariffs placed on goods coming into America from other countries, who may retaliate in kind if they feel the trade deal is unfair or unbalanced. If Trade deals escalate it could lead to global growth slowdown and tremendous added debt both of which only raise tensions and
may lead to a Shooting War. The latter is not a preferred option.
Paul P. goes onto explain what is at stake why it is a BIG DEAL!
Howard Stern- New Book Reveals Cancer Scare,Trump Regrets and Life.
I picked up a great story done by Lace Rose of The Hollywood Report who did an interview with the famous Radio Icon. In it, the Radio Legend opens up about his cancer scare in 2017 ,which turned out to be a cyst on the kidney; his shock jock days; how he regrets some of his antics; his despair at early fatherhood and his own narcissism in the world of Me, Myself and I.
Now after two decades, Mr Stern is coming out with a new book entitled: Howard Stern Comes Again. It is scheduled for release around May 14th by publisher Simon & Shuster. The book goes into more detail about his health issues, fame and fortune, sexuality, spirituality and a collection of interviews he has done over the years from Billy Joel to Donald Trump. Apparently, he has lots to say about Trump.
The Famous Personality who lashed out at everybody; cursed and swore; used debauchery; pulled outrageous pranks and left more people in the gutter of ridicule than any entertainer this past century, divulges that “ he lived in a delusional world..”
The $96 million dollar man on XiriusXM with over 36 million subscribers is now 65 and more reflective on life and shares some of his regrets. He has evolved and through therapy has found new interests outside of his radio stardom such as photography and painting.
Tune into to On line with Paul P for his final thoughts
By Russ Buettner and Susanne Craig
This mornings Drudge Report Headline and subsequent article by the NYT authors covers Trumps Tax Returns from 1985-1994, data allegedly Internal Revenue Tax Services information not previously shown, although if you read further into the article it says NYT did not obtain The President’s Actual Tax Returns rather it has information contained in the returns from someone with legal access to it. Now who could that be?
For the decade cited the article states Trump’s accumulative loses totalled $1.17 Billion. That is a lot of money but in the grand scheme of things and considering the nature of the businesses he ran in that time period, it is not a surprise figure, at least to Paul P.
The early 90’s saw a period of economic recession with downward pressure of commercial real estate; less disposable income for consumers of luxury spending like casinos and hotel and travel. High interest rates impacted businesses in a negative way. In 1990-91, according to this article Trump lost $250 million each year. Big loses- yes. And given the nature of his business not surprising. He used debt as leverage to accumulate assets; He used the Tax Code to take advantage of write-offs and He used the Bankruptcy Courts to his advantage.
All within the legal system practiced in America. Was Donald Trump a successful businessman during 1985-94. This article would have you believe he was not. Is he a successful businessman today? Most certainly. He is also President of the United States. The later is the real reason why we are discussing the former , in my humble opinion.
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John Earnest-Scholar, Athletic, Pianist Charged with Murder in Synagogue Attack
This story comes from The Canadian Press.
John Earnest, 19, burst into a synagogue on the last day of Passover on Saturday, April 27th,in Poway, California, and opened gun fire on about 100 worshipers.
Lori Kaye was killed, a Rabbi, injured and two others wounded. Earnest was also charged with arson with attempted murder and arson in connection with a nearby Mosque fire in the vicinity last month.
But this is another horrific attack of violence and hatred on a place of worship. When will it end.
Today, I want to focus on Mr. Earnest because it is disturbing to me how a bright, intelligent young man could do such a despicable act.
His Parents said their son and five siblings were raised with to reject hatred and embrace love. They were shocked and mystified over this incident. They voiced their concerns over their son’s actions and inferred these “…were informed by people we do not know and ideas we do not hold.” According to the article.
So, who is John Earnest? He was a scholar who made the Dean’s list in both semesters last year at California State University, San Marcus. He had stellar grades in High School. He swam on the varisity team. He was a Nationally recognized Pianist who brought audiences to their feet when he played. Someone who knew him well, Owen Cruise saw him everyday when they both attended Senior High at Mt. Carmet, said Earnest did not show or display dark or racists views. He had friends who were Jewish and Black. His father John Earnest Sr., was a Physics teacher at the Public School that his son attended. So, by all accounts this young man was raised in a loving, caring home. Cruise said “ he was very close to his Dad and he didn’t seem like the type of Person who would go off the deep end.”
Back to the event for a moment. A tipster, according to the article tipped off the FBI some time prior to the shooting event. The tipster indicated they had found a manifesto attributed to a John Earnest that was chilling.
It outlined hatred for Jews. It praised the attacks on the New Zealand Mosque and Pittsburgh Synagogue which collectively killed over 60 people.
Paul P. continues with his thoughts and views on this story ending it with this:
John Earnest, a bright,intelligent and gifted young man sits in a prison cell to ponder his fate forever known “ as an advocate of evil”. Sad, very Sad!
Rape Victims Told They Must Hand Over Their Phones to Police or Risk Prosecution Against Their Accusers Being Dropped!
At least two complaints are planning a legal challenge against a new consent form which asks permission to access text messages, photographs, emails and social media accounts. These consent forms rolled out across 43 forces in England and Wales after a string of Rape and Sexual Assault cases collapsed when critical information emerged at the last minute.
Police and Prosecutors defend this action as a means of closing a gap that presently does NOT force complainants or witnesses to disclose their phones,tablets,laptops or smart watches. Big Brother, a privacy advocate group says this move is akin to a strip search and treats victims as suspects. The form, according to the article indicates a) If you do not provide consent to access you have to explain why and b) If you refuse to provide consent for Police to investigate or for Prosecution to disclose material that allows the Defendant a fair trial, then it may not be possible for the investigation or prosecution to continue. The Centre For Women’s Justice said a legal challenge is expected from at least two women who were told by Police their cases are likely to collapse if they do not co-operate. They also cited a recent case of a woman who reported a rape and expressed her opinion that such evasion of privacy of her personal life by strangers made her feel violated once again.
Balancing the need for privacy and the need for justice is always a complicated issue. Both Victim and Accused are entitled to a Fair and Just Legal System. Paul P. gives you his thoughts and opinions on this case, fair and balanced.
It’s a riveting story of a beautiful Russian immigrant woman so determined to be a member of Manhattan’s elite society, she pulled off an elaborate scheme to swindle thousands of dollars from rich and unsuspecting wealthy elites. This story was posted by Jan Ransom and Emily Palmer in the New York Times. Anna Delvey was her fake heiress name. Anna Sorokin was her real name. Anna used her power of persuasion and gullibility to swindle others into providing her with exotic trips, luxury hotels, expensive restaurants and hob- knob with the high society of New York.
But her power of persuasion was short circuited on Thursday of last week when a jury found her guilty on second degree grand larceny, theft of services, and one count of attempted grand larceny. She could face up to fifteen years in prison, according this article. She was found not guilty of attempted grand larceny regarding an attempt to gain $22 million dollar loan and she was acquitted of stealing $60,000 from a friend.