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March 4th, 2013 Kansas City - sometimes, one doesn't know what to say
Okay, it's March now, and as usual, the first week of a month is the time for a new article. Fine by me, usually, a lot of surprising, upsetting, exciting things are going on in the World and many of them are interesting enough to warrant a closer look. And admittedly, the US are usually provider of most of those subjects.
But this months, I admit, I feel a little at a loss here. Okay, the sequester ... everybody talks about the sequester, which makes it entirely unnecessary to say more about it. Especially, since it was clear it would come, it was clear, it would be used as political milk cow and the blame pushing would reach new peaks of depravity.´Which essentially is, what happens daily since Obama'S 2008 campaign (did that one stop yet?) and therefore is not worth another article.
On the history front, the turret of the ironclad USS Monitor has been raised from the sea bottom. Two of the sixteen sailors who died when the ship went down, were found. That's history, and not unjustified, those two, who remain still not conclusively identified, will be buried at Arlington. Which is interesting for those who think, they are related (chances are 2:16 or 1:8 without conclusive DNA comparisons) and for ship lovers of course. But not in general. The Civil War is over, what is to be learned from it is forgotten or twisted already for political profit and thus, literally a dead subject.
Black History Month is over as well. We honored 50,000 black soldiers who fought and gave their lives for the freedom of the slaves. And we forgot to mention about half a million white men, who fought and died for the same cause. As usual. So what to say about it? Nothing. Truth is, freedom is a good thing. All who fought for it, deserve to be honored. To cut out ninety percent of them is the worst racist thing political opportunism has done to history, at least to the relative short US history. Remind me a bit of the Nazis, who tried to cut out Jewish officers, scientists, scholars and writers from history books and what was left was just incoherent piece work. Usable in politcal faking, maybe, but far from the truth and the deeper wisdom to be leanred from history.
Obamacare comes. Okay, we can't afford it. But that's no news. Medicare will be plundered for it. Which is also no news, Obama stole already a big part ($800 billion?

Nothing new about those guys

What is left is not that much that he can't carry it away for his spending spree anyway. And the people who receive Obama's "gift" will have to see whether they rather eat or pay the raising premiums. Businesses go broke on it, but that's also no news. So the only positive thing in all of it is, that a lot of Obama voters will hear "told you so". And that will harden the fronts even more. Which, in a country, that went the last time, it was that split into a five year Civil War, is probably not a good thing either. However, who hasn't realized it over the last four years, will not learn it in the remaining few months before the hammer hits them, and thus, what to say about it? The numbers are there, everybody can read them and, given the school system likes to teach more ideology than math, most won't understand them anyway.
The serial killer front! Yeah, that's a subject. No, not really. Suffolk County messed up and all they do now is covering up, protecting in the process another serial killer. So, nothing to talk about it. They mess up since more than two years, so, who expected them to change the strategy? We can watch this sad story another two years, ten, or twenty. The record is Wichita and Dennis Rader, the BTK. They made it that way to three decades, with the very same policies and strategies, so against all appearance, SCPD has still rooom to improve - downwards.
So, anther subject, something worth an article? Lanza, gun grabbing, general
stupidity, Holmes? Or even, God beware, the Pope? Well, an organization that calls for chastity and celibacy will have some problems with the normal human notion of sexuality. And if it is anyway forbidden, what difference makes it to add more forbidden thoughts ... and that is, what happened there. Regardless who the Pope is. But then, this wasn't even news 2000 years ago ... so?
See, the problem, not to know what to write an article about (well, of course, you can always squeaze something out, but that's boring), is basically the only thing worth writing an article. We are so used to child molestation, spree shootings, the ethical bancruptcy of the political system, extremism of all forms and the general idea of profit before value, that we don't see those things as worth discussing anymore. President Obama set the norm once more, when he said, he won't negotiate about the debt ceiling and the sequester. The door was shut. His arrogant attitude made a solution impossible and now, that it went bad, he blames others. But he isn't alone. What he does, thousands and thousands do it too, every day. The "idols", the "leaders" do it, so why not the normal person. Serial killers do it too. So why not ... and here is, where the problem gets really nasty.
The real point here is, there are subject, there are problems, that need to be discussed and please, pronto. We have enough to resolve, in the US, in the Western culture and on global levels. Only, we take the failure in the meantime as the new normal, something not worth to write about. And I don't even know, what I consider worse: The bias forcing a lot of voices to twist the facts but at least to talk about the issues, or the ambivalence born form apathy and amplified with lazyness and being too busy to take and take what is the neighbor's. So, nobody can me accuse of having a too high opinion about humankind, but it has new lows that even worry me. So, maybe, it'S time to talk about the issues and not about "leaders" and "ideologies" and "beliefs" but for the change facts?
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Tue, May 17, 2016
12:00 AM CT

Daniel Lee Siebert
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Fri, Dec 18, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Christman Genipperteinga
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Thu, Oct 22, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Gerard John Schaefer
The allegedly most prolific Florida Serial Killer, "Killer Cop" Gerard Schaefer, finally also made his way into out collection.

Thu, Sep 24, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Royal Russel Long
Long was quite messed up in the investigation of the Wyoming Rodeo Murders, but details show, he was another kind of animal, y typeless pedophile serial killer. Now his file is in our collection.

Mon, Aug 17, 2015
12:00 AM CT

The Wyoming Rodeo Murders
A story of misperceptions and midnless cabinet cleaning by police authorities that ended up with someone getting away with at least two murders on young women. Now in our collection.

Wed, Jul 15, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Joseph Vacher, the French Ripper
Now new in our collection: Joseph Vacher, the French Ripper. The first case, blood spatter analysis was used in a court trial world wide!

Sat, Jun 20, 2015
12:00 AM CST

No new addition in June
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Sat, May 16, 2015
12:00 AM CT

The Beauty Queen Killer
New in the serial killer collection: Christopher Wilder, the Beauty Queen Killer. A case that shows how nonsensical the disctinction between serial and spree killers really is.

Thu, Apr 16, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Burton W. Abbott
Abbott killed only one victim, a case that caused some public attention in 1955. But he showed all hallmarks of a fledgling serial killer and thus, we added him to our collection.

Mon, Mar 16, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Darren Deon Vann
Ha is basically the usual garden variety strangler case if it wouldn't be for the early warnings statistical data cretated about serial killer activity in Gary/Indiana. Now he is in our collection.

Wed, Mar 4, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Due to technical problems, the March article was up late. Take my apologies for this glitch.

Mon, Feb 16, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Affaire of the Poisons
We have added the infamous Affaire of the Poisons to our collection. With more than 80 offenders, it breaks a little the format, but well, it's one of the biggest cases of "organized" crime ever, so how can we let it out?

Mon, Dec 8, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Joseph Bryan
Once he made the FBI Ten Most Wanted list, now nobody remembers the case anymore. Nevertheless, the father of all allegedly schizophrenic serial killers has entered our collection.

Fri, Nov 7, 2014
12:00 AM CT

The Trailside Killer
David Joseph Carpenter has now become also part of the Serial Killer Collection ... complete with profile.

Tue, Oct 7, 2014
12:00 AM CT

The Vampire of Duesseldorf
Peter Kuerten aka The Vampire of Duesseldorf roamed the city at the River Rhine for more than two years and left behind a trail of bodies-

Fri, Sep 12, 2014
12:00 AM CT

The Grim Sleeper
Lonnie Franklin aka The Grim Sleeper has been added to our serial killer collection

Thu, Aug 14, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Michael Lee Lockhart
... and with a little delay, another serial made it into the serial killer collection. Michael Lee Lockhart, not so much interesting for his "achievements" but because his case appears as if he became a psychopath only after a serious head injury.

Tue, Aug 12, 2014
12:00 AM CT

A Game of Daggers
Diane's new novel A GAME OF DAGGERS is now available at Amazon for Kindle. A story of murder, mayhem and political intrigue set up in the year of the Lord 1096.
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Sat, Jul 5, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Ivan Hill
Ivan Hill, as the first of the many serial killers, who haunted Los Angeles in the 80s and 90s, is now added to our serial killer collection.

Sun, Jun 8, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Raya and Sakina
The famous Egyptian serial killers have become part of our collection. And as so often, things are not as simple as the urban legend tries to tell us.

Thu, May 1, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Dagmar Overbye
The infamous Danish baby farmer has been added to our Serial Killer Collection.

Thu, May 1, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Pharaoh Djoser added to the Egyptian Collection
I finally came around to add a new pharaoh to our collection: Djoser, 1st Pharoh of the 3rd Dynasty.

Fri, Apr 4, 2014
12:00 AM CT

The Green River Killer
This month, we added Gary Ridgway to our serial killer collection, a case, not so much interesting for the profiling but for the lessons about case organization to be learned from it.

Tue, Mar 4, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Manson Family
The "Manson Family&quo; has been added to our serial killer collection. Especially interesting for those who think, brain washing isn't possible.

Fri, Feb 7, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Hans van Zon
Dutch serial killer Hans van Zon joined our serial killer collection. Not entirely voluntarily though.

Mon, Jan 6, 2014
12:00 AM CT

The Syracuse Dungeon Master
John T. Jamelske aka the Syracuse Dungeon Master has been added to our Serial Killer Collection. While not a seria killer but a serial rapist, Jamelske represents a similar psychopathology as some OCD type serial killers, for example Dahmer and therefore is some valuable object for studies.

Thu, Jan 2, 2014
12:00 AM CT

The last of the 2nd dynasty pharaohs, the man who re-united Egypt, is now also in the Egyptian collection.

Thu, Dec 12, 2013
12:00 AM CT

Pharaoh Sekhemib added to the Egyptian Collection
I finally came around to add Pharaoh Sekhemib to the collection, the sixth of the 2nd Dynasty. So, with some luck, I can finish this year the 2nd dynsty, only one, Khasekhemwy is left.

Tue, Dec 10, 2013
12:00 AM CT

The Riha disappearance
In 1969, Dr. Thomas Riha disappeared and in the subconsequent series of events, Gloria Tannenbaum was arrested for forgery and under suspicion of two other homicides. She plead not guilty by reason of insanity and got away with it. The case has now been added to our serial killer collection.

Mon, Nov 4, 2013
12:00 AM CT

Richard N. Clarey jr.
Clarey is one of the lesser known serial killers, skirting the definition a little. Still, for some reasons an interesting case.

Wed, Oct 2, 2013
12:00 AM CT

Now in the collection: William E. Cosden
A garden variety sexual predator, notable only because his existence shows, how wrong the idea of 1 monster at 1 time in 1 area is.

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