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2015, Here we go!
January 3rd, Kansas City: Now, what's up with this new year?
And here it is, the new year - 2015. It was welcomed all around the globe with big fireworks, parties, speeches, of course and the unavoidable flood of good intentions. We all know what will happen to those. So, a new year, a new game? Looking around, it doesn't appear to me, as if this is the big break at all. So lets see, what to expect, shall we? Washington D.C.: Of course, Washington D.C. is in the center of interest. How will the changed landscape of power in Congress influence the politics and therefore not only America but the whole world? Answer: Probably not much. President Obama rules already since 18 months more by executive order than in collaboration with the elected powers in Congress.

The King

He is also well aware, a lot of Democrats left the sinking ship already after they paid a hefty price for the blind loyality they have shown over the years. But he doesn't care and why should he? Despite all outer signs, the this year and the next one, those are his golden years. He can do what he wants because he doesn't run for re-election anymore. Support from his own party? Well, they created the king, now the king is on the throne. That is what you get from too much blind loyality and followership. So be prepared, the President will ride his agenda and if that means to burn his own party, so will it be. So the only thing that has really changed is, who takes the brunt of it.
ISIS: We heard already the war against the self-proclaimed caliphate will take years. So it is no surprise, nothing will change there. Kobani is still under siege,

The Caliph

the air strikes haven't taken the enemy's ability to move troops and material cross Iraq to the other side of Syria and back and the recruitment runs on overload as it appears. If something will change, then it is the variety of targets. We have already seen the beginning of it in late 2014. Single terrorists who kill and hurt a limited number of victims are as effective and a lot cheaper than well-trained operatives. And those low-price operatives are also expendable. All that is needed to play into unhappiness, lack of integration and pre-existant mental conditions. One could be a cynic and notice that Al-Qaeda and ISIS successfully apply the Sharpton tactics. Only they won't distance themselves after the blood is spilled, they will brag with it. Honestly, I am not sure at this point, what is worse. But speaking of him ...
Racial tension: We will see more of it. The last few cases that caused uproar were mostly some fellons resisting arrest and get themselves killed in the process. One pulled a gun at a cop, that sped things up, but basicallly ... there it is. But the mainstream media try to make a killing with those stories and race baiters like Sharpton, knowing this business had made them millionaires already, smell the chance of even more profit. How many of their black brethren they sell out is irrelevant. Like in cases where Sharpton and Jackson inspired racist serial killers in the style of a Lemuel Smith or a Carlton Gary, the heaters and sharpers will never take responsibility for example for the shooting of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

The Leader

They will just swing their speeches like whips to bring their followers in a frenzy. And every big crowd has on the fringes some nutjobs. So it will happen again ... and a gain ... and again ... and don't expect Sharpton to take any responsibility. Especially not now. Holder is going out, but he will support this till his his last day and so will Obama. And so it will go on and on.
The Economy: The economy looks better. Despite all of Obama's efforts, it was impossible to keep it stagnant forever. Nevertheless, reality is not so beautiful as the numbers try to tell us. Remember where those numbers come from. Still there are about 18 million unemployed Americans on the B6 list and still a part of the B3 list,t he one given to the media shows only improvement because people have given up to find ever a job.

People need still jobs

The next President, whoever it will be, has to deal with a broke nation, the biggest pile of debt any ruler ever in the history of mankind has piled up. By far. There is no room to maneuver. And the military commitments after the too hasty withdrawels will force the US in even more debt. It will take decades to recover from the Experiment Obama, regardless who inherits the job. So 2015 and 2016 will not bring any real relief even the numbers will be without doubt colored even more beautiful.

Nearer to my own areas of expertise, balloons seem to burst one by one. Not only me, a lot of freelance and amateur profilers (amateur as in we don't earn money with it) have warned a

Darren Vann, active since years

number of police departments all over the country, that statistical data and signature comparisons would indicate active serial killers in their jurisdictions. Usually, those warnings were dismissed as coming from "amateurs" (amateur as in gets no money for it). However, one, Darren Vann, was arrested in Gary/Indiana and as the warnings have told the police, he was active for years already. Which of course contradicts the theater play of local authorities to be totally surprised. Actually, there appears to be a second one in the area. Gary's PD has the warning since two years, so don't play surprised if you catch someone red-handed who is specialized in elderly ladies.
Along the interstates between New York City and Toledo/Ohio disappeared a surprisingly high number of blonde girls. Of course, in best police tradition, they are all labeled as "runaways" and amateurs (amateur as in gets no money for it) dared to remember old cases like Dean Corll (32 or 33 victims, all labeled as "runaways" by the police).

Long Island, 4 bodies found in 2010

The infamous Long Island serial Killer aka Lisk is still out there and there is no reason to assume, why he should have stopped killing. So, this year, there will be the fifth anniversary of the discovery of the first and only four victims we can book on his account: Maureen Brainard-Barnes, Megan Waterman, Melissa Waterman and Amber-Lynn Cotello. But there are more out there, you only haven't found them yet, I would guess. Maybe it's time to come off the expanded rear-end and listen to the amateurs? But that won't happen in 2015 either and so, a little bit premature: Happy anniversary LISK and please don't kill too many.
Which makes me think about Albuquerque: The West Mesa Murders count as solved and not solved at the same time.

West Mesa, 11 bodies, solved and unsolved at the same time

Solved when it comes to the reasoning that a man named Montoya was the killer, unsolved when it comes to block information to the public or amateur (you know, those guys who opposite to the Albuquerque PD are NOT paid to do this job). It was kind of genius to declare a dead man as the perpetrator, regardless of all holes in this theory. But there will be no trial because the suspect is dead and at the same time, Albuquerque PD can always block all the details that would show they maybe have still a team out there ... or a team that moved in the meantime on to other jurisdictions. We will only know for sure when more bodies are found and that won't happen easily, there is still a lot of desert out there.
So the career time of serial killers in the US climbed in 2014 to an average of a little more than 17 years and it will climb in 2015 probably over 18. The probability to fall victim to a serial killer has since 1980 quadrupled and it will still increase further.

Well, and then there is the subject of money. Not only that the poor will now feel the impact of the Obamacare fines, except for gas and energy in general, costs of living increased last year for the sixth consecutive year. There is no reason to see this change. Higher prices for food, clothing, utilities and all the essentials of life will hit again the poor, not the rich. While swinging the big words about how much they care, Democrats have brought already every fifth American kid in dependency of food lines, almost thrice the number as under Bush, and this will go on. It can't change because the voters who gave their vote for this madness twice can't admit to have been in error.

Last year $95 fine, this year $325 fine, next year $695 ... before food, utilies, a roof over your head, just to make it work

The consequence is a siege mentality. They will go even nastier and even more aggressive as if they haven't been rude enough over tha past years. But now, they feel the pressure. The feeling to be conquerors of what they percieved as the power positions of an enemy, because their leaders told them so, has been changed to the feeling of being in the defense and lose ground every day. Which basically would be the right time to rebuild some of the burnt bridges, but the psychological setup will make this impossible. And the battlefields on which they leave scorched earth, that will be our all wallets. The Democrats have to make Obamacare work, never mind the costs. Or at least, they will have to make it look like it works. If that means more taxes, more fines, more families who have to decide to eat or pay for the century law ... well, those who decide about that are not the ones facing this decision, right? The Congress as battlefield is lost for them for at least the next two years, but we can already hear Democrats yell for sixty-vote rule and such things to keep control or at least the ability to block. So we will see a lot of that in 2015.
2015, after this list, what shall I think about it? I am afraid, the parties of the first night will be the last justified parties for a while. 2015 and 2016 will be the worst years since the Democrats back in 2006 took the Congress. And a lot of the things we will not like in 2015 will be a consequence of this and no amount of denial will be able to hide this fact anymore. The chicken returned to the roost, fine, but we all, whether we voted for Obama or agaisnt him, will pay for it.

- PB -
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Tue, May 17, 2016
12:00 AM CT

Daniel Lee Siebert
Daniel Lee Siebert is now also in our serial killer collection. A more or less garden variety strangler type who got away longer than necessary bacause some big PDs dropped the ball ... and left it to smaller ones, to get the job done.

Fri, Dec 18, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Christman Genipperteinga
THe legendary robber along the wine road Trier-Cologne made it finally into our collection. With a total of 970 victim, including six of them his own children, he is currently the most prolific serial killer in the Collection.

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
Usually, we try to bring another case up in our serial killer collection every month, but this month, we simply had no time. Between working open cases and other activities, it was just not possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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.
Pope Urban II has called for a crusade, but this news has yet to reach Cornwall. And people there have anyway to deal with other problems from storms to wreckers on their coast and when some murdered men are discovered on the beach, nobody guesses, this is only the prelude to much greater events coming to the so remote shores ...

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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