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2016 - A New Year ... again
January 5th, Kansas City: Divided, we fall ...
Here it is, 2016, the new year, still so new, it still shines. Just like the 2015 years before and well, just as in the years before, we face a lot of problems and still, everyone hopes, it will get all better this year "somehow". And why shouldn't people believe it? By all means, politicians of all couleurs tell us every day, they have the patent recipe and if we listen to them and not to that other guy, everything will get better. Of course, history teaches us, the more we surrender to this mindless listen to "our" guy, the worse things get because democracy can only work if the voters do their homework in getting the facts and do the thinking for themselves. Otherwise, democracy is doomed to become a farce, dictated by those who become leaders by manipulating the biggest mindless mob. And then things for sure don't get better.
So, 2016, what to expect? It is the last years of Obama. Now, as much as many welcome this fact, it will be also the worst year of Obama. He has nothing to win, nothing to lose, he is off the leash and entirely in "after me the flood" mode. Expect a flood of administrative orders on subjects like gun control, abortion, police equipment and for sure, the environmental agenda. Means more of his billionaire friends will try to make some extra hundred millions out of it in the nightly fly-by in projects, we will only hear about when they fail and often even not then (think wind park in Missouri or Wonderbatteries). And for sure also, the debt will raise. When Obama came into office, public debt was short under $10 trillion dollars and that after a Presidetn Bush nobody can really consider a cheap one. Now we are, stand June 30, 2015 at $18.5 trillion and the only question left with Obama is, will his administration catapult us beyond the $20 trillion. At this point a rather philosophical question because already the $18 trillion are the biggest amount of debt any ruler ever in human history piled up on his people- If he can make the $20 trillion, Obama alone ahs made more debt than all Presidents before him together. The debt, he leaves us with when he leaves the White House would have paid for example for complete WWII about 4 times!!! But then, that is not the worst, he did to this country. He was a President who split this country along race lines, along political lines and along income lines. The lines existed before, but he made them front lines in a merciless infighting. And even trillions and trillions of debt are a bad thing, the impact of this divisions, he sharpened for ideological reasons, will haunt us even worse.
When I became American citizen, I became American. That's it! Period! A German who takes on another citizenship usually loses the German citizenship. If there is a thing like German-American, it refers to the occasional whining about the lack of certain beers, sausages and good bread. And yes, the bread subject would be worth an article! But there is no such thing as a really socially or politically hyphenated -American. Now, after 7 years of Obama, there are lots of other hyphenated Americans and the definition is not anymore by the -American in the back. African-Americans act as if African defines them, not American. Native-Americans anyway, things on that front have taken a turn to the ridiculous lately. And what to do with all those other Something-Americans? I have no idea!
Here is the rub, your children (I have none) will all pay for Obama's debt and more for Hilary's debt should you be careless enough to put her in power.

Happy New Year 2016

And they will pay, their whole lives and nobody will care whether they are black, brown, yellow, white or red. They will pay! They will pay via taxes, they will pay via service fees to government services they paid for already with their taxes and they will pay in a general decrease of life-standard. It has already begun, the household incomes decreased since late 2008 down to a level a little lower than a 20 year low. So, while following the big Divider, you piled up debt, loss of buying power and lower life-standards onto your kids. And while you run the rat race for the amusement of the black, white, green, purple and whatever color leaders, of which many become millionaires (at least) in the process, you children will pay the price for their parents being "hyphenated."
Now, there is always a politician or a bunch of them, catering to minorities. Gay rights is such a subject. Of course, some politicians on the extreme religious fringe will say "marriage is between a man and a woman". Well where is this written ... oh ... in the Bible ... well, then go to church, Mister! Because in the US, we have a separation of government and church and one has no right to interfere with the other. Which, a little history lesson on the side, was one of the demands, the original pilgrims made. The separation of church and state was introduced into American constitutional principles by the churches at a time when there wasn't even an American government but only the English crown. So, if you don't like the founding fathers for it, you will not like your church fathers either and now get real and let gays marry and everything is okay. We don't need to split a nation over this unless a politician thinks, he or she can get more votes out of it to boil it up. What are you? Voting drones?
Now, this is of course only my personal opinion, but we have no problem that can't be solved in a logical way. Some solutions will take some time though. The problems of the black Americans for example are not solvable in a generation. However, just being black and nothing else will not solve them at all. Your kids, like everybody else's kids need an education. They need to go to school. And on the way to school, they have to be safe and not to be shot as collateral in the next drive-by shooting between your black bros. They have to be safe in the school yard, not just a new market for your black bro drug dealers. Your daughters need a diploma not a street corner, your sons need a diploma, not a gang tattoo! Ring leaders like Al Sharpton and Obama will not give you that. Since Obama became President, unemployment for blacks soared. That's what you voted for when you voted in your poplation group with 90% plus for racist reasons. Congratulations. Now drop the hyphen, see yourself as American and stand with all other Americans against the crime that has taken over your neighborhoods a long time ago, get the school ways safe or at least help those who try to do that for your kids instead of trying to get them out of your neighborhoods. Black lies matter helps only the gangsters.
I could go on and on, but just another little example. I saw lately a kind of internet riot about a white girl wearing a "Native American feather headset", a wonderful piecefull of blue feathers ... oh wait, BLUEEEEEE? So, please, dear defenders of Native-American rights on headsets with blue feathers, tell me which North-American bird has blue feathers. Answer: None ... that thing was a fake and actually, there was never a claim it was authentic. So the whole hype was once more just stage thunder. Of course, stage thunder that helped to make many Americans twice before they are willing to raise for example aid money to the tribes. Congratulations, you sold out your kids for a moment of limitless stupidity.
This is a great country and it's a big one. We have a lot of space here. There is no reason why Native-Indians, if they feel it that way shouldn't live their culture. But that doesn't mean you are not Americans. You are, that gives you enough rights. There is no extra needed anymore and for sure no division that makes the people on one side of it (you and your kids) poor and chanceless. In that, you are in the same kind of boat as the blacks or some varieties of the brown. The whole racial thing doesn't pay out for you. So sleep about it and think hard whether being an unhyphenated American wouldn't work better for you in 2016!

- 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
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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
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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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