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May 3rd, 2016, Kansas City: The flood of what we already know
Okay, one article per month, screening the news ... what? Nothing? Really nothing? Well, there is Obama at the Correspondent's Ball cracking jokes ... jokes from a man who single-handedly trippled the number of under- and malnourished children in our country and piled up the biggest mountain of debt any civilization in human history had to bear ever are NOT funny! But then the guy always thought, he was a comedian. So, what else? Trump protesters, twenty to be exact, in Costa Verde! If this article shows anything then it is the desperation to make bad news about the Donald. But we knew that before. So, it's in the news but it is far from new. And looking further out into the world ... the same picture. Refugee crisis and security concerns, the win of outright neonazis in Germany after the established politics failed to react in time. Governments who endanger for their political ideas the own population are not rare currently and it is not always malignancy, sometimes, it's just ineptness ... and that is in the news but far from being new.
So, what is going on here? The papers and the news outlet in the Internet are full. Endless, one could say. And still, we wait in vain for the real news. For example, the GOP has finally made up their mind. It would be of course good for the party and the presidential campaign ... but personal ambition and relentless holding on to the power will prevent that to the last minute, how big ever the damage will be. But then, we saw this egg dance for months now, including some cases, voters can only feel as delegate stealing, it is not new, it is only in the news over and over again. Bernie Sanders still runs ... nobody knows whereto, but fine, let him run. Someone who propagates ideas that are known since roughly 5000 years as failures will not run anywhere to end up in a signficant position unless his competitor Hillary Clinton gets finally locked up for selling uranium to Russia or her private mail server affair. And since the General Attorney has the same party book, that won't happen. Nothing new, even it's still sometimes in the news. ISIS blows some people up ... again ... where is the news in that?
See, each and every of these articles would have been news at some point. The reason why most of us simply can't bring up an amount of adequate interest is, we have seen too much of it.

No new news

We haven't seen once, twice, ten times about refuguees from Syria, we see a documentary or a political comment every day ... plus at least five of them in the Internet outlets. Now, those journalists, they maybe think, repeat, repeat, repeat, that is how they can force the dumb mass (aka us) into following their agendas, but in fact, the brain just falls asleep.
The reletenless flooding with always the same not new news serves mainly two pruposes: Fill pages and manipulate readers. The latter is in election years of course very intriguing to man. Not without reason, correspondents, journalists and politicians meet each other annually to a ball to have a good time together. Media have become the tools of ruthless politicians all too often and sometimes one has to throw his tools a little morsel, does he? Once, a long time ago, journalists reported ... today they feel entitled "to make opinion" and since we, the dumb mass, didn't listen the first time, we get the rinse-and-repeat treatment. The slightest trigger brings the next round. Anti-Trump-Rally, twenty people there ... yeah, that's national news! Not because it was successful or big or changed anything, only because it allowed a journalist to write another hate pamphlet against a hopeful he doesn't like. Rinse-repeat ...
Here is the question, I wonder about: Is there really nothing else worth to report anymore? Of course, journalists could fill pages with other things worthy our attention. You may not know it, but what Mother Theresa built so many years ago in India still exists, it is right now in dire financial problems. 10% of the kickback, Hillary Clinton got for her uranium deal, or one of her speeches would be enough to keep them afloat for another year. But rarely people know, it's not news-worthy.Or Chernobyl had an anniversary a few days ago, thirty years since the disaster. All we got to see were pictures of devastated landscape because that for the agenda of "nuclear power is bad", however rarely I saw a word about roughly thirty similar reactor still in operation in Russia and North Korea. Now that would have been senseful information, wouldn't it?
Neaer to home, some five years ago, four dead women were found on Gilgo Beach, Long Island and subsequently more remains ... a lot of media hype. The killer is still out there. In the meantime, the Chief of Ds got 52 months for corruption and more is to follow, the FBI made some big noise, that now, after they finished their corruption investigation can finally jump into this cold case ... yeah ... right! In the meantime, more women die and not one reporters finds that actually news worthy. So yes, there is a wide field of work cut out for journalists ... but then, this would mean, they need to return to present news and once they have tasted the power over the dumb mass, aka we, they will never give it up again - and that is exactly the problem!

- 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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