2 Sex Offenders Out On Parole Went On A Savage Rape And Murder Spree That Left 5 Women Dead… All While Wearing Their GPS Ankle Bracelets

Stephen Dean Gordon, Franc Cano

Isn’t part of their parole to not associate with known felons? If their GPS was being monitored even Barney Fife could have figure it out

Via The Daily Mail

Two registered sex offenders stand accused of raping and killing four California women since October of last year – and police believe there are likely more victims.

Transients Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Gordon, 45, were each charged Monday with four felony counts each of special circumstances murder and rape of women with histories of prostitution, but more charges are likely to come.

Both accused killers were wearing ankle monitors last fall when the women were killed in Anaheim and Santa Ana, Anaheim Chief Raul Quezada said during a Monday press briefing.

Gordon has admitted to killing and raping five women, a police source told CBS Los Angeles, but no information regarding the fifth victim has been made public.

The case broke open when the body of Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21, was found on a recycling plant conveyer belt, authorities said.

‘The lifestyle that we are aware of of these four individuals, their pattern of behavior and the location where they frequented ties the four of them together,’ said Anaheim Police chief Ralph Quezada.

Officials said they also used both the GPS readings from their ankle bracelets and their supposed victims’ cell phone records to match up the times and places where the slayings are believed to have occurred.

The discovery brought to an end the serial killings, but investigators said they are convinced there is at least one more victim, and perhaps several more even outside of California, cops said.

‘They put a stop to a serial killing that would likely have continued beyond this point,’ District Attorney Tony Rackauckas added.

Both men were arrested Saturday and charged Monday with four counts each of special circumstances murders and rapes of Estepp, Martha Anaya, 28, Josephine Vargas, 34, and Kianna Jackson, 20.

Special circumstances murder charges are filed when the killings are committed during rape or when there is more than one victim, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

If convicted, the men could face a minimum sentence of life without parole or the death penalty.

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Report: Prince Charles Sided With Iran After They Issued Death Fatwa On Salman Rushdie…

Putz.

Via PTI:

Prince Charles had turned his back on India-born Salman Rushdie after a fatwa was issued against him for his controversial novel ‘The Satanic Verses’ because he thought the book was offensive to Muslims, a British author has claimed.

Martin Amis claims that the Prince of Wales’ views caused a row at a dinner party after Rushdie was issued with the death sentence by Islamic clerics in 1989.

In an interview with ‘Vanity Fair’ magazine, he claims that the heir to the British throne told him that he would not offer support “if someone insults someone else’s deepest convictions”.

Amis is quoted as saying: “I had an argument with Prince Charles at a small dinner party. And I said that a novel doesn’t set out to insult anyone: ‘It sets out to give pleasure to its readers,’ I told him.

“A novel is an essentially playful undertaking, and this is an exceedingly playful novel. The Prince took it on board, but I’d suppose the next night at a different party he would have said the same thing.”

‘Vanity Fair’, marking 25 years since the fatwa was issued by the Iranian government under Ayatollah Khomeini, has asked a group of novelists here about their memories of the time.

Syrian Jihadist Rebels Indiscriminately Shell Christian Neighborhood…

You can see Al Nusra Front’s flag on one of their vehicles.

Via IPT:

While the civil war in Syria is between Bashar al-Assad’s Alwaite regime and the overwhelmingly Sunni rebels, the neutral Christian and Druze minorities in Damascus are paying a high price. Regime forces are using Christians and Druze neighborhoods as a base to launch their attacks against rebel-controlled areas, and in return, the rebels are retaliating by launching mortars against neighborhoods packed with civilian residents. [...]

The mortar campaign has been active since a month. A group called Faylak Al Ruhman has claimed responsibility for the shelling. It claims to be targeting Assad forces and the Shia Iraqi militia that is allied with Assad, both of which are using the Christian and Druze neighborhood as a base. The Youtube channel of Faylak Al Rahman has posted a video showing rebels while firing the mortars against the city of Jaramana.

It is difficult to believe that these mortars are being fired at military targets. They are not guided missiles, but very crude rockets. Christians and Druze in Syria are not only blaming the rebels, but the regime, too, for putting them on the front line of its battle against the rebel forces.

Dem Rep. Joe Garcia Laments: Obama Being “Forced To Deport A Huge Number of Americans”…

Americans? No. Mexicans? Most likely.

Via CNS News:

Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) is among the Democrats pressing Congress to take up immigration reform. On Tuesday, he told a conference call that deportations are breaking families apart and leaving children in foster care.

“So the human toll has been horrific. This president, by implementation of existing law, has been forced to deport a huge number of Americans.”

Although Garcia may consider the deportees to be “Americans,” legally they are not. But they might become citizens if Garcia and other immigration advocates get their way.

Democrats are urging Republicans to sign their discharge petition, which would force a House vote on immigration reform. They said they have 191 of the 218 signatures they need to force the bill to a vote.

“This is our last effort to do this in a legislative fix. That is what we need — a legislative fix that fixes this problem once and for all,” Garcia said.

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Cantor Blasts Obama During Phone Call Over Immigration…

As expected, the White House is denying it, because no one in their right mind would disrespect Dear Leader.

Via NBC News:

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says that he and President Barack Obama clashed Wednesday during a phone conversation about immigration reform.

But the White House has a different story.

One year after the Senate introduced its comprehensive immigration bill, which passed the upper chamber but has not been taken up by the GOP-led House, Obama issued a written statement criticizing Republican leaders for failing to take up the legislation. “We have a chance to strengthen our country while upholding our traditions as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants, and I urge House Republicans to listen to the will of the American people and bring immigration reform to the House floor for a vote,” he said.

Then Obama called Cantor, who blasted out a statement making clear that he was no fan of Obama’s message.

“The President called me hours after he issued a partisan statement which attacked me and my fellow House Republicans and which indicated no sincere desire to work together,” Cantor said in a statement. “After five years, President Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress to get things done. You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a serious dialogue.”

The Virginia Republican reiterated that the House has no intention of taking up the Senate’s reform bill, which many GOP lawmakers call unfair “amnesty” for undocumented immigrants.

However, a White House official described the call as “pleasant” and said they were surprised by how Cantor’s staff had characterized the exchange. The call was imitated so that the president could wish the House Majority Leader a happy Passover, according to the official.

Biden To Lead $500 Million “Job-Training Competition”…

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Which is the equivalent of giving a child a shiny red ball to keep him busy.

Via Washington Times:

Sheriff Joe has a new mission.

President Obama on Wednesday tasked Vice President Joseph R. Biden with leading a new $600 million White House job training program. The duo will officially announce the initiative during a speech in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon.

It’s not uncommon for Mr. Obama to delegate specific programs to his vice president. In 2009, for example, the president dubbed Mr. Biden the “sheriff” of his stimulus package.

The program announced Wednesday will funnel nearly $500 million into a Labor Department “job-training competition,” through which partnerships of community colleges, employers and industry can apply for funds.

Winning applications, the White House said, will be those which identify “job-driven” training programs and help guide students through college toward a career in a specific field.

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Common Core: Grammar School Test In Venezuela: “Cuba: Yes, Yankees: No”

They must be Red Sox fans.

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Elizabeth Warren Whines About Being Called Out On Her Bogus Claim That She’s Part Cherokee Indian…

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Waaaah!

Via Daily Caller:

Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage.

“What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.”

“I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, “I was stunned by the attacks.”

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Leftist Rag Slate: Right Wouldn’t Support Cliven Bundy If He Was Black…

The left’s obsession with all things racism continues unabated.

Via Slate:

[F]inally, I can’t help but wonder how conservatives would react if these were black farmers—or black anyone—defending “their” land against federal officials. Would Fox News applaud black militiamen aiming their guns at white bureaucrats?

Somehow, given the degree to which right-wing media traffic in racial paranoia, I think we’d be looking at a different situation if the Bundy Ranch belonged to a bunch of black people. And as someone who closely follows the regular incidents of lethal police violence against blacks and Latinos, I also wonder whether law enforcement would be as tepid against a group of armed African-Americans. Judging from past events, I’m not so sure.

Poll: 61% of Americans Think Obama Lies To The Country About Important Issues…

Obama would never tell a lie . . . no, wait, that was George Washington.

Via Fox News:

About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday.

Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.”

Click here for the poll results.

President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods.  Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep it” and his insistence that “the day after Benghazi happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.”

The number of voters saying Obama lies “most of the time” includes 13 percent of Democrats.  It also includes 12 percent of blacks, 16 percent of liberals, 31 percent of unmarried women and 34 percent of those under age 30 — all key Obama constituencies.

DSCC Email Mentions Koch Brothers 9 Times…

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Second DSCC email of the day attacking the Koch brothers. In this one almost every sentence has a Koch reference.

NY Times: “To Strike at Kochs, Democrats Revive Tactic That Hurt Romney”

Drew — The New York Times reveals our new strategy to neutralize the Kochs’ unrelenting attacks: tell America the truth about their disregard for the poor and uninsured and discredit their outrageous lies.

It’s exactly how President Obama exposed Mitt Romney for raking in millions at Bain Capital while folks lost their jobs. Our Expose the Kochs Campaign will launch new ads to expose the truth about the Kochs: they aim to buy a Republican Senate that will help them at the expense of the middle class.

But as Koch attacks across battlegrounds go unanswered, it’s crucial that we have the resources we need to reveal the truth about the Kochs. If we fall short, their deceptive attacks could go unchallenged and lead to a Republican Senate takeover.

Before the deadline Friday, we still need 6,000 more Democrats on board to fully fund our response — will you step up?

Supporter Record: VN96C2AFZS
Deadline: 48 hours
Suggested Support: $15

The New York Times reports that “Democrats have used their platform as the majority party in the Senate to drive home the Koch attacks, but conservative groups have far outspent Democrats on advertising.”

With the Senate deadlocked, it’s absolutely crucial that we raise enough to expose the Kochs’ outrageous tactics and neutralize their attack ads. We could really use your help to get there.

Will you please pitch in $15 to the Expose the Kochs Campaign before Friday?

Thanks for your helpl
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CAIR Whines About Islamophobia On Anniversary of Boston Terror Attack, Says Muslims Treated Like Japanese During WWII…

I must have missed it, where are the Muslim internment camps?

VILE: NY Times Smears Combat Veterans As White Supremacists…

Disgraceful doesn’t even begin to describe this op-ed in the NY Times.

Via Vantage Point:

Recently, the Veteran community has been forced to fight back on a disturbing narrative: Veterans are dangerous, violent people that society should be weary of. It doesn’t take much for some media outlets to push this agenda either. It seems all they need is one person, who happened to serve in the military at any time, to commit a heinous act, and the sensationalist headlines driving high ratings start pouring in.

Today, The Opinion Pages of the New York Times posted a story by Kathleen Belew that claims “the return of [Veterans] from combat appears to correlate more closely with Klan membership than any other historical factor,” and linked the murder of three innocent people in Kansas by one man to a generation of Vietnam Veterans.

Even though she admits “the number of Vietnam [Veterans] in that movement was small” and “a vast majority of veterans are neither violent nor mentally ill” she continues disparaging Veterans in general. Ms. Belew interprets information from a nine-page Department of Homeland Security report, which essentially connects extremist views to disillusionment and warns that people who feel ostracized by society can be susceptible to recruitment by radical groups (something we see in other aspects of society), and uses it to promote her view that Veterans are inherently volatile due to their military service and have contributed to the growth of white-supremacist groups in the United States.

Of course hate groups with paramilitary ambitions seek out those with military experience to swell their ranks. I suppose it’s also worthy to mention that large corporations seek out IRS trained accountants to help them with taxes, or political lobbying firms recruit former government executives to help them pass legislation.

The question that Ms. Belew doesn’t ask is why these Veterans felt disillusioned in the first place, and were vulnerable to predatory recruitment. She ignores the social climate around them at the time of their return. She’s been studying these radical groups since 2006, but as a historian she should have dug deeper to find the root cause of this anomaly. Instead she opted for an alarming story.

Imagine, for a second, if she had done the same thing to any other group of people. What would that look like?

Whether she is aware of it or not, Ms. Belew is doing great harm with this piece. She may think she is informing her audience, but she’s actually perpetuating vicious stereotypes that make it harder for Veterans to reintegrate successfully into their communities in the first place. What does she think employers should tell a Veteran applying for work after reading her post? “Sorry, but I can’t hire a person who is one white-supremacist pamphlet away from joining the Klan”?

Articles and headlines like these are the reason why many Veterans take great care in disclosing their service status at job interviews and resumes.

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Pro-Russian Separatists In Donetsk Order Jews To “Register Or Be Deported” For Supporting Ukrainian Rule…

They were also ordered to list all the property they own (so when the time comes it can be seized).

Via Ynet:

A leaflet distributed in Donetsk, Ukraine calling for all Jews over 16 years old to register as Jews marred the Jewish community’s Passover festivities Monday (Passover eve), replacing them with feelings of concern.

The leaflet demanded the city’s Jews supply a detailed list of all the property they own, or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportion and see their assets confiscated.

Donetsk, a Ukraine province with 4.3 million people – 10 percent of Ukraine’s population – and 17,000 Jews, is home to much of the country’s heavy industry, and is thus the biggest prize of the eastern regions where pro-Russian separatists have captured government buildings in the past week.

The leaflet, signed by Chairman of Donetsk’s temporary government Denis Pushilin, was distrbiuted to Jews near the Donetsk synagogue and later in other areas of the city where pro-Russians activists have declared Donetsk as an independent “people’s republic”, defying an ultimatum from Kiev to surrender.

The leaflet was written in Russian and had Russia’s national symbol on it, as well as the Donetsk People’s Republic insignia.

“Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality,” the flyer began, “due to the fact that the leaders of the Jewish community of Ukraine supported Bendery Junta,” a reference to Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Ukrainian nationalist movement which fought for Ukrainian independence at the end of World War II, “and oppose the pro-Slavic People’s Republic of Donetsk, (the interim government) has decided that all citizens of Jewish descent, over 16 years of age and residing within the republic’s territory are required to report to the Commissioner for Nationalities in the Donetsk Regional Administration building and register.”

Proposed Common Core Standards Omit “Liberty” From America’s Founding Principles…

Just a minor oversight.

Via EAG News:

[T]he state of New York is currently proposing a set of Common Core social studies standards for kindergarten through 8th grade students.

Among the standards is how students will learn about the history of America. On page 32, the draft document deals with “civic ideals and practices.”

“The United States is founded on the principles of democracy, and these principles are reflected in all types of communities,” it reads.

That’s fair enough, we suppose. The early United States had a very limited democratic process, with most states limiting voting rights to male property owners. Only later was the ability to vote and participate in government extended to average men and eventually women.

But then the social studies draft takes a noticeably progressive turn.

“The United States is founded on the democratic principles of equality, fairness, and respect for authority and rules,” the standards document says.

Further, “Students will explore democratic principles such as dignity for all, equality, fairness, and respect for authority and rules, and how those principles are applied to their community,” it reads.

What happened to “liberty”? You know, a word that actually appears in the Declaration of Independence? It’s a word that means more than just about any other word in our national history. It refers to personal freedom, and the right of citizens to live their lives without the intrusion of tyrannical government.

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Nanny Bloomberg To Spare America From A Michael Bloomberg Presidential Campaign…

Bloomberg

Says he has bigger plans, like telling Americans how to lead their lives.

Via Ballot Box:

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday he’s not interested in running for president.

On NBC’s “Today” show, Bloomberg was asked if he would ever consider launching a bid for the White House.

“’No’ is the answer–plain and simple. I’m going to spend the rest of my life making a better world for myself, for my kids, for my grandchildren,” said Bloomberg, an independent who was also once a Democrat and a Republican.

Asked if there was room for a third party-candidate, Bloomberg said, “This is a two-party country, I think it’s unlikely that you’d ever have a third-party candidate that would win.”

Salon Outraged ABC Hired “Vile Racist” Laura Ingraham…

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Speaking of vile.

Via Salon:

It was once an article of faith among many Americans, including many members of the press, that the news media was a hotbed of left wing propaganda, so filled with liberal bias that one had to use a decoder ring to get the truth. There may have been a grain of truth in it during the early days of Camelot and perhaps in the immediate aftermath of Watergate, but for the most part the media has always shown a bias toward the establishment, regardless of which party or ideology is dominant at a particular time.

However, the modern conservative movement, believing as it does in the All American capitalist maxim “there’s a sucker born every minute” used this perceived bias as a political tactic, what wags called “working the refs,” wherein they would accuse the press of being liberal so often that reporters would second-guess themselves and bend over backwards to accommodate a more conservative viewpoint. Despite the rise of FOX News and hundreds of right wing talk show hosts dominating much of the airwaves, they are still able to convince mainstream news organizations that they are biased  and lacking in authentic conservative voices. Recall a few years back when even the New York Times ostentatiously declared that it planned to devote significant resources to covering “the conservative beat” (which might have been just a bit more understandable if it hadn’t come immediately in the wake of its credulous reporting on the Bush administration’s push for war with Iraq.)

Nobody has been more of a vociferous critic of the news media’s alleged liberal bias than talk radio host and conservative commentator Laura Ingraham. Going all the way back to her years as a notorious campus activist making her name as a vicious homophobe (since partially recanted,) she has been hitting the mainstream media for its so-called liberal bias. [...]

ABC undoubtedly hopes such a fate does not await any shows on which she will appear in the future.  And anyway, it was a few years ago. Surely she’s mellowed by now, right? Well, I suppose it depends on what the meaning of “vile anti-immigrant zealot” is. She may have softened her stance on gays, but she has transferred all of that hatred on to undocumented workers.

Report: British PM David Cameron Invited Muslim Brotherhood Leader To Lunch, Asked Him What UK Could Do To Support His Islamist Group…

Via Middle East Eye:

British Prime Minister David Cameron invited the Muslim Brotherhood’s international spokesman to lunch at Chequers last year in a two-hour seminar in which the Brotherhood presented its vision and the prime minister asked what Britain could do to support it, the Middle East Eye has learned.

Gehad El-Hadad, the international spokesman, was the star attraction of a prime ministerial seminar held on 17 May last year, when the former president Mohamed Morsi was still in power and months before he was due to London on an official visit.

According to a source who was present, Cameron talked of crony capitalism under Hosni Mubarak, and the potential of free markets under Morsi. Cameron questioned El-Hadad on the Brotherhood’s vision and asked what Britain could do to support it.

El-Hadad’s answers were described by those who attended as convincing and were referrred to in Cameron’s own summary at the end of the meeting. The prime ministerial seminar was followed by lunch and a tour of Chequers. Also present was Maajid Nawaz, the co-founder of the Quilliam Foundation, a London-based think tank which focusses on counter-extremism.

The lunch at Chequers was the start of a series of meetings which Downing Street officials and ministers held with senior members of the Brotherhood. On June 5 Gehad’s father Dr Essam El Hadad had a meeting with John Casson in 10 Downing Street, accompanied by Dr Wael Haddara, senior advisor to the then Egyptian president. This was in preparation for a visit by Morsi in July.  Dr El-Hadad also met William Hague and Alastair Burt at the Foreign Office.

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Jimmy Carter Calls On Obama To Reject Keystone Pipeline Because of Global Warming…

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Pipelines cause global warming?

Via WaPo:

Former president Jimmy Carter has joined a group of Nobel laureates who oppose construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, warning President Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry, “You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced – climate change.”

By announcing his opposition, Carter becomes the first former president to come out against the controversial project. Two years ago former president George W. Bush called the proposal “a no-brainer,” and that same year former president Bill Clinton said that the revised route of the pipeline avoided Nebraska’s Sandhills region, “”So, I think we should embrace it and develop a stakeholder-driven system of high standards for doing the work modeled on what was done with auto mileage agreement.”

Prominent Democrats – including those who have worked directly for Obama –remain split on whether the president should grant TransCandada the right to build the nearly 1,700-mile pipeline. Americans continue to support the project by a wide margin, despite the fact that many environmentalists argue it will accelerate global warming by hastening the energy-intense extraction of heavy crude from Alberta’s oil sands region.

Ukrainian Lt Gov Offers 10,000 Dollar Reward For The Capture Of Any/All Russian Invaders

I advocate the “shoot them and throw them in the river approach” like in Newark NJ but whatever, this works too I guess.

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(obviously its in Cyrillic. That’s the gist of what it says though. I’m sure someone in the comments will translate)

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