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Hello, I'm RatherBeYachting and I welcome you to the first of my off-season shit posts. As per the idea from jkd0002 that received a fair amount of up votes in contest mode to merit posting, with approval from the gracious mods, we will look at Eastern Bloc countries and their college football equivalents. Why am I qualified for this most sensitive of tasks? As someone born in the Eastern Bloc, who has spent many a summer in the region and has been to a dozen of these countries I feel I could handle this delicate endeavor. As evidence, here is an old picture of me in a weapons museum next to a missile. This one was suppose to nuke San Francisco! If I don't mention your program or conference it's solely because I hate your program. The Now Defunct States Soviet Union: Alabama. Is there any doubt that this would be the USSR? Alabama has dominated the college football landscape the way the USSR dominated Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The most renowned leaders of Alabama are Paul 'Bear' Bryant and Nick Saban. The Soviet Union was synonymous with bears. As a bonus, Bear Bryant was known for his brutal camps at Texas A&M - as Soviet dictators were known for their brutal camps in Siberia. Nick Stalin has also brought his rivals to their knees, by the college football equivalent of the T-34 tank, the 5-star recruit. Roll Red Tide! German Democratic Republic: Florida, Florida State, Miami, Washington. You may ask, how can one country be four college football programs? And I'll tell you this is my shit post, and if you're unhappy you're welcome to enter the transfer portal. It's probably not that bad in there anyway, or Tathan would have let us know if it was ass. The Florida schools: relatively late arrivals on the college football scene, but when going at full strength they are athletically formidable. But we all know the real reason, when you hear the weirdest fucking story it definitely came from either Germany or Florida. Washington: The East German Olympic team was known for great success and steroid use, much like the Huskies under Don James. Eastern Germany collapsed, the Berlin Wall was torn down, and Washington went 0-12. Yugoslavia: Southwest Conference. The geographically close conference, like Yugoslavia, was destroyed in the 1990s. Former members wound up in the SEC, Big-12, MWC temporarily, Conference USA, and the American Athletic Conference. Several former members are still feuding. The Current Nations Russia: Ohio State. A traditional power which regained their prominence under a man of dubious character. Even when Putin was forced to step aside by term limits he hung around, just like Urban Meyer during his suspension. Ohio State is the biggest program in the Big-10, and despised by their neighbors, just like Russia. Despite the success of the program/country they remain obsessed with their neighbor and old rival. Ukraine: Michigan. One of the undisputed blue bloods of college football dating back to the days of the leather helmet. Just like Ukraine was the first empire of Eastern Europe as the [Kyivan Rus.](www.historyforkids.net/images/kievanrus.jpg) However, both have fallen from prominence in recent times. Largely as a result of the rise of their aggressive neighbor Ohio State/Russia. Kansas State: Belarus. Let's get the obvious out of the way, K-State's dictator has left the program, but the similarities are still there. Belarus' leader since 1994, Aleksandr Lukashenko, is often referred to as the last dictator in Europe. He is still in power and there is a high chance of instability if he is no longer in office, a way he clings to power. But wait, the similarities don't end there. The way Bill Snyder had been grooming his son Sean to take over his spot, Lukashenko is doing the same with his youngest son Nikolai. The 'pint sized dictator' accompanies his father to all sorts of events. Clemson: Lithuania. You may think a basketball school belongs here, but Lil' Ole Clemson is the school that appears to be dethroning Alabama. Much like Lil' Ole Lithuania did to the Soviet Union when it was the first to declare independence. Having scored a victory over the Soviet Union, and a 31-0 win over Russia, Clemson is the clear choice here. Washington State: Moldova. The poorest country in Europe, just like Washington State is one of the poorest athletic departments in P-5 football. Moldova is an agrarian country, particularly known for their apples and cherries - just like Eastern Washington. The fine students of Wazzu are also known for their alcohol consumption, and Moldova lays claim to being the largest per capita consumers of alcohol. LSU: Hungary. The Hungarians are an outlier in the Slavic speaking Eastern European world. Their language is part of the Finno-Ungaric family, incomprehensible to Slav speakers of nearby countries who can find commonalities in their languages. Thus, the clear choice is LSU and Coach Orgeron. Előre Tegrisek! Oregon: Poland. A nation and program that suffered for a long time under the boots of their neighbors, but began a rise to prominence in the 1990s. One of the quickest growing economies in Europe has transformed Poland, much like Nike money has transformed Oregon football. The Ducks record against Ohio State/Russia isn't much different from Poland's record against Russia. Wisconsin: Czech Republic. Wisconsin loves beer. The Czechs aren't just the heaviest beer drinkers in Europe, they are also the inventors of Pilsner. Serbia: Nebraska. Once a great power as the dominant force of Yugoslavia, a steep decline in prestige has affected both the Serbians and Cornhuskers. The Nebraska fans are known for their intense passion, Serbians may have got a little too carried away with their nationalism. Notre Dame: Slovakia. Slovakia is one of the Eastern European countries with a large percentage of Catholics. In fact, during WWII the leader of the country was a Catholic priest named Josez Tiso. As the picture of him with Hitler suggests, Slovakia was a Nazi puppet state. He was executed for war crimes and crimes against humanity, which is a bit different from Notre Dame which hasn't executed great in their past few title game and CFP appearances. American Athletic Conference: Macedonia. The AAC lays claim to there being a P-6, pissing off the P-5 conferences. Much like Macedonia pisses off the Greeks by using the name of a Greek region. Macedonia has to officially use the name FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia). The AAC could use some of that flexibility and not be afraid of scheduling a 2-1 series with a P-5 opponent. BYU: Kosovo. The country with the highest percentage of adherents of Islam, with 96%, is an outlier in a region dominated by Orthodox Christianity and atheism. Much like BYU with it's strict honor code stands out in the college football landscape. Kansas: Slovenia. Here's your great at basketball country, and your awful at football but great at basketball program. The reigning European basketball champions have gifted us Luka Doncic and Goran Dragic, while Kansas basketball has 29 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and 14 straight conference championships. Rutgers: Armenia. Rutgers lays a claim as the first college football program. Armenia claims to be the first Christian country in Europe, having adopted the religion in the year 301. Armenia is responsible for the Kardashians, while Rutgers is responsible for Artur Sitkowski's passing, so we've suffered at both of their hands. Albania: Butch Jones. The first thing I thought of when I thought of Albania was The Simpsons episode 'Crepes of Wrath' where Albanian foreign exchange student/spy Adil Hoxha stay with the Simpsons. One look at Adil reminded me of none other than the Champion of Life himself, Butch Jones. USC: Croatia. The former Yugoslav state made it to the finals of the last World Cup, so it's difficult to compare it to the dysfunction that is currently happening at USC. But one look at the Mediterranean style beauty of Croatia will remind you of Southern California. Granted, the country is on the Adriatic Sea and not the Mediterranean, but Clay Helton somehow has a job so things don't have to make sense all the time. Kentucky: The Republic of Georgia. What, you thought Georgia would be Georgia? Hear me out. Kentucky's Mammoth Cave is the largest cave system in the world at 82 square miles. Georgia is home to the world's deepest caves, including one that is 7,257 feet deep. Spelunk away! Texas A&M: Azerbaijan. Both of them have oil money. The Aggies coach is in the most expensive in the sport, and his name is Jimbo Fisher. Azerbaijan is on the Caspian Sea, home of Beluga Caviar and the most expensive fishery product in the world. Neither of them is playing Texas. Oklahoma: Romania. The most famous Romanian of all time, Vlad the Impaler, stuck the heads of his enemies on pikes. Baker Mayfield stuck a flag on Ohio State's field, which is almost the same thing. Texas: Bulgaria. This was the initial thought, since it's directly South of Oklahoma/Romania. But while trying to find some similarities I found something in Bulgarian history called the Bogomil Heresy, and it was confusing as fuck. Almost as confusing as whether Texas is back or not. Oregon State: Bosnia and Herzegovina. A brutal war forced many people to flee. You know who else fled from a bad situation? Gary Andersen. Ole Miss: Uzbekistan. According to the Corruption Perceptions Index, Uzbekistan is the most corrupt country in the former USSR. The choice was clear. Stanford: Estonia. Known for it's internet freedom laws and online voting, Estonia is a burgeoning place for tech companies. The creators of Kazaa and co-creators of Skype are Estonians. What college comes to mind when you hear internet companies? Those Stanford nerds. Minnesota: Latvia. Both like hockey? Check. Both have lots of lakes? Check. Plus, one time I got really drunk with some Latvians and they were really nice and I never asked them to say tacos but I bet they'd pronounce it tay-cos.
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Week of Sept 30 - Oct 6: What We Learned in the Russia Probe
McConnell’s betrayal. While we knew the broad outlines of this story, we now have more details and I think it’s important to remember. Before the 2016 election, CIA Director John Brennan informed U.S. officials including Mitch McConnell that Putin was interfering in the election with the goal of assisting Donald Trump. Not only did McConnell say that he wouldn’t sign on to any condemnations of Russia’s actions, he said if the Obama administration went public he would “all out Brennan as a partisan intervening on behalf of Hillary Clinton.”
Catfishing. In an interesting development, GOP operative and anti-Trumper, Cheri Jacobus, said the investigation of an email hacking/catfishing scheme that targeted her has been forwarded to Mueller. The fact that the FBI thinks Mueller has jurisdiction over this case suggests there may have been foreign government involvement.
Brief background: While publicly feuding with Trump in later 2015, Jacobus was contacted by an individual posing as a British lawyer with rich clients looking to make large donations to anti-Trump super PACs. This person attempted to get valuable political information from Jacobus and her associates. Eventually they became suspicious. Later in 2016, Jacobus was able to connect the persona to a New York con man, Steven Wessel. He was sent to jail for violating conditions of bail. Yet, 4 months later her email was hacked and all her messages were deleted, implying Wessel was not acting alone. No progress was made in the case until this latest development involving Mueller.
Suspicious death. Russia’s Deputy Attorney General, who allegedly directed the foreign operations of Natalia Veselnitskaya, died last week in a mysterious helicopter crash in Russia. Karapetyan was intimately involved in many of Putin’s schemes, including the death of Magnitsky and the investigation into the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko. He and Veselnitskaya attempted to recruit a high-level Swiss government official, leading to their exposure. Disclaimer: This has not been substantiated yet. Sunday, it was revealed by Moscow journalist Sergei Dorenko that the pilot of the helicopter had two bullet wounds and there is evidence of bullets hitting the blades of the copter. Russian authorities deny these allegations.
Karapetyan is also linked to the Trump Tower meeting: the dirt on Clinton which Veselnitskaya offered Trump’s team was allegedly given to her by Karapetyan’s general prosecutor’s office, according to the emails of introduction.
Seychelles update. The Russian sovereign wealth fund leader with whom Erik Prince met in the Seychelles, Kirill Dmitriev, “reached out to at least three additional individuals in close contact with the Trump transition team” in the days before Trump’s inauguration. In a communication to George Nader (who is now cooperating with Mueller), Dmitriev wrote of “rebuilding the relationship” between Russia and the U.S., implying “his boss” Putin endorses such outreach.
Daily Beast: “On January 11, 2017, Dmitriev held his meeting on the Indian Ocean archipelago with Prince, the former head of Blackwater. Shortly afterward, he distributed a memo to various Trumpworld figures proposing that Washington partner with Moscow on a number of military, energy, and financial projects... The memo circulated just days before President Trump’s inauguration at a time when his team was actively forming plans on how to improve relations with Russia, including easing sanctions against the country.”
Clinton’s emails. You may not remember Peter W. Smith - he was the GOP operative who, apparently, killed himself after describing to the WSJ his efforts to track down what he believed to be emails stolen from Hillary Clinton. The WSJ has now revealed Smith solicited and raised at least $100k from donors as part of this effort. Due to the extreme lengths he took to hide his activities, it is not known exactly who made these donations.
Smith contacted hackers, perhaps Russian, just days before the 2016 election in his search. He also “implied in conversations” that he was working with Mike Flynn at the time. For all these reasons, Smith is being investigated by Mueller’s team. A business associate of Smith, John Szobocsan, has been interviewed by Mueller’s team three times and testified before the grand jury in August. *Smith’s death was ruled a suicide despite a rather suspicious, in my opinion, note that read: “NO FOUL PLAY WHATSOEVER.” The WSJ continues: “Retired Wall Street financier Charles Ortel said he spoke with Mr. Smith on the phone in the hours before his death about a new project to brief the Obama Foundation and warn its leaders against the mistakes they believed were made by the Clinton Foundation. According to Mr. Ortel, Mr. Smith sounded excited, and he began brainstorming who to contact and how to proceed...He said he was stunned when news outlets reported that Mr. Smith had taken his life shortly after their conversation.”
Trump’s tax fraud. The reason I’m including this will become clear. The NYT conducted a large-scale investigation (short summary here) into Trump’s taxes and financial records, publishing the result last week: Donald Trump is the result of at least half a billion dollars siphoned off from his dad’s fortune using shell companies, lying about gifts and loans, and “outright fraud.” Far from a ‘self-made man,’ Trump was earning $200k a year by the time he was three years old, $1 million a year after college, and over $5 million a year in his 40s and 50s. “All told, The Times documented 295 streams of revenue [of varying legality] that Fred Trump created over five decades to enrich his son.” Over time, Fred Trump had to give Donald more and more to save him from self-created financial disasters.
Fred Trump died in 1999, splitting his estate amongst his children. Donald Trump likely blew through that money very quickly - in the mid-2000s, the Trump Organization went on a “big buying spree...making all-cash purchases of golf courses and hotels,” totaling roughly $400 million. There are signs that he needed an infusion of cash from other sources by the later 2000s; for example, in 2008 Trump sold a Palm Beach mansion to Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev for $55 million more than he bought it for. After that? This is speculation, but I doubt “the king of debt” suddenly figured out how not to lose money. Trump needed money, the Russians needed a puppet. The time frame is right, he would’ve been in a tough spot by the 2010s. Again, speculation, but without his father’s money Trump had to get cash from somewhere.
The 5th. Randy Credico, a radio show host who Roger Stone asserts was an intermediate to Julian Assange, told the Senate Intelligence Committee he would plead the fifth in response to a subpoena for testimony and documents. Credico has already been interviewed by Mueller’s team and testified for hours before the grand jury.
Stone on the radio. Mueller has reportedly obtained audio of radio interviews between Randy Credico and Roger Stone from 2016-2017. The two “repeatedly discuss” Wikileaks and Credico asks Stone about the back channel to Assange, casting doubt that it exists.
Credico maintains that the audio reinforces his version of events - specifically that he was not, as Stone claimed, his intermediary to Wikileaks. The interviews don’t look good for Stone, though, who can be heard bragging that he had a mutual friend with Assange who gave him “pretty good information.”
Manafort forfeiting. On Monday, Manafort’s lawyers were spotted entering the building where Mueller’s team works with one of the lead prosecutors, Andrew Weissman. Then Friday, Mueller submitted a court filing requesting an order to seize assets that Manafort bought with money he hid from U.S. authorities. The property includes the Trump Tower condo, a luxury estate in the Hamptons, funds from three bank accounts, a life insurance policy, and an investment account.
The New York Times profiled some of the properties Manafort is forfeiting (with pictures): “An 1890s Brooklyn brownstone with gilded details. A Soho loft with picture windows. A Lower Manhattan apartment with an automated garage. A house in the Hamptons with a pool, tennis and basketball courts — even a chipping green.”
More Russian Connections
Russians on reddit. Reddit’s CEO admitted that “suspicious” Russian accounts have been active within the past month on the platform. 953 posts were found and deleted; 264 of which were made to T_D, Donald Trump’s support community. GRU cyberattacks. The U.S., U.K., and Netherlands have accused Russia of global cyberattacks and plots. The U.S. has indicted seven Russian intelligence officers on charges stemming from the joint investigations.
The Netherlands alleged four Russians plotted to hack the Hague’s Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which had been probing the poisoning of ex-spy Skripal in the U.K.; The U.K. accused Russian intelligence hackers targeted Ukraine's Kyiv metro and Odessa airport, Russia's central bank, and two privately-owned Russian media outlets - Fontanka.ru and news agency Interfax; The U.S. said Russian intelligence attacked the World Anti-Doping Agency, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, and a U.S. nuclear power company in Pennsylvania; finally, Canada stated the Montreal-based World Anti-Doping Agency was also attacked by Russian state hackers.
The Hill: “The Russian hacking group Fancy Bear, linked to the GRU, has been widely suspected in attacks on Olympic organizations. The attacks have been seen as part of an effort to retaliate against a ban imposed on Moscow for engaging in a doping program.”
Russia <3 Kavanaugh. Russian TV propagandist Dmitry Kiselyov, who was chosen for his role by Putin, railed against Kavanaugh’s accusers and women in general last week, similar to Trump himself. Whereas Kiselyov said, “Guess what stands in Kavanaugh’s way? Certainly, the disease of malignant feminism… used to destroy promising careers and eliminate political opponents,” Trump said, It’s a very scary time for young men in America,” but “women are doing great.”
Kavanaugh called Julie Swetnick’s allegations “a joke” and “a farce.” Kiselyov stated: “The case against Brett Kavanaugh sounds like a joke.”
I wrote about evidence that Russian trolls and bots have been actively supporting Kavanaugh and degrading his accusers since the beginning. My piece here.
Exploiting white supremacy. A review of social media accounts belonging to the Kremlin’s Internet Research Association (IRA) shows that between September and December 2017 they imitated Americans to inflame racial tensions surrounding the NFL. On the first NFL Sunday of 2017’s season, 60% of the tweets sent by IRA accounts concerned the NFL, taking both sides of the protest argument.
Daily Beast: “With every tweet, Facebook post, YouTube video and Tumblr page, Russia showed that it understands America with a depth that prompts much of white America to avert its eyes. Russian propaganda expertly grasped that even the most meager challenges to white supremacy prompt a politically powerful and useful white resistance, and that this dynamic is a persistent feature of American life. All Russia—or any foreign power, or no foreign power at all—needs to do is breathe on the embers until they ignite.”
Russians “observed the idioms adopted by left and right online political subcultures and repurposed them, using ‘cultural, linguistic and identity markers in their Twitter profiles to align themselves with the shared values and norms of either the left- or right-leaning clusters’.”
Last Jedi. An analysis by a researcher at the University of Southern California, Morten Bay, found that half of the negative Twitter activity surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi was driven by “bots, trolls/sockpuppets or political activists using the debate to propagate political messages supporting extreme rightwing causes and the discrimination of gender, race or sexuality. A number of these users appear to be Russian trolls.”
Of the over 960 accounts with Last Jedi content Bay analyzed, only 21.9% promoted a negative opinion of the film. Of the 21.9% of negative accounts, half were bots/trolls with “clear political agendas.” Further breaking down the negative bot/troll component, 5% were bots, 16% were trolls or sockpuppets (including Russian trolls), and 30% were users with political agendas.
Morten Bay study: “The study finds evidence of deliberate, organised political influence measures disguised as fan arguments,” Bay writes. The likely objective of these measures is increasing media coverage of the fandom conflict, thereby adding to and further propagating a narrative of widespread discord and dysfunction in American society. Persuading voters of this narrative remains a strategic goal for the U.S. alt-right movement, as well as the Russian Federation.”
NY tax probe. Following the publication of the NYT’s allegations of tax fraud against the Trump family, New York state tax officials are “pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation.” While too much time has passed for criminal charges to apply to the tax crimes described by the NYT, civil fraud charges can still be pressed. For example, the penalty for intentionally underpaying taxes “could include a penalty of up to 75 percent of the unpaid federal taxes and double the unpaid state amount.”
Washington Post: “...Fred Trump paid no federal gift taxes on seven buildings that were transferred to Donald Trump and his siblings...There is typically a three-year statute of limitations on federal gift inquiries, but that doesn’t apply when a gift is made without being reported to the government. And if the donor is dead, the IRS would have the ability to go after the beneficiary of the gift for unpaid taxes.”
Trump Foundation. While not technically the Russia probe, I think this behavior speaks to general law-breaking that carries over into other parts of Trump's politics. The New York Attorney General accused Donald Trump in a new court filing of engaging in “persistent illegality” in using his charitable foundation “for his personal, business and political interests in violation of federal and state law governing charities." AG Underwood also alleges the foundation coordinated unlawfully with Trump’s presidential campaign.
Nunes’ obstruction. Representative Eric Swalwell wrote an op-ed for the Fresno Bee accusing Devin Nunes of burying evidence on Russian meddling to protect Trump and endorsing his opponent, Andrew Janz. Swalwell states that Nunes plans to selectively release the interview transcripts produced by the House’s Russia probe.
Democrats on the committee asked for the transcripts to immediately be sent to Mueller, from whom Nunes has hidden them so far. Swalwell explains, “there’s good reason to believe many witnesses committed perjury or offered information relevant to the special counsel’s work. But Nunes opposed it, and it was voted down.” Then Democrats moved to release the transcripts to the public immediately, to avoid selective release; again, Nunes opposed.
Nunes and the Republicans on the committee prevented an investigation into the blocked number Trump Jr. called after the Trump Tower meeting, despite evidence that Donald Trump used a blocked number.
Nunes killed the effort to released Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s interview transcript. “He’s burying that transcript to protect his friend — also in a tight re-election battle against Harley Rouda in Orange County — just as he has protected President Trump.”
Georgia purge. A coalition of voting rights activists announced they are filing a federal lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp for “using a racially-biased methodology” to remove roughly 700,000 voters from the state’s voter rolls. The group alleges that Kemp did not notify voters before removing them from the rolls. About 1 in 10 eligible voters in Georgia have been affected by the purge.
The activists state that Kemp used the flawed Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, created by Kris Kobach, to maintain voter rolls. An investigation of Crosscheck found it identifies false positives more than 99 percent of the time, resulting in the removal of legitimate voters. Kemp denies using Crosscheck.
"...the activists plan to make the list of purged voters public so that individuals can check for their names and then re-register before the October 9 deadline,” which is TOMORROW.
Bot ban. California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Friday banning companies from secretly using automated social media accounts to sell products or influence elections. The ban, which goes into effect July 1, 2019, specifically prohibits people from making a bot that appears to be anything but automated; in other words, “a person using a bot shall not be liable under this section if the person discloses that it is a bot.” Additionally, note this law targets harmful bots - bots used surreptitiously in an attempt to influence commercial transactions or how people vote in elections - not all bots.
“The Senate Rules Committee Analyses cited a 2017 study by the University of Southern California and Indiana University. Researchers found that an estimated 48 million Twitter users were actually automated accounts.”
Too long; didn’t read section
GOP operative and anti-Trumper, Cheri Jacobus, said the investigation of an email hacking/catfishing scheme that targeted her has been forwarded to Mueller. Russia’s Deputy Attorney General, who allegedly directed the foreign operations of Natalia Veselnitskaya, died last week in a mysterious helicopter crash in Russia. Sunday, it was revealed by a Moscow journalist that the pilot of the helicopter had two bullet wounds and there is evidence of bullets hitting the blades of the copter. The Russian sovereign wealth fund leader with whom Erik Prince met in the Seychelles, Kirill Dmitriev, “reached out to at least three additional individuals in close contact with the Trump transition team” in the days before Trump’s inauguration. GOP operative Peter Smith, who killed himself in an alleged suicide, solicited and raised at least $100k in his search for Clinton’s emails. Randy Credico told the Senate Intelligence Committee he would plead the fifth in response to a subpoena. Mueller has reportedly obtained audio of radio interviews between Randy Credico and Roger Stone from 2016-2017 in which the two repeatedly discussed Wikileaks. Reddit’s CEO admitted that “suspicious” Russian accounts have been active within the past month on the platform - about a quarter of which posted on T_D. The U.S., U.K., and Netherlands have accused Russia of global cyberattacks and plots, resulting in the U.S. indictment of seven Russian intelligence officers. Russian state TV and Russian trolls are supporting Kavanaugh and condemning what they call “malignant feminism.” Representative Eric Swalwell wrote an op-ed for the Fresno Bee accusing Devin Nunes of burying evidence on Russian meddling to protect Trump and endorsing his opponent, Andrew Janz. Swalwell states that Nunes plans to selectively release the interview transcripts produced by the House’s Russia probe. A coalition of voting rights activists announced they are filing a federal lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp for “using a racially-biased methodology” to remove roughly 700,000 voters from the state’s voter rolls. California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Friday banning companies from secretly using automated social media accounts to sell products or influence elections.
Random Shit 68: Why Modern Feminism is Complete Bullshit: The Ultimate Facts Sheet. [By Eclectic Crafter]
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The title: I've been trying to put as many victims' names in the title as I can but at some point it just becomes too long. This time I'm focusing the title on the featured cold case. This partially to prevent crazy-long titles and partially to bring extra attention to the featured cold case because most if not all of the other crimes discussed are either under active investigation or have been solved and are awaiting prosecution.
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As a friend of Chris Zahl I can add a little more. He had found an out of the way field in a Monmouth County Park off of Red Hill Road about 2 miles from the farm, to grow his weed.. He contended this was for medical research, but spent time in jail. The PI, hired by Friends of Chris, feels his disappearance is related to the pot growing, considering that all they found was the items you mentioned, almost ones costly felt it was murder. The car had been sanitized, no dirt, hair or fingerprints could be found to identify who he might have been with or where the vehicle might have gone. . His brother is not a suspect, the farm was thoroughly searched, including the pond. The mother who our lives there husband's has since sold the farm and lives in Red Bank. Texas also was brought into the investagation, but I'm not sure why.
Go have a listen to Episode 4 for more info and while you're there you can read the info I included in the original story I did on Chris Zahl.
This time the podcast recommendation is Crime in Sports by comedians James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman. While I was born and raised in a football household (Go Eagles!) and played baseball and basketball for years (very poorly), I'm not that into sports. (Sorry Dad). BUT when you combine sports with true crime you have my attention. Pietragallo and Whisman always bring serious research to the table and manage to be funny without disrespecting the victims. So, even if you're not a fan of sportsball, give Crime in Sports a try. It's a great listen and because of the show's premise it's likely to cover a lot of crimes you've never heard about on the broader true crime podcast circuit. Find Crime in Sports on AudioBoom, Podbean, iTunes, Facebook and Twitter.
Dylan Roof was found guilty on December 15 of 33 counts of federal hate crimes for the murder of 9 churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015. Roof, acting as his own lawyer now that the sentencing phase of his trial has started, told a judge on December 28, 2016 that he will not call witnesses or present any other evidence which might mitigate against the death penalty. Video of his confession to FBI agents can be found on the True Crime Review YouTube channel. Dylan Roof murdered Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Depayne Middlton-Doctor, Clementa C. Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton and Myra Thompson. Other victims include Felicia Sanders, Polly Sheppard and several others who remain unnamed for various reasons.
In an unrelated story, on Monday, December 19, the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office in South Carolina conducted its Shop with the Sheriff program, during which the children and families of homicide victims met with deputies to shop for Christmas presents. A total of 25 children were given up to $100 each to pick out a present at a local Walmart.
In another totally unrelated story that also took place in South Carolina, on December 27 State House Representative Chris Corley of Aiken County, from Graniteville, was arrested for responding to his wife's accusations that he has been cheating on her by punching her in the face and pointing a gun at her. He then threatened to kill himself. He did these things in the presence of their 2- and 8-year-old children. He was charged with first-degree criminal domestic violence, a felony that could get him 10 years in prison. He was granted $20,000 bond and will work while the charges are pending.
Five Albuquerque teens were charged with murder in early December after backing over 47-year-old father of three boys Hector Aguirre with his own work van, killing him. They had stolen the van and scared the man off by pointing a gun at him while he held onto the windshield wipers of the vehicle trying to stop the theft. They could easily have gotten away from him but decided to crush him under his own van anyway. Several of those charged had also been involved in a drive-by murder, the fatal shooting of a dog, and other crimes.
Felton Ladell Humphries Jr. was sentenced on December 9th to 69 years to life for stabbing his wife to death while she was holding their 5-month-old daughter, whom Humphries also deliberately stabbed. The child survived but 32-year-old Alicia Renae Williams died the next morning.
A judge in Ithaca, New York rejected the December 19th the guilty plea of 38-year-old Justin Barkley in the shooting death of 52-year-old William Schumacher while the seasonal UPS driver was on a break from his overnight route. The judge rejected the guilty plea because Barkley said he thought he had murdered Donald Trump. The next hearing in the indictment is scheduled for January 6th.
New Jersey State Police recently arrested 32-year-old Jeremiah Monell after the December 19th murder of his estranged wife and mother of his two children 35-year-old Tara O'Shea-Watson. Tara's stabbing death was allegedly witnessed by the couple's son who then went to find help for his mother. Monell has been charged with homicide and weapons offenses. His bail has been set at $1 million.
Human Garbage of the Week
Anthony Showers of Anfield, Liverpool, Merseyside in the United Kingdom, was sentenced to life in prison, with a 29-year-minimum. On June 12, 2016 he broke into the home of mother and daughter Karen and Jade Hales, 53 and 28 years old respectively, by breaking a rear bedroom window. Showers had dated Jade on and off but was banned from her home by a court order following a domestic abuse incident. He began by killing their dog with a hammer. Showers then took the hammer to Jade, hitting her in the head 12 times and then, either while she was dying or very soon after she was dead, Showers raped her. Afterward, he found Karen downstairs. The mother was a stroke survivor who used a walker and depended on Jade for day-to-day care. He beat her to death with the same hammer he had used on her daughter. Jade's 21-year-old sister Amanda told the court:
The day she met Anthony saw Jade change from a fun-loving young woman to a scared, frail person. I watched him take every last piece of her until there was no more to take.
Anthony Showers is the worthless stinking rancid putrid Human Garbage of the Week. My heart breaks for Jade, Karen, Amanda and all of the other people Showers hurt.
This episode's resource is an app called Safety Central by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Available on both iOS and Android, the app is a simple but potentially powerful all parents should take a look at. Here's a quote from the app's iTunes description:
Developed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the leading nonprofit in the fight to keep children safe, Safety Central is designed to make sure that parents have the tools they need to help them protect their families and act quickly should their children go missing. At the core of Safety Central is a digital Child ID Kit. One of the most important tools for law enforcement when searching for a missing child is an up-to-date, good quality photo along with descriptive information. A Child ID kit is a simple yet effective way to keep those tools right at your fingertips. The app, which does not share any of your personal information, reminds you when it's time to update your photos and allows you to store potentially life-saving information about your children in an easily accessible location.
[post at truecrimereview] We discussed the murder of Sherri Holland by Steven Spears in Episode 9, but as one blogger notesthe disappearance of Sherri Vanessa Holland involved a different woman altogether. So we're going to cover that in this episode. Please note that while I have rewritten what follows and added and subtracted elements of the story, most of the info comes from the Charley Project and the tireless work of Meaghan Good.
According to the Charley Project, Sherri Vanessa Holland was born on May 9, 1962 and was 34 years old when she was reported missing on August 16, 1996. She is a white woman with blonde hair, blue eyes, weighed 115 pounds and was 5 feet 5 inches tall when she disappeared. She has a scar on her left arm and pierced ears. Holland had cosmetic facial surgery in 1995. Some agencies may refer to her as Vanessa Sherri Holland. Sherri was in Flager Beach, Florida where she owned a vacation property, preparing to return home to Atlanta, Georgia when she was last seen between 11:30 AM and 12:00 PM. Her sisters reported her missing when she didn't arrive in Atlanta. Her vehicle, a gold- or champagne-colored 1987 BMW 325i with Georgia plate BKT664, was discovered on August 24 (according to the GBI) or 25, 1996 near exit 76 between Macon and Atlanta Georgia. It was found on I-75 northbound in Morrow, Georgia. It had a flat as a result of a nail in the front right tire. An Atlanta-Journal Constitution article dated August 20, 2001 says Sherri's car was a 1985 model year BMW so it's not clear which year is correct. It's worth noting the same article states Sherri was last heard from on August 16, 1995 even though GBI records and all other sources state that the year was 1996. Bottom line is it seems like the AJC article wasn't fact-checked very carefully, so keep that in mind. Two miles from the car, in Riverdale, Georgia near the Stratford Arms apartments, her dogs were found in a field. Sadly one of them had died after being hit by traffic, but one of them was rescued and went to live with twin Sherri's sister Terri. A resident of the Stratford Arms told police the surviving dog, named Gracie, had tried to get him to follow her into a wooded area across the street from the Stratford Arms. However, further investigation revealed no evidence about Sherri. There must have been other search sites though. According to that dubious AJC article, as many as "seven searches of woods, ponds and a vacant warehouse, some with cadaver dogs, within a three-mile radius of Holland's car turned up nothing." An anonymous tipster told investigators Sherri was seen near her car loading luggage into a white pickup truck on the day she vanished. Further investigation revealed no additional evidence and police could not corroborate the tip. Sherri was apparently operating an escort service called Atlanta Super Models out of her house the year she disappeared and her business partner told investigators during interview that they had been in business since 1992 and he believed her murder was related to their work. The business partner spoke of her in the past tense. He claimed she had set up video surveillance around the escort service's property and caught both employees and clients on video, later blackmailing them. The business partner claimed he had many people discuss killing Sherri. Sherri had started dating a married man in 1989. The man and his wife separated briefly in 1990 but eventually got back together. Sherri and the boyfriend had planned to marry in December 1996 but the boyfriend got cold feet and stayed with his wife. Apparently, at least according to the boyfriend, his wife never knew about his affair with Sherri. He told police he and Sherri had argued about their relationship before she left for her vacation home in Florida. Having parted ways without resolving the argument, Sherri paged him around 11:30 AM and when he called her back she told him she would call when she got back to Atlanta. That was the last time he ever spoke to her. Several people told investigators Sherri was depressed about things with her boyfriend and wanted out of the escort business. She had apparently mentioned Europe as an escape destination. Someone later gave authorities a recording phone call from September 1996 in which one of Sherri's sisters says to an unidentified second person that it's possible Sherri staged her own disappearance and escaped to Europe or elsewhere to start over. A user going by the name anewday and claiming to have been an employee of Sherri's posted on the missing persons forum Porchlight and suspects Sherri's business partner, whom Anewday calls Jim:
I remember Sherri very well. She was beautiful, sweet and had a very sophisticated aire. I love this picture of her and Gracie (when she was a puppy). I worked for her for four years, but mostly knew her through her "business partner." The whole time I worked there, she had very little to do with the business and was out of town a lot of the time. I told the GBI everything that I knew about her and her disappearance, including the fact that Jim had acted extremely nervous and sketchy during the days following her disappearance. I don't believe for one second that she was using video to blackmail her employees or their clients. If anyone did that, it was Jim. He had a whole suspicious backstory of who he was and where he came from. I'm fairly sure his name wasn't Jim, either. When he told me about her disappearance, he said she probably just wanted to leave town to get away from her life, and also, to make her boyfriend worry about her. It was well known that she was devastated about their relationship problems. I never trusted anything about Jim. He would say terrible things about her, but at the same time, pretty much lived on her dime and the business she had started. It wouldn't surprise me at all if he finally decided to "take" the business all for himself. It was very profitable, and being that it was all under the table, he probably figured no one would take much notice. I look online year after year to see if anything has come of the case. She was (hopefully IS) such a vibrant person. She positively radiated with life. I hope she IS living in Europe and is finally happy. God bless you Sherri.
Anewday created their forum account on the same day that they posted this message and never posted anything else at Porchlight, so this info should probably be taken with a whole shaker of salt.
Now we'll discuss all of the motives I found in my research or came up with myself to make Sherri disappear. This section should probably be called "suspects" but I'm not in a position to suggest anyone is guilty of anything so I'm reluctant to call it that.
Motive 1: Sherri's business partner "Jim" had a couple of possible motives. First, if the rumors are true that Sherri was blackmailing clients and employees she could have been damaging the business, driving Jim to get rid of her to save the business. Second, if Porchlight forum member Anewday is to be believed, Jim may have simply grown tired of Sherri's absentee management and decided to take the business for himself. But while Anewday claims Jim was acting "extremely nervous and sketchy" after Sherri disappeared, he could have been expecting the investigation would lead authorities to his illegal escort service. That alone would be enough to be nervous about even if Jim had nothing to do with Sherri's disappearance.
Motive 2: Sherri's married boyfriend also may have had a motive. If Sherri threatened to tell his wife about their affair if he didn't marry Sherri like they had planned, the boyfriend may have felt his recently reconciled marriage was in danger and took the extreme step of making Sherri disappear. We don't even know his name though, so it's hard to speculate on anything like his past, his personality or whether he had the opportunity to do anything to Sherri or to hire an uninvolved third party to do it.
Motive 3: If Sherri's boyfriend's wife had found out about the affair despite his claim that she didn't know, her anger and jealousy may have motivated her to bring harm to Sherri herself, to demand her husband do it, or to hire an uninvolved third party to do it. I'm going to give the GBI the benefit of the doubt, even though I couldn't confirm this anywhere, that they talked to Sherri's boyfriend's wife. She would have told them whether or not she knew about the affair and, if she hadn't, I bet her initial reaction would have demonstrated as much to investigators.
These next two motives are weak but I'm including them for the sake of being thorough:
Motive 4: Sherri may have decided to escape her failed relationship and increasingly unwanted job by going to Europe, never to be heard from again. This is very unlikely to me though because she had no reason to abandon her car on the highway and even less reason to abandon her dogs. She could have left the dogs with one or more of her sisters and simply gotten a taxicab to the airport.
Related to this theory is the lead mentioned in the 2001 Atlanta Journal-Constitution articleI mentioned earlier: "Then there was the man who told investigators he had gone to college in Cobb County with Holland and recognized her on an Atlanta-bound airline flight from Texas last November. "He went up and spoke to her, and the woman looked up at him and went back to reading a book. She refused to speak," [GBI agent Fred] Mays said." This is more total conjecture, but I would imagine most people would politely say "no" or angrily say "leave me alone" depending on their personality type. But annoyance may explain her refusal to speak at all. This sounds like something that may have happened to the woman more than once. It's very unlikely, in my opinion, that this was Sherri. After all, why make yourself vanish only to go no further than Texas? And why risk returning to Atlanta if you wanted so badly to get away from everyone and everything you knew? She certainly wasn't returning to reunite with friends or family because this sighting occurred in November 2000 and she hasn't been seen since 1996.
Motive 5: Serial killer Gary Michael Hilton may have counted Sherri among his victims. Websleuths member FigTree theorizes that several similarities between Sherri and Hilton's victims suggest a connection. For example, Hilton told police during his confession of the January 2008 murder of Meredith Emerson that he could not bring himself to kill Emerson's dog and let it go a few miles from the crime scene. Also, Hilton lived 22 minutes from Sherri's Georgia residence and had killed at least one person, Cheryl Dunlap, in Florida. Dunlap's car had been found by the side of the road with a flat tire, something Hilton did with a knife. Hilton confessed several murders to authorities so why not Sherri's? I respect FigTree's interest in the case and that sometimes we have gut feelings we just can't shake, but I just don't have the same feeling here. I watched, listened to or read transcripts of more than six hours of investigative interviews with Hilton in an effort to give this theory my full attention. If you want to dive deeper into the Hilton theory put forward y FigTree you can find all of the documents and videos about Hilton at hiltonevidencedocuments.blogspot.com.
I wish I had a good theory on this one but first I'll tell you what I think did not happen. I don't think Sherri ran away to Europe or was murdered by Gary Michael Hilton. I also don't see her boyfriend or his wife getting involved in a disappearance or murder without drawing significant attention from investigators and I couldn't find anything that named them as suspects or made more than a brief mention about them. It's hard for me to believe a couple who could barely keep their marriage in tact managed to commit the perfect murder and haven't been suspected of it during the twenty year since. Now, as for the two possibilities that look most likely to me:
My first theory: I do agree with FigTree on Websleuths that Fuquah Dewalt Cashaw, arrested at his home in Texas in February 2015 for the 1999 murder of 22-year-old Heather Danielle Davidson in Georgia, is worth a look with regard to Sherri's disappearance. The last we heard of Cashaw he was out on bond after pleading not guilty to Davidson's strangling death.
According to Click2Houston.com, "Cook County, Illinois, court records show in 1990 he was found guilty of murder and second-degree murder. In 2003 he was found guilty of unlawful use of weapon, and in 2004 he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and concealment of a homicidal death." He's got both prior convictions and present charges that indicate he's capable of murder, and Davidson's body was found on a small and desolate stretch of Georgia road by a passerby, by accident. A tendency to take victims somewhere out of the way may explain why no sign of Sherri has been found at any of the leads uncovered by investigators: because they were all derived from some connection to Sherri, like where her car was found and where her dogs were found. A FOX 5 article quoteLieutenant Darrell Powers of the Butts County Sheriff's Office as saying "Through the evidence that we recovered and the witnesses that we've interviewed, we believe that there are possible other victims out there." That prompts me to keep this theory on the table.
My second theory: Sherri got a flat tire heading home from Florida to Georgia and an unknown assailant kidnapped or murdered her in a crime of opportunity. This one admittedly isn't as compelling as the Cashaw theory but unfortunately, at least in my opinion, it's at least as plausible.
If you have information about Sherri Vanessa Holland, contact Morrow Police at 770-960-3003 or the GBI Tip Line at 1-800-597-8477.
Cold Case Sources
These are listed in no particular order. I include both original source links and archive.is links, which preserve the page in case it is ever edited or deleted. I also add all my sources to the Wayback Machine on archive.org but you'll have to do those searches yourself.
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Thankfully we only have to think of one idea per week, so if we couldn't do that, we may have to kill ourselves. Or become accountants or something.
We used to be afraid of that, but I'm not anymore. Our characters are just a part of me now. So literally anything that happens, I can imagine in the context of it happening to me or Amir, and thinking about how our characters would react in that scenario almost always helps to imagine future episodes.
I can't remember the first time I was recognized in public, I think it was a very long time ago at the University of Connecticut. Someone recognized me from my articles on CollegeHumor. This was pre- Jake and Amir, pre- me working at CollegeHumor even.
I felt very proud of myself, I'm sure. But I think the thing that really hit me was that making a career out of writing was a viable option. And it felt like CollegeHumor would be the place to do it.
I remember being recognized at my college from an ARTICLE on collegehumor. He recognized my little headshot. it was pretty fun/weird.
Oh man, I have no idea. Great answer right? I love writing and performing so much that it would really be impossible to choose a favorite. Not to mention we have done over 600 at this point, so sometimes they kind of all run together in this gorgeous, enjoyable, blur.
We have a new Rick Fox one coming out next week that was one of my favorites to perform in recent memory.
I'm a big Laker fan so shooting with Rick Fox is a dream come true every time... New RICK FOX episode tomorrow!
Ben was a friend of CollegeHumor since back in the day!
Ben has been a friend of CollegeHumor for a long time, we always thought he was super funny and one day we decided to make a video together. We had so much fun that we kept it up. Ben is super busy now but he still makes time for us, which is awesome.
Our ideas are influenced mostly by real life situations these days. Whenever something interesting happens to us we imagine how our characters would react.
It's going to be us, out of character, genuinely trying to answer life advice questions that we receive from our fans. Hopefully it will make you laugh as well! Check it out and lemme know what you think!
Thanks so much! We are so lucky to be able to work with those guys, we're huge fans of them outside of our videos, and big fans of what they do in our videos too.
Our boss Ricky met Rick Fox at some kind of event and Rick told him his kid was a big Jake and Amir fan. We immediately invited him to be on a video. As for Hoodie, my little brother showed me his music and after becoming a big fan myself, I tweeted at him. The rest is history.
The biggest fan contribution was probably the episode "Crabs" which one the Jake and Amir fan script contest. So we basically produced a script completely written by a fan. We recently asked for fans to upload their intro ideas which we've been slowly using every episode. Those are some pretty big contributions!
My parents do consider this a real job. I think they were happy that I was motivated to do anything, so even if they didn't understand what online entertainment was, they were happy I wasn't living in their basement.
Thanks so much! I was inspired to write comedy after growing up loving movies from Chris Farley, Adam Sandler and Jim Carey. In college, Arrested Development renewed my desire to actively pursue comedy writing.
We try to work every weekday. Either writing/shooting/editing "Jake and Amir" or something else. On the weekends I mostly try to relax and recharge my brain by watching basketball, exercising, or eating delicious fresh baked things.
Brainstorm and write. But in our off, off time I like to travel, climb, and PARTY.
That's the initial writing process. We pitch, ad lib and if we laugh a lot we know the idea has legs. Then we sit and write til we have something we like. Then we look at it again later, and tweak it to make it better. THEN, we improv while we shoot it.
For sure! Thanks for the question. In terms of not doing scenes, we're lucky in that we get to write them ourselves. So generally, we don't write anything we won't be willing to perform. That said, sometimes we laugh too much and can't get the coverage we need. But when that happens we usually just power through and eventually stop laughing, and get the shots.
The hardest ones to film are generally the ones with the most people. The ones at me and Amir's desks are simple set ups. Videos like the ones we did recently with Ben Schwartz and Thomas Middleditch are hard to film because we needed to get so much coverage.
We have a great team that produces and shoots the hell out of whatever we write. So sometimes it's as simple as getting a backpack with a fake snake in it, but sometimes it's as complicated as creating a slimy green stew that Amir can somehow spill all over his face and our office floor.
I would consider myself a Good Jake, though I wouldn't ask to be referred to exclusively by that nickname, I guess I'm easy going like that. Easy going with a cool attitude. You could call me, Cool Jake, I suppose. I mean, only if you think that's chill.
I don't think I have a single accomplishment that I look back on like that. Maybe because we're still in the moment. But sometimes when we do something cool like sellout a show, or shoot a video with someone I have always looked up to, I think about the two kids shooting Quick Characters on a digital camera and feel proud of how big this silly little idea got.
Great question! It's real advice from our real selves. So the comedic sensibility should be the same as Jake and Amir, since it's kinda just our sense of humor, though the actual characters won't be part of the podcast.
We slip into weird bits all the time though, you should listen and let us know what you think!
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