commentary by Patrick H. Moore

There’s little doubt that I could perhaps justly be accused of being an overly permissive parent. My beloved daughter is occasionally insubordinate and gasp may not always respect her dad and mom. On the other hand, she graduated from high school with an academic GPA of over 3.5 and will be attending a fine university in the fall. To my surprise, she even managed to pull a “B” in Calculus, which is more than her Dad could ever have done. She has a positive self-image and does not feel compelled to use drugs or go on drunken binges.

So although I would hardly claim to have been a model parent, I could probably have done much worse; in fact, I could have been like adoptive parents Johann and Kimery Jorg of Peoria, Illinois.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

The recent death of Silicon Valley executive Forrest Hayes from an overdose of heroin, and the subsequent arrest of fetish model and high-priced call girl Alix Tichelman for administering the lethal “shot” on Hayes’ yacht, has naturally aroused interest, and as a way of pointing “an even longer finger” at Tichelman, law enforcement has stated that she was also involved in an earlier heroin overdose death which is now reportedly being re-investigated.

Kathleen Foody and Terry Collins of AP have posted an interesting article about Ms. Tichelman’s peculiar and decadent lifestyle and the earlier OD death in which she was allegedly involved. It turns out that the “victim” of the earlier OD was not a “client/john”, and was probably not a victim, at least not of Ms. Tichelman. The dead man was her boyfriend, a man named Dean Riopelle, the entrepreneurial-minded owner of a popular Atlanta music venue and the lead singer of a hard rock band called the Impotent Sea Snakes.

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by BJW Nashe

Carlos Castaneda’s journey from anthropology student to famous author to New Age cult leader makes for a strange tale that is far more disturbing than anything found in his bestselling books.

At the peak of his career, Castaneda crossed over an invisible line. He turned his back on the clear light of humane, rational thought, and stepped into a shadowy realm of manipulation, secrecy, and lies. It’s tempting to compare this to the metaphorical leap into the abyss that figures so heavily in his writings. Yet Castaneda’s real-life leap had consequences that were quite different from the magical escapades depicted in his writing. Once he became rich and famous and began facing scrutiny, Castaneda shunned the limelight and spent the next two-and-a-half decades pursuing a bizarre alternative lifestyle largely hidden from the public. He proclaimed himself a shaman and a sorcerer and assumed the role of a mysterious guru surrounded by a group of close followers.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

Although unlike Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy rarely elicits much sympathy or compassion from the “typical” true crime fan, oddly enough, his death by electrocution in the Florida State Prison, in the aptly named town of Starke, appears to have aroused compassion in the minds and hearts of certain individuals who witnessed his death, some of whom spent time with him prior to his execution. It must be admitted, however, that the vast majority of the crowd assembled near the prison were over-joyed by Mr. Bundy “frying in the hotseat.”

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy is back on trial in Honolulu for the alleged murder of Hawaiian Islander Kollin Elderts in an early morning altercation at a Waikiki McDonald’s in November of 2011. The first trial resulted in a mistrial in July of last year when the jurors deadlocked and could not reach a verdict.

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William Glenn’s death in Cambodia was neither easy nor honourable. His battered, bruised and bound body, wrapped in a duct-taped curtain, was found by children on a rubbish dump in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Wednesday 9 July. For now the identity of the killers of the 43-year old teacher is unknown, as is the motive for the murder. This crime may never be solved.

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compiled by Patrick H. Moore

The babysitter from hell is a common motif in our popular entertainment. If you come across a movie with the word “babysitter” in the title, you can safely assume that the babysitter in question will be evil, deranged, or even — in some cases — the very spawn of Satan. Unfortunately, this villainous stock figure manifested in the real world Sunday in the tiny hamlet of Watson in southern Illinois when a 22-year-old man, Justin DeRyke, while babysitting his niece Willow, allegedly went berserk and cut her throat before stabbing her repeatedly in a kind of demonic frenzy.

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by Nicholas Frank

He (Nathan) also informed us that he was going to be transferred. “Pelican Bay” is what he wrote. I thought that was absolutely nuts. I knew Pelican Bay to be the Alcatraz of our time – the place for the worst of the worst. Sending Nathan there would be a continuation of the idiocy that charged him with kidnap for robbery as an adult so that life in prison became his fate. Quickly, we set up an appointment to see him. It was a visit I will never forget.

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by Starks Shrink

You’ve decided you want the fame of being a serial killer but don’t want to commit the awful crimes. No problem, you can still raise your very own serial killer. It takes dedication and commitment but with this handy guide, you can be the proud mother of a notorious serial killer. Since murderabilia seems to be so popular, you may even make a few bucks on the side.

I’ve addressed this guide to the moms because they seem to figure prominently in the serial killer’s psyche, though you will have to be careful not to become his first victim. You will need to raise a male child, which will lead to the highest probability that you will succeed in creating a little monster.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

In one of the most appalling cases of child abuse resulting in the death of a toddler that I have ever heard about, the apparent main “bad actor”, the mother’s boyfriend, Joshua Beard, 20, of Arlington, Texas appears to be a rather normal looking young man, while the mother and reportedly reluctant participant, Alexis Botello, 17, is definitely a wholesome looking young lady.

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