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Maryland students outraged after gun raffle held to pay for graduation party

From MyFoxChicago: Students at Brunswick High School in Maryland are upset that a raffle for guns was used to support a party for the graduating seniors.

The Frederick News-Post reports the Safe and Sane program at Brunswick High School raffled off guns in February. Tickets were $20 each for prizes that included hunting rifles and shotguns.

Chasidy Plunkard is a volunteer parent coordinator who organized the raffle. She says volunteers sold about 250 of the 1,000 available tickets. Seven winning tickets were selected.

Safe and Sane sponsors an alcohol-free party after graduation for high school seniors. Students said the decision to hold the raffle while promoting safety was counterintuitive.

Plunkard says the fundraiser was handled legally, including not selling tickets to people under 18 years old and requiring background checks.

According to the article from the Frederick News-Post, kids don’t want guns associated with schools. From their article:

“I understand that not all guns kill people,” Donoghue said. “And I understand that the raffle may have had background checks in place. But I think just the idea of selling weapons when you’re talking about high schoolers and you’re talking about high schooler safety is ridiculous and is completely ignoring the bigger picture.

Abigail Rohmiller, a junior, said she was concerned with the fundraiser because it associates guns with her school. The association is troubling to her given the number of high-profile school shootings, such as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February 2018, she said.

“At the same time we’re having to go through active shooter drills in school, we’re selling guns to raise money,” Rohmiller said. “What’s the message here? … There are tons of different ways to fundraise, and I don’t think we need to bring deadly weapons into the mix.”

Shall we talk about the bigger picture?

FACT: There were MUTIPLE system failures which led to the Parkland shooting: Broward Coward’s failure to properly respond, failing radio system, mismanagement of school safety funds, and – most noticeably – allowing the shooter to get away with criminal activities. Had those criminal activities been reported, he would not have been allowed to legally purchase a gun.

FACT: Many shootings have been committed by kids under 18 – also known as prohibited possessors.

FACT: Firearms are not allowed on school properties.

FACT: Mass public shootings keep occurring in gun-free zones: 97.8% of attacks since 1950. (Data from the Crime Prevention Research Center.)

I understand why kids may be concerned that guns are associated with schools. The main reason for that is because criminals do not follow the law. And that progressives do not want to face reality.

Maybe if school resource officers and teachers were armed, criminals would think twice about committing a school shooting as they would associate schools with guns that are used for safety, protection and self defense.

DCG

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We have a winner!

. . . of FOTM’s 196th Caption Contest!

So many clever captions!

The writers of FOTM voted for what each considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; a #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winners of the 196th FOTM Caption Contest, each with two #1 votes and two #2 votes, totaling 12 points each, are . . .

SMKay and Watertender!

Here are their captions:

SMKay: “The moment you realize you are addicted to Candy Crush…”
Watertender: “Abdul, if the guy uses real bullets by mistake and I meet Allah I bequeath you my favorite goat. Hump her with vigor!”

Silhouette is in 2nd place, with two #1 votes and 8 points. Here’s the caption:

“Yeah, make it a family size combo, we’re going on break here in a few minutes.”

Captain America and Lophatt are in 3rd place, each with one #1 vote and 4 points. Here are their captions:

Captain America: “Hold on, killer. I’m getting a text.”

Lophatt: “Can you hear me now? Damn, we’re on cut seventeen and that idiot director’s never satisfied. Yeah, I’ll pick up a loaf on the way home if we ever get finished. I’ve got stage blood all over my jacket!”

Judy Amato, another Lophatt caption, Nsump756, and True Dan are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their captions:

Judy Amato: “Hi, I’d like to order a large pie, extra cheese and bacon….if I”m gonna die like an Infidel, I might as well eat like an Infidel!”

Lophatt: “Oh hi Fred. Musta butt-dialed you after I was shot. I’ll call you back.”

Nsump756: “When you have a false flag at 7, but should have been out for dinner with the wife at 6.”

True Dan: “Watch. This is how a dead man sends a text.”

WELL DONE, EVERYONE!

Congratulations, SMKay and Watertender!

Here are your super-duper Awards of Excellence, all ready for framing!

For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here later tomorrow for our next, very exciting Caption Contest!

~Eowyn

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FOTM under massive bot attacks, again

The Powers That Be (TPTB) are determined to silence Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM).

8½ years after I founded FOTM on the eve of Christmas Eve, December 23, 2009, our then host-server Word Press burned down the blog on August 15, 2018, with more than 63 million hits  — the equivalent of burning not one book, but a library of books. Facebook also took down FOTM‘s and Dr. Eowyn’s pages.

8 days after, FOTM was revived with another host-server. Since then, we have restored a portion of FOTM‘s contents. The restoration is a continuing undertaking: every day, I discover old posts that I then re-publish. But it is likely that some of our pre-takedown content will never be restored.

Since our restoration with another host-server, FOTM has been attacked again and again — massive DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) and spam bot attacks, designed to incapacitate FOTM by overwhelming our server. The attacks led to episodes when FOTM could not be accessed.

On January 27, 2019, the spam attacks overloaded FOTM‘s data storage capacity, resulting in the freezing of the blog. No new content could be added, including new comments by readers, new posts, or new images.

8 days later, FOTM was restored on a Cloud server, which costs more each month but gives us almost unlimited storage.

But that doesn’t mean FOTM is no longer attacked. It just means that with our enhanced storage capacity, FOTM is better able to withstand and recover from attacks.

Since the publication of our posts on the recent New Zealand mosque shootings, the attacks have greatly intensified. As examples:

  • On Friday night, March 22, 2019, FOTM was down for 4 minutes, from 11:23 pm to 11:27 am.
  • Last night, March 23, FOTM was down for 10 minutes, from 10:14 pm to 10:25 pm.
  • Early this morning, March 24, FOTM was down for 32 minutes, from 12:26 am to 12:59 am.
  • UPDATE: On March 25, FOTM was down for 17 minutes, from 3:50 pm to 4:07 pm.
  • UPDATE: On March 27, FOTM was down for 2 hours 40 minutes, from 6:28 am to 9:07 am. This time, TPTB attacked FOTM by actually taking down our host-server.
  • UPDATE: On March 28, FOTM was down for 11 minutes, from 1:10 pm to 1:21 pm.

So when FOTM readers can’t access this blog, know that it’s TPTB who are preventing you from doing so because they don’t want you to read the truth. Just keep refreshing the page, and FOTM will eventually come back.

Restoring FOTM again and again cost money, totaling more than $2,000 since last August, which are borne solely by me as a public service, because I love America and I’m terrified about our country’s future. You, as readers, continue to read this blog and freely express your opinion in comments — for free. So the next time a reader gripes about this or that, or issues empty threats of leaving — empty because your departure does not affect this blog one iota — do remember that you are accessing this blog for free and perhaps, instead of complaints and threats, have some appreciation and gratitude instead.

Please continue to pray for us.

For our posts on the New Zealand mosque shootings that particularly rile TPTB, see:

~Eowyn

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False flags work: New Zealand sheeple voluntarily surrender their guns after mosque shootings

A false flag, as the term is used in contemporary parlance, is a traumatic public event of mass casualties, the official narrative of which is false, in part or in whole. The objective of false flags is always to rally the public in an outburst of sympathy and support for the government and its agenda, e.g., gun control, opposition to an identified enemy, etc.

If you think the U.S. government would never perpetrate false flags, please read “Operation Northwoods: A true U.S. government conspiracy for those who mock conspiracy theories“.

The recent shootings, on March 14, 2019, of two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people were killed and another 50 injured, making the event New Zealand’s deadliest mass shootings in modern history, bears all the marks of being a false flag. See:

Mosque shooter’s shell casings magically vanish into thin air

Predictably, on March 16, two days after the shootings, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared that “our gun laws will change”. On March 18, Ardern said that several “in principle decisions” on gun control have been made by Cabinet ministers, but did not give details. She is being touted for the Nobel Peace Prize by an online petition, started in France, for her “compassionate” response to the mosque shootings and her leadership to change gun laws.

As DCG explained, New Zealand’s weapons legislation is considered more relaxed than most Western countries outside of the USA. Gun owners do need a license but they aren’t required to register their guns — unlike in neighboring Australia where the rate of gun ownership is one for every 8 people, compared with New Zealand’s one gun for every three people.

Like pliant, eager-to-be-led sheep, New Zealanders (Kiwis) have begun voluntarily disarming themselves by surrendering their legally-owned semiautomatic firearms ahead of gun reforms — to Ardern’s praise and approval.

Zero Hedge reports that according to official police figures, nearly 7,000 New Zealanders are legally allowed to own semi-automatic weapons.

John Hart, a sheep and beef farmer, is one of those who voluntarily surrendered their firearms because, as he put it, he “couldn’t in all conscience” keep his semi-automatic rifle after seeing the loss of life in Christchurch. (Stuff)

Hart (@farmgeek) tweeted on March 17:

“Until today I was one of the New Zealanders who owned a semi-automatic rifle. On the farm they are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my convenience doesn’t outweigh the risk of misuse.

Hart said he used his rifle for occasional pest control, but that he doesn’t need semi-automatic weapons on his farm: “Since the events on Friday I had been thinking a lot about the firearms we have here on the farm… They [semi-automatic weapons] are not critical, not if the trade off is loss of life.” While it can be useful “to have a second or third shot”, that is “a minor inconvenience” compared to using a safer bolt-action rifle for the same jobs.

Hart’s tweet elicited some critical responses from other tweeters:

Steph: “Next time there is a rape in New Zealand, make sure to castrate yourself.”

James v dawson: “How exactly is a law abiding citizen turning in his rifle helping?”

CRYptoBABY: “You ignore the most important thing, who owns the remaining guns??? What if there was only one gun in the world (doesn’t get much simpler than that). Who owns that gun? With these regs, all the good guys are being disarmed.”

Colin Holland: “Did the tool cause this piece of scum to shoot up that place? What needs to be given up is the evil and hatred that drives this type of person, not the chunk of metal and wood in his hands.”

To which, other tweeters defended and praised Hart for surrendering his semiautomatic:

Jan: “If only more gun owners could be this reasonable”

Andrew Crebert: “From an Aussie farmer, to a Kiwi farmer, Well done Sir! Bloody well done!”

MiniMe: “And from America, respect and many thanks.”

Bert The Goat: “It shows that there are gun owners who support the measure to remove weapons like the AR from civilian society – it’s a very strong and powerful message. It also shows that there are gun owners who realize that a gun is a tool, nothing more. Not something to be worshipped. I say this as a gun owner my whole life and as a vet. I do not own a semi-auto rifle and do not have a need for one.”

Melanie Weinraub: “At the simplest level, the less guns that are out there, the less chance of a crime being committed. If the number of guns decreases, the thinking that they are a neccessity and not just a convenience also decreases, hopefully allowing for future stricter gun regulation.”

The Hot Water Bottle: “I’m sorry it is so hard for some in the USA to consider the welfare of their fellow citizens in thinking of the laws we should have. It is one of our country’s worst problems.”

Another New Zealander, who calls himself Blackstone @SirWB on Twitter also surrendered his firearm. He tweeted on March 17:

Unlike John Hart, Blackstone has “muted” responses to his tweet, “mostly Americans”, because “I am not interested in talking to NZ or foreign media about this decision of mine” and “Not interested in any reckons from the American gun fraternity“. He wrote:

For all foreigners that are passing their reckons on my decision and giving their views on firearms and there use in NZ. I am not replying to you and you will be muted. You all offer nothing to New Zealand. Had a firearms licence longer than you been alive. Grew up with guns.

New Zealand police advise those who wish to turn in their firearms to first call their local police station or arms officer for advice on safely transporting them for destruction.

The online form for turning in firearms is at https://forms.police.govt.nz/forms/firearms-hand-in.

~Eowyn

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How we know New Zealand mosque shooting video is a CGI fake

On March 14, 2019, New Zealand sustained its deadliest mass shootings in modern history when a lone gunman, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, killed 50 people and injured another 50 at Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. The media immediately identified Tarrant as that most noxious of all monsters — “an alt-right affiliated white supremacist”. (Wikipedia)

The gunman recorded and streamed on Facebook Live a video of the first attack at Al Noor Mosque, with 4,000 overall views before it was taken down. The video is banned by the New Zealand government because it is deemed “objectionable” — whatever that means. Anyone who possesses or shares the video is threatened with 10-14 years in prison; corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law.

Even without being asked by the New Zealand government, mainstream U.S.-owned platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Scribd eagerly complied with the ban by scrubbing the video and the shooter’s manifesto. YouTube went so far as to intentionally disable search filters so that people cannot find the video or other Christchurch shooting materials.

Websites such as Dissenter, Zero Hedge, 4chan, 8chan, and video hosting platform LiveLeak, among others, which hosted footage of the attacks or simply allowed people to engage in uncensored discussion of the shootings, have been partially or completely blocked in both New Zealand and Australia for the sake of “protecting consumers,” according to New Zealand Telecom, the privately-owned telecommunications provider.

In an open letter to Facebook, Twitter and Google, New Zealand telecom CEOs said the suppression hasn’t gone far enough, and urged that U.S. social media follow European proposals for hyper-vigilant policing of content for the sake of “protecting consumers”. The letter reads (Zero Hedge):

“You may be aware that on the afternoon of Friday 15 March, three of New Zealand’s largest broadband providers, Vodafone NZ, Spark and 2degrees, took the unprecedented step to jointly identify and suspend access to web sites that were hosting video footage taken by the gunman related to the horrific terrorism incident in Christchurch.

As key industry players, we believed this extraordinary step was the right thing to do in such extreme and tragic circumstances. Other New Zealand broadband providers have also taken steps to restrict availability of this content….

We also accept it is impossible as internet service providers to prevent completely access to this material. But hopefully we have made it more difficult for this content to be viewed and shared – reducing the risk our customers may inadvertently be exposed to it and limiting the publicity the gunman was clearly seeking.”

In our time of movies, TV and video games saturated with over-the-top violence, why would the New Zealand government take such extreme measures to prevent its citizens from seeing the video?

The answer perhaps is that if the people of New Zealand actually saw the video, they would realize the mosque shootings were a gigantic false-flag hoax perpetrated on them in order to advance gun control. (The video can still be viewed on BitChute, the file-sharing video hosting service, and also here.)

Two FOTM posts have addressed the mosque shooter’s video: “The Christchurch mosque-shooting video banned by New Zealand government” and “The NZ mosque-shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook, again“.

This post offers four reasons why we can confidently say the mosque shooting video is a CGI (computer generated imagery) fake, using the chroma key compositing (or “green screen”) technique:

(1) When shot, people don’t just fall like inert sacks of potatoes

In an audio interview and on James Fetzer’s blog, Dr. Scott Bennett, former U.S. Army psychological operations officer and State Department counterterrorism contractor, points out that in a real shooting with real bullets, especially when civilians are shot, they would be in a state of hysterical, emotional shock. Panic-stricken, their bodies flooded with adrenalin, they would violently flail, run or crawl away. They do not simply fold up and fall to the ground like sacks of potatoes. 

In the mosque shooter’s live-streamed video, however, the victims immediately fall to the floor, face down (faces are more of a CGI challenge). Once fallen to the floor, the victims stay still, with nary a moan nor twitch.

It stretches our credulity to think that the mosque shooter is such an expert marksman that every shot he fired was a kill shot. The fact is that in real life, bullets can bounce, ricochet, and miss the target.

Writing in “What really happens when you get shot,” Wired, Dec. 8, 2015, Connor Narciso, a former Army Green Beret who served in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, with 3rd Special Forces Group, explains:

As a combat medic in Afghanistan, I treated a variety of gunshot wounds. And as the husband of an emergency room provider at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, gun violence has remained—at least peripherally—a significant part of my life….

[E]ven multiple gunshots to the torso won’t guarantee death, or even incapacitation. Arun Nair is an attending physician in the ER at Johns Hopkins, and an International Health Fellow. “Bullets are magic,” Nair tells his students. He recounts the story of a young man in Lebanon who survived after being shot six times.1 He took repeated shots to the chest and throat. One of the six bullets stopped inside his pericardium, the narrow space between the heart and its thin protective membrane. Another bullet ended up in the victim’s esophagus; he swallowed it. Amazingly, the patient was alert and speaking lucidly to the doctors. You can’t assume anything, says Nair.

(2) Shell Casings don’t vanish into thin air

At the 8:56 mark in the video, the gunman is outside the mosque’s front gate and begins shooting down the street, for no apparent reason. At the 9:06 mark, the gunman turns around and shoots down the street in the other direction.

Curiously, the video shows shell casings being ejected from the semi-automatic, but the casings then disappear into thin air. No shell casings are on the ground because this footage was actually taken not on the street but before a “green screen”, which explains why we see shell casings being ejected but no casing actually falls to the ground.

(3) bullets leave no marks when they hit the victims

After shooting up and down the street, ejecting shell casings that vanish into thin air, the gunman returns to his car and exchanges rifles, tossing the one he had used to the ground next to his car, which later also vanishes. He then inexplicably returns to the “crime scene” to shoot again and again at the crumpled bodies in the mosque. Strangely, the “bullets” leave no marks on the victims’ clothes or bodies. Upon impact, we see only puffs of air on the victim’s clothes, which suggests the gun was a toy gun that blasts air instead of solid projectiles.

Yesterday, in an email to James Fetzer, Gordon Duff, senior editor of Veterans Today who is, like Fetzer, a U.S. Marines veteran, wrote:

“I generally recognize any part or accessory available worldwide for this type of weapon the common sellers, palmetto state armory, delta team tactical, classic firearms…and nobody has part for real guns that look like the things in the video. mike and i have built thousands of custom AR weapons in every size and caliber this stuff is crap…..and quite possibly toys….What we have in NZ appears to be (real or fake) video of fake guns.”

Indeed, in a comment, Kevin J. Lankford, a reader of FOTM, observed that the shooter’s guns “looked like nothing I could identify,” and that the reason why the guns are painted with white symbols all over is precisely “to disguise the fact they are fake.”

(4) Bullets fired at windshield leave no  holes or shattered glass

After the gunman finally leaves the mosque, he gets back into his car. While driving away, he shoots at the car’s windshield three times. Strangely, the bullets leave no marks on the windshield — no bullet holes, no smashed glass — as you can see in the GIF below and the pic of his arrest by police.

To conclude, the shooter’s livestream video was made with a live man shooting guns, at least one of which is a toy air gun, before a “green screen”. The “green screen” is then filled in with CGI images of the mosque and victims being shot; of the street outside the mosque where the gunman fired shots, ejecting shell casings that vanished into thin air; and of his car, wherein the gunman shot at the car’s windshield, leaving no bullet holes or shattered glass.

All in all, the video was poorly and sloppily made. Wellington should have hired Sir Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop instead to do the job.

Go here to watch a video demonstrating the fakery of the mosque shooter’s livestream video by juxtaposing it with footage from a video game.

H/t Vivian Lee, Harold Saive, and Big Lug.

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~Eowyn

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The Texting-While-Being-Shot Caption Contest

This is the 196th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

About the pic: New Zealand mosque shootings’ “hero dad” Zulfirman Syah texting during what appears to be a rehearsal video. Read about it here.

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM:D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Zulfirman texts his best bud Mohammad: “كونه فاعل الأزمة بالتأكيد يدق العمل فعلا من أجل لقمة العيش  (Translation: Being a crisis actor sure beats actually working for a living!)”

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

~Eowyn

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NZ mosque shooting ‘hero dad’ caught texting in rehearsal video

On March 14, 2019, New Zealand sustained its deadliest mass shootings in modern history when a gunman, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, killed 50 people and injured another 50 at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The media immediately identified Tarrant as that most noxious of all monsters — “an alt-right affiliated white supremacist”. (Wikipedia)

We are told the shootings began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton at 1:40 p.m., and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 p.m.

For an analysis of the gunman’s video of the shooting at the first mosque, which is banned by the New Zealand government with threats of 10-14 years in prison for anyone who possesses or shares the video, see “The Christchurch mosque-shooting video banned by New Zealand government” and “The NZ mosque-shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook, again“.

This post is about the shooting at the second mosque — the Linwood Islamic Centre.

Martin Fricker reports for the (UK) Mirror, March 18, 2019, that a victim of the Linwood shooting is “hero dad” Zulfirman Syah, who saved the life of his 2-year-old son by shielding the toddler’s body with his own. Fricker writes:

A toddler clings to his dad to check he is alive, after his father was shot several times while shielding him from the Christchurch terrorist.

In a tender moment after Friday’s brutal shooting, little Averroes, two, clambers on top of Zulfirman Syah’s chest, places a hand on his heart and looks into his eyes for signs of life.

The image is from a video taken after the assault, which shows victims strewn across a blood-splattered carpet as cries ring out.

Zulfirman, known as Jul, who arrived in New Zealand with his family from Indonesia just two months ago, saved his son’s life by leaping on him as shooting began at Linwood Islamic Centre….

Zulfirman’s wife, Alta Marie, 33, said both her son and her artist husband were recovering.

She wrote on Facebook: “My husband shielded our son, which caused him to receive most of the bullets and much more complex injuries than our son. He is in stable condition following extensive exploratory and reconstructive surgery. While the road to recovery will be long, his condition has only improved since he arrived at hospital.”

But wait!

I’ve seen hero dad before!

Yesterday, in a comment, FOTM reader Keep up the good work had alerted me to a picture of a mosque-shooting victim texting (source: 12160.info):

The above pic is a screenshot from a video of what appears to be a rehearsal for the second mosque shooting (h/t Vince D.):

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Did you catch hero dad at the beginning of the video?

I had a GIF made of hero dad, which shows his moving hands texting on his cell phone:

Below are side-by-side images of “texting dude” and “hero dad” showing the two to be the same man — same red-and-black checkered shirt, same black pants:

But wait, you say.

Maybe hero dad was texting after he had been shot.

Look at the video again.

From the Mirror‘s account: “The image is from a video taken after the assault, which shows victims strewn across a blood-splattered carpet as cries ring out.”

Do you see “blood-splattered” carpet or hear any cries “ring out”?

Instead, what we see are a clean carpet, people casually standing around, no bullet holes or blood spatter on the walls, no shattered windows, and fake wounded victims, including texting hero-dad and the guy at the 0:26 mark who,   after being shot in the head, leaving a puddle of blood on the carpet, miraculously retained consciousness and even sat up!

From Quora:

If you were shot in the heart, your blood pressure would quickly drop, but it would take 10 to 15 seconds to lose brain function…. But a shot to the brain is different. Your brain stops functioning almost immediately. In just a fraction of a second, you’re gone.” –Yojet Sharma, Ph.D student Neurobiology & Clinical Neuroscience, Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt (2022)

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~Eowyn

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Sandy Hook: The Highly Unlikely Suicide of Abe Dabela, Part 2.

This article concludes the two-part series on the murder of Abe Dabela, pronounced a suicide by Stephen J. Sedensky III. Readers are urged to read Part 1 before continuing further.

Above is a map of the crime scene where, on April 5, 2014, Attorney Abe Dabela died of a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Around midnight, he was traveling north on Umpawaug Road, a lonely two-lane strip, cloaked by trees. His overturned car was later found where the road crossed Mallory Lane, too small to merit mention of its name in the map above, but large enough to hide a car and allow a driver to lie in wait.

Part 1 of this series outlined the circumstances that preceded Dabela’s death:

  • His outspoken defense of the second amendment and property rights in at least three local venues.
  • His history of contention over a gun permit with Redding’s chief of police, Douglas Fuchs.
  • And, most significant to this article, the call he made to Wolfgang Halbig to discuss the 12-14-12 Sandy Hook incident approximately three weeks before his death. During this call, Mr. Halbig says that Dabela expressed concerns about Sandy Hook based on 16 questions Mr. Halbig had posed.

In June 2017, Danbury state’s attorney Stephen J. Sedensky, III ruled unequivocally that no homicide had occurred in Dabela’s death. Sedensky had already achieved notoriety as the overseer of the official report on the Sandy Hook incident, a document loaded with inconsistencies.

Sedensky’s ruling on Dabela’s death did not silence Dabela’s family who, in late 2018, were still seeking DNA samples from three firefighters who were later determined to have been at the crime scene.

Where there’s smoke. According to the Dabelas’ attorneys, “[Abe] Dabela had been intimidated by Redding firefighters at a local bar a few weeks before his death.”

Who were these firefighters? This has never been disclosed. But we can say for a certainty that Redding Ridge* Fire Department ambulance – as well as Douglas Fuchs – were present at another, possibly relevant event: the Sandy Hook event of 12-14-12.

We know this because it was documented in the investigation report that Douglas Fuchs submitted to the State of Connecticut. (The full PDF is provided below.) Three dates appear on the report:

  • February 20, 2013 is given as the date that Fuchs’s report was obtained by three Newtown police officers after being “left at the Newtown Police Department.” This date appears on the cover of the report.
  • 3/18/13 is given at the bottom of the report cover as the official “report date.”
  • 2/4/13 is given at the top of page 2 of the report as the “rpt date.”

This is confusing. Apparently it took over a month (from Feb. 20 till March 18, 2013) for Newtown’s Police Dept. to process the report after it was “left.” And it took Fuchs nearly two months (from Dec. 14, 2012 till Feb. 4, 2013) to write the report. In between was a gap of 16 days (from Feb. 4 till Feb. 20) while the report sat in a drawer. Why all the delays?

To review why Douglas Fuchs submitted such a report: He was present and very actively engaged at the Sandy Hook fire house and school during the time of the purported Sandy Hook massacre.

According to his report, he was in his police cruiser at about 9:30 a.m. on 12-14-12, headed to a meeting in the Hartford vicinity, when he overheard radio transmissions from the Newtown Police Department about a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. He offered his assistance through the Redding Police Dispatch.

Let’s examine some of the statements from Fuchs’s document and see where it takes us.

Fuchs’s children. As discussed in Part 1, Fuchs had children attending Sandy Hook Elementary School at the time. A glaring omission in his report is whether or not he sought information on their safety and whereabouts after hearing about the shooting.

CB: If he had, wouldn’t that be in the report? And if he hadn’t, why not?

Ambulances. “… I overheard another transmission on the Newtown frequency in which a Newtown Officer was asking for multiple ambulances as there were ‘bodies everywhere.’”

CB: As we know, those ambulances never actually made it to the school. Instead, they massed up at the firehouse on Riverside Drive, about a tenth of a mile away. So if there were “bodies everywhere,” where were the bodies? At the firehouse?

Firefighters. “The Redding Ridge Fire Department ambulance was also summonsed [sic] and met us at the town line as well.”

CB: Interesting. Fuchs seems to have rallied the Redding fire department to march on Sandy Hook. Remember: Abe Dabela was said to have feuded with some firefighters a few weeks before his death. Were they Redding firefighters? Was Dabela asking them about Sandy Hook?

Four Teachers. “On our way through Sandy Hook Center we encountered four Sandy Hook teachers who had fled the school … all requested that I transport them back to where the students were. I transported all four teachers to the Sandy Hook Firehouse on my way to the school.”

CB: This seems odd. If teachers had “fled” the school, why did they want to return? Had they simply fled and abandoned their students and, perhaps, felt guilty later? Do other police reports make note of four teachers who fled the scene, then returned later, courtesy of Mr. Fuchs? (A question we’ll address further down.)

Later in the report, Fuchs writes that “All staff from Sandy Hook School was gathered and each member was interviewed by the State Police in the firehouse.” How were they gathered? Did they all receive text messages on their iPhones?

According to Fuchs, there were stragglers running around in the Village, whom he transported. It’s quite logical to assume that other staff members also fled the scene and ran home. How is it possible that “all staff” were interviewed “in the firehouse,” unless they had all been informed previously to gather there?

White male suspect. “Upon arrival at the school I met with Chief Kehoe … There was a white, male who had been detained by the Newtown Police Officers and there was great uncertainty as to what, if any, involvement he had in the incident … this individual who was eventually turned over to the Connecticut State Police.”

CB: … And disappeared into the Sandy Hook swamp of permanent obfuscation. Was this the “gingerbread man” – Chris Manfredonia – the alleged father who allegedly went to the SH school to make gingerbread houses? Or was this the shadow man that police and their dogs chased in the woods behind the school at 12:23 p.m. according to this LIVE coverage WTNH report.

Reluctant to leave the scene. Fuchs describes how parents and concerned others were united with students in some detail. According to his testimony, parents and students alike began appearing at the firehouse. Toward the end of his description, this statement appears: “Once parents were reunited with their students, they were strongly encouraged to leave the firehouse to alleviate some of the chaos.”

CB: Apparently, according to aerial footage from the police helicopter, the majority decided not to follow orders; instead, they paced around the parking lot and circled in and out of the building.

Identifying the dead. Fuchs tells us that two students of the 26 dead – transported to Danbury Hospital – weren’t identified, despite a police investigator sending photographs of them by email. It seems odd, given the presence of “all staff” — wouldn’t one of them been able to identify these children? Remember the questions that Wolfgang Halbig posed about these children (see Part 1 of this series). They reveal that the children were left untreated for at least an hour at the school because medics weren’t allowed in. Wouldn’t someone have been able to identify them during that hour of ostensible agony while they lay dying?

Fuchs also describes how he assisted State Police with victim identification through the creation of files and “spreadsheets” that would “negate the need for one on one family identification(s).” In other words, thanks to Fuchs et al., family members would never have to look at their dead loved ones again in order to make the final identifications. Thoughtful of him.

CB: Missing from Fuchs’s description is where all of this activity took place. Never once does he mention going into the school to do this macabre work. From his description, it seems these actions were all electronic, happening on a computer somewhere. If he actually entered the scene of the crime, that information has been purposely omitted. There are no redactions, just what would appear to be missing information.

It’s also interesting that Fuchs et al. created “spreadsheets” of the victims. That same ugly word appears in the FEMA Exercise Plan Mass Casualty Drill scheduled for 12/14/12 that is duplicated in Nobody Died at Sandy Hook on pp. 219-238. On page 234 in Chapter 23 (Player Guidelines), the following appears:

“The drill evaluator is responsible for:

  1. Recording the drill information, including date and location of drill, number of players, etc. (see Excel-based data collection spreadsheet).
  2. Gathering the data collection spreadsheets from each player.

Other testimony. Thanks to Diane Jakopovik, another Sandy Hook researcher, we were able to check Fuchs’s report against other police records archived in the CT State Police Sandy Hook Shooting website.

These include the following:

(1) Report #00179629 (Newtown Police Radio Transmissions on 12-14-12.)

(2) Report #00040428 (Testimony of Sergeant Signore of the Redding Police Department)

(3) Report #00040345 (Testimony of Officer Heibeck of the Redding Police Department)

(4) Report #00251430 (Testimony of CT State Trooper Slaiby)

(5) Section 13 – Supplemental Reports (page 384 by Officer Jeffrey Silver)

Notable items from each of the above that confirm or contradict Fuchs’s report are listed below.

The Newtown Police Dept. transcript (1): At 10:14:02, the transcript refers to “two officers and an ambulance” from Redding as being “en route.” At 10:15:16 they refer to unidentified people “at Subway over there on Church Hill” who asked for “police presence.” At 10:16:05, it’s confirmed that the Redding officers were sent to address the situation at Subway.

The reports from Redding Police Sergeant Signore (2) and Officer Heibeck (3): Signore says they arrived at the Sandy Hook Fire Dept. at 9:45, whereas Heibeck says they arrived there at 10:00. Both accounts do not jibe with the police transcripts, which have the officers still “en route” at 10:14. Like Fuchs, both Signore and Heibeck mention the “white male” who was detained by state troopers. But neither of them mentions the “four teachers” in Fuchs’s report, nor do they mention people at Subway requesting police presence. Curiously, both of these reports list the same dates on their cover pages as the Fuchs report: February 20, 2013 and 3/18/13.

The report from CT State Trooper Ryan Slaiby (4): This intriguing report provides a secondhand account of a female teacher who allegedly fled the school. Trooper Slaiby says that “at approximately 12:05,” presumably on the day of the shooting, he received “a sworn written statement regarding the school shooting” from the teacher. Too bad the verbatim account by the teacher attached to his report is completely redacted. Slaiby plods along, however, and we get the picture: The female teacher and several others climbed out of a window and fled first to the Villa Restaurant, then eventually ended up in the Subway Restaurant at Glen Road and Church Hill. According to Slaiby, the teacher also stated that “a police detective from Redding drove them to the firehouse from Subway to account for their students.”

CB: Ah. Now it makes sense. The teachers ran hell-for-leather from one restaurant to another before remembering their charges, then begged for a ride back to the school.

Oddly or not, the date on the cover of Trooper Slaiby’s report is a mere day after that for Chief Fuchs’s report: 3/19/2013.

The Section 13 Supplemental Reports (5). Oddest of all the reports, perhaps, is this monster, containing literally hundreds of solidly redacted pages. But on the very last page – #384 – we find our quarry: one more salute to Chief Fuchs. The narrative, given by Newtown Police Officer Jeffrey Silver, is about the sorry state of affairs at 36 Yogananda on 12/23/2012, which we are told had not been “properly secured or cleaned since the initial incident.” Preposterous, you say? Well, you can thank our hero, Chief Fuchs, for his prompt intervention. Fuchs is credited with contacting a representative from Home Depot and arranging to have the haunted property boarded up and secured on 12/24/12, just in time for Christmas.

Conclusion. Douglas Fuchs’s report was finally part of the Newtown police record by March 18, 2013. Abe Dabela was murdered on April 5, 2014. In between those two dates, Dabela had plenty of time to review Fuchs’s report and to ask questions similar to those posed above. We can speculate as to whether his questions led to his death. But one thing is for certain: Dabela had questions about Sandy Hook. And those questions were never answered.

~C.

*Redding Ridge is a portion of Redding of historic interest. See http://historyofredding.net/HRreddingridge.htm

H/T: Diane Jakopovic, Alison Maynard, Tony Mead, Anne Berg and Wolfgang Halbig

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“The trouble in this case is that everybody has been much too credulous and believing. You simply cannot afford to believe everything that people tell you. When there’s anything fishy about, I never believe anyone at all. You see, I know human nature so well.” – Jane Marple in The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

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The NZ mosque-shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook, again

Tony Mead, whom Facebook had already banned at least once and whose Sandy Hook page on Facebook was taken down, is now banned again. See “The Parkland school shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook

Facebook also took down Fellowship of the Minds‘ and Dr. Eowyn’s pages last August, when WordPress burned down FOTM. See:

Yesterday, Mead posted a “note” on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/notes/tony-mead/christchurch-nz/10157743306551988?sfns=mo) of his analysis of the New Zealand Christchuch mosque shooter’s video that NZ government has banned.

I read his excellent note last night, but this morning it’s gone.

Poof!

In its place is this misleading message:

The link “may have expired” because Facebook has once again banned Tony Mead, which he confirmed to me in an email.

In the interest of our First Amendment right to freedom of speech and of the press, here is the note that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook:

At 6:00 in he gets out of the car with a rifle in hand. Then he opens the trunk and pulls out another rifle as the one he had in his hand just disappears !

6:27 well dressed couple has no reaction to a man carrying a rifle?

6:39 as he approaches the front of the Mosque, the music has magically followed him from the car!

6:45. The “shooter” has been shooting straight ahead, but the “victim” is laying on the ground to his left. He has his face covered. There is no blood!

6:47 the “victim” is crawling away? Why ?

7:01 the “victims” are already piled up in the corner.

7:04 the guy comes running around the corner TOWARDS the shooter! Who would do that?

7:25 the shooter has fired 20 rounds towards a pile of dead bodies. Not a single bullet hits the wall?

In fact, not a single bullet hits the wall in the entire shooting!

7:52 gives us a clear view of the “carnage” and for some reason there is absolutely NO BLOOD on anyone!!

8:55 as he exits the building the music is playing. Why ? Where is it coming from?

8:58 – 9:06 he shoots at absolutely nothing as the Ejected cartridges disappear into thin air! CGI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR2I8PeASfg

10:02 again shooting at nothing. Isn’t he worried that the cops could show up by now?

10:33 returns to the scene for some unknown reason. Anyone would be heading for the hills by now as cops are surely on the way there by now. His absence has allowed for some better staging of the scene as fake blood has been added! There is blood coming only from the victim on the right. The victim on the left has no blood and his whites shoes are even spotless! There was only one “victim” when he left, but now there are two!

10:51 still no blood from the dozen or so victims laying on the floor

10:55 offers a better view of the “dead victims” who have no blood on them and somehow manage to all lay face down! Also note that there is absolutely zero damage to the walls!!

11:06 the shooter decides to double kill some of the dead people just for good measure! We see their bodies jerk with the impact of the “bullets” and yet their clothes remain intact and there is no flesh exposed. At least they tried to jazz it up a little with just a tiny bit of fake blood!

BTW, 11:02-11:06 he shoots directly at the walls and there is not any sign of impact!

11:20 the music resumes! I guess we needed a soundtrack for this shooting!

11:25 one guy in white pants covered in fake blood as everyone else remains unscathed (and face-down)

12:06 is when he shoots the woman. We see her “hair” being struck, but it’s actually a hoodie. It’s just airsoft bullets hitting the hoodie. That’s why there is no blood splatter!

12:50 he shoots at his windshield twice! The windshield doesn’t break

13:22 he places the barrel of the gun against the side window and it break. The glass falls inward.

In summation, I would recommend that everyone watch this with a critical mind. There is nothing scary about it once you realize that it is just stage acting combined with some very poor special effects and an airsoft rifle. Nobody got hurt in Christchurch thank God!

Here is a link to the video which is still up on our 153new.net channel. I also have it downloaded just in case!

https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=WO4NOH7OD8Y2

See also:

~Eowyn

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A real conspiracy: Wealthy Americans conspire with coaches, university & college entrance test administrators to rig admissions into elite universities

A friend, R., admonished and ordered me not to send him any posts on Sandy Hook after I sent him my January 8, 2019 post, “More evidence that Sandy Hook Elementary School had moved to Monroe, CT before the shooting massacre,” with documentary evidence from Wolfgang Halbig showing Sandy Hook Elementary School had moved to Chalk Hill Middle School in nearby Monroe, Connecticut, months before the December 14, 2012 mass shooting.

Instead of disputing my post with evidence or reasoning, R. called me an agent of Satan for trafficking in conspiracy theories, which he dismisses because he doesn’t believe in conspiracies and because so many conspiracy theories implicate Jews.

An aside: R., who was adopted as an infant by a childless German immigrant couple, recently learnt from a DNA-testing company that he is part Jewish, never mind the fact that we have good evidence that the results of these commercial DNA ancestry tests are unreliable. (See “DNA ancestry companies fake African ancestry for white people” and “Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test“.) R. actually said in an email before we ceased all communication, that he believes it’s his Jewish ancestry that accounts for why he’s so smart and got a Ph.D., whereas his (adopted) parents never went to college. Curiously, his dumb but hardworking and frugal parents managed to accumulate considerable financial assets from owning and operating a small business.

This post is about a very real conspiracy — by very wealthy Americans conspiring to rig college admissions so that their children get into élite universities, not on their own merits, but via bribes, fake college entrance test scores and fake athleticism. The bribe payments, in tens of thousands and millions of dollars per parent, were funneled into a fake non-profit so that the parents could claim them as charitable donations on their tax returns. All of which means this college admissions scam is also a scam perpetrated on U.S. tax payers.

To top it off, the ring leader of this very real conspiracy, William Singer, is Jewish.

Singer had already pleaded guilty and is helping the FBI gather incriminating evidence against his co-conspirators.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 50 wealthy Americans — including Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged in the largest college cheating “conspiracy” ever prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Below is the DOJ press release:

Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states this morning and charged in federal court in Boston. Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated, as well as parents and exam administrators.

William “Rick” Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., was charged with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Singer owned and operated the Edge College & Career Network LLC (“The Key”) – a for-profit college counseling and preparation business – and served as the CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) – a non-profit corporation that he established as a purported charity.

Between approximately 2011 and February 2019, Singer allegedly conspired with dozens of parents, athletic coaches, a university athletics administrator, and others, to use bribery and other forms of fraud to secure the admission of students to colleges and universities including Yale University, Georgetown University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and Wake Forest University, among others. Also charged for their involvement in the scheme are 33 parents and 13 coaches and associates of Singer’s businesses, including two SAT and ACT test administrators.

Also charged is John Vandemoer, the head sailing coach at Stanford University, Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, the former head soccer coach at Yale University, and Mark Riddell, a counselor at a private school in Bradenton, Fla.

The DOJ press release then describes three groups of conspiracies:

(1) College Entrance Exam Cheating Conspiracy:

  • Singer instructed his clients to ask for extended time for their children on the SAT and ACT college entrance exams, by claiming the children have learning disabilities in order to obtain the required medical documentation.
  • Once the extended time was granted, the parents asked that the location of the exams be changed to one of two test centers: a public high school in Houston, Texas, or a private college preparatory school in West Hollywood, Calif.
  • At those test centers, Singer had established relationships with test administrators Niki Williams and Igor Dvorskiy, respectively, who accepted bribes of as much as $10,000 per test to facilitate the cheating scheme by having a third individual, typically Mark Riddell, to take the exams in place of the students, to give the students the correct answers during the exams, or to correct the students’ answers after they completed the exams.
  • Singer typically paid Ridell $10,000 for each student’s test.
  • The parents paid Singer between $15,000 and $75,000 per test, with the payments structured as purported donations to Singer’s tax-exempt Key Worldwide Foundation charity.

(2) College Recruitment Conspiracy:

  • Parents paid Singer, under the guise of charitable donations to his KWF non-profit, approximately $25 million to bribe coaches and university administrators to designate their children as purported athletic recruits, thereby facilitating the children’s’ admission to those universities.
  •  Singer directed employees of The Key and the KWF non-profit to create falsified athletic “profiles” for these children — with fake honors, fake elite teams that they purportedly played on, and staged photos of the children engaged in athletic activity, such as using a rowing machine or purportedly playing water polo.
  • The fake athletic profiles were then submitted to the universities in support of the students’ applications.

(3) Tax Fraud Conspiracy:

  • Beginning around 2013, Singer had parents disguise bribe payments as charitable contributions to his tax-exempt non-profit Key Worldwide Foundaton (KWF), thereby enabling the clients to deduct the bribes from their federal income taxes.
  • KWF employee Steven Masera or another employee then mailed letters from the KWF to the parentss expressing thanks for their purported charitable contributions. The letter stated: “Your generosity will allow us to move forward with our plans to provide educational and self-enrichment programs to disadvantaged youth,” and falsely indicated that “no good or services were exchanged” for the donations. The parents then filed personal tax returns that falsely reported the payment to the KWF as charitable donations.

Below are the 50 individuals charged in the college admissions conspiracy:

  1. William Rick Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., owner of the Edge College & Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of justice.  He is scheduled to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.;
  2. Mark Riddell, 36, of Palmetto, Fla., was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering;
  3. Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, 51, of Madison, Conn., the former head women’s soccer coach at Yale University, was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud as well as honest services wire fraud;
  4. John Vandemoer, 41, of Stanford, Calif., the former sailing coach at Stanford University, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy and is expected to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.;
  5. David Sidoo, 59, of Vancouver, Canada, was charged in an indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Sidoo was arrested on Friday, March 8th in San Jose, Calif., and appeared in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on March 11, 2019. A date for his initial appearance in federal court in Boston has not yet been scheduled.

The following defendants were charged in an indictment with racketeering conspiracy:

  1. Igor Dvorskiy, 52, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., director of a private elementary and high school in Los Angeles and a test administrator for the College Board and ACT;
  2. Gordon Ernst, 52, of Chevy Chase, Md., former head coach of men and women’s tennis at Georgetown University;
  3. William Ferguson, 48, of Winston-Salem, N.C., former women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest University;
  4. Martin Fox, 62, of Houston, Texas, president of a private tennis academy in Houston;
  5. Donna Heinel, 57, of Long Beach, Calif., the senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California;
  6. Laura Janke, 36, of North Hollywood, Calif., former assistant coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California;
  7. Ali Khoroshahin, 49, of Fountain Valley, Calif., former head coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California;
  8. Steven Masera, 69, of Folsom, Calif., accountant and financial officer for the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
  9. Jorge Salcedo, 46, of Los Angeles, Calif., former head coach of men’s soccer at the University of California at Los Angeles;
  10. Mikaela Sanford, 32, of Folsom, Calif., employee of the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
  11. Jovan Vavic, 57, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., former water polo coach at the University of Southern California; and
  12. Niki Williams, 44, of Houston, Texas, assistant teacher at a Houston high school and test administrator for the College Board and ACT.

The following defendant was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud:

  1. Michael Center, 54, of Austin Texas, head coach of men’s tennis at the University of Texas at Austin.

The following defendants are some of the parents involved in the conspiracy, who were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud:

  1. Gregory Abbott, 68, of New York, N.Y., the founder and chairman of a food and beverage packaging company;
  2. Marcia Abbott, 59, of New York, N.Y.;
  3. Gamal Abdelaziz, 62, of Las Vegas, Nev., the former senior executive of a resort and casino operator in Macau, China;
  4. Diane Blake, 55, of San Francisco, Calif., an executive at a retail merchandising firm;
  5. Todd Blake, 53, of San Francisco, Calif., an entrepreneur and investor;
  6. Jane Buckingham, 50, of Beverly Hills, Calif., the CEO of a boutique marketing company;
  7. Gordon Caplan, 52, of Greenwich, Conn., co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York City;
  8. I-Hin “Joey” Chen, 64, of Newport Beach, Calif., operates a provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry;
  9. Amy Colburn, 59, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
  10. Gregory Colburn, 61, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
  11. Robert Flaxman, 62, of Laguna Beach, Calif., founder and CEO of real estate development firm;
  12. Mossimo Giannulli, 55, of Los Angeles, Calif., fashion designer;
  13. Elizabeth Henriquez, 56, of Atherton, Calif.;
  14. Manuel Henriquez, 55, of Atherton, Calif., founder, chairman and CEO of a publicly traded specialty finance company;
  15. Douglas Hodge, 61, of Laguna Beach, Calif., former CEO of investment management company;
  16. Felicity Huffman, 56, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress on TV’s Desperate Housewives, and her spouse, actor William H. Macy, made a phony charitable contribution of $15,000 to have someone take the college entrance exam for her eldest daughter;
  17. Agustin Huneeus Jr., 53, of San Francisco, Calif., owner of wine vineyards;
  18. Bruce Isackson, 61, of Hillsborough, Calif., president of a real estate development firm;
  19. Davina Isackson, 55, of Hillsborough, Calif.;
  20. Michelle Janavs, 48, of Newport Coast, Calif., former executive of a large food manufacturer;
  21. Elisabeth Kimmel, 54, of Las Vegas, Nev., owner and president of a media company;
  22. Marjorie Klapper, 50, of Menlo Park, Calif., co-owner of jewelry business;
  23. Lori Loughlin, 54, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress on the Netflix’s comedy Fuller House, and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli of the Mossimo clothing line, paid $500,000 in bribe to have their two daughters recruited to the USC crew team, even though they had not previously participated in crew sports. On March 14, the Hallmark Channel severed ties with Loughlin; on March 16, Netflix decided to drop Loughlin from Fuller House;
  24. Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, Calif., former senior executive at a title insurance company;
  25. William McGlashan Jr., 55, of Mill Valley, Calif., senior executive at a global equity firm;
  26. Marci Palatella, 63, of Healdsburg, Calif., CEO of a liquor distribution company;
  27. Peter Jan Sartorio, 53, of Menlo Park, Calif., packaged food entrepreneur;
  28. Stephen Semprevivo, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., executive at privately held provider of outsourced sales teams;
  29. Devin Sloane, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., founder and CEO of provider of drinking and wastewater systems;
  30. John Wilson, 59, of Hyannis Port, Mass., founder and CEO of private equity and real estate development firm;
  31. Homayoun Zadeh, 57, of Calabasas, Calif., an associate professor of dentistry; and
  32. Robert Zangrillo, 52, of Miami, Fla., founder and CEO of private investment firm.

If found guilty, here are the sentences for the above 50 defendants, based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors:

  • The charge of racketeering conspiracy provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater and restitution.
  • The charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of not more than $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the money laundering.
  • The charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.
  • The charge of obstruction of justice provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.
  • The charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, and of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud, provide for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of 250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater.

Separated at birth: Parkland’s David Hogg (l) and Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza (r)

Star Political reports that the admission into Harvard University of David Hogg, a prominent anti-gun activist who became famous as a “survivor” of the Parkland school shooting on February 14, 2018, is now being questioned because:

  • The average SAT score of Harvard’s own admission statistics is 250 points higher than Hogg’s 1270 SAT score. According to ThoughtCo, although a combined SAT score of roughly 1400 will make you competitive at nearly any U.S. college or university, Harvard Univerisity is more demanding, being an exceptionally selective school with an acceptance rate of just 5% in 2017, the lowest rate among all U.S. universities. A 1400 SAT score is on the lower end of Harvard’s accepted student range.
  • Hogg was rejected by several lower-level universities compared to Harvard, including four University of California campuses where he had submitted applications — UCLA, UCSD, UCSB and UC Irvine.

Hogg being a “survivor” of the Parkland school shooting should also be questioned because, according to his own words, he was at home and got on his bike when he heard about the shooting. See “Parkland anomalies: David Hogg was at home during school shooting; interviewed girl before shooting”.

~Eowyn

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