In 2011 Sam Childers was the subject of a biopic starring Gerard Butler called “Machine Gun Preacher,” which was loosely based on Childers’s autobiography Another Man’s War. The book and movie recount Childers transformation from a hard-living, drug dealing outlaw biker to a born-again Christian charity worker helping children in war ravaged South Sudan.
Now, Childers is the target of a federal investigation after FBI and IRS agents raided his home, business and donation warehouse in Somerset County, PA. The “Machine Gun Preacher,” was not there during the raid as he was in Africa doing charity work at the time.
As usual, the federal government is keeping quiet about the case, but Childers himself said the feds are interrupting his work and in turn hurting hundreds of children who lack the resources to help themselves. He said he knows what the feds are looking for but said they’re not going to find it.
Computers were taken and their wires left hanging. Boxes of donations were torn apart. That’s what Childers said federal investigators left behind Wednesday night.
“They went into a container that was packed and ready to come to the orphanage and totally destroyed it,” Childers said. “I mean, destroyed it, and what’s so sad is that it was all children’s clothes.”
Childers said the feds haven’t given a reason for their visit but he said it stems from the actions of his former son-in-law, a man he said has stolen thousands of dollars from his nonprofit, Angels of East Africa, in the past. Read More…
I’m pretty libertarian-leaning when it comes to drug prohibition, I’m generally all for the decriminalization of vices, but come on Canada, what the fuck?
What are you going to do next, supply government-subsidized crack so crackheads don’t get ripped off by shady drug dealers?
Via CTV News:
Vancouver is the home to Canada’s first-ever crackpipe vending machines, which were installed in the city’s troubled Downtown Eastside in a bid to curb the spread of disease among drug users.
Portland Hotel Society’s Drug Users Resource Centre operates two of the machines. They dispense Pyrex crackpipes for just 25 cents.
“For us, this was about increasing access to safer inhalation supplies in the Downtown Eastside,” Kailin See, director of the DURC, told CTV Vancouver.
She said the pipes are very durable and less likely to chip and cut drug users’ mouths, which helps stop the spread communicable diseases including HIV and hepatitis C.
The vending machines are part of a harm-reduction strategy introduced by InSite, North America’s only medically supervised safe injection site. InSite is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside which is considered Canada’s “poorest postal code.” Read More…
I have to admit, Al Gore did an amazing job with his invention of the internet, this blog would not have been possible without him. Every person who loves wasting a whole day watching LOL Cat videos on YouTube is forever in his debt. However, I think Mr. Gore needs to go back to the drawing board with that other big invention of his, global warming.
I wasn’t expecting to be able to snowmobile across the Great Lakes from Cleveland to Canada. Shouldn’t we be living in a polar ice-cap melted waterworld by now Al Gore? Where are my palm trees in Ohio already damnit?
via M Live:
The air temperatures this past week averaged around five degrees below normal for the Great Lakes area. This amount of deviation from normal means it was a fairly cold week.
As of February 5, 2014, the entire Great Lakes system is now reportedly covered 77 percent with ice, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Last week at this time the ice cover was 66 percent. The 77 percent ice cover now still lags behind 1994, when the entire Great Lakes system had an average ice cover of 84 percent on February 5. This data is according to Jia Wang, physical oceanographer at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Center in Ann Arbor, MI. Read More…
The State’s never-ending battle to invade our privacy never ends. The latest attempt to violate the right to privacy comes from the California (where else?). Next week a City Council Committee in San Jose is going to discuss a proposal introduced last Thursday by Councilman Sam Liccardo, that would ask for homeowners to give access to their home security access to the Police for, you know, “the greater good.”
From The San Jose Mercury News:
Privacy groups say the latest proposal is part of a broader trend toward a world where authorities have more surveillance access to places that once were considered private.
“To me the really interesting and troublesome part of it is the way we are starting to privatize government surveillance — to enlist private citizens in a way that is kind of unprecedented and could be potentially really dangerous,” said Hanni Fakhoury, a staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit. “Once you give the police unfettered access 24/7, you’re relying on them to exercise their restraint.”
Retired judge LaDoris Cordell, the city’s independent police auditor, said the proposal is the next logical extension of technological advances that have helped provide cops with more video of crimes. It’s common now for onlookers to take cellphone videos of officers, and the San Jose Police Department is working on a new program to equip officers with body-worn cameras.
“You tend to behave when the cameras are on you,” Cordell said. She doesn’t see the idea so much as an “intrusion on privacy” but as a way for residents to “know what’s going on in their neighborhood.” Read More…
I’m reminded of this great Benjamin Franklin quote, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.“
Rather then taking this for what it is, an act of nature. I’m sure some conspiracy minded types are probably scouring the book of Revelations & the predictions of Nostradamus to find a way to spin this as ‘the end is near.’
Via the Daily Mail:
Two white doves released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture today were attacked by other birds.
As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter’s Square, a seagull and a large black crow swept down on the doves right after they were set free from an open window of the Apostolic Palace.
One dove lost some feathers as it broke free from the gull. But the crow pecked repeatedly at the other dove. It was not clear what happened to the doves as they flew off. Read More…
Authorities in Kingwood, TX are looking for a wizard, or would that be an enchantress? (That is what you would call a female wizard right?) The unidentified hooded woman robbed the Woodforest National Bank inside the Kingwood Walmart on Tueday, Jan 21st.
Authorities believe the woman is the same person who robbed the exact same bank on Janurary 6th.
According to KPRC in Houston:
During Tuesday’s robbery, the FBI says the robber approached the teller and said, “I’m back!”
A teller recognized the suspect from both robberies.
The FBI says nobody was hurt in either holdup. The woman wore different hooded jackets and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash during both crimes.
The suspect is described as as a white woman, 40 – 45 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 130 pounds with dirty blonde hair.
How exactly does somebody walk inside a bank that happens to be inside of a Walmart, inside the the State of Texas, rob the place & get away only to do it again a few weeks later?
Who handles security at that Walmart? Is it this guy?
Great video from the Heritage Foundation.
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