Cold Case Re-ignition: The BE-LO Triple Murders

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BERTIE COUNTY – Windsor N.C. Sunday, June 6, 1993. The citizens of the quaint quiet town of Windsor, North Carolina were winding down a lazy Spring  Sunday afternoon that was quietly slipping into a sleepy Sunday evening.

A Sunday evening that would leave the citizens of this town of 4000, shocked, scared, and in a state of disbelief. ASunday evening that would flow blood and claim lives.

After a Sunday of nothing unusual happening most folks were at home relaxing after attending church and consuming one of those legendary southern Sunday dinners.

There was the occasional vehicles  going through the one stoplight town and a few people out and about on foot.

Just another Sunday evening in this small quiet southern  town was about  to take a bloody and deadly turn.
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The Secrets of Billions — Life Learning

Wall Street is crooked.

This is not really a surprise to anyone. I lived on the street. And I worked on the street.

Wall Street starts at broadway and continues down to Water Street. Along the way, it gets crooked.Right around Broad Street it starts to curve. If you are standing at one end of Wall Street and try to look at the other end, you won’t see it.

It’s crooked. It jags.

It turns a little.

People walk back and forth daydreaming about getting rich. Others are crying because they couldn’t make it. And if you can’t make it there, as the song sort of goes, you can’t make it anywhere.Which is really true.

Because “there” is where the money is. And people get desperate around money. So desperate they will do anything to get it.

At one point I invested in a dozen hedge funds. Eleven of them ended up being caught doing illegal activity. I think a few people are in jail.

Every night I was scared because I started to see what was going on until eventually I shut the whole thing down.

Sounds good doesn’t it? Get ya popcorn and go here—>The Secrets of Billions — Life Learning — Medium

It is good!

Inside the Pappy Van Winkle Forgery Scheme That’s Infiltrating Bourbon’s Black Market

THE SHOTGUN WAS BROUGHT OUT and the empty bottle of Van Winkle Special Reserve 12-Year-Old bourbon was placed on a fencepost some fifty feet away from the fire pit. It was a hot summer night at a cabin in rural Georgia, and Blake Riber and his buddies had just polished off the bottle of coveted booze.

Someone had the smart idea to not pull the trigger—their wives and children were sleeping inside just a few yards away, after all.

Instead, Riber walked to the fence, grabbed the bottle, and slam-dunked it into a nearby trashcan, making sure it shattered into countless shards.

He may have been a little buzzed, but he had a sober rationale.

“There’s a crazy problem right now,” Riber, a senior accountant in Jacksonville and the author of Bourbonr blog, told me over the phone.

“And you just know it’s going on when you’re seeing empty Pappy bottles selling for 100, 200 bucks online.”

Settle in for a long read but a damn good read. Go here to get it.–> Inside the Pappy Van Winkle Forgery Scheme That’s Infiltrating Bourbon’s Black Market

Drug Dogs at Manchester Airport are Finding Everything Except Heroin And Cocaine


The Manchester airport in England airport spent about a million and a half dollars on what are supposed to be drug sniffing dogs and their kennels. However, a review by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration found that the dogs were failing to detect top priority class-A drugs like heroin and cocaine, as they were trained to do. Continue reading “Drug Dogs at Manchester Airport are Finding Everything Except Heroin And Cocaine”

Criminalizing Baggy Pants Is Only Going To Destroy More Kid’s Futures


Two high school seniors in Tennessee are going to spend 48 hours in jail, just for violating the school dress code.

Bolivar Central High School has a rule against sagging pants, with a dress code that states “low slung, baggy seat, baggy-legged or bell bottom pants are not permitted.” The seniors in question had apparently been warned about their dress multiple times until, finally, they were charged with indecent exposure for an incident in November. [SOURCE: The Grio] Continue reading “Criminalizing Baggy Pants Is Only Going To Destroy More Kid’s Futures”