Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kelowna women charged with stealing $180K from hospice

Susan Steen is accused of stealing more than $109,000 from the Central Okanagan Hospice Association between July 2012 and April 2016 using the hospice’s credit card. Officer manager Melanie Gray is accused of stealing $69,000.

Steen admits she made mistakes and that she was dealing with a gambling problem. “A profound gambling problem, actually,” she said. She says it was her way of dealing with stress.
Susan Steen, Melanie Gray
Steen is facing additional charges in Nanaimo, where she’s alleged to have stolen roughly $6,000 from the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society, where she was hired as executive director for six months after leaving Kelowna.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Conflict at Miss Bum Bum contest - Butt implant allegations

A bitter Miss Bumbum contestant is being fined $30,000 after getting into a catfight on stage and stealing the winner’s sash.

This year’s racy Brazilian pageant — which celebrates curvy bums — ended in shambles after runner-up Aline Uva ripped the sash off winner Ellen Santana, screaming that she had won using illegal butt implants. Organizers claim that Uva — who calls herself Miss Bumbum on social media — has refused to give the sash back

Monday, December 10, 2018

2 nuns steal $500k for Vegas

An internal investigation found that over years, Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang used funds set aside for St. James Catholic School as an ATM for their Vegas jaunts. Bank records show they had been embezzling funds for at least a decade. The Archdiocese does not intend to pursue criminal proceedings against the sisters.

The pair would often go traveling and gambling, claiming they had been given the money by a rich relative.
The revelations came as a shock to parents and church members, who thought St. James was struggling to stay afloat fiscally.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Trump Melting Down

Some are supposing the Trump presidency is closer to the end than the beginning and he won't last to the end of his term. His many meaningless early morning tweets are becoming even more bizarre. Physically he appears terrible and his weight gain is obvious.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Justice Department virtually accuses Trump of Crime

The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign. This is the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime.
In a court filing, prosecutors said former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen arranged the secret payments at the height of the 2016 campaign "in coordination with and at the direction of" Trump. Cohen has previously said Trump was involved in the hush-money scheme, but now it's clear prosecutors believe Cohen's claim. The filing stopped just short of accusing the president of committing a crime. Although Trump hasn’t been charged with any crime, the question of whether a president can even be prosecuted while in office is a matter of legal dispute.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Trump chief of staff to resign

John Kelly is expected to resign as White House chief of staff in the coming days, two sources familiar with the situation unfolding in the West Wing tell CNN. The two have stopped speaking in recent days. Kelly was on the verge of being fired or resigning numerous times. Trump often vacillates between criticizing and praising Kelly, sometimes within minutes of each other.

....Will Robert Mueller’s big time conflicts of interest be listed at the top of his Republicans only Report. Will Andrew Weissman’s horrible and vicious prosecutorial past be listed in the Report. He wrongly destroyed people’s lives, took down great companies, only to be........
Yet again Trump issued a series of bizarre early morning tweets that make little sense. He seems entirely consumed by the Meuller probe.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Happy Ending for 'Jack and Diane'

Gordon says they cuddle and sleep together, but cried and became frantic when they were separated.A North Carolina animal rescue group says a donkey and an emu who've bonded with each other can stay together, thanks to actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays the villainous Negan on the TV zombie thriller "The Walking Dead." Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Founder Jennifer Gordon says Morgan is adopting them Tuesday. Jack and Diane were rescued from Kershaw, South Carolina, when their owner vanished.

Monday, December 3, 2018

‘The Simpsons’ victorious In $250m lawsuit By ‘Goodfellas’ Actor Frank Sivero

Frank Sivero, famous for his mobster roles in The Godfather, Part II and Goodfellas, claimed that The Simpsons character, Louie, henchman to mob boss Fat Tony, was based on him, and misappropriated his name and likeness. Fox countered with the special motion to strike, which allows a court to toss meritless suits early in the process to save time and money.
Fox based its defense on an anti-SLAPP special motion to strike — a California law designed to dispose of “meritless lawsuits brought to chill the valid exercise of the constitutional right of petition or free speech”.

To prevail on a special motion to strike, Fox first had to prove that the lawsuit was brought because of Fox’s exercise of its free speech rights. Since The Simpsons lay at the heart of Sivero’s complaint, this hurdle was easily met. Next, Sivero would have to prove that he would likely win at trial. He did not, and the Court dismissed the lawsuit entirely.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

U.K. male model/drug dealer taunts cops from Bali

Terrence Murrell, 30, a male model on the run for dealing steroids has taunted police by posting pictures of his lifestyle in Bali. He fled Britain before he was due to be sentenced for dealing steroids imported from China. Murrell posed for pictures in a luxurious swimming pool, working out in a gym and using his laptop in a four-poster bed.
Many of the snaps were captioned: 'Boss life.'

Monday, November 26, 2018

Trump defends tear gassing children at border

Photos of migrant children fleeing barefoot from tear gas prompted an online outcry as Trump defended the practice. He told reporters “some very tough people” were trying to break in to the U.S.

Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Flair Airline calls Cops on passengers following 12-hour flight delay

Flair Airlines has apologized for a situation at Vancouver International Airport that saw a pilot call the police to deal with frustrated passengers, some of whom had been waiting 14 hours before their flight was canceled. RCMP officers arrived at the gate and explained re-booking and accommodation options to passengers. There was never any suggestion of a threat or crime.
The Flair flight, scheduled to depart at noon on Tuesday, was delayed repeatedly due to maintenance issues before being canceled at about midnight. "Of course people are upset, but I would never use the word aggressive or say that they were a danger or anything," a witness said in an interview.

"One lady missed her brother's funeral. Another had missed a court appearance. They were just really distraught."

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

US Supreme Court Chief Justice spanks Trump for dopey comments - Update

  1. ....and Safety at the Border, or anywhere else. They know nothing about it and are making our Country unsafe. Our great Law Enforcement professionals MUST BE ALLOWED TO DO THEIR JOB! If not there will be only bedlam, chaos, injury and death. We want the Constitution as written!
  2. Justice Roberts can say what he wants, but the 9th Circuit is a complete & total disaster. It is out of control, has a horrible reputation, is overturned more than any Circuit in the Country, 79%, & is used to get an almost guaranteed result. Judges must not Legislate Security...
"We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges," Roberts said in a statement. "What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for." 
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken the extraordinary step of rebuking President Donald Trump. Trump on Tuesday called a jurist who ruled against his asylum policy an "Obama judge".
It is extremely rare if not completely unheard of for the nation's top court, let alone its head, to clash with the executive branch of the US government. Chief Justice Roberts - who was appointed to lead the court in 2005 by President George W Bush - was responding to Trump's remark a day earlier. Trump had spoken out following US District Judge Jon Tigar's ruling against a presidential executive order denying illegal migrants the right to seek asylum.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Mohammed bin Salman - "maybe he did, maybe he didn't" - Trump

Trump released a statement saying that his administration would stand by Saudi Arabia's rulers and will take no actions against them over the murder conspiracy of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The extraordinary statement begins with the words “The world is a very dangerous place!”

Trump quotes Saudi officials as describing Khashoggi as an “enemy of the state”.
The 649-word statement contradicts the CIA, which has reportedly concluded that the Saudi prince ordered the killing. Mohammed bin Salman is on the list of attendees at the G20 summit at the end of the month in Buenos Aires.