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  • World's longest-surviving castaway sued for $1 million after being accused of 'eating his colleague'

    12/15/2015 8:38:12 PM PST · by Theoria · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 15 Dec 2015 | Harriet Alexander
    Salvador Alvarenga, who survived for 438 days adrift at sea, is now being sued by his fellow fisherman's family amid accusations that he ate Ezequiel Cordoba's corpse A fisherman who stunned the world by surviving 15 months lost at sea is being sued for $1 million (£650,000) by the family of his dead colleague, who accuse him of eating their relative to ensure his own survival. Salvador Alvarenga, 36, is the only man known to have survived for over a year at sea. And when he set sail from the coast of Mexico in November 2012, he thought he was...
  • Pacific castaway arrives back in civilisation

    02/03/2014 8:18:35 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 27 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 02/03/2014 | Giff Johnson
    The surviving fisherman was found disoriporting a bushy beard and clutching a can of Coke, a castaway who says he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean arrived in the Marshall Islands capital Majuro on Monday. A male nurse had to help the man previously identified as Jose Ivan down the gangplank of a police patrol boat after a 22-hour trip from the remote coral atoll where he washed ashore last week after apparently setting sail from Mexico on December 24, 2012. About 1,000 curious onlookers crowded the dock for a glimpse of the long-haired fisherman, who...
  • Florida's own version of 'Fast and Furious' has Jacksonville roots

    10/18/2012 3:00:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 18 October, 2012 | Matt Dixon
    It was January 2010, and Hugh Crumpler III was sitting at a Brevard County gas station with a Chevrolet Suburban full of really dangerous guns. It wouldn’t last. He was there to meet interested buyer Jorge Acosta, who left with 12 Fabrique Nationale Herstal semi-automatic handguns. They are termed “matapolicias,” or cop killers, by drug cartels in South and Central American. Federal court documents say Acosta was a Texas resident who was living in the Jacksonville area. He made clear to Crumpler that the guns were not heading to the First Coast. “Jorge Acosta has advised Crumpler on several occasions...
  • Perspective: No Body Count from Watergate but Hundreds Dead from Fast and Furious

    10/09/2012 6:29:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 6 October, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Watergate is arguably the most sinister crime a Democrat can find to present to the American people when trying to silence a Republican. But it pales in comparison to the lies, illegal gun sales, weapons trafficking, and wholesale slaughter of innocents we've seen as a result of Fast and Furious. Think about it -- Watergate was a break-in, the goal of which was secure some "dirt" on Democrats to help Richard Nixon during his re-election bid in 1972. Nixon, the man vilified for it, didn't even know about it until after the break-in had already happened, and his crime was...
  • Gunwalking: Univision Talks About Operation Castaway

    10/03/2012 11:21:35 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies ^ | 10/3/12 | Mary Chastain
    Operation Fast and Furious was not the only gun walking program. Univision shed some light on another, Operation Castaway, centered around Hugh Crumpler, a 65 year old Vietnam War vet. Guns from this operation were found in Honduras, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. Mr. Crumpler sold guns at gun shows in Orlando, FL and noticed how certain people would show up at every gun show. ATF placed him under review because of multiple sales reports to certain clients. One of his clients, Ramon Lopez, had links to the criminal organization Torres Sabana in Puerto Rico. Another, Jesus Puentes, gave weapons to
  • Biden drug talk with Lobo (Pres. Honduras)

    03/07/2012 10:08:52 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    La Prensa (Honduras) ^ | March 2, 2012 | Redaccion
    Vice President (Biden) began a tour of Mexico and Honduras. Tegucigalpa, Honduras U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, takes a trip on Sunday in Mexico and Honduras to protect the region's leaders that his country is willing to do more against organized crime and drug trafficking, which have no mercy against the region. But the trip comes at a time of fiscal constraints in the U.S. and a growing frustration among the Central American leaders for the violence. Biden, who on Tuesday in Honduras will meet with Central American Presidents also seek to prepare the Summit of the Americas in mid-April...
  • What to do about Honduras

    02/11/2012 7:57:07 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies · 1+ views
    InterAmerican Security Watch ^ | February 7th, 2012 | José Cárdenas
    “Our homeland is bleeding painfully,” is how Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez put it recently at a religious event whose audience included Honduran President Porfirio Lobo. Indeed, Honduras is spiraling into an ungovernable and unstable situation due to the increased operations of international drug syndicates and their local gang proxies within its territory. Last October, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime reported that Honduras, a nation of 7.6 million, now has the highest homicide rate in the world. Honduras is a victim of what counter-narcotics experts refer to as the “balloon effect,” where heavy pressures on traffickers in Colombia...
  • Honduras: José Alfredo Landaverde silencing (murdered)

    12/11/2011 9:21:04 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    La Prensa ^ | December 8, 2011 1230 AM | none stated
    The wife survived the attack in which gunmen killed the former adviser of Security. His voice was drowned to death. Organized crime and the police will rest from the constant criticism that made them the secretariat adviser of Security, José Alfredo Landaverde, foully murdered yesterday. The professional engineering had become an auditor of the actions of the institutions in charge of national security. Yesterday he went with his wife Hilda Caldera when he was attacked by two gunmen who were driving a motorcycle. The unfortunate occurrence which caused the Honduran population repudiation occurred at about ten o'clock on the Boulevard...
  • DoJ lied about Fast and Furious in letter to Congress

    12/06/2011 7:23:36 AM PST · by Dysart · 17 replies
    Aerican Thinker ^ | 12-6-011 | Thmas Lifsn
    The Fast and Furious Scandal gets worse for AG Eric Holder and his Department of Justice. The Watergate adage that it is not the crime, it's the cover-up that matters comes to mind, with the reservation that the crime in F&F -- supplying thousands of sophisticated firearms to a drug cartel -- dwarfs a third rate burglary in gravity. Hundreds of Mexicans have been slaughtered, and two US sworn agents murdered. The fact that the Department of Justice has now acknowledged that it has lied to Congress, covering up its involvement, should make this a headline-grabber of a case, dominating...
  • Legal U.S. gun sales to Mexico arming cartels. (State Dept.)

    12/06/2011 11:47:37 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/7/2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Selling weapons to Mexico - where cartel violence is out of control - is controversial because so many guns fall into the wrong hands due to incompetence and corruption. The Mexican military recently reported nearly 9,000 police weapons "missing." Yet the U.S. has approved the sale of more guns to Mexico in recent years than ever before through a program called "direct commercial sales." It's a program that some say is worse than the highly-criticized "Fast and Furious" gunrunning scandal, where U.S. agents allowed thousands of weapons to pass from the U.S. to Mexican drug cartels. CBS News investigative correspondent...
  • Legal U.S. gun sales to Mexico arming cartels

    12/06/2011 11:22:03 AM PST · by HammerT · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 6, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    (CBS News) Selling weapons to Mexico - where cartel violence is out of control - is controversial because so many guns fall into the wrong hands due to incompetence and corruption. The Mexican military recently reported nearly 9,000 police weapons "missing." Yet the U.S. has approved the sale of more guns to Mexico in recent years than ever before through a program called "direct commercial sales." It's a program that some say is worse than the highly-criticized "Fast and Furious" gunrunning scandal, where U.S. agents allowed thousands of weapons to pass from the U.S. to Mexican drug cartels. CBS News...
  • DOJ cover-up of Fast and Furious coming apart at the seams

    12/05/2011 9:54:37 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 35 replies
    Coachis Right ^ | 12/05/2011 | Doug Book
    The Department of Justice cover up of Operation Fast and Furious, begun literally hours after the December, 2010 shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, is coming apart at the seams. In yet another Friday evening document dump, the Obama Administration provided Congress and an increasingly interested American public “…documents detailing how the [DOJ] gave inaccurate information to a US senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious.” In short, after spending months in all out deny and obfuscate mode, stonewalling congressional investigators and depending upon nearly universal media silence to make the issue go away, the AG...
  • Eric Holder Gets Furious Fast

    12/04/2011 6:28:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | December 4, 2011 | Doug Giles
    You know what makes me angry? Guys who use more than three words when ordering Starbucks coffee, lizards that steal quail eggs and speed walkers. That’s what makes me mad. You know what gets Eric Holder heated? Probing questions from young reporters. Yep, apparently young charges from conservative news sites aren’t supposed to ask Attorney General Eric Holder any itchy questions.   Hope and change. This past Tuesday the Daily Caller got duly damned by the big dog of the DOJ for asking him what he thinks about the 52 members of Congress, three presidential candidates and two sitting Governors...
  • STUNNING revelation: FBI responsible for Fast and Furious death of Brian Terry!

    12/04/2011 10:32:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/04/2011 | Doug Book
    Since the December 2010 shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and its Department of Justice masters have represented the tragedy as a chance encounter between Terry’s patrol unit and armed, illegal alien drug runners in the Arizona desert. But new information makes it clear that Attorney General Eric Holder’s DOJ has labored for the past year to hide the fact that the heavily armed gang which exchanged fire with the bean-bag equipped members of Terry’s border patrol unit that night was in the Peck Canyon, Arizona location thanks to a tip...
  • White House denies reportsObama knew of ‘Fast andFurious’in 2010

    12/04/2011 10:07:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/11 | Matthew Boyle
    A White House spokesman pointed Friday to an account published by the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in its denial of three online claims that President Barack Obama was briefed about the failed “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking program in 2010. According to recently released White House visitor logs, then-Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler was admitted to the White House four times in 2010 between May 7 and May 19. The Los Angeles Times has reported that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives program was at its peak during May 2010.
  • Fast & Furious Cover-up Grows Bigger

    12/04/2011 7:36:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | December 4, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    The Fast & Furious scandal pot may be reaching the boiling point.  Attorney General Eric Holder has maintained he knew nothing about the “gun walking” operation on the southern border that put thousands of high powered weapons into the hands of the Mexican gun cartel and led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and increased the mayhem on both sides of the border.    He would have us believe that the operation was simply a misguided adventure involving a couple of rouge officers behaving badly way out west.  Holder contends that even after Agent Terry’s murder in...
  • The 'Gun Lobby' and Dennis Burke's future (Gunwalker email: NRA "stooges"; "greedy gun shop owners")

    12/03/2011 2:38:17 PM PST · by Qbert · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/3/2011 | Josh Gerstein
    The furor over Operation Fast and Furious has already put a shadow over the political future of prominent Arizona Democrat and former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, as POLITICO reported back in August when he resigned the prosecutor's post under pressure. That shadow grew significantly darker and longer on Friday with the release of internal Justice Department documents in which Burke excoriated the "Gun Lobby" (presumably, the National Rifle Association) as well as its "stooges," among whom he counted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Here's one of Burke's e-mails on the subject, included in my story last night on the latest Fast and Furious document dump:...
  • ATF memo describes operation designed to get guns to Mexico

    12/03/2011 8:50:30 AM PST · by thouworm · 15 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | Dec 2, 2011 | David Codrea
    See the memo itself in the sidebar media player, obtained by Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars and posted exclusively on Gun Rights Examiner. [snip] [Of significance in the Styers memo Lajeunesse references but does not detail...] “The most important observation of Styers is that the ATF end of this operation was by all law enforcement standards set up to fail,” Vanderboegh said in a phone conversation with this reporter moments ago. “Indeed, it seems Styers’ opinion was that this was designed to be a necessary fail. “Styers describes an ATF operation that is deliberately incomplete, seeming to shield the...
  • Justice Withdraws Inaccurate 'Fast And Furious' Letter It Sent To Congress

    12/03/2011 8:16:57 AM PST · by Mr. K · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/2/2011 06:14 pm | Carrie Johnson
    Under fire for losing track of weapons that turned up at crime scenes along the Southwest border, the Justice Department has taken the extraordinary step of formally withdrawing an inaccurate letter about the episode that it sent to Congress earlier this year. Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole sent nearly 1,400 pages of emails and other documents to Capitol Hill late Friday afternoon that lay bare the raw and sometimes cringe-worthy process by which the letter was drafted. The materials contain clues into how misleading information about the botched gun trafficking operation made it into a Feb. 4, 2011 letter to...
  • Justice Dept. Fast and Furious emails show disagreement over response to Grassley

    12/03/2011 7:26:36 AM PST · by thouworm · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 2, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    More than 1,000 pages of frenzied email exchanges were fired back and forth among Justice Department officials, as they weighed how to respond to initial inquires about the gunwalker scandal. Today, the agency turned over those subpoenaed records to Congress in advance of a hearing next week with Attorney General Eric Holder. The emails are marked by intra-office disagreement over how vigorously to defend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF)....