Archive | March, 2018

Punishment By Revenge Porn

March 29, 2018

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Punishment By Revenge Porn

Since about a half century after the fall of Rome, since the year 529 when the Byzantine Emperor Justinian issued a series of decrees collectively known as Corpus Iuris Civilis (roughly translated as the Big Book of Civil Laws) human beings in the civilized world have been considered to be innocent until they are proven […]

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On Checking Reality

March 29, 2018

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On Checking Reality

In 1949 the gossip columnist Walter Winchell asked the sportswriter Red Smith if he found it hard to write a story every day. “Why no,” Smith replied, according to Winchell. “You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed.” To the numerous readers who responded to the story “Reality Check” published last […]

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Merla, Gomez Sing And So On

March 28, 2018

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Merla, Gomez Sing And So On

If you know anything about the Global War On Motorcycle Clubs, at least enough to understand how such a perversion of our national defense against Jihadi terrorism came to be, you have always suspected the Bandidos case now on trial in San Antonio might, maybe be inseparable from the Twin Peaks Mass Murder. At the […]

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Reality Check

March 26, 2018

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Reality Check

For the second time in about 16 months I have to ask readers whether The Aging Rebel matters or whether it is time for it to disappear. Over the last 115 months The Aging Rebel has published about 2,000 posts and about 85,000 comments from a broad cross section of readers including drifters, mechanics, policemen, […]

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Pike And Portillo And Stories And Truth

March 24, 2018

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Pike And Portillo And Stories And Truth

For the last three weeks the racketeering trial of former Bandidos Motorcycle Club national officers Jeffrey Pike and John Portillo has been dominated by the dramatic testimony of three alleged eyewitnesses to four old murders. The witnesses were two ex-Bandidos, Johnny Romo and his brother Robert Romo and a former meth addict and prostitute named […]

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Ride Like A Girl

March 23, 2018

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Ride Like A Girl

If you don’t know, maybe you should. Her name is Valerie Thompson. She crashed her motorcycle Monday at the World Speed Trials at Lake Gairdner in South Australia. She was going 343 miles per hour at the time. The tail of her vehicle, called BUB Seven Streamliner, became airborne at the four-mile mark of the […]

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Waco Day 1326

March 22, 2018

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Waco Day 1326

It doesn’t seem likely that there will be another trial in the Waco Twin Peaks Mass Murder case until at least January 2, 2019. That will be 1,326 days after lame duck District Attorney Abel Reyna “helped” police with their investigation, as Waco Police Public Information Officer Patrick Swanton put it at the time, and […]

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The Being George Show Update

March 20, 2018

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The Being George Show Update

Former Hells Angel George Christie’s ambition to get paid for the way he remembers things may be running out of steam. Christie apparently still hopes to go on tour with a one-man-show. In a press release earlier this month he said: “This show has taken me deeper into realizing why I became who I am…, […]

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Kingsmen Trial Month Two

March 19, 2018

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Kingsmen Trial Month Two

The pulp fiction trial of three members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club enters its second month this week. David Pirk, who may or may not have been the club’s president, Timothy Enix, who may have been a “regional president,” and convicted murderer Andre Jenkins, who some Kingsmen have claimed was never more than a prospect, […]

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Nothing To See Here

March 16, 2018

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Nothing To See Here

The trial of former Bandidos Motorcycle Club president Jeff Pike and vice-president John Portillo has been in recess since last Friday and will probably not resume until March 20. Other than one court order authorizing a $10 per day payment to jurors, there have been no publically available documents filed in the case since March […]

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Pagans Case Jumps Shark

March 15, 2018

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Pagans Case Jumps Shark

The phrase “jumping the shark,” from an episode of the situation comedy Happy Days in which the biker character. “The Fonz,” jumps over a shark on water skis, generally describes an improbable, dramatic gimmick that is cynically intended to grab public attention. The New Jersey prosecution of various people associated with the Cape May chapter […]

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The Silence About Waco

March 13, 2018

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The Silence About Waco

There was a second dismissal of an entirely bogus case against a Twin Peaks defendant yesterday. After Assistant District Attorney Michael Jarrett (posturing above) dismissed the charge of participating in an organized criminal conspiracy against former Cossack Motorcycle Club member Cody Ledbetter he waited a few hours and then dismissed an identical case against former […]

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Ledbetter Case Dismissed

March 12, 2018

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Ledbetter Case Dismissed

The Twin Peaks Mass Murder coverup continues to crumble like Mexican concrete. This morning, McLennan County Assistant District Attorney Michael Jarrett asked Judge Matt Johnson to get him out of a pending confrontation with Houston defense attorney Paul Looney (above right). Looney’s client, Cody Ledbetter (above left with his mother) was scheduled to begin trial […]

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