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“Just beyond the darkest hour, just behind the dawn.”

I still say it is a happy song.

Duncan, Paul Simon.




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March 25th, 2019 at 8:15 am

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Pamela Hupp

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1260 Little Brave Drive

O’Fallon, MO

Home of Mark and Pamela Hupp














Now I’m confused.  170 Sumac Drive, Troy, MO130 Sumac Drive.  One of those is or was the Faria home.  Obviously, they are very similar.  [edit:  I think it is 120 Sumac Drive!]

The one above is the home of the murderess Pam Hupp.  She bought a new car and home shortly after the insurance payout.  I believe the house above is the upgraded one.

These are serious row houses.  The pictures are almost misleading in that there is just enough room to make it look like they are not right on top of each other.  In the back it is not open space or woods, there is a privacy fence.  If you subtract 3 bedrooms from 1300 square feet, there is not a lot of space left.  It is not as if it–the space–is outside either.

If it was Florida, or the mountains, or even California it might be worth it.  But this is Missouri.

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March 23rd, 2019 at 3:35 pm

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What I Know

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It is good to be back in the airplane game again because I think I have a solution.  At least I have a course of action.

I’m getting closer to a demand letter.

The legal aspects are challenging, but I know customer satisfaction and there is something very suspicious about D.I.
A.  They have a lot to hide and they are doing it.  Next up we’ll take a look at their website two years after the complaints around her started.

They were all screaming because that is their world (noise).  I’ll refresh their customer satisfaction process in terms of their noise complaint department and their VP of Sustainability.  I’ll see what kind of progress they have made in measurements, community interactions, and all the rest of the things going on that don’t really matter.  I’ll also see what they have done–these actions are only an indicator–in terms of the FAA, who they blame.

“They are designed to fly at 30,000 feet,” he said.  But I digress for now.

The whole thing is a scam reminiscent of American Greed.

Why would they blame the federal government when they are the ones facilitating and allowing it and the FAA says they are responsible?

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March 23rd, 2019 at 10:30 am

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Bonus update.

Lawrenceville, Georgia and Gwinnett County.  Mattew Leili and Nique.

I am getting better at predicting Dateline.  ‘Sometimes she would run away from home.  Once 1 hour.  2 hours.  Once 4 hours.’

“Why do you have 21 surveillance cameras?”

“I sell them.”

For her, two divorces and two daughters by about 30.  They met online, he from NY and she in Georgia.  That he sold pallets of junk on eBay is a euphemism for unemployed.  She was the breadwinner/life insurance holder.  She was annoying and violent but she had the date rape drug in her system!  Let me see…  It was after the Great Recession and they were in debt with two daughters–she had two more–approaching high school.  eBay doesn’t pay much, let alone benefits.

Someone had to do it.

Lest I forget, the Miami pawn shop owner (belongs in the summary below) who also knew fast boats and the drug trade killed his ex because no one is going to take the son out of state.  There is something more, and why they look there, when it comes to kids and domestic relations.

Pawn shop owners and car alarm installers may not make good second husbands.

[ This is what I was looking for.  “The coroner notes that Nique’s feet are completely clean.” ]


These stories are fascinating.  Sometimes, in order to really get closure, I look up the homes–I mean pictures of the actual house; the address; search on Google and look at a map to see where it is, the nearest city, real estate prices, etc.  It is like traveling, but it goes a million times further into the lives of people.  They are murderers whose lives are ruined but they are similar to you and me.  They are real families, high schools, neighborhoods, etc.

That is why they resonate, they are real people.  They are also great storytellers.  In the Leili case I thought he was going to go free and it was a crummy prosecution because Dateline really didn’t explain the facts.

But still, it made me want to dig deeper into the real point.  What really matters?

So I didn’t really follow the Leili case.  But the jury convicted him in 3 1/2 hours.

I’m dawdling too.  It is possible everyone made a mistake and Matthew Leili is innocent.  It is almost certain he is guilty.  A) he did it and b) he looked everyone in the eye, including his daughters, and lied.  Maybe it happened accidentally–a rough sex game or other negligent “accident”–in which case he needed to report it, perhaps risk manslaughter or some lesser crime, and thereby get a much lighter sentence.  Also, he would come to grips and admit.

The only other alternative is that he did it intentionally or it was premeditated.  Probably it was the former–they went out on a dinner and movie date that night, she was drugged and here body was dumped naked nearby.

Still beating around the bush?  What does that mean?

The murderers are both violent and con artists.  I guess there are more murders; I prefer just the con artist part and American Greed

Con artists.  They go through their life conning people.  Usually narcissism is a huge part of it.

Just one more…  Russ Faria is not a con artist, but Pamela Hupp is.  Let me see, we’ve already covered Pamela Phillips and we started with Pamela Smart a long time ago.

Aurea Vazquez Rijos

It was on the frontpage of the Washington Post.  It is not my fault!

This week’s winner is Aurea.  Only this week was she sentenced to life.

The case is similar to Nanette Johnston — Latin, considered attractive, money hungry, and ruthless.  For both a marriage to a wealthy American or Canadian was cause for the whole family to get behind fortune hunting and murder.

Like the Gary Triano case, the woman fled to Europe.

This one has a bit of a Jewish Nazi hunter angle to it.  And what is just off-the-charts diabolical, she actually sought asylum in Israel as a Jew.  But the absolute kicker is mothering a child in a Spanish jail to try and avoid extradition by having a Spanish citizen child.  She became pregnant while in prison by an inmate; they were married (allowed in prison) and thus conjugal visits?  Anyway, she was hunted down for years, finally extradited, and just now thrown in a Texas slammer for life.  She is Puerto Rican, the murder occurred in old San Juan, and Adam Anhang was Canadian.  The FBI–in Puerto Rico–solved it after the local police bungled it by arresting, charging, and convicting the wrong man.

Elsewhere, German exchange student kangaroos in Missoula.  Sorry, garage hoppers.  If you leave your garage door open and have a big refrigerator full of beer, they will take it.  Not a good idea because they also target the same houses and steal cell phones and cash.  If one is driving and another sneaks in with a flashlight, I can see how they would do it and get away with it.  Cruising around it doesn’t take a genius to tell a open door from a closed ones.

There is something somewhere in the law addressing proportionality.  Who gets to decide when something important becomes a concept?  For now, this is literature and not legal writing.

I have never been to Montana.  Some day I will get in the car and drive there.  I live in Colorado and I understand the problem of law enforcement not doing anything.

Once again, just spending time watching Dateline NBC is infectious.  But I cannot always find what I am looking for and freebies on Dailymotion are a crapshoot.  I doesn’t matter as they are all interesting.  Most of the time they are different.  And it is fun to watch the new ones, versus the old ones.  Criminals adapt to technology and things like social media.  Certainly cell phones…  Use a burner!

Last word?  $3 million for the killing.  She wanted $8 million.  It sounds like a high-level negotiation.

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March 20th, 2019 at 4:21 pm

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Jacinda Ardern

What am I reading?  Jacinda Ardern photos.  Videos are no fun either.


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March 15th, 2019 at 9:23 am

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What I’m Reading

Magnus at Touch the Banner does it and it is egotistic there too.  Therefore I will not make it a title.

Brianna Altice for one.  She did it more than once for self esteem reasons.  She should not have dressed that way in court and things may have been easier.  Anyway, it is against the law in Utah.

Next, Snapped on Oxygen.  It is part of their overall business which includes publishing, big-time web interests, and TV.  They pursue these things from all angles, some are good and some are not.  Like Jussie Smollett — an angle is ethnic or homophobic abuse or even “abuse” in general — they can cross some pretty delicate lines.  And that is part of who they are, the more buzzfeed the better.

Nanette Johnston (McNeal,

Kevin Ross Johnston,

John J. Packard)

This one is around (48 Hours) as well as Snapped and others too.  Snapped hasn’t been around for 25 seasons but since 2004 is still a long time.  The monotone narration is bizarre.  It is tough to watch/better than nothing but the backward videos (not upside down or backward, but something is wrong) on Dailymotion still get through.  Johnston, Billis, and the divorce and kids expert who killed the nursing home owner (Kerri Faye Brown).  There is a theme of women who snapped.

But it goes beyond that, which is a key reason the shows and stories are so provocative.  Example:  Christine Billis.

This one has an I’m-so-pathetic-I-need-your-life component.  The case went cold and she was free until OKCupid.  Once again it looks like elected/paid for nothing public officials actually did nothing.  True or not her story of abused, drug addicted, and caring mother worked.

It all started this week with the Beatrice Six and the town that has to raise taxes to pay the $28 million.

Youtube tort law.  It is fun to learn about criminal law.  You see these cases where family members ask forever and they say there isn’t a case.  Everyone knows who did it but the decision-makers can’t or won’t commit.  Are they not even trying or are they incompetent?  I can see how in criminal cases there is a higher standard and you only have one chance.  So I’ll go with torts.


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March 7th, 2019 at 9:07 am

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March 6th, 2019 at 6:35 am

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