Jaclyn Cosgrove , Alejandra Reyes-Velarde and Alene Tchekmedyian // ‘It’s all going to burn:’ Man accused of setting Holy fire was a well-known troublemaker, neighbors say – Court records and interviews with Clark’s neighbors revealed years of unsettling behavior that earned the 51-year-old man a reputation as aggressive and moody. He was the “weird guy with the long hair who would chase you” if you didn’t steer clear, said Trabuco Canyon resident Gage Wegner.
Like many in the community, Clark was a hermit, he said.
“A lot of those people are recluses and pull away from society,” Wegner said.
“They got to lock him up for life,” said David Snyder, a regular at the Trabuco General Store, a popular pit stop among visitors.
Carrie Braun, spokeswoman with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, said deputies have dealt with Clark since 2006, when neighbors reported theft and vandalism incidents that they suspected were linked to him. She said deputies never linked him to the crimes.
In 2012, Clark’s brother filed a restraining order request on behalf of himself and his mother, alleging that Clark shoved him and spat in his face. Everett Clark, of Irvine, wrote that his brother had smashed his potted plants, threatened to shoot his dog, slashed his shoes with a knife and threw his prescription medicine in the toilet, according to the request.
DAVID S. GLOSSER // Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle. – POLITICO Magazine – Like other immigrants, our family’s welcome to the USA was not always a warm one, but we largely had the protection of the law, there was no state sponsored violence against us, no kidnapping of our male children, and we enjoyed good relations with our neighbors. True, Jews were excluded from many occupations, couldn’t buy homes in some towns, couldn’t join certain organizations or attend certain schools or universities, but life was good. As in past generations there were hate mongers who regarded the most recent groups of poor immigrants as scum, rapists, gangsters, drunks and terrorists, but largely the Glosser family was left alone to live our lives and build the American dream. Children were born, synagogues founded, and we thrived. This was the miracle of America.
Acting for so long in the theater of right wing politics, Stephen and Trump may have become numb to the resultant human tragedy and blind to the hypocrisy of their policy decisions. After all, Stephen’s is not the only family with a chain immigration story in the Trump administration. Trump’s grandfather is reported to have been a German migrant on the run from military conscription to a new life in the USA and his mother fled the poverty of rural Scotland for the economic possibilities of New York City. (Trump’s in-laws just became citizens on the strength of his wife’s own citizenship.)
These facts are important not only for their grim historical irony but because vulnerable people are being hurt. They are real people, not the ghoulish caricatures portrayed by Trump. When confronted by the deaths and suffering of thousands our senses are overwhelmed, and the victims become statistics rather than people. I meet these statistics one at a time through my volunteer service as a neuropsychologist for the Philadelphia affiliate of HIAS (formerly the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), the global non-profit agency that protects refugees and helped my family more than 100 years ago. I will share the story of one such man I have met in the hope that my nephew might recognize elements of our shared heritage.
Annie Palmer // Vimeo joins Facebook, Apple, YouTube and others in banning InfoWars’ Alex Jones from its platform | Daily Mail Online – InfoWars posted more than 50 new videos on Vimeo by Thursday and Friday, Business Insider said.
Before that, the channel had fewer than a dozen videos uploaded to it.
Vimeo’s Trust & Safety team manually reviewed the videos uploaded to InfoWars’ channel and moved within 48 hours to delete them from the site.
As of Monday, InfoWars’ Vimeo account shows a notice that says ‘Sorry we couldn’t find that page.’
Chantal Da Silva // White Nationalist Jason Kessler Wants BLM Leader to Join Second Charlottesville Rally, Claims ‘Both Sides’ Were Victims – White nationalist Jason Kessler recently announced plans to hold a “white civil rights rally” on the anniversary of last year’s “Unite the Right” protest that saw 32-year-old Heather Heyer killed when a car plowed into a group of counterprotesters. In an email shown to Newsweek, Kessler asks civil rights leader Hawk Newsome, president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York (an unofficial chapter of the movement), to join him on stage at the Unite the Right 2, claiming “both sides” at the event had their civil rights “violated” by local law enforcement.
Jared Holt // Gateway Pundit’s Lucian Wintrich Says He’s ‘On Sabbatical,’ Appears On White Nationalist’s Podcast | Right Wing Watch – Wintrich’s paid time off appears to have begun on May 30, as he has not been seen on Gateway Pundit since then, with the exception of a video interview he did with Fox News channel host Jeanine Pirro and a clickbait video of eccentric liberal “reporter” Louise Mensch. Despite this, Wintrich’s profile on Twitter still boasts the Gateway Pundit name.
“I think on both sides, we’re going to take a little heat for this show,” Fuentes said at the start of the podcast.
Fuentes and Wintrich have been chummy for some time now, which Fuentes alluded to himself, calling Wintrich “pretty famous and a good friend of mine.” Their relationship was made clear earlier this year when we spotted their interactions at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Chris Jones // Hundreds protest in Charlottesville 1 year after Unite the Right rally – Business Insider – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville ahead of the one-year anniversary, anticipating a repeat of the violence between white supremacists from the Unite the Right rally and counter-protestors, some of whom were members of the left-wing group Antifa.
Nazi website selling Zyklon B peanuts under investigation in Germany | News | DW | 10.08.2018 – The offending site sells products such as peanuts packaged like a tin of Zyklon B, the poison gas most notably used in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Other products include SS bed linen, busts of Hitler and his cronies, various Nazi-themed rip-offs of famous alcohol brands, such as “Reichs Jägermeister” (referring to an official title once held by Hermann Göring) or “Heil Hitler” (instead of Heineken), children’s furniture adorned with Nazi symbols and general Nazi paraphernalia.
Nazi ′bird shit′ and the limits of free speech in Germany | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 05.06.2018 –
Nazi ‘bird shit’ and the limits of free speech in Germany
AfD co-leader Alexander Gauland has downplayed Nazi Germany’s crimes by referring to the era as “bird shit.” His remark has sparked backlash in the media, but from a legal standpoint, experts say he has little to fear.
Alexander Gaulan in Berlin (picture-alliance/dpa/K. Nietfeld)
Addressing the youth wing of far-right the Alternative for Germany (AfD) over the weekend, party co-leader Alexander Gauland said “Hitler and the Nazis are just a speck of bird shit in over 1,000 years of successful German history.” His remark drew widespread condemnation in the country, including from a number of fellow party members. Critics accuse Gauland of downplaying the Holocaust, but does his statement have legal consequences, as well?
Section 130 of Germany’s penal code defines incitement to hatred as a criminal offense. A range of crimes fall under this category, including inciting “hatred against a national, racial, religious group,” and approving of, denying or downplaying “an act committed under the rule of National Socialism.” Doing so is not protected by Germany’s constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of speech, as the country’s top court asserted in 1994. It said that denying the Holocaust equates to proclaiming a falsehood and cannot be classified as expressing an opinion.