Marvel Comics to reboot their universe

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Recently it was announced that Marvel Comics will be rebooting their fictional universe with the upcoming Secret Wars storyline much like DC Comics did in 2011 with Flashpoint and the New 52,

At first, much like I did in 2011, I was worried that some great stories would become non-canon like the death of Gwen Stacy or Planet/World War Hulk. Then I realized that just because those stories may be retconned out of existence that doesn’t erase them from our memories. I mean why do we as comic readers worry so much about canon? Why can’t we just enjoy good stories without having to worry about how they all fit in the grander universe and timeline?

I think as comic fans we need to unbunch our underoos every time publishers try something new.

Except for One More Day. We were totally entitled to be pissed off at that steaming turd.

Kansas creeper sentenced on Omegle child porn charges

Kyle B. Rains (obviously lacking in the  B. Rains department)

Kyle B. Rains (obviously lacking in the B. Rains department)

31-year-old Kyle B. Rains of Park City, Kansas, was sentenced to almost 14 years in prison for distributing child porn on the webcam chat site Omegle. (Click here to catch up on what Omegle is.) Rains was streaming child porn videos on Omegle that contained scenes of a toddler being raped. He would then find young biys to target on Omegle.

Once again I have to bring up that one of the more popular searches to find this site is “Will I be arrested from Omegle?” or many one of its variants. That answer continues to be yes as once again the National Center For Missing and Exploited children (NCMEC) were contacted by Omegle when they discovered Rains’ child porn.

What makes me even more mad about this story is that there were young boys on Omegle for him to target. If you allow your kids to have a webcam in their room unattended you’re leaving an unguarded open window to your kids for every sick predator on the internet to use.

Bluffton Breeders burn baby’s body before reporting him missing

Barnes and Arnold

Barnes and Arnold

21-year-old Breanna J. Arnold and 30-year-old Zachary S. Barnes of Bluffton, Indiana, have both been arrested in the death of Arnold’s 3-year-old son, Owen Collins. The couple and an unnamed teen were using drugs when they discovered that Owen was dead in his bedroom. Rather than call police or an ambulance, you know, the right thing to do, Barnes and the teen allegedly put Owen’s body in a cardboard box, took his body to a wooded area and set the box on fire after dousing it with nail polish remover. Then Barnes is said to have called not one but multiple sheriffs departments in the area reporting Owen missing.

Very few things will bring a community together like a missing child. Strangers will drop whatever they’re doing to help in the search for a missing child. What a missing child search also does is bring in multiple law enforcement departments to help investigate. In this case it was the Marion police department that found the woman who gave Barnes and the teen a ride into the woods and she of course must have told them about the box and she also led them to Owen’s body. Investigators allegedly got admissions of guilt from the teen and Barnes. The teen has been arrested as well.

Now the drug they were using has not been identified but according to some reports meth making materials were found in the home. While the cause of Owen’s death has not yet been determined Barnes allegedly admitted to police that they would put ‘dope’ in the kids’ bottles and ‘watch them have fun’. Are you for real? Is this what meth does to your mind that you think it’s funny to give your kids a drug that has been a blight in most poor rural areas? Not to mention what makes you think that your tweaker ass is smarter than multiple law enforcement agencies. Did you think that reporting Owen missing was somehow going to absolve you of your actions?

I really need to start working on that formula for meth that sterilizes tweakers.

In case you have no common sense here are the dangers of having kids in a meth lab.

Thanks to Brigette for the tip.

Six Degrees of Dio: Kesha

Kesha, now without the $.

Kesha, now without the $.

Yes, even the queen of trash pop can be connected to the one true metal god.

In 2011 the sing-talking Kesha appeared on the Alice Cooper album “Welcome 2 My Nightmare” playing the devil. If you think that she’s not up to Alice Cooper’s level of talent this is what the man himself had to say about her

Cooper said about Kesha, “I think a lot of my audience is going to go KESHA!?, but she probably wrote the most disgusting lyrics in the song – we had to rein her in.

Personally I think Kesha has the potential to be a shock rocker if she ever chose to go in that direction.

Here’s the connection from her to Dio.

As mentioned she appeared on Alice Cooper’s album, Coop had Ozzy do backing vocals on the sing ‘Hey Stoopid’, of course Ozzy was in Black Sabbath as was Dio.

All hail his name \m/

All hail his name \m/

Now here is Kesha with Alice Cooper on the aforementioned album with the song ‘What Baby Wants’.

If you can think of a band or act that can be connected to Ronnie James Dio let me know and I’ll use it for a future post, the more obscure or unlikely the better.

Trenchcast 3: The anniversaries of tragedies

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Ark. suspect accused of exchanging explicit pics with a 12-year-old girl on Kik

James Warren Breedlove

James Warren Breedlove

Do you want another cautionary tale about why you should check the apps your kids are using? Too bad, you’re getting one anyway.

In Bentonville, Arkansas, police arrested 52-year-old James Warren Breedlove for allegedly possessing child porn. Police in Bentonville were contacted by police in Wadsworth, Ohio, when parents there discovered that their 12-year-old daughter had exchanged nude pictures with Breedlove over the messaging app Kik.

Further investigation of Breedlove showed that he also communicated with a 16-year-old girl from Ireland, a 14-year-old girl in Illinois and an 11-year-old girl in Georgia. In total police believe that Breedlove received explicit photos from 10 underage victims.

I’ll keep saying it until I have a reason not to anymore. Check what apps are on your kids’ devices and check who is on their friends list on these apps. If you’re not paying attention the predators are.

SC teen stabbed to death over Snapchat messages

Matthew Joseph Fischer

Matthew Joseph Fischer

16-year-old Matthew Joseph Fischer was arrested for the stabbing death of 17-year-old Lucas Bennett Cavanaugh in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Fischer allegedly stabbed his victim after Fischer’s girlfriend received some messages over Snapchat from Cavanaugh. Fischer responded by daring Cavanaugh to come over and fight him which Cavanaugh obliged. During the fight police say that Fischer produced a knife and fatally stabbed Cavanaugh in the torso. After the fight Fischer fled and called his mother who didn’t hesitate to turn him back over to police. Fischer is being charged as an adult.

I never understood jealousy. To me jealousy is just another name for mistrust. If you trust your partner you don’t have to worry if some other guy is Snapchatting her. If you trust her she’ll just delete the messages. Not to mention like I’ve always said there is no man or woman alive worth killing over especially at that young of an age. You may think at that age you’re going to spend the rest of your life with that person but the odds are that you won’t. Now two lives are ruined over something so trivial as teenage jealousy.

Taft Union High gunman takes plea deal

Taft Union High School

Taft Union High School

After a mistrial, his mom claiming that he was the victim, and the potential lawsuit against the school, Taft Union gunman Bryan Oliver has entered into a plea deal which sees him go to prison for 27 years. However, he will be eligible for parole in 13 years. He was facing a life sentence on attempted murder charges for shooting Bowe Cleveland in the chest with a shotgun that saw Cleveland be placed into a medically induced coma. If Oliver is released on parole he’ll be in his early 30s.

After a mistrial I’m actually surprised that Oliver took the plea. I thought there would have been a good chance he would have been acquitted if they had gone to trial again. I’d rather see him go to jail for 13-27 then walking out free.

Family of Taft Union High shooter files claim against school

Taft Union High School

Taft Union High School

Recently the family of the victim of the Taft Union High school shooting has filed a claim against the school on the grounds that the school failed to protect the victim. No wait, I read that wrong,. The family of the gunman filed the multi-million dollar claim for the school allegedly failing to protect their precious snowflake.

I guess it wasn’t enough that Bryan Oliver’s mommy claimed that her son was victim and not the student he shot in the chest with a shotgun but now it sounds like she’s trying to cash in on her son’s violent and psychopathic behavior.

Not only do I hope that Oliver is found guilty during his retrial later this month but I hope the family of Bowe Cleveland sue Oliver’s family for every penny. You relinquish any claims of victimhood when you shoot an unarmed kid in the chest.

Never bring a can to a school shooting

To arms.

To arms.

In my time of working on this website in its various incarnations I’ve heard a lot of stupid ideas that are designed to protect kids during a school shooting. This one may take the cake, or in this case creamed corn.

A middle school in Alabama sent a letter home to parents asking to give their kids a canned food item to bring with them to school, every day. This isn’t some kind of food drive, the cans are supposed to be used as potential weapons against a possible active shooter in the school. This school of thought comes from school defense program that a lot of schools use although it;s only one aspect of the program. However this is a dumb idea.

First off even a couple dozen kids armed with that can of unidentifiable food that even the food drives won’t take is no defense against a crazed individual with a high-powered weapon capable of dispensing hot leaded death at multiple rounds a second. Secondly kid are kids. They’re more likely to use the cans on each other than they are a possible threat.

Instead of wasting time and energy on harebrained schemes like this more effort should be put towards preventing school shootings by not only making mental healthcare more widely available but also by lessening the stigma that too many parents believe that getting your kids metal treatment means they’re broken or you failed as a parent somehow. You only fail if you don’t do anything.