Monday, February 21, 2011

Three Secret Tricks to Find Out Who's Checking You Out Most On Facebook

Alright Facebook "sleuthers" have we got a tip, trick, super stellar Facebook Investigation Tool ... for YOU! ;)

Here it is ... three sweet tips that actually work (at least at time of post) ... these are the reveal tricks that can soon provide you with that universally sought answer to the most relentlessly pursued question of all ...

Who's most checking you out on Facebook???

Facebook Reveal Trick #1: The first method is to refresh your profile page and see which friends appear again and again on your profile. Typically, these are the people who look at your profile the most over a given time period.

Tips #2 and #3 available at link below ... ;)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Be Aware: Pit bull Pets and Infant Children are a Dangerous, Even Deadly Mix

Fact: Pit bulls can be extremely dangerous.  

Case in point somewhat proven by the news articles linked below which include just some of the results from a quick google look-up of most recent pit bull attacks.

Please become informed and aware of this reality prior to deciding to bring or keep a pit bull in your home as your family pet.  Furthermore, be especially cautious of having a pit bull in your home if you have young children.

Also, if your child is an infant, PLEASE strongly consider choosing the safest for your baby route of not having a pit bull residing within the same home as your new baby at all ... the risks are just far too great to do so.

My intent here is really not to take any strong stance on either side of the debate, but rather HIGHLY ENCOURAGE everyone to become more informed and use greater common sense ...

If nothing else, please remember that we are all responsible to protect the children that have been entrusted within our care.  Most extreme dog lover or not, this HAS to be the VERY FIRST TOP PRIORITY for each and every one of us.

Pit Bull Mauls Baby to Death

Victim of fatal dog attack identified, autopsy results expected Friday

Newborn killed by family's pit bull terrier

Pitbull Attack Sends Girl To Hospital

Pitbull attack in Rutland

Jury finds couple guilty for dogs' attack on family

3 Pitbulls Attack 13 Year Old Lab

Two kids in hospital after dogs attack family at Hoppers Crossing

Arizona boy speaks out after losing ear in dog attack

Pitbulls bit 10-year-old’s face in vicious Arizona City attack

Should Pit Bulls Be Banned in Texas? Hear Both Sides

Pit Bull Bans — Some Jurisdictions Reconsider BSL

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Clashing P's: Psychics and Police

Do the Police Really Use Psychics?

Nickell published several articles in Psychic Sleuths to the effect that while most police officers or departments take psychic information under consideration, they do not actively seek out such help—at least not under official channels. Under anonymity, several people have indicated to this author (Ramsland) that psychics have been brought into cases despite prohibitions against it.

Practical Homicide Investigation
Vernon J. Geberth, author of Practical Homicide Investigation, devotes five pages to how police officers can (and do) work with psychics, but Barry Fisher, in Techniques of Crime Investigation, equally as renowned to law enforcement, ignores the entire issue.

Geberth admits that it's controversial to work with psychics and that police officers are naturally skeptical of their claims, but he presents the results of his research on several psychics, including Noreen Renier (whom Gary Posner approaches with a skeptical eye in Nickell's Psychic Sleuths). He claims that if the technique has proven successful at all, it should be considered again. Calling a psychic a person who is "extra sensitive to nonphysical forces of life energy" (without explaining what that is), Geberth accepts Renier's rendition that this means "getting rid of logic and rationale." Without any basis in science, Geberth says that psychics have learned to "control a portion of the brain which is not generally used."

Then he proceeds to offer guidelines to agencies that are considering calling on a psychic:

* the psychic's performance will be tested by results
* the psychic will have a distinct method of operation
* the psychic should be considered as an aid in developing clues
* the police should provide all follow-up to information offered
* since there are no scientific guidelines, the police must determine whether the psychic's claims are legitimate or worth pursuing
* officers who cannot accept a psychic's work should not get involved, as their attitudes can block the psychic's effectiveness
* the psychic should offer information not available to the public in publicized reports, as a way to prove his or her special insight
* all conversations with the psychic should be taped

Noreen Renier (Courtesy Noreen Renier)
While Noreen Renier apparently prefers to hold an object that had belonged to a victim at the time of the murder, and Geberth does not raise any objections, in fact such handling could contaminate evidence and make chain-of-custody claims difficult later in court. Geberth says that an earring from a victim was sent to Reneer and she used it to determine through psychometry what the victim looked like and how she was killed. She "saw" tattoos on the murderer's arms and later said that her visions helped the police to track him down. Geberth notes that they arrested the guy based on physical evidence at the scene, but leaves the impression, without quite saying so, that the psychic solved the case.

She herself, he says, advocates a way to develop and enforce strict licensing procedures for psychics, to eliminate fraud and allow the legitimate practitioners who have been properly evaluated to practice.

In conclusion, Geberth notes that there is little hard research data available about how much psychics have aided in solving crimes (he offers none), and at no time does he provide a convincing case that illustrates in detail how a psychic actually did so.

Yet Randles and Hough describe how psychic Rennie Wiley set up an agency in Florida in 1984 to teach police how to call on their own extra sensory abilities to solve crimes. She called her agency The Dragon's Lair and used it to form a network of psychics and retired police officers who could combine their talents and offer assistance to the local police. They specialized in finding stolen property.

More interesting is Ken Charles, a British police officer who used his psychic abilities on the job. He would use his intuition, he said, to figure out how to make the offender slip up and leave clues that could be used in court. He wrote about this in his autobiography, Psychic Cop.

What appears to be most annoying to police officers is that when crimes happen—especially high-profile crimes—psychics call in offering information—sometimes hundreds of them. Regardless of whether the information is even acknowledged, the psychic claims that the police consulted him or her on that case. This appears to have been the MO of more than a few famous psychics, whose cases numbered into the hundreds and thousands. How many they actually worked on, let alone were invited into, is anyone's guess.

Often on any given case, no two psychics agree, so which one is to be believed? Even if one is singled out, the information that psychics give is typically too vague and impressionistic to narrow down the field of search, and it looks impressive only in retrospect.

Joe Nickell asks psychics to step forward and solve the great mysteries, such as where is Jimmy Hoffa? Or who killed JonBenet Ramsey? So far, psychics have tried but none has succeeded.

Says debunker Gary Posner, who criticizes the lack of controlled studies of paranormal phenomena, "There has not been a single iron-clad case, bulletproof case that has been convincing."

In addition, no psychic has ever stepped forward to try for the million-dollar reward that James Randi's educational foundation offers (nor any other financial award from other agencies) for proving their psychic powers in controlled conditions. This certainly baffles the average person.

Thus far, a psychic's reliability for law enforcement has not been established. Anecdotal information is sometimes impressive and even surprising, but nothing can be concluded about using psychics as resources in solving a crime.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Find Jesse Ross February 18th Birthday Card Awareness Campaign - PEACE4 THE MISSING

Wake Up CHICAGO! --- Jesse Ross is still Missing!!!

Jesse's Birthday is on February 18th, however since Jesse Ross is not here, his family has requested that you please send your birthday cards for him to:

The Chicago Mayor's Office

121 N LaSalle St. #507

Chicago, IL 60602


Lt. Kevin Dillon

3510 S. Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60653

Link to the Mayor of Chicago: http://mayor.cityofchicago .org/mayor/en.html

Online contact form: http://webapps.cityofchica icago/eforms/controller/contactUsForm/

** Any information regarding the disappearance of Jesse Ross, please contact the Chicago Police Department at: 312-744-8266 or send an email via form found on the following link ... **

Jesse Ross - NamUs MP # 3028 8/0/ Missing Persons System -

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Kelsey Smith - a true Angel that continues to bless many - PEACE4 THE MISSING

Beautiful, cherished, much missed angel of Peace4 members Greg and Missey Smith ... Kelsey continues to make our world a better place for all of us ... we are honored to have the opportunity to know some of her beauty through them ... <3

Kelsey's Army - The Kelsey Smith Foundation

Kelsey's Dad, Peace4 member, Greg Smith ...

Check out @shonali giving a presentation about redefining PR in the 21st Century #pr #sm

Really great to see a presentation of my friend Shonali giving a talk about what she knows best - PR and Social Media. Well done Shonali, you are a great speaker!

Amplify’d from

Shonali Burke - Redefining PR in the 21st Century - What's Next DC

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We are all here for a reason ... you would not be here right now if you also didn't have something to ALSO give back.

All too often the injustices of life unfairly and without reason cast upon us also take from us our belief in ourselves and abilities ... after a while of being encountered and slammed down by countless shut, slammed and locked doors ... we are left feeling helpless and even worthless towards making any real change towards actually pursuing the justice we're after.

This doesn't have to be!


The administrator of this group, Don Ross (father of missing son, Jesse Ross) says it so much better than I ... so for the most part I am going to step away here ... because all of YOU - the ones truly fighting for JUSTICE4 ... YOU ARE THE EXPERTS!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Trust, Friends, Scams and Facebook - PEACE4 THE MISSING

Facebook is an awesome tool and I think we'd all agree a great resource for missing persons and causes in need of justice awareness.

However, that said - as I'm sure many of us sadly also personally know, Facebook is at times a source of much deception and scams.

So what do we do? I guess like everything in life: just use our best common sense and wisely look into our gut instincts.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

How Do I Know Who I Can Trust Online?

BusinessWeek reader and full-time law student Stephanie Dube writes that the Web offers free tools to help identify and thwart potential scammers

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Kaylee was struggling. Diagnosed with a heart condition and cancer, she was scared. So she started a blog. Soon, people across the country answered her plea, writing notes of encouragement and even trying to mail her care packages. One night, she wrote a supporter. "I'm overwhelmed right now. I'm dying."

Brief interactions evolved into late-night, long-hour conversations. But things only got worse. And that was the problem.

In early December 2008, Kaylee added a new blog entry titled, "Coming Clean." She didn't have cancer. She had never been sick. In a move eerily reminiscent of the fake "Kaycee Nicole" of 2001, "Kaylee" revealed to her numerous followers that she had been lying for two years.

The news was a blow, but there had been signs. In fact, whenever anyone is revealed as an imposter, you can almost always look back and find signs.

Are You Real?

How do you know if someone online is genuine? Sometimes it's pretty transparent. We've all received messages about magic bank accounts filled with rivers of cash. One of my favorites was an e-mail from a supposed FBI agent. He requested that I send money to prove I wasn't a terrorist. (I've got to admit, that was pretty creative.) I also fondly remember an e-mail from "David Palmer" of the show 24. He needed money, too, because apparently TV characters are real. I'm still waiting for a message from Jack Bauer.

Alfred Adler, a psychologist who collaborated with Sigmund Freud, said: "Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement." The philosophy transfers to the online world quite well. Don't just trust words, authenticate them. This is especially vital when the communication involves your business. You can verify someone in two ways: through technology and observation. The technical side can often be faked, but a scammer will always give off a psychological "tell."

Technical Authentication

Here are a few tools, available free on the Web, that will help you identify who's for real and who's surreal (and likely up to no good, at your expense):

Run Internet background checks. Google (GOOG) is your friend. Use the popular search engine to look up a contact's e-mail address. Is the first part used as an alias? If your contact has a Web site, run a search on it. Visit Who Is Domain Tools to see who owns the site and when it was launched. Finally, plug your contact's phone number into Who Called Us to see if he has been identified as a scammer.
Trace the e-mail. You can use an e-mail's header to find the sender's location. What Is My IP Address works great for this. You'd be amazed how many times I've found that an e-mail came from Nigeria! This method isn't foolproof, though. Many scammers use proxies to hide their location.
Check Web statistics. Most people have a Web tracker on their blog or site (I like StatCounter.) If a new contact says he found your Web site through a search, check your Web stats to see if a visitor from his IP address really was referred in that way.

Psychological Tells

Identifying scammers is like calling a bluff in poker. Technical observation isn't enough. Look for subtle behavior changes that give away a person's real intentions.

Think about whether he or she is being consistent. Creating a fake persona takes a lot of work, so pay attention to details. If the contact should be in surgery, was she online instead? Also, is the tone a little too urgent, too desperate? Fake personas create situations that demand (your) immediate attention.

As your mom no doubt always told you, trust your gut instincts. Does your new contact sound too good to be true? Is her photo too perfect? Many scammers steal photos from modeling Web sites and stories from fairy tales.

The hallmark of many fake personas is drama. The craziest things keep happening—over and over and over. Sometimes, you're the only person in the world who can help—or so you're told.

Finally, emotional scammers crave attention. Does he come up with a new problem when you try to end a conversation? Scammers will not respect your boundaries. Watch for signs that he is keeping an eye on you, as if you're a fish on a line that he doesn't want to get away.

All of this was driven home to me during the first week of this new year, when a woman on Twitter learned the hard way that people online are quite unpredictable. After a particularly rough night putting her daughter to bed, the frustrated mom "tweeted" that she wanted to smother her child so she would fall asleep. Later that night, there was a knock on her door. One of her followers had reported her to the police.

It's best to not just be authentic, but wisely authentic. Watch who you interact with and what you say online. You never know who's listening.

Stephanie Dube is a full-time law student and freelance writer based in Plano, Tex. You can find out more about her at

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Can Loss Make Us Stronger? - PEACE4 THE MISSING

"I still cry. But that's okay. It's part of who I am. Part of me is missing. It's healed, and the scar shows, but I'm whole. I may walk with what appears to be a limp to others. But my gait is stronger."

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Missing You Foundation and Mid-Michigan Working Dogs Discovery of Amy Sue Henslee and Tonya Howarth - PEACE4 THE MISSING

The Missing You Foundation and Mid-Michigan Working Dogs organizations provided a critical piece of the investigation that led to the discovery of the bodies of two women found shot to death and buried in a rural, wooded area of Bangor Township.

James Henslee, of Hartford Township, reported his wife, Amy Sue Henslee, 30, missing to the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department on Jan. 24.

By Jan. 27, the sheriff's department had assembled a major crimes task force with the assistance of the state police, FBI and the Berrien County Sheriff's Department to find Henslee.

But, in the meantime, James Henslee had contacted the Missing You Foundation, based in Albion, to see if it could help.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bullies Don't Like To Be Challenged

Bullies and Self Esteem - They Actually Have Too Much

Author: BrianCruz

Do you remember coming home and telling your mom about the bully on the playground who took your lunch money and made you feel bad? Chances are, your mom told you that bullies have low self esteem, and they pick on other people so that they can feel better about themselves.

It may have made sense at the time, but, when it comes to bullies and self esteem, your mom was wrong.
In fact, psychological experts have changed their opinions on bullying. Instead of believing the theory that your mom told you, now, they say bullies actually have too much confidence. Their problem isn't low self esteem; it's actually dangerously high self esteem.

Now you're probably thinking, 'isn't having lots of confidence a good thing?'

Yes, in the right context, having confidence is great. However, bullies have so much confidence that they think they are better than everyone else. They think that they can do or say anything - no matter how horrible - and it is perfectly acceptable. If they torment you relentlessly, pick fights with you, or try to make you feel bad at school or work, they believe they have a right to do so. They don't see anything wrong with such horrible behaviors.

How do bullies and self esteem affect everyone else?

Unfortunately, bullies' abnormally high confidence can lead to very low self esteem in the people they target. Think about it - if you are constantly being told that you're not good enough, or if someone is constantly making fun of you, you may start to believe that there really is something wrong with you. Being bullied plays a huge role in developing low self esteem.

How can you stop bullying?

Because they are so full of themselves, bullies do not like to be challenged. That's why bullies tend to target people who have low self esteem, because they do not want anyone to fight back. If you want to stop bullying, you have to develop confidence in yourself. If a bully sees that you are not an easy target, he will likely move on to someone who is.

If you have enough confidence in yourself, you are not going to take what a bully says or does seriously - no matter how outrageous his behaviors might be. By speaking to a bully with authority, having the confidence to make eye contact with him, having the courage to just walk away from him, and refusing to take his bait, a bully can see that his behaviors are not bothering you.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dirty Laundry a time and a place - PEACE4 THE MISSING

Lets remember the reason why we are all here in the first place.

We all use the social media sites it is a great way to get our messages out there and it does benefit us all, but lately I have been seeing a whole bunch of dirty laundry being aired between people that should be trying to work together and what is worse it's being aired in front of the people we are most trying to help. They don't want to hear this, they don't need to hear this all they want is help from us. So I am suggesting if there are any differences and you want to talk about them take it into the office and discuss it there.