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In 1903, the spirited 21-year-old Mabel Bechtel was horrifically murdered and during the trial, prosecutors introduced the first use of blood tests within the United States. This story is rich in lessons, including a prosecutor’s grave mistake in giving the probable murderer immunity based on faulty blood evidence.

Mabel Bechtel, image edited for this article (3)

The Life of Mabel Bechtel

Mabel was a ‘‘remarkably handsome’ young girl trapped in a cycle of domestic violence and societal expectations, but she yearned for a better life (13). Newspapers reported that she was “free in her general behavior” refusing even to wear a corset which definately defied standards of the day (47). She had two loves, the fiance her family wanted her to marry, and a man who she loved deeply despite the objections of her family. She was a working class girl of the day in a time when women were rarely educated or left the home (according to sources of the…


I Regret Signing up for an Offerup Account

Sadly circular Help Documents at Offerup.

Deactivation Vs Deletion

Offerup is an app that one can use to buy and sell used goods, but their lack of accountability for their own services is one reason why I dislike ever having signed up for an account. I don’t trust their business model as they seem to be more of an information gathering platform rather than a seller/buyer platform. Too much data is gathered, and shared, with third parties. There is no option to delete your account either. Deactivation and delete do not have the same legal definition. …


Disable Linkedin for awhile.

Yes, it is possible! Despite documentation from Linkedin saying there is not!

Fact: Linkedin Help Articles are just as Outdated as Microsoft Docs


Emma LeDoux at age 29- Note I had to repair the image (3)

Time after time, historical sources paint a picture of a black widow, and modern audiences consuming the story with no question. Here, we objectively review the evidence and let her story tell itself.

The Early Life of Emma Theresa Cole (LeDoux)


A lifetime of imbalance fueled William Hickman’s petty crimes, and he graduated to murdering a small girl. It took an entire nation to stop him. The grace and eloquence in which her family bore the pain of their loss speaks louder than Hickman’s crimes. This is the story of Marion Parker’s death,and how a murderer was stopped before committing more crimes. The investigation of this tragedy was legendary, and influenced the use of fingerprints formally for investigations in California and nation-wide.

Marion Parker

Marion Parker, a year before her abduction (source). Edited.

Marion Parker was born October 11th, 1915 in Los Angeles to Perry M. and Geraldine Parker. She had a…


US Pipeline Ransomware Attack

A map of major US Pipelines (source).

In what is described as the “largest successful cyber attack” on fuel infrastructure to date, Colonial Pipeline’s infastructure was hit by a Ransomware attack, which lead to the pipeline ceasing operations. According to Colonial Pipeline, prices for gasoline will not be impacted unless the pipeline stays down, and according to other sources, this could be a matter of 4–5 days (1–3).

US Pipeline Cyber Attack

On Friday, May 7th, 2021, Colonial Fuel Pipeline reported during trading that they were having network issues, and two people had reported issues posting “refined product batches, updates or changes to batch deliveries” using the Colonial Pipeline website (likely…


Sometimes there really are no words. As I do research for other things, publications in a newspaper move me, and I had to create a publication just to keep them separate to the rest of my work.

I personally do not believe in UFO’s, however, it is interesting to think of what these occurances might actually be and how those reports differ and are similar to today. In April of 1897, a small town in Texas (Aurora) reportedly described a UFO incident. Across the country in Chicago, around the same time, the populace saw red and green floating lights and…


I’ve been getting a series of spam text messages from various phone numbers, likely compromised devices, all seem to be from AT&T in origin. All of them say, “We will lock your device soon. Please clear your spam messages. Scan now” with a link to click, and let me tell you, DO NOT CLICK THE LINK and forward it to the SPAM number (7726, see bottom of article). The URL is likely designed to deliver ransomware, credential phishing, malware, spyware or anything the scammer desires. Also of note, the most recent reports about this kind of text message (smishing) spam/scam…


Sometimes there really are no words. As I do research for other things, publications in a newspaper move me, and I had to create a publication just to keep them separate to the rest of my work.

Photos of Anna Florence globe walking in England (5)

In the early 20th century, globe trotters were an obsession of the Western world (3). This trend continued for quite some time in the United States and even still captures fascination for someone to travel such distance by foot. …


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Sometimes there really are no words. As I do research for other things, publications in a newspaper move me, and I had to create a publication just to keep them separate to the rest of my work.

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