In my opinion, based upon the limited information available to me, here is what I believe is happening. Brian’s parents, to this point have been harboring their son, assisting him in all ways…money, car, food, clothing, and staying out of sight.
I do not believe that the “remains” can be positively ID'd until DNA, comes back. If it is undetermined, I would keep moving forward. If the dental is from a full skull with full upper and lower…that’s different but it doesn’t sound that way. I am a disbeliever because of how this unrolled. I suspect they may have some teeth!
Brian’s parents are completely untrustworthy, that’s why I have been calling for a Grand Jury Subpoena for them .When they plead the 5th, give them both immunity, take them before a Judge and force them to talk, or go to jail! It’s simple.
Ask the parents to take a polygraph on the “finding” of the backpack and other items …when they refuse…Grand Jury time. What reason could they possibly have to refuse, except they planted them?
Once you are given immunity, anything you say is protected, unless you lie, or withhold information, that we prove through other means or that you did lie. Then all bets are off and we can use everything against you. You have to be smarter than the bad guys to catch them…and a smart FBI Agent would use all the tools available and the GJ works…We’ve used it with the AUSA, of course, to make cases.
So…there’s other things that need to be sorted…when did Brian contact his attorney? If Gabby could have been alive and was left to die in the wild, that attorney may have problems. Once an attorney knows his client committed a murder, he has certain obligations…and if he screws up he could lose his license and be charged with a crime. He is supposed to tell his client to surrender. He cannot give him advice on how or where to hide, he cannot help him to mislead investigators.
Put his Attorney before a Grand Jury and ask anything you want…nothing Brian told him is protected anymore! There’s no lawyer/client privilege with a dead man!
This case must turn to the family and start treating them as subjects, they are making fools out of the FBI. I don’t understand why the FBI is allowing that.
We are to believe that, knowing what their son did, and there is no doubt they knew he killed her, after helping him to evade arrest, taking him away to a park to put together a plan,…they all of a sudden, took a drive to a snake infested swamp with killer spiders, alligators… to look around and …oh…look…here’s all Brian’s stuff…?! Bull Shit…they planted that…and some teeth?
Then there’s remains. Unless there is positive identification …and I’ll bet there won’t be DNA, Dental …nothing will be a positive ID. I don’t know where they got that body…but it’s NOT Brian’s…not possible…my opinion.
I would not quit on the case against Brian…unless there is positive, DNA ID and I would go after his parents for all the problems they caused…
GET THEM BEFORE THE GRAND JURY!
Retired, Extremely Dangerous
With each passing week, it looks like World War III -- between America and China -- is coming sooner than we think. It's not going to be fought with bullets or aircraft carriers, although the Chinese are building up their military in an aggressive and threatening way.
This will more likely be an all-out economic war for global supremacy. The yuan versus the dollar. The Nasdaq versus the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Meanwhile, America is asleep at the switch -- at least, the Biden administration is. This is the worst possible time to be raising tax rates on American companies (Our business tax rates would be higher than China's under President Joe Biden's plan!), dismantling American energy (at a time when China is running 1,000 dirty coal plants with dozens more in construction), and running up the national debt (with China a major purchaser of the bonds).
Love Donald Trump or hate him, he was a president who put America first and recognized the predatory nature of the Chinese regime. He got tough with President Xi Jinping and overturned one-sided trade deals. His strategy was to do what former President Ronald Reagan did to win the Cold War: Make America tremendously prosperous by building up our strategic industries in a way that the Soviet Union or China couldn't compete with.
The danger is that we now have a president in Biden who thinks that climate change is a bigger threat to the world than the Maoists in Beijing.
And make no mistake about it; the communists are back in charge in China. Jinping has basically announced himself to be president for life, as democracy and free elections fly out the window. China is also sprinting back to command and control fascist government and industry "cooperation." That's a model that will eventually implode, but as we learned from the Soviet menace, they can do a lot of damage to peace and prosperity in the meantime.
It's no accident that China's economy and stock market are faltering. In the last year, as the U.S. stock market has risen by about 20% (thanks to Operation Warp Speed), China's Shanghai stock market went down 15%. They are sprinting toward socialism faster than we are... for now.
The Chinese stock market jitters reflect global investors' irritation with the more frequent political interventions in business affairs. As Foreign Affairs magazine recently put it regarding these iron-fisted interferences into the business activities of its largest companies: "Xi has placed China on a risky trajectory, one that threatens the (free market) achievements of his predecessors."
In short, events of recent months both militarily and economically confirm that the modern Maoists are firmly entrenched in Beijing, and capitalism is losing. Jinping's administration simply doesn't get what George H.W. Bush once so eloquently described as "that freedom thing." Militant social controls and restraints on individual liberty are now being matched with economic controls on Chinese megacorporations that are trying to vie for industry supremacy in technology, biology, manufacturing and transportation. Is all of this reminiscent of Japan circa 1939?
What is the Biden administration's response to these threats? The massive $5 trillion spend, tax and borrow bill he is steamrolling through Congress will impair American economic supremacy almost overnight. Under Trump, tax rate reductions led to a $1 trillion infusion of capital from around the world, coming back to these shores to build up our industrial might. Biden's tax policies will have the reverse effect: deindustrialization.
We are, as a nation, now back to importing tens of billions of dollars of energy from OPEC and Russia instead of selling the hundreds of years' worth of oil, gas and coal. Do the progressives who now run Washington really believe we are going to defeat the rising Communist China threat by building windmills? Do they think that redistributing income and wealth makes more sense than creating it?
Will we be in any economic shape to repel China's militaristic advances in the South China Sea, in India, in Africa and perhaps on to the shores of Taiwan with the policies in place in Washington today? Doubtful.
The war with China is on. Right now, only one country is fighting -- China. Let's not let another Afghanistan catastrophe happen in Asia.
Reagan was right. Strong at home. Strong abroad. Today, are we either?
Last Friday, in a triumph for transnationalism, 136 nations, including the U.S., agreed to mandate a global corporate income tax for all nations that will not be allowed to fall below 15%.
"Virtually the entire global economy has decided to end the race to the bottom on corporate taxation," said Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who negotiated the pact.
Betraying a nervousness as to how such a minimum corporate tax, dictated by globalists, will be received in Congress, Yellen urged that it be adopted "swiftly." Yellen is right to be nervous.
The tax proposal is a giant leap forward toward a globalism that America has rejected, and its defeat should be made a priority of libertarians, conservatives, populists and nationalists alike.
What is this "race to the bottom" that so terrifies Yellen and her globalist allies? Simply the worldwide competition of independent nations to offer lower tax rates to entice successful companies to relocate to their shores and bring their jobs with them.
Yellen's "race to the bottom" is as American as apple pie.
High tax rates, corporate and personal, in states such as New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California have proven to be incentives to companies to pick up and relocate to low-tax states such as Texas and Florida.
That 15% global corporate tax rate is designed to prevent this competitive taxation, the beneficiaries of which are companies that have moved to countries such as Ireland, which has a corporate tax rate of 12.5%. The Irish corporate tax rate is less than half of the 28% Yellen and President Joe Biden have in mind to impose on the USA.
Why would free-market and free-enterprise Republicans vote to lock into U.S. law a corporate tax rate dictated by agents of the New World Order?
To sign on to this 15% minimum tax would be to surrender our freedom of action to set our own tax rates in accordance with the values and beliefs of the party and administration the people vote into power.
Why would a great nation, especially this nation, agree to give up its freedom of action and have its surrender written into its national law and ratified by treaty?
Why forfeit a sovereign right to cut corporate taxes when and to whatever level we wish? Why deny ourselves a competitive advantage that can be gained by unilaterally cutting corporate tax rates?
Assume the rest of the world embraces this minimum corporate tax of 15% and the U.S. -- to recapture and restore a manufacturing base we gave away to China -- answered the world with a corporate tax rate of 7% or 8%.
Transnational companies would beat a path back to America's door.
While globalists might be appalled, why would nationalists give up irrevocably the freedom to act?
In the Trump era, a cut in the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21% helped to create one of the great booms of the modern era, before the pandemic struck in March 2020. Earlier that year, unemployment in all categories was at record lows.
As Ronald Reagan taught, corporations do not pay taxes; they collect them. They get them out of the revenue they receive from the customers who buy their products and services.
The corporate taxes of Ford and General Motors come out of the prices that are charged to buyers of Ford and GM cars and trucks.
And the corporate profits are a primary source of higher wages and salaries, bonuses, and the investment capital companies need to grow and create new jobs.
It is an article of faith among Republicans that lower taxes, personal and corporate, generate greater economic activity and prosperity. And that tax hikes are the ways and means by which rapacious governments consume the seed corn of an economy.
A second provision to which the 136 nations agreed is to have the profits of the world's largest corporations reallocated to the countries where their goods are sold and services are provided, not to the countries where they are located.
"Under the agreement," The New York Times writes, "technology giants like Amazon, Facebook and other big global businesses will be required to pay taxes in countries where their goods or services are sold, even if they have no physical presence there."
Adds the Times: "The separate tax aimed at the technology giants will reallocate more than $125 billion of profits from the home countries of the 100 most profitable firms in the world to the markets where they operate."
Why would an America First party inside the USA, home country to more tech giants than any other, sign on to a plan that would transfer tax revenue away from the U.S. Treasury into the exchequers of foreign lands?
The GOP should use this moment to re-declare our independence when it comes to our internal taxation on individuals and institutions in the United States, and reassert that we will decide the proper rates here, and not subject to the veto of any other nation. The U.S. is not the EU.
Patrick J. Buchanan
Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant is celebrating it's one year anniversary next weekend on October 15, 16, and 17, with fresh seafood, raw bar & food specials, door prizes, and live entertainment! And with the good fortune of Stone Crab season starting on October 15th, their own fishing fleet will be out, bright and early to bring them in..... and with any luck and weather permitting, they hope to have the freshest stone crabs available for your eating pleasure at the celebration.
I had a chance to speak with two of the owners ......Nick and Peter (locals will remember Nick and his wife Mary as owners of the famous Fishmonger restaurant for over 20 years, that was located over the bridge, next to the Moose Lodge, after they sold that business, they then took over the Ragged Ass Saloon in St. James City with their partners Peter and John which they just sold) Nick told me "It's true this is our one year anniversary of opening up the 'New' Snug Harbor, but this restaurant was a staple on the beach when I was just starting out and as it turns out it is actually my 40th anniversary here , that's when I started working for Paul Rosen at the original Snug Harbor (founded 1979), who was the owner and my long time mentor and still a great friend, a few years later John Shields came on as a manager and that's how I met John."
" As a matter of fact, working here changed my life" Nick continued," who knows how it would have turned out otherwise, not only for the great mentoring I got from Paul, but I also met my wonderful wife Mary here all those years ago."
I asked Peter how he came to know Nick, " I met Nick in 1992 when I leased the Backwaters Restaurant, just past the old Fishmonger, where the Sea Trek Boat sits now" he said. "I love this place, we have the freshest seafood and a great view,............. and now the family business continues as both of Nick and Mary's daughters Madison and Hanna are working here with us."
Peter has also owned the Beef O’Brady’s franchise in Estero for almost 20 years!
Taking in account the owners Nick & Mary, Peter and John and then adding in the GM's Ray and Leslie Donovan who have been each managing restaurants on the beach for over 20 years, ...there is a lot of quality restaurant experience here, adding it up, it comes to some 200 years! "And to top all that off, we have Chef Jeff Rizzo in the kitchen who has been part of Nick and Mary's Family forever!" Peter added.
The co-owners of Snug Harbor, Nick & Mary Ruland, Peter Ennis and John Shields got together and started working on this project back in September of 2019 at the suggestion of previous owner/friend Paul Rosen, the idea.... to build another Snug Harbor on the same location as the previous one which was torn down years ago when the docks that supported it, needed to be rebuilt.
They finally opened up last October to much success even though the pandemic still had the rest of the country on lock down.
The new restaurant has quickly become a beach favorite with locals and visitors alike, with their great 'on the dock' waterfront location, their friendly staff and amazing food and service, and Nick wanted to send a special mention out to Paul Rosen..."He started this ball rolling, If it wasn't for him, none of this would have happened!"
For the celebration, they will be raffling off over $500 in Gift Certificates to the restaurant, there will be 21 winners of a $25 gift certificates, when attending you will enter your name at the door and they will have 7 winners each day of the weekend celebration.
On Friday live music will be provided by Hallie and Rome from 2pm-5pm and Beach Talk. Radio will be on hand to help kick off the weekend with their show ---from 6pm to 7pm
Saturday, Johnny will be entertaining from 2pm-5pm and the Reggae Sounds of Ragady Lapsey will be playing live from 5pm-8pm. Sunday Mary Winner will be on hand to entertain from 2pm-5pm.
This will be a great celebration all weekend long with .... hopefully.... the best Stone Crab Claws picked fresh from sparkling gulf waters... right to your table.
Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant is located at 645 Old San Carlos Blvd and is open from 11am until 10pm.
Happy Anniversary Guys!
Oh, one more thing! If you haven’t stopped in and had some of Mary’s incredible home made and fresh baked desserts......you’re really missing out!
To The Editor,
Most Americans agree that Washington DC is criminally insane. Our civilization is being destroyed by criminals and perverts, like an out-of-control train with no brakes.
We've been hijacked. And according to the Constitution, only We The People can end the hijacking.
Complaining on Facebook or other social media accomplishes nothing. Listening to 'conservative talkers' on the radio accomplishes even less. Waiting for Trump to restore our country is an exercise in frustration; presidents cannot do the job of We The People. Getting more 'good guys' into office or into precinct chair positions in the GOP is like re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic. We can't arrest DC organized crime with partisan politics. That's always been just a distraction.
Tired of doing all of the above, I finally discovered the only full-spectrum plan of action that's lawful, peaceful, powerful, and perpetual; a Christian mission called TACTICAL CIVICS™ . It's already in over 180 counties, now including ours. The chapters will restore the Grand Jury and Militia in each county, coordinate them to work together, finish ratifying 'Our First Right' (the original first right in the Bill of Rights) so that no congressional district can exceed 50,000 people. They're 15+ times larger than that today, so big cities control elections and America's 31,000+ small towns have had no voice in the US House or Electoral College for a century!
We also plan to pass the Bring Congress Home Act, launch the Indictment Engine™ mobile app, and pass 18 other draconian reform laws when we have Congress broken up and working from their hometowns where We The People, not lobbyists and billionaires, will control them. ..............But that's the long term.
For the short term, we're building our numbers and learning the civics. Will you join us? Membership is FREE. go to:TacticalCivics.com
We will offer videos and meetings to help us all get trained in civics so we understand how this all happened, who exactly is doing it, and how exactly we will end their criminal operations when enough American counties have an active TACTICAL CIVICS™ chapter. Incidentally, this responsible mission only requires about half of 1 % of the American people to take responsibility. Just one American in every 200 because it's oversight and law enforcement, not politics.
I can promise you one thing. If you tune out the Fear Porn that's driving you crazy, and start learning TACTICAL CIVICS™ (what we all should have learned in school) you will have more true peace than you've had in years. Together, with very little real work but just faith and self-discipline, We The People CAN take our civilization back and restore our rule of law.
Bruce Gillikin - David M.Zuniga
Ed Note: Thank God for our Constitution! Our forefathers were truely brilliant statesmen and had foresight to put verbiage in it to ensure that the people could rise up and reign in our overgrown, over-reaching Government.
I checked out the website and this looks promising, I hope many of our local
readers join forces with you and help get this well established in this county and I suggest that my readers from across the states and other counties around Florida also get involved establishing this in their counties too.
Beijing often sends military aircraft into Taiwan's air defense zone in a show of strength and last Friday, October 1st, they flew 38 planes into the area after Taiwan applied to join a major trans-Pacific trade pac as Beijing marked the founding of the People’s Republic of China when Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China (PRC) from atop Tiananmen, after a near complete victory (Oct 1, 1949) by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the Chinese Civil War. There have been other sustained military displays, including combat engagements, such as the air and artillery battles in the late 1950s.
On Oct. 4, 5 & 6 mainland Chinese combat aircraft crossed the Taiwan Strait and illegally penetrated sovereign Taiwanese airspace. That aerial "show of force" rated as the largest mainland Chinese airspace violation since 1949 when Chinese Nationalist soldiers retreated to the island and dug in.
According to numerous media reports, the 56-plane demonstration by the Chinese Communist Party's Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) culminated three days of sustained military saber-rattling harassment.
The Eisenhower administration's support for Taiwan led to a stalemate and a ceasefire. But with Ike in charge the Communists thought twice.
In the 2021 President Joe Biden geopolitical context, the Oct. 4 violation was a multidimensional diplomatic and military probe in the form of a calculated outrage designed to generate maximum media headlines.
The headlines erupted. At the military tactical and operational levels behind the headlines, the intrusion probed Taiwanese air defenses. It was recon. Very possibly the CCP's military gleaned valuable intelligence on technical capabilities, such as radar range and missile battery readiness. The probe could have provided insight into the Taiwan military's decision-making. How long will the Taiwanese wait before intercepting the PLAAF attack formation?
The strait is narrow. Delay has fatal consequences.
At the strategic level, the penetration was another provocative Beijing test of Taiwan's faith in reliable American support of its defense. To be frank, U.S. support for the defense of Taiwan translates into protecting the small democracy's very existence.
In a theoretical frame, the Chinese show of force air operation was a classic example of a "power cocktail," mixing what strategists dub basic elements of power, in this instance diplomatic, intelligence/information and military power.
However, Communist China's threat to Taiwan isn't theory. From Mao Zedong on, senior Chinese Communist leaders have vowed to seize Taiwan. Often Beijing obfuscates that vow with rhetoric like a "formal declaration of Taiwan independence" will immediately lead to a cross-Strait war.
The Pentagon and several open-source analysts also identify other camouflage for Beijing aggression. In addition to formal independence, the cases include:
No. 1: Unrest within Taiwan, and note Beijing could seed unrest
No. 2: Foreign intervention in Taiwan's internal affairs, and that could mean anything from selling Taiwan F-16 parts to providing loans
No. 3: Taiwanese acquisition of nuclear weapons -- and like Japan and South Korea, Taiwan has the brains to produce them
No. 4: A foreign nation stationing military forces on Taiwan.
That is a warning to the U.S. Every so often commentators -- like me -- mull deploying a U.S. Army armored brigade combat team to Taiwan. Think tripwire forces in South Korea and, during the Cold War, West Germany.
In the larger lens of willingness to fight a war for freedom: The probe was a material manifestation of the giant sucking sound, the huge Asian power vacuum and credibility vacuum created by Biden's disastrous Afghanistan bugout.
The withdrawal was a self-inflicted disaster. The world knows it, even if the Washington Beltway media refuses to admit it.
Power abhors a vacuum, and autocratic states and tyrannies like Communist China rush to fill power vacuums. The Oct. 4 show of force suggests that after the post-Afghanistan debacle Beijing senses opportunity.
Communist China is America's foremost security threat. Chinese president Xi Jinping is already arguing Biden's bugout demonstrates American promises are unreliable. China wants South Korea and Japan to observe closely, and India as well.
Without strong leadership by democratic nations, primarily from the powerful U.S., our weaknesses, especially our self-inflicted weaknesses, could quickly become debilitating wounds the authoritarians will leverage, to our great loss.