Super fucked up dipshit of the day: Bryce Williams

 

Alleged Gunman Details Grievances in ‘Suicide Notes’

A man claiming to be Bryce Williams called ABC News over the last few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story and wanted to fax information. He never told ABC News what the story was.

This morning, a fax was in the machine (time stamped 8:26 a.m.) almost two hours after the shooting. A little after 10 a.m., he called again, and introduced himself as Bryce, but also said his legal name was Vester Lee Flanagan, and that he shot two people this morning. While on the phone, he said authorities are “after me,” and “all over the place.” He hung up. ABC News contacted the authorities immediately and provided them with the fax.

In the 23-page document faxed to ABC News, the writer says “MY NAME IS BRYCE WILLIAMS” and his legal name is Vester Lee Flanagan II. He writes what triggered today’s carnage was his reaction to the racism of the Charleston church shooting:


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PHOTO: Vester Lee Flanagan II, the suspect in the Virginia shootings of a news reporter and cameraman, faxed a 23-page document to ABC News.

“Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…”

Sources say Flanagan’s firearm was legally purchased from a Virginia gun store.

“What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them.”

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It is unclear whose initials he is referring to. He continues, “As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!” He said Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to act.


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PHOTO: Vester Lee Flanagan II, the suspect in the Virginia shootings of a news reporter and cameraman, faxed a 23-page document to ABC News.

Later in the manifesto, the writer quotes the Virginia Tech mass killer, Seung Hui Cho, calls him “his boy,” and expresses admiration for the Columbine High School killers. “Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harrisand Dylann Klebold got…just sayin.'”

Sources familiar with the investigation tell ABC News that in his attack, Flanagan used a Glock 19 — a firearm similar to one that Cho used in his mass attack.

In Flanagan’s often rambling letter to authorities, family and friends, he writes of a long list of grievances. In one part of the document, Flanagan calls it a “Suicide Note for Friends and Family.”

  • He says he has been attacked by black men and white females
  • He talks about how he was attacked for being a gay, black man
  • He says has suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work

    A source with direct knowledge of his complaints against the station said a pair of tweets sent today and attributed to him accurately reflect previous complaints he lodged against the two people he killed today. These are the two Tweets: “Alison made racist comments,” and, “Adam went to hr on me after working with me one time!!!”

    Nowhere in the document does he make specific threats against anyone from WDBJ.

    In his manifesto, he says he encountered “nasty racist things” while working at WDBJ-7 in Roanoke, and that drove him to sue the station. “I marched down to the courthouse and sued WDBJ7 by myself and they settled! HA!”

    He continues: “I can remember one day in particular… leaving the courthouse… feeling overwhelmed… confused… even some fear. But by golly I knew I HAD to fight. … They truly f—-d with my life and caused an awful chain of events.” He says he even killed his cats in a forest “because of them.”

    Flanagan says that, “Hell yeah, I made mistakes,” noting that he “should not have been so curt” with photographers in Roanoke. “[B]ut you know why I was? The damn news director was a micromanaging tyrant!!”

    And, he writes, “the photogs were out to get me at WDBJ7… one went to HR after only working with me one time… the chief photog told his troops to [record video of] me if they saw be doing something wrong.”

    Flanagan then suggests that, after leaving WDBJ-7, he was offered a job at a station in Pennsylvania, but WDBJ-7 persuaded the Pennsylvania station to rescind the offer.

    “I got to the point, this time around, where I wasn’t even looking for a job. I don’t need to deal with workplace bullies anymore. THAT is what lawmakers need to focus on,” he adds.


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    PHOTO: Vester Lee Flanagan II, the suspect in the Virginia shootings of a news reporter and cameraman, faxed a 23-page document to ABC News.

    “Yes, it will sound like I am angry,” he writes in his manifesto. “I am. And I have every right to be. But when I leave this Earth, the only emotion I want to feel is peace….”

    “The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily…I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!”

    He chronicles the “tough times” he’s faced, including some “financial crashes.” He says he used to work as a male escort but, “I am proud of it” because he “made thousands.”

    “[I] tried to pull myself up by the bootstraps,” but, “The damage was already done and when someone gets to this point, there is nothing that can be said or done to change their sadness to happiness. It does not work that way. Meds? Nah. It’s too much.”

    “And then, after the unthinkable happened in Charleston, THAT WAS IT!!!”

    “Yeah I’m all f—– up in the head,” he concedes.

    It amazes me that these asswipes put out suicide notes then do not have the balls to commit suicide, what a fucking coward!!!

Sons of Anarchy spin-off in the works at FX

Kurt Sutter developing series chronicling the Mayans motorcycle club


The world of Sons of Anarchy could ride again at FX.

After years of hinting that Sons might get a spin-off, EW has learned that series creator Kurt Sutter is now in the preliminary stages of developing a new show set in the Northern California motorcycle club scene.

Details about the project are scarce. In fact, we only know one thing for certain about the proposed storyline: The project focuses on the Mayans — the Oakland-based Hispanic MC gang that had quite a rocky history with SAMCRO across seven seasons. In the original series, the Mayans run heroin factories and are also involved in prostitution. Their cuts bear the legend “Los Asesinos de Dios” — Assassins of God.

Sutter had previously teased the idea of doing an SoA prequel as recently as last month at Comic-Con, possibly as a limited series. FX won’t officially confirm whether the new series will be a prequel or not. Either way, creating a new drama set in the SoA-verse makes plenty of sense for FX as Sons ranks as the most popular show in the network’s history. Last December’s Sons finale was seen by a whopping 9.2 million viewers.

Sutter will executive produce the as-yet-untitled project, and is currently hunting for a showrunner to handle the Mayan’s day-to-day management. Sutter will remain focused on running his upcoming medieval drama The Bastard Executioner, which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 15 (and stars Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal and Ed Sheeran). Sutter also wrote the screenplay for the feature filmSouthpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which was released last month.

The Mayans project would be produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

Ronda Rousey Claims She Makes More Money Per Second Than Floyd Mayweather, Takes a Shot at His Reading Skills

Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather are never going to get into the ring/Octagon together, regardless of how much people seem to want it to happen. But their war of words is probably going to keep us entertained for years to come.

If you haven’t been keeping up with it, here’s a quick update: Mayweather addressed Rousey as a “he” during an interview last year. Rousey responded by bringing up Mayweather’s various domestic violence incidents earlier this year. She then doubled down on that by taking another shot at Mayweather during the 2015 ESPY Awards. And Mayweather responded by playing the “I’m richer than you” card in response to it before trying to bury the hatchet with Rousey earlier this month.

Rousey isn’t quite ready to call a truce yet, though, and TMZ Sports has the proof. She spoke with a paparazzo about how things have been going with her recently and, during her interview, she took aim at Mayweather by claiming that she makes more money per second than he does—and saying that Mayweather can text her to talk about it once he learns how to read.

“[Floyd] said, ‘You make $300 million a night, then you can give me a call,'” she said. “I actually did the math and, given the numbers of my last fight, I’m actually the highest-paid UFC fighter, and I’m a woman. I think I actually make two to three times more than he does per second…so when he learns to read and write, he can text me.”

Ouch. You can watch Rousey’s entire interview here. How long until Mayweather responds? He’s got a fight to promote, so you can probably expect something anyyyyyyy second now…

They do know how to promote don’t they? But what are they promoting?

Trump vows never to eat Oreos again, citing move to Mexico

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeated his claim Tuesday evening that he would stop eating Oreos, citing the cookie maker’s decision to close a plant in Chicago and move it to Mexico.

“I’m never eating Oreos again,” Trump said, before adding that he would consider it if he could find some that were made in the U.S.

Trump’s claim is partly true.

Oreo’s parent company Mondelez International Inc. said last month that it decided to invest $130 million in building four new production lines at a plant in Mexico, which will replace nine older production lines at its Chicago plant.

That will mean the number of jobs at the Chicago plant will go from about 1,200 to about 600, said Laurie Guzzinati, a Mondelez representative. But the plant in Chicago will remain open.

Guzzinati said the decision to invest in the Mexico plant came after discussions with union representatives for workers at the Chicago plant. She said the company determined that the new production lines would cost $46 million less per year in Mexico than in Chicago, and said labor was “one of many factors.”

Guzzinati noted that Oreos continue to be made in some U.S. plants, including in New Jersey, Oregon and Virginia.

The Mondelez plant in Salinas, Mexico, opened in late 2014, and the four additional production lines are expected to be completed by mid-2016. Two of those lines will make Oreo cookies, Guzzinati said.

Mondelez, which also makes Chips Ahoy cookies and Trident gum, has said its “supply chain reinvention plan” is part of its broader push to slash costs and improve productivity.

He does know how to keep his face on the front page doesn’t he?

My Philippine Vacation…….

I stayed at the Ramada in central Manila, I did not know at the time it was in Chinatown but was pleased when I saw the surroundings.

Getting there with the traffic was an adventure as I said before but well worth the cultural experience. Again the employees there were incredible and respectful and would race me to the door to open it for me when I went in or out. They would not let me carry my own bags and were knowledgeable of sites in the area.

When I checked in I had pre-paid for everything and they upgraded me to an executive suite on the 14th floor. It had a large set of windows facing Chinatown and it was an incredible view, especially at night with all the lights. Fortunately right next door was a 7-11 but nothing like we are used to here. I was not able to find any Diet Pepsi but finally found some coke zero which is sugar free.

Just about all drinks there, like iced tea, are sweetened to the max, I think because of the bad tasting water. And I seriously doubt there is a blood sugar or diabetes problem there. They are not soft and lazy like we are. Even the street people work hard to scratch out a few pesos every day.

The food at all the places I ate was incredible and I had to have the McDonalds experience of a big mac and it was better than I am used to here in the US. I also had Jollibee a big fast food place there. The prices sounded like a lot but when you converted to dollars it was incredibly cheap.

Spent some time walking around Chinatown and looking in some shops and I wonder how some of those merchants make it with being out of the way in basically back allies and literal hole in the wall shops.

I stuck out like a sore thumb of course but was always treated very well and welcomed everywhere I went. They do know where the money is and I am not rich or even close to it I am better off than most there.

Made a trip to the mall of Asia and it is an interesting place to people watch as much as anything and is surprising the products they have there and it made me wonder how much of those products were bought daily. Had lunch at the TGIFriday and again had some very good food there.

It must be noted that the Taxi rides took about an hour to get to the mall but were only about 10 miles away and cost about 260 pesos which comes out to about 6 dollars. Try getting that here in the U.S.

The day I checked out the hotel did try to add some extra charges and after a brief negotiation the were removed because it was an obvious attempt to gouge a dumb American, But there was no dumb American there that day, But all were extremely respectful during that process.

Next the culture shock in my own country…….

Boy stumbles, punches hole through $1.5 million painting


A boy in Taiwan stumbled and accidentally punched a fist-sized hole through a 17th-century Italian painting valued at more than $1.5 million, the exhibition’s organizers said.

Surveillance video released by the organizers show the beverage-toting 12-year-old boy walking among a group looking at the oil painting “Flowers” by Italian master Paolo Porpora. As the group begins walking away, he can be seen stumbling over a rope barrier directly into the masterpiece’s canvas.

“The painting’s bottom right is damaged,” organizer Sun Chi-hsuan told reporters. “The boy’s hand made contact with the artwork and left a hole the size of a fist.”

The Taipei Times reported that the painting was restored and put back on display on Tuesday, according to organizers. The boy’s family was not asked to pay for the restoration costs of the painting, which was insured, according to Focus Taiwannews channel.

At least one Taipei resident blamed the exhibition organizers for the mishap.

“I think that painting should have been displayed behind glass, because displaying it in the open is very dangerous,” Lee Yi-fan told Reuters. “There’s just nothing to protect the painting as people go up to it and carelessly touch it. Because a lot of (people) will be looking at it.”

The exhibition — “The Face of Leonardo, Images of a Genius” – showcases dozens of paintings by artists from the Italian Renaissance period to the 20th century, organizers said.

I wonder if they are going to protect that $1.5 million painting now………