Justin Carter

Justin Carter & the words we post

On February 14, 19 year-old Justin Carter was arrested for making a comment on Facebook. In response to another commenter that called him crazy, Carter allegedly commented something to the effect of, ‘I’m f—ed in the head alright. I think I’ma (sic) shoot up a kindergarten and watch the blood of the innocent rain down…

Tour Israel with an excellent guide

Tour Israel with an excellent guide

My feet first touched the ground of Israel in 1973, when the purpose of my visit was to meet with officials regarding my duties as a Drug Enforcement Agent. I didn’t return to tour Israel for another 40 years. In May of 2013 I returned with my wife and some dear friends from Toronto. Prior…

The Cinnamon Challenge: Just Say No

The Cinnamon Challenge: Just Say No

As a former supervisory Federal agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, it would seem natural to blog about the effects of narcotics and dangerous drugs. If someone had told me that I would one day be writing about the dangers of cinnamon-abuse, I simply would not have believed it. But here we are.

Online Dating: Googling your date, praying & good background checks

Online Dating: Googling your date, praying & good background checks

Over the past few years, online dating web sites have exploded in popularity. Not only are sites like Match.com, eHarmony and Plenty of Fish an accepted way of dating in our culture – online dating may even becoming the norm. These sites essentially allow a person to pre-screen prospective dating partners – by being able…

Worker’s comp: How private investigators could help prevent fraud

Worker’s comp: How private investigators could help prevent fraud

With the economy still on the mend, the National Insurance Crime Bureau estimates worker’s compensation claimant fraud to be the fastest growing insurance scam of the decade. Fraudulent claims have spiked nationwide and continue to gain momentum even with state agencies attempting to crack down on the defrauders. It’s not always a popular topic, but…

Investigating investment opportunities and avoiding scams

Investigating investment opportunities and avoiding scams

Ponzi schemes, pyramids, and pump and dump frauds are but a few of the colorful names given to the multitude of ways to separate people from their money through investment scams. While some of these schemes have involved billions of dollars, most frauds are happy to scam smaller dollar amounts. According to the U.S. Securities…