BODY OF GREENVILLE BUSINESSMAN DISCOVERED IN ATLANTA HOTEL ROOM
|| By FITSNEWS || Greenville, S.C. businessman Eric Robinson – who was acquitted of all charges last year in the high-profile corruption case involving former S.C. State University (SCSU) board chairman Jonathan Pinson – has been found dead in a hotel room in Atlanta, Georgia.
Robinson was 43 years old. He is survived by a wife and two small children.
According to our sources, Robinson was found dead in his hotel room on Friday morning. He was in Atlanta on business. Preliminary indications are that he suffered from some form of cardiac arrest – perhaps due to a severe sleep apnea condition.
Anybody else view this as suspicious?
An autopsy will be conducted on Monday, sources tell FITS.
Last summer, Pinson was found guilty of twenty-nine counts of corruption – including racketeering and conspiracy. He was supposed to have been sentenced for his crimes months ago, but earlier this month his sentencing was delayed.
What happened? It’s not immediately clear …
Pinson is facing nearly two decades behind bars … quite a fall from grace for a guy who was caught bragging on wiretaps about replacing U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn in the U.S. Congress.
“I’ll be more powerful than most politicians … I’ll buy the next Congressional seat,” Pinson said on one of the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) wiretaps released during his recent trial.
Among other violations of the public trust, Pinson accepted a $110,000 Porsche sport utility vehicle in exchange for convincing his chronically cash-strapped school to purchase an 80-acre, $3 million “Sportsman’s Retreat” in Orangeburg County, S.C.
The owner of that property – developer Richard Zahn – paid for a night of debauchery in Orlando, Florida in December 2010 for Pinson and Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin, who was reportedly the original target of the federal investigation. Benjamin and Pinson were also key players in the Village at River’s Edge scandal – a botched housing project that received at least $8 million in federal “stimulus” funds as well as an undisclosed amount of cash from City of Columbia, S.C. taxpayers.
Robinson – who was Pinson’s college roommate at SCSU – was found not guilty on all eleven counts brought against him by the federal government in connection with the Pinson case.
His attorney, Shaun Kent, said his client not only beat back the charges against him – he punched the federal “bully” in its face.
“He didn’t do anything wrong, we maintained that the entire time,” Kent said last fall. “He’s one of the few people to stand up to the United States government – he stood up to the bully and punched it in it’s face. I’m proud of him.”
How Benjamin has escaped accountability for his proximity to the Pinson scandal is beyond us … although given his stormy entrance into elected office, we probably shouldn’t be surprised.
Just hours after being elected mayor of Columbia in April 2010, an SUV driven by Benjamin slammed into another vehicle causing extensive damage to the car and permanent damage to its driver, Deborah Rubens.
Weeks later FITS reported that multiple witnesses observed Benjamin consuming alcohol beverages well into the evening just hours before the car crash. Astoundingly, the S.C. Highway Patrol made the snap judgment that Benjamin was sober – without giving him a field sobriety test, a breathalyzer exam or taking blood from him.
Anyway … count on FITS to keep our readers up to speed on the latest developments related to Robinson’s death.
“he stood up to the bully and punched it in it’s face”
Hmmmmm…. Appears that somebody may have punched back..??
How come I always go online and open this website within 5 minutes of an article being posted? Do I have ESP?
ESP? Naw, you don’t have a life.
I’m not online all the time. Sometimes I watch TV.
Sometimes I watch TV
I’ve heard about that – what’s it like?
TV? It’s kinda like being online, but no #?&$@# or LOUD TYPING!!!!!!
Max, don’t you have to go punch a cow?
Thanks, Pard’ — I saved this and will read it tomorrow evening. I think there’s a difference between a “cowboy”
and a “cowpuncher”, if my memory is correct. I’m seeing Adorabella tomorrow – I’ll mention that Texas women expect to be treated as ladies per your advice. Anyway, Max, how old were you when you left Amarillo?
Somewhere in Texas, in a now unknown grave, are the bones of my uncle who died from a rattlesnake bite (so told to me) while cowboying on a roundup. He was buried where he died. This was around late 1919 to early 1920 – the date being uncertain. I’ve inherited about 100 fotos of him with my aunt.
Sometimes I watch TV.
Then you may have ESP…N.
A man died. I feel guilty for joking. But I have always been the “Life of the Party Funeral”. Two small children and a wife; too bad.
Admit it BT, you are just checking to see if I am on here….ha! (just teasing).
Ed “Snitch” Givens is probably a little worried right now. Probably sweating Grey Goose in fact.
You know Ed, too? I’m sure it ain’t Grey Goose now, though. Probably Taaka or Gordon’s.
Yea, hard to move about within distance of any legislator withoug seeing Snitch all up in they bizznazz. You are probably right, now that McNair and other lobbyist principals are not paying the tab for Snitch, and not able to work much at his given “profession” any longer, he probably is drinking the cheap stuff. Bring on the Ripple!
“Anybody else view this as suspicious?”
“Anybody else view this as suspicious?”
Barring any evidence that this is anything other that natural causes, not particularly. Got evidence? Then spill.
Anything natural is suspicious to FITS…and his fellow Speedo-clad conspiracy-theorist, Boz. They are paranoid of EVERYBODY…
Except when Obama and “Pootlian bend FITS over and ream him out…and I guess that’s natural for people like him…but he never utters a peep about that…
No Speedos here, sport. And I don’t see this as suspicious at all.
Uh oh…Do I see a schism…I guess if Hillary and the AP can snipe at each other.. so can you…
Suck a dick, dick.
“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you”
You come up w/ that all by yourself?…LMAO…
…LMAO… I came up w/ *this* all by myself!
He died at 43? I’ll wait to see what the autopsy reveals, but that is very young to die of “natural causes”
Good point. If some one in otherwise decent health is worming full time traveling etc and dies at the ripe old age of 43, its should be assumed he died of natrual causes until we hear something to the contrary…
I have severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Without my CPAP machine, I’d have been dead years ago. I never go out of town without it. In fact, I try hard never to sleep more than an hour or so without it. Whether or not the guy was using a CPAP could be key to the cause of death, even if he was only 43.
Buz, have you ever had a sleep study done? I know someone who had sleep apnea, I think he was in his mid 50’s, but anyways, they did the sleep study and I think he minor surgery (sinuses?) and it really helped him. I’ve never known anyone in their 40’s to be confined to a CPAP, but I am sure some are, just not that common.
Unless you weigh 400 pounds or more.
Dude wasn’t exactly the picture of health though either:
Seems like prime heart attack material to me…throw in some apnea and I’m sure the odds go up even more.
Yeah, I had two nights of a sleep study, to determine whether or not I needed a CPAP. My apnea was severe enough to be life-threatening. I weighed over 300 pounds then. (Now down to 250.) Had not yet been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (Epstein-Barr Syndrome), or an extremely rare heart condition involving very freaky fluctuations in rhythm. I was pre-diabetic. (Now nowhere near it.) Plus being being over-medicated for a couple of conditions that turned out to be misdiagnosed to begin with — and prescribed amphetamine-based ADHD meds and SRI’s for anxiety — when my system simply won’t tolerate them with terrible side effects. So it was amazing that I survived all that.
Good news is, I got the best lab work and examination results recently that I’d had in 25 years. Kinda like a miracle, actually.
That is great news on recent results! Anytime they start talking long term medication I always want a second opinion. I am sure it’s only a matter of time before I have to take something, but I am trying to delay it as long as possible. I have hereditary high cholesterol, which means diet changes are unlikely have an effect, but so far I have been able to avoid the statins. First time I was diagnosed with high cholesterol, I was 24 in the best shape of my life. Both me and the doctor thought the results were wrong. Come to find out it is hereditary, so I “try” to remember to take fish oil.
I am glad you survived that, we need our daily Buz :)
You need to get out more. Your tax dollars are paying vets in their 20s and 30s thousands of dollars in disability payments. If you need a CPAP, automatic 50% disability
Buz, good for you – I have friends who have/need them. Wondering if his
is the NAA-CPAP model.
The NAA-CPAP model is not available in SC.
Something about a boycott…
You should comment more often – that is too funny. You and Shifty play well off each other.
I have a file to save the good ones from TBG…. it’s not stealing – it’s sharing! And I will plagiarize… which reminds me that it’s a new year, so —–
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The bigger question that needs to be asked is why Pinson is not sentenced ????
Jihadist Maj. Nidal Hassan murdered a dozen-plus in 2009…and he is living up in a country club prison, compliments of Barack Obama…
In the left..there is NO respect for enforcing the law…and punishing the guilty (unless they are guilty of being Conservative)….
Why aren’t you in church?
I went to church today, and I’ve gotten out…but thanks for asking…
If that church really cared, they would never have let him leave.
They probably would have locked him in a cellar for being a bad boy, but ….even GT has some original ideas (yeah few, but SOME).
There isn’t enough holy water to purify him, if there were though you might want to start gathering two of each animals.
Not to purify him, but to remove him.
Cause I don’t participate in the religion industry. They make plenty money from posing as non-profits while they work their hardest to drive politics without getting into my pockets. You all bitch about taxes but don’t mind “paying to pray”. I guess it’s the bonus points they promise you
I’m a Christian, save your sermons. I’ve never been a heavy drinker in my entire life. I do get exercise and lots of it, and that’s one reason why I’m healthier. But lack of exercise and my diet were not the only reasons for my weight gain and the difficulty in taking it off. Too complicated for you to understand, though, I’m sure. “Demons” have nothing at all to do with it.
You may very well be a false prophet. Can you reach into your mind and grab ahold of some of those snakes, take them out and prove your faith and righteousness through the taking up of serpents?
That seems to be about the level of your theology.
Was that NOT you in the Youtube video that was linked, and Identified as Boz?
USBD is a country club? Regardless, Obama didn’t put him there douchenuts, the military did, cause that’s where military offenders go. Shocker, I know, but reality can be that way sometimes
Obama could unleash the Mountain of DOJ enforcement versus an innocent Ferguson PD or bomb the Cambridge Police w/ hate and lies…but he is HELPLESS to forward justice against a Terrorist who shot down Americans soldiers 6 years ago, while taking a check from the US army? WTF????
Hmmm…I wonder why such a high number of people believe Obama is a closet Muslin??? (especially when you see what he’s doing for Iran against Israel)….
Uh, yeah, that’s right. Military matter. End of story. And, take a check from the US Army? WTF are you talking about. Why do such a LARGE number (you clearly went to SC schools–or you are the one that is HIGH) believe Obama is a Muslim? Cause they are stupid, OR, they will repeat anything that serves to say that his Presidency is not legitimate.
Military matter???….Ever hear of the ‘Commander in chief’…????
Oops…I forgot; Obama is NOT RESPONSIBLE for anything, except perpetual vaycays…and wrecking the economy…but of course, you’re about as accountable for that as you are for national security, which you’ve blown, too….
Worst President Since Carter…..but at least we DUMPED Carter after ONE term…Obama is a Disaster X TWO…..
Uh, your starting point was that the CINC put Hassan in that”country club” the United States Disciplinary Barracks, a maximum security federal prison.
Time for me to turn around. I’m getting way too close to GT’s Bullshit Mountain
The Buck STOPS somewhere, you irresponsible piece of $#!t…but Obama is sitting on his @$$…instead of doing his job…
When the people do not see justice after this F*#king murderer gunned down our people…it makes Obama look like a worthless Dumb@$$…and you look like the F*#king cherub faced Michael Moore clone that you are….for defending this Bull-$#it…
You lost BIG on Nov. 4…and w/o Cheater voters in 2016…you’ll get the F*#k kicked out of you…because you suck so much….
Yup. Obama not doing his job, except when he’s doing too much and over-reaching and being tyrannical, except when he leading from behind, except when he was responsible for that wrinkle in your shirt this morning, and the rain a couple of weeks ago, and that stain on you tie. My gosh, this man surely has a lot of power over you to take up so much space in your life. I’ll bet it keeps you up at night too. No time to lose cause you know, the jack booted thugs will be at your door any time. Better dig that cellar faster, get your food, water and gold down there as soon as you can. No time to lose!!!!!
The same question to be ask in the former lexington county sheriff, James metts case. He has plead guilty to corruption charges and has yet to be sentenced. WHY? How long does it take a federal judge to sentence someone where the federal guide lines are already spelled out on how much minuimum time and maximum time metts will have to spend in jail.
Exercise, and putting down the bottle, will work wonders for you…
While FITS, and the decadent are always pushing vice…they don’t give a S#!t for those too weak to keep from destroying themselves because they have no discipline or desire to do the right thing……
I’m sure you abhor the true message of Christ, but even if you reject Him, but follow his dictates…many of the demons that deteriorate your body and lead to your physical suffering…will flee from you…
GT didn’t Jesus turn water to wine? You are assuming that Buz drinks.
I’ve seen Buz’s video of him in a smoke-filled club, singing, in a drunken stupor.
I have no problem w/ a drink. But Jesus was against drunkenness.
The left has a tendency to pervert so many naturally human functions…and that’s where their clash w/ The Bible occurs…and why they are – for the most part – anti-God.
I don’t go to bars, but I do drink on occasion. A funny story, where one might assume I had too much to drink, but luckily not caught on video save “maybe” ours.
My husband and I went to this nice restaurant, a rare event we had time for a date. I was wearing my nice skirt/jacket, silk shirt, pearls, and boots (it was cold out) and the evening was so much fun! Yes, I had a couple glasses of wine. My husband doesn’t really drink, he took a couple sips of mine with dinner.
We were driving home and dinner was so filling, I asked him to unlatch the snap of my skirt. We talked non-stop all the way home. I was so caught up in conversation. I had completely forgotten he had unlatched my skirt when we arrived home.
I step outside the vehicle while holding a bag and my feet just were not working. I literally slammed into the concrete trying to catch my balance, landing on my knee. Confused, I looked down….
….there was my skirt wrapped around my boots!
Thank goodness I live in a rural area and no one caught that on tape, save “maybe” us.
If your husband had acted gentlemanly he would have opened the door for you. He would have caught you in his strong, manly arms and immediately recognizing the situation would have whispered those words in your ear that mean so much to you. Then,,,,,,,,,,, (words fail me here)
A father asks his 10-year-old son if he knows about the birds and the bees.
“I DON’T WANT TO KNOW!” the child says, bursting into tears. “PROMISE ME YOU WON’T TELL ME!”
Confused, the father asks what’s wrong.
“Oh, Dad,” the boy sobs. “When I was six, I got the ‘There’s no Santa speech’. At seven, I got the ‘There’s no Easter Bunny’ speech. When I was eight, you hit me with the
‘There’s no tooth fairy’ speech.
“If you’re going to tell me that grown-ups don’t really get laid, I’ll have nothing left to live for!”
Fool, I come from a strict theatrical background, where one does not drink or do drugs before taking the stage. If I looked stupefied in that particular video, it was party a reaction to the smoke in the room. I am not a smoker, and sometimes when it’s thick, it overwhelms me.
I mainly drink wine, when I do drink. A good deal less than Jesus and the Disciples, according to what we are told in the Bible. WAY the hell less than most of the politicians in the GOP you love so much. They are the biggest bunch of lushes I’ve ever seen.
Contact all of them and tell them you are praying for them, and invite them to church. Give them a really good sermon, too. Get back with me and tell me how many don’t hang up on you, or fail to answer your email and put you on some kind of watch list.
Answer the question. Was that you, or was it now, in the video linked and identified as you?
I was not drunk in that video. If you saw one of my stand-up routines on video, you might also conclude I was out of it. Whether I am singing, cracking jokes, or MCing a show, my stage persona does not reflect me as a person. It is a stage persona. Who may or may not be tipsy or high. That’s the way “Boz The Buzzman” rolls. I also do standup under my “real nickname” Buz, in which I appear to high part of the time at least — but in that case, it’s a bit I’m doing. I’ve played many drunks in plays and such over the years, too. It’s kind of a specialty.
I repeat, I do not drink alcohol or get high before performing, and when I do drink, I do so quite moderately.
Again: Thanks for confirming.
Oh well, at least taxpayers won’t being paying to house and feed him now. Sorry, but I’m putting this one in the Win column.
Yep! I have to agree. Too bad more of his associates don’t find his exit strategy worthy of imitation.
I am not sure how this is a win? He survived due process, where is the win? You are glad he was found dead?
I liked you better as Tangerine.
And why is that Mom?
Shamefully inaccurate and bias reporting here.
Go read The State or the NYT. FITS is no different.
Why do you think Conservatives are so disgusted w/ media….???
… the word implies a blanket of related concepts, objective in nature – sort of a Swiss Army knife of tools used in the process of perception of reality. The implication is also that during the process of perception, reality itself may be decomposed into its constituent parts, and analyzed, with each resultant package of information assigned attributes such as ‘meaning’, ‘importance’, ‘usefulness’… as well as less active attributes such as ‘color’, ‘texture’, ‘edible’, and so on… which in turn implies, as does perception, the existence of an actor, actively engaged in the process, possessing the resources necessary to store information with the persistence necessary to name, categorize and prioritize the constituent elements resulting from decomposing reality, to recall and to process that information in order to compare, approximate, and further.. to defer analyses for “later” in a time-based system of perception… which, again, in turn, implies an actor not merely a machine, activated by the environment, but actively accumulating information which itself becomes the basis for action by an implied actor, action that is not merely based on present information being processed, but by information previously stored and newly combined with present information. Introduced implicitly as a component of reality is time, which enables perception, decomposition, storage, and the recombination of information.
The introduction of an actor and the possibility of action based on the combination of information both present and past – synthetic perception – is all necessary for the introduction of the concept of awareness… and I claim that there is yet another implication. Underlying the entire picture, and supporting the existence of the actor, the possibility of action based on synthetic perception and time, is purpose.
Purpose. This concept brings us to a synthetic concept of non-trivial complexity, and the introduction of something the reader and I have in common – being that actor with certain shared characteristics. Aware life on Earth is one of those characteristics. Aware life is required as a host for all of the foregoing. Though we share this characteristic, just what it is may resist our inquiry because perception in this case requires the decomposer be the decomposed. In this one case, life must perceive itself. This defeats one of the core principles of the engine described above – time. Time must pass in order to decompose what is perceived into constituent parts for later analysis. Aware life, however, exists outside of time. It creates time as a result of processing reality. Time is synthetic information created by perceiving change. We perceive reality as a constantly changing stream of information. The catch is, what is happening to the actor while it is in the process of synthesizing new information? Is it changing as well? Or is it just the medium where information is being stored that changes? For our analysis engine to work, aware life much change in some way that can be perceived by it. Does aware life even have an organ that can perceive that kind of reality? Is that information accessible at all?
Aware life, then implies yet another synthetic concept… Identity. Self. and beyond this, a support mechanism of cells fed by nutrients in a chemical bath. Somehow, the entire mechanism thus far described, springs out of these cells. Not only that, but a communication path exists through which the actor may control those cells. The system of cells that provides this support we call a body. Though it’s possible for a few of those cells to escape and continue to live as a new actor, the body eventually dies because of an imperfection in the DNA of replicating cells.
It is the death of the body that introduces yet another non-trivial complexity – survival. The individual body of cells is supported by infusion of nutrients. This may require planning. Without nutrients the body will die.
Analysis may lead to conclusions that lead to actions, but there is another mechanism afoot that factors into the perception of reality. An internal source of information we generally refer to as emotion.
Emotion is how Republicans “think.”
So often those too stupid to really say anything of value, use the most words to articulate that….
You “wanna-be” so bad, don’t you?….It has to smart when my clichés are more provocative than the most profound utterance of your being….
oh..oh… oh…. LMAO… .hahahahaha!
That rant was a little lengthy, but in re: “Emotion is how Republicans “think.”
That’s how democrats think too ;)
When liberals want to circumvent reality because it indicts them…they present rambling diatribe as a distraction. ..
Please do explain. I know you are not a man of few words, so if you could give me the short version, I’d kindly appreciate it :)
Short version: Republicans are scum.
I am sorry you feel that way – we had a great run, much in common. If I am scum, you have drawn the line, sadly I don’t stand on one side or the other, but lean right.
You could persuade me to see your side, we could friends, but you drew the line. I get it. I am the scum you will bathe because you can’t draw your own bath water. It’s ok, really – it’s ok. I’ll do it for you….as long as I can.
“The problem with socialism, you eventually run out of other peoples money (or efforts) to spend.” – Predominantly Margaret Thatcher.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus
I don’t even read that – I can do my own “religious” research. Hate will eat you alive. Me too if we allow it.
It’s not hate… it is what it is.
Hate is such an overused word when not applied to Republicans.
Hate is an overused word. It doesn’t take religion to hate someone, though I am not a religious person. I will say this….
I spoke briefly with a very interesting person. Degree in Divinity. I expected pious. Not the case. What I heard was, “if you ever want to see hate, step inside a church” or something to that affect.
The lines are blurred, have been for some time. Times are slow to change, it requires a change in “tradition.” It is moving forward. I have no hate for you, regardless what your life choices are. That is your choice, it is my choice to accept them. As it is anyones choice to accept life itself.
I know you like Nietzsche, but do you like psychology? Your self esteem is not a product of what others might want to make it. It is YOURS and yours alone for the making.
Margaret Thatcher…you mean Rupert Murdoch’s whore.
Gees…at least be original. Most of your comments are ribbed from Freshman text books.
Yeah conservatives are so original
“Obama is a Muslim Communist ”
Don’t put everyone in a corner, and don’t label them, when they stand with people whom they have more in common with.
When you do that, you cast force them to take sides. Truth be known, most of us are somewhere in the middle.
all my own creation.
Bible Code Predicts Economic Collapse in 2015
Does it say which month? ;)
Luckily the rapture took place in May 2011 so us Christians don’t have to worry.