Tuesday, April 20, 2010

to catch a predator: the kinky no kill cult grifter edition

my friend over at workingtohelpanimals alerted me to a no kill scandal in the small town of ferris, texas. a little bit of digging unearthed a much bigger problem.

in late 2009, the city of ferris contracted with a no kill organization called domestic animal rescue emergency shelter services D.A.R.E.S.S. to manage the city's animal shelter. after just 2 months, there were complaints of overcrowding and filthy conditions. the city terminated the contract with D.A.R.E.S.S. and gave them 30 days to vacate. D.A.R.E.S.S. got out all right and took all of the animals in the middle of the night. D.A.R.E.S.S. manager JAMES VONDA would only say the animals were taken to a reservation. VONDA claimed that exposing the location could jeopardize the safety of the domestic violence victims that he preys on, oops, i mean provides safe haven for.

meet the polyamorous pagan BDS&M shape shifter con artist

JAMES SOARING EAGLE VONDA a.k.a. JAMES HERBERT

VONDA/HERBERT has quite a long list of scams. and according to the many pissed off victims, his crimes range from new york to missouri to texas and beyond.

on vonda's linkedin page, he claims to have earned a PhD at the London School of Economics yet his writing ability, spelling and grammar barely meet that of a high school graduate.

(note that most of the links in these sites do not work)
www.medicinewheelusa.com (this is VONDA'S wildlife preservation scam)
safe harbor ranch (a safe place to sleep, work and live as a tribe)
safe harbor foundation (moving victims from crisis to confidence and bondage)
the SOARING EAGLE claims to run some kind of a safe house for victims of domestic violence and drug abuse but i suspect this is nothing more than a way to expand his harem of slaves.

Our primary mission is to provide a safe and secure place to sleep/rest for 30 days in a Tribal Family environment.
his facility runs on the barter system. ick!

axiom commercial funding filed bankruptcy june 1, 2008, citing the "staggering fraud" perpetrated by both brokers and borrowers. yet, i found a mortgage website (www.vondafamilytrust.com) that was last updated TODAY, 4-20-10. the ripoffreport has documented his antics. there is an interesting chat about JAMES VONDA on the mortgage grapevine, and VONDA shows up to defend himself. the BBB gives him an F. the pissed consumer has a lot to say about this trickster.

but nothing will bring in the bucks like animal rescue which is why VONDA has now turned to NO KILL as his next con. cities across the US need to be aware of him. memorize his photo because i'm sure that another name change is in his future.


what does the noble indian want to do with all of this philanthropic moolah?

i believe that all of these different cons are simply a way for JAMES SOARING EAGLE VONDA to create his polyamorous wiccan BDS&M empire. i thought i was finished researching this old, ugly, bloated psychopath, when i stumbled on this little gem. it appears that VONDA/HERBERT is trying to carve out a little BDS&M empire for himself and his diseases riddled concubines. if SOARING EAGLE gets his way, and scams enough poor unsuspecting dupes, his legacy could be a BDS&M hotel, shops, jewelry and more. any time you see the words VONDA, SAFE HARBOR or WHITE WOLF, caveat emptor!

SHAWNA VONDA the "collared property of Master James Soaring Eagle Vonda"

it seems the scam runs in both texas and nevada. but i am sure JAMES VONDA would be delighted to cross any state line.

this is what i can turn up in an afternoon. why on earth didn't the city of ferris, texas do a simple back ground check on this creep?!?!

LET'S PUT HIM OUT OF BUSINESS. CROSS POST FAR AND WIDE!

18 comments:

Bagheera Kiplingi said...

From Shawna Vonda's myspace page:

My name is Shawna O. Vonda, aka Melinda Pappa, aka Shawna Forest Dragon. I had lived in Lancaster, California for 25 years before moving to Texas and I am very glad I did. If I haven't moved out here then I would never have met my Master and his family. I am now a part of his polyamorous family where I happily share my HERPES! This experience has been stable, loving and supportive. Master James Soaring Eagle Vonda is also a Master in the truest sense of the BDS&M lifestyle and we are always looking forward to meeting others who would like to join our family and share my HERPES! If you would be interested in talking to me about this, please let me know and I will be happy to talk to you and give you my Master's information as well. I am also the Assistant Director for The Safe Harbor Foundation.

Bagheera Kiplingi said...

From James Vonda's myspace page:

Greetings, my name is James Soaring Eagle. As I am the Master of my own Household, I set the rules for all who live within our tribe and extended family environment. Our current extended family consists of myself, five (5) permanent (Family Members), five (5) Associate Family Members, and about a dozen or so prospects. These rules of Honor, Truth, and Loyalty are simple in nature, yet seem to elude so many in life. The primary philosophy we live by is that Jealousy, Envy or Greed are ALWAYS behind every relationship failure whether they are family, personal or business and that these harmful traits are NOT allowed in our home or our life. We live by these rules, so should you if you wish to pursue a life with us. I have over 35 years of RT experience in the Gorean/Ds/Poly/Pagan/Swinger alternative lifestyles. I live these alternative lifestyles 24/7 and currently have charge over multiple kajira and slaves who also actively participate in these lifestyles, as well as that of a Wiccan...

Bagheera Kiplingi said...

From Shawna Vonda's facebook page:

Greetings, my name is Shawna and I am the collared property of Master James Soaring Eagle Vonda. He is the head of a polyamorous Native American/Pagan household here in Leonard Texas and I found y'all by being nosy and typing words in the search box such as "Pagan", "Wiccan", "Polyamorous", "Godless Heathen", "Freak",...

P. said...

Hey, typical of those who follow Nathan Winograd. Take a scam artist to know a scam artist. You'll see more and more of them, in face, there are already more of them, one being out of Best Fiends touring the country. Or that Calgary guy who is bought and paid for by breeders. Every "seminar" that Bill Bruce has come for is through breeders.

Anonymous said...

This is what No Kill is all about. Lie about "saving animals" when they know well they'll just be hoarding and abusing, and get their hands on that taxpayer money!

The breeders want to set up lunatics like this (using intermediaries and pawns like Nathan Winograd) who will leave the breeders alone, not enforce laws, oppose any new regulations, wipe out animal control laws, letting the breeders keep lying and cheating on taxes in their illegal businesses, and running puppy mills, hog dogging, and dog and bird fighting businesses.

Meanwhile the shelter animals suffer in the name of fraudulent No Kill.

Too many cities and towns don't know what a fraud No Kill is. They get told lies, and they don't know about the criminal activity that the No Kill set is up to.

No Kill NEVER works when it comes to animal control, but the tax money is tempting to these No Kill crooks, as is access to screwing with the laws.

This man should have been arrested, as should Jere Alexander, Douglas Rae, etc. They are committing animal abuse.

Anonymouse said...

Some light background reading from The Ellis County Press

4/1/10:
City of ferris contracted with non-profit shelter - Animal shelter ‘gone to the dogs’

http://www.elliscountypress.com/news/132/ARTICLE/6131/2010-04-01.html

4/8/10:
City manager ‘somewhat hesitant’ to place item on agenda

http://www.elliscountypress.com/news/132/ARTICLE/6168/2010-04-08.html

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cravendesires said...

jason mitchells, i don't have a problem with wiccan religion, polyamory, BDS&M, homosexuality or bisexuality lifestyles. i am in no way advocating that people condem these alternative religions or sexualities. my intent is not to incite violence against vonda or his cult followers. i don't care if vonda creates a kinky adult version of disneyland. the problem that i have, he is a con artist, swindler, psychopath who is trying to create his XXX disneyland by ripping people off. and now he has gotten into the no kill animal sheltering business scam others and to build his kinky empire off of the suffering of animals.
people need to know about this cult of scam artists.

HonestyHelps said...

Who the fuck is this guy, Jason Mitchells? One of this group maybe?

cravendesires said...

i know. this clown is barking up the wrong tree. i am 100% supportive of gay marriage. i always vote in favor of any gay initiative on the ballot. my best friend in college was bisexual and into BDS&M. I'm not at all into BDS&M but i really don't give a fuck what consenting adult humans do with each other. one of my friends was transexual, and another was stripper. i believe prostitution should be legalized. my family is interracial. i am an atheist and i take a dim view of all religions but on its surface, wicca appears to be less offensive than christianity.
i am about as progressive as it gets.

Bagheera Kiplingi said...

I agree with you on most of these points regarding consenting adults. Role playing master/slave in the bedroom is one thing but my gut tells me this is not simple role playing. And I am extremely uncomfortable with this con man running a "safe haven" for vulnerable women who have been abused or are battling drug/alcohol addiction. This is the perfect population for him to exploit.

Anonymouse said...

I too smell a psychopath.

For what it's worth, I found a psychological study of bdsm practitioners which "failed to produce widespread, high levels of psychopathology on psychometric measures of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsion, psychological sadism, psychological masochism, or PTSD [among the participants]. In fact, on measures of clinical psychopathology and severe personality pathology, this sample appeared to be comparable to both published test norms and to DSM-IV-TR estimates for the general population."

The abstract does go on to say, "There were, however, some exceptions to this general pattern, most notably the higher-than-average levels of [you guessed it] narcissism and nonspecific dissociative symptoms found in the sample."


Connolly, Pamela H. "Psychological Functioning of Bondage/Domination/Sado-Masochism (BDSM) Practitioners" Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality 18.1 (July 2006): 79-120.

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a904667542


And speaking of narcissism, I found the results of two studies which suggest that "narcissists are most aggressive when criticized." The article goes on to say that "New research suggests that the most dangerous people are 'those who have a strong desire to regard themselves as superior beings'.

"The authors suggest that aggression by narcissists is an interpersonally meaningful and specific response to an ego threat. 'Narcissists mainly want to punish or defeat someone who has threatened their highly favorable views of themselves,' the authors note. "People who are preoccupied with validating a grandiose self-image apparently find criticism highly upsetting and lash out against the source of it." [Or in other words, not totally unlike the response of the average pit nutter. Or James Soaring Eagle Psycho Clown. Who woulda thunk.]


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980720081130.htm

Anonymous said...

A pimp aka "psychologist" ran a halfway house for runaway young girls and also ran a "teen sex hot line."

Several young girls disappeared into the vortex of that world, never to be seen again.

I fear that abused women are being similarly used here.

The bottom line- CRIMINAL CHECKS for all animal control.

This is something that private citizens can do themselves, or with the help of a private investigator, which can be quite cheap.

cravendesires said...

i noticed the author of the first study was affiliated with California Graduate Institute, Los Angeles Sexuality Center. says to me that she has an agenda not unlike Hani Mileski who received her degree at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality California in San Francisco and believes that people who fuck ie rape animals have legitimate attractions to animals and that zoophilia is a legitimate sexual orientation. gotta watch out for the authors of studies.

thank you for sharing the links.

Anonymouse said...

gotta watch out for the authors of studies.

Ewwww....you're not kidding! I guess this is what I get by not exercising due diligence before posting links to studies.

On the other hand it seems like what we've really got here is a wackjob doing a study about wackjobs and finding out that instead of being run of the mill wackjobs they're really narcissistic wackjobs, because that makes them feel special. Still sounds like the average pit nutter to me.

Anyway, now that I've googled her name, it turns out that she's married to Billy Connolly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Stephenson

cravendesires said...

oh that's funny!

btw, the second linked study was excellent and a dead on description of pit nutters.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Google his name for the latest news. Seems that, although it’s hard to believe, Vonda is an even bigger creep than previously reported. Spoiler Alert: The stolen animals are dead in what appears to be some kind of ritual and the ‘tribe’ is in custody. Hopefully the FBI can catch up before the locals turn them loose as I understand there are open Federal Warrants for this group.

cravendesires said...

THANK YOU!