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  • RAHN: The end of the progressive income tax

    07/10/2014 5:40:08 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 82 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2014 | Richard Rahn
    July 1 might go down in history as the beginning of the end of the comprehensive, progressive income tax. A progressive income tax, in which the government attempts to tax all labor income and capital income, such as interest, dividends and capital gains more than once, cannot help becoming so complex that it eventually dies of its own weight. This is particularly true when the government attempts to tax the worldwide income of its “tax persons” rather than the income located in its own territory. The complexity is caused by the never-ending attempt to define what income is and what...
  • Teacher Arrested on Sexual Assault of a Child Charges

    07/10/2014 7:37:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    NBC26 ^ | Alex Hagan
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Brown County Sheriff's Department reports the arrest of a 27 year-old Hobart man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child. Wayne Makela was arrested Wednesday. The Brown County Sheriff's Department says he is a teacher and coach at Pilgrim Lutheran school in Green Bay. Investigators say the assault may have happened to a child under the age of 16. The suspect was in a position of trust at a church and school in Green Bay, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School confirmed to NBC26 that the suspect teaches a...
  • Government made $100B in improper payments

    07/09/2014 5:18:27 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-8-14 | Stephen Ohlemacher
    WASHINGTON (AP) — By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary. Congressional investigators say the figure could be even higher. The Obama administration has reduced the amount of improper payments since they peaked in 2010. Still, estimates from federal agencies show that some are wasting big money at a time when Congress is squeezing agency budgets and...
  • Maryland teen sentenced to time in juvenile jail for torturing autistic boy

    07/04/2014 4:57:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | Friday, June 6, 2014, 9:10 AM | Meg Wanger
    The Maryland teen who admitted to torturing an autistic boy while and filming the abuse has been sent to a juvenile facility where she'll stay for up to four years. Lauren Bush, 17, pleaded guilty in juvenile court last month to distribution of an obscene video and second-degree assault. Under her sentence, she'll be released before she turns 21, NBC Washington reported. Her case was moved from an adult court — where she faced up to 80 years in prison — to the juvenile system. The lighter sentence outraged the victim's father, who wanted the high school junior punished as...
  • Ex-Christian radio host who 'admitted raping an 11-year-old boy.

    06/30/2014 2:13:01 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Mail Online
    A former Christian radio host, who admitted to raping an 11-year-old boy, had a rented storage unit where he kept a 'bondage kit' of handcuffs, chains and duct tape, a federal spokesman confirmed to MailOnline today. John Balyo, 35, has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct after he confessed last week to having sex with a child. It is claimed that Balyo, from Battle Creek, Michigan, paid a man to arrange a sex session with a minor for him.
  • Tijuana suspends seven priests for abuse; one had been sued in L.A.

    06/27/2014 7:42:33 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 1 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 6/24/14 | David Agren
    The Archdiocese of Tijuana has suspended seven priests - including one sued for abuse in Los Angeles - over allegations of sexual abuse. The priests are not allowed to practice their ministries, Mexican media reported. An archdiocesan spokesman confirmed to the Associated Press the American priest was Father Jeffrey Newell, who worked previously in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. No other names were released by the archdiocese. In a June 17 statement, the archdiocese said: “As a church we make a call to those that have been victims of abuse to minors or witnesses to it to file complaints with...
  • The Shocking Truth About Justina Pelletier’s 16-Month Nightmare

    06/23/2014 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Woodland · 11 replies
    BarbWire ^ | Mat Staver
    Thronged by reporters, supporters, family, and friends, Justina Pelletier returned home Wednesday. Justina’s father, Lou Pelletier, said, “It’s an unbelievably emotional day… I’m still shellshocked. It has been 16 months of torture, but finally justice is being done.” Yet, the joy of Justina’s homecoming is dampened by a harsh reality. This young women has endured a torturous ordeal forced upon her by a powerful state agency that has left her physically and emotionally handicapped.
  • Illegal immigrant children forced to CUT OFF fingers and ears of other kids

    06/23/2014 3:07:49 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 5 replies
    Mail Online ^ | June 23, 2014 | David Martosko
    "Human traffickers are forcing illegal immigrant children to cut off the ears and fingers of other kids traveling into the U.S. in order to extort money from their families, a Texas senator claimed on Monday." (Snip)'These children are being subjected to physical abuse, to sexual abuse. Some of them are losing their lives.'
  • Time to Replace Widely-Abused EBT Cards with Troughs of Government Gruel...

    06/21/2014 7:14:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Lerner, IRS Caught Colluding with DOJ and FBI, Providing Illegal Taxpayer Data

    06/09/2014 4:29:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies
    Red State ^ | 6/9/14 | Matthew Clark (Diary)
    Still wondering why Lois Lerner took the Fifth or if there is indeed a “smidgen” of corruption in the IRS targeting scandal? It now appears that the IRS was not only engaged in an illegal witch hunt of conservatives applying for tax-exempt status, but that it was actively pushing criminal investigation of already approved groups. The latest revelations from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s investigation of the IRS are that Lois Lerner sent the Obama Administration’s FBI a 1.1 million document file of then-current 501(c)(4) organizations. This file, given to the FBI just weeks before the 2010 elections,...
  • Source: Bergdahl physically abused by Taliban

    06/06/2014 3:32:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | June 6, 2014 | By Tom Cohen, Jim Acosta and Barbara Starr
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was physically abused during his five years in Taliban captivity and is suffering from psychological trauma, a senior U.S. official told CNN on Friday. The information bolstered the White House argument that President Barack Obama needed to move quickly to secure Bergdahl's release in a May 31 exchange for five Taliban figures held at Guantanamo Bay.
  • We Must Report Sexual Abuse of Children in the Church

    06/03/2014 7:39:54 AM PDT · by vabible · 18 replies
    Virginia Biblical Post ^ | May 16, 2014 | Roland Peer
    We Must Report Sexual Abuse of Children in the Church One of the most damaging forces against the witness of the evangelical Church today is the legal (in certain states) but unbiblical application of priest-penitent privilege, or the right of a minister to refuse to divulge confidential information received from a member of his or her congregation, to cases of sexual abuse of children. Again and again, ministry leaders are choosing to not report cases of sexual abuse of children to the congregation, law enforcement, or other congregations. The Adversary is smiling amidst the devastation. Twisting Scripture to support a...
  • Meaning of "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" [Grounds for Obama Impeachment?]

    06/02/2014 1:10:02 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Constitution.org ^ | Undated | Jon Roland
    The question of impeachment turns on the meaning of the phrase in the Constitution at Art. II Sec. 4, "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors". I have carefully researched the origin of the phrase "high crimes and misdemeanors" and its meaning to the Framers, and found that the key to understanding it is the word "high". It does not mean "more serious". It refers to those punishable offenses that only apply to high persons, that is, to public officials, those who, because of their official status, are under special obligations that ordinary persons are not under, and which...
  • 'INTERNAL VA EMAIL' REVEALS LOS ANGELES VA HOSPITAL 'MANIPULATED' RECORDS

    05/29/2014 10:33:21 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2014 | by WILLIAM BIGELOW
    On the floor of the House Wednesday, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs featured a dialogue between Chairman Jeff Miller and Dr. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health for clinical operations at the Veterans Health Administration. Another shocking piece of information about VA hospitals was revealed during that exchange. Miller revealed he had received an email from an employee at the Los Angeles VA Medical Center in which the employee raised concerns over the status of patient wait times and the possible manipulation of records. The director of the facility responded to colleagues via email and said that the...
  • Taxpayers Paid $5.6 Million for Climate Change Games

    05/23/2014 1:07:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 23, 2014 | BY: Elizabeth Harrington
    Taxpayers paid more than $5 million to create climate change games, including voicemails from the future warning that “neo-luddites” will kill global warming enthusiasts by 2035. Columbia University’s Climate Center has received $5.7 million from the National Science Foundation for the university’s “PoLAR Climate Change Education Partnership,” to “engage adult learners and inform public understanding and response to climate change.” Based on the theory that games “motivate exploration and learning of complex material,” the school created “Future Coast,” a website that features hundreds of made up voicemails painting a dire picture of the future as a result of climate change....
  • Pamela Anderson recalls gang-rape during high school: ‘I just wanted off this earth’

    05/20/2014 8:22:05 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 115 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former “Baywatch” beauty Pamela Anderson said she was gang-raped by seven boys in high school — including her then-boyfriend — and was also subjected to sexual molestation by a babysitter between the ages of 6 and 10. Ms. Anderson, speaking during the launch of her Pamela Anderson Foundation, said she was raped, too, at the age of 12 by a 25-year-old, NBC News reported. “My first boyfriend in grade nine decided it would be funny to gang-rape me, with six of his friends,” she said, NBC reported, citing a transcript of her speech that was posted on her foundation’s website....
  • What's Your Worst Talk-Radio PSA Announcement? - Weekend Vanity

    05/18/2014 8:32:26 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 67 replies
    May 17, 2014 | dagogo redux
    For all you talk radio fans, driven nuts by the Kars-4-Kids, anti-bullying, starving kids, etc etc etc PSA ads: what are your least favorite, most hated of these sadistic brain-assaults?
  • Government Waste: Where Has All The Money Gone?

    05/06/2014 4:42:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Most people, perhaps even the super-wealthy, who are usually accountable to auditors, want to know where their money goes. This is especially true when they detect money for which they can't account. Not so with the federal government. Some recent headlines reflect a disturbing pattern that has contributed to our $17 trillion debt and to a growing cynicism among the public, which increasingly regards government in a negative light. Here are just a few recent gems gleaned from reading newspaper stories and wire service reports: "Pentagon to destroy $1 billion in ammunition." This USA Today story says, "It is impossible...
  • Parents Begin Hormone Therapy on 9-Year-Old ‘Transgender’ Boy

    04/30/2014 8:35:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/30/2014 | RHONDA ROBINSON
    “It just comes down to love. I mean, if you love your child then you should do anything in the world for your child. And it’s as simple and as pure as that.” This is not parental love. This is misguided, tragic indulgence. It’s as simple and pure as that. Parental love prepares a child for adulthood–momentary happiness has little to do with it.Parental love sees beyond what a child currently wants, or thinks he wants, and gives him what he needs. What this child needs is unconditional love and a chance for his brain to mature and his...
  • Pentagon to destroy $1 billion worth of ammo. This makes sense because…?

    04/28/2014 1:40:58 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 49 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | April 28, 2014 | AllenBWest
    Why is the Pentagon to destroy ammunition for our men and women in uniform while the Department of Homeland Security is buying up millions of rounds of ammunition? As we asked last week, why are we decimating our military while many government agencies are arming up? You really have to wonder why, according to USA Today, “The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources. It’s impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction...
  • 'Do you love me?' Heartbreaking pleas of disabled boy, 6, as his lesbian mothers...

    04/27/2014 9:09:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/27/14
    ...'forced him into a dog cage and poured syrup and kitty litter over him' A six-year-old boy whose mother forced him into a dog cage then poured syrup and kitty litter on him was rescued after neighbors heard him screaming, 'Do you love me?' to his abuser, authorities said. The boy's mother, Crystal Jean Hostetter, 24, and her long-term girlfriend, Sarah Elizabeth McClain, 30, allegedly abused the boy - who has psychological issues and does not like sticky substances - for two hours on Saturday. Neighbors witnessed the treatment and alerted authorities. The two women, from Douglasville, Georgia, appeared in...
  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program for fast-food sector suspended by Ottawa

    04/24/2014 7:47:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    CBC BC ^ | 4-24-2014 | Kathy Tomlinson
    Employment Minister Jason Kenny has announced an immediate moratorium on the fast-food industry's access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The suspension, announced late Thursday afternoon, came shortly after the CBC told Kenney the CEO of McDonald's Canada had branded recent criticism of its use of temporary foreign workers "bullshit" in a conference call to franchisees. A recording of that call was given to the CBC. In a written statement announcing the suspension, Kenney says "serious concerns" remain following a government investigation of the allegations raised about the program. The CBC's Go Public has produced a series of stories reporting...
  • Abuse of special needs kids caught on hidden camera (video)

    04/23/2014 4:20:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    WVEC.com ^ | 4/23/14 | WXIA
    One concerned teacher took matters into her own hands after she says the school's principle and district leaders ignored her concerns. She placed hidden cameras in a special needs classroom, and the abuse she caught was extremely disturbing.
  • John Paul II enabled abuse, should not be canonized

    04/21/2014 3:55:23 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 66 replies
    USA Today | April 21, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    Link only included due to copyright restrictions: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/04/21/pope-saint-johnpaulii-easter-sex-abuse-column/7980347/
  • Fight federal abuse of property rights by making the government obey its own rules

    04/21/2014 9:52:18 AM PDT · by Sons of Union Vets · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 15, 2014 | By Ron Arnold
    Cliven Bundy marched into my life one Friday morning in January 1992 in a protest bound for a federal courthouse in Las Vegas. He held up one side of a street-width banner that asked, “Has the West been won or has the fight just begun?” To my great relief, just as Bundy promised, nearly 200 ranchers from all over the state marched behind him, yelling “Property rights!” Nearly a mile later, the marchers fell silent and filed into the courtroom where Wayne Hage of Pine Creek Ranch faced arraignment for the felony of cleaning brush out of his ditches without...
  • Bloomberg Rebuts Idea that Guns Can Be Used in Self-Defense

    04/19/2014 12:14:20 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 April 2014 | John Semmens
    In his continuing battle against the right of individuals to bear arms, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pooh-poohed the idea that guns might be a valid or necessary tool of self-defense. “The argument that an abused spouse might need a gun to defend herself is bogus,” Bloomberg insisted. “Very few spouses are actually totally beaten to death by abusive husbands. So, access to deadly force is seldom an appropriate response. A wife who escalates the situation by drawing a weapon will likely later regret her action. The better course is for her to lessen the beating by placating...
  • Sorority accused of forcing men to eat dog treats

    04/10/2014 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 105 replies
    my9nj.com ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | Unknown
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - University of Connecticut officials have suspended a sorority as they investigate allegations that its members forced men to drink booze, eat dog treats, paint their bodies, wear women's underwear and take alcohol shots off each other's bodies.
  • GOP Rep: Obama Administration's OSHA Targeting Non-Union Plants with Inspectors Accompanied by..

    04/10/2014 4:03:08 AM PDT · by blueyon · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/09/14 | Breitbart TV
    "GOP Rep: Obama Administration's OSHA Targeting Non-Union Plants with Inspectors Accompanied by Union Reps" On Wednesday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) laid out an argument that this administration is using the inspection powers of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to target non-union plants in South at far more disproportionate rate than anywhere else in the country. She added that also these OSHA inspectors were being accompanied by union representatives to non-union shops.
  • Catholic high school suspends teacher following sexual abuse allegations

    04/04/2014 8:11:49 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 16 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/4/14 | Archdiocese of Baltimore
    The Archdiocese of Baltimore and Archbishop Curley High School have received an allegation involving Mrs. Lynette Trotta, 33. Ms. Trotta has been a science teacher at Archbishop Curley High School since January 2007. Ms. Trotta is alleged to have engaged in a sexual relationship with a current student during the current school year. A number of weeks ago, Annette Goodman, the school’s librarian, learned about the allegation. Maryland law and the policies of the Archdiocese and Archbishop Curley High School require that allegations of child abuse be reported to civil authorities and to the head of the school as soon...
  • ‘Empowering’? Video shows Duke pornstar and ‘feminist’ being choked, degraded, and abused

    03/21/2014 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    DURHAM, NC, March 20, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – During a national media blitz, the Duke University student who makes pornographic films to pay her tuition has said her experience in the industry has left her feeling “empowered” and uplifted. But an anti-pornography activist has posted a shocking video graphically undermining her claims. “My experience in porn has been nothing but supportive, exciting, thrilling, and empowering,” Miriam Weeks, who revealed that she performs under the name Belle Knox, wrote on the feminist website xoJane.com last month. “For me, shooting pornography brings me unimaginable joy.” “It is my artistic outlet: my love, my...
  • 3 children starving, 1 chained to floor (Salinas CA)

    03/21/2014 6:50:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 7:58 PM EDT
    Three starving children—including one who was chained to the floor to prevent her from getting food—were found last month in the squalid home of a Northern California couple, authorities said. All three—two boys and a girl—were taken into protective custody, and one was hospitalized, Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller said Friday. Authorities discovered them in the Salinas, Calif., home on March 14 after two of the young people missed appointments, according to several published reports. […] Eraca Dwan Craig, 31, and Christian Jessica Deana, 44, were both arrested at the scene on suspicion of felony child cruelty, false imprisonment and...
  • Former Pentagon watchdog: Obama administration littered with deceit

    03/10/2014 9:15:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | 3/10/14 | M.D. Kittle
    Yes, government waste, fraud and abuse are the triplet children of incompetence, greed and unbridled ambition. But these sins of public trust begin and end with dishonesty. And Joseph E. Schmitz has seen a lot of lying by the government to taxpayers in his lengthy legal career. Schmitz, who served as inspector general of the U.S. Department of Defense from 2002-05, in an interview with Watchdog.org said, “no political party has a monopoly on waste, fraud and abuse and corruption.” But he said he has seen some troubling patterns of deceit in the Obama administration. Exhibit A, according to the...
  • Wife says Alan Grayson shoved her during domestic incident

    03/04/2014 5:23:50 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 4 2014 | By Jeff Weiner
    A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this past weekend.... Her complaint alleges that "from time to time" in the past, her husband "has battered [her] and the parties' minor children," though she has not previously sought an injunction against him.
  • Lauderhill Mother Gave Children NyQuil, Sleeping Pills Before Leaving for Work: Deputies

    03/01/2014 5:42:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 2/28/14
    A Lauderhill mother is being charged with five counts of child neglect after police said she gave her children sleeping pills and NyQuil before leaving them home alone to go to [strip at a club].... Police said they found the children were left without power and an investigation revealed they had been left alone several times without access to food or phone.
  • SC officer shoots man reaching for cane

    02/27/2014 9:10:59 AM PST · by DariusBane · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Associated Press
    “The situation is very unfortunate,” Faris said, reading from a statement at a news conference. “It does appear, at this time, that Deputy Knox’s actions were an appropriate response to what he reasonably believed to be an imminent threat to his life.”
  • Florida child porn suspect admits to molesting Boy Scouts on camping trips: cops

    02/21/2014 7:39:07 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, February 21, 2014, 9:03 AM | Lee Moran
    "Authorities say Fleetwood Peeples, 76, confessed to abusing and taking nude photos of young boys while they were in his care in the early 1980s."
  • Four teens facing charges after allegedly torturing boy

    02/18/2014 9:39:25 AM PST · by massmike · 23 replies
    katu.com ^ | 02/18/2014 | Colin Miner
    Drugs and ignorance is not a good combination. That's the conclusion of several law enforcement sources after looking into the case of four teenagers facing kidnapping and assault charges after they allegedly lured another teen to a shed in Southeast Portland and tortured him for several hours. Those under arrest are three boys and a girl. The youngest is 14. Two of them are 15 and one is 17. They were arraigned Tuesday, and the grand jury started hearing the case on Thursday. The 14-year-old is described as the ring-leader. The target of the teens is a 14-year-old that they...
  • Civil Rights Lawsuit Alleges Deputies Burned Man's Genitals With Taser

    02/09/2014 5:21:27 PM PST · by DariusBane · 50 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 2/9/2014 | Christina Cocca and Gadi Schwartz
    The lawsuit claims the confrontation began when the alleged victim's father accidentally dropped a cigarette onto the ground A Southern California man is accusing Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies in a federal civil rights lawsuit of attacking him and using a Taser on his genitals while his mother watched. Daniel Johnson, 26, filed the lawsuit in January against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after deputies allegedly threw him to the ground and attacked him for asking if he could pick up his father's cigarette to avoid a fine. Johnson was cooking dinner at his mother's Altadena home on Dec....
  • Woody Allen's daughter...details how he sexually abused her in open letter [Hollywood Perversion]

    02/03/2014 1:34:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 140 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 2/2/14 | Rich Schapiro
    Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, in a wrenching letter, describes in stomach-churning detail how the iconic film director sexually abused her. “When I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house,” wrote Dylan Farrow, who is now 28. “He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me.” “He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go...
  • Abuse inquiry could face legal challenges (Ireland)

    01/22/2014 8:27:53 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 3 replies
    Derry Journal ^ | 1/21/2014
    A new inquiry investigating allegations of abuse at two care homes run by the Catholic Church in Derry could face legal challenges, it’s emerged. The Historical Institional Abuse Inquiry is examining claims of abuse at 13 institutions across the North - including St Joseph’s Boys’ Home, Termonbacca, and Nazareth House Children’s Home, Bishop Street, Derry. The public hearings stage of the inquiry, which began last week, is being held in Banbridge, County Down, and is expected to last for 18 months. Two Catholic orders - including the Sisters of Nazareth, which ran the Derry homes - have already apologised for...
  • Los Angeles Attorney: Many Abuse Claims Against Catholic Priests are ‘Entirely False’

    01/18/2014 11:23:29 AM PST · by Salvation · 398 replies
    TheMediaReport.com ^ | January 2, 2011 | TheMediaReport.com
    Los Angeles Attorney Declares Rampant Fraud, Many Abuse Claims Against Catholic Priests are ‘Entirely False’ January 2, 2011 By TheMediaReport.comIn a stunning ten-page declaration recently submitted to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, veteran attorney Donald H. Steier stated that his investigations into claims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have uncovered vast fraud and that his probes have revealed that many accusations are completely false.Counselor Steier has played a role in over one hundred investigations involving Catholic clergy in Los Angeles. In his missive Mr. Steier relayed:"One retired F.B.I. agent who worked with me to investigate many claims...
  • Caught On Cell Phone: LA Cop Punches Special Needs Girl In The Face On A Bus!

    01/19/2014 9:12:26 AM PST · by DariusBane · 196 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 01/19/2014 | Mr. Lunk
    A Metro passenger used his cell phone's video camera to capture a confrontation between a woman and two LA County sheriff's deputies on a bus in Bellflower.
  • Bleeding puppy filmed being dragged down the street by its owner..

    01/16/2014 10:36:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2014 | Staff
    A 28-year-old man from Los Angeles is facing two charges of animal cruelty over a video that allegedly showed him dragging a puppy down a street. Dossey James is being held on $145,000 bail after a concerned passerby, who filmed the incident, contacted police. The heartbreaking footage shows a tiny bull terrier type puppy being dragged along on its stomach by its leash.
  • ‘Conservatives Need to Run’: Beck Says Christie Scandal Is ‘Everything We Despise’ in Barack Obama

    01/13/2014 10:13:45 AM PST · by xzins · 56 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 9, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck on Thursday likened New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s bridge scandal to a long list of scandals tied to President Obama, saying both illustrate “why you don’t give so much power to the government.” “The ends justify the means,” Beck said. “This Chris Christie story is everything we despise in Barack Obama.” Members of Christie’s staff are accused of closing access lanes to the George Washington Bridge as a way to get back at Mayor Mark Sokolich, who did not support Christie’s re-election bid. Beck referenced a CNN interview in which DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz claimed the president’s purported...
  • Pope Names 19 New Cardinals, Focusing on the Poor

    01/12/2014 3:08:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | January 12, 2014 | Frances D'Emilio
    Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals Sunday, choosing 19 men from around the world, including the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso, in line with his belief the church must pay more attention to the poor. But advocates for victims of sex abuse by Catholic clergy said they felt let down that Francis didn't unequivocally embrace their calls that prelates who hadn't made a clean break with past practices of covering up pedophile behavior never be promoted. Francis read out the 19 names to a crowd of tens of thousands in St. Peter's Square....
  • Florida trio pimped 13-year-old girl, made her strip at Miami Beach club: cops

    01/11/2014 6:33:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/10/14 | Sasha Goldstein
    Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, and DeWayne Ward, 18, are accused of keeping the teen against her will for nearly a month. They forced her to have sex with men for money, and then made her strip at Club Madonna in Miami Beach. The trio kept all the money she made, cops say... Cops collared three scumbags they say forced a 13-year-old girl to prostitute herself and strip at a seedy Miami Beach jiggle joint for money the alleged pimps took for their own. Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18, kept the teen against...
  • Maine Welfare Cash Spent in All 50 States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

    01/07/2014 12:28:45 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    The Maine Wire ^ | 1/7/14 | Steve Robinson
    They may be on welfare, but that doesn’t stop them from vacationing. According to an analysis of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, Maine welfare cash has been spent in every other state in the Union, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Department of Health and Human Services records related to TANF, a program intended to provide cash assistance to low-income families, was obtained by The Maine Wire pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request. The data includes three years’ worth of transactions involving Maine Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, the debit cards that carry benefits...
  • Madonna posts picture of 13-year-old son with liquor

    01/07/2014 7:08:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Madonna posted a picture of her 13-year-old son Rocco Ritchie holding a bottle of gin Saturday on Instagram, according to the New York Daily News. "The party has just begun!" Madonna captioned the shot, which included two of Rocco's apparently underage friends holding bottles of vodka. Note to self: Tear up kids' invites to birthday parties at Madonna's house. According to E! News, the photo was taken in the Swiss Alps where the legal drinking age is 16. But, in her defense, Madonna probably never went to math class. Of course, people immediately criticized Madonna on Instagram, prompting her to...
  • Is Sexual Abuse a Catholic Problem Only? (Spotlights Leave Many Other Things in Darkness)

    04/22/2010 3:21:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 544+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 22, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Recent revelations of clergy sex abuse cases here and abroad have caused great distress among the people of God. There is simply no excuse for such offenses that can satisfy, and there should not be. The crime is bad enough but further charges of cover up cause even more distress and anger.But while the Church remains in the media focus, questions should also arise in the minds of all observers. Is the Church the only place where such things take place?Are the Church and Catholic Clergy worse offenders than, say, non-Catholic denominations and clergy, or public schools, or sports teams,...
  • Atlantic City Cop Ordered to Pay $250,000 From Own Pocket to Citizen He Abused

    12/28/2013 6:47:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 22 December, 2013 | Carlos Miller
    We’ve seen so many police abuse lawsuits settled before making it to trial where cops admit no wrongdoing while guiltily dishing out thousands of taxpayer dollars that it’s surprising to see one actually make it to trial.And it’s absolutely flabbergasting to see it result in a cop ordered personably liable.The cop is none other than Sterling Wheaton of the Atlantic City Police Department, whom we became familiar with back in September when he drove up to a group of five fellow officers beating on a suspect and sicced his dog on him in an incident caught on surveillance video.Then we...