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  • Allison Mack’s wife, Nicki Clyne, defends Nxivm ‘sex cult’

    09/29/2020 2:57:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | Gabrielle Fonrouge VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED September 29, 2020 | Gabrielle Fonrouge VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED September 29, 2020
    “Battlestar Galactica” actress and Nxivm devotee Nicki Clyne — the wife of former “Smallville” star Allison Mack — defended the upstate cult Tuesday, saying she wouldn’t trade her experiences in it “for anything.” “It’s very unfortunate the way that the word ‘Nxivm’ has been applied and is now synonymous with the term ‘sexual cult,’ which I don’t even know how to define what that is,” Clyne told CBS’ “This Morning” alongside four other Nxivm members. SNIP Federal prosecutors claimed in 2018 that Mack and Clyne were wed “at the behest of … Keith Raniere” but the two haven’t spoken for...
  • Amanda Knox Joins Bid to Help NXIVM Sex-Cult Leader Keith Raniere

    09/28/2020 11:03:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 28, 2020 | Kate Sheehy
    Amanda Knox — whose sensational 2009 murder conviction in Italy was famously overturned — has joined a bid to help NXIVM sex-cult leader Keith Raniere, according to a new report. Knox, aka “Foxy Knoxy,” recently signed a petition demanding Brooklyn federal prosecutors answer questions about alleged evidence, jury and witness tampering in his sex-trafficking case, the Albany Times Union said. “I was contacted by some former members of NXIVM who claim that Mr. Raniere has been wrongfully convicted and that the story being told in the media is wrong,” Knox wrote the paper in an e-mail Sunday.
  • They call Trump Supporters a "Cult"...without even knowing what a cult is! Well I do...

    09/20/2020 7:17:32 AM PDT · by Lenora Thompson · 14 replies
    Lenora Thompson, Writer ^ | 9/20/2020 | Lenora Thompson
    There are certain popular words these days that, once they are pinned on a person or institution, even if there isn't a morsel of truth in it, are automatically assumed to cancel them out...permanently. Words like... Misogynist Racist Narcissist {Fill-in-the-blank} + "phobe" (Greek Φόβος: fear) Cult That last word has been on my mind a lot lately. People sling it about quite casually without, I'm glad to say, really knowing what it means. I say "glad" because their naïveté betrays that they've never been in a cult. Kudos to them. But I have been. Twice. Neither time by choice. My...
  • Human Nature We can now edit the human genome with a tool called CRISPR. But how far should we go?

    09/13/2020 9:31:04 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 42 replies
    nova ^ | 9/9/2020 | nova
    With an extraordinary new technology called CRISPR, we can now edit DNA—including human DNA. But how far should we go? Gene editing promises to eliminate certain genetic disorders like sickle cell disease. But the applications quickly raise ethical questions. Is it wrong to engineer soldiers to feel no pain, or to resurrect an extinct species? And is there harm in allowing parents to choose their child’s features, like eye color or height? The scientists who pioneered human genome studies and CRISPR grapple with these questions. (Premiered September 9, 2020)
  • Seagram’s heiress Clare Bronfman stands by Nxivm leader Keith Raniere

    09/01/2020 1:46:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2020 | Kenneth Garger
    Seagram’s heiress Clare Bronfman continues to support leader Keith Raniere and his cult that she bankrolled, Nxivm, despite facing up to 27 months in prison for her role in the group. Bronfman, 41, expressed her Nxivm loyalty in an Aug. 28 letter to a Brooklyn federal judge ahead of her Sept. 30 sentencing, the Times Union reported. “Many people, including most of my own family, believe I should disavow Keith and NXIVM, and that I have not is hard for them to understand or accept,” Bronfman wrote in the letter obtained by the newspaper.
  • How Dr. Fauci found himself talking to Julia Roberts, Lil Wayne and just about any podcaster who asked

    08/29/2020 1:41:21 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies | Source: New York Times ^ | Last Updated : Aug 29, 2020 07:58 AM IST
    With the White House blocking the way to network news, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci talks about the coronavirus pandemic wherever he can. New York Times ----- On March 15, as the novel coronavirus was beginning to surge in the United States, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci accomplished a rare Washington feat: He appeared on all five major Sunday talk shows. But the White House worried that Fauci might upstage (and sometimes contradict) President Donald Trump, and soon his media handlers were no longer approving his high-profile interview requests. So Fauci found another way to get his message out: He said yes...
  • Latter-day Saints laud Joe Biden at national event, say he reflects their values better than Trump

    08/16/2020 11:38:38 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 97 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8-15-20 | Lee Davidson
    Just before the Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday, Joe Biden’s campaign staged a national virtual event Saturday in which a parade of Latter-day Saints told fellow church members why they support the former vice president. And sometimes they also said why they see President Donald Trump as wicked. It came during an event where participants opened and closed with prayer, quoted scriptures, repeated teachings of church leaders and sometimes shared testimonies that helped put Biden in a divine light. “We can probably all agree that Donald Trump isn’t good or right,” said Abigail Woodfield, president of BYU College Democrats....
  • Company Is Making A Plush Doll That Looks Like Dr. Anthony Fauci

    08/15/2020 7:15:07 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    KJRH NBC Tulsa ^ | Posted at 9:30 AM, Aug 14, 2020 | Kim Wong-Shing
    There’s nothing like a global pandemic to make you realize just how much you don’t know about science. This becomes especially clear if you try to explain what’s going on to a young child. Luckily, you don’t have to know all the ins and outs of infectious diseases, because there are experts to do that for you — and now one of the leading experts in the fight against COVID-19 has been made into a kid-friendly plush doll. A small toy company called Bleacher Creatures designed a plush doll that looks like Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute...
  • QAnon groups have millions of members on Facebook, documents show

    08/10/2020 2:11:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    NBC ^ | 08 10 2020 | Ari Sen and Brandy Zadrozny
    An internal investigation by Facebook has uncovered thousands of groups and pages, with millions of members and followers, that support the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to internal company documents reviewed by NBC News. The investigation’s preliminary results, which were provided to NBC News by a Facebook employee, shed new light on the scope of activity and content from the QAnon community on Facebook, a scale previously undisclosed by Facebook and unreported by the news media, because most of the groups are private. The top 10 groups identified in the investigation collectively contain more than 1 million members, with totals from...
  • Tenants in a giant co-living Bay Area palace are looking for new roommates

    08/07/2020 9:59:57 PM PDT · by thecodont · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Updated 12:56 pm PDT, Friday, August 7, 2020 | By Andrew Chamings
    A group of self-governing, co-living tenants residing in a 17,000-square-foot grand mansion on the San Francisco Peninsula are looking for some new roommates. A tenant at the unique living situation in Woodside, Calif., is seeking three new renters to join their sprawling palatial home, and started the search on Facebook Wednesday. "We all enjoy developing quality relationships and maintaining a sense of community. We’re all open minded, educated, conscientious, and responsible professionals who work hard and like to enjoy ourselves on our time off. We are a diverse group of technologists, financiers, entrepreneurs, doctors, engineers, nurses, musicians, etc.," the post...
  • As Fauci battles the pandemic and politics, his grateful neighbors celebrate him as a hero

    08/07/2020 6:59:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 08/07/2020 | Marisa Iati
    After each long day of working on the United States’ pandemic response, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert power-walks through his Northwest Washington neighborhood with his wife and their daughter’s dog. Recently, Anthony S. Fauci’s nightly jaunts through the neighborhood where he has lived since 1977 have taken him past at least a dozen signs bearing his name — tokens of appreciation for his staid service on the White House coronavirus task force. “I have been, for so long, a quiet, inconspicuous person in my neighborhood, and now there are signs up telling me that they love me,” Fauci marveled on...
  • Death Cults Matters (Wednesbray)

    07/15/2020 6:29:04 AM PDT · by bray · 9 replies ^ | 7/15/20 | bray
    Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. James 1:21 (King James) To all the whites in America, why don’t your lives matter? How un-American can you be to say one man matters more than another when the Bill of Rights says, all men are created equal by their Creator? How more perfect a goal then all men are created equal and this entire Party wants to throw that away and make certain pigments superior to others. That is exactly what you had in the...
  • Black Lives Do Not Matter (Thursbray)

    07/02/2020 6:25:20 AM PDT · by bray · 8 replies
    www.brayincandy ^ | 7/2/2020 | bray
    And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me. Deuteronomy 10:4 The BLM cult is getting stronger and more powerful in America. This is just a militant extension of the Eart Worshiping New Age cult which Dems have been following for decades, but this one is all consuming. For a young atheistic girl in search of purity this one is the perfect religion since it has...
  • The Jonestowning of America

    06/18/2020 3:31:35 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 36 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 18, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    ...Jones ran a leftist cult of white leaders who called themselves black and exploited their mostly black congregation, endorsing the Black Panthers and other black nationalist terror groups, while serving as a core political organization for California Democrats, including former Governor Jerry Brown. The stain of Jim Jones is still all over California. A generation of California Democrat leaders either allied with Jones or were mentored by Jones’ political allies like Willie Brown. That includes both Senator Kamala Harris and Governor Newsom. That’s why, decades later, California is still stuck in Jonestown. Jim Jones is "what you should see every...
  • Jonestown: 13 Things You Should Know About Cult Massacre (Similarities with Seattle/Chop?)

    06/17/2020 7:55:01 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 18 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 29, 2020 | David Chiu
    Until the September 11th attacks, the tragedy in Jonestown on November 18th, 1978 represented the largest number of American civilian casualties in a single non-natural event. It is unfathomable now, as it was then, that more than 900 Americans – members of a San Francisco-based religious group called the Peoples Temple – died after drinking poison at the urging of their leader, the Reverend Jim Jones, in a secluded South American jungle settlement. Photographs taken after the carnage forever document the sheer enormity of the event: the bodies of hundreds of people, including children, lying face down in the grass....
  • Quarantine violators, short-term vacation rental owner charged

    06/13/2020 11:44:16 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Friday , June 12 ,2020 | WHT staff
    On Thursday morning, police arrested six women and seven men at a Railroad Avenue home in Hawaiian Paradise Park, including Eligio Lee Bishop, a 38-year-old Georgia man and self-professed cult leader of the “Carbon Nation,” who also is known as “Nature Boy.”
  • The key in leadership is recognizing when you're not the smartest guy in the room': Mitt Romney slams Donald Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic and criticizes move to end World Health Organization funding

    04/29/2020 5:30:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 29, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Mitt Romney has slammed Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic mocking him as 'not the smartest guy in the room' and saying his initial response was not a 'great moment in American leadership'. The Republican Senator laid into the president while speaking live on the Georgetown Politics Forum Tuesday evening. As well as blasting Trump's leadership style, Romney also criticized his move to stop funding to the World Health Organization and said a more centralized approach from the federal government would have been 'more effective' in tackling the pandemic.
  • Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Says He Won’t Vote for Donald Trump in 2020 - (Throw Up)

    04/28/2020 5:28:08 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2020 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) says he will not be casting his vote for President Donald Trump in 2020, citing concerns he had with the president before the 2016 campaign. “I just couldn’t support [Trump] long before he started to run. The birtherism thing was just too much for me. And then it piled on,” Flake, a vocal critic of Trump, told the Washington Post. Flake also warned that a second Trump term could deter younger voters from the GOP, especially on issues concerning the environment and immigration. “So for young people who’ve grown up around minorities or had a...
  • Coronavirus suspected in death of Harlem 'cult’ leader whose church required 20% tithes

    04/10/2020 12:53:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | APR 09, 2020 | Leonard Greene
    The leader of a Harlem separatist group whose church used 20% tithes to bilk members out of millions of dollars has died, according to his lawyer and followers. Jermaine Grant, 44, who was sentenced in January to 18 months in federal prison after he admitted to using church funds to personally enrich himself, died April 1 after a brief illness. His prison term was scheduled to begin later this month. His lawyer, Gerald Lefcourt, said it was unclear if Grant’s death was related to the coronavirus pandemic, although church leaders revealed on social media that Grant died from COVID-19. “It...
  • Nxivm doctor Danielle Roberts, accused of branding ‘sex slaves,’ could lose her medical license

    03/30/2020 10:40:58 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 29 replies
    NY POST ^ | March 21, 2020 | Melissa Klein
    The New York doctor who branded “slaves” in the Nxivm cult could now lose her medical license. Dr. Danielle Roberts is accused of searing the initials of Nxivm founder Keith Raniere and/or “Smallville” actress Allison Mack into the “pelvis region” of 13 women, according to charges filed against her by the state Board for Professional Medical Conduct. Six of the women were naked when Roberts wielded a cauterizing pen to brand them as they were restrained by other nude followers, while one filmed the procedure on a cellphone, the state alleges. The women were told to take daily pictures of...