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  • Planned Parenthood wants to make your children into ‘sexperts’ for the ‘revolution’

    03/14/2014 10:40:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Rita Diller
    Planned Parenthood’s Elokin CaPece is on a global mission—to make “sexperts” of students across the mid-south and send them forth to indoctrinate the world. The University of Memphis campus newspaper, The Daily Helmsman, is hawking “sexpert” training at Planned Parenthood, “offering students the opportunity to become educators and advocates for sexual health and safety on college campuses throughout the MidSouth.” CaPece, education director for Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region, is quoted in the article: “I hope sexperts becomes a revolution. . . . That we teach you what you need to know about sex and you go and teach the...
  • A long history in America of portraying Catholic priests as predators

    03/14/2014 8:08:54 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 27 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 14, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In an article which may be found here, Dr. William Oddie notes that, "Pope Francis has now once again (though to judge by the so far sparse coverage, you’d think he’d never said or done anything before) expressed his abhorrence of clerical sex abuse. Previous popes—indeed most senior clergy—are normally too reticent, however, to do what he has now done as well, that is to say, he has defended the Catholic Church’s record on tackling the sexual abuse of children by priests, by declaring what is now the simple truth: that “no one else has done more” than the Church...
  • Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

    12/28/2013 9:58:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 28, 2013 12:12 PM EST | David Crary and Nomaan Merchant
    The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications—ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades. Yet despite their be-prepared approach, BSA leaders are rooting for the change to be a non-event, comparable to another New Year’s Day in 2000 when widespread fears of digital-clock chaos to start the new millennium proved unfounded. “My hope is there will be the same effect this Jan. 1 as the Y2K scare,” said Brad...
  • Elite School Acknowledges Decades Of Sexual Abuse

    05/26/2013 4:58:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2013 | William Bigelow
    Horace Mann School, the elite Horace Mann prep school in the Bronx, has apologized for sexual abuse committed by its teachers and administrators between the years 1962 and 1996. But the school, which has said it will create an advisory panel on student safety, appoint one of the victims to the Head of School Committee that advises the board of trustees, and release the school's report of the sexual abuse committed by its employees, has refused to do one thing that the victims have asked for: support an independent investigation into the abuses. Joseph Cumming, a former victim, said, “The...
  • Lawmaker Explains Sending Photo of Genitals to Government Computer

    03/31/2013 10:15:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Mar 2013 | John Semmens
    Massachusetts Democratic State Representative John Fresolo complained that “people are misinterpreting the rationale behind what I did.” What he did was send a digital photo of his penis to a computer at the State House. A legislative aide who saw the photo lodged a complaint with the Ethics Committee. Fresolo maintained that he was “pilot-testing a new element for sexual offender databases. Right now, all we have on sex offenders is facial photographs. In cases where a rapist wears a mask the victim may not be able to identify her assailant. By providing another data point we could close more...
  • Animal torture, abuse called a 'regular practice' within federal wildlife agency

    03/12/2013 6:23:33 PM PDT · by haffast · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2013 | Cristina Corbin
    It was a productive day for Gary Strader when he pulled his vehicle up to a remote site in northeast Nevada and found nine coyotes caught in leg hold snares set by the federal government. As was routine, Strader, a former trapper with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, signaled his dogs to attack. His supervisor, who had accompanied him that day, watched and laughed as the dogs circled the coyotes and ripped into them, Strader recalled. "That was regular practice," said Strader, who in 2009 left Wildlife Services, a little-known program within the USDA. The program is tasked with humanely...
  • Canadian law professor calls for legal changes to bring about ‘queering’ of Catholic schools

    01/15/2013 2:38:54 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | January 15, 2013 | Staff
    In “Queering Schools, GSAs and the Law: Taking on God”--an excerpt from the book The Gay Agenda: Claiming Space, Identity & Justice--a law professor at the University of Manitoba calls for changes in “state-issued law and policy approaches” to ensure that Canadian schools, including Catholic schools, become “queered.” “The most effective approach would call for laws, policies and programs that mandate curriculum and educative responses to transform the schooling experience of all students,” writes Donn Short, who discusses “the reach of the law and the ability of the law to take on what sits as the major social norm and...
  • Protectors, predators, and peter pans--a five post day

    05/17/2012 10:47:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    Protectors, predators, and peter pans--a five post day This is a five post day, so scroll down for all the goodies. Before I move on to something else, I have been thinking of raising Catholic boys to be men again, as I consider working in schools again as a substitute teacher. I always end up teaching boys....hmm. I teach boys to be men. There are three categories of men: Protectors, Predators and Peter Pans. Now, young boys learn to be one of these types. I want to write about this from my own experience in teaching, observing and being...
  • US data in Iranian hands after downed drone?

    02/13/2012 6:58:20 PM PST · by U-238 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/10/2012 | Catherine Herridge
    The 10-week investigation into the downing of a CIA drone in Iran is raising questions as to whether the malfunctions inadvertently may have handed the Iranians not only the aircraft but its data. Based on the review, a former intelligence official told Fox News that investigators think one of the drone's three major "data streams" began sending back bad information to its U.S.-based operator. A leading question is whether the bad data caused the drone's operator to inadvertently land the aircraft. But it also raises the possibility that the faulty data stream could have prevented the drone from dumping the...
  • Priests Accused of Molesting Children Hiding in Plain Sight

    02/11/2012 10:13:46 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 260 replies · 3+ views
    NBC California ^ | 2/11/12 | Frank Snepp and Tara Kangarlou |
    Some 200 Catholic priests suspected of sexual abuse are living undetected in communities across California, according to an attorney who represents hundreds of plaintiffs who sued the LA Archdiocese for molestation they say was inflicted on them by priests and clergy of the church. Ray Boucher has mapped sixty locations where suspect priests live, in cities and towns from northern to southern California, and provided those locations to NBC4 exclusively. “Many if not all these priests have admitted to sexual abuse,” Boucher said. “They live within a mile of 1,500 playgrounds, schools and daycare centers.” Since none of the priests...
  • Jerry Sandusky's Wife Denies She Ignored Rapes

    12/08/2011 6:56:00 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 70 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 8, 2011 | COLLEEN CURRY
    Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky's wife has denied allegations that her husband sexually abused boys in their home and that she ignored cries for help. Sandusky was arrested Wednesday on 10 new counts of child sex abuse charges based on the testimony of two new alleged victims. The new allegations bring to 10 the number of alleged sex abuse victims. Dottie Sandusky, who delivered a $50,000 check today to help bail her husband out of jail, was named in the testimony of one of the new alleged victims. Mrs. Sandusky has been implicated in the alleged sex abuse crimes...
  • DNA samples confirm wolves killed Southwest Alaska teacher

    12/07/2011 11:07:16 AM PST · by skeptoid · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 7th, 2011 | DAN JOLING
    At least two wolves chased down and killed a teacher who was jogging on a road last year outside a rural Alaska village, according to a report released Tuesday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
  • "Occupy Melbourne" Protesters Gave Drugs to Kids, Salvation Army Claims (12-Year-Olds)

    11/16/2011 11:45:12 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies
    Herald Sun, Melbourne, Australia ^ | 17 November 2011 | Angus Thompson
    UPDATE 11.25am: OCCUPY Melbourne protesters have supplied drugs to homeless children and wards of the state as young as 12, a charity group says. The Salvation Army's Major Brendan Nottle said two 16-year-old girls were also invited to the home of activists in their late 20s and early 30s, while another 16-year-old was given marijuana to smoke. "We've had young people actually coming to our workers, as young as 12 and 13, and saying that they’ve been down at Occupy Melbourne," said on 3AW this morning. "They’ve been making statements to our workers around them being allowed to sniff glue...
  • Sexual Predators Living with Momma in the Nursing Home

    11/14/2011 12:44:53 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 6 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 11-14-2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The Des Moines Register released a detailed story about a 90-year-old woman who was allegedly sexually attacked. Was the alleged predator working in the nursing home? No, he was living there by court order. Not only is he living there, but his roommate is also a sexual predator. They are 78 and 83 years old. They are not locked in their rooms but are free to go anywhere. This attack was witnessed by an 8-year-old girl who was visiting.
  • Conn. lawmaker wants Halloween date change

    10/24/2011 7:34:36 PM PDT · by Immerito · 54 replies
    UPI ^ | October 24, 2011 | UPI
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A Connecticut lawmaker says he wants to change the traditional Oct. 31 date of Halloween to the last Saturday of the month for safety and other reasons. The change would make the holiday easier for working parents, safer for trick-or-treaters and would boost the economy as well, state Rep. Tim Larson said. "Halloween is [a] fun night for the whole family, but not so much when you have to race home from work, get the kids ready for trick or treating, welcome the neighborhood children, and then try to get everyone to bed for...
  • Obama Sold Turkey Drones (Predators)

    09/26/2011 1:07:58 PM PDT · by mojito · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/26/2011 | Lee Smith
    Yesterday, the Turkish media reported, “Turkey … agreed with the US on a deal involving the transfer of US-engineered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that could prove crucial in combating terrorism.” The Predator drones, expected to be delivered in June 2012, are supposed to help the Turks combat terrorists, which in Ankara’s narrow definition means the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) crossing into Turkey from the Iraq border. The Predators, said Turkish defense minister İsmet Yilmaz, “are UAVs with better qualities and features than the [Israeli-made] Herons.” Ankara, the report explains, was “disappointed by Israel's failure to return six Herons it had...
  • U.S. Considers Basing Predators in Turkey

    09/11/2011 5:42:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The U.S. and Turkey are discussing how to continue cooperation against terrorist targets in northern Iraq after U.S. forces leave Iraq in December, including the possibility of basing Predator drones in Turkey, a U.S. official said Sunday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly. The U.S. currently is sharing Predator surveillance data with Turkey as part of a joint effort to combat the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which the U.S. considers a terrorist group and whose fighters have launched cross-border attacks into Turkey from northern Iraq. The Predators, capable of...
  • Rick Perry: Use Predators to track illegal drug traffic on U.S. border

    08/16/2011 4:56:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/16/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    Two themes have already emerged in the still-early 2012 presidential contest:Republicans are running against Washington and President Obama is running against part of Washington, the Congress that gave him his early legislative achievements.The newest entrant to the GOP race is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who touched on one of the most emotional and volatile issues sitting on the nation's debate table: border security, illegal drugs from Mexico and illegal immigrants.In his announcement speech in South Carolina on Saturday, Perry said:America’s standing in the world is in peril, not only because of disastrous economic policies, but
  • Education Secretary Promoting Gay Clubs on All U.S. School District Campuses

    07/08/2011 5:37:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/8/11 | Penny Starr
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued a “Dear Colleagues” letter on June 14 directing federally funded schools to allow and promote the establishment of clubs on campuses, specifically Gay-Straight Alliance clubs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.The letter was issued from the department’s Office of Civil Rights for elementary and secondary schools and was sent to all school districts in the United States, according to Jo Ann Webb, spokesperson for the Department of Education (DOE).Webb said the school districts – the entity that oversees elementary, middle and secondary schools in a specific district in every state – will decide what...
  • Top gay rights leader: kids of religious families are ‘target demographic’ of ... ad

    06/12/2011 8:26:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Fri Jun 10, 2011 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Top gay rights leader: kids of religious families are ‘target demographic’ of anti-‘gay bullying’ ad by Kathleen Gilbert Fri Jun 10 7:18 PM EST June 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - After the broadcast of a homosexualist advertisement during the family-friendly Fox show American Idol prompted outrage, the founder of the ad campaign has confirmed that such advertisements are intended to promote the message of the gay rights lobby to young children in households that normally wouldn’t support it. One conservative leader has now demanded that Google, Fox, and Disney-Pixar sever their ties with the campaign. Peggy Nance of Concerned Women...
  • Weiner admits tweeting with a minor

    06/10/2011 7:15:24 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 48 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | June 10, 2011 | Bryan Preston
    He says there was nothing indecent going on. Do we have any reason to believe anything he says, though? I’m just spitballing here, but he may, just may, be only admitting to as much as he absolutely has to. And with Patterico’s prosecutorial brief, lying about not tweeting with any minor at all became untenable. Rep. Anthony Weiner sent private electronic messages to a 17-year-old Delaware girl but maintains there was nothing inappropriate in his communications with her. In a statement to Roll Call Friday evening, the New York Democrat’s spokeswoman Risa Heller said, “According to Congressman Weiner, his communications...
  • The End of the Clinton Era

    06/10/2011 4:15:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2011 | Mona Charen
    Rep. Anthony Weiner has achieved something by behaving so spectacularly shamefully. Unless I miss my guess, he has revived the concept of sexual morality. Even for a jaded nation, this is one sex scandal too far. We've had it. Our capacity to remain non-judgmental on sexual matters -- as we've been tirelessly instructed to do for 40 years -- seems to have reached its end point. The national reaction to Weiner's conduct, in contrast to previous sex scandals (and there have been too many to count in the past two decades), has been not amusement (though jokes made the rounds)...
  • Schools to kids: You can be boys or girls or both

    06/05/2011 7:07:06 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 15 replies
    WND ^ | June 04, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Pro-family organizations across the nation are expressing shock and alarm over a new wave of homosexual indoctrination developing in public schools – especially in California – where parents are not even given the option of withdrawing their kids from the mandatory lessons on being "gay" or more. "Young children are being taught that they can choose to be a boy or a girl – or both," said officials at Mass Resistance, one of the leading organizations across the country defending the fact that students are boys or girls. "Boys, for example, should be comfortable wearing girls' clothes and nail polish,...
  • Graphic homosexual sex flier given to kids at state-supported "youth pride" event

    06/03/2011 1:41:54 PM PDT · by massmike · 59 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 06/03/2011 | n/a
    When schoolchildren are brought to a state-sponsored "youth" event promoted by their schools (and personally endorsed by the Governor), you'd think that there would be some sense of "appropriateness" involved. Not when it comes to the homosexual movement. Homosexual activists always insist that their involvement with middle-school and high-school kids is all about promoting "tolerance" and "feeling safe" from bullies and "homophobes" -- and not about sex. But what really happens at these activities? At the "youth pride celebration" on the Boston Common, kids are encouraged to gather around tables set up by various adult homosexual organizations under a line...
  • Obama authorizes drone strikes in Libya

    04/21/2011 1:40:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2011 | Daniel Strauss
    President Obama has authorized the use of aerial drone strikes in Libya to aid rebels fighting to oust dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Thursday. Gates stressed that even though the United States will begin using the armed Predator drones in Libya, American soldiers will not be deployed to the country. He said the Libyan people will have to remove Gadhafi themselves, though the U.S. "can provide them with some cover from the air." The announcement falls in line with the Obama administration's pledge to not put American boots on the ground to remove Gadhafi from power....
  • The big list: Female teachers with students

    04/18/2011 9:27:48 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 30 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 29, 2011 | N/A
    Here is a list of the teacher 'sexpidemic' cases WND has documented where female teachers have been accused, or convicted, of assaulting students: Abbie Jane Swogger, 34: Teacher's aide at Highlands Senior High School in Harrison, Pa., was arrested Feb. 22, 2008, for renting a hotel room where police found beer, marijuana, an open condom wrapper and at least four teenage girls and boys, including several of her 15-year-old son's friends. Though categorically denying rumors she was having sex with students from the school, Swogger was quoted as saying, "I was stupid, very stupid. I already know I was and...
  • Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker

    03/29/2011 5:09:57 AM PDT · by brucek43 · 3 replies
    The Coach is Right ^ | 3/29/11 | Bruce Karlson
    Children including teens (yes even your children and grandchildren) have almost certainly been exposed to pornography. A predator has already approached many. The lure, if not cash, is usually alcohol or some other drug, occasionally cigarettes for the very young. Statistics are spotty as most children, even older teens, whether they take the bait or not, do not tell anyone in authority. Do not help these pigs. There are clear statistics that the earlier a child is exposed to drugs, the higher the likelihood of trouble. The nonsense that it is somehow responsible to show a child how to drink...
  • 7 Child Predators Protected by American Teachers Unions

    03/11/2011 4:59:04 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies
    How many times have you heard that public school teachers are sorely underpaid, under-appreciated public servants with hearts of gold who love your kids more than you do? There is a myth out there that every person who enters into the sacred field of education has the heart of a servant, a love of children and no desire for personal gain or satisfaction. And certainly, there are teachers that fit that description (I’ve had a few myself.) But I’ve also had teachers who should never have been allowed within fifty feet of children. A 2004 study by Hofstra University scholar...
  • Florida panthers and Yellowstone wolves in the backyard (that's good, ya know)

    03/08/2011 7:17:30 AM PST · by decimon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | March 7, 2011 | Nick Clarke Powell
    Predators such as wolves, bears and panthers are being reintroduced close to where people live, as a growing number of scientists believe they may hold the key to restoring damaged ecosystems."It used to be we would see it once every year or so, but now it's every two weeks," said Al Sanchez. "I'm starting to panic when I hear noises. If I come out here I'm concerned I'm going to be his prey." Mr Sanchez and Reg Malone, who live in a densely populated suburbs of Naples, Florida - a city of 300 000 people - are regularly visited by...
  • The Meat Eaters

    09/20/2010 11:10:35 AM PDT · by oldtimer2 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2010 | JEFF MCMAHAN
    Viewed from a distance, the natural world often presents a vista of sublime, majestic placidity. Yet beneath the foliage and hidden from the distant eye, a vast, unceasing slaughter rages. Wherever there is animal life, predators are stalking, chasing, capturing, killing, and devouring their prey. Agonized suffering and violent death are ubiquitous and continuous. This hidden carnage provided one ground for the philosophical pessimism of Schopenhauer, who contended that “one simple test of the claim that the pleasure in the world outweighs the pain…is to compare the feelings of an animal that is devouring another with those of the animal...
  • Los Lunas mother to testify on proposal to thin cougar population ( New Mexico )

    08/28/2010 5:51:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    News-Bulletin ^ | 28 August 2010 | Dana Bowley
    Salazar's 5-year-old son was attacked and severely mauled by a cougar that tried to drag the boy off a well-used hiking trail and into the woods in the Sandia Mountains outside of Albuquerque. The story was so frightening that it made national news. "People would say that it was just an accident. That it was extremely rare, just a rare accident." ...Convinced that three attacks in three months didn't qualify as rare... In 2006 and 2007, there were nine reported ... In 2008, there were 40 reported encounters before the attack on her son in May. This led her into...
  • A Tale of Two Coyotes: To Be Free, We Have To THINK Free

    07/18/2010 9:12:16 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 1 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 07-19-10 | stolinsky
    Thomas Jefferson was a genius. The Declaration of Independence and his other writings prove this beyond doubt. But even he had difficulty thinking free. He had spent his life up to that point as a subject of His Britannic Majesty King George III. So when he wrote the first draft of the Declaration, he automatically used the word “subjects.” But he saw his error, erased “subjects” and substituted “citizens.” If even Jefferson had to make an effort to think free, how much more do we non-geniuses have to exert ourselves constantly to be alert. If we citizens allow ourselves to...
  • Police: Illegal Immigrants Raped 14-Year-Old Texas Girl at July 4th Party

    07/13/2010 10:07:21 AM PDT · by MissTed · 73 replies · 3+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/13/10 | Staff
    A pair of illegal immigrants raped a 14-year-old Texas girl at July 4th party in Texas, where the teen was later found sitting naked in a bathtub, police said. The victim told police that she went to an Independence Day party with her cousin in Horseshoe Bay, Tex., about 40 miles northwest of Austin, where she was left in a room with Anibal Escobar, 19, and Anael Martinez, 22, MyFoxAustin reported. The two Honduran natives, who told police they are in the U.S. illegally, made advances at the victim and then raped her, she told police. The victim’s cousin discovered...
  • Vanity: Predators at 71% Tomatometer

    07/09/2010 7:32:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Rotten Tomatoes ^ | July 9, 2010 | Staff
    71 % Tomatometer How does the Tomatometer work Reviews Counted:87 Fresh:62 Rotten:25 Average Rating:5.9/10 Consensus: After a string of subpar sequels, this bloody, action-packed reboot takes the Predator franchise back to its testosterone-fueled roots.
  • Early Review of PREDATORS (Looks good from few early reviews)

    07/06/2010 9:29:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Urban Cinefile ^ | July 5, 2010 | Louise Keller
    Delivering on its promise, Predators is a moody, unrelenting and attention-grabbing sci-fi thriller, filled with action, splendid visual effects and packed with undulating tension. True to its 80s film origins, and using its broad concept as a springboard, the ante of the premise of an invisibly cloaked extra terrestrial warrior is raised and a twist added. The dense jungle may be like the Amazon, but the location is planets away, and the writers that producer Robert Rodriguez has commissioned, have cleverly made the problem of relocating its human characters one of the intriguing plot points. Beyond its spectacular effects and...
  • Stopping Predators, Saving Children

    06/04/2010 8:33:53 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 135+ views
    Value News ^ | 6/4/10 | Duane Blankenship
    This is the most heart-tugging story I’ve ever written. Atrocious victimization of children is prevalent throughout the world. After meeting Jason and Kristin Weis, National Walk directors of Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTNow), and looking them squarely in the eyes, I knew it was decision time. I could turn my back and pretend that human trafficking doesn’t affect me. Or, I could assist in fighting the war. Stop Child Trafficking Now is a 501c3 organization with a mission and strategy to stop child trafficking by targeting the source – predators who drive the sex industry. Yes, they are in our...
  • US actors, intellectuals protest Obama 'crimes' (Worse then Bush)

    05/15/2010 7:54:25 AM PDT · by tlb · 37 replies · 1,654+ views
    afp ^ | ‎May 13, 2010‎ | staff
    NEW YORK — US actors and liberal intellectuals joined a list to be published Friday of nearly 2,000 people accusing President Barack Obama of allowing human rights violations and war crimes. "Crimes are crimes, no matter who does them," the statement reads over pictures of Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush due to appear in the New York Review of Books. The statement, published as a paid advertisement, accuses Obama, who was elected in 2008 with the enthusiastic support of US liberals, of continuing Bush's controversial approach to human rights in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in domestic security. It...
  • Officials concerned about protecting youngsters from (female) predators in child welfare system

    02/14/2010 9:59:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 460+ views
    WGN Radio ^ | 2/14/10 | Ofelia Casillas
    Officials concerned about protecting youngsters from predators in child welfare systemSpotlight on female workers in wake of recent allegations By Ofelia Casillas, Tribune Reporter February 14, 2010 Four times recently adult women have been investigated on allegations of sexually abusing some of the state's most vulnerable teen boys— those living in child welfare facilities where they were seeking treatment for abuse, neglect or behavioral problems. A 29-year-old teacher faces charges of having sex with a 15-year-old in Chicago. A 40-year-old instructor was convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old in a Mundelein institution. A 26-year-old Lake Villa therapist is scheduled...
  • The Queering of America's Future Men by Obama & Jennings

    12/09/2009 4:49:25 PM PST · by FredJake · 2 replies · 495+ views
    The Way One Vike Sees It ^ | 12/08/09 | One Vike
      Cindy Thai Tai - Singer, songwriter, make-up artist  (After & before gender reassignment operation) We have all heard about the many nightmares associated with government taking over the health-care industry, but are we really ready for the actual consequences? Think about that for a moment and let the many possibilities sink into the gray matter inside your skull. When all is said and done there really are no limits. And please do not give me any of this foolishness about the Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats forcing amendments into the final bill that will disallow certain procedures or conversely that...
  • Home Zoo of One Arab

    12/16/2009 8:53:09 AM PST · by arslion · 2 replies · 427+ views
    Pictures ^ | arslion
    What is surprising is that he is not afraid to go into the cage with predators and he treats them as if they were just dogs. Moreover, I would never put my child on the back of a big cat even if I was upbringing the animal myself.
  • Tempers Flare At Anti-War Rally At Travis AFB [Cindy Sheehan]

    11/28/2009 10:40:51 PM PST · by Daffynition · 155 replies · 6,250+ views
    CBS13.com ^ | Nov 28, 2009 | staff reporter
    FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CBS13) ― An unidentified military veteran was involved in a tense confrontation with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and the group Code Pink at a rally at Travis Air Force Base on Saturday, November 28, 2009. CBS A Saturday rally led by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan at Travis Air Force Base nearly ended in a brawl when a military veteran physically confronted the protesters. Anti-war group Code Pink demonstrated at the military base Saturday morning in the first of six planned protests against unmanned military drones currently in use in overseas war zones. Sheehan, a well-known anti-war activist...
  • More UAV Squadrons

    11/09/2009 5:57:06 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 664+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/07/2009 | The Strategy Page
    Last month, the U.S. Air Force created four new UAV squadrons (29th Attack Squadron, 6th Reconnaissance Squadron, 16th Training Squadron and 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron). All these new units are actually training squadrons. The air force is training 220 operator crews (each with a pilot and one or two sensor operators) a year. In two years, this will increase to 400 a year, which will enable the air force to run 50 CAPs (Combat Air Patrol; UAVs in the air over a combat zone) simultaneously. The large number of new crews are needed because the pilots only operate UAVs for...
  • Grizzly mauls sheepherder; kills dogs, sheep

    09/15/2009 2:27:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies · 4,144+ views
    Sublette Examiner ^ | September 15, 2009 | Joy Ufford with Derek Farr
    After what could be the first grizzly bear attack on a human in the Upper Green, a 46-year-old sheepherder was life-flighted to Idaho Falls early Monday morning after being seriously mauled. The grizzly began its rampage in the early hours in a sheep herd grazing near Forest Road 617, at the eastern edge of the Gros Ventre Wilderness near Tosi Creek. The herd is tended by Marcello Tejeda, of Rock Springs, and Jorge Mesa, both of whom were awakened by what they thought was a black bear in the sheep, according to their employer, rancher Mary Thoman of Fontenelle. Monday,...
  • C.I.A. Said to Use Outsiders to Put Bombs on Drones (Blackwater helps run the CIA Predators)

    08/23/2009 5:43:27 AM PDT · by tlb · 28 replies · 1,685+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 20, 2009 | JAMES RISEN and MARK MAZZETTI
    WASHINGTON — From a secret division at its North Carolina headquarters, the company formerly known as Blackwater has assumed a role in Washington’s most important counterterrorism program: the use of remotely piloted drones to kill Al Qaeda’s leaders, according to government officials and current and former employees. The division’s operations are carried out at hidden bases in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where the company’s contractors assemble and load Hellfire missiles and 500-pound laser-guided bombs on remotely piloted Predator aircraft, work previously performed by employees of the Central Intelligence Agency. They also provide security at the covert bases, the officials said. The...
  • U.S. Drones Have Al Qaeda On the Run

    07/11/2009 7:31:42 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 19 replies · 1,105+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 10, 2009 | By David Martin
    (CBS) It's not often the enemy tells you something you're doing - strikes by CIA drones against al Qaeda sanctuaries in Pakistan - is working. But in this document posted on the Web, a top al Qaeda commander writes: "The harm is alarming. The matter is very grave." Both senior government officials and outside experts say it is an extraordinary confession, reports CBS News correspondent David Martin. "It exposes for the first time a level of paranoia and a level of self-consciousness and a lack of confidence in al Qaeda's leadership in their propaganda that we just haven't seen up...
  • McCain Wants Predators to Provide Wi-Fi for Iranians

    06/27/2009 5:13:15 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 38 replies · 2,610+ views
    Gizmodo, AFP ^ | June 26, 2009 | Jesus Diaz
    Reportedly, Senator John McCain wants Predators to provide with uncensored Wi-Fi coverage to the people of Iran. I don't know if this is even technically possible, but its so preposterous and fantastically cool that I love the idea: "During the Cold War, we provided the Polish people and dissidents with printing presses. Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube are the modern-day printing presses. They are the way to spread information and keep the hope of freedom alive amongst the Iranian people." Of course, the Predators—or whatever other method—could be taken down with missiles or fighter planes, but the basic idea is spot...
  • Bears and Other Predators Invade U.S. Neighborhoods

    06/18/2009 8:42:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies · 1,513+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | July 2009 | Erin McCarthy
    As once-threatened animal populations including black bears, mountain lions and alligators rebound and people move into former wildlands, predators are showing up precisely where they don't belong: in backyards. And the wildlife isn't as afraid of us as we might think. Welcome to the food chain. It was the perfect ending to a perfect afternoon. Gary Mann and his girlfriend Helen were watching the sun go down after a satisfying day clearing brush in the backyard of Mann’s home in Sutter Creek, Calif. A pile of branches and twigs was burning merrily, throwing shadows into the growing darkness as the...
  • Sen Feinstein Leaks Classified Information On US Drones

    02/13/2009 7:26:00 PM PST · by newbie2008 · 43 replies · 1,964+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A senior U.S. lawmaker said Thursday that unmanned CIA Predator aircraft operating in Pakistan are flown from an airbase inside that country, a revelation likely to embarrass the Pakistani government and complicate its counterterrorism collaboration with the United States. The disclosure by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, marked the first time a U.S. official had publicly commented on where the Predator aircraft patrolling Pakistan take off and land. At a hearing, Feinstein expressed surprise at Pakistani opposition to the ongoing campaign of Predator-launched CIA missile strikes against Al Qaeda targets along...
  • MySpace Rant

    02/03/2009 5:56:36 PM PST · by Paved Paradise · 40 replies · 935+ views
    02/03/2009 | Self
    Okay... I can't take it anymore. Who are all these so-called "Christians" with MySpace pages that are filled with profanity, filthy song lyrics, sexual inuendo, and some blatant sexual come-ons, and so forth? What kind of witness is that? Well, truth is I don't believe these people are Christians (you shall know them by their fruit) and I know of no truly repentant and on-their-knees Christian that would ever put that on there. They are smearing the name of Christ. It just infuriates me. One of my nieces is doing this very thing and I'm ashamed for her. She was...
  • Mass. teacher accused of having sex with teen

    01/10/2009 1:59:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,837+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/10/09 | AP
    ROCKLAND, Mass. – An elementary school teacher accused of having sex with a teenage boy pleaded not guilty to rape charges Friday. Christine A. McCallum, 29, of Rockland, is accused of having multiple sexual encounters with the boy that began when he was 13 years old. The alleged incidents occurred in Abington and Rockland. ... The married fifth-grade teacher has been fired ..