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  • ‘Spanking kids is why US is more violent than Germany’

    06/20/2016 5:53:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 111 replies ^ | 20 Jun 2016 12:01 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    As the United States continues to debate gun control in the wake of the Orlando massacre, The Local speaks with a criminologist about how parenting practices rather than laws have made Germans less violent. […] … (T)he truth behind why Germany sees far less gun violence per capita than the United States goes deeper than the legal structures, argues German criminologist Christian Pfeiffer, who has conducted research on this topic for years. “America is a completely different world,” Pfeiffer told The Local. “The laws are a result of a public that believes in fear. The laws reflect a culture of...
  • Chris Hayes: Cruz Speaking of Spanking = 'He Hits His Kids'

    05/02/2016 6:14:37 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Hayes has established a new standard. It is henceforth fair game to say on national TV of any parent who has spanked his child that such parent "hits his kids." Hayes employed the inflammatory formulation on his MSNBC show this evening. Hayes played a clip of a child in a Cruz audience telling him "you suck" and Cruz responding "in my household, when a child behaves that way, they get a spanking." Proclaimed Hayes portentously: "I should note it's a matter of public record by Ted Cruz that he hits his kids." Okay then, so Hayes has equated a...
  • 15,000 Protest Norwegian Govt's Removal of Children From Christian Parents Over 'Spankings''

    02/02/2016 8:43:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/02/2016 | Samuel Smith
    As many as 15,000 supporters rallied at protests held in eight cities around the globe on Saturday to continue putting pressure on the Norwegian government to release five Romanian Pentecostal children who were removed from their parents based on abuse allegations. As previously reported by The Christian Post, the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were removed from their parents' custody last Nov. 16 after the principal from the school the Bodnarius' two daughters attended notified authorities of her concern that the children were being spanked by their parents at home as a form of discipline. All five children,...
  • Ted Cruz spanks his daughter, and Republicans are A-OK with that

    01/09/2016 6:07:15 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/09/2016 | Philip Bump
    During a rally in Iowa on Friday evening, Ted Cruz made a joke that went over fine with his audience -- but was less popular once the wider world caught wind. Replying to a woman who asked him about holding someone accountable for the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi in 2012, Cruz said that she was "exactly right." He criticized President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for "engag[ing] in deception" on the matter. Then he zeroed in on Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee for the presidency. "We do know Hillary told her daughter Chelsea, 'Well, gosh,...
  • LIBS Lose Their Minds! Ted Cruz Says Hillary Is A Liar, His Daughter Is Spanked For Lying, SHE...

    01/09/2016 7:46:40 AM PST · by Isara · 116 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 09 Jan, 2016 | Sela T
    LIBS Lose Their Minds! Ted Cruz Says Hillary Is A Liar, His Daughter Is Spanked For Lying, SHE SHOULD BE TOO! Hillary is a liar, and Ted Cruz compared her to his 5-yr old. When she tells a lie, she gets a spanking…so when Hillary tells a lie, she should too! He also explains HOW Americans can spank her…Ted Cruz knows how to deal with lying behavior.That's the message the Republican presidential candidate sent to supporters Friday during a campaign stop at a coffee shop in Iowa but his words set off the hypersensitive left.Cruz was asked by an audience...
  • Baltimore Protests: What Smacked Baltimore Teen Has to Say About His Mom

    04/30/2015 9:03:07 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 36 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 4/30/2015 | STEVE OSUNSAMI and MEGHAN KENEALLY
    The teenage boy publicly shamed when his mom smacked him around at the Baltimore riots this week said he knows she "really cares about me." A video shows Michael Singleton being dragged from the protests and whacked by his mother, Toya Graham, after she saw him on television and recognized a key piece of clothing. "What caught my eye was his sweatpants," she told ABC News. "Even though he had on all black, I knew those sweatpants he had on, they had a stripe on the side of it and then his eye contact met mine. And I knew that...
  • Pope Francis gets it wrong on spanking

    02/16/2015 10:38:38 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Chicago Suntimes, Letters to the Editor ^ | 2-16-2015 | Leon J. Hoffman, Ph.D.
    Pope Francis recently proclaimed that it is okay for parents to spank their children if their dignity is respected. That lamentable statement is as naive as it is injurious. Especially at a time when our beleaguered world has been experiencing countless outrageous forms of violence, his regrettable words do little to quell such tragic acts and may even add fuel to the fire. Our world has more than enough hitting. Why anyone, however well intentioned, would wish to do anything to increase it defies reason. Regarding spanking (however one may choose to define it), Edward Lee Thorndike, the Columbia University...
  • Germany Clashes with Pope over Child Discipline

    02/06/2015 7:19:54 PM PST · by juliosevero · 6 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Germany Clashes with Pope over Child Discipline By Julio Severo (with Associated Press) Germany has on Friday rejected as “unacceptable” the pope’s comments that it’s OK to spank your children to discipline them, as long as their dignity is maintained. Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role of fathers in the family. Francis outlined the traits of a good father: one who forgives but is able to “correct with firmness” while not discouraging the child. “One time, I heard a father in a meeting with married couples say ‘I...
  • Pope Francis: parents can smack their children for bad behavior

    02/05/2015 1:19:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | February 5, 2015 | Nick Squires in Rome
    Pope Francis believes it is fine for parents to smack their children as punishment for bad behaviour. He made the remarks, which were condemned by campaigners for child protection, in front of thousands of people at his weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square during a homily about the responsibilities of fatherhood. The Pope recalled a conversation he had had with a father, who told him that on occasion he hits his children if they have been naughty. The Pope, smiling and miming the action of slapping a child on the bottom, said: “One time, I heard a father say,...
  • When Does Spanking Become a Crime?

    01/12/2015 8:15:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/12/2015 | Alex Shelby
    “You can’t spank me, that’s abuse!” was the response of a Florida man’s 12-year-old daughter shortly after he grabbed the paddle (I’m taking some creative license with her quote, but I don’t think I’m far off). So this dad did what was, apparently, a relatively common thing in Florida: he called the police to come supervise the paddling, which ultimately passed their inspection. The incident that occurred on December, 29, 2014, has received an unusual amount of media attention. Perhaps it’s the unwelcome notion of government intervention in parental affairs, or the outrage that so many kids think consequences don’t...
  • Is It Ever Okay to Spank?

    09/23/2014 6:28:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/22/2014 | Mona Charen
    The image of Adrian Peterson’s son’s legs has ignited a welcome cultural conversation. This is unusual. Most of these contrived “conversations” are efforts to take one headline and shoehorn it into a narrative that liberals want to advance, usually about race and racism. Those “conversations” are never truthful. But the discussion of a four-year-old boy’s wounds has elicited some brutally honest commentary. Writing on, Steven Holmes blasted what he regards as excessive tolerance for spanking and child abuse in the black community. He dispatches the “I was whipped and I turned out all right” excuse. Holmes cites the abundant...
  • FReep This Poll! Do You Think It’s OK for Parents to Spank Their Children?

    09/20/2014 11:22:55 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 77 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | September 20, 2014 | U-T San Diego
    FReep This Poll! Do You Think It’s OK for Parents to Spank Their Children? YES NO Note: Go to the U-T San Diego link provided. On the U-T San Diego homepage scroll down a bit until you see the poll in the center column. Vote your choice.
  • Is Spanking REALLY the same as child abuse?! *video

    09/18/2014 8:47:02 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 32 replies ^ | 08/18/14 | Steven Crowder
    So the Adrian Peterson story has brought "child abuse" into the limelight. Child abuse is horrible. Reprehensible. But do you REALLY consider mere spanking to be "child abuse"? Watch the video and comment below. Also, my dad spanked me.
  • Nana-Nana-Boo-Boo Parent Commissars Get Off Adrian Peterson

    09/17/2014 6:37:46 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 55 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/17/14 | Steve Berman
    Is Adrian Peterson a child abuser?  He says he’s not. I am not a perfect son. I am not a perfect husband. I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser. I am someone that disciplined his child and did not intend to cause him any injury. No one can understand the hurt that I feel for my son and for the harm I caused him. My goal is always to teach my son right from wrong and that’s what I tried to do that day. What did Peterson do?  He told his four...
  • barkley: 'every black parent in the south' would be in jail for disciplining kids

    09/14/2014 5:46:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 108 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | September 14, 2014
    Barkley told CBS’s Jim Rome that if tough standards were applied, that would lead to a lot of black parents potentially being in jail. ROME: It doesn't matter where you're from, right is right, and wrong is wrong. It doesn't matter where you're from – BARKLEY: I don't believe that because listen we spank kids in the South. I think the question about did Adrian Peterson go overboard. But listen Jim we all grew up in different environments. Listen, every black parent in my neighborhood in the South would be in trouble or in jail under those circumstances. BARKLEY: Oh...
  • Vikings star Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case

    09/12/2014 3:07:06 PM PDT · by maggief · 168 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 12, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    The NFL, already swamped with negative news in what has been a horrible week for the league, now has to deal with Adrian Peterson, one of its biggest stars, being indicted for injuring a child. Multiple reports, including TMZ, Fox Sports and the Fox affiliate in Houston, said Peterson was indicted on Thursday in Montgomery County for reckless or negligent injury to a child. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the indictment stems from Peterson disciplining his son with a switch, which is a flexible rod.
  • DEBATE: Is Spanking a Reasonable Use of Force? (Keith Ablow says “never”)

    07/22/2014 1:48:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jul 22, 2014 10:44AM
    Nine out of 10 parents admit that spanking their children is sometimes appropriate. This week, a New York court ruled in favor of a father charged with child abuse, saying that it was a “reasonable use of force.” On Fox and Friends this morning, psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow said it’s “never a good idea” to spank kids. “The bottom line is it’s always the end of the discussion—hitting your kids. It’s never the beginning of a discussion. It teaches them nothing,” he said.
  • Court rules it's ‘reasonable use of force’ for parents to spank their kids (NY)

    07/21/2014 10:17:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2014, 10:28 PM | Dareh Gregorian, Ryan Sit, Erin Durkin
    Watch your butts, kids—a state appeals court says it’s OK for parents to spank them. In a ruling Wednesday, the state Appellate Division found that a Long Island father’s spanking of an 8-year-old boy “was a reasonable use of force.” A Suffolk County Family Court judge had determined last year that the father of the boy had abused his son “by inflicting excessive corporal punishment.” The father allegedly spanked the child with an open hand as punishment for cursing while they were at a party at friend’s home back in 2012, the appeals court ruling says. …
  • Brazilian Nightmare: World Cup, Spanking and Abortion

    06/05/2014 9:52:23 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazilian Nightmare: World Cup, Spanking and Abortion By Julio Severo For foreigners coming to Brazil for the World Cup, this mega-football event often spells “sex tourism.” But for Brazilians, it’s the old Roman appeasement politics of “bread and circuses.” Give football to Brazilians and they will forget their social and moral woes — at least for a while. The special reason the Brazilian government under socialist President Dilma Rousseff has staged the World Cup is for Brazilian to overlook the consequences of her ill-fated politics and planned woes. In the recent few days, with Brazil under the spell of...
  • Nine-year-old boy chained to a tree, stripped and whipped by his father in freezing 5C temperatures

    12/16/2013 9:56:38 PM PST · by Tom87 · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 13, 2003 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>Covered in bruises, his skin red and smarting, this sobbing eight-year-old has just been stripped to his underwear, tied to a tree and beaten by his father.</p>
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "McLintock!"(1963)

    02/03/2013 1:35:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1963 | Andrew V. McLagen
    For Super Bowl Sunday, what could be a more macho alternative for those who don't have a dog in the fight so to speak than a classic western starring Hollywood's greatest he-man John Wayne? The Duke plays a tough cattle baron named George Washington "G.W." McLintock while his frequent leading lady, the lovely Maureen O'Hara plays his tempestuous red headed wife in this wild, wild west take on William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew". Definitely not a film for the PC/socialist/feminazi crowd but quite fun for those who are pro-capitalism, pro-freedom and pro-strong male leader. It's also fun to see...
  • Ga. woman arrested for spanking customer's child

    02/02/2013 12:59:32 PM PST · by madprof98 · 53 replies
    WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. — A dollar store employee has been arrested for simple battery after whipping a customer's child with a belt. WMAZ-TV ( ) reports surveillance cameras inside a Wrightsville dollar store recorded an 8-year-old boy running around the store and eventually throwing a cookie jar at 39-year-old Emilia Graciela Bell. Authorities say Bell took off her belt, chased the boy down and spanked him behind the counter. The boy's father called police and Bell was taken into custody. Police said she was free on bond Friday.
  • After spanking of teen girls, Texas school board gives official OK

    09/25/2012 12:02:32 PM PDT · by Altariel · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 25, 2012 | Michael Muskal
    They’re calling it the swat heard ‘round the world -- and its echo is still reverberating. On Monday night, the school board in Springtown, Texas, voted to allow students to be paddled by employees of the opposite gender if their parents give written permission. The board's previous policy permitted only same-gender paddling. No one really argued with the idea of corporal punishment; at issue was the question of who gets to administer it, specifically can an adult male swat young girls?
  • Male Texas school official spanks teen girl, setting off corporal punishment gender debate

    09/24/2012 11:18:55 PM PDT · by Altariel · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 24, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Texas mother says a local school district is covering its own rear end by considering a policy change regarding corporal punishment after a male vice principal paddled her daughter so hard it left a nasty mark. The district in Springtown, just outside of Fort Worth, allows corporal punishment, but only when doled out by a teacher or administrator of the same sex as the student. But when Taylor Santos, 15, allegedly let a classmate copy her homework, Vice Principal Kirt Shaw disciplined the girl with a large wooden paddle, which he swung with a violent, upward motion, according to...
  • Texas schoolgirl left 'bruised and blistered' after male vice principal SPANKED her for cheating

    09/23/2012 8:56:34 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 173 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Texas schoolgirl is nursing a bruised and 'blistered' behind after she was spanked by her male vice principal. Springtown High School sophomore Taylor Santos was walloped by the teacher after allegedly letting another student copy her work. But her mother, Anna Jorgensen, has complained to the school, furious that they allowed her daughter to be brutally paddled by a man. >snip< The day after her daughter's spanking, Jorgensen called the vice principal to complain but he defended his actions. 'He told me this was normal for her bottom to look like this after receiving swats, and that he was...
  • Big Brother goes on spanking binge; Government looking to usurp parental authority

    06/27/2012 7:38:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies ^ | June 26, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Swatting little Johnny on the bottom to make sure he doesn’t try again to put a fork in an electrical socket soon could make mom or dad a criminal subject to the penalties of child-abuse laws in Delaware. And an international family rights organization says it not only opposes the idea, it will be working with state organizations to try to defeat the plan. At issue is Delaware’s Senate Bill 234, which has been approved by the Senate and now is working its way through the House. “Senate Bill 234, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Patricia Blevins (District 7), creates...
  • Delaware Child Abuse Bill Worries Parents (could outlaw spanking)

    06/27/2012 3:35:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    WBOC ^ | 6/26/12 | LeAnne Matlach
    The Delaware Attorney General's office says nearly 1/3 of child abuse cases aren't able to be prosecuted because of current laws. Senate Bill 234 is meant to change that and help kids who are being hurt. The bill redefines physical injury to a child, to mean any impairment of physical condition or pain. Senate Bill 234 has parents worried whether or not they can spank their children. Mark Salerno is a stay-at-home father of three and he is against spanking. "I don't believe in spanking your children, there's other ways to discipline them," he said. "I don't think physical pain...
  • Man filmed whipping his son during game of catch arrested for child abuse (California)

    06/09/2012 10:49:03 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 163 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    A California water agency director has been arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse after a neighbour shot and posted an online video of him whipping his stepson with a belt while playing catch. Imperial Irrigation District Director Anthony Sanchez, 34, was arrested Friday on $100,000 bond according to Sheriff's Lt. Scott Sheppeard after caught hitting the child with a belt in one hand and a baseball glove in the other. In the video uploaded to YouTube, the stepfather's seen repeatedly beating the boy, even knocking him to the ground, before stepping back to wait for him to toss the...
  • What Obama Should Get For Being A Bad President

    05/23/2012 10:32:52 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Hopefully this is a metaphor for what will happen in November...
  • Teacher gets year for spanking student

    03/29/2012 10:02:33 PM PDT · by Tom87 · 28 replies
    WAVY-TV ^ | 3/29/12
    A Virginia Beach high school teacher accused in the sexual battery of one of his students has been found guilty. Back in Jan., the student accused Michael Shanklin, Jr. of spanking her. Police arrested Shanklin, 37, and charged him with abduction and sexual battery of a minor. Shanklin was tried Thursday on the sexual battery charge, found guilty and sentenced to 12 months in jail. Police said on Jan. 18 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a student at Landstown High School stayed after school for a tutoring session. The student failed to complete an assignment and the teacher reportedly felt the...
  • Student reports being hit, Va. Beach teacher charged

    01/21/2012 10:23:11 PM PST · by caldera599 · 17 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 1/20/12 | Cindy Clayton
    Police have charged a Landstown High School math teacher with abduction and sexual abuse after a student reported being hit several times with a belt after school. Police in a news release said the female student stayed after school Wednesday for a tutoring session and had failed to complete an assignment. She accused the teacher of hitting her across the buttocks as punishment. The girl reported that to a school nurse, and the nurse called police and Child Protective Services. Police charged Michael David Shanklin Jr., 37, of the 2500 block of Hunters Run Trail. He was jailed without bond....
  • Why We Stopped Spanking (Our Children)

    12/24/2011 9:20:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/24/2011 | Megan McArdle
    Spanking has declined precipitously in American society, particularly among the educated.  Darshak Sanghavi explores why: Several experts with whom I spoke pointed to tougher laws on child abuse (that is, fear of prosecution), greater use of no-spanking day-care centers and nannies by two profession couples, or beliefs that spanking causes long-term psychological harm. But these don't necessarily support the personal experience of many parents. At my medical center, for example, I recently interviewed dozens of pediatricians and subspecialists about their own experience, and many recalled being whipped with belts, slapped in the face, or hit in other ways as children....
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • UPDATE: Ohio Man Arrested for Spanking Son with Belt

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man from Jackson County, Ohio who was arrested for A spanking that some family members say went to far is now out of jail. On Sept. 2, Charley Brown III was arrested in Jackson County, Ohio, for spanking his 6-year-old son with a belt. Click here to find out more! According to the incident report from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Brown was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after his son admitted his father pulled his pants down and spanked him with a belt. Authorities say the spanking left bruising and welts on the...
  • Spanking scandal: Perth man may face US justice over policewoman's 'torture' of girls

    07/18/2011 11:09:02 PM PDT · by Tom87 · 4 replies
    WAtoday ^ | July 19, 2011 | Aja Styles
    A Perth man faces extradition to the United States after being considered "a big part" in the brutal spanking torture of two underage girls that was recorded by a disgraced Florida policewoman. Christopher Donald Lobban, 53, of Mullaloo is alleged to be the online boyfriend of Polk County Sherriff's detention deputy Robyn Leigh Pagoria, after meeting her on a fetish website. The 45-year-old divorcee, who served 20 years in the marines, has been accused of abusing her position over the girls - described as being aged between 10 and 18 – by subjecting them to multiple torture sessions at her...
  • A Texas judge declares spanking a child a crime

    06/23/2011 8:16:27 AM PDT · by SmithL · 38 replies
    SFGate: The Mommy Files ^ | 6/23/11 | Amy Graff
    A Texas woman was sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty to the charge of Injury of a Child. What did this Corpus Christi mother of three do? She spanked her then nearly 2-year-old daughter. "You don't spank children today," said Judge Jose Longoria. "In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don't spank children."
  • Apparently spanking your child is a felony now

    06/19/2011 7:13:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Let me guess. You saw a post with the word “spanking” in the title and assumed this was another column about Anthony Weiner. Not so! A notorious felon in Texas has been brought to justice on charges of Injury to a Child. The outlaw in question is Rosalina Gonzales and her crime is described as spanking her own child. A judge in Corpus Christi, Texas had some harsh words for a mother charged with spanking her own child before sentencing her to probation.“You don’t spank children today,” said Judge Jose Longoria. “In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but...
  • Local Mother Sentenced For Spanking

    06/15/2011 3:21:35 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 103 replies
    KRIS TV (NBC, Corpus Christi, TX) ^ | Jun 15, 2011 4:33 PM | Bart Bedsole -
    CORPUS CHRISTI - Spanking your kids can send you to jail. This week, a local woman avoided jail time, but her case made it clear that local prosecutors and judges will not tolerate what used to be a much more accepted practice. Back in December, police arrested Rosalina Gonzales for Injury to a Child, related to the spanking of her daughter, who was nearly two years old at the time. It was her daughter's grandmother who noticed red marks on the child's rear end, and took her to Driscoll Children's Hospital to be checked out. Wednesday, Gonzales was in court...
  • Robin Pagoria, Florida sheriff's deputy, busted for spanking girls and making porn films: cops

    05/30/2011 11:14:27 AM PDT · by Tom87 · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 27, 2011 | Rich Shapiro
    A female Florida sheriff's deputy handcuffed naked girls to a desk, spanked them with a leather paddle and sent the seamy homemade videos to a boyfriend she met on a fetish web site, authorities said. Robin Leigh Pagoria, 45, subjected her two victims - described as girls between the ages of 10 and 18 - to multiple torture sessions, authorities said. "There aren't words to describe my anger with her," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel, adding that the arrest "came out of nowhere." Pagoria, a divorced Marine veteran, shackled the girls' wrists and ankles to a...
  • Spank A Child – Save A Suburb!

    04/20/2011 6:57:34 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | 20 April, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Late last month, I came out for spanking... As predicted, the hysterics came out of the woodwork with their hysterical talking points (one even trying to create a false link between spanking children and sexual abuse). Needless to say, I thought I’d use this post to share some more studies. Take the work of...Gunnoe, professor of psychology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan again. Her “study found that youngsters smacked up to the age of six did better at school and were more optimistic about their lives than those never hit by their parents,” reported the Telegraph UK, last...
  • So, Pro-Spanking Parents Aren’t Nazis?

    03/31/2011 4:38:10 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 19 replies
    Weekend Libertarianism ^ | 31 March, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Here’s some honesty for you: “Children are selfish, self-centred, egotistical little monsters. They are also, and often at the same time, gorgeous, loving, wonderful creatures,” writes Irish columnist, Sinead Ryan. Nor is corporal punishment evil, or ineffective, she concludes. “Finally, it is its very rarity that makes it work. It shocks a child (and indeed, many a parent), and that is the point.” Of the don’t-smack-your-darling camp Ryan states: “Smacking has been hijacked by the PC-parenting brigade, who probably frown upon the naughty step, too. They are very possibly the same parents who regularly get notes home from teacher about...
  • Spanking 1-year-olds is common in depressed dads

    03/14/2011 11:35:32 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 33 replies
    Just like new moms, new fathers can be depressed, and a study found a surprising number of sad dads spanked their 1-year-olds. About 40 percent of depressed fathers in a survey said they'd spanked kids that age, versus just 13 percent of fathers who weren't depressed. Most dads also had had recent contact with their child's doctor — a missed opportunity to get help, authors of the study said. The American Academy of Pediatrics and many child development experts warn against spanking children of any age. Other studies have shown that kids who are spanked are at risk of being...
  • Muskegon's Richard Mink admits to paddling . . .

    02/08/2011 9:30:50 PM PST · by Tom87 · 15 replies
    The Muskegon Chronicle ^ | February 7, 2011 | Heather Lynn Peters
    MUSKEGON — A Muskegon man admitted in a Muskegon Chronicle interview Monday that he paddled a 15-year-old foreign exchange student from South Korea on his bare bottom, made him walk naked in front of him and watched the boy shower — but says it was all for the boy’s own good. “He was very shy and he expressed a concern about walking around the locker room nude at the gym,” said Richard William Mink, who hosted the boy at his home from August to December 2010. “I had him practice. I had him walk back and forth nude in the...
  • Is it time to return to caveman parenting?

    10/15/2010 12:46:10 PM PDT · by Immerito · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/15/10 | Joan Raymond
    In 2-year-old Nate Macauley's world, the arms of mom and dad — and a small cadre of family friends — are always available for a snuggle, whether it's to help calm the toddler's woes, or just to keep him close. To his mom, Amy, the plentiful hugs and cuddles they lavish on Nate provide an important lesson. "I want Nate to grow up to be a kind person," says the 33-year-old from Cleveland. "And the way we can do that is to show him kindness.” The Macauleys' take on parenting — showing compassion for a little one just learning to...
  • Alleged Spanking Incident At Village Elementary

    10/06/2010 9:27:27 AM PDT · by Tom87 · 47 replies · 3+ views
    INC Now ^ | October 5, 2010 | Scott Sarvay and Ryan Elijah
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - An East Allen County Schools parent is accusing her son's teacher of spanking him with his pants down in front of the class. Fort Wayne Police confirm a detective is investigating an incident at Village Elementary after the child's mother called police Monday. In a report, the mother says the child was acting up in class. The teacher made the student sit in the corner and when he continued to act up the teacher pulled the boys pants down and spanked him for misbehaving. The mom says the child is mildly disabled. East Allen...
  • Boarding school head guilty of abusing boy pupils who he punished with 'a sexual motive'

    09/03/2010 3:39:02 PM PDT · by Tom87
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A former boarding school head was today facing a lengthy jail term after being convicted of abusing boy pupils during the 1970s and 1980s Derek Slade, 61, was convicted of more than 50 offences and will be sentenced on Monday. . . **Reign of terror: Derek Slade, pictured here when he was interviewed by ITN in 1982 speaking in favor of corporal punishment, subjected boys to beatings and sexual assaults** The court heard that Oxford-educated Slade, who has no teaching qualifications, set up the school with colleagues.
  • Former head admits being a paedophile

    08/27/2010 9:06:58 AM PDT · by Tom87 · 10 replies
    East Anglian Daily Times ^ | August 27, 2010 | EADT24
    A former headmaster accused of assaulting and sexually abusing schoolboys at two East Anglian schools yesterday admitted that he was a paedophile. Derek Slade told a jury that there was a sexual motive behind his “excessive” smackings, canings, slipperings, and beatings of boys at St George’s School, Great Finborough, near Stowmarket, in the late 1970s and early 80s. The 61-year-old yesterday conceded that he went beyond what was reasonable corporal punishment and feared that he had caused long-lasting physiological harm to pupils who attended the boarding school he formed in Wicklewood, near Wymondham, Norfolk, and later at Great Finborough. The...
  • Mother and Boyfriend Charged for Spanking Kids with Board with Staples in it

    08/22/2010 3:51:32 PM PDT · by Tom87 · 27 replies
    KSPR News ^ | August 19, 2010
    An Ozark mother and her boyfriend are facing charges tonight for child endangerment and endangerment. Delaina Collins is charged with six counts of child endangerment. Her boyfriend Michael Kuster is charged with child abuse for spanking kids with a board with staples in it. On August 14, police got a call to an Ozark home for domestic violence. The officer says he found Collins sweeping broken glass off the floor. Police say a 14-year-old girl tried to call for help but her mother's boyfriend threw the phone in the trash and then threw a beer and toaster at the teenager....
  • Ex-bus driver to face judge in bare-bottom spanking case

    08/03/2010 2:50:53 PM PDT · by Tom87 · 16 replies · 13+ views
    Northwest Florida Daily News (via ^ | July 17, 2010 | Tom Mclaughlin
    July 17--SHALIMAR -- Michael Bowersock, a former Okaloosa County school bus driver accused of molesting a student on the bus, will appear in court Tuesday, possibly to enter a plea. Bowersock's attorney, Christopher Varner, told Circuit Court Judge John Brown on Thursday that, given an opportunity to confer with his client, he would be able to either enter a plea or ask for a continuance. Court officers said they still were attempting to obtain a deposition from "one of the children" involved in the case. Bowersock and Varner were asked to return to court at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Bowersock, 29,...
  • Teacher Facing Assault Charge for Alleged Spanking

    07/31/2010 11:45:27 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 63 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News via FOX News ^ | 30 July 2010 | David Lohr
    A high school teacher in Connecticut is in hot water after spanking an unruly student, police say. Francis Hajosy, 54, of Stafford, has been charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and second-degree breach of peace for the incident, which occurred last month in his classroom at Enfield High School, according to court documents. ~snip~ The student picked up a bottle of spray glue and sprayed it into the air, at which time Hajosy put his hands on her shoulders, authorities say. A brief scuffle ensued, during which the girl attempted to kick Hajosy; police say he responded by spanking her four...