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  • Jesse Kaplan: Boy with Asperger's Syndrom commits suicide after being forcibly sterilized

    05/05/2016 6:03:15 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 37 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball & Rita Kaplan
    The following is the testimony of Rita Kaplan, mother of the deceased Jesse Kaplan who took his own life in 2000 after he was forcibly neutered and sterilized by the state of California after being classified as a social undesirable with severe Asperger's syndrome. His mother spoke with Me several months ago by an Email correspondence about Jesse and what happened to him. The Kaplans live in San Jose. Rita still lives there. Jesse is survived by An older brother who lives in Las Vegas and Younger sister who lives in Visalia. My Name is Rita Kaplan. I want to share with...
  • Cruz Puts Faith in Ground Game to Stop Trump in Indiana

    05/02/2016 8:04:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | May 2, 2016 | Mark Niquette
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://chronicle.com/article/When-Everyone-Goes-to-College-/236313?key=Km5VaSwSOs9-HKfuI3FnkvBnLNgCDGedRc3dh4ndFUdfaEt3dWVzN2RDVG50MnowVjFjazJiaHBNN3JUd3FnR3o3UzhkSEF1WUZF
  • TSA says its Randomizer app only cost $47,400

    04/05/2016 9:14:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Fusion ^ | April 4, 2016 | Ethan Chiel
    If you've flown recently, you may have seen a TSA agent holding a tablet that pops up an arrow that tells you which line you should stand in. That little app is called a "Randomizer" and TSA agents use it to determine who is subject to the random searches that are a part of the TSA Pre-check program. Heres a video of it in action: . . . You wouldn't know it, because it looks incredibly simple, but it appears that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) paid IBM $47,400 for the app, part of a larger $336,000 payout. IBM has...
  • Obamaphone expands to Obama-Internet, with little thought of cost, abuse

    04/02/2016 6:02:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Remember the Obamaphone? "Everybody in Cleveland have got Obamaphone, keep Obama as president, you know?" said Michelle Dowery, an Obama supporter at a 2012 Mitt Romney event, which went viral at the time. "He gave us a phone, he's going to do more ... You sign up, you on food stamps, you on Social Security, you got no income, you got disability." Mr. Obama has indeed done more. The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to expand the Obamaphone, dubbed the LifeLine Program, to include high-speed Internet access. By doing so, the cost of the program will increase by 50 percent,...
  • Miami Man Charged With Killing Baby Girl

    03/31/2016 3:26:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 3/30/16
    A man is behind bars, accused of killing his 4-month old baby girl.... An autopsy showed Harlow died as a result of various injuries including multiple skull fractures, severe brain injuries, fractured arm and leg, a dislocated elbow and multiple fracture ribs..... ....Gonzalez confessed to intentionally causing harm to his baby girl. He was later taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm and torture. CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald reported that the father told detectives he was upset because the child was fussy.
  • Screaming to sleep, Part One: The moral imperative to end 'cry it out'

    03/25/2016 8:50:29 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 89 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | 150126 | Amy Wright Glenn
    Suddenly, Tyler is screaming. Screaming. Tylers screams could pierce through the din of any commercial. They could break glass. Gabriel sits up with a start, his heart racing.
  • Feds Spend $6,000 Studying 'History of French Lesbian Activism'

    03/25/2016 3:13:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 25, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Endowment for the Humanities released its latest round of projects, which includes studies of the "history of French lesbian activism," and $20,000 for a new college course on "questions about neighborliness." The projects are part of $21.1 million in grants announced this week for the federal agency's "Common Good" initiative. Tamara Chaplin, an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received a $6,000 summer stipend for her project "Postwar French Media, and the Struggle for Gay Rights."
  • Documents reveal coordination between State, Clinton nonprofit

    03/24/2016 8:49:28 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 22, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    Documents released on Tuesday reveal that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's staff at the State Department coordinated with staff at the Clinton Global Initiative to help her thank the nonprofit's donors for their "commitments." The information, obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request, includes emails from 2009 that were exchanged between prominent staff members at both organizations. "We can arrange it however HRC [Hillary Rodham Clinton] prefers," says one Aug. 24 email from Amitabh Desai, CGI's director of policy planning, in reference to the agenda that would be in place for one of the organization's...
  • EPA sues 77-year-old farmer over riverside earthwork near Albany

    03/22/2016 1:04:51 PM PDT · by Twotone · 33 replies
    Register-Guard ^ | March 18, 2016 | Dylan Darling
    A Linn County man who farms near Albany could face big daily water-pollution fines from the federal Environmental Protection Agency because he has failed to remove or get permits for a massive rock and earthen dike he built along the North Santiam River. William Case, 77, could be fined $37,500 a day for violations to the federal Clean Water Act, according to a lawsuit the EPA filed last month in U.S. District Court in Eugene.
  • Bill's former mistress says if Trump can't take down Clintons, nobody can

    03/21/2016 9:51:43 PM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 21, 2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Sally Miller, the former Miss Arkansas who claims she had a three-month affair with Bill Clinton in 1983, says the only one who can beat the Clintons is Donald Trump. The former beauty queen was recently profiled in the Daily Mail, where she alleged she was subjected to stalking and harassment by the Clintons following the end of her affair with the then-governor. "She [Hillary] doesn't care what I say about Bill, that's old news," Miller told the Mail. "But I think she wonders what Bill told me... With the election coming up she can't afford any sort of loose...
  • Report: FBI 'increasingly certain' Clinton broke the law

    03/21/2016 10:17:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 21, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    "FBI chief James Comey and his investigators are increasingly certain presidential nominee Hillary Clinton violated laws in handling classified government information through her private e-mail server," Charles Gasparino said career agents had told him. "Some expect him to push for charges, but he faces a formidable obstacle: the political types in the Obama White House who view a Clinton presidency as a third Obama term," Gasparino added. "With that, agents have been spreading the word, largely through associates in the private sector, that their boss is getting stonewalled, despite uncovering compelling evidence Clinton broke the law."
  • CT Bill Would Confiscate Guns Before Allegations of Abuse Proven

    03/18/2016 4:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 16, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    A new bill introduced in Connecticut changes state law so that guns are confiscated from the subject of a protective order the moment the request for the order is filed rather than waiting until the accused has an opportunity to have his or her case heard by a judge. The measure is supported by state senator Mae Flexer (D-Killingly), who says, "The minute a woman comes forward and asks for a temporary restraining order is the most dangerous moment of her life." Opponents of the measure point out that the request for a protective order on the accusation of criminal...
  • House bans use of EBT food-assistance cards at strip clubs, casinos, liquor stores

    03/18/2016 3:30:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 69 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | March 17, 2016 | Katherine Gregg
    Before voting nay, Rep. Edith Ajello, D-Providence, said she supported the thrust of the bill, but felt as the state's director of human services does that the proposed penalties are too harsh. First offense: a one-month reduction in benefits; second offense: a three-month reduction in benefits. Anyone caught three times would be disqualified from the direct cash assistance program for a year.
  • To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control

    03/13/2016 4:54:33 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | March 12, 2017 | Rukmini Callimachi
    DOHUK, Iraq Locked inside a room where the only furniture was a bed, the 16-year-old learned to fear the sunset, because nightfall started the countdown to her next rape. During the year she was held by the Islamic State, she spent her days dreading the smell of the ISIS fighters breath, the disgusting sounds he made and the pain he inflicted on her body.... Soon after buying her, the fighter brought the teenage girl a round box containing four strips of pills, one of them colored red. [She] learned only months later that she was being given birth control....
  • Islamic Values on the March Around the Globe [semi-satire]

    03/07/2016 1:25:44 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Mar 2016 | John Semmens
    The Punjab Province of Pakistan's efforts to criminalize violence against women was denounced as un-Islamic by the Council of Islamic Ideology. "The Quran explicitly grants men control over their women," Muhammad Khan Sherani, head of the Council pointed out. "The secular authorities have no right to impede the laws given to us by Allah." Fazlur Rehman, the chief of one of Pakistan's largest religious parties, the Jamiat-i-Ulema Islam, concurred. "This law makes every man insecure. If a husband is barred from beating his wife, if a father is prohibited from killing a wayward daughter we will descend into the same...
  • Fox host Bill O'Reilly loses custody of children amid abuse allegations

    03/04/2016 6:46:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    RT ^ | March 01, 2016
    Fox host Bill O'Reilly loses custody of children amid abuse allegations Published time: 1 Mar, 2016 Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly lost custody of his teenage children over allegations of domestic abuse by his ex-wife. The New York Appellate Division unanimously ruled that O'Reilly's 13- and 17-year-old children should live full time with their mother, Maureen McPhilmy, who was married to the conservative commentator for 15 years. A 1,400 word opinion using anonymous names was issued by the court last week, but the media only figured out who it was this week. The ruling states it was the "clearly...
  • Hospitals Cutting Jobs While Obama Continues to Throw Away Billions to This Industry

    03/01/2016 6:48:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama began peddling his national healthcare system. On more than one occasion, he pointed to Canada and the United Kingdom as examples of a workable national healthcare system. When I first heard him point to them, I instantly thought of Rachel, a work acquaintance who lived and worked in the United Kingdom. She was experiencing abdominal pains and having problems eating for months before Englands National Health Service doctors finally diagnosed the problem to be her gall bladder. The doctor said it needed to be removed. However, from the time they wrote the...
  • Louisiana Judge Strikes Down Law that Requires Priest to Report Abuse Mentioned in Confession

    03/01/2016 6:39:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    A Louisiana judge has ruled unconstitutional a new state law requiring priests to report sexual abuse that is mentioned in a sacramental confession. Judge Mike Caldwell made his ruling in a long-running and complicated case in which Father Jeff Bayhi had been directed to testify about what a young woman reportedly told him in a confession. The young woman has said that she told Father Bayhi about being molested by a member of his parish. Father Bayhi had refused to testify, citing the inviolability of the confessional seal. Judge Caldwell ruled that the state law making priests mandated reporters of...
  • 'Staggering' abuse cover-up in Altoona-Johnstown Catholic diocese, grand jury says

    03/01/2016 8:54:04 AM PST · by MeganC · 110 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 1, 2016 10:30 AM | Peter Smith
    Hundreds of children were molested, raped and destined to lasting psychological trauma by at least 50 priests and others associated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown across half a century, a state grand jury has found in denouncing coverups orchestrated by two bishops and enabled by the law enforcement officials they controlled.
  • Study: Transgender children allowed to live openly fare well

    02/28/2016 6:21:48 AM PST · by skimbell · 52 replies
    CHICAGO (AP) via QCOnline ^ | February 26, 2016 | CHICAGO (AP)
    In second grade, the family agreed to let Daniel legally change his name and at the boy's request, his school agreed to go along with the change, even letting Daniel use the boy's bathroom. "He is very well-adjusted" but still feels stress because he knows not everyone is so accepting, Heumann said. Daniel "was very anxious before coming out at school," but refused the option of keeping the secret, Heumann recalled. "He looked at me and said, 'Dad, I can't. It's harder to live a lie and not as I am truly than to deal with this anxiety right now.'"
  • Rare Dolphin Dies for Mob Selfie

    02/18/2016 7:24:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 18, 2016 | James Joiner
    Two Franciscana dolphins were ripped from the waves near an Argentinan resort last week, then manhandled to shore, where they were passed around a clutching mob seeking cute selfie moments. In the process, at least one of the intelligent, playful cetaceans died from the experience. Franciscana, or La Plata, dolphins are unable to spend as long out of the water as their larger brethren. “At least one of these dolphins suffered a horrific, traumatic and utterly unnecessary death, for the sake of a few photographs,” a spokesperson from the World Animal Protection group told ABC in Australia, condemning the despicable...
  • Jeffrey Epstein underage abuse victims sue government saying they were kept in the dark...

    02/11/2016 4:12:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/16 | Chris Spargo
    Jeffrey Epstein underage abuse victims sue government saying they were kept in the dark about 'sweetheart deal' giving billionaire immunity after he pleaded guilty to hiring teen for sex A decade after police began an investigation into claims that financier Jeffrey Epstein had solicited teenage girls for sex, two women who the government designated as underage victims at the time have filed a lawsuit over his 'sweetheart deal.' The women, identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, claim in court papers filed Wednesday that they were unaware of the secret deal being made between the defense team and...
  • High-profile gay activist minister charged with sexually abusing boy in 1970s

    02/04/2016 2:20:40 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 2, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Canada’s most celebrated homosexual activist minister has been charged for allegedly sexually abusing a boy in the mid-1970s. Rev. Brent Hawkes, 65, of the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto, has been charged with indecent assault on a male and gross indecency. He was summoned to court in Kentville, Nova Scotia yesterday to face the charges. Local police have refused to provide further details.   Hawkes, who lives with his male "husband," has become a major icon of homosexual activism in Canada. He famously flouted Canadian law by illegally "marrying" a homosexual couple in his Toronto church...
  • IRS Scandal: It's The Tax Collector's Turn To Be A Defendant

    01/22/2016 5:42:32 AM PST · by Taxman · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/14/16 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Justice: It's not often that the victims of IRS abuse find satisfaction, but the Tea Party groups mistreated by the tax collector will get a shot. Maybe next will be an audit of the IRS — which apparently hasn't changed its ways. On Tuesday, Day 978 of the unresolved IRS scandal, a federal judge granted class-action status to as many as 300 conservative groups that have been affected by the agency's practice of unduly scrutinizing small-government organizations that sought tax-exempt status but which the IRS saw as dangerous dissidents. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Dlott's ruling also opens the door...
  • Beyond Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    01/21/2016 7:05:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | )1/21/16 | Jim O'Neill
    The “zoo” is located near the town of Gyumri in Armenia “[The animals] display all the signs of creatures slowly being driven mad by their unnatural existence.”—Allan Hall “The World’s Saddest Zoo” Cruising the “Drudge Report” yesterday, I noticed the photo of a forlorn looking bear peering out from behind bars with the accompanying headline “The World’s Saddest Zoo,” which linked to an article by Allan Hall in the UK’s “Daily Mail.” News headlines often depict a crazy and cruel world, and perhaps I’ve become too jaded and cynical regarding the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” – but Hall’s...
  • Kindergartner Provokes Debate Over Transgender Policy at Minnesota School

    01/19/2016 12:56:58 PM PST · by detective · 38 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 January 2016 | Raven Clabough
    Parents of a five-year old "transgender" child are asking the school's kindergarten class to take up the task of educating students on gender dysphoria, the condition of identifying as a sex that is opposite of one's biological makeup. The request has prompted opposition from a number of parents, while several others have voiced their support. According to the Daily Caller, it began when the parents of a gender-confused boy, who remains unidentified, sent their child to Nova Classical Academy, a charter school in St. Paul, Minnesota, wearing a girl's jumper and pink shoes. The parents, Hannah and Dave Edwards, indicated...
  • Washington bill would create registry of convicted animal abusers

    01/14/2016 8:53:44 AM PST · by Baynative · 43 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 1/13/16 | Staff
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - A new bill in Washington state seeks to create a statewide registry of people convicted of animal abuse. Senate Bill 6234, sponsored by Republican Sen. Joe Fain, is modeled on a law that recently took effect in Tennessee. Under the measure, the registry would be posted online by the state Attorney General's office and would include the names, addresses and photos of people convicted of first or second degree animal cruelty, animal fighting or poisoning. Convicted animal abusers would remain on the registry for 10 years after conviction.
  • Why Ethan, 8, Looks Great in Makeup, No Matter What His Haters Say [Mark 9]

    01/08/2016 12:58:32 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 78 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/08/2016 | Emily Shire
    Eight-year-old Ethan Wilwert wanted one special thing for Christmas—not a puppy, nor, thankfully, a hoverboard. Ethan wanted an in-person makeup tutorial at the MAC Cosmetics store in his family’s local Florida mall. “A couple of months before Christmas, he and I were at the mall, and we went into the MAC store,” Ethan’s mom, Season Wilwert, told The Daily Beast. “He’s always been interested in makeup. It’s something he likes to do creative-wise. It’s something he gets excited about. He watches a lot of online tutorials.” In fact, Wilwert laughed that Ethan is already helping her do her own. “He...
  • Heartbreaking moment abused dog is stroked for the first time

    01/03/2016 7:54:56 AM PST · by seantruet · 49 replies
    albasun ^ | 01/03/2016 | seantruett
    The moment a rescue dog was stroked for the first time has been captured in a heartbreaking video.
  • Trump launches scathing attack on Bill Clinton over his alleged affairs 'one of the great abusers'

    12/31/2015 2:01:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/30/15
    Donald Trump launches scathing attack on Bill Clinton over his alleged affairs and calls him 'one of the great abusers' Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to assail Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday by calling her husband, former President Bill Clinton, 'one of the great abusers of the world.' Speaking to about 2,000 supporters at a rally, Trump again invoked the ex-president's alleged extramarital affairs and accused Bill Clinton of engaging in 'tremendous abuse' of women. Dismissing Hillary Clinton's accusation that Trump himself engaged in sexism, the real estate magnate and reality TV star said: 'And she wants to accuse...
  • Growing Up Trans (PBS/Frontline)

    12/29/2015 4:31:53 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 29 replies
    PBS/Frontline ^ | 6/30/15
    Excerpts from the program transcript (and I've added a few notes for explanation): [Family in a doctor's office] 00:14:09 The medications are very expensive, and so they can be $15,000 to $25,000 a year for some of these things, which is cost prohibitive for most people. 00:14:19 So we have worked on an option that we have, we can offer here now actually, which is called Vantas. 00:14:24 And its FDA approval is for men with prostate cancer, but this has been used successfully by pediatric endocrinologists taking care of kids like Daniel, and it seems to work just as...
  • Three Global Warming Stories The Media Don't Want You To See

    12/28/2015 9:50:18 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 27, 2015 | Staff
    Climate: Want to know the latest global warming news? Don't bother looking in U.S. media. They can't be bothered with stories that contradict the man-made climate change narrative. But the truth is out there. Let's start with a new paper from NASA — a distinctly American organization — that was covered by the British Express. The newspaper tells us that our space program has "found the Earth has cooled in areas of heavy industrialization where more trees have been lost and more fossil fuel burning takes place." This is, of course, the opposite of what we've been told for decades.
  • VIDEO=> Kids Scream “I Want to Kill Him!” While Beating Trump Piñata to “Stop Hate”

    12/12/2015 1:18:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/12/15 | Jim Hoft
    A new food cart in Portland, Oregon, El Diablito, staged its grand opening celebration by featuring dancers and a Donald Trump pinata. A banner on the stage read “El Diablito” which means “the little devil.” Little kids and adults lined up to take turns battering the effigy, which they say they were destroying to “promote peace” and “fight hate.” One little kid screams out “I want to kill him!” when he takes his turn beating the Trump piñata. The food cart owner claimed this wasn’t about politics.
  • Mother decided to bring up her three-year-old son as a girl

    12/06/2015 1:51:25 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/06/2015 | Joseph Curtis
    Seeing their toddler playing with scissors can be a terrifying sight for any parent but for Kerry McFadyen it was a moment that changed everything. The 32-year-old came across the scene in the bathroom of her home in Strathspey, Scotland, when three-year-old son Daniel said he wanted to cut off his penis so he could be a girl. It led to his parents making the difficult decision to allow Daniel to become Danni, in what is believed to be the UK's youngest case of a child wanting to change sex.
  • Obama Goes On A ‘Green’ Spending Spree Ahead Of UN Summit

    11/25/2015 6:39:34 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/24/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $125 million in new spending Monday to fund 41 green energy projects ahead of the United Nations global warming summit set to take place next week. DOE is funding dozens of green technologies through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, program to find technological solutions to fighting global warming. ARPA-E projects are ones the government thinks show promise, but aren’t yet commercially viable. “As we look beyond COP21, the energy technologies the Department of Energy invests in today will provide the solutions needed to combat climate change and develop a global low-carbon economy...
  • 'Political Correctness' about Islam Causing Abandonment of ISIS Sex Slaves

    11/18/2015 6:34:33 PM PST · by risen_feenix · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/18/2015 | Phyllis Chesler
    In 2014, Sister Hatune Dogan had been rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls from ISIS captivity for eight months, but she was desperate. If only the world could see the harm being done, understand that rescues were possible, people would open their hearts and their wallets, [so she] found an independent British filmmaker, Edward Watts.. In an email dated February 6, 2015, Watts’s producer, Rosie Garthwaite, wrote: "Hatune you will be the lead story in a documentary about women living under IS.” Watts spent nine days in Germany, Turkey, and Iraq with Sister Hatune. She introduced him to Sheikh Khaire, the...
  • Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes arrested on Maui for allegedly assaulting wife

    11/10/2015 12:27:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Monday, November 9, 2015 | Chelsea Davis
    MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Major League Baseball player Jose Reyes, the shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, was arrested on Halloween after allegedly assaulting his wife in their Maui hotel room, sources say. Reyes and his wife, Katherine, were allegedly arguing in their Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea room that afternoon. His wife told responding officers that Reyes grabbed her off the bed and shoved her. Sources say she also told police that he grabbed her throat and shoved her into the sliding glass balcony door. Security called police and Reyes was arrested for abuse of a family or household member....
  • Brown Defends Asking State Experts to Report on His Land [semi-satire]

    11/09/2015 10:30:42 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    California Governor Jerry Brown insisted that “there’s nothing wrong with what I did.” What he did was ask employees of the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources—a state agency—to tell him whether there is oil on his private property. “I didn’t ask for any special treatment,” Brown asserted. “I did what any citizen of the state might have done.” “Well, I suppose that any citizen could’ve asked for the same thing,” an employee said in an “off-the-record” interview. “But we wouldn’t have prepared that citizen a 51 page report. When the Governor ‘asks’ you hop to if you...
  • What It's Like To Be a Transgender 6-Year-Old Girl,

    10/31/2015 7:36:25 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 69 replies
    People ^ | 31 October 2015 | JENNIFER HEYDE
    To keep up with the adventures of the Keswani family, visit PEOPLE.com/keswanis. It's been a big year for the transgender community, thanks in large part to Caitlyn Jenner. But not every member of the community is 66: Devina Keswani, the youngest of three children in PEOPLE's new web series, The Keswanis: A Most Modern Family, and a proud Girl Scout, is just 6. "One [of my classmates] hates transgender, and he hates me because I'm transgender," Devina says, adding, "Before that he liked me, but now he hates me. He spits at me and pushes me."
  • Dorothy Bland:I was caught walking while black.Police chief:No, officers were doing their jobs

    10/29/2015 3:19:16 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 74 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 29 October 2015 10:52 AM | DOROTHY BLAND
    Flashing lights and sirens from a police vehicle interrupted a routine Saturday morning walk in my golf-course community in Corinth.
  • Court papers: Mother slammed child after boyfriend rejected sexual advances

    10/23/2015 6:04:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | October 22, 2015 | Bob Gardinier
    A 25-year-old mother told police alcohol and anger over her boyfriend's rejection of her sexual overtures led her to assault her baby son. Tabatha A. Coons was arrested Wednesday after giving police a statement about what happened to her 15-month-old child on the night of Oct. 3. Coons said she went out drinking with friends to celebrate her birthday that night, came home and wanted to have sex with her live-in boyfriend, Cameron Lewis, but he turned her down. She said she stayed awake wondering why. "Cameron and I haven't had sex in a few days and I was still...
  • There But for the Grace of God go I

    10/12/2015 8:42:08 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    9/12/2015 | Charles O'Connell
     A substantial number of those ensnared in "The Gay Lifestyle" were sexually abused as children.  In The Syndemic of STDs and AIDS among MSM, sympathetic author Dale O'Leary, author of One Man, One Woman: A Catholic's Guide to Defending Marriage, mourns the fact of the high incidence of childhood sexual abuse against those who later end up in a homosexual lifestyle. Childhood Sexual Abuse and Other Adverse Events  MSM are more likely to have been victims of childhood sexual abuse. Stall and associates note that a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has been linked to increase risk of HIV infection....
  • Video shows judge berating, sentencing domestic violence victim to jail

    10/08/2015 7:34:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies
    WFTV.com ^ | October 6, 2015 | WFTV.com News Staff
    Channel 9 has obtained video from a Seminole County courtroom where an emotional domestic violence victim was sentenced to three days in jail for failing to show up for her abuser's trial. During her contempt of court hearing in July, the woman told the judge she had been having anxiety for months after she was attacked by the father of her child. She said she told the state's victim's advocate that she wanted to drop the charges and move on with her life rather than testify, but she was still called in to court. After she failed to show, she...
  • Forcing Girls To Share A Bathroom With A Gender-Confused Boy Is Abuse

    09/03/2015 3:44:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 2, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    Yes, the females with female anatomies and XX chromosomes, whove been using girl locker rooms and girl bathrooms their entire lives, should be the ones to relocate to different facilities. We have no problem telling them to suck it up or go pee somewhere else, but for Perry we must move mountains. On the scales of justice, one gender-confused boy outweighs several hundred girls. This is how things work in our enlightened society. Now hundreds of concerned citizens are organizing a counter protest for later this week, hoping to finally intimidate and silence any girl who might still have the...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses face child sexual-abuse investigation in Australia

    08/14/2015 3:31:08 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, August 14, 2015 | A. Odysseus Patrick
    SYDNEY -- The abuse was meticulously catalogued. From 1950 to 2014, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society amassed some 5,000 files detailing sexual abuse of Australian children by 1,006 of its members, who believe only they -- the Jehovah's Witnesses -- proclaim the truth about God. Young girls were assaulted by neighbors. Teenagers were raped by their fathers. Victims were forced to pray with their abusers. When the children reached out for help, the church's obsession with secrecy and hostility to outsiders kicked in. Victims, ordered to keep quiet, were forced to confront their abusers in person. All complaints --...
  • BETC abuses, excuses merit a full-scale accounting of what went wrong: Editorial

    08/06/2015 8:59:51 AM PDT · by Twotone
    The Oregonian ^ | August 5, 2015 | Editorial Board
    The Oregon Secretary of State's office was quick to assert to The Oregonian/OregonLive's Ted Sickinger that its inquiry into the state energy department's chronically troubled tax-credit program is "not an audit." Which raises the obvious question: Why not?
  • Milwaukee archdiocese reaches $21 million settlement with sexual abuse victims

    08/05/2015 12:59:09 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    UPI.com ^ | Wednesday, August 5, 2015 | Amy R. Connolly
    Roman Catholic Archbishop of Milwaukee Jerome E. Listecki, seen here in 2011, announced the archdiocese reached a $21 million settlement with 330 victims of sexual abuse by clergy members. Photo by Amg910/CC MILWAUKEE, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday it has agreed to pay $21 million to hundreds of victims of childhood sexual abuse by clergy, clearing the way for the archdiocese to emerge from its five-year bankruptcy. Under the agreement, 330 of the 570 who filed sexual abuse claims in the bankruptcy will get financial settlements of varying amounts determined by a court-ordered...
  • Attackers Who Beat Pregnant Teen and Burnt Her Stillborn Baby on Their Grill Not Charged With Murder

    08/01/2015 5:53:29 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 75 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In Texas, a 14-year-old girl was raped by a member of her own family and then beaten to induce abortion after he realized she was pregnant. The beating lasted six grueling hours and the teen told police that she was a virgin when she was assaulted. Additionally, reports reveal that the young girl was eight months pregnant when she was attacked. Now Dallas News reports that the four relatives involved in the induced abortion, Cedric Jones, Sharon Lee Jones, Lonnell McDonald, and Cecila McDonald have been charged with engaging in organized crime. Prior to the beating, Sharon tried to induce...
  • Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe allege state...abducted [Mugabe Critic] [No Tears from Kimmel]

    07/30/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    FOX ^ | 3/10/15
    Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe have filed a court application seeking the release of an activist they suspect was abducted by state agents. The lawyers said Tuesday that Itai Dzamara, leader of a movement called Occupy Africa Unity Square, has been missing since Monday morning and that his family and associates have no idea of the activist's whereabouts.
  • Planned Parenthood Counselor Caught Telling Teen to Let Her Boyfriend Beat Her

    07/24/2015 5:37:48 PM PDT · by austinaero · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 07/24/15 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life group Live Action released the third installment today in its SexEd investigative series, showing a Planned Parenthood staffer in Portland, Oregon offering disturbing sex counseling to someone she thinks is a fifteen-year-old girl. The video clearly shows the counselor encouraging the young girl to allow herself to be victimized in violent sexual encounters with her partner. The staffer tells the investigator that its very common to experiment with different things, including being tied up and whipped and the baby thing, where they will put on diapers[.] Some girls like being spanked, hit, or whipped, said the counselor.