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  • California pays stealth Dem activists to manage ‘non-partisan’ mail-in ballots

    08/21/2020 5:40:33 PM PDT · by TedMartin · 18 replies
    Press California ^ | 8/21/20 | Richard Stenger
    As the state of California prepares to send mail-in ballots to more than 20 million registered voters ahead of the general election, concerned citizens have raised questions about the role of hired experts with ties to partisan Democratic groups. One South Bay voter expressed her concern this week on KSCO’s Charles Freedman Show after she received a letter from the Democracy Fund with details about her mail-in ballot. The Democracy Fund, hired by Secretary of State Alex Padilla in May to oversee the mail-in ballot program in California until January 15, 2021, purports to be a non-partisan organization. In California,...
  • Our 9-year-old child Ryder is transgender — but parenting isn't about labels

    08/06/2020 5:01:51 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 132 replies
    CBC "News" ^ | 8/3/2020 | Ann Bruinn
    We knew from the very beginning that our child didn't fit the mould. Ryder preferred dresses and pink sparkly clothing from the moment he could crawl to the cupboard and pull out his own clothes. They belonged to his sister but he wanted to wear them and so he did. His sister wasn't impressed at first but as long as they weren't her favourite outfits, she soon adjusted. At three, he wanted to grow his hair out. He went to preschool with dresses and pigtails. When the other kids were confused, Ryder just shrugged. He didn't feel the need to...
  • Unsealed Epstein documents detail alleged abuse by Ghislaine Maxwell

    08/01/2020 2:55:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 7/31/20 | J. Edward Moreno
    Court documents unsealed late Thursday detail alleged abuse by Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and associate of Jeffrey Epstein who is facing criminal charges. The trove of more than 600 pages of documents were released by U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, and are part of Maxwell's now-settled 2015 civil defamation lawsuit brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Giuffre is an alleged victim of Epstein who accused both Maxwell and Epstein of recruiting her when she was 15. **SNIP** In the deposition, Giuffre is asked to give the names of the men Maxwell told...
  • ESPN: NBA Basketball Training Academies In China Were Physically Abusing Young Players (And The NBA Knew)

    07/29/2020 7:26:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2020 | John Sexton
    There are two stunning things in this ESPN report. The first is the behavior attributed to Chinese coaches at NBA facilities, which apparently included physically abusing players in their young teens. The second stunning thing is that the NBA knew about all of this before the dust up last year about Houston Rocket’s General Manager Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting human rights in Hong Kong.ESPN reports that the League set up three NBA training facilities in China in 2016 including one Xinjiang, the province where China has sent around 1 million minorities to re-education camps in the past few years....
  • Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of unarmed man George Floyd

    05/26/2020 3:02:55 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 161 replies
    CBS News ^ | Updated 5/26/2020 | Erin Donaghue
    Four police officers have been fired following the death of an unarmed black man who was taken into custody in Minneapolis, officials said Tuesday.
  • Video: Man Pleads That He Can’t Breathe While Cop Keeps A Knee On His Neck — And Dies Shortly After

    05/26/2020 8:13:00 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 89 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 05.26.2020 | Alex Hall
    A video posted on social media this week shows a police officer keeping his knee planted on the neck of a black man who pleaded that he couldn’t breathe and subsequently died shortly afterward. It happened Monday night, when cops were responding to a “forgery in progress.” Police arrived and saw the suspect sitting in a car. According to the Department, the man resisted arrest so he was placed in handcuffs, adding “he appeared to be suffering medical distress.” The Police Dept. added, “At no time were weapons of any type used by anyone involved in this incident.” What the...
  • Missouri boy escapes abusive home after parents forget to handcuff him to his bed, police say

    05/15/2020 5:30:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    10tv.com ^ | May 15, 2020
    It began when a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper found the 12-year-old boy walking alone along Highway T just across the St. Charles County line on May 2. Bruises covered his face, legs and arms. When the trooper raised the child’s shirt, bruises dotted much of his torso, all in various stages of healing, according to court documents. The boy told the trooper he had just escaped from his house along Highway OO. He had packed a bag. And escaped only because his parents, Christopher Crets, 40, and Nicole Crets, 33, forgot to handcuff him to his bed that day,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] As Masses open up, priests told to DROP Hosts onto hands, Communion on the tongue is banned

    05/06/2020 5:32:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 58 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | May 5, 2020 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] As Masses open up, priests told to DROP Hosts onto hands, Communion on the tongue is banned As public Masses start up again, people are sending notes with indications from different dioceses about distribution of Holy Communion.Under the excuse of being “realistic” and so forth, chanceries are writing for their bishops – I prefer to believe that the bishops themselves are not so awful – that Communion in the hand is obligatory and that people do not have a right to receive on the tongue.Sed contra, Redemptionis Sacramentum says “Quamvis omnis fidelis ius semper habeat pro libitu suo sacram...
  • With kids stuck at home, ER doctors see more severe cases of child abuse

    04/30/2020 5:18:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2020 | Samantha Schmidt and Hannah Natanson
    [snip] Pediatricians across the country are sounding the alarm: The stress of unemployment and financial insecurity has strained relationships between children and those who care for them. The closures of schools and day cares have forced children closer to adults who may not be safe. In a world without school, doctors and advocates say, no one is there to watch, to speak up, until it’s too late. The American system of catching child abuse relies on kids venturing outside their homes. Year after year, most referrals to child protective services come from professionals — police officers, lawyers, doctors, anyone who...
  • California Democratic Party chair must reveal sex abuse report’s findings – or resign

    04/27/2020 2:26:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/25/20 | Editorial board
    California Democratic Party Chair Rusty Hicks says he wants to protect victims. Shielding victims from “further damage,” is why he decided to bury the party’s official investigation of the sexual misconduct charges that ended former party chair Eric Bauman’s reign in 2018, he says. Which victims is Hicks talking about? The five former party staff members who filed lawsuits that the party settled for a reported $2.9 million last year? Or the numerous other alleged victims who declined to sue but still demand justice? “In terms of talking about victims or survivors of abuse by Eric Bauman, we’re talking about...
  • [Catholic Caucus](Barf AlertSwiss churches put consecrated hosts in match boxes for faithful to take home

    04/21/2020 6:05:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 21, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    [Catholic Caucus] Swiss churches put consecrated hosts in match boxes for faithful to take 'Consecrated hosts to take for Communion at home,' a handwritten sign states next to a bowl containing dozens of match boxes with the Eucharist. STANS, Switzerland, April 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Several Catholic churches in Switzerland are offering prepackaged consecrated hosts for the faithful to take and consume at home amid the prohibition of public Masses during the coronavirus pandemic. The consecrated hosts, which, as Catholics believe, contain the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ, are put into small containers that look like a...
  • George Pell: Court quashes cardinal's sexual abuse convictions

    04/06/2020 5:50:19 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 6, 2020 | BBC News
    Cardinal George Pell will be freed from jail after Australia's highest court overturned his convictions for child sexual abuse. The ex-Vatican treasurer, 78, had been the most senior Catholic figure ever jailed for such crimes. In 2018, a jury found he abused two boys in Melbourne in the 1990s. But the High Court of Australia quashed that verdict on Tuesday, meaning the cardinal will immediately stop serving a six-year jail sentence. The Australian cleric has maintained his innocence since he was charged by police in June 2017. A full bench of seven judges ruled unanimously in Cardinal Pell's favour. It...
  • Watchdog says FBI violations with FISA warrants went beyond Russia probe

    04/01/2020 9:59:50 AM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 5 replies
    FOX ^ | 4/1/20 | Brooke Singman
    Horowitz said the Woods Procedures are intended “to minimize factual inaccuracies in FISA applications and to ensure that statements contained in applications are ‘scrupulously accurate.'” But in their review, Horowitz said they identified facts stated in 29 FISA applications that were “not supported by any documentation in the Woods File ... not clearly corroborated by the supporting documentation in the Woods File, or inconsistent with the supporting documentation in the Woods File.” Horowitz said they identified an "average of about 20 issues per application reviewed" with a "high of approximately 65 issues in one application and less than 5 in...
  • The NIH had 13 years to prepare for coronavirus but still didn't

    03/27/2020 12:15:43 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Mar, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    If there's one thing the coronavirus experience has taught us, it's that bureaucracies don't function as well as they're supposed to. In New York, the bureaucracy opted to spend $500 million on illegal aliens instead of on ventilators. Likewise, during the Obama administration, after the 2009 H1N1 epidemic, the Obama administration, despite warnings, never bothered to replenish stockpiles of N95. It turns out now that the NIH was also doing the bureaucratic equivalent of twiddling its thumbs when it should have been acting to prepare America for the next pandemic. It's sheer luck — mixed in with Trump's foresight about...
  • Florida governor says negligence at an elder care facility with coronavirus cases could be criminal

    03/24/2020 12:42:34 AM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | March 24, 2020 | Hollie Silverman and Rosa Flores
    At least three coronavirus deaths and seven other cases in residents have been identified at Atria Willow Wood, a statement from the facility said Sunday. Test results were still pending for five other residents as of Sunday night, according to the statement. Governor DeSantis said during a press conference last week that the facility did not screen staff, cooks and construction workers prior to letting them enter, exposing hundreds of residents to the deadly virus...DeSantis said that a Department of Health investigation revealed that the incidents were "avoidable," and added that some people at the facility were "coughing up a...
  • Police: 6-Year-Old Dies After Father Rapes Him with Stick While Camping

    02/29/2020 7:03:01 PM PST · by blueyon · 80 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb 28,20 | Nate Church
    Maurice ‘Isaiah’ Torres died of septic shock in an Arkansas hospital after his father violated him with a stick for eating a piece of cake. Mauricio Alejandro Torres was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in 2016, but it was overturned due to a technicality. State law dictates that capital murder offences that carry the death penalty must be tried in the same state as where they are being prosecuted. And while Isaiah died in his home state of Arkansas, the assault that killed him happened in Missouri. The disturbing details of his short life and protracted death...
  • School bus driver molested students daily during ‘hide-and-seek’ on parked bus, cops say

    02/23/2020 4:39:01 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | 02.20.20 | Katie Kausch
    A school bus driver accused of sexually assaulting two young Kinnelon students bribed them with candy and donuts so they would not to reveal the months of molestation during daily games of “hide-and-seek” on the bus after they parked outside the school in Morris County, authorities said. Thomas Thomasevich, 70, of Oakland, was arrested Tuesday on charges of sexual assault, child endangerment and multiple counts of neglect. He is being held in the Morris County jail, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.The sexual assaults began in October and continued near-daily until one of the girls reported the abuse by...
  • ‘Doomsday cult’ mom Lori Vallow arrested in Hawaii for not turning over missing kids

    02/21/2020 6:37:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 20, 2020 | Tamar Lapin
    The doomsday-obsessed mother of two children who have been missing for months was arrested Thursday in Hawaii. Lori Vallow, 46, was nabbed on a $5 million warrant from Madison County, Idaho, after she missed a Jan. 30 court-ordered deadline to bring the kids to authorities, the Kauai Police Department said in a statement. The children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “J.J.” Vallow, have been missing since September, according to the Rexburg Police Department in Idaho. Authorities have been searching for them since November, when a relative called for a welfare check on Joshua, who is special needs, at the...
  • AWS wants depositions from Trump, Esper in JEDI lawsuit

    02/11/2020 3:22:54 PM PST · by spintreebob · 8 replies
    fedscoop ^ | 2-10-20 | Billy Mitchell
    Amazon Web Services is asking a federal claims court for depositions from President Donald Trump, as well as his current and former secretaries of Defense, as part of its bid protest of the Pentagon’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI). The cloud computing company claims there are gaps in the discovery information provided by the Department of Defense about its evaluation of JEDI bids and eventual award to Microsoft, according to court documents filed in the Court of Federal Claims in January but unsealed Monday. Seeking to supplement the record, AWS issued a number of requests for targeted additional...
  • Britain hit by another Asian grooming gang scandal as report exposes child sex abuse in Manchester

    01/15/2020 11:16:46 AM PST · by House Atreides · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2020 | Adam Shaw
    British authorities knew that a network of predominantly South Asian men was grooming vulnerable children in Manchester, but failed to act to stop dozens of girls from being abused -- according to a damning new report released this week that details yet another Asian grooming scandal in the U.K.... .... “ There was clear evidence that professionals at the time were aware these young people were being sexually exploited, and that this was generally perpetrated by a group of older Asian men,” the report says. “There was significant information known at the time about their names, their locations and telephone...