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  • PD: Gilbert man fakes Down syndrome, hires caregivers to bathe him and change diapers (TransIQ)

    09/13/2018 8:49:18 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    GILBERT, AZ - A Gilbert man was arrested for pretending to have Down syndrome and hiring caregivers to bathe him and change his diapers. Police say they arrested 31-year-old Paul Anthony Menchaca on September 6 at his home, near Val Vista Drive and Williams Field Road. Menchaca reportedly posed as "Amy" and hired a caregiver to bathe and change the diapers of her son with Down syndrome. The first victim later reported to police that she assisted Menchaca with diaper changes and baths on 30 occasions over the summer. These happened at various locations in the East Valley. A second...
  • Richard Dawkins launches 'There is no God' adverts on buses across Britain

    01/06/2009 10:20:23 AM PST · by Stoat · 146 replies · 2,589+ views
    The Times (U.K.) / Various ^ | January 6, 2009 | Ruth Gledhill
      Professor Richard Dawkins told the launch ceremony that the existence of God was as likely as the tooth fairy     The archsceptic professor Richard Dawkins today launched Britain's first atheist campaign posting the message: "There's probably no God. So stop worrying and enjoy your life" on the side of 800 British buses. The posters – launched in conditions cold enough to freeze a presumably non-existent hell over – co-incided with the Christian feast of the Epiphany, when according to tradition three magi from the East presented the baby Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Dr...
  • American Teens Lie, Steal, Cheat At 'Alarming' Rates: Study

    12/02/2008 6:51:45 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 60 replies · 1,816+ views ^ | December 1, 2008 | unattributed
    American teenagers lie, steal and cheat more at "alarming rates," a study of nearly 30,000 high school students concluded Monday. The attitudes and conduct of some 29,760 high school students across the United States "doesn't bode well for the future when these youngsters become the next generation's politicians and parents, cops and corporate executives, and journalists and generals," the non-profit Josephson Institute said. In its 2008 Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth, the Los Angeles-based organization said the teenagers' responses to questions about lying, stealing and cheating "reveals entrenched habits of dishonesty for the workforce of the future..."
  • Resort plans nude "anything goes" party

    11/13/2008 8:05:12 AM PST · by WL-law · 64 replies · 2,265+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11-13-08 | Rob Taylor
    CANBERRA (Reuters) - An Australian holiday resort will hold a month-long, nude "anything goes" party to combat an expected economic downturn, media reports said on Thursday. "Tough economic times call for stiff measures," Tony Fox, the owner of the White Cockatoo resort in Mossman, in tropical Queensland state, told the Courier-Mail newspaper. ... "It will be a hedonism resort, where anything goes for a month. It doesn't take rocket science to work out what it means," Fox said, naming March as the risque party month. (Reporting by Rob Taylor, editing by Miral Fahmy)
  • 'Try something new today ...' blundering Sainsbury's gives booklet on sex positions to 8/yos

    11/12/2008 6:13:22 PM PST · by Daffynition · 9 replies · 1,824+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12th November 2008 | Andrew Levy
    They probably expected a goody bag of some sorts as a going home gift after the primary school trip to Sainsbury's. But what the 42 children - not to mention their parents and teachers - did not expect was to be given a book with explicit illustrations of sexual positions. And the advice under the dozen drawings, which feature in a section about saving water by 'bathing with a friend', reads: 'Save water. Have fun. Just get out before everything becomes wrinkled.' Other inappropriate suggestions in the £5 book from Sainsbury's - whose advertising slogan is Try Something New Today...
  • the facts of life & the culture of death (graphic content alert!)

    02/26/2008 4:47:10 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 250+ views
    Off The Record ^ | February 26, 2008 | Diogenes
    "Papa loved Mama, so they got married and had babies." Thus does my earnest four-year-old summarize the mysteries of marital love. For scientific purposes that statement is terribly incomplete. For philosophical purposes, it hits the bull's eye. With those words Phil Lawler began a Wall Street Journal op-ed in March of 1996. His child's perspective stands in instructive contrast to an article in today's New York Times titled, "Talking With Children About Sex and AIDS: At What Age to Start?" The answer suggested in the lede is "How about, oh, 4?" The reporter tells us this is the subject...
  • Anything-goes sex on campus

    12/13/2007 4:12:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 61 replies · 219+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/13/07 | Rebecca Hagelin
    If you think political correctness on our college campuses is a threat to free speech, I have a news flash for you. It's even worse than that. It's actually putting the lives of our young people at risk. Sound a bit over the top? Only if you haven't read a riveting account by a campus psychiatrist who knows the price our children are paying – mentally, emotionally and physically – for the attitudes that allow the "sexual revolution" to rage unchecked in the halls of "higher learning." That psychiatrist, Dr. Miriam Grossman, took a bold step last year when she...
  • Suburban Sex Parties Draw Complaints

    12/07/2007 12:58:33 PM PST · by SmithL · 37 replies · 825+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/7/7 | PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press Writer
    Duncanville, Texas (AP) -- The most popular address on Cedar Ridge Drive is Jim Trulock's split-level home, which has a group sex room and attracts as many as 100 people to swinger parties featuring "Naked Twister" nights. But the festivities could soon be over. In response to neighbors' complaints, the city has outlawed sex clubs in residential areas. Citations have been issued, and search warrants may be next. "It's crazy that they want to force their morality down our throats," said Dawn Burton, 45, a regular guest at the parties. "We're all frustrated." So are those who complain of the...
  • The War on "No" Is Child "Centered Parenting" producing a generation of brats?

    11/30/2007 8:18:46 AM PST · by qam1 · 94 replies · 329+ views
    Babble ^ | 11/30/07 | Kathryn J. Alexander
    Extreme parenting has come to be associated with images of overly involved parents — this generation's stage parents, who manage and control every minute of their child's life, imposing their adult dreams and desires onto the little ones in a pathetic attempt to fuel their own insatiable need for success and recognition. As familiar as this parental profile has become, another form of extreme parenting has emerged, one that is getting harder to ignore. I am referring to the increasingly ubiquitous parenting approach that rejects the use of the word "no," and in which even the most reasonable degree of...
  • My Mother Is A Feminist

    11/21/2007 1:35:28 PM PST · by rwbusa50 · 58 replies · 146+ views ^ | November 12, 2007 | Nancy Morgan
    My mother is a feminist. A die-hard, take no prisoners, true-blue feminist. Armed with a hard-won PhD., she has made her life's work the counselling of the transgendered, the gay and the sexually confused. Honest work in which she is passionately invested. The only fly in the ointment is me, her conservative daughter. I am as passionate a conservative as my mother is a feminist. It's hard to imagine two more diametrically opposing viewpoints. I view the current state of feminism as doing more harm than good. As undermining the traditional and family values that I consider the backbone of...
  • How sex ed harms girls' health

    11/19/2007 11:10:26 AM PST · by HerzogAEH · 76 replies · 165+ views ^ | November 16, 2007 | Ashley Herzog
    This is an excerpt from a column I wrote for last week. It is about how politically correct sex education is harming girls' health. The full version can be reached through the link above. As an intern at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, I’ve been working with our Senior Fellow, Miriam Grossman, M.D., author of the book Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student. Dr. Grossman has garnered media attention because she exposed the fact that health educators often risk students’ well-being in order to promote a particular ideology -- usually...
  • For the Bible Tells me so

    10/08/2007 9:46:37 AM PDT · by thehumanlynx · 9 replies · 282+ views
    Ok, I posted a link to a video trailer and review of this movie. I've been corresponding with some of the supporters and makers of this movie and I got an email, here is a copy. Tell me what you think, ... I see that you have your beliefs and will never change them but I just want to respond to some of your arguments. "What rights are you missing that I have as a straight guy? None, you are afforded the exact same constitutional rights as I am." --A straight couple can marry, thus receive all the benefits and...
  • OK for pot in the park keeps Santa Cruz weird [smoking ban lifted for marijuana rally]

    09/20/2007 5:53:57 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 10 replies · 333+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/20/07 | Jeff Thomas
    It's a story that virtually begs for the "only-in-Santa-Cruz" eye-roll treatment - another item in a wave of wackiness over the years that has painted the beach town, fairly or not, as nuttier than a bowl of granola. Only this time, it might actually be true - the "only-in-Santa-Cruz" part, at least. That's because two cherished progressive ideals - smoking bans and medicinal marijuana - have collided in a cloud of, well, smoke. The city last year banned smoking in two city parks, citing the threat to public health. The city also is on record in support of the local...
  • News Flash: Rated X (School Sex Education)

    06/30/2007 9:28:04 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,876+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 6/26/07 | Jaclyn Heffernan
    Warning: This article contains objectionable material that is being taught to school children. A recent government study found that leading “comprehensive” sex education curricula intended to reduce teen sex, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases contain sexually explicit material and factual errors. The study was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the request of Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania). The request came after the “Waxman Report,” written in 2004 by the staff of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-California), claimed abstinence curricula are deficient. That report was criticized...
  • The Aquarians and the Evangelicals

    06/28/2007 6:29:59 AM PDT · by RKV · 8 replies · 465+ views
    Reason ^ | July 2007 | Brink Lindsey
    On April 5, 1967, representatives of the San Francisco Oracle, the Diggers, the Family Dog, the Straight Theater, and other parts of the Haight-Ashbury hippie scene held a press conference to announce the formation of the Council for a Summer of Love. The event scored friendly media notices: The next day’s San Francisco Chronicle described the coalition as “a group of the good hippies,” defined as the ones who “wear quaint and enchanting costumes, hold peaceful rock ’n’ roll concerts, and draw pretty pictures (legally) on the sidewalk, their eyes aglow all the time with the poetry of love.” ......
  • So What if Animals Have Gay Sex? They Also Practice Polygamy, Pedophilia and Incest

    06/20/2007 4:21:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 66 replies · 1,623+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/20/07 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    ST. JOHN'S, June 20, 2007 ( - Dr. Robert A.J. Gagnon, Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, released a paper responding to a recent push for the official blessing of homosexual unions within the Anglican Church of Canada. Just a few weeks prior to the 2007 General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in St. John's, a pro-homosexual "marriage" paper was sent to all the delegates attending the synod. Recently published by John Thorp, professor of philosophy at the University of Western Ontario, the paper was entitled "Making the Case: The Blessing of Same Sex Unions...
  • Major Study Reveals Overwhelming Bias of "Comprehensive" Sex Education

    06/18/2007 8:38:28 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 512+ views ^ | June 18, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    U.S. Appropriations Committee votes to increase funding to abstinence education By Elizabeth O'Brien WASHINGTON, DC, June 18, 2007 ( - The United States House Appropriations Committee reviewed a report that reveals the overwhelming pro-contraceptive bias within "comprehensive" sex-education programs, reported the Washington Times last week. The Committee read the report on Thursday before voting to increase abstinence-education funding. The new bill will provide an extra $27.8 million dollars for the Community-Based Abstinence Education Program, raising its total to $141 in funding, says the Times. The same amount will also go towards the Title X family-planning programs, making a total of...
  • Georgia judge voids 10 year sentence in conseunsual teen sex case.

    06/11/2007 11:05:28 AM PDT · by John Cena · 368 replies · 7,477+ views
    ATLANTA — A Georgia judge on Monday voided a 10-year sentence given to a man who was convicted while a teenager of having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl. Monroe County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson voided Genarlow Wilson's sentence and dropped it to misdemeanor aggravated child molestation with a 12-month sentence, plus credit for time served. Under the new ruling, he will not be required to register as a sex offender
  • CWA Says Abstinence Prevents Teen Pregnancy

    05/06/2007 12:31:46 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies · 806+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 5/2/07 | Concerned Women for America
    Washington, D.C. — The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (NCPTP) has designated May 2 as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day. The NCPTP campaign offers teens all sorts of glitz, products for sale and a quiz designed to inform them about the dangers of teen pregnancy. They also warn teens against the unrealistic expectations of abstinence programs. “The problem is,” says Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Director and Senior Fellow of Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Beverly LaHaye Institute, “warnings about abstinence programs fly in the face of their concern about teens’ well-being. During the heyday of condom-based programs, the...
  • Beauty in the Beast: An Adults-Only Zoo

    05/03/2007 4:18:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 3,555+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 5/2/07 | Heather Hogue
    Face it. With the exception of March of the Penguins, few of us actually head to our local Blockbuster to rent a documentary. Most of us want to watch something a little lighter; something that doesn't really add more to our overly stressful lives. We want to laugh and we want to relate. Nothing more. I have thought about this on several occasions, and each time, I experience pangs of guilt for not using my free time to better educate myself. But today is a new day, and after reading David Ansen's review of "Zoo" in Newsweek, I have come...