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  • After biggest gaffe, pope demands accountability for abuse

    05/18/2018 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Friday, May 18, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Four months ago, Pope Francis dug himself into the biggest hole of his papacy by strongly defending a Chilean bishop accused by sex abuse victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. On Friday, he emerged from that debacle after strong-arming the entire Chilean bishops conference to resign for what he said were their "grave defects" in handling abuse cases. He accused them of destroying evidence of sex crimes, interfering with investigations and negligently placing children at risk of being raped by pedophiles. By repenting for his original sin with what amounts to an ecclesial nuclear option,...
  • Nickels, Dimes and Family Size

    05/16/2018 2:05:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 38 replies
    the diocese of scranton ^ | 02.23012 | Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.
    A few years ago, I spoke with a young man preparing to get married. His aunt told him that she thought he and his fiancée were too financially-strapped to have a child, and that it wouldn’t be fair to bring up a baby in poverty. Keenly aware of his joblessness and his minuscule bank account, he concluded she was probably right. The young man and his fiancée were ready to tie the knot in a few months and they expected that she would be at the infertile phase of her cycle around the time of their honeymoon, so they would...
  • 10 Children Living Amid Feces Were Tortured For 'Sadistic Purpose,' Police Say

    05/16/2018 10:08:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 15 May 18 | Sasha Ingber
    Jonathan Allen and his wife, Ina Rogers, allegedly kept their 10 children in a squalid California home. Police charged Allen with torture and Rogers with neglect. Behind closed doors, 10 children were living in a California home strewn with feces and rotten food. They were also physically abused for a "sadistic purpose," said Solano County Chief Deputy District Attorney Sharon Henry. That conclusion was drawn after police received a report that the oldest child had gone missing. Officers arrived at the house on March 31 and found nine children — ranging in age from 4 months to 11 years —...
  • Students, parents outraged by caged tiger at high school prom in Miami

    05/14/2018 3:48:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Things got a little wild at one high school prom.... Christopher Columbus High’s big night at the Double Tree Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center on Friday had a jungle theme. Staff and student organizers spruced up the room with jungle themed decorations and made arrangements for several animals to be brought in. Among them was a tiger in a cage. This angered some...
  • Costco turned away money to their Children's Miracle Network fund - it was from a gun company

    05/13/2018 7:03:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5-2018
  • The grandfather suspected of shooting dead his wife, their daughter 4 autistic children(trunc)

    05/12/2018 4:08:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ ^ | 5/11/18 | Peter Devlin and Charlie Moore and Daniel Piotrowski and Max Margan and Emily Pidgeon
    PICTURED: The grandfather suspected of shooting dead his wife, their daughter and her four autistic children in horror murder-suicide - as police say his former son-in-law was not involved Grandfather Peter Miles is suspected of murdering his wife, their daughter and her four autistic children They were all found dead at the family farm in Osmington, 15km from Western Australia's Margaret River It is believed Peter Miles, called police at 5am (local time) before turning the gun on himself Children's father Aaron Cockman, is not being investigated by police despite marriage breakup with his wifePolice reportedly suspect a grandfather of...
  • Melania Trump shows why America is falling in love with her

    05/09/2018 1:18:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 2018 | Lauren DeBellis Appell
    True to her own unique style, first lady Melania Trump unveiled her policy platform Monday, which is counter to the traditional single-issue initiatives we’ve become accustomed to seeing first ladies take on. Instead she chose a broad approach to a campaign that tackles several issues our nation’s children face. Specifically, the first lady’s Be Best campaign centers on three parts: well-being, social media use and opioid abuse. In a speech in the Rose Garden announcing the initiative, the first lady said: “Let us teach our children the difference between right and wrong, and encourage them to be best in their...
  • First lady Melania Trump steps out

    05/07/2018 10:21:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 7, 2018 | Jonathan Easley and Alexis Simendinger
    First Lady Melania Trump steps out of her comfort zone and into the spotlight today. Melania Trump, who has carved out a private life as she and President Trump raise their son Barron Trump at the White House, will unveil her formal initiatives as first lady at 3 p.m. in the Rose Garden. Her focus will be on the well-being of children, a White House source told us Sunday, and she wants her portfolio to be a bit broader than the single initiatives often identified with previous first ladies. That’s in line with Melania Trump’s favorite issues during her 12...
  • Did US Ally Qatar Free Imprisoned Americans in Exchange for Al Qaeda Terrorist?

    01/29/2015 8:05:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Problematic, in a very big way even if the offer was made.Qatar’s ties to Al Qaeda and ISIS aren’t news. They’ve effectively served as intermediaries in everything from ransom exchanges for hostages to Taliban negotiations. But actually trying to secure terrorist swaps for prisoners on their own behalf would have been a new frontier. Before he was released from a U.S. maximum-security prison last week, a confessed al Qaeda sleeper agent was offered up in a potential prisoner swap that would have freed two Americans held abroad.According to two individuals with direct knowledge of the case, the proposition was...
  • Mock Shooting Alarms Crowd, Triggers Police Response At Movie Theater In CT

    04/25/2018 8:20:19 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | April 24, 2018 | Tony Aiello
    STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – The sound of gunfire and someone shouting “Everybody down, everybody” shocked moviegoers sitting in the lobby of the Bow Tie Majestic 6 movie theaters Sunday night, but the incident appears to have been a juvenile prank. Five children ranging in ages from 10 to 16 were arrested and face both criminal charges and potential school disciplinary action after police say they used toy cap guns to stage the mock attack in Stamford, reports CBS2’s Tony Aiello. Police say three members of the group had noisy toy guns and fired them in the theater while shouting “everyone...
  • The "Open Question" On Vaccines and Autism

    04/22/2018 7:17:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 92 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 12, 2008 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Perhaps the most puzzling thing about autism and ADD is that more than a decade into this public health crisis, our best, smartest government scientists and public health officials still say they have no idea what's causing it. Scary stuff, when parents having a child today realize there's at least an estimated 1 in 150 chance their child will have an autism disorder (1 in 90 if it's a boy). While the government has been utterly unable to stop it, or even tell us what is causing it, they say they do know one thing: it's not vaccines. But today,...
  • California School District Says Parents Can’t Pull Kids Out Of New LGBT Sex Ed Class

    04/20/2018 3:00:49 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/2018 | Katie Jerkovich
    A California school district says that parents can’t opt out of a new sex education course that will deal with abortion, homosexuality and transgender issues. California passed a law called the California Healthy Youth Act in 2015 to promote “healthy attitudes” about “gender [and] sexual orientation.” The law is meant to teach students about the “effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods” and allow for “objective discussion” about “parenting, adoption, and abortion.” The law also gives parents the ability to opt-out of this education and said that the “pupil” shall not be punished academically in any way if they...
  • $1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

    04/12/2018 11:09:08 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 36 replies
    https://apnews.com ^ | April 12, 2018 | DAVID CRARY
    The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National Science Foundation to the professor leading the project. University of Washington psychologist Kristina Olson, 36, was named winner of the NSF’s annual Alan T. Waterman Award, the government’s highest honor for scientists still in the early phases of their careers. The NSF said the choice was unanimous, and noted that pediatricians are already using her findings to raise awareness about gender diversity.
  • The Student Data-Mining Scandal Under Our Noses

    04/11/2018 8:01:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    While congresscritters expressed outrage at Facebook's intrusive data grabs during Capitol Hill hearings with Mark Zuckerberg this week, not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley-Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren. It doesn't take undercover investigative journalists to unmask the massive privacy invasion enabled by educational technology and federal mandates. The kiddie data heist is happening out in the open -- with Washington politicians and bureaucrats as brazen co-conspirators. Facebook is just one of the tech giants partnering with the U.S. Department of Education and schools nationwide in pursuit of...
  • Parent groups say YouTube defies underage data-collection laws

    04/09/2018 5:52:16 AM PDT · by ptsal · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09-Apr-2018 | Daniel Cooper
    The Federal Trade Commission has been asked to, once again, investigate Google's practices around its YouTube Kids platform. A group of child-safety organizations accuse the search giant of violating child protection laws by collecting data, and using that data to advertise, to kids under 13. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood says that the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act offers strict rules on data-collection for kids. Companies that run websites directed at children need to inform parents what information they plan to gather, and get permission to do so. But YouTube is accused of avoiding this responsibility simply by saying...
  • She Got Pregnant at 18 and Did Something That Today, Few Teens Do

    04/09/2018 4:57:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 99 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 8, 2018 | Kelsey Harkness
    Kelly Clemente found out she was pregnant when she was 18. She had just finished her first semester of college, and up until then, described herself as your typical “all-American girl.”She got good grades, was a member of a sorority, and ran on the track team.When she saw that pregnancy test, “My life is over,” she thought.“I was like, it doesn’t even matter. Nothing matters anymore,” Kelly told The Daily Signal.Kelly, unlike most girls her age, was familiar with the implications of an unplanned pregnancy. In high school, she volunteered at HOPE in Northern Virginia, a nonprofit that creates gift...
  • Rolling Stone Crows about Using Emotion and Children to Push Irrational Agenda

    04/04/2018 1:06:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Rolling Stone magazine crows about what is “different” about this iteration of the anti-Second Amendment movement. It isn't because students are involved. That has been tried before. What is different this time is those anti-Second Amendment billionaires built up a network across the nation. A network of paid activists that was ready to spring into action when the “right” emotional moment presented itself. From rollingstone.com: Everyone wants to know why Parkland was different. And the reason, says Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, is how quickly the community coalesced around a clear purpose: “Within hours of the shooting. We...
  • The mothers who regret having children

    04/03/2018 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 04-03-2018 | Jean Mackenzie
    "If I could turn the clock back I would not have had children," says Rachel who is now in her 50s. She has three children - her youngest is 17 - and for most of this time she has been a single mother, which is when the reality hit her. "There were times where I didn't feel mature enough to be responsible for somebody, this little person that needed me for their existence," she says. "It just felt like an endless round of putting a bottle or food in their mouth for it to come out of the other end...
  • Utah’s 'free range' law necessary in today's punitive parenting culture

    03/31/2018 3:33:48 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 42 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | March 30, 2018 | Julie Gunlock
    This week, parents in one state can breathe a sigh of relief. Utah Governor Gary Herbert has made parenting a lot easier by signing a bill that legalizes “free-range” parenting. Free-range parenting allows children to play without the constant and close supervision of their parents or another adult. Devotees believe children benefit from more freedom and learn vital decision making skills while playing at parks, walking to school, or wandering the neighborhood, without a parent hovering over them. The bill’s sponsor, Utah state Senator Lincoln Fillmore recognized the benefits of free-range parenting saying, “kids need to wonder about the world,...
  • Redditor: Clintons' Connection to Laura Silsby Discovered?

    03/31/2018 12:51:54 PM PDT · by ptsal · 20 replies
    Charisma Caucus ^ | 11/4/2016 | Bob Eschliman
    **old article** Seems to be relevant after arrest of Raniere. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign already had the headache of her husband's close friendship with convicted sex offender and child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. Now it appears they may have a problem created by their own candidate. A user of the social media website Reddit who backs Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claims to have unearthed evidence that connects Hillary Clinton to convicted child abductor Laura Silsby. The thread was started by Redditor "PleadingtheYiff," who wrote: The individual in question is one Laura Silsby, former director of The New...