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Cops Gone Wild!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 - by Stephen Green

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On the heels of last hour’s story about the guy who had algorithms shred his drivers license, we have this little goody from Brandon Morse:

Candice Padavick took a cab home one night. Upon trying to pay the taxi cab driver with a credit card, she was told he only took cash. Fearing he wasn’t going to get paid, the driver called the police, but thankfully the security guard in Padavick’s building realized what was happening and paid the cab driver himself. The guard then told the cab driver to call the police back and inform them the matter was resolved.

That should have been the end of it.

It wasn’t much later that police were pulling Padavick out of her apartment. According to Padavick “They pull me out of the apartment and my towel fell of my head, and I started trying to run back inside, and the cops come into my apartment….And so he’s jerking me around and so I have his arm and my robe hanging off and this is completely open-nothing underneath. And then more cops up,” Police claimed they did not need a warrant to enter her home.

She was then cuffed, and detained completely naked in public for around 30 minutes.

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Cross-posted from Vodkapundit

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The Potty-Mouth Princesses Are Back

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 - by Leslie Loftis

A few weeks ago, the potty-mouthed princesses came to the Internet. The pro-LGBT equality, anti-racism and anti-sexism advocacy group FCKH8 used the young girls to shock us out of our supposed reverie over our hateful ways. The little girls used the sassy black women stereotype (watch their body language, head bobs and all. I was surprised the cultural-appropriation guardians didn’t denounce it for that reason alone) and dropped f-bombs among repeatedly debunked facts.

As Julie Borowski asked in a parody video, “What’s more offensive? Having little girls drop f-bombs for shock value or using the same debunked facts over and over?”

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The potty-mouth princesses have returned, this time to drop f-bombs on domestic violence. This new video is even more offensive than the first video, both for makeup and its stereotyping of men.

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‘I Was Juror Number Three in a Child Porn Trial…’

Friday, November 21st, 2014 - by Stephen Green

I’ll have a full writeup for you early next week, and I trust you’ll understand why it won’t happen any sooner.

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Virginia Man Claims PETA Kidnapped, Euthanized Family Chihuahua

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 - by Paula Bolyard

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An Accomack County, Virginia man says that PETA employees came onto his property and stole his family’s beloved chihuahua. Days later PETA representatives came to his home and told him the dog had been euthanized.

According to WAVY.com, Wilbur Cerate noticed Maya missing one Saturday in October when she failed to greet him when he arrived home. “My chihuahua, when she sees my car, she come to me,” Cerate said. “That Saturday she did not come.”

He said the dog, which was well cared for and has a good home, brought comfort to his daughter, who moved to the area from Mexico.

When Cerate checked his security camera, the video revealed that a van with “PETA” on the side had backed into his driveway and two women got out. One of the women walked onto his porch, grabbed Maya, and put her in the back of the van.

Three days later, the two women from PETA were back — with a fruit basket. They told the family that poor Maya had been euthanized. When they failed to provide proof of the dog’s death, Cerate called the police.

“I was angry. I understand they pick up my dog, if it was in a tree or another place, but this is in my house,” Cerate said.

Wavy.com reported:

Accomack County Sheriff Todd Godwin told WAVY.com he charged the PETA workers with larceny. He said pets are considered personal property. But the local commonwealth’s attorney told WAVY.com he dropped the charges because there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute. He said the video does not show criminal intent, so he declined to take the case to court. Now, the Cerate family may never get closure.

“We don’t have an answer about why,” Cerate said.

WAVY.com made several attempts to contact PETA to get proof about what happened to Maya and to figure out why she was taken. None of our calls were returned.

Last year the Daily Mail reported about the sickeningly high euthanization rates at PETA’s Virginia facility:

Animal rights charity PETA killed almost 90 per cent of dogs and cats placed in the care of the shelter at its Virginia headquarters last year, it has been revealed today.

The charity, well-known for attention grabbing publicity campaigns such as the ‘I’d rather go naked’ anti-fur campaign, euthanized 1,647 cats and dogs last year and only placed 19 in new homes according to the data submitted to the Virginia Department for Agriculture and Consumer Services.

A spokeswoman for PETA told the Daily Mail, “We have a small division that does hands-on work with animals, and most of the animals we take in are society’s rejects; aggressive, on death’s door, or somehow unadoptable.”

Wilbur Cerate told WAVY.com that his daughter is devastated at the loss of her beloved Maya. “She didn’t want to go to school, she didn’t want to do jobs, she’s crying,” he said.

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10 Victories in the Fight Against Sex Offenders & Their Enablers at the Public Library

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 - by Megan Fox

Editor’s Note: See some of Megan Fox’s previous posts about her activism to change the policies at the Orland Park Public Library. (Note here how her work even inspired a sympathetic joke on Saturday Night Live.) Today she now reports on the concrete effects of her activism and journalism as the library has changed policies and further corruption has been revealed through her Freedom of Information Act requests.

Porn, child porn, and public masturbation are big problems for public libraries nationwide. But parents who fight against these things often get discouraged and give up when met with the aggressive resistance on the part of the libraries who defend their no-rules attitude when it comes to the “rights” of sex offenders and perverts who like to view adult material around children. One year ago, it was discovered that child porn was accessed at the Orland Park Public Library in Illinois and staff covered it up for more than two years and never alerted the authorities. Several other incidents involving illegal sex acts in the library were found where police, again, were not notified. You can read about all that here. After a solid year of battle, several accomplishments were made despite an unwilling board that has dug in deeper than NORAD in their attempt to prove a point (that they are not wrong) and ingratiate themselves with the American Library Association (which is run by crazy people who think it’s okay for a six year old to have access to video games where raping and killing prostitutes and stealing cars is “winning”).

In just one year, positive changes at the Orland Park Public Library (OPPL) have been enormous. Be encouraged that you truly can bring change to your community with a little perseverance and optimism.

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The Problem Is That Rapists Don’t Care That It’s Wrong

Friday, November 7th, 2014 - by Stephen Green

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Oy:

There are a lot of ways to address sexual assault on college campuses. Warning students to watch the facial expressions they make isn’t one of them.

Yet that’s what students at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, New Jersey, were faced with during an hourlong presentation on alcohol use and sexual assault that focused heavily on what women could do to avoid being assaulted, according to the Ramapo News.

The presentation included tips from the school’s Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention coordinator Cory Rosenkranz, who advised students on how to dress, how much to drink and how to use body language that would lessen the chances of assault.

The author of this piece, Matt Connolly, adds:

The presentation’s focus on what the victim should be doing rather than what the perpetrator shouldn’t be doing — committing acts of sexual assault — drew criticism from students, faculty and alumni.

I am so, so tired of this tripe.

Listen to me closely now.

Men – Know – Not – To – Rape.

We know this already. It’s wrong. It’s bad. It’s rapey.

The problem isn’t that men are stupid, although you’d be hard-pressed to get a modern feminist to admit to that, because to do so in a meaningful way would shatter her precious little worldview.

The problem is that rapists don’t care that it’s wrong. Rapists aren’t ignorant; they’re bad. They’re evil. They’re rapists.

And there are damn few of them in the general male population.

So the solution isn’t to badger the overwhelming majority of men who are decent and good. The solution, as pictured above, is to be prepared for the few who are bad and evil and rapey.

But that would put a whole lot of modern feminists out of cushy “public service” jobs, and we can’t make them compete in the private marketplace against their more-able sisters and brothers, can we?

Also read: 

Lena Dunham Drives the Nail into the Coffin of Steinem-Feminism

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Cross-posted from Vodkapundit

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Is It Funny to Joke About A Political Victory As Akin to Rape?

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

Via Mediaite today: Stewart Tackles GOP’s ‘Tectonic Skullf*cking,’ Sh*t-Eating Grins at Fox

Jon Stewart kicked off tonight’s Daily Show going over the “tectonic skullf*cking” the Republicans delivered to the Democrats, as well as the sea of sh*t-eating grins at Fox News.

How good a night was it for Republicans? Well, as Stewart explained, the Blue Man Group is now the Red Man Group, Blue’s Clues is now Red’s Clues, and the only thing Democrats still have left to their name is blue balls.

And as for Fox News, well, Stewart said they were happy enough to betray “grins capable of eating massive amounts of shit.”

Here’s the logo that the Daily Show dreamed up to symbolize the Republican electoral victory on Tuesday:

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Do you find this idea funny? Is forcing someone to perform oral sex against their will ever comical to you? Why?

Related story from the past few weeks about the sad downfall of the Honey Boo Boo reality TV show, at Radio Fox News: “Honey Boo Boo’s Sister: Mama Spent My Trust Fund On Child Molester’s Car”

At the Daily Mail today: “Honey Boo Boo shared hotel bed with her sister’s molester and Mama June, Uncle Poodle claims

Honey Boo Boo shared a hotel bed with her sister’s childhood molester and Mama June, her uncle has claimed. 

Lee ‘Uncle Poodle’ Thompson told the National Enquirer that he saw his nine-year-old niece Honey Boo Boo, whose real name is Alana Thompson, cuddling her mother and Mark McDaniel during a trip to Cherokee, North Carolina in September.

McDaniel, 53, is accused of repeatedly molesting Honey Boo Boo’s older sister Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell, now 20, when she was just eight.

McDaniel, then Mama June’s boyfriend, served 10 years behind bars and was released in March, and he has been rumored to be seeing the ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ matriarch again.

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What Do You Predict for Marijuana Laws & Culture In the Next 10 Years?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

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From USA Today: “Where America landed on marijuana”

While Florida voters narrowly rejected a plan to legalize medical marijuana, voters in Washington, D.C., Oregon, and Alaska approved recreational pot posession and use by adults

And in Guam, voters legalized medical marijuana use, according to initial returns showing Proposal 14A passing with more than half of the vote.

Supporters say the legalization wins indicate voters think America’s pot prohibition is a failure, especially since non-presidential elections tend to draw an older, more conservative electorate. Twenty-three states and the nation’s capital already permit medical marijuana. Tuesday’s vote means Washington, D.C., Alaska and Oregon join Colorado and Washington in allowing adults to posses and consume marijuana just for fun.

At the Daily Beast on Tuesday: “Judge Could Smash Marijuana Law

Three states, one district, and two cities will vote on various aspects of the nation’s drug laws on Tuesday but the most crucial marijuana decision being weighed in the coming days will be made by just one person. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller could be about to start a legal revolution.

After a five-day hearing in California, she is considering the validity of the science surrounding pot’s classification as one of the most dangerous drugs in the world.

In May, she became the first judge in decades to agree to hear evidence relating to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s classification of marijuana which puts it in the same category as heroin and meth. Over the next few weeks, Mueller will comb through hundreds of pages of witness testimony, scientific research, and public health policy to determine whether the Schedule I Substance classification of marijuana is unconstitutional.

Her ruling will only apply in the specific case she is hearing, but some argue that a first judicial ruling against the legality of the DEA’s current drug classifications would invite a flood of similar legal challenges all over the country.

What would you like to see happen? What do you intend to support or oppose? What are the worst and best case scenarios?

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Why You Shouldn’t Give the Police Your Cell Phone Password…

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - by Stephen Green

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Data thieves are everywhere:

A 23-year-old California woman claims she was arrested for suspected drunk driving and taken to jail in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Martinez. She allowed a California Highway Patrolman to access her iPhone, so he could retrieve the phone number of someone she needed to call. She allegedly gave him her passcode.

After she had been booked, she says, she noticed that certain of her private pictures — some featuring her in a state of undress — had been sent to a number she didn’t recognize. This number allegedly turned out to be that of the officer’s private cell phone.

Her lawyer, Rick Madsen, told ABC 7 News that his client believes up to six photos were sent from her cell phone to that of Officer Sean Harrington.

Then there’s this from another paper:

CHP Officer Sean Harrington, 35, of Martinez, also confessed to stealing explicit photos from the cellphone of a second Contra Costa County DUI suspect in August and forwarding those images to at least two CHP colleagues. The five-year CHP veteran called it a “game” among officers, according to an Oct. 14 search warrant affidavit.

I’ve read so many horror stories about CHP over the years, I’m inclined to believe the worst. But whether or not this story pans out, the lesson remains the same: Passcode-protect everything and never, ever give the authorities access to your cell phone without a court order.

And fight one of those like crazy, too.

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Cross-posted from Vodkapundit

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‘I’m Just Trying to Troll People and Make Them Feel Really Bad.’

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Sex and Death Daily Survey

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Don’t miss last week’s links, collected here: “The 2 Most Disgusting, Soul-Crushing Stories From Last Week (And 81 Competitors)” and Monday’s round-up here: “Man Sent By ISIS to Rape Pit Bull In Neighbor’s Yard? Clown Thugs Terrorize Paris?“ See shocking stories you think should should be included? Tweet them to @DaveSwindle.

At Vice Tuesday:

1. THE GUY TROLLING INSTAGRAM WITH HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS OF ANIMAL CORPSES

VICE: What happened to you as a child? Why do you need to make everybody hate you?
Deadanimalsikilled: Maybe I just didn’t get enough attention. Maybe if people cared about me more, I wouldn’t be forced to post such terrible pictures.

Where do you get the photos?
I usually get the images from Yahoo, because I thought that it would be harder for people to find them on Google and realize I was fake. I don’t know if that logic makes sense. I’m just trying to troll people and make them feel really bad.

It seems like they’re trying to make you feel bad, too. How long have you been doing this?
I’ve been doing running Deadanimalsikilled since October 2013. I started with a mouse, and I’m working my way up into larger and larger game. I feel like that’s what a serial killer would do. First a rat, then a crow, and so on.

I get a lot of death threats. People want me dead.

Via Drudge Tuesday:

2. Ann Romney Blasts Dem For Sexist Slur… 

3. ‘Escort whore out the door’…

4. Pope Blesses Exorcists…

 

At Breitbart:

5. Police Won’t Say If Alleged Killers of 9-Year-Old Girl Are Illegal Immigrants

6. David Axelrod: Gun Violence More of a Threat Than Ebola

 

At Mother Jones:

7. Buzz Kill: Pot Growers May Be Wiping Out This Cute Furry Mammal

Fishers are forest-dwelling, cat-sized mammals—and one of the only known predators of porcupines—that were nearly wiped out by trapping and logging during the 19th and 20th centuries. Some of the current threats to the fishers are familiar, like wildfires and logging. But FWS found the misuse of rodenticides, more commonly known as rat poison, to be a “relatively recent and troubling threat.” There are now about 4,000 fishers left in dispersed pockets in California, Oregon, and Washington. FWS cited a study that found rat poison in the blood of 85 percent of fishers studied between 2012 and 2014.

The rise in rodenticide usage stems partly from the proliferation of “trespass grows,” or hidden spots in public parks, forests, and tribal lands where marijuana growers cultivate their goods. Each year, the United States grows about 22 million pounds of marijuana, and nearly half of the cannabis eradicated by law enforcement comes from trespass grows. It’s difficult to overstate how much the grows contribute to the weed industry: In 2013, 72 percent of the outdoor plants seized by law enforcement in California came from trespass grows.

At Salon:

8. Driving to an abortion clinic in Texas is really expensive

9. Police say they can’t stop child molester from hanging out with “Honey Boo Boo” kids

 TMZ reports that McDaniel is only legally prohibited from spending time with Shannon’s daughter Anna Cardwell, whom he forced to engage in oral sex when she was 8 years old. McDaniel subsequently served 10 years in prison on other charges, and reportedly rekindled his relationship with Shannon when he was released in March.

According to law enforcement officials, McDaniel has not been in violation of legal requirements that he stay away from Cardwell, who is now 20 and has a child of her own.

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Vegas Man is on the Rampage Again

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - by Stephen Green

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At the Las Vegas Review Journal:

Las Vegas resident Damien D. Robins, who was being held in Henderson Detention Center, is facing six counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Police said the attacks occurred in the span of an hour in Boulder City and Henderson.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, police said.

The spree started about 8 p.m. when Robins attacked a woman in a car with a hammer in a convenience store parking lot in Boulder City. Police said he later attacked two older people at an auto parts store parking lot.

Robins ran a driver off the road on U.S. Highway 93 and then struck the driver several times with the hammer, police said. He drove off and did the same thing to another driver, they said.

You know you’re not supposed to do that, right?

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Cross-posted from Vodkapundit

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Man Sent By ISIS to Rape Pit Bull In Neighbor’s Yard? Clown Thugs Terrorize Paris?

Monday, October 27th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Sex and Death Daily Survey

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Don’t miss last week’s links, collected here: “The 2 Most Disgusting, Soul-Crushing Stories From Last Week (And 81 Competitors).” See shocking stories you think should should be included in the round-up? Tweet them to @DaveSwindle.

Via Drudge:

1. SEXY AT 69, DAME HELEN NEW FACE OF L’OREAL…

2. UPDATE: Clown terror spreads in France…

Paris (AFP) – A wave of panic sparked by evil clowns stalking French towns has spread to the south of France where police on Saturday night arrested 14 teenagers dressed as the pranksters, carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats.

A police source said Sunday the group of teens were arrested in the parking lot of a high school in the Mediterranean port town of Agde, as several other complaints poured in about “armed clowns” in the region over the weekend.

3. Naked Man Accused Of Raping Pit Bull In Neighbor’s Yard, Says ISIS Sent Him

WATERBURY, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) — A naked man is accused of raping a pit bull in his neighbor’s yard.

Alice Woodruff told WTNH-TV that she confronted her neighbor at gunpoint while he was performing sex acts on her rescue pit bull that is kept on an 800-pound tow chain in her backyard.

“I thought my dog had killed somebody because I saw a man underneath her,” Woodruff explained to WTNH. “I started to scream. I had a citronella candle and I threw it at him, screaming ‘get off my dog, you have to get out of here.’ He said, ‘No, today is the day we are going to spend the rest of our lives together.’”

Woodruff said the man appeared mentally ill as he was telling her that the terror group ISIS sent him.

At Slate:

4. Hanged Iranian Woman Leaves Heartbreaking Last Message

The 26-year-old Iranian woman who was executed on Saturday for murdering a man she said tried to rape her sent a final message to her mother, asking her to make sure her organs would be donated. Reyhaneh Jabbari is largely calm in the voice message she recorded for her mother in April; in it she seems resigned to her fate after being on death row for five years. Iranian activists distributed a translation of the message, equating it to Jabbari’s will.

I don’t want to rot under the soil. I don’t want my eye or my young heart to turn into dust. Beg so that it is arranged that as soon as I am hanged my heart, kidney, eye, bones and anything that can be transplanted be taken away from my body and given to someone who needs them as a gift. I don’t want the recipient know my name, buy me a bouquet, or even pray for me.

5. Showrunner Terence Winter on Why He Chose to End Boardwalk EmpireThat Way

Warning: Spoilers ahead for the series finale of Boardwalk Empire.

No Sopranos-style ambiguity here: Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi)

Featured for today’s question of the day: “Boardwalk Empire: Now That You Know the Ending, Is It Worth Watching?

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The 2 Most Disgusting, Soul-Crushing Stories From Last Week (And 81 Competitors)

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Sex and Death Daily Survey

Today adds the stories below to these three surveys from last week of the most eyeball-grabbing headlines from around web: Monday: “Will You Follow Monica Lewinsky on Twitter?,” Tuesday: “Why The Dave Matthews Song ‘Crash’ Is Much Worse Than You Realized,” Friday: Honey Boo Boo Cancelled After Mom Returns to Dating a Child Molester.” Also see the previous week’s collection from last Sunday: Last Week’s 125 Most Horrifying Headlines

From Click2Houston.com:

1. Search for more victims of HIV-infected man charged with raping toddler, girl

Houston police are searching for more possible victims of a man who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl and a 23-month-old girl, infecting them both with HIV.

David R. Wilson, 33, is charged with sexual assault of a child and super aggravated sexual assault of a child. He could face more charges, since it’s a crime for any HIV-positive person to have sex with an uninformed partner.

According to charging documents, family members brought the toddler to Memorial Hermann in November 2013, where doctors discovered a growth on her genitals. Test results came back positive for HIV, herpes and chlamydia.

A doctor told investigators the toddler “had to have been sexually assaulted as evidenced by the presence of three sexually transmitted diseases.”

Doctors performed reconstructive surgery on her because of damage from infection.

At Inquisitr.com:

2.  Man Dug Up Corpses Of 29 Little Girls For Twisted Fantasies — ‘Not Fit For Trial’ [Warning: Disturbing Footage]

A man who was discovered to have stolen the bodies of at least 29 little girls from their graves in order to fulfill his disturbing fantasies will not stand trial.

Russian police found the mummified remains of 29 girls at the home of Anatoly Moskvin, 46, in 2011. Three years after Moskvin was arrested, a judge decided this week that he will not have to stand trial for his crimes, declaring him mentally unfit

And it seems the prosecution agrees, as a spokesperson stated, “After three years of monitoring him in a psychiatric clinic it is absolutely clear that Moskvin is not mentally fit for trial. He will therefore be kept for psychiatric treatment at the clinic.”

Moskvin says that he dressed them up and threw birthday parties for them, obviously in order to fulfill some twisted obsession. He traces his ghoulish fantasies back to the age of 12, when he says he came across a funeral procession, where he was forced to kiss the face of the dead, who happened to be an 11-year-old girl. He says that shortly after that, he developed an interest in the occult.

Strangely enough, at the time of his arrest, Moskvin was a respected historian who reportedly speaks 13 languages, and was described as a “genius” by many.

Did you read anything more disturbing online last week than these sad stories? Here’s the collection, but let’s start off with something to calm the soul first before diving into a survey of the world’s darkness. Here’s an excerpt from page 119 of Rabbi David A. Cooper’s God Is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism, pointing out the paradoxical effect that suffering can bring:

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Honey Boo Boo Cancelled After Mom Returns to Dating a Child Molester

Friday, October 24th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Sex and Death Daily Survey

At TMZ:

1. This Morning: ‘Honey Boo Boo’:TLC Cancels Show After June Dates Child Molester

TLC has CANCELLED “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” TMZ has learned, in the wake of our story that Mama June is dating a convicted child molester who sexually abused one of her relatives.

The decision comes one day after TMZ broke the story … June has been secretly dating Mark McDaniel, who got out of prison in March after serving 10 years for forcing oral sex on an 8-year-old.

2. Thursday: Mama June Dating Man Who Molested Her Relative

The new guy is 53-year-old Mark McDaniel. He was convicted in 2004 for aggravated child molestation. Prosecutors say he molested an 8-year-old child — forcing oral sex. June was dating McDaniel at the same time he molested the child.

3. Joan Rivers: Melissa Has ‘No Choice’ But to Sue

4. ‘X-Men’ Director Bryan SingerI’m Raising My Kid with the Baby Mama

We’re told Bryan and  Michelle have been friends for years and he has wanted this baby for a long time.

Our sources say the 2 are not romantically involved but rather extremely close friends.

At the Daily Beast:

5. Boko Haram Abducts 25 More Girls

6. Women Describe How Top D.C. Rabbi Allegedly Spied on Them in the Nude

Bethany Mandel said in a phone interview that she did a practice dunk while converting in 2011. She claims Freundel told her that he required practice dunks specifically to avoid rabbis seeing women naked during the conversion process. Freundel had created the practice dunks because of an experience with a prior convert, according to Mandel. That woman, Mandel said, in nervousness over the completion of her conversion, “stood up and turned around, and like full-frontal exposed herself to the rabbis… he wanted to do practice dunks so that people wouldn’t expose themselves on mikvah day.”

Even after Freundel’s arrest, most of the women interviewed expressed uncertainty about whether they were targets of the alleged voyeurism. Several said they’d felt the practice dunks were a helpful part of the conversion process—including Mandel.

7. Autopsy: Michael Brown Shot Up Close

The evidence supports Wilson’s claim that Brown’s hand was on or near his gun. A forensic pathologist who reviewed the autopsy says the wounds don’t show that Brown was running away or had his hands up.

8. Thank God! To the Church, This Transgender Woman Is Just a Skank

Since its release, Transmormon has racked up a number of awards, including the Artistic Vision Award at the 2014 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. In the process, 25-year-old Hayward has become a transgender poster child, at least to Mormons. But she is a little surprised by the role. “I’m not trying to break any social norms. I’m not trying to break any walls or do anything they don’t understand.”

Hayward doesn’t mean that with a false sense of modesty. Nor is she taking the rhetorical strategy of playing down how dramatic a push for social change is by making it seem more familiar. She really just wants to be an old-fashioned girl. “I’m saying there is something wrong on the outside, fix it, and I will be a conforming member of society,” she says. After years of struggling to articulate that she was transgender, she is more than happy to have people recognize her as a woman—and leave it at that.

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Why The Dave Matthews Song ‘Crash’ Is Much Worse Than You Realized

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Sex and Death Daily Survey

Links in case you missed yesterday’s round-up (“Will You Follow Monica Lewinsky on Twitter?“) or last week’s collection: “Last Week’s 125 Most Horrifying Headlines.”

Via Drudge:

1. Saudi cleric: TWITTER ‘source of all evil’…

2. SNAP: Naked man does push-ups in street; Tasered by cops…

3. Annie Lennox: ‘Twerking Is Not Feminism’…

At Twitchy:

4. ‘Way to ruin pudding’: Comedian Hannibal Buress called Bill Cosby a ‘rapist’

(Language warning)

Via Memeorandum:

5. The BBC: Oscar Pistorius given five years for Reeva Steenkamp death

At Mediaite:

6. Anthony Weiner: I Worry About Explaining ‘Birds and the Bees’ to My Young Son

7. Rosie O’Donnell: Bill Clinton Should’ve Been Prosecuted for Lewinsky Affair

At Salon:

8. Pickup artists are stuffing rubber vaginas with cash and hiding them around L.A.

9. Skip Bayless: Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault charges helped him “sizzle,” sell sneakers

10. The “Teen Mom” story we don’t see on TV: Why high school students need birth control and parental leave

11. Farrah Abraham’s new erotic novel misunderstands what “erotic novel” means

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Is China Trying to Hack iCloud Accounts?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - by Stephen Green

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Is China attempting to phish iCloud users’ passwords? And note that I said “China,” as in the government, and not “Chinese hackers.” That’s what GreatFire claims:

According to the report, the government is using the institutional firewall to redirect traffic directed at iCloud.com to a fake page that resembles the iCloud.com interface almost perfectly.

Like other phishing attacks, this page is pretending to be Apple’s portal but instead intercepts entered usernames and passwords for other means. Although some browsers in China are set up to warn users about these kind of man-in-the-middle attacks, many don’t and (assumedly) many citizens disregard the warnings as the site appears quite genuine otherwise.

If true, the implications for Apple vis-a-vis Chinese relations are huge.

To say the least. I can think of any number of reasons why a Chinese citizen would want to keep the content of his texts and the history of his browsing safe from Beijing’s prying eyes.

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Cross-posted from Vodkapundit, image illustration via shutterstock / wk1003mike

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Last Week’s 125 Most Horrifying Headlines

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Sex and Death Daily Survey

Reminder to self: don't forget to study the book of Hosea. #Bible #God #mystic #occult

Editor’s Note: This series attempts to juxtapose the high and the low, surveying each day’s trashy headlines and disturbing crime stories and comparing them with with the religious practices of nature-worshipping death cults. Yes — it’s celebrity gossip mixed with Bible verses and high brow philosophy. How to handle the culture pumped out by TMZ and the Daily Mail? With Maimonides, the Bible, and the great thinkers of Western Civilization along for the ride, lighting the way. Tweet your tips and suggestions to @DaveSwindle and tag @DaveSwindlePJM with suggested images on Instagram.

Tuesday:

Is There a Connection Between Brigitte Bardot’s 100 Lovers & Her 4 Suicide Attempts?

Inaugurating a new feature to try to make sense of the trashier, darker side of the media and its predecessors in the ancient world.

1. At the Daily Mail today, as referenced in the above video introducing this new series: “EXCLUSIVE: Brigitte Bardot had 100 lovers – including women – and four husbands, but fame led to despair as she tried to end her life four times and abandoned the only child she ever had, reveals new book”

Bardot didn’t get the assignment but she and Vadim instantly fell madly in love.

‘He made on her the impression of a ‘wild wolf’’ Bardot wrote, ‘he looked at me, scared me, attracted me, I didn’t know where I was anymore’, writes the author, Ginette Vincendeau. ‘She wanted him’.

Vadim introduced Bardot to his friends in the media, to books such as Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex and to sex.

They became lovers meeting secretly and then openly against the wishes of her parents, who threatened to send their daughter away from Vadim to England.

They relented only when she tried – for the first and not the last time – to kill herself, but decreed that they could not be married until Bardot was 18.

Depressed by the thought of not seeing her lover, Bardot turned on the oven and buried her head inside to be discovered in time by her parents.

A few more examples of popular stories grabbing people’s emotions with the shocks of sex and violence. From last week’s NY Daily News:

2. SEE IT: Sicko Texas teen gets life in prison after killing mom with hammer, raping corpse:

“I guess I lost my virginity to a dead corpse,” Davis told police.

Davis told police he had violent sexual fantasies that included both his mother and sister, the Caller-Times reported.

Davis also planned to kill his sister, Desirae Hill, but gave up and rode off on his bicycle when she didn’t show up at the family’s Corpus Christi home.

Four headlines juxtaposed together today at the New York Post: Sex, Sex, Violence, Death:

3. Cocaine, sex tips and more from Amy Poehler’s new book
4.Facebook, Apple will now pay for employees to freeze their eggs
5.Flag-toting drone causes massive brawl in Euro qualifier
6. Ebola death rate hits 70% 

Fox News: Sex, Death, Sex:

7. ‘Set your girls free’: Monday is National No Bra Day
8. Chris Brown calls Ebola a form of population control
9. Cameron Diaz: People have seen my butt

10. And in ISIS news, from the National Post: “ISIS jihadists offer Islamic justification for taking thousands of Yazidi women as sex slaves”:

When stories of mass murder and enslavement first emerged in August there were suggestions they might be exaggerated.

Now, however, researchers who have talked to survivors and imprisoned women on hidden mobile phones believe that up to 5,000 men may have been shot dead and bulldozed into mass graves, and 7,000 women held in detention centres to be offered as slaves.

Bakat Khalaf, 60, another refugee in Ba’adre, said his 13-year-old niece had escaped seven weeks after being “taken away” but had so far been too distressed to describe what had happened to her. “She just cries when she tries to speak,” he said. Others escapers have told of being “married” to older jihadi leaders, in some cases raped, and made to watch acts of barbarity. Such stories have been confirmed by researchers from the United Nations. Matthew Barber, a scholar of Yazidi history at the University of Chicago who was in Kurdistan as the assaults happened, said he had a list of 4,800 names of women and children being held captive.

From Judges chapter 2, the names of the ancient gods now appearing again in our postmodern world:

Related: #3 from 7 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 I Invite You to Burgle From Me Bilbo-Style

New Year's #resolution 3: be much more aggressive against the #idols of pop culture.

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4 Ways Hippies Are (Still) Trying to Kill Us

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 - by Kathy Shaidle

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The hippies started small:

Altamont.

The Manson murders.

That guy who invented Earth Day killing his girlfriend, hiding her body in a wall and taking off for France.

(Remember: More people died in Ira Einhorn’s apartment than at Three Mile Island.)

The stupid Weathermen succeeded mostly in blowing themselves up.

Then it eventually dawned on hippies (probably during some pot-fueled rap session):

They needed to think big, like their totalitarian heroes — Mao, Che, Castro.

Forget this penny-ante nihilism and creative destruction.

Sure, the Bible might be mostly b.s., but that stuff about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse was trippy:

Pestilence, War, Famine and Death.

Cool, man!

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Which of These 40 Headlines Do You Find Most Horrifying? The Child Murders?

Friday, October 17th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Sex and Death Daily Survey

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Check out this week’s previous installments in this new series aggregating the most emotionally disturbing headlines around the web. Thursday: How Many Million Muslims Want to Murder Gays and ‘Dishonored’ Women?. Wednesday: 33 Headlines Today That Know the Secret For Grabbing Your Attention. Series debut on Tuesday: Is There a Connection Between Brigitte Bardot’s 100 Lovers & Her 4 Suicide Attempts?

3 today Via Drudge: Death, Death, and Sex (the ebola stories are taking up most of the need for death coverage at Drudge and many sites):

1. GUIDELINES ON ASSISTED SUICIDE RELAXED IN UK…

Doctors and nurses who help severely disabled or terminally ill people to take their own lives are less likely to face criminal charges after Britain’s most senior prosecutor amended guidelines on assisted suicide.

Until now all health care professionals faced a greater chance than others of being prosecuted for helping people to die because of the trust their patients placed in them.

Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said this special deterrent would now only apply to those directly involved in a person’s care.

Anti-euthanasia campaigners accused Ms Saunders of “decriminalising” assisted suicide by health care professionals “at a stroke of her pen”.

2. Family receives text from dead grandmother…

3. STUDY: Male brains wired to ignore food in favor of sex…

Some worms had been genetically engineered to make them more sensitive to the smell of food by tampering with their neurones.

It was revealed that the normal male worms left their food source and went in search of a mate.

However the males who had been genetically engineered to be “hungrier” were ten times less successful at mating as they wanted to stay by the food source.

At TMZ: Death, Sex, and Attempted Death:

4. JOAN RIVERS: Sources Say SOMEONE SCREWED UP

Someone did something wrong in the medical procedure that led to Joan Rivers’ death … this according to one source involved in the investigation.

The Medical Examiner has said the death was the result of a therapeutic, predictable complication. Sources tell us … the complication did NOT involve the Propofol administered to Joan. The complication was the result of the procedure itself.

5. Stephen Collins: Wife Blasted Him For Movie Role … As a Pedophile Priest

6. War Machine Attempts Suicide by Hanging in Jail

War Machine tried to kill himself in his Las Vegas jail cell this week … but his attempt was foiled by a corrections officer.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Tuesday night around 9:30 an officer was walking by War Machine’s cell in Clark County Jail. The officer saw him sitting on the ground with his feet up on the bunk bed. When the officer called to him he was unresponsive.

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How Many Million Muslims Want to Murder Gays and ‘Dishonored’ Women?

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Sex and Death Daily Survey

Get caught up with yesterday’s selections here: 33 Headlines Today That Know the Secret For Grabbing Your Attention

At Truth Revolt today, a new video from Ben Shapiro, sifting the numbers to find what percentage of Muslims worldwide believe in radical interpretations of their faith that include honor killings and death for apostates:  The Myth of the Tiny Radical Muslim Minority

More at Truth Revolt:

  1. A Hermaphroditic Snail Named to Honor Same-Sex Marriage
  2. Crowder: Real Rape vs “Rape Culture”
  3. Slate: Time To Fully Embrace Abortion As ‘Social Good’
  4. Teen Girl Cuts Off 10-Year-Old’s Fingers As Sacrifice To Satan

Via Drudge this morning:

  1. Professional Clowns Protest ‘AMERICAN HORROR STORY’ Murderous Character…
  2. Cops: Barber slashed customer’s throat…

Two lead stories juxtaposed at the New York Post:

  1. Hot celesbians are everywhere you look
  2. Snakes on a train!

Eleven stories at the Daily Mail today:

  1. Watching child porn does NOT make you a pedophile, says author John Grisham in bitter attack on US judicial system after a ‘buddy from law school’ was locked up
  2. Third law enforcement agency investigates Stephen Collins after he is accused of exposing himself to 13-year-old girl in 1983
  3. I blame myself for Peaches’ death, says Geldof: Boomtown Rats singer reveals he ‘goes over and over and over’ what he could have done to help his daughter 
  4. ‘Oscar faces death if he goes to jail’: Prison gang leader ‘The General’ has ordered hit on athlete behind bars, claims Blade Runner’s lawyers
  5. Playboy model in ecstasy drug bust after flying into California on a private jet with more than 50,000 pills and 90 pounds of MDMA
  6. Man who murdered Hee Haw banjo-playing comedian David ‘Stringbean’ Akeman granted parole after 40 years
  7. Washington high school football student quits his team as he faces rape charges even though coaches told him he could continue playing
  8. Most decorated officer in state police history reaches plea agreement on gross sexual assault charges against child relative
  9. ‘We will chop off the heads of whoever you bring’: British ISIS fighter dares west to send ground troops in new video rant – despite fanatics being pushed back in Kobane 
  10. Killer Queen and Another One Bites The Dust: Killer gigolo who cooked his transgender lover before slashing his own throat is farewelled at Queen-themed funeral as family remember a ‘loving young man’
  11. Police investigating the possibility that a father murdered his daughter by slashing her throat before killing himself – just days after she moved home to care for him following surgery

These two headlines next to each other:

And these two together:

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33 Headlines Today That Know the Secret For Grabbing Your Attention

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Sex and Death Daily Survey

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Editor’s Note: This is a new feature gathering each day’s most shocking headlines around the web, highlighting the way narratives of crime, death, and unusual sex swirl together to fuel emotion and web traffic. Send stories you’d like to see featured to @DaveSwindle.

Cross-posted from Vodkapundit at Lifestyle today, a new blog highlighting women and weapons:

1. New Blogs: Guns and Curves

In 2011 I found myself in a situation where I needed to protect myself. At first I just wanted to learn how disarm somebody with a gun in the event that I ever was in a situation that warranted it. But, after handling a gun for the first time, I realized that it wasn’t something to be afraid of, but rather something to be respected.

Two stories Via the New York Post front page today:

2. 15 BONKERS THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ‘FIGHT CLUB’

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3. Stephen Collins plays pedophile priest in short film

In his latest short film, Stephen Collins, who is accused of molesting children, plays a pedophile priest.

The 10-minute movie, “Penance,” directed by Jeff Wolfe, co-stars David Lyons as Thomas Walker, a man haunted by his personal demons and traumatic past, reports People.

The former “7th Heaven” star, 67,  plays the priest Thomas visits to “clear his conscience and discover exactly what it means to find forgiveness … or to give it,” said the movie’s official site.

At the Huffington Post today:

4. Marine Suspected In Death Of Transgender Filipino Woman May Be Charged This Week
5. Nepal Avalanche, Blizzard Kill 12 People, Including Foreign Trekkers
6. Leo Sheng, Transgender Man, Documents Transition Through Instagram
7. Women Die When Domestic Abusers Keep Their Guns
8. Newspaper Publisher, Family Found Dead Inside Oklahoma Home
9. Man Accused Of Making Child Porn In House Where Mom Ran Daycare Center

Gawker headlines:

10. Vanilla Sex: A Perfectly Fine Way to F****
11. Passenger Forced Airplane Lavatory Door Open, Sexually Assaulted Woman
12. Drunk Zombie Santa Terrorizes Minnesota Family, Pukes in Their House
13. Horny Teen Caught Making Love to Stuffed Horse in Walmart Bedding Dept
14. Supreme Court Blocks Texas From Shutting Down Abortion Clinics
15. Cops Charge 10-Year-Old Boy as Adult in Slaying of 90-Year-Old Woman

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Is There a Connection Between Brigitte Bardot’s 100 Lovers & Her 4 Suicide Attempts?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Sex and Death Daily Survey

At the Daily Mail today, as referenced in the above video introducing this new series: “EXCLUSIVE: Brigitte Bardot had 100 lovers – including women – and four husbands, but fame led to despair as she tried to end her life four times and abandoned the only child she ever had, reveals new book”

Bardot didn’t get the assignment but she and Vadim instantly fell madly in love.

‘He made on her the impression of a ‘wild wolf’’ Bardot wrote, ‘he looked at me, scared me, attracted me, I didn’t know where I was anymore’, writes the author, Ginette Vincendeau. ‘She wanted him’.

Vadim introduced Bardot to his friends in the media, to books such as Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex and to sex.

They became lovers meeting secretly and then openly against the wishes of her parents, who threatened to send their daughter away from Vadim to England.

They relented only when she tried – for the first and not the last time – to kill herself, but decreed that they could not be married until Bardot was 18.

Depressed by the thought of not seeing her lover, Bardot turned on the oven and buried her head inside to be discovered in time by her parents.

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Australian Teacher Tries to Seduce 10 Year-Old Boy By Tattooing His Name on Her Chest. Guess Her Punishment…

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 - by Helen Smith

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So says the father of a 10-year-old boy who was seduced by a 47-year-old teacher:

A primary school teacher who wanted to have sex with her 10-year-old student, and had his name tattooed on her chest, has walked free from court.

County Court judge Mark Taft said he was at a complete loss to understand why mother of eight Diane Brimble, 47, had engaged in “such utterly inappropriate conduct which must dismay every parent”.

“You breached the trust reposed in you by [the boy's] parents who properly expected that a classroom teacher would care for their son in a professional manner,” Judge Taft said on Thursday when sentencing Brimble on a two-year community correction order and 200 hours of unpaid community work….

“She tried to manipulate [the boy] to think that she loved him and that his parents did not. This hurts me to the very core,” the father said.

“I feel angry that if it was a 46-year-old man and a 10-year-old girl that it would most likely be a different outcome … I feel angry and betrayed by the Education Department who did nothing to remove this evil woman from other children,” he said.

“To think a woman would get a tattoo with my child’s name as a sign of her undying love for [the boy] baffles me. I would like Brimble to endure the pain of removing name forever.”

Whatever women do sexually to boys or men is viewed as a mental health problem to treat. Note the difference when it comes to men coming on to young girls.

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Jennifer Lawrence on Her Hacked Nude Photos: ‘I Can’t Believe That We Even Live in That Kind of World.’

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

From Vanity Fair, “Cover Exclusive: Jennifer Lawrence Calls Photo Hacking a ‘Sex Crime’”:

Lawrence speaks of the wrenching moment when she had to call her father about the hack. “When I have to make that phone call to my dad and tell him what’s happened … I don’t care how much money I get for The Hunger Games,” she says. “I promise you, anybody given the choice of that kind of money or having to make a phone call to tell your dad that something like that has happened, it’s not worth it.” She allows herself to joke a little about that terrible moment: “Fortunately, he was playing golf, so he was in a good mood.”

With her words now out in the open, the F.B.I. on the case, and a billion-dollar franchise to carry over the finish line, Lawrence seems to be regaining her footing.

“Time does heal, you know,” she tells Kashner. “I’m not crying about it anymore. I can’t be angry anymore. I can’t have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to just find my own peace.”

And what do you think of Lawrence’s explanation for why she took naked images of herself?

I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.

Related: the new Hunger Games film was featured on today’s list of September’s 10 Most Popular Movie Trailers by Walter Hudson.

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