It was bad enough that the alleged rape took place in the sanctity of a mosque, and that the accused man was a mullah who invoked the familiar defense that it had been consensual sex.
But the victim was only 10 years old. And there was more: The authorities said her family members openly planned to carry out an “honor killing” in the case — against the young girl. The mullah offered to marry his victim instead.
This past week, the awful matter became even worse. On Tuesday, local policemen removed the girl from the shelter that had given her refuge and returned her to her family, despite complaints from women’s activists that she was likely to be killed.
Sara Hellwege, a pro-life nurse, applied for a job at Tampa Family Health Centers (in Florida) this past April. TFHC is a Title X clinic, meaning they’re all about things like family planning, contraception, and birth control.
So when Hellwege mentioned her affiliation with the “American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists” in her resume, the interviewer (Chad Lindsey) asked her if that would be a problem since, you know, conservative Christians + birth control = crazytown.
Hellwege said she couldn’t prescribe birth control since, in her unscientific mind, it caused abortions. Lindsey, knowing that all of the job openings involved prescribing birth control, told her there were no other positions available and that there was no reason to proceed with the interview process.
So she’s suing him.
I repeat: She’s suing him because he’s not hiring her for a job she refuses to do.
The representative (name redacted) continued aggressively repeating his questions, despite the answers given, to the point where my wife became so visibly upset she handed me the phone. Overhearing the conversation, I knew this would not be very fun.What I did not know is how oppressive this conversation would be. Within just a few minutes the representative had gotten so condescending and unhelpful I felt compelled to record the speakerphone conversation on my other phone.This recording picks up roughly 10 minutes into the call, whereby she and I have already played along and given a myriad of reasons and explanations as to why we are canceling (which is why I simply stopped answering the rep’s repeated question — it was clear the only sufficient answer was “Okay, please don’t disconnect our service after all.”).
But put a man next to a dead animal, and you will have enough dumb commenters for a lifetime
Cassidy is a state Congressmen from Louisiana and is the leading contender challenging Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu. In 2013 he co-sponsored the Abstinence-Only Reallocation Act which would award school’s state money for abstinence-only education programs. He has also consistently railed against the ACA’s contraceptive mandate. So it will come as no surprise that Cassidy’s 17 year-old (unmarried) daughter is pregnant.
Just 2 days ago we highlighted the best example of the exuberance awash the markets currently – CYNK Technology Corp, the social media development company that had a market capitalization in excess of $1 billion, which according to official filings, had one employee, no website, no revenue, no product, and no assets. Fast forward 2 days – and some 57,000 shares traded (about 0.02% of its total shares outstanding) at around $10 and CYNK now has a market cap approaching $3 billion (and still no revenue, no product, and no assets)… Lord Overstone said it best. “No warning can save people determined to grow suddenly rich.”
Think we are exaggerating, here is the company’s own description from its 10-K (yes mysteriously it does actually have public filings):
we have not yet commenced our full scale business operations and we have not yet realized any revenues.
We have minimal operating history upon which an evaluation of our future prospects can be made. Based upon current plans, we expect to incur operating losses in future periods as we incurred significant expenses associated with the initial startup of our business. Further, we cannot guarantee that we will be successful in realizing revenues or in achieving or sustaining positive cash flow at any time in the future. Any such failure could result in the possible closure of our busiess or force us to seek additional capital through loans or additional sales of our equity securities to continue business operations.
A Manassas City teenager accused of “sexting” a video to his girlfriend is now facing a search warrant in which Manassas City police and Prince William County prosecutors want to take a photo of his erect penis, possibly forcing the teen to become erect by taking him to a hospital and giving him an injection, the teen’s lawyers said. A Prince William County judge allowed the 17-year-old to leave the area without the warrant being served or the pictures being taken — yet.
Here’s what I know about the Heart of Worship Community Church in Corona, California: Its members love Jesus, its website needs a lot of help, and the pastor is fucked up.
… The alleged incidents occurred in March and included [church members Nicholas James Craig and Darryll Duane Jeter Jr.] driving the unidentified boy to a desert and forcing him to dig his own grave for more than an hour. They allegedly hit him with a belt and threw dirt on him before returning to the group home.
While the boy was showering, one of the men allegedly rubbed salt into the cuts on his back. Witness Steven Larkey, who lives in the group home, told investigators he could hear the boy screaming and saw blood all over the shower the next day.
The boy, who was later taken into protective custody, also told police he had been stripped, tied to a chair and sprayed with Mace. Because he was not allowed to wash or cool off with water for half an hour, his nose began to bleed, and his thrashing from the pain caused the blood to splatter.
At a Bible study later that evening at Remmers’ home, Remmers asked the boy to sit in the middle of the group and then squeezed his nipple with pliers.
What’s the proper punishment for the abuse and torture of a little boy? A life sentence? A couple of decades behind bars?
Not even close. The men of God will receive, at most, up to two years in prison and some probation. That’s it. In most states, you get a harsher penalty for selling weed.
Here’s Holly Fisher, aka Holly Hobby Lobby.
She seems nice.
She and her friends have been gloating over how all those libruls’ heads are gonna explode over the photo. Unfortunately, someone posted this:
Oops. Whose heads are exploding?
Pickup trucks customized to spew black smoke into the air are quickly becoming the newest weapon in the culture wars.
“Coal Rollers” are diesel trucks modified with chimneys and equipment that can force extra fuel into the engine causing dark black smoke to pour out of the chimney stacks. These modifications are not new, but as Slate’s Dave Weigel pointed out on Thursday, “rolling coal” has begun to take on a political dimension with pickup drivers increasingly viewing their smokestacks as a form of protest against environmentalists and Obama administration emissions regulations.
So, out of sheer spite and stupidity, these folks are lowering their mpg and polluting their air at us simply because we care about it?
They should know that I hate people giving me money and I’m totally against blow jobs.
For the court to issue an emergency temporary injunction is a truly extraordinary act. Even more extraordinary was that justices filed a 16-page barnstorming dissent. And those dissenters share a highly relevant personal characteristic: a uterus. That’s correct, the three dissenting justices last night were the court’s three women: Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan. In the event that the religious and gender rift at the court was not already painful to behold, the dissent, penned by Sotomayor, is a forceful and unwavering rejection of both the majority’s reasoning and tactics. “I disagree strongly with what the court has done,” Sotomayor wrote. “Those who are bound by our decisions usually believe they can take us at our word. Not so today. After expressly relying on the availability of the religious-nonprofit accommodation to hold that the contraceptive coverage requirement violates [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act] as applied to closely held for-profit corporations, the Court now, as the dissent in Hobby Lobby feared it might, retreats from that position.”
Calling it a “sodomy burger” made by “Burger Queen,” anti-gay, homophobic, outraged Bible-waving social media users claiming to be Christian went on the attack almost as soon as Burger King changed its Facebook page photo to unveil its “Proud Whopper” yesterday. The billion-dollar fast food giant had introduced the burger — which is merely an ordinary Whopper wrapped in rainbow pride flag-like paper — at San Francisco’s pride parade, which it also sponsored.
“You need to keep sexual preference out of my food! I’ll be eating at the Chick Fil A”
If I encountered these losers in my local Exton, Pennsylvania Target store, I’d be inclined to shoot them all preemptively on the assumption that anyone that heavily armed is in the process of going on a killing spree.
Look at the dazed look in these men’s eyes and the way that “Hope for Bacon” clutches his blessed Oreo cookies. These men are not only heavily armed, they are heavily drugged.
Around these parts, real men don’t carry firearms, and certainly not the semi-automatic variety. Which is why I wouldn’t be able to shoot these men in my local Target. I wouldn’t be armed.
Now, I understand that Target has put up signs in some locations asking losers not to bring their long guns into the store, but it’s only a polite request in some of these crazy states because the law says that stores can’t do a damn thing about it. How do you tell the difference between the fools pictured above and an impending armed robbery or spree killing?
I have no fucking clue.
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom.
The 5-to-4 decision, which applied to two companies owned by Christian families, opened the door to challenges from other corporations to many laws that may be said to violate their religious liberty.
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., writing for the court’s five more conservative justices, said a federal religious-freedom law applied to for-profit corporations controlled by religious families. He added that the requirement that the companies provide contraception coverage imposed a substantial burden on the companies’ religious liberty.
a company can now have religious liberty. Can they also play Mario Kart?
And since previously they did not allow religious objections to things like blood transfusions, can we safely assume it mattered this was dealing with ladies fucking?
Weirdly narrow, pretty much blatantly misogynistic, and still kicks the door wide open. Not good.
I’d like to congratulate Hillary Clinton on winning the 2016 Presidential Election today.
A candidate who was soundly defeated in Tuesday’s Republican primary by U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas says he will contest the election because the incumbent congressman is dead and an imposter is filling his shoes.
Timothy Ray Murray garnered 5.2 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s three-candidate Republican primary, which Lucas won outright with 82.8 percent.
On Wednesday, Murray, who listed his residence as Moore on his declaration of candidacy, announced he would contest the election.
In a press release posted on his campaign website, he alleges “it is widely known Rep. Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and has been displayed (sic) by a look alike. Rep. Lucas was depicted as being executed along with others on a white stage in southern Ukraine on or about Jan. 11, 2011.”
Lucas could not immediately be reached for comment.
Next time there’s a Mormon at your door, just quote these ironic parts from their letter to Kate Kelly:
In his letter Monday to Kelly, Harrison said it had been his greatest desire to persuade Kelly to “desist from the course on which you have embarked” to keep her in the faith and to protect the “integrity of the church and its doctrine.”
“The difficulty, Sister Kelly, is not that you say you have questions or even that you believe that women should receive the priesthood. The problem is that you have persisted in an aggressive effort to persuade other church members to your point of view and that your course of action has threatened to erode the faith of others,” Harrison wrote. “You are entitled to your views, but you are not entitled to promote them and proselyte others to them while remaining in full fellowship in the church.”
Assalam Alaikum. The Imam Of The Sunnah, Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allah swt have mercy on him and grant him the highest of Jannah) said in his Haadi al-Arwaah describing Jannah – about the Hoor :
“And if you ask about their brides and wives, then they are young and full-breasted and have had the liquid of youth flow through their limbs; the Sun runs along the beauty of her face if she shows it, light shines from between her teeth if she smiles; if you meet her love, then say whatever you want regarding the joining of two lights; he sees his face in the roundness of her cheek as if he is looking into a polished mirror, and he sees the brightness from behind her muscles and bones; if she were to be unleashed upon the World, she would fill what is between the Heavens and the Earth with a beautiful wind, and the mouths of the creation would glorifiy, praise, and exclaim greatness, and everything between the East and the West would be adorned for her, and every eye would be shut from everthing but her, and the light of the Sun would be outshone just as the light of the Sun outshines the light of the stars, and everyone on the face of the Earth would believe in the Ever-Living, the One who Sustains and Protects all the exists.”
“And the covering on her head is better than the World and all that is in it, and she does not increase with age except in beauty; free from an umbilical cord, childbirth and menses, and pure of mucous, saliva, urine and other filthy things; her youth never fades, her clothing is never worn out, no garment can be created that matches her beauty, and no one who is with her can ever become bored; her attention is restricted to her husband, so she desires none but him, just as his attention is restricted to her so she is the sole object of his desire, and he is with her in utmost safety and security, as none has touched her before of either humans or Jinn.”
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) earned its chops over the last few decades by raising public awareness about the cruelty of wearing animal fur. Using hard-hitting, obnoxious photos of fur-covered celebrities, they drove home their point—and changed the way many people think about wearing that mink in the process.
It is unsettling, therefore, to see them adopt the same take-no-prisoners approach to pushing an eccentric theory linking milk consumption to autism.
Preach on Rohrer, or God will punish the USA in the same way He punished the countries where it is legal: Sweden, Norway, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands.
I’m sure you want God to reward the USA the same way God rewarded the countries where it is illegal: Uganda, Nigeria, Somalia, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Afghanistan…
Raised in a conservative Mennonite home in rural Ohio, Katie Landry was a sheltered kid. She hadn’t even held hands with a boy when, at age 19, she says her supervisor at her summer job raped her. Two years later, and desperate for help, she reported the abuse to the dean of students at her college.
“He goes, ‘Well, there’s always a sin under other sin. There’s a root sin,’” Landry remembers. “And he said, ‘We have to find the sin in your life that caused your rape.’ And I just ran.”
This world cup will be one of the best ever hosted and God is so delighted that He has revealed the two teams that will be in the finals to me. It will be a do or die affair and I can state on authority that Ghana will play Brazil in the grand finale.
A man dressed in a white apparel was standing with me on a football pitch in the night vision and said to me in the dream that Ghana will win all seven matches then I heard the voice of Jesus Christ saying in the 2nd week of the 7th month of this year (2014), I will do a new thing for Africa which will be the beginning of their healing. Remember, you must be in a very good mood to receive anything from God.
Comparing the two visions, there is a direct connection which automatically tells us that Ghana will surely win this World Cup’s finals which will be played on the 13th of July, 2014.
The final match of the World Cup is between Ghana and Brazil. God speaks and we hear!!!
The secret of the Lord is with his prophets!!
A Pennsylvania mother of seven died in a jail cell where she was serving a two-day sentence for her children’s absence from school, drawing complaints from the judge that sent her there about a broken system that punishes impoverished parents.
Ok, let’s follow that thought… Since humans are social creatures that rely primarily on their intellect and communal structures to thrive, those who are inclined toward rape would be exhibiting negative traits – namely, violence toward one’s own race, a disregard for others, and general malice. Each of these traits are unfavorable in the grand scheme of group dynamics as well as self-preservation (in that making enemies is bad for one’s self).
So yes, rape is objectively bad within the context of racial/social progress and evolution of the human species.
The bible, on the other hand, permits and encourages rape.
This guy sits on the subcommittee on the constitution, civil rights and civil liberties….
Even before a single doctor in the United States had written a prescription for Zohydro, the controversial long-acting painkiller approved by the Food and Drug Administration last October, potential users were already dreaming up possible street names. “How many times will this be said in the future,” someone posted on Opiophile, an online forum for people who like to share their drug experiences and expertise. “Got any of dem Zoh’s?” There were other possibilities: Zs, Zodros, and Zorros.
Another voiced chimed in: “I like Zorros … Yeah, has a ring to it.” This was on October 26, 2013, less than 24 hours after the FDA announced its decision.
And in April, even before Nima Majlesi, an emergency-room physician at Staten Island University Hospital, had seen a single report of an overdose or death related to Zohydro in the borough, he and his fellow doctor Amit Gupta were searching websites for the first anecdotal, and decidedly unofficial, accounts of its recreational use. Majlesi logged on to another well-known drug-use site to see if anyone had posted an opening-night review.
Each year, the Drug Enforcement Administration, which tightly controls the amount of narcotic painkillers made in the U.S., sets the overall amount of opioid drugs that pharmaceutical manufacturers can churn out. In 2014, for example, the DEA total is 326,000 kilograms of opioids, including just under 100,000 kilos of hydrocodone. Put another way, that’s about 700,000 pounds of ersatz heroin usually doled out in 5 milligram or 10 milligram doses.
But let’s keep weed illegal!
Oh, and you better forget about maturing cheese on wooden slabs too! It’s bad for you!
All of the English dialogue in “Star Wars”, split into words, and sorted alphabetically.
The word “lightsaber” only appears once in this film.
There are 43m5s of spoken English, 81m39s of other.
The most common word is “the”, of course, said 368 times.
The word with most screen time is “you”, at 52.56 seconds.
There are 1695 different words, and 11684 total words.
The longest words are “responsibility,” “malfunctioning”, “worshipfulness”, and “identification”, all 14 letters.