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Comment by the Collector In Chief

ENDNOTE: Hundreds of priests accused of abuse

2018-Aug-18

https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018/08/in_a_damning_report_4_nj_catholic_priests_are_amon.html

In a damning report, 4 N.J. Catholic priests are among hundreds accused of abuse
Posted August 15, 2018 at 07:01 AM | Updated August 15, 2018 at 04:34 PM
By Kelly Heyboer and Ted Sherman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

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One went to prison. Another died awaiting trial. One was placed on leave, but escaped prosecution because the statute of limitations had expired. Another was removed from ministry and retired.

Four Roman Catholic priests with ties to New Jersey were among the hundreds of men identified in a sweeping grand jury report released Tuesday, detailing a litany of abuses against more than 1,000 children.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said senior church officials sought to cover up the often horrific abuse, while keeping records of it.

“Church officials routinely and purposefully described the abuse as horseplay and wrestling and inappropriate conduct,” Shapiro said at a news conference. “It was none of those things. It was child sexual abuse, including rape.”

The report, a scathing criticism that looked back at cases now decades old, concluded that a succession of Catholic bishops and other diocesan leaders tried to shield the church from bad publicity and financial liability by covering up abuse, failing to report accused clergy to police and discouraging victims from going to law enforcement.

Not all the names were disclosed. Some current and former clergy went to court to prevent the report’s release, arguing it violated their constitutional rights and due process of law.

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The scandal in New Jersey
In June, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop of Newark and Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., was removed from public ministry in the wake of allegations he abused a teenage boy 50 years ago while serving as a priest in New York.

McCarrick, who has since resigned as a cardinal, was one of the highest-ranking American leaders in the Catholic Church to be removed from ministry over sex abuse charges after the allegations against him were deemed “credible and substantiated” by church officials. At the same time, church officials in New Jersey revealed for the first time that the cardinal had previously been accused of sexual misconduct with three adults during his time in the state.

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IMHO, this is the end of the Church as a moral authority in the USA.

It’s a disgrace to anyone “Catholic”.

Hope that the entire mess gets exposed.

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ENDNOTE: Let’s NOT repeat Charlottesville!

2018-Aug-11

http://fortune.com/2018/08/11/unite-the-right-2-rally-dc/

Washington, D.C., Braces for ‘Unite the Right 2’ White Nationalist Rally
By BLOOMBERG 9:05 AM EDT

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Washington is bracing for a white nationalist rally that law enforcement agencies will try to prevent from descending into a melee like the one in Charlottesville, Virginia, that cast a shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency a year ago.

Permits for Sunday’s “Unite the Right 2” rally indicated that about 400 demonstrators are expected in Lafayette Square, a park adjacent to the White House. More than 1,500 counter-protesters plan to gather at various downtown locations, including in the same park.

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My assessment of Charlottesville was that the police were woefully unprepared.

Anyone wearing a mask should have been arrested.  

Anyone carrying a shield should have been arrested.  

Anyone wearing a helmet — not at a football game — should have been arrested.  

No warnings. And, the bail hearing on the following Monday.

Anyone fighting — arrested.  Anyone littering — arrested. Anyone “inciting” a riot — arrested.

And, I wouldn’t be handing out slaps on the wrist.

The Gooferment has only ONE real duty — to keep the peace.

Argh!

ALT-Right, ALT-Left, ALT-Center — everyone gets equal treatment.

Blessed are the peacemakers.

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ENDNOTE: So, can I break the window?

2018-Aug-04

https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018/08/can_i_break_a_car_window_to_save_a_dog_in_a_car_no.html

Can I break a window to save a dog in a hot car? Here’s the law in N.J.
Posted August 02, 2018 at 07:45 AM | Updated August 02, 2018 at 11:37 AM
By Sophie Nieto-Munoz | NJ.com for NJ Advance Media

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So, can I break the window?

There is no “hot car” law in New Jersey. Even though it’s illegal to leave an animal in a car in the Garden State, no one has the authority to break into a vehicle to save the pet — not even law enforcement. 

So it’s especially important not to hesitate when contacting authorities, Wood said.

“Police can still seize the animal and arrest the owner, because it’s illegal.” 

However, “good Samaritan” laws exist in California, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio and Tennessee, allowing you to break a car window to save a pet. In 19 other states, including New York, Delaware and Virginia, only public officials such as law enforcement and humane officers can legally break into a car to rescue the animal.

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If I am my own sovereign, then I choose what laws I obey.

“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” ― Robert A. Heinlein

In this case, I’d break the window and suffer any penalties inflicted upon me.

What would you do?

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ENDNOTE: The “Democratic-Socialist” Deception —

2018-Jul-28

https://www.ottoradio.com/podcast/the-brion-mcclanahan-show/episode-166–the–democratic-socialist–deception-166

Episode 166: The “Democratic-Socialist” Deception
The Brion McClanahan Show
Jul 3, 8:00 am (33:18)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in a New York Democratic primary has made her the recent media darling of the Left. It has also brought the term “democratic-socialist” to the fore. She can’t define it. The media can’t define it. Stupidity runs in packs. So I define it for you and explain why it is nothing more than communism dressed up to be “reasonable.” You won’t want to miss this episode.

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A “democratic-socialist” is nothing more than a communist in sheep’s clothing.

When will “We, The Sheeple” wake up?

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ENDNOTE: STI causes untreatable infertility?

2018-Jul-21

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/715625/sti-sexually-transmitted-disease-mycoplasma-genitalium-chlamydia

STI warning: Experts fear ‘stealth’ bug which makes women infertile will be untreatable

  • A WARNING has been issued about a dangerous sexually transmitted infection which is spreading rapidly.

By Douglas Patient / Published 11th July 2018

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The mycoplasma genitalium bug, known as MG, makes women infertile.

One in every 100 British adults aged 18 to 44 are already thought to be infected with the bug.

Experts are warning that this figure is set to double within 10 years as it becomes untreatable.

A total of 3,000 women a year could lose the ability to have children, the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) said

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Actions have consequences.

Sadly, this maybe due to humanity’s failure to understand the long term consequences of its actions.

Promiscuity has eroded the moral fiber of recent generations.  

Makes me wonder what else humanity doesn’t understand.

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ENDNOTE: “Leftism” is the new secular religion and must be treated as such?

2018-Jul-14

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2018/tle979-20180701-02.html

Strange Days 
by Sarah A. Hoyt 
https://accordingtohoyt.com/
Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

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You see, leftism is as much as anything else a religion. The crazy Marx with his vision of the future created an entire narrative from paradise (pre-capitalism, i.e. it never existed, guys, not even as apes. Apes, as we now know, trade) through fall into capitalism to eventual paradise again, where the New Man (what used to be called the Soviet Man) will be so altruistic and communally oriented that a government isn’t needed. (Like the peace of Islam, there’s only one way to obtain that, and no. Just no. Worldwide species extinction is as fantastical as the idea of that primordial paradise. Humans are humans, and someone will survive. I’m just not interested in letting them send us back ten thousand years.)

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A “religious” war in the USA is NOW a possibility.  Pick any issue and the Left wants that one “their way” — and every other issue.  Education of children is now propagandizing them as was done in the old Soviet Union.  The USA once condemned that; now we embrace it.  It’s a sad thing to say that the American Experiment was killed by the War of Northern Aggression and was buried by the Politically Correct left less that 150 years later.

Best we can do is fight a delaying action until the “We, The Sheeple” wake up.  If they ever do?

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ENDNOTE: Violence imperils “free speech”

2018-Jul-07

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5905479/Shocking-moment-flash-bang-grenade-thrown-right-wing-Patriot-Prayer-rally-Portland.html

Shocking moment flash-bang grenade is thrown into right-wing Patriot Prayer rally igniting violent clashes with Antifa in Portland

  • Four were arrested after violent clashes between Patriot Prayer and Antifa in Portland on Saturday
  • Pro-Trump group said it organized the ‘free speech’ march to protest police failing to protect its events
  • Antifa call the group racist and were seen throwing objects before a melee broke out between the sides
  • Police revoked the marchers’ permit after the riot broke out and confiscated a number of weapons 

By KEITH GRIFFITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 01:57 EDT, 1 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:56 EDT, 1 July 2018

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This is the moment a flash-bang grenade appears to go off amid a Patriot Prayer march in Portland, seconds before a melee between the right-wing group and Antifa.

Four people were arrested amid the violence on Saturday, which broke out when the pro-Trump group’s scheduled march encountered an opposing group associated with a second nearby rally.

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Violence is never acceptable.  

I notice that both sides had their faces masked.  That’s a feature of the KKK?

Argh!

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