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Anonymous Attacks and Disables Alleged Kiddie Porn Sites

Picture: #OpPedoChat, xL3gi0n Hackers

Hacktivist group Anonymous launched an attack this week targeting more than two dozen websites alleged to trade in child pornography, knocking them offline for an indefinite period of time. Dubbed #OpPedoChat, the mass take-down was coordinated by a group calling itself xL3gi0n Hackers. ‘Tangos Down”, read an announcement posted to Pastebin.com, followed by a list of all the neutralized websites and screenshots depicting their status as offline. Beneath the list this note was left warning other child pornographers:

Greetings citizens of the world.

We are anonymous. We are defenders of the internet. We are yet again on the heels of pedophiles around the world. There are many websites with children being exposed and it is not right morally, legally or in respect to human rights. Pedophiles of the internet this is a warning to you. This is a warning to your supporters and anyone that takes part in your sick world.

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Near-Death Researcher Accused of Waterboarding His Own Daughter

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ABC News is reporting that Delaware pediatrician Melvin Morse, a researcher into near-death experiences and the author of numerous books including Closer to the Light, Transformed by the Light, Parting Visions and Where God Lives, has been accused of having waterboarded his own 11 year-old daughter over the course of two years:

Dr. Melvin Morse, 58, and his wife Pauline, 40, were arrested Tuesday, a day after their daughter told a child advocate that her father had “waterboarded” her four times between May 2009 and May 2011 while her mother watched and did nothing to stop the abuse, Cpl. Gary Fournier told ABC News.

Morse, who has appeared on Larry King Live and Oprah,  is especially interested in the near-death experiences of children. Via his official biography:

In 1982, while a Fellow for the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Morse was working in a clinic in Pocatello, Idaho.

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Milwaukee Archdiocese Admits It Paid Abusive Priests To Leave Ministry

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Eyder Peralta reports on NPR:

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee admitted that it had paid abusive priests up to $20,000 to encourage them to leave the ministry.

The church released a statement after documents filed during its bankruptcy filings revealed the payments. As The New York Times reports, the 2003 policy was crafted under then-Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who is now a cardinal in New York and as the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, one of the leading Catholic figures in the country.

At the time, the payments were described as a “payoff,” which Dolan rejected saying the “inference was ‘false, preposterous and unjust.'”

The Times adds: “But a document unearthed during bankruptcy proceedings for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and made public by victims’ advocates reveals that the archdiocese did make such payments to multiple accused priests to encourage them to seek dismissal, thereby allowing the church to remove them from the payroll.

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Mother Convicted Of Enslaving Her Children After Falling Under Fortune Teller’s Spell

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The few psychics I’ve visited here in New York have had disappointingly limited abilities, but this one seems pretty impressive. The Telegraph reports:

Within weeks of the meeting, Linda Clappison started locking her son and daughter, then aged 10 and six, in their rooms and assaulting them.

She fed them only sandwiches and took the light bulbs, toys and all mattresses and bedding from their rooms, leaving them needing hospital treatment for frostbite. Clappison, 46, of Keyingham Marsh, East Yorkshire, was found guilty of two child cruelty charges at Hull Crown Court last month.

She was jailed for 18 months concurrently or each charge. Judge Michael Mettyear, the Recorder of Hull, described the case as “tragic’’. He also praised the children, who gave evidence against their mother. The trial heard that the mother of four forced her two youngest children to work for gipsies as slaves after falling under the spell of a fortune teller.

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Sandusky “Victim One” Pulled From School Due to Bullying and Threats From Students and Staff

Central Mountain HighDon’t tell me the kind of things that happened in Nazi Germany could never happen in the USA … Ryan D. Buell reports in the Huffington Post:

Court records refer to him simply, as Victim One. Outside of a four-and-a-half page section about him in the grand jury indictment of ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, little else has been discussed about him publicly.

Last week, his mother (whom I will refer to as “Mother One”) removed him from Central Mountain High School in Mill Hall, Pa., where he was a senior and an all-star athlete. In an interview conducted last week, she explained why she pulled him from the school.

“They were not helpful,” Mother One said of the school’s administrators. “They wanted me to go home and forget about it.”

Mother One also alleges that since the Sandusky scandal erupted, fellow students and the high school’s football coach (who also serves as assistant principal) have all targeted her son with verbal attacks and threats of violence.

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Official Culture in America: A Natural State of Psychopathy?

Laura Knight-Jadczyk

Laura Knight-Jadczyk

Laura Knight-Jadczyk wrote back in 2003:

When I first moved abroad at the age of 21, I quickly realized that I was, like most Americans, abysmally ignorant with regard to politics. I discovered – to my great dismay – that in my host country, most of the average people around me – shopkeepers, hairdressers, taxi-drivers – knew more about what was going on in the USA and the rest of the world than I did; a LOT more! I had no IDEA of the things that were going on that were common knowledge to other peoples in the world. And here, it wasn’t simply a matter of having a different opinion than others. It was a matter of an almost complete lack of INFORMATION within the very country that promotes democracy as the rule of an “informed citizenry.” I realized with striking clarity exactly how ignorant I was at that point, and I admitted it to myself.

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World’s Largest Pedophile Ring Uncovered

Networking site from Netherlands featuring members from around the world.

Networking site from Netherlands featuring members from around the world.

BBC reports:

International police led by a UK team say they shut down the largest internet paedophile ring yet discovered.

The global forum had 70,000 followers at its height, leading to 4,000 intelligence reports being sent to police across 30 countries.

The operation has so far identified 670 suspects and 230 abused children.

Detectives say 184 people have been arrested – 121 of them were in the UK. Some 60 children have been protected in the UK.

The three-year investigation, Operation Rescue, was led by investigators from the UK’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop).

[Continues at BBC]

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Are Republicans More Likely to Molest Children Than Democrats?

And if so, why?

GOPArmchair Subversive posts a long list of Republicans who have been charged, arrested, or even pleaded guilty to molesting children or teenagers and related crimes:

  • Republican aide, Alan David Berlin, was arrested on charges that he wanted to engage in sex acts with a 15 year old boy while dressed in a panda costume.
  • Fox News producer Aaron Bruns pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years for possessing child pornography.
  • Republican activist and former presidential campaign chairman Jeffrey Claude Bartleson was arrested on charges of sexually molesting a 5-year old boy.
  • Republican activist and former chairman of the Christian County Republicans Royce Fessenden pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree statutory sodomy.
  • Republican parole board officer and former legislator George Christian (Chris) Ortloff pleaded guilty to attempting to lure 11- and 12-year-old girls to have sex with him.
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Bipolar Christianity: How Torturing ‘Sinful’ Children Produced Holy Wars

Lloyd deMause

Lloyd deMause

From Chapter 9 of Lloyd deMause’s The Origins of War in Child Abuse:

After half a century of primary source research into the history of childrearing, I and over a hundred other childhood historians have been unable to find a single mother who did not badly beat and torture their children prior to modern times. I have long offered a prize to anyone who could find actual evidence of just one mother prior to the 18th century who would not today be thrown into jail for badly abusing their children.

The occasional reformers, like Saint Anselm, who sometimes questioned whether whipping children “day and night” was wise, did not raise any children themselves because they were ascetic. Despite the fact that Jesus nowhere says children should be beaten, Christians taught that He wanted them to beat the sins out of them continuously, from birth. Actually, the main reference Jesus makes to children was “suffer little children to come unto me … and he laid his hands on them — that is, he exorcised the bad spirits out of them.”

The central rule of Christians toward children is simply never to give the child anything it wants.

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