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Main / Totally off topic
Dec 02, 2010, 06:51 PM
Ok, this is completely off topic, but I am so stoked! System of a Down has announce they are getting back together in 2011 to tour!!!  So far they have only announced EU dates, so that may be an issue. I am so excited to hear this, as they are by far my favorite band. Yes, I am aware that Serg Tankien is a flaming liberal, but I am willing to overlook this flaw in order to enjoy the greatness which is SOAD. I saw them in concert in 2006 at Ozzfest, and they were incredible. I am keeping fingers crossed they tour the US, or I just will have to get plane tickets and go see them overseas.

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Hmm, maybe her husband really is a goon who needs to be locked up. I just wonder about the "self inflicted" stab wound.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/Boxer-Christy-Martin-husband-arrested-in-Florida-113010

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Husband of abused boxer Martin arrested
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The husband of boxer Christy Martin, who allegedly shot and stabbed her at their Orlando home last week, was arrested Tuesday after allegedly knifing himself, TMZ reported.

Christy Martin, 42, was shot and stabbed in the torso and left leg, and told deputies the injuries were caused by her husband, James "Jim" Martin, 66.

James Martin had not been seen since the attack, but the entertainment website reported that police in Apopka, Florida got a tip about his whereabouts earlier Tuesday -- so they sent a K-9 unit and a helicopter into the area to track him down.

Officials said they found the wanted man in the woods behind his home, wielding a knife -- and suffering from what appeared to be a self inflicted stab wound. He was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment, Central Florida News reported.

Deputies said he will be charged with attempted murder of his wife.

Still recovering in hospital, Christy Martin, nicknamed "The Coal Miner's Daughter," is known for her toughness in the ring, and is widely regarded as the most successful female boxer in the US.
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Main / Man accused of forcible touching
Dec 01, 2010, 06:13 AM

Note the adding of the 3 year old to the headline, even though he did not touch her. Note the providing the name and staying very clinical since it was a man against a woman. No wondering if he suffered from mental issues, which is likely at 70 for that kind of behavior. No offer of psycological help or assessment. Something in this just doesn't seem right.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20101201/NEWS01/312010010/70-year-old-Victor-man-accused-of-forcible-touching

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70-year-old Victor man accused of forcible touching
Gary McLendon Staff writer December 1, 2010

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Buzz up!TwitterFarkIt Type Size A A A CANANDAIGUA -- A 70-year-old man charged last week with sexual abuse in connection with an incident allegedly involving a 3-year-old girl is now facing a forcible touching charge.




Tip Patrick Webster of Francis Drive in Victor is accused of attempting to force his hands down the front of a woman's pants at Terrace Lane Apartments in Farmington on or about Nov. 1. He was arrested Tuesday.


Webster was arraigned in Clifton Springs Village Court and remanded to the Ontario County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.


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Main / Analogy
Nov 21, 2010, 08:50 AM
This was taken from the forum discussing the fears of working with children. I thought this was an incredibly astute observation, and a useful analogy.

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it's common for men to be villified as "creepy" and perverted. It's the world's male version of slut shaming.

But being "creep shamed" is being nice. At times we get called rapists and pedophiles for doing absolutely nothing wrong.
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    DutchUncle 83 points84 points85 points 3 days ago[-]

    It's the world's male version of slut shaming.

    +1 Insightful.

    I don't know how many conversations I've had with women that center on, "Why does that make a woman a 'slut' and not a man?" I'll be sure to bring up your observations on being "creepy" and ask for comment.
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    SchwanzKafka 28 points29 points30 points 3 days ago* [-]

    Slut shaming is much, much weaker than the stigma of the ever-predatory male. I'm not pointing this out to enhance my hypothetical self-victimization, but consider this: Slut shaming is recognized and a large subset of any Western country considers it overly conservative, abusive and anachronistic - these same people will defend what is essentially the human right to fuck whomever. Their is absolutely no demographic that will dare sympathetically speak up for a male that has been accused of predation in any fashion at all (partner abuse, pedophilia, stalking, manipulation or rape).

    No one fucking dares. It's up there on the existential fears of almost every middle class male right after "small penis".
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http://newsmo.info/balls/

Here are two women who should be put away for life. One delivers a fatal wound out of jealousy, both callously refuse to call 911; the one calls his parents to tell them their son is dying, and blocks others from calling 911. These girls then get a disgustingly brief time in prison for their actions.

Not only that, but the news agencies are playing it as a joke. "Man stabbed in balls" is one head line. Can you imagine the headline "Woman stabbed in tits dies"?

I am just disgusted by this. Cheating is not a good thing, but it is NO excuse for what these women did to this man. They are dangerous to society and should be locked up for a long time. Note the term "domestic violence" is nowhere to be seen. And we wonder why only 12% of victims are male.  :rolle:  Can't be challenged by the stats if you skew the incoming data.
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Main / Chilean Miners
Oct 13, 2010, 03:12 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39625809/ns/world_news-americas/?gt1=43001

They are currently being rescued!!! Several are up, and more are on their way. Thank you everyone for your prayers, this is just an amazing thing, and it is so nice to have a good ending to one of these tragedies.
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Main / Chilean miners
Oct 10, 2010, 01:32 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39599067/ns/world_news-americas

Looks like next week they should be coming home! The shaft is dug, the pod is ready, and they are just preparing the men for the trip up, worrying about panic attacks, hypertension and blood clots.  Keep praying for these guys!
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Main / Help needed in Elizabeth Town Kentucky
Oct 07, 2010, 07:45 AM
A guy on Dave's board has a problem with his ex girlfriend. The woman took off to Texas with their child and he doesn't have the $1500 to get a lawyer to file a claim for breaking visitation orders. Is there a lawyer in Kentucky or nearby who does these things cheaper, or is there something he can do himself?

Thanks,

Jen
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Main / Black Eyed Peas
Oct 03, 2010, 05:38 AM
Black Eyed Peas - My Humps

Thoughts? I was just perusing online this morning and came across this video.
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Main / Off Topic...Islamic schools in Britain
Oct 03, 2010, 05:14 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39481411

Islamic schools in the UK are now requiring Burkas for all girls....interesting stuff.
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Main / Chilean Miners
Sep 26, 2010, 12:35 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39360789/ns/world_news-americas/?GT1=43001

They have constructed a pod which will be eventually lowered to bring up one miner at a time. Looks like Nov is when they will come home. Keep them in your prayers.
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Main / Hoarders
Sep 25, 2010, 06:04 AM
I am watching an episode of Hoarders on A&E. This boy, who is 13, says " My dad left, which makes me mad. If he doesn't want to man up and live there then I have to man up."

This woman is such an awful hoarder there is animal feces all over the house and the younger son has no place to sleep except on the couch with his mother.

Why should the husband have to 'man up' and live in a garbage dump? Why are the kids still living there? Shouldn't the father have custody of the kids rather than have them live in that filth?

I love watching hoarders, but over the last year and a half I have noticed several things. Most of the hoarders are women, and many of them subject their husbands and/or children to it. Several have put their husbands and children in direct danger with their hoarding, and several used hoarding to shove thier husbands out. One episode even had the woman label her husband the hoarder, yet during the course of the show it became apparent HE was not the problem.

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http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/39293268/ns/today-parenting

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BOSTON -- The Massachusetts father who says his ex-wife kidnapped their two sons and took them home to Egypt visited his boys on Monday.

"I come back to the U.S. determined," said Colin Bower.

Fighting to get his boys back, Bower arrived back in Boston from Egypt on Tuesday morning, returning after meeting with 7-year old Ramsay and 9-year old Noor for 25 minutes on Monday. It was the first time he got the chance to see them in 13 months.

"It was a very emotional moment for me. It was something that I very much looked forward to, and it was very sad in many ways," said Bower.


..It's sad because Bower was awarded sole custody of the children following a divorce from his wife, Mirvat El-Nady, in 2008. A year later, his ex-wife fled to Egypt with the boys using fake passports.

Bower said it has been a living nightmare.

"When you see your children, the worst nightmare is when they're abducted, and then you wonder about their safety, and then you see them again for the first time and you realize they're not as healthy as they were when they left, and that's very sad. It's the worst thing a parent can see," said Bower.

Sen. John Kerry has sent three letters to senior government officials in Egypt over the past year.

"I hope that the involvement of the U.S. government can help bring this tragedy to its rightful conclusion by reuniting these boys with their father," wrote Sen. Kerry.

Dad returns to Boston after seeing kids in Egypt
..Bower, wrestling with a mix of emotions a day after finally seeing his boys, had a message for them.

"Noor, if you're watching, Daddy does not blame you. He does not blame Ramsey for any of this. Daddy loves you very much," said Bower.

Bower said a custody hearing is scheduled in Egypt next month, and he remains confident that he will eventually bring his boys back home.

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Main / Tea Party
Sep 19, 2010, 06:53 AM
I wonder if the Tea Party will manage keep from being swallowed up by the Republicans, or if it will become a valid third party. The Republican party has been no better than the Democratic party at over-spending, corruption, and violation of both the constitution and personal liberty. What do you think about the Tea Party becoming a third party and separating from both Dems and Reps?

I worry the Tea Party will quickly lose its effectiveness and credibility by staying so closely aligned with Republicans.
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Main / This is a new one
Sep 14, 2010, 03:18 AM
I am just appalled with the excuses on this one. It is all her dead husbands fault, she was an addict, she was a good mother until becoming a victim to the game. How many millions of male addicts are blamed and shamed with no excuses?  She can't ever have dogs again but she is probably getting her kids back and no actual jail sentance.

http://widetrends.com/mother-obsessed-with-computer-game/

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Mother obsessed with computer game - A mother obsessed with computer game let her two dogs starve to death and neglected her three children. The mother obsessed with computer game begun playing almost non-stop on the internet for months. The 33-year-old British mother, who could not be named for legal reasons, was banned from keeping animals, accessing the internet, sentenced to six months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, and ordered to do 75 hours' of unpaid work.

The woman became obsessed with Small World, an online game, that she failed to feed her dogs and care for her children. Her children were forced to eat cold baked beans from a can with their fingers because she could not be bothered to heat them up or find a spoon.

Her German shepherd and Lurcher dog lay rotting in the dining room for two months as she played Small World on the internet almost non-stop. When police were called to her home they found rubbish strewn all over the floor in all rooms, mouldy food and a swarm of flies.

When t wee police went into the dining room they found the bodies of two pet dogs, a German Shepherd and a Lurcher, rotting on the floor.

The woman'slawyer said:

'She retreated into a completely different environment. She obviously became addicted to Small World.'

According to the Dailymail, the woman walked free after being handed a six month suspended jail sentence and ordered to carry out 75 hours of unpaid work. Maidstone Crown Court heard the woman's life had spiralled out of control after her husband died suddenly from a heart attack.

The woman received an invitation from a friend on Facebook to play Small World and had very quickly become hooked. The game featuring characters such a wizards, dwarves, orcs and giants is played like a traditional board game but online. The alarm was raised when a worried neighbour peered through the letterbox and saw the house was in an appalling condition. The police were called and officers gagged as they entered the home from the dreadful stench of 'decay and filth.'

Prosecutor Deepak Kapur said when officers arrived at the house in Swanley, Kent, in February the woman told them it was 'a bit of a mess.' They then saw huge amounts of rubbish strewn all over the floor in all rooms, with mouldy food covered in swarms of flies.

The woman tried to block officers from entering the dining room and when asked why she replied:

'All right, my dogs are in there. They are dead. I killed them.

'I probably starved them, probably because I have been playing the computer game all the time.'

Prosecutor Deepak Kapur added:

'Police discovered the bodies of the dogs. Flies were around them. The smell was so overpowering, making the officers retch.

'She started playing initially for an hour a day in late 2009 but since August of that year it had become an obsession to the point where she was only getting two hours sleep a night.'

She still managed to feed the children and get them to school but accepted she let everything else go. Afterwards, it became so overwhelming she didn't know where to start.'

'It got to the stage where she only bought food that didn't need cooking. She fed the children pot noodles, sandwiches, chips and pies. She was ashamed.'

The woman's attorney, Allan Compton, said the woman had been a devoted and competent mother until tragedy struck some years ago with the death of her husband from a heart attack.

'She retrated into this virtual world provided by her laptop computer. She shut herself off from the outside world and operated in the real world on a very basic level

'She retreated into a completely different environment. She obviously became addicted to Small World.'

Compton said that although the house was now habitable, her three children had been taken into care, though she hoped to be reunited with them in the near future.

Judge Jeremy Carey told her:

'I am satisfied you have been a good mother but your life went very badly wrong when you became obsessed with the Small World computer game. You retreated into a virtual world that has absolutely no relationship to the real world.

'Your children were badly neglected indeed. "There was decay and filth all around in wholly degrading circumstances. This was serious offending.'

Judge Carey also banned her from keeping animals and banned the woman from having any internet access or order to remove the 'temptation' to return to the virtual world.

Last night neighbours said the woman had 'turned over a new leaf' and was now attempting to rebuild her life in order that her children are returned to her.

'It was dreadful what happened but the woman was probably in some sort of grief or shock after the death of her husband.'


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Main / Don't forget these men in your prayers
Sep 06, 2010, 05:55 AM
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/39015386#39005965

The Chilean miners are still doing well and the new drilling may see them rescued in 2 months rather than 3. Please keep praying for these men.
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Main / Medicating boys
Sep 02, 2010, 03:54 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38967973/ns/health-the_new_york_times


This is an excellent article about the medication of children, who they admit are most likely to be boys, with powerful and inappropriate drugs. Read all the way through, it is well worth it.
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Main / Obama's inexperience in military
Aug 29, 2010, 09:39 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38901414/ns/politics-the_new_york_times

This is a pretty good reason why we should never vote in a president who has no military experience. The man can push issues like gays in the military or expand the number troops, mainly men, who go risk their life in other countries, but has no basis on which to make these decisions.

He has tried to do the best he can, but until you have been shot at, or at least faced the possibility of being shot at in defense of your country, you really have no right to send others into battle.

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Main / More on the Chilean miners
Aug 27, 2010, 05:10 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100827/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_chile_mine_collapse

They are upbeat, organized, and staying strong; 33 MEN all trapped down in a mine knowing they will be there for the next 3 months. Please keep praying for them!