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Phyllis Schlafly: Campus sex assault is on the rise because too many women go to college

Phyllis Schlafly
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The college-educated Schlafly thinks colleges should reduce the number of women they admit

Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly is worried that college campuses are populated by too many women, a phenomenon she insinuated has contributed to increased sexual assault on campus.

In a Monday column for the far-right website World Net Daily, the longtime anti-feminist crusader lamented the declining portion of university enrollments accounted for by men. Schlafly - BA and JD, Washington University in St. Louis; MA, Radcliffe College - argued that it may even be time to implement quotas to ensure that men constitute at least half of a college's enrollment.

"Long ago when I went to college, campuses were about 70 percent male, and until 1970 it was still nearly 60 percent," Schlafly wrote. "Today, however, the male percentage has fallen to the low 40s on most campuses."

Never one to shirk victim-blaming, Schlafly proceeded to link the problem of campus sexual assault to the increased enrollment of women in postsecondary institutions.

"Boys are more likely than girls to look at the cost-benefit tradeoff of going to college," Schlafly asserted. "The imbalance of far more women than men at colleges has been a factor in the various sex scandals that have made news in the last couple of years."

With so many women around, what do you expect a college man to do - seek consent!?

Family

Three out of five Americans don't have savings to cover unexpected expenses

While various CNBC anchors may be willing to say that the US is "growing gangbusters" yet again confusing the liquidity-oozing equity markets with the economy, there are a couple hundred million Americans who would bet to differ (which incidentally may also explain why the Comcast channel no longer wishes to have its viewership calculated by Nielsen): the reason is that according to the latest Bankrate survey released today, more than three in five Americans don't have money in their savings accounts to cover any unexpected bills such as a $500 car repair or a $1,000 emergency room visit.

In fact, only 38% of respondents said they have enough funds in their bank accounts to cover even the most mundane of spending emergencies... Most others would need to take on debtor cut back elsewhere.
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As the WSJ reports, citing Bankrate banking analyst Claes Bell, "a solid majority of Americans say they have a household budget but too few have the ability to cover expenses outside their budget without going into debt or turning to family and friends for help."

The survey found that an unexpected bill would cause 26% to reduce spending elsewhere, while 16% would borrow from family or friends and 12% would put the expense on a credit card. The remainder didn't know what they would do or would make other arrangements.

Ok, so clearly more than half of Americans not only cannot budget more than a few months down the road, but is living pay-check to pay-check: hardly a surprise.

Stormtrooper

Policing comes to a stop in New York, people get along peacefully and society continues

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So, where's all the chaos and the murder and the children smoking meth?

We are constantly reminded by State institutions, from lecture halls to mainstream "news" organizations, that if it weren't for the police out there arresting everybody, society would break down immediately.

Oh there will be the motorcycle gangs with flamethrowers invading supermarkets, the wild-eyed adolescents disobeying teachers and leaving school, the religious conservatives forming new dictatorships, the horde of unwashed illegal immigrants urinating on our golf courses, the rabid murder parties and fornication spilling onto the streets, zoo animals escaping and mauling the children - the end of human civilization.

Well, there has finally been a "virtual stoppage" of police activity in New York, and the people there are... reading blogs, working, buying groceries, watching netflix, waiting in lines, saying hi to strangers, checking facebook. Same as usual. It looks like they haven't murdered each other yet.

Of course they haven't.

Comment: See also:

Psychopaths in power: The Parasite on the Human Super-organism


Black Magic

Strange black substance invades Chicago train station

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Comment: One has to wonder, if it was a burst pipe that caused this, just why was the water black?


The bitterly cold weather may be to blame for a burst pipe that spilled dark-colored water onto part of Union Station Tuesday afternoon. Train service was not affected.
BREAKING: Mystery substance pouring out of ceiling in Union Station near Metra's south concourse. @OnTheMetrapic.twitter.com/GpvxZW0Bff

- Ben Bradley (@BenBradleyABC7) January 6, 2015
The pipe leading to a sprinkler in the south concourse of Union Station burst about 3:15 p.m., Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said.

"There was an issue perhaps related to the extreme cold in the station that caused the pipe to break," Magliari said.
Union Station leak has stopped, crews working to clean up "mystery liquid" in Metra's south concourse. pic.twitter.com/w5nhmX27WU

- Ben Bradley (@BenBradleyABC7) January 6, 2015
Crews cleaned up the spill within 15 minutes, and there was no impact on train service during the afternoon rush, he said.

Eye 2

Former cop-turned-evangelical pastor charged with dozens of sex crimes against children

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Jamie Worley, evil pedophile
A former cop-turned-evangelical pastor was arrested last week on dozens of sex crime charges.

James Worley, senior pastor at Powell Valley Church in Oregon, was arrested Dec. 30 on 37 counts - including two counts of rape, 20 counts of sexual abuse, 11 counts of sodomy, one count of attempted sodomy and three counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct.

An indictment filed Dec. 16 showed the alleged abuse took place between 2002 and 2004, when the victims were under the ages of 12 and 14 years old, reported KATU-TV.

Prosecutors said they don't believe Worley was a pastor at the time of the abuse, although they believe there are additional victims.

Worley was fired from the Tillamook, Oregon, Police Department in 2007 for ongoing misconduct - including unethical citation writing, destroying marijuana evidence in the field, excessive Internet use while on duty, creating sexually explicit advertisements, and making unwanted sexual advances to a woman at a 911 dispatch center.

He complained to city officials that he had been poorly trained and that supervisors never told him what he was doing wrong, the station reported.

Worley is active on social media and maintaining Pastor Jamie's Blog.

Comment: Sexual predators often take positions where they have easy access to children. The best protection we have for our children is to educate ourselves and them, so they will have a better understanding of how these predators operate and learn how to spot them.

From Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders, Who They Are, How They Operate, and How We Can Protect Ourselves and Our Children by Dr. Anna Salter:
"One molester, who himself was a minister, said: 'I considered church people easy to fool ... they have the trust that comes from being Christians ... They tend to be better folks all around. And they seem to want to believe in the good that exists in all people. And because of that, you can easily convince, with or without convincing words.'

In interviewing victims in the growing number of cases involving priests, I have been surprised - although I should not have been - by how deeply religious many of the victims' families were. I have never before grasped that it was the most religious families who were thrilled to have a priest take an interest in their children, who wanted their children to be altar boys, who could not believe that a priest would do anything so wrong.

The growing crisis in the Catholic Church just underlines the fact that offenders can recognize ideal settings for child molesters even if the rest of us can't. In truth, a deeply religious and trusting group of people, plus the requirement of celibacy (an ideal cover for any man who has no sexual interest in adults), plus a hierarchy that doesn't report complaints to the police and simply moves the offender on to new and fresh territory with new potential victims, is the ideal setting for pedophiles."
See also: SOTT Talk Radio: Predators Among Us - Interview With Dr. Anna Salter


Bad Guys

While serving DUI warrant, 18 police agencies destroy entire New York home; family left homeless

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A New York family has been left homeless after law enforcement agencies effectively destroyed their entire house in the process of serving a warrant for a DUI.

The Ithaca Journal reported this week that 36-year-old David M. Cady Jr. had died after being barricaded in his home for three days.

After Cady missed court dates for a DUI over the summer, a warrant had been issued, and the Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing said that the suspect was convinced that he would go to jail. Authorities said that they had reason to believe that Cady had been traveling to Pennsylvania to purchase ammunition so he would be ready when deputies arrived.

Deputies attempted to serve the warrant at around 7 p.m. on Dec. 30, which led to a three day standoff with Cady. Autopsy results later indicated that Cady died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The suspect's wife, Melissa, and two sons were not harmed.

Video that began circulating on Tuesday showed the damage caused to the Cady home when the 18 law enforcement agencies decided to go in after the suspect.


Comment: 18 agencies for a DUI?!


The home, which easily could be mistaken for one that had been destroyed by a tornado, appears to have no external walls intact in the video. Some walls are only partially missing, while others are completely gone. The yard is scattered with shards of wood, windows, insulation and family belonging. Inside the home, food can still be seen sitting on the stove, but the kitchen and most of the other rooms are open to the outside elements.

Up to 150 law enforcement and emergency personnel reportedly participated in the operation.


Comment: Only in a police state would 150 people be needed to execute a warrant for a DUI.


In a statement on Tuesday, the Tompkins County Sheriff's Department said little about the damage to the house.

"Eventually, law enforcement knew and anticipated needing to enter the residence, in order to take the subject into custody," the statement insisted. "Based upon the information being developed through interviews and practices used by other agencies in the past, it became necessary to breech part of the outside area of the house to ensure the safety of all involved."


Comment: The video shows wholesale destruction of the Cady home, not a 'breech' in a 'part' of the home. What B.S.!


Sherlock

Fall out after Canadian dental students launch Facebook group promoting the drugging and rape of fellow co-eds

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After a brief holiday respite, Dalhousie University must try -- again -- to reset a raveled, roiling mess that may have initially focused on a secret Facebook group but has now morphed into broader, thornier and out-of-the-university's-control debates about restorative justice, public safety, crime, punishment, education, rape culture, life and who gets to decide how this will end.

It will not be easy.

Last month, news reports a group of fourth-year dental students had created a private Facebook group known as the "Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen," and were posting comments promoting raping and drugging fellow female students exploded like a cluster bomb over the campus.

The university postponed fourth-year dentistry exams and delayed this week's reopening of a student-serviced dental clinic (though insisting there was "no public safety issue") while officials dealt with the crisis.

A tearful President Richard Florizone reported he had met with targeted women and they had agreed to participate in a restorative justice process with their male colleagues. "The process is confidential, so a safe space can be created for the parties to explore the impacts, to address accountability and to forge constructive, meaningful outcomes."

Bad Guys

New year, same social sickness in the US

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As the New Year begins, the social crisis gripping tens of millions of working people in the United States is worsening. Hunger, poverty and long-term joblessness remain at the highest levels in decades, while vital social services continue to be slashed.


One would never know this from reading the press, watching the evening news, or listening to the statements of politicians. The official discourse is dominated by the supposed revival of the American economy, characterized by record corporate profits and stock prices. The fact that the great majority of the population finds it increasingly difficult to make ends meet finds no reflection in the media or official politics.

The incoming Republican-dominated Congress, working with the Obama administration, will focus on cutting corporate taxes and business regulations, planning new wars, and expanding the repressive apparatus of the state. No representative of the political establishment, including the supposedly outspoken liberal Elizabeth Warren and the "independent socialist" Bernie Sanders, is proposing any significant measures to address the deepening social crisis.

Comment: We should all be optimistic that this social chaos will come to a head and burst. It won't be easy, but the loss of the psychopathic "American Dream" will make life better for the rest of the world. From Dmitry Orlov's article "2015: Should we be optimistic?":
To my mind, the really interesting development of 2014 is that the world as a whole (with a few minor exceptions) has become quite lucid on the topic of what the United States, as a global empire, is and stands for. It is now very commonly and completely understood that:

1. The United States is an evil empire, attempting not so much to rule the world as to disrupt it to its short-term advantage.

2. The United States is failing, as an empire and as a country, and no amount of fraud, mayhem, torture and murder is going to save it.

3. The United States is still quite powerful and can cause massive damage on its way down. This damage must be contained, while plans are drawn up for an international arrangement that will arise upon its demise.
Also see:


Hearts

Snowmobilers rescue moose from avalanche in Alaska

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© Marty Mobley’s Facebook page
This moose was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Luckily his human friends were in the right place at the right time.
Three friends helped save a moose in an avi-prone area of Alaska

When three snowmobilers were recently cruising through Hatcher Pass, just 55 miles northeast of Anchorage, Alaska, they were surprised to discover moaning and groaning coming from some avalanche debris as well as the snout of a moose. As the moose was still expelling air, the crew stopped their sleds and began their rescue attempt.

"There was just enough of its snout sticking above the snow that it could breathe," said one of the snowmobilers, Marty Mobley, to the Alaska Dispatch News.

Two men dug for about 10 minutes while the other kept an eye out for another avalanche. After clearing snow from about 75 percent of the animal, the men saw what they believed was a young cow that wasn't moving much. They were worried the moose was injured due to the slide that traveled more than 1,500 feet.

So one of the men used his shovel to give the moose's hindquarters a gentle nudge.

"It stood right up and towered over us, because we were in kind of a hole from the digging," Mobley said. "It looked like the abominable snowman because its fur was so packed with snow, and it looked at us, shook the snow off it, and off it went."

As it ran, it appeared to be uninjured, according to Mobley.

Heart - Black

This is the face of the U.S.: Couple facing murder charges in infant's starvation death

A couple is charged with a crime that Lakeland Assistant Police Chief Mike Link said is one of the worst he's seen in his 30-year police career.


The shocking developments were announced Tuesday at a press conference in Lakeland, where detectives said the duo is charged with murder in the death of an infant child.

The 22-day-old baby, Betsey Kee Stephens, was found dead in the couple's custody after detectives say she starved to death.

Ruby, 23, and Roy Stephens, 48, told police they had just arrived in town from Indiana and checked into their motel when they discovered something was wrong.

They said baby Betsey's feet were cold, so they covered them with a blanket and then got into the car to go to dinner.

After arriving at the Golden Corral restaurant on U.S. Highway 98, they said they noticed Betsey was unresponsive, so they called 911.

The investigation has since revealed that Betsey had been dead for more than three hours before anyone called emergency officials.


Comment: They planned to fill their stomachs with food while their child died of starvation. These creatures are not human, but they are also not animals, because no animal mother would deny her child food. Read the following article to understand the nature of these monsters.


Police Tuesday said pictures from the scene are unsettling.