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Youth pastor charged with sexually abusing 5yo girl at his home

Lucas Savage
Lucas Savage
The arrest of a Maine youth pastor on child sex abuse charges has shocked some congregants — but at least one neighbor suspected he "seemed a little different."

Lucas Savage was arrested Friday evening and charged with unlawful sexual contact after investigators said he sexually abused a girl younger than 5 years old at his own home in Clinton, reported WCHS-TV.

The 37-year-old Savage is co-director of Youth Haven Ministry and a member of Canaan Calvary Church, which has in the past financially supported his youth ministry but maintains a separate board of directors.

Savage and his wife were deeply involved in the church, where they helped organize events and coached youth soccer.

"I trusted him with my daughter," said Kristine Rice, whose 11-year-old daughter participated in Youth Haven programs and played soccer for Savage's team through the Canaan Community Sports program.


German businesses call to end Russian sanctions after $18 billion decrease in exports to Russia

German VW plant
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Anti-Russian sanctions and Russian counter-sanctions need to be gradually removed to rebuild trust, the Russian- German Chamber of Commerce told German press agency DPA.

German business exports to Russia decreased by 25 percent in 2015 and business representatives expect the dry spell to continue, German television channel Pro Sieben reported on Sunday, two years after the EU first imposed sanctions against Russia.

Michael Harms, Chairman of the Russian- German Chamber of Commerce, told German press agency dpa that the current frosty relationship between the Russian and German economies is being referred to in Germany as "hibernation," but that both economies need to redouble their efforts to find new sources of growth.

The total value of trade between the two countries decreased from almost 53 billion euros ($60 billion) in 2014 to 41 billion euros in 2015, including an 18 billion euro decrease in German exports to Russia.

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After 2 years almost all Russians support Crimean reunification

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The overwhelming majority of Russians are positive about Crimea's accession to the Russian Federation two years ago. An equally large part of the public thinks ordinary people in Crimea have benefited from this historic step.

According to the latest research conducted by Russian state owned polling agency VTSIOM, 95 percent of Russians currently describe their attitude to the reunification with Crimea as positive. Three percent of respondents said their attitude to the event was negative and two percent said they couldn't give a direct answer to the question.

The researchers noted that two years ago the share of Russians who considered the Crimean Peninsula should be a part of their country was slightly lower at 86 percent.

Also, 79 percent of respondents told researchers they think that the Crimeans benefited from the reunification. Three percent concluded the lives of Crimean residents had become worse, while six percent think the lives of people in Crimea remain the same as before reunification. Twelve percent of respondents found the question too complicated to answer.

Comment: Clearly the non-stop Western propaganda against Russia has no effect on the average Russian citizen.


Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko found guilty of killing two Russian journalists and illegally crossing Russian border

Nadezhda Savchenko
© Stringer / ReutersFormer Ukrainian army pilot Nadezhda Savchenko looks out from a glass-walled cage as she attends a court hearing in the southern border town of Donetsk in Rostov region, Russia, March 9, 2016
Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian Air Force officer detained in Russia in 2014, is guilty of murdering two Russian journalists near Lugansk, eastern Ukraine, and of illegally crossing the Russian border, a court in the southern Russian town of Donetsk ruled.

"Savchenko committed murder in collusion with a group of persons motivated by hatred and enmity," the judge's ruling said. The court is due to read its verdict over two days on Monday and Tuesday.

Savchenko committed crimes motivated by hatred towards the Russian-speaking population, the court stated.

"The motive for the crimes committed by the accused were hatred and hostility towards the Lugansk Region inhabitants, and towards Russian-speaking people as a whole," the ruling stated.

The organizer of the Russian journalists' murder is Aidar Battalion Commander Melnichuk, the Russian court ruled.

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Pastor sentenced to 50 years in jail for trying to hire his mistress and her husband to set his wife on fire

Donald Lafferty
© Stoddard Co. Prosecuting Attorney Russ OliverDonald Lafferty
A Baptist pastor from Missouri has been sentenced to 50 years in prison last week for hiring his mistress and her husband to burn his house down with his wife inside of it, reports the Riverfront Times.

Donald Lafferty, 71, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison after a jury convicted him on charges of attempted murder, arson, armed criminal action and financial exploitation of the elderly after investigators discovered he had embezzled $87,000 from his 89-year-old mother.

The January 12, 2013 fire at Lafferty's home had become a cold case despite investigators finding evidence of arson.

The case was reopened in April of 2014, after investigators uncovered evidence that Lafferty had forged power-of-attorney documents and transferred his mother's life saving into an account controlled by him.

According to investigators, Lafferty had been involved in an affair with Brandy Lee Hicks, 33, who was a member of Beech Grove Church along with her husband, Christopher Hicks, 34.


The Anonymous trolling of Donald Trump, the Secret Service, and the FBI: Round 2

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Anonymous just pulled a fast one on Donald Trump, his campaign staff, the Secret Service, and the FBI — in one brilliant and telling fell swoop.

To support the White Rose Society and the White Rose Revolt, which began as a response to fascist leanings by Trump and his supporters, Anonymous launched #OpWhiteRose — and the billionaire presidential hopeful fell right into the 'trap.'

On Friday, Anonymous announced it had released Trump's personal information online — including such details as his cell phone number and Social Security number. Backlash from the Trump front promptly followed, as well as an announcement from the Secret Service and FBI that an investigation had begun.

However, the information had not been hacked or leaked. In fact, everything Anonymous posted had been online — and available for anyone to see — for years.

Comment: The knee-jerk reaction of Trump, not to mention the enforcement arms of the State is indeed frightening.


Adult diaper sales will soon overtake baby diaper sales: What does this say about our world?

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Hey world. For the first time in the history of our history, adult diapers are about to outsell baby diapers.

By far.

Just take a minute and let what that means sink in...

Birth rates are falling all over the world, and especially in First World nations where many are sitting below replacement rate.

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Corrupt to the core: Crimes in Kiev solved in only 1 out of 10 cases - cops protecting crimes of fascist Azov battalion

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© ReutersPolice and forensic experts work at the site of a car explosion in the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv
Crime rates have risen in Ukraine while law enforcement's ability to investigate them has dropped, according to the country's first deputy prosecutor general. In the capital Kiev only one in ten reported crimes leads to a court trial.

Overall in Ukraine crime detection rate has dropped to about 20 percent, Deputy Prosecutor General Yuri Sevruk said in an interview on Saturday with TV channel 112. He voiced the numbers to disprove speculation that the situation was even worse, as some experts in Ukraine claim as few as three or five percent of crimes were solved.

"The crime rates have risen over the past five months and the rise was gradual, while crime detection rates have fallen. This is especially true for crimes against property - burglaries, robberies, car thefts," he said.

Sevruk added that the drop in performance was caused partly by ongoing reforms disrupting the police force, which involved evaluating all serving officers for their fitness to serve in their positions.


Navy Vet on hunger strike after Kansas CPS kidnaps his kids, hospitalizes his 13yo son and forcibly medicates him

Comment: The state of Kansas is a complete joke. Not only has their education system been taken apart by Gov. Brownback and his regime, but they're giving tax breaks to the wealthiest in the state and raising taxes on the poor. Kansas has become a model for what it looks like when the Tea Party gets its way, and has control of both the executive and legislative branches of the government. They're also trying to change the rules regarding impeaching judges that would allow them to remove any judge who does their job, and protects the constitution against the continued insanity.

Disabled Navy veteran Raymond Schwab moved to Colorado last year to free himself from addictions that grew out of the pharmaceuticals prescribed by the VA to treat his service-related physical and psychological injuries. Because Schwab is legally using medicinal cannabis in Colorado, officials in prohibitionist Kansas have abducted five of his children, ranging from 5 to 16 years of age.

In an email to the Free Thought Project, Schwab tells us that he has begun a hunger strike until his children are returned. The strike began Monday and, according to Schwab, will continue until he is reunited with his children.

In a letter to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Schwab writes:
Now, realizing Riley County Courts do not care about their oath of office, nor the Constitution or the law I will be on a hunger strike at the State Capitol until my children are returned, a Federal lawsuit or injunction is filed against you or those who have committed this crime are indicted. Some have said your State will not care, and they will let me starve to death. If that happens it will be on your doorstep, and my blood will be on your hands. Give me my children. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." - Jesus- Ms. Brownback said recently that Kansas DCF and foster care should be a model for the nation. God help us all if that ever becomes a reality.
As Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access points out, medical cannabis is an effective treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), where other drugs fail. Veterans are successfully treating themselves despite the federal government's prohibition. The ransom demanded by the Kansas "child protection" bureaucracy is a promise that Schwab will refrain from using cannabis, and four months of "clean" urinalysis test results.

"They're basically using my kids as a pawn to take away freedoms I fought for," Schwab explained to the Denver Post. "It's a horrible position to put me in."

Last April, a child abuse investigation cleared Schwab of harming his children in any way. Yet a judge has ruled that the children will remain in state control until Schwab and his wife foreswear any further legal use of cannabis.

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Microsoft addresses gender hiring issues by booking scantily clad 'schoolgirls' for St Patrick's Day party

female dancers
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Microsoft faces the glare of women everywhere after addressing its gender hiring issues in the worst way possible by booking scantily clad "Irish Catholic schoolgirls" for its St Patrick's Day party at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

The company, which on its website states the aim of "recognizing and encouraging technical women," hired the dancers for an after-party attended by mostly male professionals from the gaming industry, which is also struggling with gender equity and misogyny problems.

Pictures and videos of the event, which had proceeded a "Women in Gaming Luncheon" organized by the tech giant, showed women wearing mini-skirts and crop tops dancing on podiums.

Comment: The Microsoft execs that approved of this are a bunch of misogynistic pigs.