“I saw the feminist movement cover up for PEDOPHILES”
– Sara Fernanda Giromin
A man convicted of sexually assaulting a minor is actively volunteering for a Democrat in Maine, according to a document obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Douglas Lane was convicted of two separate counts of sexual assault involving a minor in 1996 and in 1997, according to the Maine Police Department sex offender registry. Lane’s full information appears in a campaign list of active volunteers for Democrat Ben Chin’s 2017 run for Mayor of Lewiston, Maine.
Chin previously acted as political director of the progressive activist group Maine People’s Alliance. TheDCNF reported on Lane’s activities for that organization in May after he appeared in several pictures on social media working with campaign volunteers, many of whom appeared under the age of 18, a violation of state law if true.
Chin told TheDCNF that he didn’t know about Lane’s background, and asked him to stop attending events, according to the statement.
“I am proud to be the only candidate who has consistently spoken out against sexual abuse and harassment. Mr. Lane is not a volunteer with our campaign. He attends many events hosted by the City of Lewiston and local organizations, and I’m sure he’s on lists of local activists, but when we learned of his history we asked him not to attend any campaign events,” Chin responded.
The document was clearly created for the 2017 election and the listing includes Lane’s full contact information, including two entries for his phone number, and an email address.
Officials with the campaign blocked public access to the volunteer list shortly after receiving a request for comment from TheDNCF. Additionally, Lane’s phone number has been disconnected since the inquiry began.
Chin commented on the recent nationwide sexual assault allegations by pledging to look for ways to support women who were harassed, according to a Facebook post on Nov. 20.
“While so many of the issues that affect communities like Lewiston are set by big, global forces, law enforcement is quite local,” Chin asserted in his post. “There have to be policies we can adopt locally to fill in the gaps in federal harassment/discrimination law. I’m certainly on the lookout for them right now, and if you stumble across any, please let me know!”
It’s possible the Maine’s People Alliance was unaware of Lane’s legal status due to the fact that state law doesn’t require sex offenders to identify himself with neighbors or coworkers. Since Lane’s conviction occurred before the state created its online database, his conviction information isn’t readily available online, according to a statement from Maine registry supervisor Greg Paquet to TheDCNF in May.
Chin ran for Mayor in 2015, and has since launched a bid to replace Republican Mayor Robert Macdonald. Chin is heading against Republican candidate City Councilor Shane Bouchard in a runoff election slated for December 12, 2017.
Euthanasia costs lives. Not only do doctors kill people who ask to die–generally without even attempting suicide prevention services–but the ethics-altering values of euthanasia/assisted suicide devalue despairing lives generally.
For example, several years ago, a woman named Kerrie Woolterton in the UK swallowed anti-freeze and called an ambulance, the latest of several such suicide attempts. But she pinned a note to her blouse refusing treatment. Despite the medical ability to save her–which had succeeded with Woolterton on previous occasions–doctors honored her “choice” and just let her die (painully) over a 24-hour period.
In Quebec, which has legalized lethal injection euthanasia, some doctors have been letting people who attempt suicide die without treatment–even though they could be saved–thereby “completing” their suicides. From the National Post story:
Quebec’s College of Physicians has issued an ethics bulletin to its members after learning that some doctors were allowing suicide victims to die when life-saving treatment was available.
The bulletin says the college learned last fall that, “in some Quebec hospitals, some people who had attempted to end their lives through poisoning were not resuscitated when, in the opinion of certain experts, a treatment spread out over a few days could have saved them with no, or almost no, aftereffects.”
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How many of those people would have been glad their lives were saved, as sometimes happens when suicides fail? We’ll never know because they are dead.
Even as they take action to save some suicidal patients, the College abandons others:
From a moral point of view, this duty to act to save the patient’s life, or to prevent him from living with the effects of a too-late intervention, rests on principles of doing good and not doing harm, as well as of solidarity,” it reads. “It would be negligent not to act.”
It says treatment should be withheld only in cases where a physician has “irrefutable proof” of a patient’s wishes in the form of an advance medical directive or a do-not-resuscitate order.
Oh. In other words, another group of people abandoned to suicide, in addition to those whom doctors personally kill when asked due to illness or disability.
Euthanasia corrupts everything it touches, including the basic ethics of medicine and common human decency.
LifeNews.com Note: Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exeptionalism.
Stories of female teachers having sexual relations with their students have been popping up everywhere these past few years, but I think this particular one stands out for so many reasons. First of all because the woman in question is married, and secondly because unlike most of the other predator teachers we hear about, this one didn’t limit her relationship to one student, but instead courted up to 40 of them.
A COLOMBIAN high school teacher is currently facing legal action for forcing students to have sex with her – and threatening to fail them if they didn’t. The 40-year-old teacher, known only as Yokasta M, groomed teenage boys at an undisclosed school in Medellin, Colombia, by bombarding them with racy snaps between January and April 2016.
Because Age Of Shitlords is such a reputable organization and for scientific reasons, I have managed to acquire all the pictures and videos which she distributed to the students. In total, there are over 200 pictures and about 6 videos, all of them sexual in nature (Link at the bottom of the article).
Last month, the New York Times published a bombshell report about a private offshoot of NXIVM, a secretive self-help group run out of Albany, New York. Reporter Barry Meier interviewed ex-members of the cult-like group, with various women claiming they’d been branded, starved, held as “slaves” and blackmailed into providing naked pictures to prevent them from leaving or speaking out.
The story has intensified in the past few days, with disturbing new allegations emerging regarding the group’s leader, Keith Raniere, 57, and one of his alleged co-leaders, Emmy Award-winning Smallvilleactress Allison Mack. On November 9th, former NXIVM publicist Frank Parlato told The Sun that Mack may have recruited up to 25 women to serve as sex slaves for the secret sect, which he says is named “DOS.”
Here’s what we know so far about the bizarre developing story.
Is NXIVM a cult?
NXIVM – which began, in 1998, as a “personal and professional development program” dubbed Executive Success Programs – was founded by computer programmer Keith Raniere and his business partner, ex-nurse Nancy Salzman.The group holds seminars and training programs for people “concerned with developing their skills,” and claims to have worked with more than 16,000 people in 30 countries. The organization uses a trademarked method called “Rational Inquiry” to help adherents achieve their goals (for the reported cost of up to $7,500 for an intensive, multi-day workshop). (Rolling Stone reached out to Executive Success Programs and Keith Raniere for comment but did not hear back.)
Raniere has been the target of unsavory rumors for nearly 15 years. Publications like the Albany Times-Union, Forbes,Vanity Fair and the New York Post have reported on him leading a makeshift harem of wealthy female recruits. In 2010, Vanity Fair published “The Heiresses and the Cult,” a detailed account of Seagram heiresses Sara and Clare Bronfman’s immersion in NXIVM; the sisters reportedly gave up approximately $150 million of their trust fund to help fund the alleged cult. But Raniere has been quick to hit back (the Times Union called him a “litigation machine”) and sue journalists from Vanity Fair and the Times-Union after they published critical stories about his group.He also sued cult expert Rick Alan Ross for publishing snippets of NXIVM training documents on Ross’ cult education website (the suitwas dismissed in 2016, after a 14-year litigation).
Alexandra Stein, who has a PhD in the sociology of cults and wrote a book called Terror, Love and Brainwashing, tells RS that NXIVM does, indeed, qualify as a cult, per her five-point definition: it has a charismatic, authoritarian leader; it’s “steeply hierarchical” in format, with possible front groups; it bears a “total, absolute ideology;” it uses coercive persuasion or brainwashing to isolate members from family; and it exploits followers and shows “potential for violence.”
“Cults come in all forms,” she explains. “Religious, political, self-help, therapy, sports/martial arts, commercial, business. If someone is promising you the world and starting to do [those] other things, beware.”