Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Thanks to all those who've sent me emails asking what's going on. Yes, I realise it's been a long time since I've posted anything but fret not, I'm alive and well. I've been extremely busy with work which I guess I should count as fortunate given the tough economic times but it limits my opportunities to post on here. I'd flirted with the idea of selling up and moving to Cambodia but that's not happened yet although it's still in my thoughts. Also there's not been too many things to really raise my hackles and prompt me to vent my spleen.

So, to my loyal readers, thanks for your support and messages of concern. I wish you a very happy and prosperous 2012.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

AZU - A Gaggle of Ghouls

The cowards at AZU have many faults but their most despicable trait is the joy they take in the misery of others. Their latest display of schadenfreude has been posted in a series of statements celebrating the lapsing into coma of Mary Duval. Mary is a mother who fought for her son who was convicted of a sex offense and put onto a sex offender register. She fought to have him removed and then fought for sex offender reform in general. This was enough for AZU to mark her for a series of low personal attacks. They ridiculed her for being poor. They ridiculed her for being physically unattractive. They posted pictures of her home and ridiculed that. Now she's close to death and they're circling like vultures ready to pick over the carcass. They really are low life parasites.

POSTSCRIPT: I've just heard that Mary has now passed away. My condolences to her family and friends.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Danielle Schneider - Selfish Or Just Stupid?

Thanks to Derek Logue for bringing attention to this case.

Tragically the daughter of Danielle Schneider (above) was abused by a child molester by the name of Patrick Rojas. He was convicted of the crime, did his time in gaol and has since been released. At this point the former offender would usually try to rebuild his life, receiving counselling and trying to ensure he never does such a despicable thing again.

In this case things took a different turn. Schneider thought she'd be really smart and start blogging about what a horrible person Rojas is. The problem is she didn't limit her blog posts to the facts; nor did she limit it to attacking Rojas. Instead it is alleged she made up lies about Rojas. Even worse, she became a predator herself and attacked people other than Rojas. Often such cowardly online attacks go ignored but for once the person being lied about has fought back. Rojas has launched a lawsuit against Schneider and now she's worried about going broke. The irony is that if Schneider had not herself become a predator and written lies she'd not have anything to worry about but instead she and her family are now in financial trouble and she's resorted to online panhandling.

As a personal comment I'd say that the saddest part of this whole sorry affair is that Schneider has selfishly compounded the scars her daughter will suffer. A truly caring parent in this situation would put her daughter's welfare before anything else. Schneider's not a truly caring parent. Instead she's a vindictive woman whose only concern was exorcising her own rage and guilt regardless of the devastation it was bound to cause to her family. She should be ashamed of herself.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Does Violent Leaves Worship at Westboro Baptist Church?

I see Violent Leaves is living up to her name in her latest post at the bigot hub where she calls for paedosexuals to kill themselves. There was a time I would've been shocked by such a vile and obscene post but given her history of outspoken pro-rape, pro-violence and pro-bigotry propaganda I'm not longer surprised. She truly is the female equivalent of that other outspoken bigot and hater of sexual minorities, Fred Phelps.

Postscript: I've just noticed Violent Leaves has also posted her bile at her own blog here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Strange Tale of James W. Smith - Sex Offender

This is the story of James W. Smith; a 17 year old youth. James, wanting to collect on a drug debt, forced another 17 year old youth to travel with him to call on the person who owed the debt as that person was a friend of the youth. According to the youth, James and at least one other person threatened him with violence. After the ordeal the youth complained to police and James W. Smith pled guilty to the charge of false imprisonment. A reasonable outcome and nothing strange so far right? Well, just wait for what's to come.

The crime was committed in Wisconsin USA. The lawmakers in this state in their infinite wisdom (cough splutter cough) decreed that a 17 year old offender should be considered an adult whereas a 17 year old victim should be considered a child. Yes, you understand correctly... in a single case involving two youths of the same age one is legally an adult and the other legally a child. That is truly strange and mind bogglingly idiotic. But that's not all folks...

In the enlightened state of Wisconsin, conviction of the crime of false imprisonment of a minor requires the felon to register as a sex offender. So, this 17 year old adult who was convicted of the false imprisonment of a 17 year old child was required by law to register as a sex offender. Ok, surely it can't get any more farcical than this can it? Oh ye of little faith...

James W. Smith appealed against the requirement for him to register as a sex offender on the seemingly reasonable grounds that there was no sexual element to his crime. Of course, the good judges of Wisconsin saw how ludicrous the situation was and upheld his appeal.. right? Not on your nelly. Not only did they reject his appeal, they incarcerated him for a year for failing to register.

Some ignorant folk will claim that the only people who end up on sex offender registers are deviants who've committed heinous sex crimes and deserve to be there. Further, they argue that these registers should be available for everyone to access. I'd be interested to hear how they justify their viewpoints in this case. I'm not arguing that James W. Smith isn't a nasty little toe-rag who deserved to be convicted of his crime. Obviously he's a scumbag. But a sex offender???

Read more about his case at the following links:

The Legal Watchdog: Sex Offender Registries: They're Not Just For Sex Offenders Anymore

Wisconsin Supreme Court Docket No. 08-1011

I wonder what sort of lies and distortions the bigots over at AZU will use to twist the Legal Watchdog blog into being some sort of pro-paedophile propaganda site given it's reasonable approach to the issue.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Marauding Monsters Molest Missing Maddie


History is full of instances of mass hysteria. Probably the most well know are the witch panics which cost the lives of many innocent men and women. Most recently was when I was a child and the media was full of stories of satanic ritual child abuse. It seemed that every city had been infiltrated by organised satanic groups which were protected by shadowy figures who held positions of power in the community. These groups engaged in nefarious behaviour involving the ritual sexual abuse of children and even used the services of women who'd bear children for the specific purpose of sacrificing them. Of course it became clear in time that the mountains of testimonial evidence were nothing more than delusional fantasies and false memories implanted by dodgy shrinks.

Today there's another mass panic and the reason I've linked to the latest news on Maddie McCann is because it's referenced there. It's the myth of the existence of a vast underworld of organised child snatching rings which take unsuspecting children for the purposes of using them as sex slaves. These reports have all the hallmarks of the satanic ritual child abuse manias of the 80s. They claim that these rings have tentacles that stretch internationally and reach into the upper echelons of society. They claim that these rings are protected by shadowy influential figures. It wasn't long ago that unproven allegations were being made in Belgium that the horrific abduction, abuse and murder of a number of young girls was part of this massive network and that it involved high ranking politicians, judges and police. Of course no evidence supporting these allegations have ever been made public.

Now, obviously I'm not saying that no kids are ever abducted by child molesters for the purpose of sexual gratification. Clearly this does happen although it's a known fact that most child sexual abuse is perpetrated by someone known to the child rather than a weirdo in a white van. I'm also not saying that groups of child molesters don't link up to exchange kiddie porn because that's been proven to happen. What I am saying is that this myth of the all pervasive underworld of roaming gangs of child molesters kidnapping children and passing them from one to another has never been shown to have any basis in reality. Clearly the idea of the existence of such a group sells papers and gets people to tune into tabloid TV programmes but hopefully intelligent people will see it for what it is: a media invention.

Angolan-born Italiano said the gang of influential and dangerous perverts had hunted children in the Algarve before smuggling them out of Portugal,The Sun reports.

Nah.. I don't think so!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Relevant Site Links Updated

As part of the new year's housekeeping I've checked through my links. There were a couple of expired links which I've now deleted. Some of the links are still working but the site to which they link appears to be inactive so I've indicated this where applicable. I've also added some links which had previously been overlooked.

As always, I link to these sites as they all add something to the ongoing discussion. Clearly, given the diametrically opposite opinions of many of the sites, my linking to a site does not indicate my agreement with the opinions of the author(s) of the site.

Please feel free to suggest other relevant sites to which you think I should provide a link. If you run a site I've linked to and would rather I didn't, please let me know. I'm not promising to remove the link but will consider your arguments based on their merits before making my decision.

POST EDIT: In updating my links, I've noted that a number of the links on AZU are either inactive or dead. C'mon SC, you need to lift your game and keep your site up to date.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome To 2011

And yet another year has ticked over. I wish all who read this blog a safe, happy and prosperous 2011. Time creeps forward and we evolve in our understandings and values. Attitudes, hatreds and bigotries that were once considered acceptable gradually become unacceptable and those who cling to them become ostracised. It may not happen this year.. it may not happen this decade.. but it will happen. It starts with the enlightened and spreads through the open-minded until only the lowest bigots hold out against what's right.

Have a good year all.