My wife and I are thinking of adopting and shockingly found in Texas, the cost for a white infant was $35,000 and the cost of a black infant was $17,000 – these are published numbers on private adoption websites.
This sickens me. Capitalism, do you know no bounds?
Saanich police are investigating after a young woman was sexually assaulted multiple times Friday night.
Investigators say the victim, a 20-year-old Victoria resident, had left a party with friends but got separated in the area of Cedar Hill Cross Road and Cedar Hill Road.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m., she was approached by a man who forced her into the rear of a four-door car with up to three other men inside. She was driven around for an extended period of time before being dropped off in front of a Victoria grocery store.
Sgt. Dean Jantzen said police are not disclosing the details of the assault, but said it was “a disturbing assault, and there was a sexual nature to that assault.”
The woman received minor injuries, and is deeply traumatized by the incident. She is receiving support at the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre.
Jantzen said investigators have exhausted all available leads, and made a public plea for information.
"We have no information about the suspects, nor does the victim appear to know who the suspects are," he said.
"If there are people out in our community who are talking about this, bragging about it, Facebooking or Tweeting or chatting about it online … we need to know that."
Anyone with information on the assault is asked to call the Saanich Police Department at or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
The bastards are still out there :O
Justice in the imperial army:
Morlock was court-martialed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Wednesday, where he pleaded guilty to three counts of murder, and one count each of conspiracy, obstructing justice and illegal drug use in exchange for a maximum sentence of 24 years in prison.
For the alleged “crime” of blowing the whistle on murder and for exposing the U.S.’s embarassing secrets, the U.S. holds Bradley Manning in solitary confinement before even trying him. If convicted of this crime, Bradley Manning faces the death penalty.
Shit world, you never cease to depress me.
The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media using fake online personas designed to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.
A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with the US Central Command (Centcom) to develop what is described as an “online persona management service” that will allow one serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities at once.
The contract stipulates each persona must have a convincing background, history and supporting details, and that up to 50 controllers must be able to operate false identities from their workstations “without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries”.
The project has been likened by web experts to China’s attempts to control and restrict free speech on the internet.
social media fuckery. UGH!
If you really think about the population of Libya which is six million, 6000 people is a HUGE number. HUGE. Just to put it into perspective, it would be as if:
10,000 Tunisians died, or 83,000 Egyptians died, or 307,000 Americans died.
These numbers are COLOSSAL. Gadaffi is no longer just killing people, he is committing genocide.
Unbelievable. This is the first time we’ve seen something of this nature in our generation - or at least the first time we’ve been able to follow it this way.
ICE agents were “knocking on doors, saying they were selling Avon or with Domino’s,” said Glenda Arevalo, who lives in the complex. “They said, ‘Come out, come out, y’all are going back to your country.’”
When some responded they were in the country legally, she said ICE agents replied, “We don’t care. You’re going with us.”
Angella Rector said she saw an ICE agent put a gun against the head of one Hispanic and say, “If you move motherf—er, we’re going to kill you.”
The father of her three young children was among those arrested by agents, she said. “He was in his boxers. They told him, ‘You’re f—ing illegal.’”
Her husband is being taken back to Mexico, she said. “Now I have to raise the kids by myself.”
In Mississippi—it continues.
WHAT. THE. FUCK. I don’t understand that level of hostility, racism, and prejudice.