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The US has slavery as it's so-called "original sin"....and we have this:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/remains-of-215-children-found-at-former-residential-school-in-british-columbia/ar-AAKsKoo?li=AAggNb9

 

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. 

Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation said in a news release Thursday that the remains were confirmed last weekend with the help of a ground-penetrating radar specialist. 

Casimir called the discovery an "unthinkable loss that was spoken about but never documented at the Kamloops Indian Residential School." 

She said it’s believed the deaths are undocumented, although a local museum archivist is working with the Royal British Columbia Museum to see if any records of the deaths can be found.

Some of the children were as young as three, she said. 

The school was once the largest in Canada’s residential school system.

"Given the size of the school, with up to 500 students registered and attending at any one time, we understand that this confirmed loss affects First Nations communities across British Columbia and beyond," Casimir said in the release.

The chief said work to identify the site was led by the First Nation's language and cultural department alongside ceremonial knowledge keepers, who made sure the work was done was in line with cultural protocols.

The leadership of the Tk’emlups community "acknowledges their responsibility to caretake for these lost children," Casimir said. 

Access to the latest technology allows for a true accounting of the missing children and will hopefully bring some peace and closure to those lives lost, she said in the release.

The reclamation work was paid for by a Pathway to Healing provincial government grant, she said. 

Casimir said band officials are informing community members and surrounding communities  that had children who attended the school. 

“This is the beginning but, given the nature of this news, we felt it important to share immediately,” she said. 

The First Nations Health Authority called the discovery of the children's remains "extremely painful" and said in a website posting that it "will have a significant impact on the Tk’emlúps community and in the communities served by this residential school."

FNHL C.E.O. Richard Jock suggested the situation had the potential to affect First Nations people in BC and across the country. 

"That this situation exists is sadly not a surprise and illustrates the damaging and lasting impacts that the residential school system continues to have on First Nations people, their families and communities," Jock wrote in his web post. 

The FNHA said immediate supports for Tk’emlúps Nation have been identified through its Interior health team, and its teams are on standby to support further needs. 

The agency said some of the supports currently available include the KUU-US Crisis Line, Tsow-Tun-Le-Lum Society and the Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society. 

The Kamloops school operated between 1890 and 1969. The federal government took over the operation from the Catholic Church to operate as a day school until it closed in 1978. 

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report on residential schools more than five years ago. The nearly 4,000-page account details the harsh mistreatment inflicted on Indigenous children at the institutions, where at least 3,200 children died amid abuse and neglect.

 

Yet another chapter in one of the most shameful stories in Canadian history....

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On 5/23/2021 at 10:54 AM, gurn said:

3 year old shoots 2 year old- with a gun LEFT "HIDDEN" IN A SOFA .     :picard:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/toddler-finds-gun-in-sofa-accidentally-shoots-young-sister/ar-AAKhcMv?ocid=msedgdhp

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister after finding a gun that had been hidden between sofa cushions by a family friend, Florida authorities said Saturday.

 

The girl was in “exceptionally" critical condition, said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd at a news conference.

After the girl was shot, three men in the home at the time scooped up the children and jumped in a car to drive to a hospital. On their way, they got into a crash with another vehicle, causing several injuries. The girl and one of the adults was taken to the hospital by a good Samaritan who had stopped to offer assistance after the crash, Judd said.

The gun was brought into the Lakeland, Florida, home by one of three men who had gathered Friday night to watch TV, authorities said.

Kevonte' Wilson, 23, told investigators he had placed the gun between sofa cushions so that it would be hidden from the children. He was arrested on charges of failing to safely store a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm and possession of marijuana. He could face other counts, Judd said.

The home's owner, Chad Berrien, 24, was charged with possession of marijuana and maintaining a house for drug use, the sheriff said.

Judd said a Florida crime victim's privacy law prevented him from saying how the children were related to the adults in the home. An online court docket showed no cases for either Wilson or Berrien on Saturday, so it was unknown if they had attorneys who could comment.

Judd said everyone was cooperating with detectives.

The boy was taken by the Department of Children and Families and placed in the home of his grandmother.

“There was no reason to think that this was an intentional act," Judd said. “He was a baby playing with what he saw as some kind of toy."

Poor kids, growing up with a mother that has these scumbags as her friends.

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31 minutes ago, RUPERTKBD said:

The US has slavery as it's so-called "original sin"....and we have this:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/remains-of-215-children-found-at-former-residential-school-in-british-columbia/ar-AAKsKoo?li=AAggNb9

 

Yet another chapter in one of the most shameful stories in Canadian history....

Reading about slavery in Canada I found some interesting stories and stats that often get overlooked.
For example first black slave arrived in New France in 1629.

When British took over about 7% of the population of NF were slaves, mostly Panis and some Africans.

Also in 1777 slaves from Canada fled to Vermont which has abolished slavery.

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7 minutes ago, PhillipBlunt said:

You know, when I think of the best "hiding" place for my guns, the cushions of my sofa always comes to mind. :picard:

It’s a tragedy what happened and hopefully this kid pulls through.

When you look at the mug shots, your typical gang banging, drug dealing, gun packing  trash.

No sane woman would bring her kids around people like this.

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On 5/28/2021 at 10:22 AM, CBH1926 said:

It’s a tragedy what happened and hopefully this kid pulls through.

When you look at the mug shots, your typical gang banging, drug dealing, gun packing  trash.

No sane woman would bring her kids around people like this.

With little to no common sense regarding firearms safety and storage. As you said, utter trash.

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7 minutes ago, PhillipBlunt said:

With little to know common sense regarding firearms safety and storage. As you said, utter trash.

TBH, large population of gun owners down here, do not give guns respect it deserves.

On the other hand, razor blades refills for Gillette are under lock and key at Walgreens.

Whilst deadly weapon is tucked in some bros saggy pants, waiting to fall out and go off.

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English dictionary of ancient Greek gets a vulgar update complete with F-bombs

Cambridge Greek Lexicon '[spares] no blushes' compared to its Victorian predecessor, says editor in chief

CBC Radio · Posted: Jun 01, 2021 5:59 PM ET | Last Updated: 13 minutes ago
 
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James Diggle is the editor in chief of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon and an emeritus professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Cambridge. (Sir Cam/University of Cambridge)

For the past hundred or so years, classics students who looked up the ancient Greek verb χέζω in a commonly used English dictionary would find it modestly translated as "Ease oneself, do one's need."

 

Now, the translation is "To sh-t."

 

That much cruder translation can be found in the Cambridge Greek Lexicon, a new dictionary two decades in the making that took a deep look at the meaning of ancient Greek words, after they were tempered by Victorian translators. 

 

"We aim to get the flavour of the original words, and to do that we have to use modern English, even if that English is a bit vulgar," Cambridge emeritus professor and editor in chief James Diggle told As It Happens host Carol Off.

'Spare no blushes'

The idea to update Liddell and Scott's widely used 1889 Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon was proposed by the late scholar John Chadwick in 1997. At the time, the plan was for it to be completed in five years.  

 

But Diggle, who was then chair of the advisory committee, says it became clear that they were in for a lot of work. 

 

"We quickly discovered that the original conception that we had, which was to revise an existing dictionary, was a non-starter," Diggle said. 

 

So, they started from scratch. 

 

 
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A Sotheby's curator thumbs through The Clouds by Aristophanes. (Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

 

The team took on the enormous task of re-reading most of ancient Greek literature — from Homer to the early second century AD. The resulting two volumes were recently published by Cambridge University Press.

 

"It was a moment of enormous relief and delight, because for at least 15 years, the project had taken over my life and I'd had time for nothing else," Diggle said. 

 

The new dictionary takes a much more colourful approach to words that don't pander to Victorian sensibilities. It doesn't obscure curse words with hyphens.

 

"We spare no blushes," Diggle said in a news release.

 

That is not true of the original dictionary that inspired the project. 

 

"Much of the language that it uses is old-fashioned," Diggle said. "It's the kind of language that was used by Victorian school teachers, perhaps, and it simply doesn't cover enough of the literature for the needs of modern students." 

 

For example, the verb βινέω was described as "inire, coire, of illicit intercourse" by the Victorian translators. Diggle says that meaning isn't "strictly right." So they simply translated it to "f--k." 

 

In the 19th-century dictionary, λαικάζω was translated as "to wench." It now translates to "sucks c--ks," which Diggle guesses is "the first time that will have appeared in a dictionary." 

 

Diggle says these new translations will give students reading these ancient texts a much richer experience, even if it is cruder. 

 

"It should give them very, very much easier comprehension of what they read on the text of Aristophanes' Lysistrata."


Written by Sarah Jackson. Produced  by Katie Geleff.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.6048825/english-dictionary-of-ancient-greek-gets-a-vulgar-update-complete-with-f-bombs-1.6048829

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Ce qui est ça phrase à nouveau?  Ah oui, "Rouge à lèvres sur un cochon"  :picard:

 

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A more 'loveable' China? Xi hints at a charm offensive to 'expand' Beijing's 'circle of friends'

But what does the new approach mean for relations with Canada — and for the Canadians imprisoned in China?

 
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Evan Dyer · CBC News · Posted: Jun 03, 2021 4:30 PM ET | Last Updated: 2 hours ago
 
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a big screen during a live broadcast of the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on Thursday, March 11, 2021. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)
 
 

China watchers are intrigued by a speech delivered this week by China's supreme leader Xi Jinping — one that appeared to extend a large and unexpected olive branch to the world.

 

But there's little consensus on how much observers should read into Xi's words and what they might mean for Canada.

 

Some say the speech appears to signal a real change of approach from the leader most strongly associated with China's highly aggressive approach to international relations — often referred to as "wolf warrior diplomacy" after a series of uber-nationalistic Chinese action movies.

 

"It is necessary to make friends, unite and win over the majority, and constantly expand the circle of friends as regards international public opinion," Xi told Communist Party officials in remarks reported by China's Xinhua News Agency and other Chinese media.

 

And in what appeared to be a rare acknowledgement of China's current international isolation, Xi said the country's diplomats should present the world with "a credible, loveable and respectable China."

 

The man who since 2012 has rewarded and promoted those diplomats and spokespeople who were most aggressive in their remarks and social media postings now says he wants them to address the world in a tone that is "open and confident, but also modest and humble."

 

Canada has been on the receiving end of some of that undiplomatic behaviour by Chinese diplomats.

 

'This is a recalibration'

 

The full text of Xi's speech doesn't appear to have been widely shared, said Gordon Houlden, who heads the China Institute at the University of Alberta.

 

"But I've seen some pretty fulsome readings of it, which I think is about the best we'll get," he said.

 

"It's worked its way up through the party structure. The words come out of [Xi's] mouth in a study session. It obviously has his imprimatur and that of the standing committee of the Politburo.

 

"This is a recalibration. The Party, whether we accept it or not, is a thinking machine capable of recalibration."

 

China may have escaped the worst of the pandemic in terms of sickness and death. But the country's public image around the world — already deteriorating before COVID-19 hit — has taken an absolute pummeling.

 

 
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A protester from the Uyghur community living in Turkey holds an anti-China placard during a protest in Istanbul Thursday, March 25, 2021. Hundreds of Uyghurs staged protests in Istanbul and the capital Ankara demanding that the Turkish government take a stronger stance against human rights abuses in China's far-western Xinjiang region. (Emrah Gurel/AP)

 

From North America to Europe, from India to East Asia and Australasia, anger and suspicion about the origins of the pandemic have combined with outrage over actions and statements by the Chinese government to cause historic drops in public approval of the regime.

 

China's image has taken a beating in Canada as well. A poll released back in March reported most Canadians — and 49 per cent of Liberal voters — want Canada to boycott the Beijing Olympics.

 

Opening up?

 

There are signs that suggest a real and deliberate shift in Beijing's approach to diplomacy might be underway.

 

Yesterday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Weibin said that Xi's comments are "in line with what we need for China's peaceful development as well as reform and opening up." 

 

While Xi has led reform campaigns to battle corruption, there has been little sign of willingness on his part to "open up" his government.

 

"According to reports, he received a briefing from a professor at Fudan University in Shanghai" — Zhang Weiwei — "suggesting that the propaganda work was not being done effectively, that this very aggressive wolf warrior approach was not fulfilling China's goals," said former Canadian diplomat Charles Burton (himself a graduate of Fudan). 

 

Zhang Weiwei is a figure closely associated with former leader Deng Xiaoping, who really did open the country up and smoothed out some of the harsher aspects of Maoist China.

 

'Heads will be rolling'

 

"I think it probably indicates that there will be some changes made in the public face of China's propaganda, but ultimately, the government is not going to change its policies," Burton said.

 

"I don't see this having any impact, for example, on Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. I think that the Chinese are still going to pressure Australia to withdraw its demand that China should make a closer examination of the origins of COVID-19. But I think we may see a more conciliatory language in the public statements directed abroad."

 

 
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Canadian Embassy Charge d'Affaires Jim Nickel (right) and United States Embassy Acting Deputy Chief of Mission William Klein (second right) speak to media and supporting diplomats after they were denied entry to the closed trial for Canadian Michael Kovrig on March 22, 2021 in Beijing. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

 

Burton said the new tone may have more immediate consequences for the young, nationalistic officials who have been favoured by the Xi regime.

 

"They just don't seem to know how to communicate with us in a way that will make us feel better disposed towards that regime," he said. "So, you know, it's indicative that probably heads will be rolling inside certain elements of the Chinese Communist Party responsible for external propaganda."

 

Party factions manoeuvre

 

China, which used to be ruled by committee, has become more of a one-man show since Xi took power in 2012. He's laboured to create a Mao-style personality cult around himself and is not given to acknowledging his mistakes — which is another reason this speech stands out.

 

"When you have a one-party state, it's tempting to assume that Xi calls all the shots all the time," said Houlden.

 

Rather, he said, "the factions within the party become the parties and act as parties. There are other voices. They tend to be muffled by Xi's control of the party structure and of the broadcast infrastructure and media."

 

Xi's role in the party is "dominant, but not all-powerful," said Houlden, adding Xi knows he can't afford to ignore other views all the time.

 

But if Xi has been persuaded to soften the tone, does that mean he'll also change the substance?

 

Kovrig and Spavor

 

The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa did not respond to questions about what the speech might mean for relations with Canada, or for the two Canadians still imprisoned in China.

 

Burton said he doesn't believe that China will consider letting Michael Kovrig or Michael Spavor go free as long as Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou remains in Canadian custody awaiting possible extradition to the United States.

 

"The fact is that Canada has not undertaken any form of retaliatory measure against China with regard to the hostage diplomacy of Kovrig and Spavor, or with regard to China's earlier imposition of non-tariff barriers on our agricultural commodity exports to China," he said.

 

"So I think from their perspective, holding Kovrig and Spavor has been effective."

 

 

Houlden sees a similar deadlock.

 

"I've met with the foreign policy establishment within the Communist Party international department. I would agree with them on this — there's no substantive improvement possible in Canada-China relations until the twin issues of Meng Wanzhou and the two Michaels have been dealt with," he said.

 

"China has locked itself into a view that Meng Wanzhou is the prerequisite for an improvement, and I'd argue the Canadian side has similarly done so vis-a-vis the two Michaels."

 

When surveyed by Angus Reid last October, 77 per cent of Canadians agreed that "unless Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are released from detention in China, the two countries cannot have a good relationship." Only one in ten disagreed with that statement.

 

Speak softly, but keep the big stick

 

One indication that the change may be mainly cosmetic came this week when 16 Chinese military aircraft invaded Malaysian airspace over the island of Sarawak on the same day Xi gave his "loveable" speech.

 

Malaysian jets were scrambled in response. 

 

"China and Malaysia are friendly neighbours," the Chinese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur stated in response to criticism. Clearly, the Chinese government's definition of friendship didn't sit well with the Malaysians, who summoned China's ambassador to protest yet another attempt to assert Chinese control over the South China Sea.

 

 

Canadian ships have carried out several freedom-of-navigation patrols in the area to push back on China's encroachment. HMCS Calgary was recently shadowed by Chinese warships as it passed near the sensitive Spratly Islands.

 

China's growing assertiveness is sure to be a major topic of discussion at this month's G7 summit in the U.K. Three non-members who have had disputes with China — India, Australia and South Korea — have been invited to attend the summit. The Biden administration in the U.S. has been open about trying to assemble a coalition of nations willing to push back against China.

 

All of which may help to explain the sudden loveable talk emanating from Beijing.

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/xi-china-spavor-kovrig-1.6052192

 

Just because you show a kinder face on the world stage doesn't mean that the atrocities and authoritarian, human-rights-breaking ways have changed.  And anyone who falls for superficial stylistic changes without confirming the substance itself has changed as well is a fool who doesn't deserve to lead their country/nation/peoples.

 

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1 hour ago, 6of1_halfdozenofother said:

Ce qui est ça phrase à nouveau?  Ah oui, "Rouge à lèvres sur un cochon"  :picard:

 

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/xi-china-spavor-kovrig-1.6052192

 

Just because you show a kinder face on the world stage doesn't mean that the atrocities and authoritarian, human-rights-breaking ways have changed.  And anyone who falls for superficial stylistic changes without confirming the substance itself has changed as well is a fool who doesn't deserve to lead their country/nation/peoples.

 

I don’t care if Xi starts cutting me checks for $5K on the first of every month, *** ‘em. 

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With this new law, the ccp no longer has moral authority to complain about visits of prominent politicians to Yasukuni Shrine.  You reap what you sow, including the unintended consequences.

 

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China Passes New Law Banning 'Defamatory' Speech About Military, Police

Observers say the ban represents further tightening of controls on what can be said in public.
2021-06-11
 
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The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has passed a law banning "defamation" or "insults" to military personnel, following the jailing of a blogger for posting about People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers during border clashes with Indian troops.

The standing committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) passed the law on Thursday, banning organizations or individuals from "slandering or derogating the honor of servicemen [and women], nor may they insult or slander the reputation of members of the armed forces," state news agency Xinhua reported.

Police officers and members of the People's Armed Police are also included in the ban.

Any "infringement of the legitimate rights and interests" of military personnel seriously affecting their performance of their duties is also covered by the new legislation.

Honors obtained by a soldier are to be enjoyed for life, while schools are required to teach "the glorious history of the PLA and the heroic and exemplary deeds of soldiers."

The law comes after blogger Qiu Ziming, who had more than 2.5 million followers on social media, was jailed for eight months for "defaming martyrs," the first case since changes to the law earlier this year banning insults or defamation of revolutionary heroes and martyrs.

In September 2016, a blogger was asked to make a public apology after he challenged the story of Qiu Shaoyun, a soldier in the Korean War (1950-53).

Catering to the military

Thousands of Indian and Chinese troops faced off in June 2020 at three or four locations in the western Himalayas after Beijing’s forces intruded into Indian territory, according to Indian security officials and local media.

China denied intruding into Indian territory near the Galwan River in the mountainous Ladakh region.

Indian and Chinese troops later disengaged from the southern and northern banks of Pangong Lake, in an operation begun on Feb. 10, 2021.

Jiangsu legal scholar Qian Qinxue said the CCP is keen to improve the status of military and law enforcement personnel, as it is likely to rely on them more and more in the coming years.
 
"The CCP has been boosting the status of military personnel for some years now, raising salaries and setting up a department to ensure social security for veterans," Qian told RFA.

"This is an inevitable response to the increasingly serious political crisis faced by our authoritarian regime," he said, adding that the inclusion of the police and armed police was significant, as they are likely to be called in to keep the CCP in power if needed.
 
"The riot police and the counter-terrorism police perform a similar role to the armed police, and are deployed during major mass incidents," Qian said.

"[The army] would only be involved in actions to preserve the regime in special circumstances, such as [the suppression of the student-led democracy movement of] 1989," he said.

All about control

Zhejiang-based writer Sun Dasheng said the new law increases controls on public speech and freedom of expression.

"This is all about wielding comprehensive power and control over the whole of our society, especially over our speech and our thoughts," Sun said.

"They want to control people's mouths and brains," he said.

He said the CCP has become far more open about its attempts to control public speech.

"They used to arrest people secretly, but now they are making public announcements with great fanfare, to scare people," Sun said.

The social media platform WeChat quickly moved to warn account-holders that they would face a permanent ban if they violated the new law.

It said censors would be cleaning up accounts "spreading historically nihilistic and erroneous remarks, malicious distortion, defamation, as well as those denying party history, national history or military history."

Reported by Qiao Long for RFA's Mandarin Service. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.

 

 

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/speech-military-06112021080617.html

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I can't even....:sadno:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/warrant-mom-made-daughter-bury-sister-4-in-backyard/ar-AALbzqd?li=AAggFp5
 

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The mother of a 4-year-old girl whose remains were found at a North Carolina home last month forced her 13-year-old daughter to help bury her sister in the backyard, according to a search warrant.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged Malikah Bennett, 31, with first-degree murder, felony child abuse, inflicting physical injury and felony concealing a death, The Charlotte Observer reported. Bennett also has three pending misdemeanor child abuse charges from February 2020, according to a search of public records.

Police also arrested and charged Bennett’s mother, Tammy Taylor Moffett, 53, with concealing a death and accessory to murder after the fact, her arrest warrant said.

Officers found the body of Miegellic “Jelli” Young buried outside her mother’s home in Charlotte. The warrant accuses Miegellic’s mother of forcing her to stand in a laundry room for three days as punishment for soiling her pants. She eventually became too weak to stand, fell out the back door and hit her head, the 13-year-old sister told police. The girl told police that Bennett performed CPR on the child, but she died.

Bennett placed Miegellic's body in two black plastic trash bags in the trunk of an SUV, where she remained for five days until the smell became bad, the warrant said. Bennett then drove the SUV to go buy a shovel, and after digging the hole, made the 13-year-old pick up her sister’s body, place it in the ground and cover it with dirt, the search warrant said.

 

WTF is wrong with some people?

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On 6/19/2021 at 8:15 AM, RUPERTKBD said:

I am sitting with my son in my lap reading this and it actually brought tears.

I know this $#@$ goes down however I can never get my head around it.

 

What adults do to adults is bad enough but acts like this against children ?

 

And your own Children 

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Sesame Street is keeping up with the times:

 

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/us/sesame-street-gay-dads-trnd/index.html

 

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There are some new faces on “Sesame Street” and they’re bringing a new layer of diversity to the decades-old children’s show.

The show dropped its Family Day episode Thursday on HBO Max (which, like CNN, is owned by WarnerMedia) and YouTube. The episode featured a family with two gay dads.

On the episode, Nina introduces her brother and his husband, played by Chris Costa and Alex Weisman, as well as their daughter, played by Olivia Perez, to Elmo and his friends as they celebrate Family Day.

The milestone for the show comes during Pride Month, which Alan Muraoka, known as Alan on “Sesame Street,” acknowledged in a Facebook post.

“Sesame Street has always been a welcoming place of diversity and inclusion. So I’m so excited to introduce Nina’s Brother Dave, his husband Frank, and their daughter Mia to our sunny street,” Muraoka, who co-directed the episode, wrote. “Love is love, and we are so happy to add this special family to our Sesame family.”

LGBTQ advocates celebrated the inclusion.

 

Good on them, especially in honor of Pride Month.....but it also raises a question:

I guess the Ernie - Bert rumors are untrue? :unsure:

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48 minutes ago, bishopshodan said:

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The U.S. Navy has started a series of tests on its newest and most advanced aircraft carrier by detonating powerful explosions to determine whether the ship is ready for war. The first of the tests, which are known as Full Ship Shock Trials, occurred Friday when the Navy set off a giant explosive event near the USS Gerald R. Ford, according to a statement.

Wonder if any of the sailors on board were wondering:  "What if it's not ready for war?"

 

I would be.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, UnkNuk said:

From the article:

 

Wonder if any of the sailors on board were wondering:  "What if it's not ready for war?"

 

I would be.

 

 

Yeah,

 

Don't like it. wonder if they thought it was impressive?  Must have costs a lot of money that could be used elsewhere.

 

Now they have to spend even more for any repairing the ship might need.

And, more tests to come.

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