Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Something For a Tuesday

Why not?

The running over of a two year old Chinese girl is- as hard as it is to believe- not as shocking as the people who walked right by her without helping.

(WARNING: these videos are incredibly shocking.)

It gets worse:

Before surrendering to police, the first driver complained to the media, "If she is dead, I may pay only about 20,000 yuan ($3,213). But if she is injured, it may cost me hundreds of thousands yuan."

In a way, none of this should be a surprise. What should one expect of a Third World communist dictatorship where sex selection and forced abortions and female infanticide are common, where political prisoners have their organs harvested, where citizens are forced out of their homes and the average wage is anywhere from $63 to $223 CDN a month. Life is as cheap as the crap they export to us.

Other criminal scum:

Three people were charged on Sunday with holding four mentally handicapped adults captive in a filthy Philadelphia basement, and two of the victims may have been held for as long as 11 years, authorities said.

The three men and one woman were likely victims of Social Security fraud, Philadelphia Police Sergeant Joseph Green said.

"They were abused physically and emotionally," he said. "This is just a horror story."

Arrested in the case was Linda Westen, 50, a convicted murderer, who allegedly held them captive while posing as their caregiver and cashing their disability checks, police said.

Westen and two alleged accomplices, a homeless man named Eddie Wright, 51, and Philadelphia resident Gregory Thomas, 48, were charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and other charges.

The four people were found confined in a small, dirty basement boiler room that contained a mattress with some bedding and a flat board with a pillow.

"There were a couple water bottles but no food or anything," Green said. "There was a bucket they used to urinate in."

Two of the captives were held for 11 years and referred to Westen as "Mom," police said.

A math equation: If one Israeli soldier equals 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, what is the likely outcome of terrorist activity?

Sometimes, there are just no words to express the disbelief and even anger at the repugnant cowardice and intellectual dishonesty one sees in ostensibly academic environments:

Andrew Bieszad, who graduated with a master’s degree from Hartford Seminary’s Islamic Studies, the oldest such program in America, wrote a disturbing account of his 2007-2010 sojourn there for the National Association of Scholars blog. He described many episodes in which Islam and other faiths were held to very different standards in classroom discussions.

In one “interfaith dialogue” class, for example, Bieszad said, “I am Catholic and I do not believe in Islam.” Following this, according to Bieszad’s account, “one of the Muslim students spoke. She said that she was Muslim, and then she addressed me directly. In a soft, Arabic accented voice, she told me, ‘You are an infidel because you do not accept Islam’ and that ‘according to Islam you do not deserve to live.’ A second Muslim student heartily agreed.’ ”

Bieszad reports that when he brought such incidents to the attention of the administration, he was told that he was “intolerant of Muslims,” and that the best solution was a better “understanding of Islam.”

“Not a single classmate, Muslim or non-Muslim, ever spoke up in support of my opinion, even on the principle that different views should be respected,” Bieszad writes.

What? "Intolerant"? A better understanding is needed? You don't need a PhD to figure out what "you do not deserve to live" means. If some Baptist told this man he would go to hell for any reason, how long would it take the administration to find the backbone necessary to remove the offending party?

Could the "Occupy Anything But An Actual Place in Reality" people stop "The Dark Knight"? If that is their plan, be prepared for an @$$ kicking royale:

Under its code name “Magnus Rex,” the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures production will arrive in the nation’s biggest city for 14 days starting Oct. 29, according to a casting notice recently issued by producers. And, according to a person briefed on actors’ schedules who requested anonymity because production details were being kept confidential, cast members have been told the shoot could include scenes shot at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Why do these people have to ruin Batman for everyone? They are the reason why we can't have nice things.

Somewhat related: Ezra Levant sans Hazmat suit journeys into the heart of stinky and rude darkness.


Should we even give Susan Sarandon the time of day for her foray into the last acceptable prejudice or should we just ignore her because she is washed up and would do anything for attention?

And now, seasonal zoo animals.

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