SYRIA, ALEPPO : Syrians help an injured child following an alleged airstrike by government forces near a school in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on January 21, 2014. At least another 30 people died ealier in the week in violence across the country, including 15 killed when regime planes dropped barrel bombs on rebel zones in the northern province of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD AL-HALABI
Outrage is growing against a Billings, Montana, judge who handed down a 30-day sentence to a rapist teacher and said the victim, who had killed herself, “was as much in control of the situation” as the teacher—35 years her senior at the time—because she was “older than her chronological age.” Prosecutors had sought a 20-year sentence in the case, with 10 years suspended. District Judge G. Todd Baugh imposed a 15-year sentence and suspended all but 31 days of it, with one day credited for time already served. The judge noted that the crime “did not warrant a lengthy sentence.”
Whatever other rulings the 66-year-old Baugh has made during his time on the bench, that one makes him unfit to serve a single day longer.
His victim was a 14 year-old child.
FOURTEEN. YEARS. OLD.
And he was given 31 days for raping a child.
I don’t even have words right now, I’m so angry.
Here is the whole story from Dailymail UK.
Here’s an excerpt that will make your blood boil…
"It was later revealed that administrators at Billings Senior High School had warned Rambold not to touch female students or be alone with them”
I’d be just as mad if not more mad at the admins that ALLOWED this guy to keep working at a co-ed high school.
They knew. They knew he was a threat to those kids and they let him keep working in that school.
There’s more going on here than a shitty judge, there’s also a shitty teaching admin.
So here’s there names and emails.
Dennis Holmes, Principal
Joe Sukut, Associate Principal
Shelli Strouf, Assistant Principal
Jeff Uhren, Assistant Principal
Academy (406) 281-5188
Senior (406) 281-5408
Mark Wahl, Assistant Principal
These contacts are from the Billings Senior High School website (via).
Those words are the last words a father’s to his dead daughters who killed by Bashar al-Assad and his supporter army with chemical weapon attack.
Almost 2000 innocent people died at this attack. Most of all, 0-10 years old children. Most of them, killed while they are sleeping. They couldn’t wake up for a new day.
There’s no words to explain this massacres. You don’t have to be a Syrian or Muslim to support this people. This can be happen to you, one day. We don’t know what’s gonna happen to us. Please, share this with everyone. Please.
[NOTE: My english is pretty bad but I hope you’d get it.]
Reblog, reblog now.
It’s painful to see but it’s a crisis that needs more attention. Just like Fukushima, we can’t let these people down. Knowing is half the truth, keeping it in the media, reminding each other that there is still problems in the world is important. Problems that we can help resolve or support those in need.
Read about where countries stand in this issue from the BBC here.
Read about the Syrian Civil War via wikipedia here.
Kim Jong-Un too fucking young/stupid for the job. Seriously kid, leave the world out of your penis flexing.
You being scared of filling daddy’s shoes =/= putting millions of lives at risk.
EDMONTON - Edmonton city councillor Kim Krushell’s cat Magneto used to fetch, and likely still would if his humans hadn’t confiscated his beloved Nerf gun darts.
Chasing and retrieving the plastic-tipped foam projectiles was one of his favourite pastimes, much to the delight of Krushell, husband Jay and son Alex, 12.
“We trained him to fetch,” says Krushell. “He would run and catch it and then bring it back and drop it at our feet. Honestly, he’s like a dog.”
No one noticed when one of the tips went missing from one of Magneto’s toys before Christmas, but they did notice when he stopped eating.
This is what my city thinks is news… *facepalm*
Morocco to change laws to outlaw rape marriages after suicide of girl forced to wed her rapist
Nearly a year after Morocco was shocked by the suicide of a 16-year-old girl who was forced to marry her alleged rapist, the government has announced plans to change the penal code to outlaw the traditional practice.
Women’s rights activists on Tuesday welcomed Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid’s announcement, but said it was only a first step in reforming a penal code that doesn’t do enough to stop violence against women in this North African kingdom.
A paragraph in Article 475 of the penal code allows those convicted of “corruption” or “kidnapping” of a minor to go free if they marry their victim and the practice was encouraged by judges to spare family shame. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
This is the article of the day.
This is a verbal warning, if you are interested in news about Syria be warned that the search term from Syria on Tumblr is informed but sympathetically gruesome. As in there are news links and photos but much of it is documentation of the fallen victims of the war.
You have been warned.
If you don’t know, the Syrian government has disabled all internet communications in Syria. Wireless telecommunications is also disabled in and around Damascus, Syria’s capital. They were blocking the road to the international airport though some reports are that the rebels pushed back and managed to get the road open.
Here is a recent story by the CBC about day 2 of Syria’s blockout.
A few hours ago, Syria, the Middle Eastern country in the middle of an especially bloody civil war, disappeared from the Internet.
The research firm Renesys, which keeps track of the status and health of the technical underpinnings of the Internet around the world, just reportedthat at 10:26 UTC this morning — which, by my watch, would have been 5:26 am ET — effectively all of Syria’s international Internet connectivity shut down.
More technically, what happened was that within the global routing table, all 84 blocks of IP addresses assigned to Syria have gone unreachable. That means that Internet traffic destined for that country is going undelivered, and also that traffic coming from within it cannot get out to the world.
Renesys is still investigating what’s going on, but, as we’ve seen in other countries, cutting off the Internet is usually meant to try and control the flow of information to the world. It’s also a pretty sure sign that the regime of Bashar al-Assad is either getting nervous about how it is being perceived in the world, or that it is planning something unspeakably harsh in the coming days and wants as little information emerging from that country as possible.
This is not good.
Edmonton police say an employee of G4S Security faces three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in connection with a deadly robbery in which three guards were killed and another wounded early Friday morning at the University of Alberta.
Edmonton police announced around 3 p.m. MT that they are filing Canada-wide warrants for Travis Brandon Baumgartner, 21.
Baumgartner, who was earlier identified as a person of interest in the case, is now considered a suspect.
Heavy news already became heavier in an instant.
I know one of the victims. I might not have known her for long or known her well but suddenly knowing one of the victims makes this really hard to read.
My condolences to the family and friends of all the victims.
Edit: I really hope they catch this guy and give him the hardest of punishments. I believed that before, I believe it even more now.
Marcus Bachmann’s office, after a literal crew of “gay barbarians” stormed the lobby and glitterbombed it. Adolescent? Probably. Cathartic? Quite.
Pffffttttt…. Glitterbombed. HAHAHAHA!!! Fuck, I wanna glitterbomb something.
“Texas high school cheerleader who was kicked off the squad for refusing to chant the name of a basketball player - the same athlete she said had raped her four months earlier - lost a U.S. Supreme Court appeal Monday.”
“Federal courts have also ordered H.S. and her parents to reimburse the district more than $45,000 for the costs of defending against a frivolous suit.”
This makes me want to cry. I wish I could give her a hug.
i have been following this case and this makes me feel so much rage i don’t even know what to do with myself.
This is so heartbreaking I can’t even begin to put it into words.
What is the world coming to?
Start petition, send to governing officials. Write letters to your congress representatives, judges or lawyers. Publicly share this story with others via blogs, forums, facebook, etc. Support or donate to women shelters and groups. Polite protesting if you live anywhere near there. Galvanize people together.
That’s what you do. As a Canadian, this is how to show your outrage without making it worse for the victims.
Mayor Stephen Mandel, on the arena vote
Step up Edmonton, make sure your city councillor knows your view.
In 2010, the Canadian Radio-television and Communications Commission had asked the court to issue a ruling on whether it had the right to establish a regime whereby broadcasters could attach value to their TV signals.
In a 2-1 ruling released on Monday, the court said yes.
Cable and satellite companies currently carry over-the-air network television signals without paying for it.
The ruling paves the way for broadcasters, such as CTV, CBC And Global, to begin negotiations with broadcast distributors, like cable giant Rogers, to determine rates. The federal regulator will likely to set the framework for debate."
Court Sides with CRTC, courtesy of CBC news
Shitty for people who have cable tv.
Me, I’m sick of living in a city with an utterly mediocre, uninspiring downtown, a downtown that is part of a major problem in this city, the ugly architecture we’ve built for decades, which fails to inspire the kind of passion in people that would make them feel far more attached to this city and willing to invest their lives here.
Edmonton’s a place where too many people drop in to make some money, then leave real quick, or open up a branch office to suck up money and don’t invest in. Those folks aren’t going to invest in our city. That’s a big reason we have the city that we do.
But we’ve also been cheap, short-sighted and shaky about investing in our own city and making it a beautiful place that people have some passion for."
-David Staples, Edmonton Journal
On Zimbalist and the idea of building a new arena in Edmonton.