The Oppressive Power of Positive Thinking by Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg, Content Intern
Occasionally, I read articles and see memes that suggest that loving ourselves and our bodies involves believing in the power of “positive thinking” – a belief that dictates that if we just believe in…
SALINAS, CA (KPTV) - A public appeal to track down “John Doe,” a suspected child predator, led to the arrest of David Stevens.The 58-year-old man was arrested in Salinas, CA, Wednesday. He made his first appearance in federal court Thursday.
Special agents also rescued a child identified as the victim in this case. The child is believed to be between 7 and 9 years old.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations released images Tuesday of Stevens taken from a video depicting the sexual abuse of a child.
Investigators said he was believed to be in the U.S., but few other details were known about his identity or whereabouts.
Calls made to the ICE tip line led investigators to Stevens a little more than 24 hours later.
A bulletin released online today from the US department of Homeland Security solicits the public’s help in tracking down a child pornography producer suspect [shown here] who is seen in a series of videos in which a 7-9 year old girl is repeatedly sexually assaulted. “He appears to have what is commonly referred to as a ‘beer gut,’” the criminal complaint explains [PDF], and there’s an interesting section involving the forensic implications of packaging for a container of pretzels that show up in the videos.
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So, less Trouble With Tribbles and more Jammed Full o’ Joeys?
A female kangaroo is always pregnant. While one joey grows in her pouch, another one gestates in one of her two uteruses. As soon as the developed joey leaves the pouch, the next one is ready to come down the pipe—of which, by the way, she has three. Happy Mother’s Day.
After pressure from human rights organizations and health officials, a decision was made by the San Francisco’s District Attorney to no longer allow condoms as evidence in cases of prostitution.
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“Redditor Ventachinkway caught a photo of a homeless man conducting a clever exercise in behavioral economics disguised as an inquiry into the levels of spontaneous generosity as determined by religious creed or lack thereof.
It seems one psychiatric hospital in Nevada (and likely more in that state and across the nation) is prescribing the “scenic drive” to help clear both patients’ heads and the state pocketbook.
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV)— California leaders are calling for a federal investigation into allegations of patient dumping out of Las Vegas. Congressman Ami Bera sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Attorney General on Tuesday calling for an investigation into the accusations.
Finally listening to Pedestrian Polyamory 46, and the auto-bootleg of the @Bawdy bit is a treat! (way to go @GavinKatz!)
WOW! Pedestrians, this one is good. Reid Mihalko joins us this episode. Gavin and Reid talk about confidence, and how the two have opposite polarities on the subject. Gavin also begins the campaign to find Shira (#FindShira). Also, as if Reid Mihalko wasn’t enough, we also have as a bonus: Gavin’s first live stand-up performance! Fun! Informative! Funmormative!! Also, Dolph Lundgrens Balls.
“Are stolen penises in the Central African Republic village of Tiringoulou a symptom of global commerce?
Elaborate greetings are the norm, I’ve found, when one enters a Central African village. So it was a surprise when I noticed that many people weren’t shaking hands the morning I arrived in Tiringoulou, a town of about 2,000 people in one of the remotest corners of the Central African Republic, in March 2010. I soon found out the reason: the day before, a traveler passing through town on a Sudanese merchant truck had, with a simple handshake, removed two men’s penises.