Things in the News that just PISS YOU OFF...

Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 01:49 pm
"If it don't stink, don't stir it"

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of confidential papers shows.

At the time, those authorities justified their actions as necessary to protect the good name and good works of Scouting, a pillar of 20th century America. But as detailed in 14,500 pages of secret "perversion files" released Thursday by order of the Oregon Supreme Court, their maneuvers allowed sexual predators to go free while victims suffered in silence.

The files are a window on a much larger collection of documents the Boy Scouts of America began collecting soon after their founding in 1910. The files, kept at Boy Scout headquarters in Texas, consist of memos from local and national Scout executives, handwritten letters from victims and their parents and newspaper clippings about legal cases. The files contain details about proven molesters, but also unsubstantiated allegations.

The allegations stretch across the country and to military bases overseas, from a small town in the Adirondacks to downtown Los Angeles.

At the news conference Thursday, Portland attorney Kelly Clark blasted the Boy Scouts for their continuing legal battles to try to keep the full trove of files secret.

"You do not keep secrets hidden about dangers to children," said Clark, who in 2010 won a landmark lawsuit against the Boy Scouts on behalf of a plaintiff who was molested by an assistant scoutmaster in the 1980s.

Clark's colleague, attorney Paul Mones, said the files "show how pedophiles operate, how child molesters infiltrate youth organizations."

"These guys (abusers) basically were in a candy store, the way they thought about it," Mones said.

The Associated Press obtained copies of the files weeks in advance of Thursday's release and conducted an extensive review of them. Clark also was releasing the documents on his website: kellyclarkattorney.com

The files were shown to a jury in the 2010 Oregon civil suit, and the Oregon Supreme Court ruled the files should be made public. After months of objections and redactions, the Scouts and Clark released them.

In many instances — more than a third, according to the Scouts' own count — police weren't told about the reports of abuse. And even when they were, sometimes local law enforcement still did nothing, seeking to protect the name of Scouting over their victims....



what the **** is wrong with us?
Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 07:44 pm
to protect the good name and good works of Scouting, a pillar of 20th century America.

It doesn't take much digging at all, does it, Rocky, to see that the various pillars of 20th century America were rotten to the core.
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2013 10:07 am
Obesity’s new label a concern for employers

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2013/07/22/2900741/obesity-worsens-as-a-workplace.html#storylink=cpy

I think we are heading for a health care implosion...
Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2013 10:39 am
and we keep eating gmo **** and processed everything and call it 'food'.
Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2013 10:43 am
I look out into a giant soybean field this summer.

and there is nary a weed between the rows. or around the edges of the field.

not one...

beautiful, but kinda scary...
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