IS THERE NO SHAME?

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Posted on 13th June 2012 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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WITH THE SANDUSKY TRIAL UNDERWAY I THOUGHT IT WAS WORTH REPOSTING THIS ARTICLE FROM 7 MONTHS AGO. NOTHING HAS CHANGED MY CONCLUSIONS.

 

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth. ”William Faulkner

I wish I could believe William Faulkner’s advice was possible in the world we live in today. But sadly, I am losing hope in our civilization. We seem to have entered a death spiral with little likelihood of pulling out. Our society has become so degraded and our populace so apathetic and willfully ignorant, that I think we are too far gone to recover. Honesty, truth and compassion have been soundly defeated by injustice, lying and greed. Our technologically advanced society has become a stinking cesspool, devoid of humanity, common sense and morality. Those with the power and wealth who control our country do not concern themselves with quaint concepts like good and evil, right and wrong, or moral and immoral. Sociopaths see no obligation to society, humanity, or posterity. They only care about themselves, their wealth, their status, their reputation, and their control of others. They are incapable of feeling shame or remorse. They blindly march forward towards their own and society’s self-destruction.

Joe Paterno was fired by the Penn State Board of Trustees on Wednesday night as head football coach of Penn State. It was the first good decision that has been made in the last two decades by the leaders of Penn State. The man was told that his Defensive coordinator was seen in the locker room shower raping a 10 year old boy in 2002. He did not call the police and report this crime. He and the other top officials at Penn State brushed this crime under the rug, allowing at least seven more young boys to be raped by this monster. The 28 year old graduate assistant not only did nothing to stop the crime he witnessed, but he accepted a position as an assistant coach, knowing that Paterno and the Athletic Director never did anything to hold Sandusky accountable for his crime. Sandusky was still on campus working out as of last week. The actions of all the players in this disgusting example of how far our society has degenerated are enough to make someone lose all hope for humanity:

  • Jerry Sandusky creates a charitable organization so he can gain access to little boys. Multiple incidents are witnessed on campus from 1994 through 2002. A mother reports Sandusky to the Penn State police in 1998 and nothing is done by the men in the Administration. The investigation is dropped, but Tim Curley forces Sandusky to retire in 1999. It is clear that everyone in the top echelon of Penn State knew Sandusky was a deviant pedophile. But letting it become public would have been a black mark on the football program and could have reduced the huge profits generated by Paterno’s kingdom.
  • After his forced retirement he is still given access to the campus and locker room facilities. He is caught having anal sex with a 10 year old boy in the locker room shower by a 28 year old man, who chooses not to intervene and save the boy. Joe Paterno does the absolute minimum when informed of this horrific crime. After this crime is covered up by all the key men running the show at Penn State, it just becomes business as usual for Joe and his cronies.
  • Sandusky continues to rape little boys for the next eight years because of the cowardice and complete lack of morality exhibited by the men in high places at Penn State.
  • With the issuance of the grand jury report last week, the psychotic nature of these men was on display for the world to witness. In a stunning display of arrogance and hubris, Paterno and the President of Penn State announced their full support for the Athletic Director and VP of Finance who were arrested. These men did not think they did anything wrong. They clung to the fact that they adhered to the laws created by other men. In a despicable display, Joe Paterno led a cheer at a pep rally in front of his house with his arms raised in victory. At least eight boys had their lives ruined and Joe Paterno leads a cheer.
  • The Board of Trustees summoned the courage to fire Paterno and the President last night. In another display that makes me wonder about the future of our country, thousands of students rioted in support of Joe Paterno, breaking windows, turning over news vans, and starting fires. Are these young people incapable of critical thinking and are just driven by emotion and mindless rage? Can’t they distinguish between facts and lies? Do they care more about football than innocent children being raped?

I have been blind with rage for the last week as I’ve watched the powerful men of Penn State attempt to retain their power and reputations at the expense of truth, honesty, and accepting responsibility for their actions and willful inaction. As I’ve watched this tragedy unfold I was struck by the thought process of rich men in positions of power. They have huge egos and believe they are above the law. They think so highly of themselves they believe they can make the rules and ignore the laws which the little people must follow. They have no moral compass whatsoever. They cannot be shamed. The most despicable behavior by prominent men has been willfully overlooked because these men generate $50 million of profit per year for the university. Their sociopathic desire to protect their reputations and power has led to a scandal of such epic proportions that it will haunt Penn State forever and has permanently damaged the institution.

This is an institutional cancer that eats away at the fabric of our society. It is not isolated to Penn State. It is a societal sickness that threatens to overwhelm every facet of our lives. There is a constant thread that runs through every incident that comes to light. In 99% of the cases it is men protecting men. Money and greed always trump morality and truth. The exact circumstances can be observed in the priest abuse scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church in the last five years. Pedophile priests have existed within the Catholic Church for decades. The Penn State situation shows that pedophiles exist everywhere in our society. The bottom line is that they are sick men and need to be locked up and kept away from little boys. There is no more heinous criminal act than a grown man raping a little boy. Anyone who does this is pure evil and must be punished.

The Catholic Church’s wealth is almost beyond measurement. There are 1.2 billion Catholics in the world. The pope is one of the most powerful men on earth. Cardinals and bishops throughout the world wield tremendous influence over their flocks. As young Catholic boys you are taught that priests represent Jesus Christ on earth. They are treated with reverence and fear by little Catholic boys. Little Catholic boys would never question the motives of a priest. They are taught to obey, because a priest is the same as Jesus Christ. These beliefs allowed pedophile priests to prey on thousands of little boys around the world for decades with little or no backlash. Those crimes were horrific enough by themselves, but the actions of the bishops, cardinals and even the popes who have known about these crimes make it ten times worse. Again, powerful men will ignore rules, regulations, laws and simple human decency in order to protect their wealth, power, and reputations. Cardinals and bishops knew that priests were raping little boys and their solution was to transfer them to another parish where they could find fresh meat. The thought never entered their minds to turn these perverts in to the police. Their only concern was how a scandal would impact their beloved institution. Little boys were sacrificed at the altar of the Catholic Church by evil men.

The cover-up continues to this day. The Catholic Church uses the statute of limitations as their defense against the continuous stream of cases that continue to mount. They secretly pay out hundreds of millions to the victims as long as they promise to keep quiet. They use bankruptcy laws to close down parishes and avoid paying civil penalties for the crimes committed by its hierarchy. They hire public relations firms to create false and misleading stories designed to obscure the truth about the biggest criminal conspiracy in history. The powerful sociopathic men who were supposed to represent Christian teachings have destroyed the lives of thousands of boys in order to protect their institution. The end result is that in addition to the thousands of lives destroyed by the pedophile priests, hundreds of thousands of Catholics have lost faith in the leadership and have abandoned the church. The wealth these sociopaths attempted to protect has been eroded as donations have dried up and lawsuit payouts have mounted.

Not only have our educational and religious institutions failed us, but our financial and political institutions have spectacularly self-destructed over the last decade. Shockingly, these institutions have been run predominantly by men. At one time banks were stodgy institutions that abhorred risk and methodically made profits year after year by lending to people and businesses capable of paying them back. Investment firms were partnerships. If any one partner was to take an excessive risk, they could wipe out the personal wealth of the other partners. Therefore, they never took excessive risks or used excessive leverage. Their boring business model generated modest profits year after year. The officers of banks and investment houses were well compensated, but not excessively so. The leaders of these firms were children of the Great Depression. They understood bad times.

During the 1990’s they were displaced by a new generation of leaders. This has not turned out well for our country. These psychopathic CEOs were given the green light by their fellow psychopaths in Congress and at the Federal Reserve to loot and pillage to their heart’s delight. This conspiracy of thieves broke down the barriers between traditional banking and gambling using excessive leverage. They captured the regulatory agencies that were supposed to police them and leveraged their bets 30 to 1. They created fraudulent mortgage instruments designed to lure the stupid and crooked. They marketed debt to anyone with a breath and ability to scratch an X on a piece of paper. They designed derivatives so complex that even their own Harvard MBAs couldn’t figure out how they worked. They bribed rating agencies into stamping a AAA credit rating on crap so toxic that they joked about the idiots they were selling it to. They shorted the very same derivatives they were selling to their clients. These psychopaths raked in hundreds of billions in fees, salaries and bonuses, while detonating a nuclear bomb on the worldwide financial system.

When their bets came up craps, they had the gall to hold the American people hostage for trillions in bailouts. Their fellow psychopaths in Congress gladly forked over the money. Rather than mend their ways, these evil men have returned to their excessive risk taking and continue to pay themselves billions in compensation, while the American middle class is smothered to death under mountains of debt. These evil Wall Street geniuses have shown no remorse as seven million people have lost their jobs and millions more have lost their homes due to the greed and avarice displayed on an epic scale.

Wall Street bankers exhibit the epitome of psychopathic behavior, showing lack of empathy and remorse, shallow emotions, egocentricity, and deceptiveness. Psychopaths are highly prone to antisocial behavior and abusive treatment of others. Though lacking empathy and emotional depth, they often manage to pass themselves off as average individuals by feigning emotions. These Wall Street bankers will never willingly accept responsibility for their actions. They continue to use their wealth and power to control the politicians in Washington DC and the misinformation propagated by the corporate media they control. They own and control the Federal Reserve and will print money until the whole system collapses in a spectacular implosion that destroys our financial system. They only care about their own wealth, influence and status. They have no shame.

When I consider all that is wrong in our society, I become despondent, angry and despairing for the future of our country. It seems that everyone in positions of power across the spectrum of education, religion, finance, and politics are psychopaths, bent upon self-destruction no matter the cost to society or unborn generations. Our nation has degenerated into an egocentric, self-loathing, vain, shallow excuse for a civilization. There is anger flaring up, but it is just as likely to be misdirected and misinformed. The lack of critical thinking skills and the overwhelming effects of media propaganda has so degraded the intelligence of the populace that when the system breaks down in the next few years, the masses will clamor for a savior rather than seeking truthful answers and willingly making the sacrifices required to get our nation back on track. This country will get what it deserves – a despotic ruler and a brutish civilization governed on the basest of principles. This is what happens when a society rewards lying and greed over honesty and compassion. There are consequences to actions and inactions alike. We’ve made our choice.

“By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.” Adolf Hitler
173 Comments
  1. Greg in Canada says:

    Well written and well stated. I, too, am filled with disgust at the immoral, psycho and sociopaths behaviour of the world’s “elite”. These people at the top more resemble the froth in a septic tank, than beacons we “lesser” mortals should desire to emulate. When our elected leaders are liars and mass murderers and rapists, what choice are we confronted with? Do we delude ourselfs with the myth that we can make changes from within the system, or do we burn the whole fucking thing down? I live, I love, and I know many, many good and honorable people who live and love in faith, filled with nothing but best wishes for their neighbours and all people. How can I light the match? But if I do not, if I aquiesce, am I not guilty of complicity? Is not failing to rescue a little boy in the shower an even greater crime than rape, for have I not compounded this crime with cowardice? I am very afraid, but I shake with anger. Rape, war, crimes against humanity and the earth itself. Perhaps the match is already lit. (Thank you Burning Platform, for your courage to speak out.)

    10th November 2011 at 3:35 pm

  2. Diogenes says:

    they’re made out of meat…

    10th November 2011 at 3:56 pm

  3. jmarz says:

    Admin

    You truly have a God given gift to write. We have a leadership issue in this country. Our hope will come from the ability of hard working Americans with values and principles to mentor and lead others in rebuilding this country; the “elite” are falling and their true identity is slowly becoming exposed. Great leadership needs to start in the community. We need to become better parents, neighbors, friends, leaders, and overall citizens. Our country has become addictied to selfishness and this had led us to misery.

    Greg in Canada

    Great comment. Well said.

    10th November 2011 at 4:07 pm

  4. Robmu1 says:

    I watched in amazement this week at the incredible arrogance and willful lying coming from Penn State University. It was as if they sat around a boardroom table and snickered “let’s see if the slugs buy this bullshit’ each and every time they tested the waters with their latest ‘statement’ – all manufactured nonsense written by lawyers. So the board of trustees is forced into doing the right thing – however, who the fuck believes that the very same board didn’t know what was going on? The fact of that matter is simple: Penn State University traded the lives of children for money. Everything else is noise. If Penn State had any soul left they would cancel the season and do some real soul searching while they beg for forgiveness from those children that they allowed to be abused, as well as taxpayers, students, parents of students, alumni and the citizens of the Commonwealth.

    10th November 2011 at 4:15 pm

  5. Stucky says:

    Wow. How many times can I say, “Great article, one of your best ever!”? I guess at least one more time. I copied this to a Word doc and am going to email it to my entire list.

    For those who don’t know me, I am NOT a bible thumper by any stretch of the imagination. But as I read this one scripture verse immediately popped in my mind;

    “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy” — 2 Tim. 3:1

    Is there a more perfect summary of what Admin wrote describing this age? I doubt it.

    I don’t know what “last days” entails … but it sure as heck seems like we’re in it.

    10th November 2011 at 4:26 pm

  6. Pirate Jo says:

    Yeah, being a human has been … interesting. Not sure it’s a species I’m terribly proud to belong to, but that’s how I was configured this time around. I’ve made it about halfway through my life and have found some good people and some love, and overall I can’t say it isn’t worth doing. But it is with a sigh of relief that I think of returning to the earth someday to be reconfigured into something perhaps more worthy. Other things on this earth experience life too, and love, and joy, and the warmth of the sun, but they don’t do evil.

    10th November 2011 at 4:34 pm

  7. Guest Post: Is There No Shame? » A Taoistmonk's Life says:

    [...] Submitted by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform [...]

    10th November 2011 at 4:38 pm

  8. Persnickety says:

    Even worse sordid allegations about Penn State:

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ycn-10407023

    10th November 2011 at 4:38 pm

  9. Jackson says:

    Is there no shame?

    Don’t be naive. Of course there isn’t.

    What this culture needs is a strong and moral church, a belief in the evils of sin and the everlasting consequences for sinning, and leadership with values exceed those of the society.

    And as for the latter, vote for Ron Paul, the only Republican or Democratic who espouses your basic beliefs and those of America

    10th November 2011 at 4:44 pm

  10. Kaygeejay says:

    “blind with rage.” You nailed it Jim.

    10th November 2011 at 4:46 pm

  11. Administrator says:

    “One would have thought that after Long Term Capital, Enron, Refco, Amaranth, Madoff, Bear Stearns, Lehman, AIG, ad nauseum that our system would have been reformed by now. Not only do the disasters get worse, the outright theft and corruption become more blatant. One of the board members of the CFTC just admitted in public that the silver market is being manipulated…Nothing has been, is being or will be done about it. Bank on that.”

    Dave in Denver

    10th November 2011 at 4:47 pm

  12. Pineal Neuropsychology and The Christ Event by Bradford Riley « Rileybrad's Blog says:

    [...] of voice, that infinite Jesus would never have acted on this trust and priestly authority as their raper or seducer. This is one of the important aspects of Neuropsychology that have been completely missed by our [...]

    10th November 2011 at 4:50 pm

  13. KaD says:

    Thought this perspective was appropriate: Riots show the danger of diefying a coach:
    http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/penn-state-riots-after-joe-paterno-firing-show-danger-of-deifying-a-coach-111011

    10th November 2011 at 4:51 pm

  14. GoldWerewolf says:

    Go Jim Go!! It is absolutely unbelievable and sickening that RIOTS would break out at the firing of Joe Paterno. Joe Paterno turned his head on a man who rapes children. I hope that there is some way that the Pennsylvania criminal laws can apply to “JoePa.” A prosecution of him would at least be some indication that justice will triumph over college football, because that has NOT been the trend lately. (See Cam Newton)

    10th November 2011 at 4:51 pm

  15. Anonymous says:

    Ann Barnhart on a rant, call for the end of Peen State……blood in the water and it’s attracting lots of sharks.

    http://radiopatriot.wordpress.com/
    I’m Considering Relocating to Sodom . . .
    Posted by Ann Barnhardt – November 10

    . . . because I’m absolutely convinced that this culture, right now, today, is WORSE than Sodom or Gomorrah ever were. Sodom would be a step up.

    It is now all over the internet that Sandusky was running a high-dollar pedophile ring, and that “Second Mile” was merely a front and means of recruiting and enslaving young boys who were then pimped to wealthy Penn State donors for sex.
    Penn State should be shut down. Not just the football program – the entire university. Shut it down immediately. Any student of Penn State with any sense should be making arrangements to transfer to another university, because graduating from Penn State would necessitate that said person list Penn State on their resume, which will now be a major, major strike against that person. Why? Because they knowingly entered and subsidized a cult that worshiped an old man who “coached” a football team. And, as it turns out, that old man facilitated and enabled a massive pedophile ring. Further, said students, even after learning of this and seeing that “old man” fired, RIOTED last night IN SUPPORT OF THE CULT LEADER / PEDOPHILE RING ENABLER.
    TIMELINE:
    UPDATE: POSSIBLE MURDER LINKAGE?

    The Centre County District Attorney who sparred with Penn State over Sandusky, but never prosecuted, was murdered in 2005. Ray Gricar’s empty car was found in a parking lot on April 16, 2005, and his laptop, missing its hard drive, was found nearby in the Susquehanna River. Gricar’s body has never been found, and he was declared dead earlier this year.

    Pedophile and sex slavery rings are some of the most dangerous, powerful and wealthy criminal organizations in the world.

    10th November 2011 at 4:59 pm

  16. u doran says:

    Jail time is much to nice.
    Remember the medevial tretment for banksters?
    Hung nude in the town square with genitals in their mouth.
    Same here as fear of punishment is the only reason to obey the law for criminal prdophile sociopaths. Not a single wall street bankster has or will ever go to jail, and all the catholic criminal pedophiles the same. White collar crime exists because it is risk free these days. The old days of the perp walks for Tyco, Madoff, Enron, et al crimes have been abolished. The regulators are bought and paid for.
    If Madoff ahd not run out of money and confessed he would still be playing today.
    The powers that be are just to entrenched to be broken up. So far.

    10th November 2011 at 4:59 pm

  17. GoldWerewolf says:

    Unfortunately, I believe that armed struggle is the only thing that will derail this cess ridden train of anglosphere power elites from the tracks. This is another symptom of what being besotted with power and adoration does. Our entire Western power structure has the same attitude.

    10th November 2011 at 5:02 pm

  18. llpoh says:

    When college football coaches make ten times what college presidents make, the seeds of doom are sown. Money so oftem trumps morality that it has become the norm. Banks. Politicians. Colleges. The church. Look at the idiot kids rioting in support of Paterno. Society is doomed.

    10th November 2011 at 5:04 pm

  19. Administrator says:

    Destroying a university is not the answer. Criminals need to be held accountable for their actions. The faculty and students are not responsible for the behavior of a few powerful men. Those men are responsible.

    The new leadership needs to focus on human beings and their education rather than a football program. They would be wise to have a woman or women in the new leadership team. Would a mother have allowed this to be brushed aside if she was one of the top Administrators? Not a chance.

    10th November 2011 at 5:06 pm

  20. lllpoh says:

    Where I went to school there were no athletic scholarships. We filled the stadium each week. Time to ban athletic scholarships totally. When coaches make TEN times what the president of the school – or the country – makes, it is time to hit the fucking reset button. Back to basics – time for student athletes, not paid athletes. LSU/Alabama pay their. Coaches over 4 million per year. What a motherfucking joke. No athletic scholarships – none. I know Wharton/gUPenn doesn’t have them, and I bet every game is a sell-out.

    Immoral bastards, the lot of them.

    10th November 2011 at 5:17 pm

  21. flash says:

    Administrator says:

    Destroying a university is not the answer.

    Sensible people assume that logic rules the day , but not for bomb throwers like the psycho bitch Barnhardt , she’ll whip people in a frenzy with this issue , just like she does with her 24/7 kill a mooslem rhetoric.
    Mobs have no conscience when the herd mentality takes over.
    And politicos eat sleep and breathe according to mob rule….that’s a given…expect some serious shit if the latest accusations ring true.

    10th November 2011 at 5:19 pm

  22. Stucky says:

    Fucken A.

    This article has released some really resless natives.

    simpsons-mob-torches.jpg

    10th November 2011 at 5:19 pm

  23. Muck About says:

    All we are, after all is said and done, are automatic apes. The ideas of morals, good, evil, honesty and dishonesty are concepts developed by us automatic apes when it was discovered that by using cooperative methods between individuals and groups made it easier to survive and improved the standards of living. Good intent and honesty optimized the benefits of any exchange, making it to our advantage to be good guys when dealing with others.

    That moral thing, however, is different. Moral behavior is highly subjective, mired in the mud of personal predicament and steeped in the odds of getting caught if you act in an immoral act.

    Sadly, the automatic ape is much more likely to act in an immoral fashion if the odds are good there will be no consequences for doing so. After all, immoral acts are usually beneficial or feel good and with the exception of violent immoral acts (such as rape of a ten year old boy or armed robbery or murder), most immoral acts such as screwing around with a consulting adult for sexual satisfaction, figuring out a way to short change someone in a monetary deal or any of the numerous ways one ape cheats another ape to beneficial purpose bring the immoral act into the risk analysis loop and if the ape can get away with it with no foul consequences, most time, he/she’ll do it.

    In this case, by doing the minimal “moral” thing (which turned out to be highly immoral and they caught for it), it bought Joe Paterno 9 more years of being the “Grand Old Man” of college football.

    To have it come crashing down around him with a forced retirement and reputation is ruins, you’d have to ask him if that last nine years was worth such a crushing ending. I think not.

    But Paterno, his motley crew of butt fuckers and liars and cover up artists will suffer for their moral and legal crimes. We must understand that there are a huge number of these kinds of people out there, willing to abuse, steal, rape and worse if they think they can get away with it.

    After all, they are all just automatic apes and moral development in some people fails to develop properly or deeply enough to keep them out of trouble. It doesn’t help things when normally morally people fail in their jobs of watching out for the evil guys and protect the innocents in the way they should. They are just as guilty as the evil doers and be trusted no more.

    The above comments apply to the entire fucking Catholic Church as well.

    MA

    10th November 2011 at 5:21 pm

  24. HCSKnight says:

    AMDG

    >> has rocked the Catholic Church in the last five years.<> Pedophile priests have existed within the Catholic Church for decades. The Penn State situation shows that pedophiles exist everywhere in our society.<> As young Catholic boys you are taught that priests represent Jesus Christ on earth.<> They are taught to obey, because a priest is the same as Jesus Christ. <>These beliefs allowed pedophile priests to prey on thousands of little boys around the world for decades with little or no backlash. <>Those crimes were horrific enough by themselves, but the actions of the bishops, cardinals and even the popes who have known about these crimes make it ten times worse. <> Cardinals and bishops knew that priests were raping little boys and their solution was to transfer them to another parish where they could find fresh meat. <>Little boys were sacrificed at the altar of the Catholic Church by evil men.<> Not only have our educational and religious institutions failed us, but our financial and political institutions have spectacularly self-destructed over the last decade. <<

    The American people are failing themselves. American has embraced relativism and humanism as its gods. Her institutions do not create her culture, her values, her good or evil; they merely reflect its soul. The author's emotional selfishness is a witness to these truths.

    As for PSU/Paterno et. al., it is an extremely ugly symbol of the "Happy Valley" of America.

    AMDG

    10th November 2011 at 5:26 pm

  25. flash says:

    Muck About says:
    But Paterno, his motley crew of butt fuckers and liars and cover up artists will suffer for their moral and legal crimes.

    Sure muck , it’s called Hell.

    Dedicated to McQueery, Sindooky and Joe Pat-see no evil-Ho

    10th November 2011 at 5:29 pm

  26. JW Wilson says:

    On this the 236th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps, I think your article is spot on, as a veteran of 8 years in the service, (Danang 66) it is really painful as i approach my 70th birthday next month to watch & see how our country has gone totally down hill, the people in our government I hope will be held accountable and I believe that both parties are to blame for the current state of affairs, one day a leader will emerge, we will be that shining city on a hill again, to many great young men & women have paid the ultimate price for our freedom & liberty don’t ever give in’ thanks again for a great piece, I know people like yourself are out there don’t ever stop speaking up & writing we will win

    10th November 2011 at 5:30 pm

  27. Game Over says:

    My Demands? Simple:

    1) Revolution
    2) Off With Their Heads

    10th November 2011 at 5:35 pm

  28. Axel says:

    “Do they care more about football than innocent children being raped?”

    In a word, sadly, yes.

    10th November 2011 at 5:37 pm

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    10th November 2011 at 5:37 pm

  30. bluebird says:

    “It seems that everyone in positions of power across the spectrum of education, religion, finance, and politics are psychopaths, bent upon self-destruction no matter the cost to society or unborn generations. ” I would also include the police who think they are above the law who take innocent people to jail, when they themselves disregard the law and lie about their dishonesty. Our society is in for a rude awakening when this entire era collapses.

    10th November 2011 at 5:40 pm

  31. flash says:

    Here’s the PSU new logo.

    4PDAL.jpg

    10th November 2011 at 5:46 pm

  32. Bill Lee says:

    Ha ha ha.

    You hypocrites!

    US butchers children in countries around the world.

    New deal being cut with Uzbekistan dictator who boils people.

    STFU, USA, you corrupt phonies!

    10th November 2011 at 5:53 pm

  33. Murray says:

    When a country loses its manufacturing base (the engine that drives its growth) it sets out to eat upon itself. As time goes on the country becomes unrecognizable.

    10th November 2011 at 6:00 pm

  34. Josey Wales says:

    Great article . I couldn’t have said it better, as a life long Catholic it saddens me what
    Lucifer has done to the church our society, He spreads confusion makes sin unrecognizable.
    Our founding fathers understood that the all natural laws come from the Creator. There
    isn’t one Politician other than Ron Paul that understands this or really gives a dam. As this
    country has turned its back on God . I would think he will have done the same . I want to
    live my life with out government telling what to do as well I don’t want to tell anybody else
    what to do. Evil Priest pedophiles they all should be Shot in the town square. It is prophesied
    that the time will come in this Country they will kill you for a cup of gas I wonder how far out
    in the future that is .

    10th November 2011 at 6:03 pm

  35. Paul walker says:

    http://www.artistdirect.com/video/garden-of-aalah/31851

    We worship corporations and institutions. Our Supreme Court granted them First Amendment rights. The Fourth Estate, the alleged watchdogs of democracy, acts as their mouthpiece.

    There should be no surprise that protecting Joe Paterno, Penn State, Happy Valley and Linebacker U — profit-generating institutions at the core of big-time college athletics’ amateur myth — appears to have taken precedence over the protection of children.

    It’s the era we live in. Institutions are valued more than human beings.

    Safeguarding JoePa, marketing and exploiting his march to victory 409, appears to have been more important than exposing allegations against longtime defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, charged with sexually abusing teenage boys.

    snip

    But money and fame have perverted the profession. It’s now an occupation to pleasure vanity. Joe Paterno should’ve retired 20 years ago. His ego wouldn’t allow it. Dean Smith, the far more self-aware basketball version of Paterno, retired at age 66. But coach Smith owned the Division I record for victories when he retired. North Carolina didn’t need to prop him up for a decade so he could surpass Adolph Rupp.

    There should be an asterisk next to JoePa’s 409 victories. And if not an asterisk, at least a dollar sign, America’s favorite religious symbol, our justification for valuing institutions more than human beings.

    – Jason Whitlock

    http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/Jason-Whitlock-Penn-State-sex-scandal-Jerry-Sandusky-blame-Joe-Paterno-Nittany-Lions-110711

    Looks like MF Global and PSU – Pedophile State University both fail to measure up to the TBTF standard. Regardless, it’s time to turn the standard PSU chant on its head.

    They are State Penn

    10th November 2011 at 6:05 pm

  36. Flip Wilson says:

    What a steaming pile of bullshit. Blaming the devil relieves the person of responsibility for their own actions. It’s funny on as a comedy skit. But religious dogmatic horseshit when you actually believe it.

    10th November 2011 at 6:11 pm

  37. Wyoming Mike says:

    When the leaders won’t stand up for what is right it is time for new leaders!

    10th November 2011 at 6:30 pm

  38. eliza black says:

    In all of Greek mythology, I’m not sure if any but Ajax prevented Hubris from becoming Nemesis. Oedipus, Cassandra, Orpheus, Horus, Jesus we’re in this thing and there’s no getting out.

    10th November 2011 at 6:31 pm

  39. Dave says:

    I am extremely thankful and glad for the presence and availability of this article. Very well done, indeed. I will be forwarding it widely.

    For a host of reasons, the article brought several allegorical items to mind for me:

    1.) The biblical phrase “Come out from among them and be ye separate.”

    2.) The “She’s a Witch” scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail – http://www.youtube.com/embed/zrzMhU_4m-g?rel=0

    3.) Frank Slade’s priceless speech in Scent of a Woman – http://www.youtube.com/embed/–IcPqrLDBA?rel=0

    4.) Justice by the ruling interests
    monty-python-shes-a-witch-burn-her.jpg

    10th November 2011 at 6:57 pm

  40. D.L. says:

    What do you expect? In the early 70s when Woody Hayes was “god” at Ohio State, he beat up one of his players and nothing was done since he always beat Schembechler and the Wolverines. In the book about the U Texas football program called “Meat on the Hoof” about Darrel Royal, it was said that he exploited redshirt freshman and second teamers. In the NFL, Bill Belichick of the NE Patriots gets caught cheating, so what does NFL.com and the NFL Network do? Make this guy the second coming of Christ (or Don Shula, whichever comes first…no wait–Vince Lombardi). Also in the NFL, Jets coach Rex Ryan taunts his own brother, Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan after the Jets beat the Cowboys earlier this year. And then you have fans such as those of the Miami Dolphins who chant at a practice during the preseason–a practice!–their disfavor with their starting QB with the chants, “We want Orton!” (who was and is the Denver starting QB). And don’t get me started on Jets fans and Eagles fans! Or NFL fans in general who gladly go to stadiums for TSA groping and “enhanced” BS just to see “their” teams play.

    No, it doesn’t surprise me that Penn State has operated this way. And it doesn’t surprise me how the students at Penn State acted–they deserve a perennial loser on the field for this. and likely they will get one…

    10th November 2011 at 7:13 pm

  41. eliza black says:

    D.L.

    “they deserve a perennial loser on the field”

    You surely miss the point.

    10th November 2011 at 7:24 pm

  42. Joey Tavares says:

    You’re just missing one thing.

    They’re all doing it. These men aren’t protecting each other for reputation’s sake, or to save their jobs. They’re protecting each other’s interests. They’re all fucking little boys. And girls. And we let them.

    And it’s been going on hundreds, if not thousands, of years. “Private” means “secret”, and secrets haunt. They haunt our species, and its evolution. Have a look around, at the horseless buggies, and the Byzantine coins in your pockets. We need to quit FUCKING AROUND.

    10th November 2011 at 7:26 pm

  43. karen says:

    Why. We want to know why, how so many, could DO this. I will tell you why.

    Because they were poor children. Poor. Needy children. That’s why no one cared. Period.

    10th November 2011 at 7:34 pm

  44. eliza black says:

    Karen:

    You are probably right. What can I do?

    10th November 2011 at 7:53 pm

  45. eliza black says:

    Somebody, pull my finger.

    10th November 2011 at 8:02 pm

  46. Novista says:

    Bill Lee

    You conflate Americans with the government.

    And you haven’t the guts to identify what country you come from. The odds are, it is as corrupt as any other on this planet in the early part of the 21st century. Applying your logic, you, too, are a hypocrite.

    Prove me wrong.

    In any case, invading a topic and beating your own drum is only a form of onanism.

    10th November 2011 at 8:09 pm

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    10th November 2011 at 8:14 pm

  48. Stucky says:

    Novista, I seriously doubt that maroon Bill Lee will have even the slightest fucking clue about onanism. I mean …cum on!!!!

    10th November 2011 at 8:16 pm

  49. Joey Tavares says:

    The lot of them:

    http://www.undovedmind.org/ISGP/articles/dutroux/Belgian_X_dossiers_of_the_Dutroux_affair.htm

    http://educate-yourself.org/cn/franklincoverupexcerpt.shtml

    10th November 2011 at 8:18 pm

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    10th November 2011 at 8:33 pm

  51. Administrator says:

    HCSKnight

    You couldn’t resist coming here after being discredited on ZH. I laugh at your “emotional selfishness” crap. I spent 12 years in Catholic schools. I went to church every Sunday and my children went to Catholic schools. Don’t lecture me about the Catholic religion.

    You are nothing but an apologist for the heirarchy of the Catholic church. The assistant pastor at my parish was transferred there from another parish after raping little boys. He proceeded to rape little boys at my parish. One of those boys committed suicide. That priest – Father Thomas Shea – resides in an old priest retirement home in Darby PA. Read the grand jury report for kicks and giggles.

    How dare you act like the heirarchy of the Catholic Church has not covered up their evil acts. Ideologues like yourself disgust me. You don’t seek the truth and you do not represent the ideals of a true Christian by denying the facts.

    Go troll on some other site where your lies and misinformation will be believed by non-thinking ideologues like yourself.

    10th November 2011 at 8:37 pm

  52. Hangman says:

    Thank you Jim for your incisive commentary. I have for many years felt an utter disconnect with the Elders in charge – running things in this country. So much so that I have virtually disowned the older generation of my family. They just don’t get it. I do not visit Foulkeways any more.

    Since the Elderly seem so enamored of the virtues of age, namely wisdow, judgement, blah blah blah, they hold the rest of us youngins hostage to their old ways of thinking. Increasingly their defective reasoning skills are costing me and my kids big time. It’s not something I take lightly. Either you are part of the solution or you are not part of the solution. I call it Tyranny of the Elderly.

    I believe cultural transmission it is a well accepted concept in social studies. Basically it says humans can pass knowledge from one generation to another, and thereby society advances. This would be in contrast to relying purely on inborn instinct.

    When a generation stays around too long it decreases the rate of new transmission of information so that new societal norms and progress can be enjoyed. In short, the old farts are sticking around too long – certainly not stepping aside when they should. This retards progress for society at large, and more specifically for my kids.

    I’m not happy with this arrangement.

    PS I notice a word recurring in your essay – MEN. Thanks for pointing this out. What would it be like if the men were replaced with woMEN?

    10th November 2011 at 9:13 pm

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    10th November 2011 at 9:21 pm

  54. Conservative constipation says:

    Many of the world’s leaders must be walking around wearing depends these days.

    10th November 2011 at 9:44 pm

  55. llpoh says:

    I will again point to the immorality of football coaches. In the SEC coaches ROUTINELY gave out more scholarships than they have actual places. Teams (to be unnamed but can be easily looked up) gave out around thirty EACH year. Thirty! some kids redshirt, which extends the average time at school. I believe that the number of scholarships aloud is 84. Well, 30 x 4 = 120! What happens to the approx. 40 to 50 difference? Well, of course some leave for a variety of reasons. But in many cases the kid would show up for school and be told – hey, that scholarship you thought you had, too fuckingg bad, you don’t have it.

    Sorry pieces of shit is what they are. I believe rules have been changed to try to prevent this, but I do not know how effective it is.

    10th November 2011 at 11:21 pm

  56. Michael Pyshnov says:

    The problem – everybody and especially the media, says – is greed. Well, people always wanted more, why greed is now a problem destroying the world? Here is the answer:
    We live in a communist society, almost exactly as kmarx wanted, but arrived at in a different way. Private people do not own the means of production. They are unable to produce and make money a decent way as in the past. Production is in the hands of appointed “executives” working for salary, who are not the owners, but just employees. This is the world of employees. They decide the fate, the destinies, the salaries, the taste and sexual habits of the population. They are communist dictators.
    In these circumstances, everybody can make money only in a dishonest way, cheating the system and the taxpayers, bypassing the “rules, regulations and procedure”. The whole thing should be called jewish communism.
    This economic order was described in the book “Power without property” by Adolf A. Berle, 1959. He also was US Secretary of State. He called corporate “executives” commissars, he made clear warnings. Yet, the communist scoundrel K. Galbraith turned the economic order to the communist ideal, allowing corporations to use taxpayers’ money as much as they wanted. Finally, corporations stopped paying dividends, they organised the corporate fraud – stock, they lied, is increasing in value. So, nobody was taking money from the banks, they, idiots, were believing that they are getting rich…
    Well, it’s a long story.

    10th November 2011 at 11:25 pm

  57. Shell says:

    I share the author’s disgust. I am always amazed when people don’t take action when presented with suspicions or accusations of this nature, however in a sick way the “political correctness” teaches us to be fearful of interceding, and certainly fear of litigation for defamation of character or whatnot can also deter people.

    The other thing that people need to consider here is that pedophiles are yes very sick, but they are usually also very very clever. They seek positions which give them a cloak of trustworthiness and access to children, and often at-risk children in single parent homes (I was not surprised one iota to learn the guy ran a charity for kids). They go way out of their way to seem generous and upstanding, kind and trustworthy so that they can have unfettered access to these children.

    These sickos have sought out roles in cub scouts, coaching, charities, and the collar of the priesthood and other denominations as pastors and various churches youth ministries and camp counselors.

    While the individuals who knew or were presented with allegations and were in the position of power to do something – if they did nothing, they are culpable. However, maligning an entire institution for the actions of a few is not justice either. There are hundreds of honorable teachers, administrators, and coaches at Penn State, just as there are thousands of faithful priests and hundreds of faithful bishops in the church (many of the Bishops are appauled by the few of their peers who acted so profoundly badly.)

    Pedophiles should face lifetime imprisonment or long terms and castration if they hope for release. And I would say that all rape, is equally vile, on boys, girls or women, or men for that matter.

    10th November 2011 at 11:32 pm

  58. RJ OGuillory says:

    America The Prostrate

    In a simplistic sort of way,
    Across a desert lit by the moon.
    America lay prostrate,
    Lulled by prosperity’s tune.

    Beautiful thing in a world gone mad,
    Everyone knows the lies being spoke.
    They spill from the mouths of bankrupt souls,
    Leaderless people, morally broke.

    The globe spins on, a compact disc,
    Television soothes the planet.
    Hard drives quietly think away,
    Politicians run the gamut.

    Prostrate pricks, sucking away,
    At America’s aging tit.
    Pay up now, or go to jail,
    They care less, how you take the hit.

    They act as if it will never end,
    The Nazis felt much the same.
    Fortify your home, your town,
    These criminals have no real shame.

    The knock on the door will surely come,
    Midnight terror of the state.
    Theft, lies, fraud and deceit,
    Social incubators of pure hate.

    Hang from a rope, they surely will,
    These prophets of civic duty.
    After the riots, the death, the trials,
    Before these pirates split the booty.

    RJ O’Guillory
    ——————————————————–

    American Court

    Faded Flags, ragged in the sun,
    The Stars & Stripes fly tattered.
    Americans sit, waiting to be judged,
    The Bill of Rights lay sadly battered.

    A Judge in Black, the Cops in Tan,
    we Citizens, shamed and weak.
    Justice died,…so long ago,
    court payments begin this week.

    Everyone pays, The State needs the bucks,
    the Law keeps the cash rolling in.
    Morality and law have no real value,
    Visa validates The People’s sin.

    The Dollar is King, The Court is aware,
    the Fine Schedule just went up.
    Judge and State, hand-n-hand,
    all involved, beyond corrupt.

    RJ. O’Guillory

    ———————————————————
    Boomer

    A winter wind upon us,
    Crystal, chilled silk bones.
    Lust, no lonely orphan,
    In manufacture of our groans.

    Joys of youth, sands of time,
    Pass slowly through the crack.
    Aged genie, trapped in a bottle,
    Life’s set, fades gently to black.

    Material gain, material loss,
    Get George Foreman’s grills.
    Magnetized cards, late night orders,
    storage lockers, filled to the gills.

    Broken families, raised by a village,
    perhaps, battered by a spouse.
    Credit floats the whole generation,
    everything riding on the house.

    From the bottom of the barrel,
    Looking up, from where one lay.
    Rot dreams of glorious youth,
    The price we were forced to pay.

    The barrel may be home or den,
    Hell takes any kind of shape.
    Looking up, from the bottom,
    It still feels mostly like a rape.

    Everyone may think us done,
    America remains, just a rumor.
    Who pulled down those towers,
    You’re nothing but a Boomer.

    RJ O’Guillory

    —————————————————–

    Dimwit

    Our mystic world of make-believe,
    childish echo’s of future power.
    Junior demons amongst the Bushes,
    the people continue to cower.

    You’d think with Bush the Younger,
    the world would have known.
    The fix was in, law was dead,
    back, when John’s head was blown.

    The Elder knows nothing of Dallas,
    The Idiot, “My Pet Goat”….
    Bodies piled, on bloody lies,
    neither Evil needed a vote.

    Corruption floats the unwashed masses,
    along a river of broken dreams.
    Hidden within screens of blu-plasma,
    and a people’s silent screams.

    We do not torture, we do not accept,
    the lies of fucking liars.
    Think we’ll just accept them still,
    then build the midnight fires.

    It won’t be me, I hope not you,
    to accept this fringe bullshit.
    Because I know in a hundred years,
    I’ll not be known, a Fascist Dimwit

    RJ O’Guillory
    ———————————————————–
    The Illusion

    America shimmers, losing shape,
    lost souls, the weakest generation.
    Democracy stumbles, people awaken,
    trouble on America’s plantation.

    America stands strong and free,
    a land of life and liberty?
    Indentured servants, ever on,
    from sea to shining sea.

    Laws for this, laws for that,
    control of the air you breathe.
    Nanny State, exploding prisons,
    Stalinist tits, on which we teethe.

    House and Senate, bought and sold,
    mortgaged by corporate donations.
    Court Supremes, selling their soul,
    torture’s cool, but do it in other nations.

    Traitors act, as though elected,
    a free and fair republic?
    Lying thieves, electronic frauds,
    in office to cheat the public.

    Bankers steal, Pelosi jets,
    stimulate this, stimulate that.
    Leadership so corrupt, so brutal,
    little need to trim the fat.

    China profits, Brazil prospers,
    around us the world grows.
    Bush and Clinton, hold their power,
    JFK? Oh, no one knows?

    It’s falling apart, not so funny,
    at least I’m close to passing.
    Before the riots, the martial law,
    before Obama starts the gassing.

    Long before the troops deploy,
    during all the fucking confusion.
    Lucky enough, simply to know,
    our lives were just an illusion.

    RJ O’Guillory
    ———————————————————–

    11th November 2011 at 12:16 am

  59. Atul Khole says:

    Hi,
    What you are saying is true for all the countries [This isn't limited to America]. All of us are facing similar problems. Why don’t all of us start looking for solutions [Doesn't matter if it isn't perfect or is small.]. It doesn’t matter what race, religion, country you belong to as long as you have values. Why don’t we unite ? Why waste more of our energy in pointing out the flaws when we can direct it to coming together and creating something which rewards character and values. We can create a platform where sensible people [From different backgrounds], from all over the world can voice their opinions on creating SOLUTIONS. If someone has better ideas, I would request them to start working on it.

    11th November 2011 at 12:31 am

  60. BostonBakedBean says:

    Well with Fukushima China Syndromes destroying what’s left of the planet, it won’t be long before we are a distant memory to Mother Earth. Make your peace with God and kiss your ass goodbye.

    11th November 2011 at 1:37 am

  61. norma lacy says:

    A little factoid RE: the pet rating agencies: The location of S&P? Princeton. Surprise surprise.

    11th November 2011 at 8:49 am

  62. Jerk Off says:

    http://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2011/11/11/the_equality_racket

    Enough with your BS about equality and the “rich”.

    11th November 2011 at 8:52 am

  63. Administrator says:

    Jerk Off is the proper alias for you.

    11th November 2011 at 9:02 am

  64. Lonejack says:

    Here is another probing analysis of this issue, by Dr. Gary North who details the sequence of events and discusses both the legal and moral aspects of the actions, or lack thereof, taken by the various parties involved.

    http://lewrockwell.com/north/north1059.html

    11th November 2011 at 9:11 am

  65. Stucky says:

    Not a big Gary North fan … but that’s an excellent read posted by Lonejack.

    11th November 2011 at 9:29 am

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    11th November 2011 at 10:06 am

  67. eliza black says:

    I read the article posted by Lonejack. It pretends there is something to be discussed. If someone falls down and is about to be hit by a car, you pick them up. If you witness a ten year old boy being sodomized, you help him. There is nothing else to talk about.

    11th November 2011 at 11:02 am

  68. Mary Malone says:

    The Irish have always had a way with words. The Limerick Leader interviews Irishman on the street and asks for his opinion on Wall Street.

    The money quote: “F@#$ off. I’m going to get a pint.”

    http://4closurefraud.org/2011/11/11/go-irish-my-favorite-irishman-is-back-to-share-his-views-of-wall-street/

    11th November 2011 at 1:05 pm

  69. Stucky says:

    Terrible vid MM. Why does he use the f-word so often? People who can’t get their point across with resorting to potty mouth language are unsophisicated Cretans. Shameful. I cannot approve this video.

    11th November 2011 at 1:11 pm

  70. philn says:

    Interesting site. How about this analysis of our “civilisation”:
    1% sociopath
    98% pathologically stupid
    1% hopelessly clued-in?

    11th November 2011 at 1:15 pm

  71. Mary Malone says:

    Stucky: “…. potty mouth language are unsophisicated Cretans.”

    Heh…

    11th November 2011 at 1:16 pm

  72. Farhad says:

    Exceptional! Your articulate expression of my thoughts and feelings is cathartic! Thank you.

    11th November 2011 at 2:00 pm

  73. Foric says:

    What exactly is the use of diatribes with no proposed solution? Why bother to write except to exercise your own feelings and writing skills? What exactly did you hope to accomplish? Have some other people commiserate with you for your vicarious emotions? Why not DO SOMETHING?
    Come up with some ideas. Here’s some to get you started.
    1. A class action suit against Pervert U by alumni asking for damages due to the grave cloud now hanging over their diploma.
    2. A boycott of donations for the period of time that the indecency went on – 12 years
    3. An expulsion of Pervert UI from all sports leagues for a dozen years
    4. A cutoff of Federal funding for a dozen years
    Unless money talks to them, there will be no action on other cases being hidden elsewhere. Or do you believe this is the only situation of an institution in the US hiding crimes like these?

    11th November 2011 at 2:51 pm

  74. AWD says:

    Fuck me, wrong picture and thread.

    Talented PSU girls:

    pennstatefront.jpg

    11th November 2011 at 3:05 pm

  75. Stucky says:

    Foric

    Why exactly did you come here? Why did you ask stoopid questions? Why don’t you take your dumbass ideas and shove them up your ass? Why are you dickless? Why try to fe funny with “Pervert UI”? Why don’t you pack your shit and never come back again? Why? Why? Why?

    11th November 2011 at 3:21 pm

  76. RobinH says:

    James, I share your despair ad also believe the situation to be near hopeless.
    I also believe the situation to be manufactured by and for the very same scoundrels we so despise.
    I see most of it, elections, ball games and such, as no more than distraction and often wonder how much good could be produced redirecting such useless energy. (not that voting is bad, per say, just that most of the time now, it makes little difference).
    I am not without though, just like the fleas on the dogs back in Orwells 1984, if we decide to shake then they’ve had it. We CAN win this battle!
    I’m certain OWS and other movements scares the s**t out of them right now, them being the lowly criminal scoundrels that defraud and leach off the rest of us (this also includes some in the 99%).
    Keep your head high, knowing you’re fighting the good fight.
    It will be by the example of the upright that society once again regains its worth.

    11th November 2011 at 3:24 pm

  77. Administrator says:

    Jury awards $100 million in priest abuse case

    Curt Anderson | Associated Press

    MIAMI – A Miami jury returned a $100 million verdict Thursday against a retired Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing dozens of boys over many years – an amount unlikely to ever be collected, but one a victim’s attorney said sends a strong message to child predators.

    “It sets a standard,” said attorney Jeff Herman, who represented Andres Sousana in the case against the priest, Neil Doherty. “Now we know what a jury thinks about these cases. No. 2, it sends a message that we hope will protect other children.”

    Sousana, now of Lansing, Mich., told reporters he was just 14 when he ran away from home and wound up in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood in the 1980s. It was there that more than 20 people now claim Doherty trolled for victims wearing his priest’s collar, gaining their trust and then plying the boys with drugs and alcohol and sexually abusing them.

    “What he did to me, it’s unforgiveable. It’s something I’m going to have to live with the rest of my life,” said Sousana, 40. “I feel that justice has been served. It’s just really satisfying that my voice has been heard.”

    Despite the verdict’s size, it is the least of Doherty’s legal troubles. He has been jailed in neighboring Broward County since last year awaiting trial on multiple child sex abuse charges involving a different young victim. Doherty, 68, has pleaded not guilty to those charges.

    Trial of the lawsuit lasted just a day and a half, with Sousana taking the stand to describe the abuse and a psychologist describing the shame, humiliation and lasting emotional scars he suffered. Doherty testified only in a written deposition, taking the 5th Amendment against self-incrimination in answer to most questions because of the pending criminal case.

    Doherty’s attorney did not immediately return an email seeking comment Thursday.

    Herman said the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court jury’s verdict, which includes $90 million in punitive damages, is among the largest nationwide against an individual priest. The lawsuit did not name the Archdiocese of Miami, which has been targeted by numerous other lawsuits over allegations of sexual abuse by Doherty and other priests. Many have been settled.

    “We weren’t aware of it because it’s a civil case against an individual,” said Mary Ross Agosta, spokeswoman for the archdiocese.

    A separate lawsuit filed on Sousana’s behalf against the archdiocese was dismissed because it came after the statute of limitations had passed, but Herman is appealing that ruling.

    Sousana said he lived silently with the effects of the abuse for years before deciding in February 2010 to come forward.

    “It was just time for me to let it out,” he said.

    11th November 2011 at 3:50 pm

  78. Angry in Wisconsin says:

    I’m so angry over the way the PSU administrationhandled this and how the media has made Joe Pa out to be the victim that I’m physically shaking.

    11th November 2011 at 3:55 pm

  79. Big Al says:

    Well thought out. I’m in agreement with your post, but I think the evil doers are the minority and always will be.
    I get by on this quote alone “if you can’t trust people, how can you trust your mistrust of people?”

    Realize this. Light created darkness. The on state will always be the greater of the two.

    We battle on.

    11th November 2011 at 4:58 pm

  80. mdt3 says:

    2 Timothy 3
    The Dangers of the Last Days
    1 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

    11th November 2011 at 7:21 pm

  81. Novista says:

    Stucky

    Why do you hate the people of Crete? [hint]

    Foric

    You’re not the first cretin to come here and say DO SOMETHING. Had you read more than one post, you might have discermed that happens here a lot. Usually, it’s phrased as ‘you present problems but no solutions” and that misses the mark also.

    Issues require discussion and dislogue. Remember the Duke lacrosse case? Open and shut against ‘rich white boys’ until the devil in the details was dragged kicking and screaming into the light of day. And corrupt prosecutor Nifong paid the price.

    Meanwhile, what have YOU actually done?

    11th November 2011 at 7:55 pm

  82. ssgconway says:

    One unintended consequence of things like no-fault divorce (then-Gov. Reagan signed the first law permitting this in CA in 1969) and a welfare state that makes low-income men expendable, as Daniel Moynihan demonstrated in the famous “Moynihan Report” of 1965 is that we have lots of fatherless children. Sigmund Freud wrote, in “Civilization and its Discontents” back in 1931 that the best protection for children was a father in the home. Take away fathers, as no-fault divorce and welfare (and a ‘child support industry that would drive the likes of Tom Ball to self-immolation) do, and you have a perfect scenario for predators like Sandusky to exploit, as fatherless is now common, and even the norm among the poorer classes – the source of the vulnerable boys “The Second Mile” was supposed to help.

    11th November 2011 at 11:21 pm

  83. Tater says:

    It’s all very simple really, when you realize these people in power are actually reptiles of a different DNA than ours and they’re sucking the life force out of children b/c they need it to exist in their dimension, which is Absolute Evil. (Hey, it makes sense when nothing else does.)

    11th November 2011 at 11:35 pm

  84. Average Guy says:

    Thanks for the round-the-world historical references. I also appreciated your use of paragpaphs, ran the 1-2 sentence “paragraphs”.

    11th November 2011 at 11:41 pm

  85. ron says:

    The greed (evil) is all around us. Washington and the powers that be,wars for no real reason.
    Companys leaving for cheap labor overseas.The manipulation of the press,i watch the republican debates and the news coverage and it makes me ill.Better have your ducks in a row.Look around you at where peoples hearts are.

    12th November 2011 at 12:20 am

  86. Zara says:

    I love irony.

    http://www.amazon.com/Touched-Jerry-Sandusky-Story/dp/1582613575

    12th November 2011 at 12:59 am

  87. Lenn Johnston says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYMyTYG6U1k

    U Asked 2 C It Host Lenn Johnston parodies pope’s plea, “Pardon pedophile priests”.

    12th November 2011 at 1:52 am

  88. Roberthorse says:

    Excellent article. As time passes and events unfold it seems like a revolution is the only way to put an end to the increasingly self-interested abuse of power by the entrenched political/financial 1% who make up the rules [and ignore existing ones] as they go.

    Moral integrity and sanity in the public domain appears as NIL right now.

    Simple signs of the current madness when the world faces unprecedented problems brought about by existing ‘powers that be’ are drones killing unconvicted US citizens and a proposed 15% tax on Xmas trees to pay for beaurocrats to inform the public about them !

    12th November 2011 at 5:53 am

  89. Joey Tavares says:

    flash:

    Asshole, I got news for you – homosexual men like fucking each other, not little kids.

    It’s the sick fucks who can’t live with their desire in the mirror who rape innocence.

    I know because I was the victim of a paedophile, and let me tell you, thirty years later in court – the guy who raped me isn’t gay. But I am. I was before he did it, and I’m grateful to be brave enough to be me in the tattered aftermath. Thanks for another ignorant spout of bullshit from the ass of humanity. Why doesn’t everyone quit blaming The Other for the woes of the world, and let’s start doing something about the real monsters amongst us, eh?

    12th November 2011 at 10:06 am

  90. Stucky says:

    @Novista —- thanks for the assist!

    .
    @flash

    Not to turn this into a religious discussion …. but since there is a dearth of new posts, I’ll briefly do so.

    I’m not even sure Jesus loved everyone. That may be hard to prove by simply reading the Bible as-is. First, translators were very genteel in their translations. Second, one MUST understand 1st century culture … quite a difficult task two thousand years after the fact. Quick examples.

    Jesus is told that Herod is trying to kill him. Jesus then said, “Tell that fox …”. Now, dogs were reviled and hated back then … foxes even more so. To call someone a “fox” was kind of like saying, “Tell that fucker …”. Ha! Maybe not quite, but that’s the Stucky translation.

    On one occasion Jesus says that anyone who calls someone a “fool” is in danger of hellfire. Fool??? Yup. Yet, he characterizes many as “fools” in his parables.

    Jesus also had quite a few choice words (horrific insults for that day) for the leaders of the day, calling them names like “hypocrites” whose soulds are like “white washed tombs”.

    And let’s not forget him overturning tables in the Temple. He didn’t do that because he liked them. In today’s world that would be like me going to the Wall Street and gunning down some banksters in the middle of the stock exchange. Not a bad idea, come to think of it.

    There are actually many more examples. Now, some people will say I’m full of shit. They will say something to the effect of, “Jesus hated the sin but loved the sinner.” To which I reply in kind, “bullshit”. While hanging on the cross he did, indeed, love the sinner who repented. But the other guy? Tough shit. He’s going to hell.

    .
    @Novista — I trust I did a better job spelling this time around….

    12th November 2011 at 10:14 am

  91. eliza black says:

    I really liked your post, Jim. This crowd I can do without.

    12th November 2011 at 10:24 am

  92. Jeff T. R. says:

    Further to this immoral and amoral morass we find ourselves in, an analogous form of repugnant criminality must be found in our medical establishment and in particular, our pediatrics profession.
    For years, pediatricians were poisoning neonates with hazardous waste levels of mercury in vaccines (thimerosal), disabling millions of children, causing the autism epidemic and a raft of neurological and autoimmune diseases and disabilities amongst out children. The number of emotionally crippled teenagers we see and the raft of children on ritalin and on psychotropic agents is a direct result of this criminal behavior. Was the behavior intentional? Of course it was, just not as outwardly repugnant as is Jerry Sandusky’s behavior.

    For years parents were screaming that the horrendously toxic vaccines were causing life crippling disabilities in their children. And how did the medical establishment respond. By funding fraudulent studies designed to find that the hazardous waste levels of mercury injected into neonates had nothing to do with the autism epidemic or any of the other disease states or conditions which common sense would link with mercury exposure. One of the individuals who was responsible for the fraudulent mercury/autism studies was recently indicted by the Department of Justice on eight counts of fraud and eleven counts of embezzlement regarding the misuse of grant money that was supposed to be used to fund the autism studies. Just recently, a FOIA request approval evidenced in documents from the CDC that the CDC for years has known of the debilitating effects of mercury in the vaccines and the relationship of the vaccine protocol to all of the children that were murdered and otherwise mained by the vaccine program. And how has the CDC generaly responded? By making sure that an essentially worthless, but extremely toxic thimerosal containing vaccine is mandated to be given yearly in children from the age of 6 months to 18 years.

    The presently administered HPV vaccine has been in the news recently in the first instance because of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s involvement in that vaccine mandate debacle. Recent compilation of adverse events regarding this vaccine shows more than 50 deaths and thousands of neurological injuries. So how has California Governor Jerry Brown responded to this raft of injuries and at best, suspect science behind the vaccines. To sign legislation which abolishes the requirement that 11 and 12 year old California girls seek the consent of their parents to have the HPV vaccine administered within the California School system.

    Early in this year, the Supreme Court held that parents who are injured by vaccines mandated by government fiat have no right to sue the manufacturers of the damaging vaccine except in a vaccine court, an administrative court which has been captured by vaccine corporate interests and which has relied on above-mentioned fraudulent studies to dismiss thousands of lawsuits by children damaged by vaccines.

    The immorality, amorality and complete criminality of this situation must be referenced against the backdrop that the vaccines which are mandated are inadequately tested for safety and efficacy and numerous credible and unbiased doctors, scientists and epidemiologists point to the absence of evidence that the vaccine program has done more good than the horrible harm it has clearly caused.

    Joe Pap is alleged to be a criminal for good reason. His behavior is repugnant, unworldly.
    Yet, even the repugnant behavior he has displayed does not compare to the repugant criminality of our medical establishment and in particular, our pediatrics establishment who, to this day, continue to poison babies through their toxic mixtures and forced injections at birth. And all of this done by the force of government imposing the desires of corrupt corporate forces.

    12th November 2011 at 10:47 am

  93. flash says:

    Stuck , I agree with your assertion that Jesus was a hard-ass , and rightly so.As a teacher why not?
    I much more respecteds the male role models in my life who demanded discipline and thereby earned my respect than some effeminate Nancy-boy who lisped threats while swishing his limp wrist at you.
    The first homo i came in contact with was in high school when one was hired as an art teacher.This little sashaying weasel absolutely hated the girls and would constantly insult their clothes, looks, work and slap them with a ruler.I stood up to the prick after he slapped my then girlfriend in the back of the head with a ruler.
    I was about 7 inches taller than this guy , outweighed him by five pounds, worked out, ran track , prayed football and boxed and was about as fearless as any kid could get ..Needless to say this guy choked and backed off, but sent me to see the principle, to which I gladly complied since I knew the principle ,a local farmer who was a very tough disciplinarian, but also fair.
    After I explained the atmosphere in the ass monkey’s classroom and the rough treatment he’d been heaping on the girls , they were interviewed by the principle and a few days later the sap sucker was on his way back to his NYC cesspool where he belonged.

    I know you’ve studied the bible a lot closer and I may be wrong on this, but I often tell my bible thumping brethren that we need more head-thumping Christians when they start yammering on about turning the other cheek , especially concerning tolerating such a perversion as reigns supreme in today libertine society.

    12th November 2011 at 10:52 am

  94. flash says:

    eliza black says:

    I really liked your post, Jim. This crowd I can do without.

    Don’t let the door hit you.There are many sites on the net that censor free speech, thankfully this is not one of them

    12th November 2011 at 10:53 am

  95. AWD says:

    Jeff T. R:

    Your comments are completely off topic, ridiculous, spurious, specious, and complete bullshit. To bad there isn’t a vaccine to help your mental retardation. Maybe you can buy a neuron, then you’d have enough for a synapse. You probably believe in The Easter bunny, Santa Clause, little green men, and the 9/11 conspiracy. Fuckin nutjob.

    12th November 2011 at 10:58 am

  96. Administrator says:

    eliza

    Give the crowd a chance. There is some real wisdom amongst the tom foolery.

    12th November 2011 at 11:15 am

  97. Jeff T. R. says:

    AWD

    You may not know this, but should be made aware, that Inarticulately uttering “you are a poopy” is really not a cogent response.

    Rather than attack me with your inarticulate slander, perhaps you can address the points made.
    The points made are extremely well researched, irrefutable and they also have the benefit of truth. Please research them yourself. You will actually learn something.
    Your apelike emotional response is more befitting one of the Penn State students who turned over the vehicles after learning of Joe Pap’s dismissal, than a cogent response indicative of a critical thought process.
    Separately, the comments are not off-topic given that the criminality of the medical establishment, pediatrics profession and the mandated vaccine program toward newly born infants is really not that much different than Jerry Sandusky’s behavior toward his innocent victims. All of the children come away damaged, some far more than others. One man’s rape is another man’s eugenics.
    Perhaps you can research the early participation of proponents of eugenics in the medical profession and in particular, the vaccine program. That too, is information that will wake you up.
    Oh BTW- I suggest you not get one of those free vaccines from your local Walmart on your way out after your purchase of the super size Tortilla chips- I wouldn’t even wish that poison on you, despite the fact that the neurological damage might actually help you to think more clearly.
    Now, isn’t that a wake up call.

    12th November 2011 at 11:20 am

  98. curly says:

    Bravo!

    12th November 2011 at 11:45 am

  99. eliza black says:

    Admin:

    I’m over myself. Thanks.

    12th November 2011 at 11:52 am

  100. FTL says:

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    12th November 2011 at 11:58 am

  101. howard in nyc says:

    some fool* wrote:

    “…causing the autism epidemic”

    fail. and i have plenty of questions about vaccines, particularly some recently developed and implemented. but geez. hardly irrefutable. fucking garbage. i don’t think jenny mccarthy is going to be picking up her nobel in medicine anytime soon.

    *”fool” is used and intended in the true christian sense

    _____

    flash, i would submit my own, eh, ‘research’ on the prevalence of heterosexual child molestation. primarily undertaken by surveying various dance performance establishments, intended for adult entertainment. my studies reveal a much higher incidence that otherwise reported.

    (oh, and remember, the top administrator at your school is your ‘pal’.)

    _____

    to be serious for a nanosecond, stuck that is very interesting about the possible depth of such simple words from the gospels of Christ. more food for thought. i wish ‘hypocrite’ had a bit more power these days. i sure intend it as a high insult when i toss it around.

    12th November 2011 at 12:25 pm

  102. Diogenes says:

    Stucky & Howard

    “Abstract words are ancient coins whose concrete images in the busy give-and-take of talk have worn away with use.” Julian Jaynes

    Just came to mind as food for thought.

    12th November 2011 at 12:53 pm

  103. Anonymous says:

    @ howard

    The worlds a dangerous place for kids which is why any who would abuse a kid should be treated with extreme prejudice.
    And i don’t know if your saying that the principle at my school was a pal to me, but regardless it’s hardly so.
    I was number one on his shit list and have been on the receiving end of his well worn paddle more than I care to recollect. This guy was a very famous-statewide-linebacker in college and had the arms to prove it..

    12th November 2011 at 1:51 pm

  104. Jeff T. R. says:

    Howard in NYC.
    Several points.
    Attempts to find autism in populations which are unvaccinated find no autism.
    True of unvaccinated populations in the United States and around the world.

    The indictment of Pou Thorsen, who was responsible for the epidemiological Danish studies relied upon by the CDC to debunk the fact that thimerosal in vaccines causes autism, is part and parcel of that analysis.

    The recent disclosure of the CDC’s own documents issued from a FOIA request (we only know what the CDC gave, not what they actually had), evidences that the CDC has been aware for more than ten years of their own position that thimerosal in the vaccines causes autism and the vaccine protocol caused huge problems in the kids.

    When you get your flu shot, make sure you get it with a full complement of thimerosal. Make sure it has 0.01 weight percent of thimerosal which, according to EPA statutory, contains mercury at a level 250 times that of definition hazardous waste. Make sure you get it at least three years in a row after age 50, thus hugely increasing the likelihood of Alzheimer disease. Search Dr. Hugh Fudenberg and read. It will help you.

    As far as your other statements, I personally don’t have a problem with vaccines, but only where the technology is shown to be safe, effective and given freely adhering to patient consent.

    It is when we have a large untested protocol, iffy science and government imposed fiat that the issue becomes more heated, especially given all the damage that the medical establishment and the pediatrics profession did to a generation and a half of children under guise of “preventive health”.

    The fact that you can’t understand this is worrisome. It suggests you are clutching to a fading profession, a false paradigm or more likely, you are a paid shill.

    If you wish to vaccine yourself, god bless you.
    If you wish to vaccinate a child, get the parent’s consent and don’t force it with mandates.
    It’s really not that hard a concept.

    12th November 2011 at 3:03 pm

  105. howard in nyc says:

    sorry tr. i didn’t read your last post.

    i don’t discuss science and medical fact with trolls on the internet. just not my thing. heck, i only do it in real life if they have good insurance.

    flash/anon~
    i was just snarkily correcting your spelling . principal. and the neumonic device many of us learned, unlike the moral principle that you may not diddle children (hetero or homo), the principal of your school is your ‘pal’.

    12th November 2011 at 3:50 pm

  106. Jeff T. R. says:

    Howard- you’re not the troll?
    Only those who take an unconscious position on forced medical therapy are trolls- in my experience.
    Paid whores from a corrupt corporate business model, many of whom work for corporations who should have their corporate charters revoked.
    I am nothing more than an individual who was directed to those website which provided discourse on a heinous act and decided to make reference to one aspect of our pervasive government criminality that Sandusky’s heinous acts brought to mind.

    12th November 2011 at 4:54 pm

  107. cv51 says:

    A corruption that is endemic to societies majority will only be cured with a full scale burn down. I hope you are prepared for this. It will come. My parish just moved a priest who covered for a pedophile. This shit continues. The sodomites will get theirs good and hard when chaos reins. Communities know who you are.

    12th November 2011 at 8:53 pm

  108. Novista says:

    eliza black

    Advice from the Good Book: “If thine eye offend thee, cast it out.”

    Stucky, you are welcome.

    12th November 2011 at 10:07 pm

  109. Outraged says:

    The criminal behavior is not going to slow until justice is done and people see that crime doesn’t pay. I think they should shut down this criminal enterprise (as they should the church that stood by as their employees raped little boys) and seize their assets and put them into trusts for the victims. They ARE criminal enterprises! Where is the justice department?

    13th November 2011 at 3:21 am

  110. slingshot says:

    Ridiculous parallel of evil pedophiles and rapists to wall street.

    13th November 2011 at 4:29 am

  111. Foric says:

    Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk… Isn’t there anybody who can make suggestions as to what blog-readers and blog-writers can do to stop these crimes from happening again? Other than talk, talk, talk, talk, talk,…

    13th November 2011 at 8:02 am

  112. Administrator says:

    Foric

    Are you as stupid as you appear? Here’s a suggestion. If someone tells you that a ten year old boy is getting fucked up the ass by a man, report it to the police immediately. Is that clear enough for you?

    Let me guess. You want some more laws passed by idiot politicians so you feel safe.

    13th November 2011 at 8:50 am

  113. Administrator says:

    slingshot

    I wouldn’t expect a member of the ignorant masses like yourself to understand the parallel. It requires a functioning brain. Back to your regularly scheduled Fox News propaganda channel.

    13th November 2011 at 8:53 am

  114. flash says:

    No there is no shame….hell in hand basket is putting it mildly.

    American culture on the rocks as exemplified in this video that gets well over a 100 thousand hits.
    A word of caution ,if you’ve not had breakfast go ahead and do so ,’cuz you won’t feel like eating after viewing this very overt display of filth sharing between mother and daughter.
    You think your vote counts? Here’s two reasons it doesn’t.

    Me and My Mom Dancing To My Neck My Back :Warning strong language and lewdness displayed.

    13th November 2011 at 9:28 am

  115. flash says:

    howard in nyc says:

    flash/anon~
    i was just snarkily correcting your spelling

    Yeah, well betwixt my limited eyesight/typing skill and Firefox wanting to correct every word I spell, but mostly getting it wrong too, I’m just happy getting a comment 20% legible.

    13th November 2011 at 9:34 am

  116. Slingshot says:

    Admin to slingshot:
    Pedophiles and rapists are committing one of the most heinous crimes on the planet. actively covering those crimes up is harboring that evil. All of those people should be in Jail. And that is why there are charges in place and the law is chasing them down. I didn’t say that there may be crimes on wall street. Maybe there are. but if there are crimes, than prosecute. only overt crimes have been uncovered and are being prosecuted. but not CDO and CLO structures. Even Goldman Sachs settled for hundreds of millions since they were selling and shorting the same structures, even though there is no law against that.
    But no one can draw a rational parallel to pedophiles and rapists to wall street. Hence your classic “defense” to the argument by attacking me, even though you don’t know me.

    13th November 2011 at 12:05 pm

  117. Colma Rising says:

    Slingshot: That’s the fucking point of the article, Einstein.

    People in high places, supposed “role models” commit heinous crimes and their position… and their proximity to the avenues of enforcement and prosecution circumvents prosecution.

    Whether it be a beloved coach protecting his beloved program or persons appointed to agencies protecting their beloved friends and money machines, crime is not prosecuted as it should.

    “Prosecute” the execs and weasels who pilfered TRILLIONS?!

    Novel Idea.

    It could very well happen if there was any person willing to enforce laws and can their massive campaign donors or, as many suspect, implicate themselves as complicit in the massive theft.

    Hence the title: “Is There No Shame”

    Answer: NO. This country is headed by shameless monstrosities in all aspects, drowning out the cries of those with a shred of honor. Shameless, greedy sellouts who put their own fleeting interests before the law, before their fans, before their countrymen, before anything else remotely considered decent.

    So there you have it, Slingshot, so kindly take your sophomoric musings and stick them where the sun don’t shine.

    13th November 2011 at 12:20 pm

  118. Administrator says:

    slingshot

    You don’t know me, so go fuck yourself.

    Evil is evil, whether it is practiced by pedophiles or bankers. If you are too narrow minded to make the connection, that is your problem. If you want to make assinine comments on TBP expect to be told you’re a dumbass. If you don’t like it, then hit the fucking road.

    Got it?

    13th November 2011 at 12:27 pm

  119. flash says:

    admin- I would have given you 10 thumbs up on the slingshot take down ,but since I’ve switched ISP’s WP will only let me vote once..sheesh.

    13th November 2011 at 12:37 pm

  120. Colma Rising says:

    “No rational parallel”

    How’s this for a parallel:

    The Cane, with due process of course.

    Cane the lot of the corrupt fuckers, and make it enough lashes to kill the pedophiles in particular. Like murder, the same penalty for those who harbor or assist the criminal.

    There’s a mandatory-minimum statute I could support.

    13th November 2011 at 12:45 pm

  121. Colma Rising says:

    Flash:

    I agree.

    13th November 2011 at 12:55 pm

  122. Colma Rising says:

    Let the victim or their family do it.

    That goes for financial high crime and corrupt politicians…

    With due process, of course.

    13th November 2011 at 1:10 pm

  123. Slingshot says:

    To Colma Rising
    I think you are getting a bit confused. there are 3 actors here in each scenario:
    the criminals, the cover ups, and the law. The title and subject matter of “Is There No Shame” is mainly referring to the cover ups. people that protect their power, their religion, their sport, etc. – even though they are harboring evil. the law is not the cover up, and that is where all of you seem to be getting confused and angry. if there are legitamate charges, than the law will pursue them. regarding Penn State, the Church, etc. – the law was in the dark, since the cover ups were harboring the criminals. once the criminals were exposed to the law, the law immediately pursued them. the same would be for wall street. if there is a crime, than the law would pursue. so the so-called crime has taken place, right? there is no more cover-up. it is now exposed. right? so where is the law? the law and only pursue crime. and there is NO CRIME. sorry.
    and that is why is is a ridiculous parallel

    13th November 2011 at 1:15 pm

  124. Stucky says:

    hmmmmm …. I expected more from you.

    I’ll leave it at this ……. torture dehumanises the torturers.

    “None of us were like this before: American soldiers and torture.”

    http://www.amazon.com/None-Were-Like-This-Before/dp/1844675998/

    13th November 2011 at 1:17 pm

  125. Administrator says:

    slingshot

    Wrong again. The police were informed of Sandusky having sex with a boy in 1998 and the investigation was dropped, Therefore, your example is bullshit.

    “If there are legitimate charges, the law will pursue them.” – That may be one of the stupidest comments ever made on TBP. There are thousands of known examples of mortgage fraud, robo-signing fake documents, fraud in the inducement, creation of mortgage products designed to induce fraud, bribes to rating agencies, selling derivatives to clients and then shorting those same derivatives and countless other CRIMES by Wall Street and not one single person has gone to jail.

    TBP has been looking for a village idiot. I believe we’ve found him.

    I await your next dumbass post.

    13th November 2011 at 1:26 pm

  126. Slingshot says:

    Admin –
    call me old fashioned (or a dumb-ass village idiot :)), but i believe that if there is evidence to ANY of the charges that you claim exist – like mortgage fraud, robo-signing fake documents, fraud in the inducement, bribes to rating agencies, etc. – then the law would pursue them. the law has no interest in cover ups. bankers do. politicians do. but if you call wild claims on left wing web sites – evidence, then you may be in contention for the village idiot. if you have evidence to crimes on wall street, i urge you to go to the FBI

    13th November 2011 at 1:32 pm

  127. Slingshot says:

    Admin —

    Also, I wish you would stop saying I’m a village idiot. I graduated first in my high skool.

    As you can see, I am of superior intellect.
    karl-childers.jpg

    Cordially,
    Sling

    13th November 2011 at 1:37 pm

  128. Administrator says:

    Slingshot

    I’ll call you an old fashioned village idiot. Only a non-thinking moron would see what happened on Wall Street in the last decade and not conclude that the American people have been raped in the ass.

    “the law has no interest in cover ups” – I was wrong. You made an even more assinine statement. The law has an interest in cover ups when the people who should be prosecuted have bought off the law. Are you really as naive as you appear, or are you a Fox News ideologue that chooses to ignore what even a third grader can understand?

    You are too much of a dullard to understand the concept of powerful people and their psychotic behavior existing in educational, religious, financial, and governmental institutions.

    You are an example of the failure of our public education system.

    13th November 2011 at 1:41 pm

  129. Colma Rising says:

    Stuchenscheisser: What in bog’s name does that have to do with caning corrupt officials, major imbezzlers and pedophiles with due process?

    Slingshot: That is purely ignorant. I’d wager many an investigator has found a premature end to or major hurdles placed before them regarding their careers for less. Really: Do you think that evidence and a case against any higher-up’s friends or political allies wouldn’t be met with any less?

    (Where’s Mary? She’d hammer this assertion by slingshot with ease)

    13th November 2011 at 1:43 pm

  130. Stucky says:

    YOU brought up caning.

    Just wondering if you considered the implications.

    Apparently, you have not …. or, can’t.

    13th November 2011 at 1:44 pm

  131. flash says:

    fraud via finance e.g.

    http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=197462

    slingshot, you must not be from around here?

    13th November 2011 at 2:00 pm

  132. flash says:

    Damn stuck , that caning pic look like one of the stripings my old man put on my ass for hanging around the pool hall after school.

    13th November 2011 at 2:01 pm

  133. Colma Rising says:

    Stuchenspieler: You’re dam right I brought it up.

    Pedophiles destroy their victims forever. Like a disease to the spirit passed on, the victims often acquire this behavior themselves. What is more torturous than destroying an innocent soul for life for some sick satisfaction and amusement of an inhuman monster?

    Cane the bastards. Like Singapore, this behavior would be deterred effectively. I have no sympathy for these lizard-brained demons. I would shed no tear for a kid-fucker getting his ass whipped in public by a vengeful victim.

    The same goes for financial TREASON and the cover-up and obfuscation of by their political henchmen. Do you think the financiers haven’t disrupted the security and peace of the country… or the world? Do you think that world wars haven’t been started for less, at the behest and profit of these devil-horned perveyors of economic ruin?

    Cane the bastards. Like Singapore, politicians would be stoic in the face of bribery, understanding not only the benefits of sound financial dealing but the detriment of being whipped with bamboo on television for betraying the trust… and eventually the security… of the people to whom he is beholden to govern and/or represent.

    Yeah, I’ve thought it out. Relatively speaking, a good caning isn’t quite enough, but it sure would make a treasonous criminal or a kid-fucking demon wince and think twice.

    The degeneration of society has gone far enough. With the proper trials and due process, these punative measures, in my opinion, would be fitting to the crime in a merciful manner.

    13th November 2011 at 2:05 pm

  134. IS THERE NO SHAME? « The Burning Platform | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it says:

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    13th November 2011 at 2:14 pm

  135. Stucky says:

    Colma

    I have no argument with you regarding the vileness of peds, banksters, etc. That was NOT my main point.

    My main point is stated clearlyl —— “torture dehumanises the torturers.” Comment on that, please, if you want.

    .
    .
    Flash

    Caning is much more severe than your old man’s ass kicking. I could have put up much more gross pictures. That pic was a mild caning. Severe caning rips the flesh off the bones right down to the internal organs. I call that torture. I can’t support that, no matter what the crime. Sorry.

    13th November 2011 at 2:14 pm

  136. Muck About says:

    Whatever Colma said!

    MA

    13th November 2011 at 2:16 pm

  137. Muck About says:

    Whatever Stucky said, too!

    MA

    13th November 2011 at 2:17 pm

  138. howard in nyc says:

    whatever MA said!

    hey, MA, peep denninger and yves on the failed efsf bond auction. time to go balls-out short?

    http://www.market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=197458
    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/11/efsf-fail-forced-to-buy-some-of-its-own-bonds-in-auction.html

    13th November 2011 at 2:21 pm

  139. Colma Rising says:

    Barbaric!

    Yeah, lots of moral questions.

    Cruel and Unusual.

    That’s what that whole due process thing is supposed to figure out.

    No less, the punishment thought aside, the sinister implications of this behavior and the “look the other way” nature of society is sickening. Pretending nothing happened and going about their business seems to be all of the scrutiny or punishment that criminals of priveledge receive these days.

    13th November 2011 at 2:38 pm

  140. Muck About says:

    howard: God I wish you’d teach that Firefox to capitalize the first word of sentences.. Ah well – you are worth reading in all small anyhow.

    The EFSF is just as fairyland as our Federal Reserve. What they’ve done our Fed is doing every day or three to insure Treasury debt has a buyer. Treasury pretends to sell debt instruments and the central banks pretend to buy it. They don’t like to admit they had to buy it because that admits the whole system is corrupt, dead broke belly up and they can’t find any _real_ buyers anymore.

    Just another step down the slippery slope to perdition. It’ll happen more often, then pretty soon the Central Banks will be the ONLY buyers of government debt and then – GAME OVER!

    Long before that final GAME OVER you will see roving bands of catastrophes and crashes, riots when the food runs low and the global economy s_l_o_w_l_y implodes and all this wonderful globalization we’ve profited from for the last 15 years will see to it that whatever you want is now made too far away to ship to you or the producer can’t get what he needs to produce because the parts and pieces are on another continent.

    To answer your direct question ” time to go balls-out short?” . TBF is on my MRO Trading System as a BUY both short term and intermediate term. (TBF is the inverse 20 year treasury bond and when the Fed looses control of long term rates there will be buckets of bloody money to be made shorting 10-20 and out Tbonds. USO (oil ETF) is on a BUY short and intermediate term, PHYS (Sprott physical gold ETF – best way to go “paper” gold) is on short and intermediate term BUY.

    Believe it or not, VTI (Vanguard VIPER as a whole market proxy) is on a short term waffle (neither buy nor sell) and an intermediate term weak buy. I wouldn’t touch anything in the general markets that is not defensive in nature.

    So the answer is NO – NOT FLAT OUT SHORT but be very defensive with basic small tranche positions on the long bond short, long PMs and CASH. (Note: In my opinion, unless you personally check, DO NOT place money in ANY “money fund” that is exposed to any European bond or debt instrument or derivative. When I said CASH, I meant cash in your brokers sweep account (otherwise known as dry powder). At the moment, thanks to the infinite wisdom of our own central banker, there is absolutely no way to earn a positive return on what would normally be conservative investment. There it costs nothing to keep your funds in cash, spread around in $250k chunks so the “sticker safety” FDIC is hovering over it. When the shit hits the fan, the FDIC is already busted but the fantasy TreasureBond – central bank loop will leap in and you’ll get your money back. Won’t be worth shit but you’ll get it.

    howard, have you ever read “World Made by Hand” by our very own J. H. Kuntsler? If you haven’t, it’s a fine read, rings terribly true and may be bought at:

    http://worldmadebyhand.com/

    I’d send you my copy but I want to read it over again..

    Sleep tight and don’t lets the Feddies bite..

    MA

    13th November 2011 at 2:58 pm

  141. howard in nyc says:

    thanks tons for your market views. my ‘balls short’ question is only in regards to equities.

    sadly, in the short term, all this eurozone shit has made equity traders of us all. metals, oil, food commodities and equities getting dragged along for the ride.

    and every time i look for an ‘intermediate’ position (weeks? a couple of months?) these shorter gyrations spook me into taking profits, or much more often, cutting losses.

    i think your words are spot on. i remain very defensive, exactly as you describe. i am definitely on the same page.

    i have not read kunsler’s book yet. suppose i should; i enjoy his weekly rants. i guess i’m afraid it will make me want to flee the big city, head for some small town on a rail line. his books are in my cue; maybe i’ll move it up, after i finish rereading strauss + howe.

    thanks again, mate.

    13th November 2011 at 3:27 pm

  142. Is There No Shame? | Survive Change says:

    [...] Submitted by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform [...]

    13th November 2011 at 3:45 pm

  143. Muck About says:

    Ya! I understand – and even did it once. Back in ’79 I quit a contract I was working on in Great Britain, tossed 20 years with RCA under the bus and homesteaded 10 acres we happen to have up in N. Id. near a wee village called Spirit Lake.

    I figured (at the time) things were going into the tank, so I withdrew my services from the market place, took off a year to hand build a home and then took two more to go back to school and finish up a degree.

    By the time I’d done that, Volcker and Co. had put the screws to the economy and inflation and we were getting back to normal. So I upstaked, sold the homestead to an exLA cop for an indecent profit and moved to Maui where we flourished nicely until the next bullshit cycle came along and I went back overseas.

    Now old snuck up on me when I wasn’t looking and I’m not physically able to fort up in some nice small community in N. GA., NC or SC so I suppose my sweetie and I will tough it out here in Central Florida. At least the climate won’t kill you here and with appropriate foresight, water is never a problem if you have a shovel, pump/filter and clorox. Lotsa fish in the vicinity too. We already have a going kitchen garden that can be easily expanded but if the power goes, that’s going to be a problem. I’d put up an “off the grid” system (as I did in Idaho) but at my age, I may never get to use it (I hope)..

    But I don’t think I’d stay here if it was a big city. Orlando is 40 miles SE and too close for comfort as it is. Big cities are going to have big problems.

    If power goes, I’ll probably miss TBP as much as anything..

    MA

    13th November 2011 at 3:56 pm

  144. Administrator says:

    Muck

    What do you think about EUO – Euro short etf?

    13th November 2011 at 4:31 pm

  145. howard in nyc says:

    oh, i made a critical typo above. i wrote:
    “sadly, in the short term, all this eurozone shit has made equity traders of us all.”

    i intended to type “made currency traders of us all”

    it makes no sense with the mistaken word. (it probably doesn’t make all that much sense with the correction).

    i would be inclined to short euros, but since cash in dollars (and gold) already functions as a euro short, i don’t want to press too much.

    13th November 2011 at 4:57 pm

  146. steven tobin says:

    If I had discovered the rape in the shower in progress, I would have snatched that kid away, called the cops and testified to put Sandusky away. If I lost my job, so be it…

    13th November 2011 at 5:12 pm

  147. llpoh says:

    Stuck – I am all for caning. Dehumanize – that is what the anti-penalty folks always say. De-humanize – to make unhuman. The whole thought process trnsfers rights to the criminal from the victim, and that is crap.

    So your position is violence/corporal punishment is un-human. Why don’t defend that statement rather than insist that someone else discusses the lame proposition that caning is dehumanizing. And in my book it is not torture – it is corporal punishment. The penalty should suit the crime. A lot of people would call incarceration punishment – it causes mental anguish, etc. etc.

    As for who administers, I suspect in this era of technology, we coud set up an automatic caning machine.

    I bet the guy in the pic isn’t looking for a return engagement with the cane. And that, my friend, is what I am after. I want to 1) punish criminals, and 2) deter them. I am not nearly so concern with how they feel about the situation – I am rather concerned about their victims.

    13th November 2011 at 5:23 pm

  148. Ed says:

    Don’t despair Jim. Strauss & Howe taught us that this destruction is a part of the process of rebuilding.

    13th November 2011 at 5:34 pm

  149. mrsbart says:

    Fabulous article. It is extremely rare these days that anyone has the courage to state the blatant truth. Thank you! Keep up the excellent writing, and witnessing of the truth.

    13th November 2011 at 8:58 pm

  150. Novista says:

    muck

    somewhere around Lady Lake or Wildwood? Ny last trip, 2002 when mom was dying, home base was Deland.

    13th November 2011 at 8:59 pm

  151. Novista says:

    Slingshot

    “if there is a crime, than the law would pursue” [then]

    Do you remember the Madoff case? I guess not. Harry Markowitz analyzed the scam in 1999 and took his analysis to the SEC. And several times thereafter.

    That was 1999.

    Another good year, in which the MERS frankenstein was sewn together. One E. Holder was a senior partner in the firm that provided the ~legal~ justification for it. [~sneer quotes~ by intent]

    Markowitz recently uncovered the evidence of Bank of New York Mellon skimming on pension fund transactions — for years and years. *crickets*

    I could give you reliable links to all these and more but you should already be aware. Maybe until the smoking gun is well up your ass, then you might venture a guess that something bad happened.

    13th November 2011 at 9:13 pm

  152. Slingshot says:

    Guys. I am educated. I am from around here. And I invested in CLOs. the law needs evidence to prosecute. not hunches. With Madoff in 1999, it was guesses, hunches and circumstantial. the idea was to entice the SEC to investigate his hunches, and they decided not to. There was NO evidence.
    PLEASE, if any of you have evidence against ANY crime,don’t sit around and comment on blogs. go to the FBI.
    Can we all now admit that Pedophilia and rape is far worse than wall street?

    14th November 2011 at 1:34 am

  153. Turds says:

    [...] [...]

    14th November 2011 at 4:56 am

  154. Novista says:

    Sling

    Six hunches, eh?

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204358004577032280966055886.html

    Harry, with a CFA and CFE, has hunches! Who knew?

    14th November 2011 at 5:28 am

  155. Administrator says:

    Slingshot, the TBP village idiot, removes all doubt that he has earned that honor.

    14th November 2011 at 7:27 am

  156. flash says:

    Worth a viewing. ex-CIA backs up Ron Paul’s statement that Islamists attack US targets because we’re “over there” meddling in their affairs.

    It seems that TPTB seek to set up and arm an enemy that can propel all nations into global conflict.
    The question is who will profit?
    Ex-CIA Agent: America creates its own enemies

    14th November 2011 at 9:32 am

  157. Pat says:

    It seems odd that Paterno’s son has been an Assistant Coach and unaware of the code of silence under which his father is being ostracized/fired for in the Penn State case.

    Much like Madoff’s sons who turned him in, one would think that his son would be too ashamed to remain as Assistant Coach either.

    Just how much power did/does Paterno and Sandusky have in PA, and how many other pre-1987 scandals are in the works, or operating in PA besides the Judicial youth incarceration scandals?

    14th November 2011 at 11:28 am

  158. TJ says:

    http://www.fisheadmovie.com/

    23rd December 2011 at 7:07 pm

  159. flash says:

    SAH, I have a dream….

    haveadream.jpg

    13th June 2012 at 2:23 pm

  160. flash says:

    oops wrong thread..

    13th June 2012 at 2:24 pm

  161. Aine says:

    Hi Jim,
    We might be related. All my male relatives have James in their name and I am a Quinn-Irish families do that. We’d be pretty close (within last 150 years) if you have Tyrone/ Belfast/Durham (England) family location pattern in your family background.

    I have to say though it is important not be too dismissive of socially systemic theories, Marx whatever.

    Yes, psychopaths are containment nightmares regardless of social systems. They will exploit, whatever the circumstance.

    It might be that we need to control circumstances that allow for exploitation. Anyone got a suggestion?

    Regarding the Catholic Church, no excuse makes the hierarchy exempt for re-creating circumstances that foster abuse. The Protestants pointed that out centuries ago. Unfortunately since then, protesting marches the well worn track from collective indignation to social systems of Imperial individualism. It’s a psychopath’s wet dream.

    23rd June 2012 at 7:48 am

  162. AWD says:

    Instead of the death penalty, Sandusky got 45 convictions, 17 felony at 20 years per, for a grand total of 447 years. No bail or release for appeal. Straight to jail. I hope they throw him in with the general population so he can get ass raped by leroys day and night. That would be to good for this POS.

    23rd June 2012 at 11:38 am

  163. EnergyGuy says:

    Re: “Instead of the death penalty” –

    Whom did Sandusky murder?

    23rd June 2012 at 12:45 pm

  164. AWD says:

    He murdered the dignity, self esteem, trust and sphincters of young boys in the showers. I hope he gets shanked in prison after years of get ass raped by well endowed black dudes.

    23rd June 2012 at 12:52 pm

  165. ThePessimisticChemist says:

    Death penalty isn’t much of a punishment. Throwing him in with the general prison populace is.

    23rd June 2012 at 2:01 pm

  166. Administrator says:

    Aine

    My grandparents came over from County Cork in the early 1900s. Quinn is a pretty common name.

    23rd June 2012 at 3:46 pm

  167. AWD says:

    I thought Qinny would make some comment about Sandusky, he hates him more than I do.

    FYI

    Quinn, in Irish Ó Cuinn, comes from the personal name Conn, meaning a person of high intelligence, or, maybe, a freeman. There were a number of distinct families of the same name. In Ulster, where they are most numerous, they were centred in County Tyrone and the Glens of Antrim. There was an important sept that was driven out of County Longford by their kinsmen the O Ferralls of Annaly. In the mid-twelfth century, the O Cuinn of Clann Chuain near Castlebar were a subsidiary of the powerful MacDermotts of Moylurg. The most prominent family was a Dalcassian sept of Thomond in the barony of Inchiquin in County Clare. Place names such as Inchiquin, Ballyquin and Glenquin are spelled with a single n, while in Irish they have a double n. In general Catholics spell their name “Quinn” while Protestants spell it “Quin”, but this has never been a rigid rule.

    quinn_annaly.jpg

    23rd June 2012 at 3:51 pm

  168. AWD says:

    The coat of arms.

    Present at any bar for a double shot of whiskey.

    23rd June 2012 at 3:52 pm

  169. Administrator says:

    AWD

    I’ve been driving to the shore, cleaning, unpacking, hitting Green’s Liquors for massive amounts of booze, and taking a nap in anticipation of another night at the Shamrock – Billy Jack is back.

    It was an uneventful drive. Neither the cat or my mother pissed in the car.

    I hate Sandusky and hope he gets exactly what he deserves in prison. I know much more about this case than I can reveal. I am good friends with someone who was personally affected by that monster.

    23rd June 2012 at 4:13 pm

  170. SSS says:

    AWD (and others who hope Sandusky will “get his” from other prisoners)

    Won’t happen. Child molesters and snitches are isolated from the general prison population for the very real reason that they WILL GET THEIRS from the general prison population. Child molesters are the lowest of low lifes in prison. Why? Many of the prisoners themselves suffered molestation when they were children.

    Check out the 1981 prison riot in New Mexico. The prisoners took over the facility and spent all night trying to break into the isolation ward housing the molesters and snitches. When they finally breached the doors, what happened next is enough to make you to make you toss your cookies.

    Just to make you even angrier, AWD, is that starting with good food and a private cell, Sandusky will likely get BETTER treatment and privileges than the average prisoner. Because he’ll be housed with snitches, he’ll get to enjoy the added perks the snitches get because they cooperated with prison officials. Now, isn’t that special?

    23rd June 2012 at 6:12 pm

  171. Kill Bill says:

    AWD is obsessed with obese people.

    Therefore all Xers are obsessed with fat people.

    That is the problem with group think finger pointing.

    United We stand, Divided We Fall.

    Its also why I wont listen to some foaming pundit making millions a year playing on your likes, dislikes and emotions.

    23rd June 2012 at 6:35 pm

  172. ThePessimisticChemist says:

    With liberty and justice for all….

    23rd June 2012 at 6:52 pm

  173. Old Joe says:

    I agree, there is a lack of shame, a lack of morality. It makes me sad for our future. I think there are only two consequences to the evils mentioned in the article. One is destruction by God, which is out of our hands. Maybe it will come in the form of a mass extinction caused by global warming.

    The other, in our collective hands, is revolution. Any time in history, when there is a great disparity between the rich and the poor, a revolution results. Occupy Wall Street seems like only a beginning, a testing of the waters. We currently lack only a charismatic figurehead to lead.

    Will it be another Hitler? Will it be another George Washington?

    I pray for a saint.

    26th June 2012 at 12:31 pm

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