The ‘We Are Serious About Pedophilia!’ Caption Contest

 

This is the 185th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

About the pic: After the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report on pedophile priests, Pope Francis meets with the executive committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to discuss what to do, September 13, 2018. The members of the executive committee are Archbishop Jose Gomez, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, and Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield. (Source: The Catholic Sun)

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box), not via email or on Facebook.
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM:D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

“We are yukking it up because we take pedophilia really, really seriously! We really, really do!”

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

~Eowyn

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#MeToo hysteria: Brooklyn woman falsely accuses 9-year-old black boy of sexual assault

 

More Kavanaugh #MeToo hysteria.

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, a Jewish woman, Teresa Klein, called 911 on a young black boy, accusing him of sexual assault by groping her butt at the Sahara Deli Marketon on Albemarle Road in Brooklyn, New York.

Andrew Ramos reports for PIX11 that the woman identified as Teresa Klein was being rung up at the front counter when the boy walked by. According to Klein, the boy “grabbed my ass,” prompting her to call 911.

Outside the deli, Klein confronted the boy, with his mother and younger sister. She yelled at them, causing the children to cry.

A bystander, Jason LittleJohn, took a video and posted it on Facebook, which drew over 6 million views by Friday evening. LittleJohn told PIX11, “How could she be sexually assaulted by a nine-year-old child who is walking by. He was so traumatized by the situation he started crying, his sister started crying.”

But as you can see from the deli’s surveillance video below and the GIF I had made, the boy did no such thing. What happened was that as he and his mother left the store, they passed behind Klein, who was standing at the checkout counter. The boy’s backpack brushed against Klein’s butt.

Here’s the GIF:

Despite the video evidence, Klein is sticking to her account.

Speaking to PIX11 outside her home, Klein claims she’s been harassed after the video went viral and accuses the boy’s mother of threatening her in person and later in a voicemail. Klein said:

“I was standing at the counter, and I was sexually assaulted. I understand how it looks but she [the boy’s mother] escalated and then I lost my temper at her not at that child.”

Klein also said the mother claimed she was a police officer, despite video footage of Klein declaring “I am a cop”. Klein also insisted that she had filed a police report on the day in question, but NYPD officials told PIX11 no report pertaining to the incident exists.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is calling on the NYPD to investigate Klein and determine whether or not she had broken the law in making a false allegation against the boy.

H/t Daily Wire

For more post-Kavanaugh feminist hysteria, see “Feminist professor screams at her 71-year-old husband: ‘I hate all men and wish you all dead!“.

~Eowyn

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#BelieveWomen? Charges dropped against cop due to “sophisticated ruse”

 

This is why we have due process, proggies.

From MyNorthwest: All charges against a former Bellevue (Washington) police officer were dropped Monday when prosecutors stated that he did not commit the crimes he was arrested for, which were part of a “sophisticated ruse” put forth by the accuser.

KIRO Radio’s Hanna Scott reports that the King County Prosecutor’s Office is dropping charges against John Kivlin, and is not pursuing rape charges against another Bellevue cop Richard Newell.

According to court documents the accuser “fabricated evidence and used a sophisticated ruse to deceive Kivlin, law enforcement, prosecutors, and the court in order to have Kivlin taken into custody and charged with additional crimes. The result of the (accuser’s) fabrication was that law enforcement arrested Kivlin for crimes he did not commit, prosecutors filed charges against Kivlin for crimes he did not commit, and the court held Kivlin in custody for order violations which he did not commit.”

Kivlin was arrested in April and accused of assaulting his girlfriend twice. The two reportedly met on Craigslist and began a relationship in 2015. But the woman began making allegations against Kivlin and other Bellevue police officers in 2018. After Kivlin was arrested and released for the assault allegations, he reportedly contacted the woman in violation of a court order in July. He was then charged with witness tampering.

Kivlin was arrested again for contacting the woman in August. But prosecutors say the woman making the allegations was lying this time. After inspecting Kivlin’s phone and billing records, it appears that the woman got Kivlin to text with her using a fake name in August.

Prosecutor’s add that she admitted that rape allegations she previously made in 2009 and 2010 were also false.

Prosecutors said that they are not pursuing previous charges in light of the recent developments and the accuser’s lack of credibility.

The case has also wrapped up Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett in allegations. Those allegations are under investigation by the Bothell Police Department and have not been made public. Mylett has been placed on leave. Despite not initially knowing the nature of the allegations, the chief denied them.

The woman who waged allegations against Kivlin and Chief Mylett also accused another Bellevue officer, Richard Newell. No charges were filed against him. He has also resigned from the police department.

DCG

Goose returns to visit man who rescued her years ago

 

Unlike humans, animals and birds never forget a kindness.

Mike Jivanjee of Lake Oswego, Oregon, rescued a Canadian gosling who had been abandoned by her parents because of a lame foot.

Jivanjee named the gosling Kyle, and fostered her.

Though released into the wild, Kyle returns to visit Jivanjee. year and year.

See also:

~Eowyn

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Liberal utopia of Portland, Oregon: Homeless crisis exploding, private citizens now paying homeless to pickup trash

 

Video NSFW due to cursing.

Large, progressive-run cities on the west coast all have a homeless crisis: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, etc. MILLIONS of taxpayer dollars are stolen to solve the problem keep the homeless industrial complex alive.

In September I did a blog post that included two videos from The Michael Anderson Show, where he bravely went out and showed you an entire city block and family bike path that was taken over by homeless.

Anderson is back exposing to the good Portland mayor, Ted Wheeler, another area of his city that is run over by filth and garbage.

The area Anderson exposes is between SE 96th and SE Division. He states that the homeless area stretches around for about four city blocks. This part of the “City of Roses” includes homeless encampments, mentally ill people and trash everywhere including needles, feces and material that is a generally a health hazard.

Anderson interviews a homeless man who claims that a private citizen pays him $40/load to pick up trash. Another homeless person claims he is paid $80-90/month to pick up trash.

This is odd considering that Oregon taxpayers are giving the bureaucrats $31 million to fund the Joint Office of Homeless Services. Why do private citizens need to cough up extra monies for garbage collection when they are already contributing MILLIONS of dollars to the homelessness?

The saddest part is where Anderson interviews a US military veteran and he states that many homeless have drug issues and they just don’t want to be helped.

Anderson goes on to describe the amount of money the city has spent to solve NOTHING.

It’s a vicious, vicious cycle that progressives are not willing to solve. After all, someone’s gotta keep that homeless industrial complex alive.

See also:

DCG

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Thousands of witches to put a hex on Justice Kavanaugh, Oct. 20

 

Feminism has devolved into not just man-hating (see “Feminist professor screams at her 71-year-old husband: ‘I hate all men and wish you all dead!’“), but also Satanism, in the guise of Wicca and witches. See:

Citing Quartz and Pew research data, LifeSiteNews reports that recent decades have seen a dramatic rise in paganism and the number of Americans identifying as witches while Christian denominations have been losing members. The United States’ Wiccan population skyrocketed from 8,000 in 1990 to 340,000 in 2008, a year that also found roughly 340,000 self-described Pagans. Currently, 0.3% of Americans identify themselves as Wiccans or Pagans; as many as 22.8% self-identify as atheist, agnostic, or religiously unaffiliated.

The 2016 presidential election was not just a political battle, it was spiritual war. Did you know that Satanists were among those in the Washington, DC, protest against Trump’s presidential inauguration? (Source of pics: PJMedia)

To hex is to cast a curse on someone via black “magic”.

Witches tried to hex President Trump, but failed.

Now, thousands of witches plan to gather in Brooklyn on October 20 to put a hex on newly-confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Douglas Ernst reports for The Washington Times, Oct. 11, 2018, that Catland, an occult bookstore and “spiritual community space” in Brooklyn, NY, will host a “ritual” to hex Justice Kavanaugh on October 20.

The witchcraft shop’s invitation on its Facebook page reads:

Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them. We are embracing witchcraft’s true roots as the magik [sic] of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and it’s [sic] history as often the only weapon, the only means of exacting justice available to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him. He will be the focal point, but by no means the only target, so bring your rage and and all of the axes you’ve got to grind. There will also be a second ritual afterward — ‘The Rites of the Scorned One’ which seeks to validate, affirm, uphold and support those of us who have been wronged and who refuse to be silent any longer.

Admission costs $10 per person, but Catland says no one will be turned away at the door for lack of funds. The shop says 25% of all proceeds will go to the Ali Forney Center, a non-profit organization for homeless LGBT youths; another 25% will be donated to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in America, killing 320,000 unborn babies every year, 900 babies every day, and “subsidized” by taxpayers to the tune of $400 million a year, thanks to these four senators.

Reporting on October 11, Washington Times said more than 10,000 people had shown interest in attending the event, and over 900 people have RSVP’d.

According to Huffington Post, the hexing event is organized by Dakota Bracciale, a Brooklyn-based witch who is organizing the Oct. 20 event, said the October 20 hex will involve photos and effigies of Kavanaugh, along with graveyard dirt and coffin nails.

Bracciale dismisses what “good” witches believe — that whatever curse you cast on another will boomerang back onto you three folds.

On a now discontinued GoFundMe fundraising page, Bracciale describes himself as “a queer, non-binary, disabled witch living and working in Brooklyn with my partner and our two cats, Handsome and Dahlia.”

Those poor cats….

Please keep President Trump, Justice Kavanaugh, and America in your prayers.

H/t CSM and Kelleigh

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: Pray for Wisdom

 

Wisdom 7:7-11

I prayed, and prudence was given me;
I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.
I preferred her to scepter and throne,
and deemed riches nothing in comparison with her,
nor did I liken any priceless gem to her;
because all gold, in view of her, is a little sand,
and before her, silver is to be accounted mire.
Beyond health and comeliness I loved her,
and I chose to have her rather than the light,
because the splendor of her never yields to sleep.
Yet all good things together came to me in her company,
and countless riches at her hands.

Wisdom is defined as:

  • “The ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight (Dictionary.com).
  • “Capacity of judging rightly in matters relating to life and conduct; soundness of judgement in the choice of means and ends” (Oxford English Dictionary)

In other words, wisdom isn’t simply intelligence or knowledge. It is the ability to use our intelligence, knowledge, and experiences to think and act and make choices that are beneficial and productive.

Wisdom is considered to be an important, if not the most important, virtue by many traditions:

  • The ancient Greeks personified wisdom as the goddesses Metis and Athena.
  • The ancient Romans personified wisdom in Minerva, who represents skillful knowledge and the virtues, especially chastity.

In Christianity, wisdom is one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit:

  • The book of Proverbs, believed to have been written by King Solomon, primarily focuses on wisdom, giving direction on how to handle our relationship with God; the viccissitudes of life — of marriage, finances, work, friendships and persevering in difficult situations.
  • St. Paul said there is both secular and divine wisdom, and urged us to pursue the latter: “the wisdom of this world is folly with God” -1 Corinthians 3:19. 
  • St. Thomas Aquinas considered wisdom to be the “father” — the cause, measure, and form — of all virtues.

In the past, U.S. public school teachings included character education, which Benjamin Franklin called training in wisdom and virtue. Sadly, along with the Constitution and America’s founding history (see “Only 1 in 3 Americans could pass a U.S. citizenship test”), our taxpayers-funded schools no longer teach and instill character and wisdom.

King Solomon believed wisdom comes from God and begins with fear of God:

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight” -Proverbs 9:10

“For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding” -Proverbs 2:6.

“He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones” -Proverbs 2:7-8.

Pray to God for wisdom!

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” -Proverbs 3:5-6.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” -James 1:5

May the peace and love and wisdom of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you,

~Eowyn

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Evil WordPress shadow-bans Whatfinger News

 

Shadow banning (also called stealth or ghost banning) is the act of blocking or partially blocking a user or their content from an online community such that it will not be readily apparent to the user that they have been banned. As such, shadow banning is a form of sneaky censorship.

Whatfinger News is a relatively-new but rapidly-rising link-news site like Drudge Report, only better. As it describes itself:

Whatfinger News was founded by military people and 100% unapologetic for being patriotic. That doesn’t mean we don’t show opposing views, sites and papers. We do and label them on the homepage in sections as right wing or left wing, unlike other sites that might trick you into clicking into sites that you would never want to visit. Not us!

FOTM‘s readers have seen our promotion of Whatfinger at the bottom of our posts. Even before we started doing that, Whatfinger had posted links to our posts, which was how I discovered Whatfinger. Each day, we get hundreds and often thousands of referrals from Whatfinger, for which FOTM is most grateful.

Beginning yesterday, I noticed something odd: There were no referrals from Whatfinger! Here’s a screenshot I took of yesterday’s referrals:

So I went on Whatfinger to find out what had happened.

I saw that Whatfinger did post links to our posts, but also this statement:

Many sites have now sent screenshots, sites that we send thousands of people to daily who are all noticing WordPress ‘shadowbanning of stats’ – we all now need to know the truth.  Are all conservative sites targets? Will they blame some ‘algorithm as Facebook likes to do? Can’t be just Whatfinger, since we are new and no where near the size of other sites just yet.

So I went to FOTM‘s stats page, only to discover that WordPress had changed the referrals of the day before, Oct. 11, to remove all referrals from Whatfinger! The problem is, a day before, I had seen thousands of referrals from Whatfiinger, which now had vanished, retroactively expunged by WordPress.

I then clicked on the referrals for September 29, 2018 — a day when FOTM had a record 35,438 unique views. I remember seeing there were thousands of referrals from Whatfinger that day, which WordPress now has retroactively expunged:

What WordPress is doing is dishonest, deceptive, and plain evil. By shadow-banning referrals from Whatfinger, WordPress’ intention is to damage Whatfinger by alienating FOTM from Whatfinger.

Well, WordPress, we are on to you and your evil doings. FOTM will continue to promote Whatfinger News. Despite your evil machinations, Whatfinger News will continue to thrive and hopefully overtake sold-out Drudge Report some day.

Note: On August 15, 2018, WordPress arbitrarily and with no just cause, took down Fellowship of the Minds — the digital equivalent of burning down an entire library, of tens of thousands of blog-posts in nearly 9 years, many of which are the products of original research and genuine investigative journalism that the corporate MSM lackeys no longer undertake. Although FOTM is restored on another server, we use WordPress’ $99 Jetpack software because our readers are familiar with the format and features.

~Eowyn

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Feminist professor screams at her 71-year-old husband: ‘I hate all men and wish you all dead!’

 

Nearly a hundred years after the suffragettes won women the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, this is what feminism has degenerated into.

Note: In 1869, Wyoming was the first U.S. state to grant women voting rights.

Victoria Bissell Brown, 69 (she will be 70 in January), is a retired history professor at Grinnell College, a private liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa. She now lives in Havertown, PA, with her 71-year-old husband, James Wilton Brown.

Victoria Brown completely bought Christine Blasey Ford’s lying testimony at the Senate hearing on now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, although Ford has no corroborating witnesses and cannot remember the date or place of the alleged sexual assault.

Below is Brown’s Oct. 12 op-ed in the Washington Post, “Thanks for not raping us, all you ‘good men.’ But it’s not enough,” describing her spitting rage at her thoroughly browbeaten husband, whom she admits is a “good man”:

I yelled at my husband last night. Not pick-up-your-socks yell. Not how-could-you-ignore-that-red-light yell. This was real yelling. This was 30 minutes of from-the-gut yelling. Triggered by a small, thoughtless, dismissive, annoyed, patronizing comment. Really small. A micro-wave that triggered a hurricane. I blew. Hard and fast. And it terrified me. I’m still terrified by what I felt and what I said. I am almost 70 years old. I am a grandmother. Yet in that roiling moment, screaming at my husband as if he represented every clueless male on the planet (and I every angry woman of 2018), I announced that I hate all men and wish all men were dead. If one of my grandchildren yelled something that ridiculous, I’d have to stifle a laugh.

My husband of 50 years did not have to stifle a laugh. He took it dead seriously. He did not defend his remark, he did not defend men. He sat, hunched and hurt, and he listened. For a moment, it occurred to me to be grateful that I’m married to a man who will listen to a woman. The winds calmed ever so slightly in that moment. And then the storm surge welled up in me as I realized the pathetic impotence of nice men’s plan to rebuild the wreckage by listening to women. As my rage rushed through the streets of my mind, toppling every memory of every good thing my husband has ever done (and there are scores of memories), I said the meanest thing I’ve ever said to him: Don’t you dare sit there and sympathetically promise to change. Don’t say you will stop yourself before you blurt out some impatient, annoyed, controlling remark. No, I said, you can’t change. You are unable to change. You don’t have the skills and you won’t do it. You, I said, are one of the good men. You respect women, you believe in women, you like women, you don’t hit women or rape women or in any way abuse women. You have applauded and funded feminism for a half-century. You are one of the good men. And you cannot change. You can listen all you want, but that will not create one iota of change.

In the centuries of feminist movements that have washed up and away, good men have not once organized their own mass movement to change themselves and their sons or to attack the mean-spirited, teasing, punching thing that passes for male culture. Not once. Bastards. Don’t listen to me. Listen to each other. Talk to each other. Earn your power for once.

The gender war that has broken out in this country is flooding all our houses. It’s rising on the torrent of memories that every woman has. Those memories have come loose from the attic and the basement where we’ve stashed them. They are floating all around us and there is no place left to store them out of sight. Not just memories of sexual abuse. Memories of being dismissed, disdained, distrusted. Memories of having to endure put-downs at the office, catcalls in the parking lot, barked orders at a dinner party. And, for some reason, the most chilling memory of all, the one Christine Blasey Ford called up and that we all recognized: the laughter. The laughter of men who are bonding with each other by mocking us. When Ford testified under oath that the laughter is the sharpest memory of her high school assault, every woman within the sound of her voice could hear that laughter, had heard that laughter, somewhere, somehow.

No man right now understands the flood that is rushing through women’s brains, and only women in the deepest denial have evacuated their minds before the flood could reach them.

When good men like Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) give heartfelt, sincere speeches about how we must listen to women, I don’t know whether to coo or laugh or cry or yell. Think about “listen to women” as a program for change. It says to women: You will continue to suffer these abuses, men will continue to do disgusting things to you, the storms will keep coming, the tide will continue to rise, but now, we will listen and help you rebuild.

Pay attention people: If we do not raise boys to walk humbly and care deeply, if we do not demand that men do more than just listen, we will all drown in the flood. And there is no patriarchal Noah to save us.

Were he not already gelded and fitted with a pussy hat, Victoria Brown’s husband should have her arrested for spousal and elder abuse.

See also:

~Eowyn

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How much Americans have in savings

 

A financially-secure retirement has three nest eggs:

  1. Pension, which is rapidly vanishing for many working Americans.
  2. Social Security: Although Social Security was never intended to be a retiree’s sole source of income, 35% of Americans over the age of 65 rely almost entirely on Social Security payments. (Accounting Degree Review)
  3. Savings: Experts say you should have 5 times your annual salary saved by age 50, 6 times by age 55, and 7 times by age 60.

Again and again, we’ve been told that the average American has too little in savings. According to a 2016 GOBankingRates survey, 35% of all U.S. adults had only several hundred dollars in their savings accounts; 34% had zero savings.

More recently, the news is no better.

Kathleen Elkins reports for CNBC, Oct. 8, 2018, that the median American household has just $11,700 in total savings. That means half of U.S. households have less than $11,700 in savings; 29% of households have less than $1,000.

Personal finance site MagnifyMoney used data from the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) to break down how much American households at every income level have saved:

  1. Top 1% in income:
    • Average savings $2.5 million
    • Median savings $1.13 million.
  2. Top 10% in income:
    • Average savings: $961,570
    • Median savings: $156,510
  3. 60 to 79.9% in income:
    • Average savings: $133,770
    • Median savings: $77,020
  4. 40 to 59.9% in income:
    • Average savings: $65,830
    • Median savings: $34,020
  5. 20 to 39.9% in income:
    • Average savings: $29,080
    • Median savings: $0
  6. Bottom 20% in income:
    • Average savings: $8,720
    • Median savings: $0

What a median savings of $0 means is that half of Americans whose incomes are in the bottom 39.9% not only have no savings, they are in debt.

How much have you saved, compared to the average savings of your income group?

~Eowyn

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