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This is a heartwarming story that I didn’t expect. The outcome is awesome and literally made me cry.
UPDATED Monday, March 18th, 2013: Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond have been found delinquent by a judge. Both boys were sentenced to at least one year in juvenile jail, but could be held until the age of 21. Mays received an additional year for distributing nude images of a minor. The boys were told that they may not be in contact with the victim, until 21-years-old, and will both have to register as juvenile sex offenders.
Judge Thomas Lipps told the court that he reviewed the case’s documents and text messages again. He said that many of the things learned during the trial were “profane” and “ugly.”
Lipps said the case showed alcohol “as a particular danger to our teenage youth” before finding the teens “delinquent beyond a reasonable doubt.”
The victim’s mother made a statement after the verdict was read:
“It did not matter what school you went to, what city you lived in, or what sport you’ve played. Human compassion is not taught by a teacher, a coach or a parent. It is a God-given gift instilled in all of us. You displayed not only a lack of this compassion, but a lack of any moral code,” the victim’s mother said.
“Your decisions that night affected countless lives, including those most dear to you,” she continued. “You were your own accuser through the social media that you chose to publish your criminal conduct on. This does not define who my daughter is. She will persevere, grow and move on. I have pity for you both. I hope you fear the Lord, repent for your actions, and pray hard for forgiveness.”
Here is the video that was leaked by Anonymous, in its entirety. I am warning you, it is hard to watch a couple of young guys being so drunk and pathetic as they discuss the rape of a 16-year-old female. The full story of this case is below the video.
Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond are the two young football players from Steubenville, Ohio, that have been arrested and charged for the sexual assault of a fellow high schooler back in August, 2011. Apparently, the young men also took this very inebriated girl to multiple houses, was digitally penetrated and it has even been claimed that the boys urinated on her.
The Anonymous Cell, “Knight Sec”, took it upon themselves to release this shocking video where Michael Colin Nodianos is seen bragging about the fact that this girl was drunk (not dead, as he claims multiple times in the most disgusting lack of empathy or intelligence, for that matter) and that she was raped.
On their website, Local Leaks: The Steubenville Files said that they decided to release this video since ‘a town rife with corruption, cronyism, illegal gambling and fixated upon their star high school football team were prepared to orchestrate a major cover-up in order to sweep the entire affair under the rug.’
The trial is scheduled for February 13th, 2013. Sadly, many people in this town are in support of the young athletes, claiming that the girl made up the story to ruin their reputation. I really hope that after the release of this video, people in Steubenville, Ohio wake up and see that their precious athletes are capable of committing sickening crimes.
I don’t really think they know what they’ve done here, because they are only in 4th grade. But, it’s still a nice parody with a good message, in my opinion. Obama and Romney, I can see why you wouldn’t want to vote for either, but why not pick a smaller party opponent? It’s a throw-away vote, sure, but at least you’re standing by what you believe, on the record. Do you not agree with ANY party? Then, do something about it, rather than complain. Voting is a freedom we have, that other people, in different countries, do not have. If you feel differently, let me know why.
I’ve had teachers lose their minds in class, throw desks at students, Scream every curse word there is, but I have NEVER had a teacher tell me she plans to marry Jesus in heaven and that he gave her a special eye that allows Jesus to see what she sees. And quite frankly, I’m fucking pissed. This is one of the most amazing things to ever happen in High School. When I was trying to learn how to say ‘you are pretty’ in French (tu es jolie…that’s one thing that stuck), these assholes were getting a history lesson about Jesus from his FUTURE wife!
Imelda Paredes, 42-year-old Spanish teacher, confirmed that she was, in fact, the teacher at San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy who was featured in the video.
The video, filmed by one of her students on Monday, shows Paredes begin a discussion about Jesus Christ and how he was in love with Mary Magdalene, a conspiracy theory popularized by Dan Brown’s fictional novel, The Da Vinci Code.
But the discussion soon turned bizarre when Paredes, who was speaking in Spanish during the majority of the 12-minute video, said that Mary Magdalene is not dead but instead reincarnated in different people.
“Soy yo (It is I),” Paredes said in Spanish, claiming she was the reincarnated Mary Magdalene and that Jesus Christ, who she claimed was in love with her, was planning on taking her to another planet where they would marry and conceive a child.
“I haven’t seen him (Jesus), but he talks to me every day,” Paredes said in the video. “He calls me, and he just recently promised me that he’s coming soon for me and for the good people to take us to the heavens, where I’ll have his baby. I have my husband here, but I don’t know what’s going to happen to him. My husband is Jesus Christ, and he is the one I want to marry.”
A student then asked his teacher, “How can you prove that you are who you say you are?” Paredes replied, “If you look at my eyes, one of my eyes is not mine.” She was referring to an earlier discussion in which she claimed Jesus Christ loved Mary Magdalene so much that he gave her one of the pupils from his eyes.
“Is there anybody that wants to see Jesus?” Paredes continued. “He’s watching you.”
As if that’s not creepy enough, she proceeds to take off her shoes and play music from her desk, where she stood motionless for some time. A couple of students were so creeped out that they went and told some other authorities at the school.
Once clear she was not fit to conduct an interview, the News asked her husband, Adrian Paredes, to speak on her behalf. He said, “I feel that my wife does care a lot about her students, and she loves working in San Benito. There’s really nothing else to say except to please respect my family’s privacy.”
Although she was once named Teacher of the Year in 2007, she has had some incidences that students reported. She is now on leave and will be reviewed before being allowed to return to the classroom.
- Jesus will be found in a reality TV show (newstalk.ie)
- Jesus Christ – Superstars! Mel C and Chris Moyles to appear in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s glitzy O2 arena show (thisislondon.co.uk)
- CLAIM: Nicole Scherzinger to Headline Production of Jesus Christ Superstar (gossipcop.com)
- Eagerly Awaited Novel by William Hearth Ponders Secret Alchemy of Mary Magdalene (prweb.com)
- Ex-Spice Girl to take on Webber’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ (ctv.ca)
- You’ll never guess what these two are going to do together (keep it clean please) (mirror.co.uk)
- UK Arena Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Star Tim Minchin, Mel C & Chris Moyles (broadwayworld.com)
- The Tomb Is Empty, Jesus Is Risen! (prhayz.com)
- Jason Donovan signs up to judge on ITV1′s search for Jesus on Superstar (thesun.co.uk)
I am not kidding. This is seriously what people are doing; Getting drunk off their asses and, at some point, falling from a tree to the ground below. The last person to be sitting in the tree, wins. I wonder, though, whether they have to bring their drinks up with them or if people will supply them with booze, as they go? It is boring? Waiting to get shitfaced can be, even in the comfort of one’s own home. At least at my place I have a comfortable bathroom.
I’m going to create an American version: Couch potato. In my game, you sit on the couch and consume ridiculous amounts of alcohol until you either fall from the couch or have to get up and use the restroom.
According to a report in the Otago Daily Times, staff at the city’s botanic gardens raised the alarm after noticing “an increase in possum” activity.
If you’d still rather play Possum than couch potato, then I wish you the very best in maintaining your balance and not slamming your skull into the ground. But first, you’ll need to know the specifics.
The online Urban Dictionary defines possum as a “drinking game in which players have to sit in a tree, like possums, and consume a pack of 24 beers [typically 350ml units in New Zealand] until they fall out of the tree from drunkenness”.
Obviously, one of the main concerns for people in the neighborhood is the litter left, vomit not washed away, as well as the damage to the trees, which are said to be over 100-years-old.
The few tree-drinkers apprehended to date had been “required to clean up their litter and to meet with the proctor for disciplinary action”.
I love that they’re now called “tree drinkers”. Ha.
- This Game Of Thrones Drinking Game Will Have You Wasted in 10 Minutes Flat [Game Of Thrones] (kotaku.com)
- New Zealand Challenges Australia at Extreme (Maybe Fatal) Drinking Games (coedmagazine.com)
- “True American” Is The Next Big Drinking Game (buzzfeed.com)
- SJP and Greg Kinnear Suggest an I Don’t Know How She Does It Drinking Game! (popsugar.com)
- Top 10 Movie Drinking Games for February (coedmagazine.com)
- LORD OF THE RINGS Drinking Game – Drink Yourself into Middle Earth (geektyrant.com)
- Video: Watch Our SAG Awards Breakdown – the Night’s Best Fashion, the Biggest Winners, and Drinking Games! (popsugar.com)
- Why Do We Turn Everything Into A Drinking Game? (collegecandy.com)
- The Definitive ‘Kony 2012′ Drinking Game (buzzfeed.com)
- How to play the True American drinking game from New Girl (igoyougoblog.com)
“A couple of years ago, my sister told me she would never let a gay man watch her children because, she said they were deviant, and more likely to molest them; Today, she’s my strongest advocate.”
To me, religion and sexuality shouldn’t conflict with one another because choosing what to believe in and being who you were born to be, are two completely separate issues. I am an atheist and I am a lesbian; The students in this video are Mormon‘s and they, too, are homosexuals. Sexual orientation, in my mind, is something that you’re born with (for most people), and trying to deny that part of yourself could turn you into someone you don’t recognize. And how could you possibly love someone who you don’t even know or understand? In order for us, humanity, to be happy, we have to first love who we are as individuals, and then be willing to share that love with anyone and everyone.
To be honest, I was very shocked by this video and what USGA is doing, because I would have never expected so many open BYU students, who didn’t judge or condemn a fellow classmate for being a homosexual. Luckily, they made this video for people like those who are still struggling, Mormon and gay, as well as myself and the general public. Only a few years ago did BYU change their honor code, which allowed LGBT students to even enroll. This is a great step in the right direction for both the Mormon church and those who practice Mormonism.
- Man accused of extorting money and sex from BYU student appears in court (fox13now.com)
- Bullying Among Children and Youth on Perceptions and Differences in Sexual Orientation (education.com)
- Malaysia to Ban All LGBT Characters from Television Because They’re ‘Against Norm of a Religious Society’ (towleroad.com)
- California College Paperwork Might Get a Little Sexier [Lgbt] (jezebel.com)
- A Case for (Mormon) Gay Marriage (queeringthechurch.com)
- Thousands of Students In All 50 States, 9 Countries Pledge To Be Allies Against Anti-LGBT Bullying (prweb.com)
- Comedian Asks BYU Students What They Know About Black People, In Blackface [Video] (bossip.com)
- BYU students react to professor’s controversial comments ()
I love when people turn an embarrassing incident into something everyone can enjoy. This guy, in Hawaii, clearly has the right idea of how to do things.
Video Taken by Jennifer Adams
[UPDATE] Killer Has Been Identified, As Well As Possible Motive: Shooting At Oakland, CA Christian Univeristy
UPDATE: April 3rd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM – The shooter is being identified (allegedly) as 43-year-old, One L. Goh. According to some, he was often made fun of for his poor English speaking skills. As far as the authorites believe, Goh was looking for a former female administrator that had expelled him from Oikos University, earlier in the year. After realizing that she wasn’t there he went into an acupuncture room and told the students to “Get in line and I’m going to kill you all.” Although he has surrendered and been cooperative, he seems to be lacking remorse. It is believed that the death of his mother, brother and being expelled along with debt piling up, is the possible motive.
UPDATE: April 2nd, 2012 at 4:05 PM – 7 people are being confirmed dead after the shooting that took place this morning. The suspect has also been identified as a man in his 40′s and has been taken into custody by police. Along with the seven fatally shot, 3 other people were wounded as well. Pastor Jong Kim, the University’s founder, did verify that the suspect was enrolled at the school as a nursing student, but was no longer enrolled.
Although it hasn’t been verified yet, it is assumed that at least five people are dead after a man opened fire at Oikos University, a Christian school in Oakland, California at 10:30 this morning. Police are not letting people know how many are dead and/or wounded, but from the aerial shots, 5 bodies can be seen with sheets covering them.
Police described the suspect as an Asian male, 5-foot-9, wearing tan pants, according ABC station KGO-TV in San Francisco.
- Shooting erupts at Oakland religious school (sfgate.com)
- Four victims treated at one Oakland hospital (itv.com)
- Police respond to shooting in East Oakland (mercurynews.com)
- Oakland Rapper T-K.A.S.H. Running Marathon To Stem Gun Violence (allhiphop.com)