Condé Nast publishes left-wing propaganda. Good riddance to this garbage at the grocery stores.
From Fortune: Condé Nast announced Tuesday that it plans to shut down print operations for one of its glossy publications. The 80-year-old Glamour magazine will publish its last print issue in January, before shifting to a digital-only operation, the New York Timesreported.
“This is my plan, because it makes sense,” the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Samantha Barry, said. “[Digital is] where the audiences are, and it’s where our growth is. That monthly schedule, for a Glamour audience, doesn’t make sense anymore.”
Last year, Condé Nast scaled back Glamour‘s publication frequency from once every month, to just 11 issues a year. Condé Nast last year lost a reported $120 million, which prompted its decision to cut the magazine’s monthly publishing schedule, and also sell three of its other titles: Brides, Golf Digest, and W.
Despite the decision to cut its print magazine, Glamour has maintained a stable 2.2 million paid subscriber base over the last three years, according to the Times. Barry added that the magazine might continue to publish special issues moving forward, including its annual Women of the Year award, and topical issues about money and power. The web magazine will remain free until further notice.
Here’s more evidence that the Democrat Party is the Party of Evil.
According to Wikipedia, with a networth in February 2018 of $1.54 billion, Mark Pincus, 52, is an Internet entrepreneur who was a founding investor of Twitter and Facebook. He is also the founder of Zynga, a mobile social gaming company; the startups Freeloader, Inc., and Support.com; incubator SuperLabs; and the co-founder of Win the Future (WTF), the “progressive left wing” insurgency movement within the already left-wing Democratic Party.
In the 2016 presidential election, Pincus was a supporter of Hillary Clinton, as seen in the pic below. He blames Hillary’s loss on “outside factors like Russian meddling”.
In 2003, at age 37, Pincus founded his third startup, Tribe.net, an early social network. Tribe.net partnered with major local newspapers and was backed by The Washington Post, Knight Ridder Digital, and Mayfield Fund and Guy Spier.
Pincus said in 2008:
“We’ve kept Tribe going not because we believed it would turn into a phenomenal business success like Bebo or Facebook, but because I think it serves a really valuable role for the community.”
In November 2016, a poster on Voat discovered a massive sadistic pedophile “community” at Tribe.net, where child porn of the sickest sort is openly available, and where sadistic pedophiles boast of “no limits” to their twisted perversities.
On Tribe, members can initiate a discussion on a particular subject by starting a new thread. One of the threads is truly evil, titled “Newborn Snuff,” which was begun on October 2, 2015 by a member who calls himself BabySnuff. This is what BabySnuff wrote (WARNING: Graphic language):
“Anyone else have a fantasy of raping a newborn to death? Kidnap a woman off the street, rape her and impregnate her, then when she gives birth, immediately shove your cock inside the newborn and rape it, tearing it apart with your cock. Once you cum, and the baby is a broken mess, just shove it back inside the whore it came from.”
Below are some of the comments on that thread:
“HAIL SATAN. its the best”
“HAIL SATAN! I need to give myself to him to become a temple 4 him to enter & instruct me how to fuck NB’s as a way of worshiping him!!”
“i want to ruff fuck bbys balls deep on my cock & worship satan with a large group of nepi bby snffers into 666!!!! ”
Other threads on Tribe include incest, cannibalism, and spreading AIDS via “gay” sex.
Want more evidence that the Democrat Party is the Party of Evil? See:
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said she made the decision following an intensive investigation — and despite being convinced that the accusations were credible.
“I personally interviewed each of the women who cooperated with our investigation along with their attorneys,” Singas said.
“I believe the women who shared their experiences with our investigation team, however, legal impediments, including statutes of limitations, preclude criminal prosecution.”
In his own statement, Schneiderman admitted that his lucky break “does not mean I have done nothing wrong,” and revealed that he underwent inpatient therapy following his stunning fall.
“I accept full responsibility for my conduct in my relationships with my accusers, and for the impact it had on them,” Schneiderman said.
“After spending time in a rehab facility, I am committed to a lifelong path of recovery and making amends to those I have harmed.”
“I apologize for any and all pain that I have caused, and I apologize to the people of the State of New York for disappointing them after they put their trust in me,” he added.
Schneiderman, a Democrat, quit his post as the state’s top law enforcer in May, hours after the New Yorker published allegations that he physically abused four women— two of whom spoke on the record — during the course of personal relationships with them.
At the time, Schneiderman claimed that while he had “engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity,” he never “assaulted anyone” or “engaged in nonconsensual sex.”
FYI: Some of the allegations against Schneiderman (from Vox):
“One told Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker that Schneiderman choked her and slapped her so hard in the ear that she could feel the effects months later. Another said the abuse got to the point that “we could rarely have sex without him beating me.”
“…Mayer and Farrow reported that four women had accused Schneiderman of slapping, choking, or otherwise abusing them. One of them, Michelle Manning Barish, said she suffered problems with her ear for months after Schneiderman slapped her there; at one point, blood trickled down to her collarbone. She also said he threatened her, telling her after she made a reference to him on social media, “Don’t ever write about me. You don’t want to do that.”
“I am the law,” she said he once told her.”
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From Fox News: The popular Netflix series “ChillingAdventures of Sabrina” is marketed to young teenage girls, tied to a family friendly comic franchise and billed as a modern reboot of the harmless “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” so when viewers were bombarded with a steamy orgy scene featuring underage characters, some parents and critics were shocked.
Kiernan Shipka, who is best known for her role as Sally Draper on the AMC hit “Mad Men,” portrays the 16-year-old witch in the young adult series, but the intimate scene in “Sabrina” is about as provocative as anything infamous womanizer Don Draper ever participated in on screen.
The orgy scene – set to Fiona Apple’s “Criminal” – appears in the seventh episode of the series and features half-a-dozen scantily clad teens in Sabrina’s house. When the 16-year-old namesake character is hesitant to join in, she’s mocked for “killing the mood” and told to either “get in, or get out.”
Family Research Council’s senior fellow Peter Sprigg told Fox News that “Sabrina” is not suitable for its target audience.
“Taking once-wholesome comic book characters and turning them into sinister and hyper-sexualized TV characters is a troubling trend in itself. The dark, occultish elements in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ provide reason enough for parents to keep their children — including teens — far away from this show,” Sprigg said. “The show has gone over the top in depicting an actual orgy on screen, and if they think having the teen participants keep their underwear on makes it all right, the writers and producers need to think again. This content is not appropriate for anyone, but especially not for the teen audience it targets.”
Netflix and Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s other series, CW’s “Riverdale,” also features a similarly uncomfortable striptease hot tub scene with characters who are underage. “Sabrina” is billed as a companion series to the CW hit, which has been criticized for similar provocative content. “Riverdale” is also based on an Archie comic, but both of Aguirre-Sacasa’s shows have ditched the wholesome family values of the original intellectual property.
A spokesperson for Aguirre-Sacasa did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and “Riverdale” are hardly the first two shows to sexualize teens, as The CW’s “Gossip Girl,” Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars” and a variety of MTV programs are recent examples. Most cases involve adult-age actors playing teens in order to get away with erotic storylines — with “Sabrina” being no exception. However, some media gurus feel things are getting worse in the modern era of prestige TV.
“It’s ill-advised for Netflix to go down this road given the climate. With no advertisers to answer to, it seems they’ll take the controversy and press it will generate over any kind of subscriber backlash,” The Hill’s media reporter Joe Concha told Fox News.
Media Research Center Vice president Dan Gainor criticized Netflix as “woke TV,” pointing to “Sabrina” as an example of why parents must proceed with caution before allowing children access to the streaming giant.
“This depraved show promotes teen sex and witchcraft. Parents need to know that’s what their kids might be watching when they tune in Netflix,” Gainor told Fox News.
Commercial artist Troy Riser was among the outspoken critics on social media, sending numerous tweets condemning Netflix for the “orgy scene” and even declaring that “traditional kid-friendly brands such as the Archie Comics universe should not be used to market softcore porn.” Riser’s children are adults now, but when reached by Fox News he explained that he’s concerned for today’s youth.
“Packaging adult entertainment in a traditionally family-friendly brand is pretty disturbing stuff,” Riser told Fox News. “I’m thinking more about children in general — young girls in particular — who would gravitate to a show about ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch,’ a show many parents would naturally think would be kid-safe given their own memories of Archie comics and the G-rated Melissa Joan Hart show several years ago.”
On Nov. 2, 2018, Louisiana-based Ruth Institute released a study, Is Catholic clergy sex abuse related to homosexual priests?.
The Ruth Institute was founded in 2008 by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, an economics-trained author and writer on marriage, family and human sexuality who was the spokesperson for Proposition 8, the California ballot measure defining marriage as a union of one man and one woman which was passed by voters but nixed by an activist judge. Far-left groups including the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have criticized the Ruth Institute’s stance against same-sex marriage and other LGBT causes. In Aug. 23, 2017, responding to being labeled a “hate group” by SPLC, the Ruth Institute said it “categorically condemns white supremacy, racism, Nazism, and all violent totalitarian political movements. People who cannot defend their positions using reason and evidence resort to name-calling to change the subject away from their anemic arguments. The ‘hate group’ label is a club such people invented to bludgeon their political opponents.”
The study was conducted by Ruth Institute senior research associate Dr./ Rev. D. Paul Sullins — a recently retired Catholic University of America sociology professor who is a leader in the field of research on same-sex parenting and its implications for child development, with four books, including Keeping the Vow: The Untold Story of Married Catholic Priests, and over 100 journal articles, research reports, and essays on issues of family, faith, and culture. He is a former Episcopal priest, married for 30 years with three children, who was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 2002. He is Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Mark the Evangelist, Hyattsville, MD.
The study addresses a common question: Is the sex abuse related in any way to homosexual men in the priesthood? It has been reviewed by several scholars, including four social scientists, and will be included in an upcoming book.
For his study, Dr. Sullins employed data from the following sources to compute correlations:
A 2002 survey of 1,854 priests by the Los Angeles Times that included questions about respondents’ sexual orientation, age, year of ordination, and whether they thought there was a homosexual subculture in their seminary.
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice reports in 2002, 2004 and 2011, which themselves used reports of abuse provided by Catholic dioceses.
(1)Catholic clergy mainly prey on boys:Whereas two-thirds of victims in U.S. sex abuse of minors are girls, the vast majority of clergy sex abuse victims — over 8 in 10 victims — were boys. As girls became more prevalent as altar servers, abusers of boys “responded to the presence of fewer younger boys primarily by turning to older boys, not to female victims.” Comparable reports in Germany indicate that up to 90% of abuse victims of Catholic clergy have been male, compared to about half of victims in Protestant or non-religious settings in that country.
(2) By comparing the share of homosexual Catholic priests with the incidence and victim gender of minor sex abuse victims by Catholic priests from 1950 to 2001, the study found a strong correlation between sexual abuse of minors andtwo factors:
(a) A disproportionate number of homosexual clergy:
The study found that the increase in the number of homosexual men in the priesthood is “almost perfectly” correlated with more overall abuse and more boys abused compared to girls. The correlation is 0.98, where a correlation of 1.0 is an absolute positive correlation. That means that the number of child victims increased at almost the same rate as the percentage of homosexual priests — the greater the percentage of homosexual priests, the greater the number of child, mainly male, victims. While the correlation was lower among victims under age 8, it was still strong, at 0.77. Researchers usually consider correlation association above 0.3 or 0.4 to be a strong effect.
However, in Sullins’ words, “Although over 8 in 10 of victims have been boys, the idea that the abuse is related to homosexual men in the priesthood has not been widely accepted by Church leaders.”
It is not the simple presence of homosexual men in the priesthood that is the correlative factor. Sullins said in a press conference on November 2 that “when homosexual men were represented in the priesthood at about the same rate as they were in the population, there was no measurable problem of child sex abuse. It was only when you had a preponderance of homosexual men.”
The percentage of homosexual men in the general population is estimated at 2%. Beginning in the 1950s, the percentage of homosexuals in the priesthood increased from 4% to 16% by the 1980s, eight times the percentage in the general population. From 1965 to 1995 an average of at least one in five priests ordained annually were homosexual, a concentration which drove the overall proportion of homosexual men in the priesthood up to 16%, or one in six priests, by the late 1990s. Dr. Sullins said, “When you get up to 16% of priests that are homosexual, and you’ve got eight times the proportion of homosexuals as you do in the general population, it’s as if the priesthood becomes a particularly welcoming and enabling and encouraging population for homosexual activity and behavior.”
If the proportion of homosexual priests had remained at the 1950s level, at least 12,000 fewer children, mostly boys, would have suffered abuse.
(b) A homosexual subculture in seminaries:
The presence of homosexual subcultures in seminaries, as reported by priests considering their own seminary life, accounts for about half the incidence of abuse, but not among heterosexual men. Sullins said that homosexual subcultures encourage those who may have been attracted to male victims to act out more than would have been the case otherwise. Seminary candidates have reported about the problems this disproportion creates. Donald Cozzens’ 2000 book, The Changing Face of the Priesthood, has accounts of homosexual students being so prevalent at some seminaries that heterosexual men felt destabilized and disoriented and left.
What all this suggests is that as the number and percentage of homosexual priests and seminarians increased disproportionate to their “natural” incidence in the general population, they become increasingly emboldened to act out pedophile impulses that would otherwise be suppressed or constrained if homosexual priests were fewer.
(3) Clergy sex abuse has declined since the late 1980s, but not because of measures taken by U.S. bishops. While sex abuse by clergy today is “much lower” — by about one third — than 30 years ago, it has not declined “as much as is commonly thought.” Most of the decline since the 1990s is consistent with “a similar general decline in child sex abuse in America since that time,” and is unrelated to the implementation of the U.S. bishops’ 2002 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young Adults.
(4)More alarming still is that after years in decline, Catholic clergy sex abuse is on the rise again. Dr. Sullins said:
“The thing we’ve been told about the sex abuse is that it is somehow very rare and declined to almost nothing today is really not true. I found that clergy sex abuse did drop to almost nothing after 2002, but then it started to creep up. It’s been increasing. And there are signs that the bishops or the dioceses have gotten complacent about that. It’s not at the great heights that it was in the mid-1970s, but it’s rising. And it’s headed in that direction.”
Under Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican issued a document which says: “the Church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question, cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called ‘gay culture’.”
But Dr. Sullins eschews recommending the removal of all homosexuals from the priesthood because he maintains the abuse is not necessarily related to someone’s sexual orientation, citing his knowledge of men with same-sex attraction who are “strong, faithful persons.” What he recommends is a decrease in the number of homosexual priests to reflect their incidence in the general population. This would mean priests are selected for “holiness and commitment to Christ and the things that we would hope would make for a good priest. When you start to get a larger proportion of homosexuals It looks like you are actually selecting for same-sex orientation.”
Within the church, some authorities insist the clergy abuse scandal can be traced to a single source: homosexuality.
“The deeper problem,” wrote Janet Smith, a professor of moral theology at Detroit’s Sacred Heart Major Seminary, “lies in homosexual networks within the clergy which must be eradicated.”
These cabals, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò wrote in a letter critical of Pope Francis, “act under the concealment of secrecy and lies with the power of octopus tentacles, and strangle innocent victims and priestly vocations, and are strangling the entire Church.”
A new group, Concerned Catholics of San Diego, makes a similar argument.
“There are a lot of Catholics who are concerned about a homosexual agenda in the church,” said Daniel Piedra, 33, a Concerned Catholics leader. “The group advocates that people who have deep-seated homosexual desires or tendencies should not be allowed to be priests.”
Meanwhile, more than 130 US bishops — or nearly one-third of those still living — have been accused during their careers of failing to adequately respond to sexual misconduct in their dioceses, according to a Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirerexamination of court records, media reports, and interviews with church officials, victims, and attorneys.
No wonder the clergy sex abuse of minors is on the rise again.
Despite sex ed classes in public schools and a wealth of information on the Internet about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), increasing numbers of Americans still manage to get infected.
So much for human rationality, which is the necessary foundation for a republic in which citizens supposedly employ their capacity for reason to vote for their political representatives in government.
At a National STD Prevention Conference in Washington, DC, August 27-30, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) presented preliminary data showing that after decades of declining STDs, the U.S. is “sliding backwards”. There has been an alarming increase in STDs in the 5-year period from 2013 to 2017:
STDs increased continuously for four consecutive years.
Syphilis cases nearly doubled, from 17,375 in 2013 to 30,644 in 2017:
Men who have sex with men (MSM) account for most of the syphilis — of 10,451 cases in 2013 to 17,736 in 2017. That means that those men infected with syphilis are also at risk of HIV-AIDS.
Gonorrhea cases increased by 67%, from 33,004 in 2013 to 555,607 in 2017:
Among women, gonorrhea cases increased from 163,208 in 2013 to 232,587 in 2017.
Among men, gonorrhea cases exploded from 169,130 in 2013 to 322,169 in 2017.
Chlamydia cases, the most common STD, increased from 1,401,906 in 2013 to 1,708,569 in 2017:
Young women (aged 15 to 24) accounted for more than half of the chlamydia cases, increasing from 715,983 in 2013 to 771,340 in 2017.
To make the sharp increases in STDs worse, antibiotic resistance to gonorrhea is continuing:
Lab tests of gonorrhea samples show signs of emerging antibiotic resistance.
The CDC recommends a two-drug combination as our last highly-effective antibiotic against gonorrhea.
But the CDC expects gonorrhea to eventually wear down this last highly-effective antibiotic.
David Harvey, executive director of the National Coalition of the STDs Directors, said in a press briefing:
The United States continues to have the highest STD rates in the industrialized world. We are in the midst of an absolute STD public health crisis in this country. It’s a crisis that has been in the making for years…that costs the United States more than $16 billion in preventable health care costs a year.
Harvey said “we are seeing disproportionate rates of STD’s in certain areas of the country” — southern and lower-income states — and among “young people of color” and “young gay men of color“. He blames the increase in STDs on “years of cutbacks in federal funding”.
K. Walker of Clash Daily asks, “To what do they attribute this continuous rise in STDs?”
Some experts say that advances in medical diagnosis are catching STDs early.
Some pin the blame on a huge rise in popularity of dating apps like Grindr, which allows people to connect more easily with potential sexual partners, and engage in high-risk behavior like sex without using a condom. According to The Blaze, UCLA STD researcher Jeffrey Kalusner said many of popular dating apps are quiet on STDs and “do as little as possible” because their sites could be stigmatized for being associated with STDs.
Other experts say that there is an increase in sex without condom use, despite all the sex ed in our public schools. Even worse, some Americans are so stupid they’re re-using condoms, which led to this CDC tweet warning people not to reuse condoms:
I say we lay the blame where it deserves to be: at the feet of the sexual ‘progressives.’
These are the people that have divorced sex from emotion and consequences, and encouraged a hook-up culture that views sex simply as pleasure. Feminists have pushed the notion that women should engage in sex the same way that a man does (or is wired to), even though biologically, men and women view sex differently.
These same sexual progressives have told us time and again that all we needed was ‘better’ sex ed programs in schools in order to explain the need and types of ‘protection’ because kids will do it anyway. It seems that the more thorough the sex ed is, the higher the rates of STDs.
God forbid you mention abstinence education, which has a 100% effectiveness rate against STDs.
Great work, again, progressives.
This is the hell you created and people are suffering for it.
There’s a concerted effort to normalize (to make acceptable) pedophilia — the sexual predation of children by adults — as just another “sexual orientation”. Spearheading that effort are politicos, academics, and Hollywood. See:
The latest academic “normalizing” pedophilia is a young woman named Mirjam Heine, who describes herself as a medical school student at the University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
In a TEDx Talk in June 2018, Mirjam Heine claimed “pedophilia is a natural sexual orientation, just like heterosexuality,” and that we must “respect” pedophiles.
Note: Founded in 1984 and headquartered in New York City and Vancouver, B.C., TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conferences LLC is a media organization that posts talks online (TedX Talks) for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading.” Although TED’s early emphasis was on technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, it has since broadened its repertoire to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic topics. In 2015, TED’s revenue was $66.2 million.
Netizen Chip Kipperly posted the TEDx video of Heine’s speech on YouTube with this warning:
TedX is trying to hide their most recent video from YouTube due to the excessive negative feedback. They’ve been actively issuing copyright notices to any uploads of this video, even though it is licensed under Creative Commons. Not only are they trying to shove this down the memory hole, YouTube algorithms are automatically blocking the original video before it can even be published. I had to edit this video and re-encode it in order to get past the algorithms.
Given TEDx’s efforts to censor the video, I’ve chosen to post the video in MP4 format here:
In a sickening, soft-spoken voice, Mirjam Heine begins by trying to make pedophiles sympathetic in the person of a 19-year-old man named Jonas, who must hide his pedophile appetites from his parents and friends in fear of their “anger” and “rejection”. Poor Jonas!
“According to current research, pedophilia is an unchangeable sexual orientation. Just like, for example, heterosexuality. No one chooses to be a pedophile. No one can cease being one. The difference between pedophilia and other sexual orientations is that, living out this sexual orientation will end in a disaster…. It is our responsibility to over come our negative feelings about pedophiles. And to treat them with the same respect we treat other people with. We should accept that pedophiles are people who have not chosen their sexuality…. We shouldn’t increase the suffering of pedophiles by excluding them, by blaming and mocking them.”
Hey, Mirjam Heine. Should we “over come our negative feelings” about bestialists and treat them with “respect” also? After all, isn’t bestiality just another “sexual orientation”?
Heine billed herself at the TEDx Talk as associated with the University of Würzburg. Does that mean her apologia for pedophilia has the university’s endorsement?
Meanwhile, as part of the concerted effort to normalize pedophilia, KATU News reports on July 27, 2018, that man-boy love posters have appeared in neighborhoods and parks near schools in West Linn and Oregon City, near Portland, Oregon.
Jerome Segal, 74, is a Democratic primary candidate for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.
On June 22, 2018, Anna Masoglia, a writer for Lawyerist.com, tweeted that Segal paid at least $25,464 for a campaign ad in the Washington Post.
Segal begins the ad by identifying himself as a socialist. He then asks his potential voters a series of bizarre, politics-unrelated, non sequitur questions on pedophilia and bestiality:
“Did you ever stare at a picture of a naked child? Full frontal? Did it bring about emotions, ones that might have surprised you?”
“Did you ever watch a video of a three-way, between two men, one white and one black, and a big dog? One a big fellow and another kind [sic] slender? And did you feel strange emotions? Does it come readily back to your mind?”
Segal then asks:
“Did you ever find yourself in close proximity to someone very different, someone you might never want to be seen with, someone whose raw physical needs were right there on the surface? Did it both make you want to run away and make you want to reach out your hand?”
He then assures the reader that those pedophile and bestiality feelings are completely natural:
“Don’t worry. These reactions sometimes happen to all of us. It doesn’t mean you are a socialist. Whew.”
The rest of his long rambling campaign ad is about socialism and capitalism.
He ends the ad with this:
“My name is Jerome Segal. I’m a socialist and proud. I’m happy to be part of the LGBTQ&S community, and you should fess up, and be proud as well.”
Here’s a screen shot of the ad:
According to Wikipedia, Jerome Segal is “an American philosopher and political activist in Silver Spring, Maryland,” a former aide to aide to Congressman Donald M. Fraser, “a research scholar at the University of Maryland and the president of the Jewish Peace Lobby.”
H/t Big League Politics and Voat