Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Retired Barrie teacher faces hearing over alleged sexual misconduct

Allegations against a retired Barrie high school teacher who faces a disciplinary hearing include sending a student sexually explicit texts and giving her a sex toy.

David Thomas Hay, who retired May 2, 2016, faces professional misconduct charges at an Ontario College of Teachers hearing July 12 in Toronto.

Hay, who taught at Bear Creek Secondary School, is accused of having been involved in an inappropriate personal relationship with a female student between 2009 and 2014.

The teachers' college alleges Hay called the teenager “gorgeous” and “hotstuff” in texts and emails, at one point saying: “I love you.”

In June 2014, the girl received a gift of a vibrator from the teacher, the college says.

At one point, he allegedly sent a text telling the student, “Don’t waste your money on a dildo — take the vibrator route for sure.”

Another communication reportedly said: “Now go and picture me giving you a vibrator and give yourself a fantastic orgasm.”

Another text says, “(It) wouldn’t be the first time I took a former student shopping for toys.”

Hay also suggested the teen engage in sex with he and his wife during a conversation in June 2014, the college alleges.  (more...)

One year in jail for ex-Catholic school teacher who had a sexual relationship with teen

A former Catholic elementary school teacher was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail after pleading guilty in court last month to having a sexual relationship with a student.

Christina Albini will also be registered as a sex offender and must provide her DNA under a ruling handed down in the Ontario Court of Justice. She will be on probation for three years after her release from jail.

The former Christ the King Catholic school teacher was arrested in July 2016 and has admitted guilt to one count of sexual interference — touching the body of a person under 16 years old for a sexual purpose.

She was also charged during her arrest with possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography and making sexually explicit material available to a person under 16 based on photos found on a cell phone. But those charges were dropped in court.  (more...)


The Brent Hawkes Effect? Applause in court after St. Robert VP acquitted of sex assault on student

The Thornhill vice-principal at the centre of a sex assault trial initiated by a former student he began a private relationship with – involving sleepovers and a camping trip – has been acquitted.

Paul Paterson, 42, from Richmond Hill, listened to the verdict calmly and showed no emotion, quickly gripping his umbrella and leaving the court, where he hugged his mother, Peggy Paterson, a former educator in the York Catholic District School Board herself.

Paterson, a former vice-principal at St. Robert Catholic High School on Leslie Street, just south of Hwy. 7, in Thornhill, will now face an Ontario College of Teachers hearing, during which the fate of his career will be decided.

His criminal trial began in March when the complainant, a 19-year-old former male student, known in court as MD, told a Newmarket court that he and Paterson began a personal friendship in part due to MD's abuse of substances and mental health issues.  (more...)

Troubling precedent:

Monday, June 26, 2017

Deep History of America’s Deep State

An artist’s rendering of the Constitutional Convention in 1787
Everybody seems to be talking about the Deep State these days. Although the term appears to have entered the lexicon in the late 1990s, for years it referred only to shady foreign governments, certainly not to our own “indispensable nation.”

Does the sudden presence of an American Deep State – loosely defined as an unelected elite that manipulates the elected government to serve its own interests – pose a novel, even existential, threat to democracy?

Not exactly. The threat seems real enough, but it’s nothing new. Consider these facts: 230 years ago, an unelected group of elite Americans held a secretive meeting with an undisclosed agenda. Their purpose was not merely to manipulate lawful government in their own interests, but to abolish it altogether. In its place, they would install a radically undemocratic government – a “more perfect” government, they said – better suited to their investment portfolios.

History does not identify these conspirators as the Deep State. It calls them the Founders. The Founders did not consider themselves conspirators, but “republicans” – not in reference to any political party, but rather to their economic station in society. But their devotion to “republicanism” was transparently self-serving.  (more...)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Nicole Kidman: ‘Stanley Kubrick Said Pedophiles Run The World’

Stanley Kubrick claimed that “the world is run by pedophiles”, according to Nicole Kidman, who says the reclusive director taught her “how the world works and who is really in control behind the scenes” while filming Eyes Wide Shut.

“Stanley told me the world is run by pedophiles,” Nicole Kidman said while promoting HBO’s Big Little Lies, in Los Angeles. “He studied secret societies his whole life, he was fascinated by them, and he said the elite, the top secret societies, they are full of men with a certain predilection. They are tied together, sort of bonded, by pedophilia.

“They all know each other’s dark secrets. There is no way out for any of them. It’s a lifetime bond. Even if one of them wanted to go straight, repent, so to speak, he can’t. His peers will bring him down. They are in it until death, driving the world to ruin. That’s kind of how Stanley explained it but it was all very complex. I’m probably not doing it justice.”

The 1999 film, starring Kidman and her then husband Tom Cruise, was Stanley Kubrick’s last outing as director before his death the same year. Many people believe Kubrick gave away too many secrets in the film about secret societies and the global elite, and it may have cost him his life.  (more...)


The Terror Connection -- The Hitler Legacy

Although much has been written and said about “international terrorism” during the past several decades, relatively little has been said about one of the most prominent figures in the development of the methodology and organizational ontogenesis of terrorism. Former SS officer Otto Skorzeny had much to do with originating the key strategic features of terrorism, as practiced by many post-war terrorist organizations, and also had operational connections to many of them.

In charge of commando operations for the Third Reich and one of Hitler’s personal favorites, Skorzeny understood that highly visible and psychologically significant operations by relatively small units could (under certain circumstances) achieve the same strategic goals as large-scale military undertakings. [The broadcast] discusses Skorzeny’s World War II operations and his post-war career. As one of the leaders of ODESSA (the post-war SS organization), Skorzeny not only worked for the Reinhard Gehlen spy outfit, but the CIA as well.

His work for intelligence services placed him in a position to work with, and sponsor, some of the seminal terrorist elements of the century.  (more...)

More than thirty years after his first investigation of the Nazi underground Peter Levenda has returned again and again to his quest for the truth about the true character of the Nazi cult and the people and political movements it has influenced in the decades since the end of World War II.

The wide sweep of this investigation moves from a Ku Klux Klan headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania to the New York City office of the Palestine Liberation Organization; from the apartment of a notorious neo-Nazi leader to an Islamic boarding school—headquarters of the man who ordered the Bali Bombings. When Levenda uncovered the existence of a Nazi underworld in Asia, the nexus of religion, politics, terrorism and occult beliefs was revealed to be the real domain of the threat to global security.

Meticulously researched—from both archival material and declassified intelligence agency files, to personal interviews and investigations undertaken in Asia, Europe and Latin America—The Hitler Legacy is the story of how the mistakes of the 20th century have come home to roost in the 21st.

This book will challenge the conventional thinking about such subjects as the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist terrorism and even about the alleged death of one of history's most infamous killers—Adolf Hitler.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Los Angeles: 238 arrested in sweep of suspected child sex predators

A monk from Riverside and an Australian man looking to buy a 6-year-old boy were among 238 people arrested during a two-month operation targeting child predators in Southern California, officials said Monday.

Conducted by the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes against Children task force,  “Operation Broken Heart III”  targeted offenders wanted for the sexual exploitation of children, child prostitution, sex tourism and possessing and distributing child pornography, said Deputy Chief Matt Blake of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Among those arrested during sweeps in April and May were entertainers, community leaders, white-collar professionals and clergy members, said John Reynolds, acting special agent in charge for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

“The incidence of child sexual exploitation has reached staggering proportions,” he said at a news conference.  (more...)

H/T to Neon Nettle