Art? Cross-Dressing Young Boys Sexualized in Perverted Historical Drama

Last week, I mentioned that all did not bode well for traditional values in TNT’s latest series The Alienist, and the second episode already confirms my worst fears. We have gone from implying “progressive” behaviors to actually showing them in a way that has me giving up my faith in human decency. After all, it’s clear that The Alienist gave up on that a long time ago.

The January 29 episode “A Fruitful Partnership” continues the plot of Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) investigating the murder of an impoverished boy with the help of his associates John Moore (Luke Evans) and Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning). Because the boy was discovered to be a transgendered prostitute, the group look into similar cases, leading Moore to an actual child prostitution ring.

There we are treated to several uncomfortable minutes of underage boys (some played by underage actors) wearing dresses with makeup and offering themselves for sexual pleasure.

It’s honestly hard to imagine that in a time where complimenting women can be seen as harassment, dressing boys up like female prostitutes, having them act and speak like girls, can somehow be considered good television. The show clearly paints the act as sad and pathetic, but apparently it’s fine when it’s done for art. That is, if degrading young boys can still be considered art. Somehow, I doubt there will be any Twitter movements regarding this unsightly treatment. After all, that would have to acknowledge two things modern-day feminists refuse to consider. One, that boys can be mistreated, and two, that boys can be (way too) oversexualized.  

The scene continues further as Moore offers one of the boys money in exchange for information rather than affection (which the boy is quick to offer). Unfortunately, that ends with Moore’s drink being spiked and him being at the mercy of corrupt police offers and the brothel “girls.” If you can manage to read those sentences without bemoaning “Where have we gone” over and over, you’re probably stronger than I am.

As a bonus, the episode manages to sneak in a slight against the Catholic Church as well. Near the beginning, Kreizler examines a girl who was sent by a priest after she was caught masturbating. While the priest demands she be prescribed with an ice bath and leeches, Kreizler tells her that she is simply “becoming a woman” and “there’s not a thing your mother nor any priest can do about it.” Already we’re stepping into the “sexually backwards” religious trope, but the scene goes further when Kreizler confronts the priest.

Man: Why did you bring her here? She is in need of God, not a doctor.

Priest: The body’s the temple of the Holy Spirit. It is a blessed gift not to be defiled by lust.

Kreizler: Whoever does not love, does not know God, because God is love. Yes, I, too, learned Scripture when I was young. But instead of answers, I found only questions. Why does God allow us to feel both pleasure and pain? Why has he given a young girl like Berthe impulses and desires she cannot begin to fathom or control? Is this the God of who we speak? This is a sanctuary for the young. I will not tolerate its trespass, neither by man, nor by God. Now, please, remove yourselves from the premises.

And here we have the old “science vs. religion” lecture where science is better because it’s always true and religion is awful because some frown on masturbation. We’re supposed to give a resounding cheer when Kreizler kicks the uptight religious men out of his facility, because that’s what progressives have been teaching us for decades. After all, it led us to an enlightened society where we now view underage boys dressed up as sex objects for entertainment. I can only wish religion finds someone in the midst of all that.

Unfortunately, that’s where liberal shows like this take us. They pronounce how morally superior they are over religion, denigrate themselves for sex, and then still have the nerve to call us “backwards” and “hypocrites.” With several more weeks of The Alienist, I can only hope that this is the worst it gets.

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Public cross ‘Thin blue line’: Officer defends buying dinner in uniform

Police constable Dan Healey, attached to the Lincolnshire Police Department, gave his account online of being accosted by a man while shopping for a salad.

“Just been verbally abused at a supermarket from a member of the public for being in uniform and buying my dinner,” he told his followers.

“Police officers are human too and also need food to survive. I’d help you in a heartbeat if you needed us, not because of my job but because I’m a human who cares,” he said.

According to the community response officer, the man who confronted him did not use foul language, that would have been deemed a public order offence. However, Healey said that what the man did say was “not nice.”

Healey’s Twitter post has garnered a number of supportive messages. One person wrote: “You wanted to buy your own dinner… in uniform? Good grief what on earth is wrong with some people?”

Another Twitter user added: “I really don’t understand people like that. I’m sure they’re in the small-minded minority, most of us support you wholeheartedly.”

Healey has thanked people for their supportive messages.

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Former CIA Director and arch NeoCon James Woolsey– ‘“The next time the IRGC looks cross-eyed at us, we should turn loose six to 12 MOAB bombs on them’

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Not cold enough in Russia: Airboats brave ice drifts to cross river in Far East (VIDEO, PHOTO)

The region of Yakutia in the Russian Far East is no stranger to freezing temperatures, which usually take hold of the region in the middle of autumn. However, the current temperature of -20C is apparently not severe enough – the rivers have not completely frozen up yet, though the Lena is covered with heavy ice flows. This makes it rather challenging to cross the river.

Film taken near the city of Yakutsk shows the only way to get to the other bank is to use special vessels – airboats – as other types of transport can easily get trapped. The footage shows an airboat carrying passengers through a “complex hydrological ice formation,” local resident Ivan Bozhedonov told Russian media.

“We are currently suffering,” the man said, explaining that the weather is unusually warm for this time of year in the region, which prevents the river from freezing over. Bozhedonov’s Instagram has several more fascinating images and videos of the partially frozen river.

Река Лена еще не встала, ледоход идет.

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Last week, a ferry with more than a hundred passengers and over 30 cars and trucks on board got stuck in the ice in the same area. No one was hurt. Rescue teams assisted people to safely reach land on foot. 

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Charity FRAUD: Red Cross staff stole $6M donated to fight 2014 Ebola crisis – report

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When we hear about a crisis taking place somewhere in the world, many of us feel powerless and want to help in any way we can. For many people, donating money to relief workers seems like a good way to contribute, but how can you be sure that your money is actually reaching those in need? If you donated money to the Red Cross during the Ebola crisis, you will be disheartened to learn that 20 percent of what you donated was stolen by people working for the organization.

Fraudulent practices carried out by staff members of the Red Cross and its partner organizations caused the company to lose $6 million that was donated to fight against Ebola. According to the Red Cross, an internal investigation into the handling of the money donated during the height of the Ebola crisis uncovered several incidents of fraud in all of the countries affected by the outbreak.

The illness took the lives of 11,000 people as it made its way across Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, and donations poured in as many felt the international response was not quick enough. The outbreak started in Guinea in 2013, killing more than 2,500 in that country alone. The Red Cross sent more than 6,000 volunteers to help people affected through education, mapping and safe burials.

Widespread fraud

The $6 million stolen from the organization is one fifth of the total amount they had earmarked for fighting the outbreak, and they say they are working with the governments of the countries involved to pursue legal options against the parties involved.

One of the fraudulent incidents took place in Liberia. There, the Red Cross said it lost $2.7 million through inflated payments that were made for payroll and volunteer stipends as well as relief items.

In Guinea, a clearance service provider is accused of furnishing them with over-estimated or fake bills, leading to the loss of $1.17 million in that country. Meanwhile, in Sierra Leone, the Red Cross uncovered collusion between some of its staffers at the time and a bank, which led to the disappearance of $2 million.

The Red Cross said that it was “outraged” by the discovery and will be implementing new plans to prevent corruption through audits, training, investigations, and spending caps in settings considered to be high-risk.

The organization’s Undersecretary General for Partnerships, Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, said: “We are pursuing every possible avenue to reclaim all funds that have been misappropriated, diverted, or otherwise illegally taken. This includes working with authorities in affected countries and elsewhere as appropriate.”

The Red Cross also said it would be waiving any legal immunities or privileges to make sure everyone involved is held accountable.

Long history of questionable practices

This is bad news for an organization that is quickly losing public support thanks to a series of headlines in recent years showing widespread fraud. In one particularly egregious example, it was discovered that the Red Cross spent donations received to help those affected by the Haiti earthquake very poorly. After collecting almost half a billion dollars in an effort to build homes for displaced people, it was later discovered they only built six permanent homes. Internal memos showed they saw the disaster as a great fundraising opportunity.

To add insult to injury, it was revealed that they spent some of the donated money teaching children hand-washing skills – even though they did not have access to water or soap, which the Red Cross admitted in an internal evaluation.

With so many questionable practices, more and more people are sending their money to more honest organizations that actually help people in need rather than lining their own pockets.

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What do you get if you cross a Mail columnist & an Islamist? A solution to sex pests, apparently

In a lengthy rant in the Daily Mail’s Sunday edition, Hitchens compared those who have spoken out about the Westminster sex scandal with “militant Islamists.” He complained that women “squawking” about “wandering hands” have “lost all touch with reality.” The provocative headline on Hitchens’ piece – “What will women gain from all this squawking about sex pests? A niqab” – fuelled anger on Twitter.

Nazmin Akthar-Sheikh, the vice-chair of the Muslim Women’s Network UK, told RT there are “many seriously problematic issues” with Hitchens’ comments. She said it is “shocking” that in 2017 “we still have to shout that clothing is irrelevant to cases of sexual harassment or abuse.”

“Muslim women who wear the niqab are not immune – they have also been harassed, abused and raped. Suggesting the niqab is a solution to ending sexual harassment silences all the Muslim women wearing one who have been victims,” she said.

“It also puts the blame on all women, attacking their freedom of choice instead of, you know, telling men that sexual harassment will not be tolerated and that no means no.”

Akthar-Sheikh says that it appears Hitchens feels either that women are unable to tell when they have been sexually harassed or abused, or that what they went through wasn’t very serious. “This immediately attacks the competence of, and dismisses the experiences of, many victims who have found the courage to speak up after many years of silence and empowering other women to come forward,” she said.

“Heaven forbid a culture of sexual harassment to be considered a priority, and not like laws against sexual harassment are in place for a reason. Incidentally, this is a tactic used to silence women within some sections of the Asian and Muslim community on issues such as domestic violence and sexual abuse, which I am sure would be a problem for Hitchens.”

Hitchens’ column appeared in Sunday’s Daily Mail newspaper and online as British politics is engulfed in sexual harassment allegations. After a social media fire-storm, Hitchens claimed most outraged commentators on Twitter had not read the full article.

The article drew comparisons with a similarly-derided Charles Moore column in the Telegraph a day earlier. “The scandal shows that women are now on top. I pray they share the power with us, not crush us,” the headline of Moore’s piece said.

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Court orders cross on statue of Saint John Paul II removed on request of ‘Free Thought’ group

The French administrative court has ordered the removal of a cross from a monument to Saint John Paul II in a public square in the northwest of France, saying it violates the secular nature of the state.

Italian media noted the irony of the ruling, remarking that the cross-removal is not taking place “in Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State in Syria, but in Brittany, in the heart of Western Europe.

The Conseil d’Etat, France’s highest administrative court, ruled last week that the statue of the Polish Pope in Ploërmel, Brittany, could remain but the large cross above the monument must be eliminated.

“Since the cross is a religious sign or emblem within the meaning of Article 28 of the Law of 9 December 1905 and its installation by the municipality does not fall into any of the exceptions provided by this article, its presence in a public location is contrary to this law,” argued the French court.

The law of 1905, which separates Church and State, forbids “raising or affixing any symbol or religious emblem on public monuments or in any public place,” with the exception of museums, cemeteries and places of worship.

The 25-foot high monument was donated to mayor Paul Anselin by Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli in 2006 and erected in a town square. The sculpture depicts Pope John Paul standing in prayer with his hands clasped, with a simple arch above him, surmounted by a cross.

In 2015, the Rennes tribunal had already ordered the removal of the entire statue but upon appeal, the high court allowed the statue to remain, provided the offending cross disappears.

The city of Ploërmel now has six months to eliminate the cross, and must pay €3000 to the National Federation of Free Thought (Fédération nationale de la libre-pensée), which has been leading the legal battle to have the statue removed since 2015.

Over the weekend social networks in France lit up with the viral hashtag #MontreTaCroix (“Show your cross”), with which many Internet users have shared images of crosses taken everywhere around the country. Many have used the campaign to recall France’s Christian roots, calling the symbol inseparable from the history of France.

Gilles Pennelle, the president of the National Front party in Brittany’s Regional Council, pointed out the paradox that “the French court allows burkinis on the beaches but bans a cross over the statue of John Paul II in Ploërmel.”

For his part, the current mayor of Ploërmel, Patrick Le Diffon, did not rule out bringing the case before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

“The statue is part of the landscape of Ploërmel for twelve years, and it does not disturb the inhabitants,” he said. “On the contrary, it is an undeniable tourist asset for the municipality. The mayor added that “this monument is a work of art and it requires the authorization from the artist to modify it.”

The Polish Prime Minister, Beata Szydło also weighed in on the argument, complaining of “censorship” and saying that if the cross must come down the statue should be transferred to Poland where it will be appreciated.

“The Polish government will try to save the monument of our compatriot from censorship, and we will propose to transfer it to Poland, if French authorities and the local community agree,” she said, adding that Pope John Paul “is a symbol of united Christian Europe.”

Poland may have some competition, however. A Hungarian elementary school has also stepped forward to request the cross if the French remove it.

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Don’t have a Go Bag yet? Here’s a quick and easy start list: 14 items recommended by the Red Cross for surviving a natural disaster

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When it comes to the threat of natural disasters, it’s easy to see why most people would rather keep the thought of being struck by one completely out of sight and out of mind. But while it may be an unpleasant thing to think about, natural disasters such as tornados, earthquakes and hurricanes can cause severe damage and even take your life if you are not prepared ahead of time.

Recently, Hadley Mendelsohn of My Domaine used information from The Red Cross and other sources to compile a list of the 14 most essential supplies every natural disaster prepper should have in their Go Bag. They are as follows:

A sturdy backpack

In the event of a natural disaster, chances are you’re going to have to get dirty or wet at one point or another. If you care about transporting your items safely from point A to point B – which you should because your supplies will most likely be the key to your survival – then you need to store them in a sturdy, heavy duty backpack.


Water is something that many of us tend to take for granted. When we’re thirsty, all we have to do is fill a glass from the tap or grab a water bottle out of the cabinet. But in a survival situation, water may very well go from plentiful to luxurious in a matter of hours. The Red Cross recommends that you prepare by setting aside one gallon of water per person, per day. (Related: Follow these water storage tips to ensure your family’s survival.)


Like water, food is an essential part of your survival. Stock up on non-perishable and easy to prepare food items so that you will have the energy to carry on day by day. High-energy protein bars are always good to have as well. (Related: Here are 10 affordable and nutritious food items you can stockpile to prepare for a crisis.)


Your Go Bag should contain a flashlight, though more than one is preferable in case one stops working. In the event of a natural disaster, chances are the power will go out and you and your family will be left in the dark. Therefore, having a source of light is essential.


Staying up-to-date with what is going on outside of your shelter is very important. To do this, make sure you have either a battery-powered or a hand-crank radio.

Extra batteries

After a natural disaster, finding sources of power is going to be extremely difficult. Unless all of your items are solar-powered or can generate power via a hand-crank, you’re going to need extra batteries.

First aid kit

Next to food and water, the first aid kit is potentially the most important item on this list. Be sure to stock your first aid kit with aspirin, antibiotic ointment, a cold compass, bandages, gauze, tape, and whatever else you think would help an ill or wounded friend or family member.

Multi-purpose tool

Your multi-purpose tool should be equipped with a screwdriver, corkscrew, blade, and a bottle opener. You never know when you will need it.

Sanitation items

 If you’re going to be going out and getting dirty, then you are going to want to make sure you have the supplies necessary to remain clean and hygienic. Hand sanitizer, soap, tissues, facemasks, and sanitation wipes are all good things to include in your Go Bag.

Copies of personal documents

In the event that you need to leave your home, you need to have important personal documents with you. Make sure you make copies of your medical information, proof of address, the deed or lease to your home, passports, and birth certificates and carry them with you in your Go Bag.

Mobile phone with chargers

Given that you may still have cell phone service after a natural disaster, it’s always a good idea to take your mobile phone with you wherever you go, as well as multiple chargers. Invest in a charging case as well so that your phone’s battery will last twice as long.

Emergency blanket 

In a survival situation, you’re not always going to have a roof over your head when you go to sleep at night. Having a thermal blanket with you can help you stay warm through the night, and it could even mean the difference between life and death.

Extra cash

Having extra cash on hand is always a plus, especially in the event that ATMs go offline and you are unable to withdraw any additional money from the bank.

Map of the area

In the event of a natural disaster, it helps to have a map of the area with you so that you know where you are at all times, as well as where you can go for shelter and security.

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