General Discussion, Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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28 Responses to General Discussion, Tuesday, October 27, 2020

  1. WeeWeed says:

    For those of you with young kids/grandkids – how cool is this??? Mornin’ all!

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  3. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ all. Hot and humid here. Just one week until voting day. I read somewhere here, maybe next door, that people are looking up how to change their votes. :D. Evidently you can only do that in some states.

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  4. WeeWeed says:

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  5. stella says:

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  6. stella says:

    Keith Raniere, leader of sex cult Nxivm, sentenced to 120 years in prison

    Nxivm leader Keith Raniere was slammed with 120 years behind bars Tuesday for running a twisted sex-slave cult where women were branded like cattle and forced to sleep with him.

    The 60-year-old convicted sicko — who billed himself as a Ghandi for the wayward, only to be unmasked as a perverted master manipulator — had faced as little as 15 years on seven felony charges ranging from sex-trafficking to racketeering, child pornography and forced labor.

    But Brooklyn federal court Judge Nicholas Garaufis ensured that Raniere would remain in prison for life, saying he has yet to show any remorse for his crimes.

    “To him, the brave victims … are liars,” Garaufis said in bringing down the gavel on the sex-trafficker, including ordering him to pay a $1.72 million fine.

    “Mr. Raniere remains unmoved. … [He] has therefore failed to demonstrate remorse,” instead maintaining “to this day that he’s done nothing wrong,” the judge said.

    Raniere stood stoically as he was hit with the life sentence.

    Over the course of the day, a slew of victims appeared before the judge to tell their tales of sexual, physical and mental abuse at Raniere’s hands.

    The cult leader then addressed the judge as his accusers stared at him.

    “I do believe strongly that I’m innocent of the charges,” Raniere said. “But it’s also true I see all of this pain.

    “They’re lying for a reason, and that reason stems from me,’’ he said.

    “I do feel deep remorse, but I do not feel remorseful for the crimes I did not commit.”

    Raniere then even looked at his accusers — and lauded them for speaking in court, even though he said they were lying.

    Those who spoke against him at the hearing included his first sex slave, identified only as “Camila,” who finally broke her silence to tell the judge that the cult leader took her virginity at age 15…

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  7. stella says:

    Isn’t that the truth?

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  8. auscitizenmom says:

    My friend had a niece visit her. They talked about the election and her niece told her she didn’t know how to vote. She didn’t know how to find out information about the people running or how to mark her ballot or where to contact to get a ballot. She is, however, registered to vote. This woman is about 38 yrs old. She says none of her friends know either. Scary, huh?

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    • czarina33 says:

      Hope your friend can help her. It’s about time…


      • auscitizenmom says:

        It is actually encouraging. Her niece is coming to see her more and more often and spending time with her. I told my friend to not discourage her by criticizing many of the decisions she makes that are really terrible. So, she backed off and just tries to encourage her. It seems to be working. I am pleased for both of them.

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