Saturday, May 17, 2008

Rape Victim Ordered to Pay Her Rapist's Legal Fees

It's the most tragic injustice you've never heard about.

Melanie Ross, a rape victim in Georgia, was ordered to pay her rapist's legal fees after Judge Phillip Brown dismissed her claim as frivolous. His reasoning? The victim was not a virgin. Her rapist was her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Day. Her lacerations and bruises could have been caused by "bumping into furniture." And since Day used a date rape drug, Ross could not be considered a reliable witness.

It is important to realize that Day has not claimed that he did not give Melanie Ross a rape drug, or that he did not rape her while she was under the influence of said drug. His entire defense is that he didn't need to drug her to get her to have sex with him, because they had had a sexual relationship previously. His entire defense is: A man can't rape a woman who has previously consented to have sex with him - or with anyone. And a Georgia Judge agreed with him.

You can read more about this case at Feministing or at SAFER.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Ret. Gen. Thomas McInerney Calls For Terrorist Attacks on Iran

Ret. Gen. Thomas McInerney is a huge supporter of state sponsored terrorism apparently, with his recent remarks to commit covert EFP attacks inside Iran. This guy has investment in many companies with military defense contracts, of course he likes this idea, because he will make mad cash!

"McInerney is on the Board of Directors for several companies with defense-related contracts that would seem to benefit from his pro-war propaganda. For example, Alloy Surfaces Company (ASC), whose contracts for “ammunition and explosives” with the Department of Defense appear to have grown from $15 million in 2002 to more than $169 million in 2006. A conflict of interest, perhaps?"

McInerney: Here’s what I would suggest to you. Number one, we take the National Council for Resistance to Iran off the terrorist list that the Clinton Administration put them on as well as the Mujahedin-e Khalq at the Camp Ashraf in Iraq. Then I would start a tit-for-tat strategy which I wrote up in the Wall Street Journal a year ago: For every EFP that goes off and kills Americans, two go off in Iran. No questions asked. People don’t have to know how it was done. It’s a covert action. They become the most unlucky country in the world. …

"No questions asked. People don’t have to know how it was done. It’s a covert action." What! people dont have to know, are you kidding me? This guy is dangerous to the world and should be locked up.

Even after the NY Times lengthy article on the Pentagon's "propaganda machine" - people will still soak up every word this retired general says.

More coverage: InfoWars and Crooks and Liars