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Abc, Children, and Church: Maryland Church May Shut Down After City Fines Them $12K for Helping the Homeless Posted by Jay Syrmopoulos ca Patapsco FREETHOUGHTPROJECT Dundalk, MD The Patapsco United Methodist Church faces a fine of $12,000 for offering a safe haven for the homeless after a disgruntled neighbor decided that the church's helping hand to the homeless was hurting his business <p><a href="https://libertybill.tumblr.com/post/154428453172/afpe-from" class="tumblr_blog">libertybill</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://theun--sj.tumblr.com/post/154428376848/from" class="tumblr_blog">theun–sj</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://afpe.tumblr.com/post/154425493019/from" class="tumblr_blog">afpe</a>:</p> <blockquote>From: <a href="http://www.dcclothesline.com/2016/12/07/maryland-church-may-shut-down-after-city-fines-them-12k-for-helping-the-homeless/">http://www.dcclothesline.com/2016/12/07/maryland-church-may-shut-down-after-city-fines-them-12k-for-helping-the-homeless/</a> <p> ““I showed up Wednesday morning to find a citation on the door that said we’re going to be fined $12,000 and have a court date because we have unhoused homeless people sleeping outside the church at night,” Reverend Katie Grover of the Patapsco United Methodist Church told ABC 2. </p> <p> The church has a court date scheduled for December 21 for the code violation, which entails homeless men, women and children sleeping outside the church doors because they feel safe there and have nowhere else to go. </p> <p> The a citation received by the church was for operating a “non-permitted rooming and boarding house,” but Grover pushed back against that notion stating, “They’re not paying me rent or paying us rent to board here, so I don’t know how that is defined.” </p> <p> After speaking with the code enforcement office, Reverend Grover said that if the church complies then the fine would be dismissed. If the church is forced to pay the fine there is a good chance they would no longer be able to continue a program to feed the poor – with a chance the church may need to shut down altogether. </p> <p> Grover was clear that she feels it’s the church’s duty to be a safe haven for all people. </p> <p> “We feel we here as a church that it’s scriptural mandate that’s it an imperative to care for the least, the last, the lost, the poor, the hungry,” she said. </p> <p> But Chester Bartko, owner of a produce stand next door, says the church’s actions are hurting his business. </p> <p> “We have a greenhouse and we sell flowers and shrubbery, and the homeless started camping right next to our retail sales area,” says Bartko. </p> <p> He alleges that the homeless killed one of his trees, by urinating on it, so he called the county to complain. </p> <p> “They dump gallons of urine on it,” Bartko said. </p> <p> “I want them moved out of here,” he continued. “The county and state has facilities for homeless people. They shouldn’t be here living like this.” </p> <p> And while Bartko is right that people shouldn’t be living like this, his actions do nothing to alleviate the problem and only serve to exacerbate an already tenuous situation for those living on the street — by relying on state force.” Honestly, I could post the entire article because it just gets worse and worse but instead you should go read it. </p> <p> Frankly, I’m disgusted that the only time the state desides to step in to stuff churches are doing are when they’re actually doing something GOOD. </p> <p> Phone Number To The Church (perhaps you can ask them how to donate to them to help fight their case and even provide proper lodging for the homeless) (410)-288-5488 </p> <p> City Council: (410)-396-4804 </p> <p> I attempted to find the phone number Chester Bartko and his business, but I only found his personal information (home address and stuff) so I can’t give you any of that but if anyone has the ability to go on google maps, find his stand next to the church, thus being able to find the name and being able to find the phone number, please add it onto this post if you do. </p> <p> This isn’t ok. </p> </blockquote> But without government, who will destroy churches for helping the poor eh, <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mIiX85InXZ_5gFO1XlH6zKA">@libertybill</a> </blockquote> <p>Giving shelter to the homeless? We can’t have that kind of unbridled free market activity? <br/></p> </blockquote>

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Children, Complex, and Donald Trump: Marlow Stern Follow @MarlowNYC Trump in his first two weeks since being elected president: -Has failed to hold a press conference for the longest time of any president-elect -Paid $25 million after defrauding thousands of working-class citizens with sham university Inspired a group of neo-Nazis to hold a summit in Washington where they Nazi-saluted Trump -Failed to "drain the swamp," appointing establishment Republicans to cabinet positions -Reneged on his promise to dismantle Obamacare -Appointed Steve Bannon, a white nationalist/propagandist, to be his chief strategist Wants to change the law to grant his eldest children and son-in-law national security clearance -Got into a two-day Twitter war with the Broadway show 'Hamilton' Argued that his VP-elect should be given a safe space in a Broadway theater -Complained about 'Saturday Night Live's' depiction of him on Twitter Has failed to properly denounce the racially-motivated acts of violence carried out in his name -Canceled meeting with The New York Times, then complained about it on Twitter Held press summit with TV execs where he whined about double-chin photos of himself Has hinted at how he will use the office of the president to enrich himself by: -Having his daughter/business partner sit in on meetings with Japanese PM -Having his daughter/business partner sit in on call with Argentinian president -Allegedly telling UK officials to campaign against wind farms to help his golf course -Feting foreign diplomats with lavish soiree to convince them to stay at his DC hotel -Holding a clandestine meeting with his Mumbai investors about condo complex Tom Nichols @RadioFree Tom Follow The entire playbook is to wear down the media, firehose the public, exhaust critics, and normalize everything. It's working, so far. newwavefeminism: micdotcom: Donald Trump is baiting the press with his tweets — and the media is falling for it The continued coverage of Trump’s tweets trashing the media — and the media dutifully passing along his criticism to the general public —  will only further erode the public’s tenuous trust of the press and their reporting. And if the public doesn’t trust the press, reports on any possible Trump scandals in the future will fall on deaf ears, giving Trump more leeway to defy the democratic norms that have developed over 200 years of constitutional government. By getting the country to distrust the press, Trump could be inoculating himself from facing backlash from real issues the press may report down the line. He could also be softening the blow if he chooses to freeze the press out of his White House. The media needs to stop taking Trump’s bait, or this cycle will only continue.  I really want a series of billboards to go up detailing all of his disgustingly unpresidential acts since being elected.
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Being Alone, America, and Appalled: *THE BIG FALL STYLE ISSUE 46 PAGES FULL OF ING LOOK SHARP,LIVE SMART ADAMM DRIVER FROM GIRLS TO STAR WARS AT LIGHT SPEED EVE YOU N TO FACE THE COOL THE BEST DRINKING CITY IN AMERICA IT'S T NEW HE 25 BIGG SLEAZEBAGS IN SPORTS "SON, MEN DON'T GET RAPED THE SHOCK SEXUALAS IN THE MILIT HO 3E AWO AN OFF 0 7549843 SPECIAL REPORT "SON, MEN DON'T GET RAPED" THE SHOCKING TRUTH OF MALE SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY NATHANIEL PENN Sexual assault is alarmingly common in the U.S. military, and more than half of the victims are men. According to the Pentagon, thirty-eight military men are sexually assaulted every single day DONT GET RAPEI) These are the stories you never hear-because the culprits almost always go free, the survivors rarely speak, and no one in the military or Congress has done enough to stop it PLATON amydentata: l8rg8rz: prolifefemale: buttons-beads-lace: fuckyeahbiguys: theamericanavenger: theamericanavenger: Okay guys this is kinda important. GQ just came in the mail and for the first time in a long while it had a really important article… I just sat here for like the last half hour reading this and I’m incredibly appalled at our justice system in regards to the military. The article interviews about 23 men who have all been sexually assaulted in some branch of the military. The PTSD from sexual assault in the military is more prevalent than PTSD from combat… If you have a chance I suggest reading this article…and the title is a quote that one of the victims Doctor told him… Hey guys! I’m very impressed and extremely happy to see this post gaining a lot of speed over the last few days! A few people have requested it, so i’ve gone ahead and scanned the pages of the article for those who want to read it, to read.  So, here it is! Wow. Very powerful stuff. I’ve had quite a few friends from back home enter the military and this is never something we bring up in discussions. I’m glad it’s garnering more attention.  Some quotes: “The moment a man enlists in the United States armed forces, his chances of being sexually assaulted increase by a factor of ten. Women, of course, are much more likely to be victims of military sexual trauma (MST), but far fewer of them enlist. In fact, more military men are assaulted than women— nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone.” “Military culture is built upon a tenuous balance of aggression and obedience. The potential for sexual violence exists whenever there is too much of either.” “Trent Smith, Air Force, enlisted 2011: “He was a senior aide— he had a direct line to the top. Being invited voer to his house, I just took it as I should go. Looking back, I as myself, Why didn’t you do anything? It wasn’t like he held me down or tied me up. I didn’t want to cross him. I really didn’t feel like I had any choice. I had just turned 19. It could be my career. I froze and went along with it.”“ “Rsearch suggests that the military brass may have conspired to illegally discharge MST victims by falsely diagnosing them with personality disorders. “The military has a systemic personality disorder discharge problem,” write the authors of a 2012 Yale Law School white paper. Between 2001 and 2010, some 31,000 servicepersons were involuntarily discharged for personality disorders. It is likely that in many cases these were sham diagnoses meant to rid the ranks of MST victims.” “Jeremy Robinson [name changed], Army, 1970-1972: “I have very little memory of my time in the psychiatric ward, because I was so heavily drugged. I stopped eating. I became suicidal, and I made three attempts. They gave me shock treatments against my will. The diagnosis was paranoid schizophrenia. I bore that label for forty years before the VA finally admitted they had misdiagnosed me.”“ “Above all, MST victins keep quiet because they do not believe their attackers will be punished. And they’re almost certainly right. The conviction rate in MST cases that go to trial is just 7 percent. An estimated 81% of male MST victims never report being attacked. Perhaps it should astonish us that any of them do.” “Mike Thomson, Marines, 1997-1999: ”I wasn’t “afraid” to report it— I was ashamed and disgusted. Guys aren’t supposed to be raped. I didn’t want to tell anybody about it. I didn’t want to say anything.”“ “Men develop PTSD from sexual assault at nearly twice the rate they do from combat. Yet as multiple research papers have noted, the condition in men is egregiously understudied. This is because so few men tell anyone. Those who do often wait years; many male participants in therapy groups are veterans of Korea and Vietnam. At Bay Pines’ C. W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Florida, the country’s first residential facility for men suffering from MST, the average patient is over 50 years old at admission.” So GLAD the word is spreading!  How to talk about really important issues without derailment So hey, yeah, this is how you do it people. Don’t interrupt other convos about rape to turn it to men. Just start your own conversation. That’s how feminists made the topic headline news. You can do it too, without attacking other issues in the process. Good job GQ.
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Being Alone, America, and Appalled: *THE BIG FALL STYLE ISSUE 46 PAGES FULL OF ING LOOK SHARP,LIVE SMART ADAMM DRIVER FROM GIRLS TO STAR WARS AT LIGHT SPEED EVE YOU N TO FACE THE COOL THE BEST DRINKING CITY IN AMERICA IT'S T NEW HE 25 BIGG SLEAZEBAGS IN SPORTS "SON, MEN DON'T GET RAPED THE SHOCK SEXUALAS IN THE MILIT HO 3E AWO AN OFF 0 7549843 SPECIAL REPORT "SON, MEN DON'T GET RAPED" THE SHOCKING TRUTH OF MALE SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY NATHANIEL PENN Sexual assault is alarmingly common in the U.S. military, and more than half of the victims are men. According to the Pentagon, thirty-eight military men are sexually assaulted every single day DONT GET RAPEI) These are the stories you never hear-because the culprits almost always go free, the survivors rarely speak, and no one in the military or Congress has done enough to stop it PLATON l8rg8rz: prolifefemale: buttons-beads-lace: fuckyeahbiguys: theamericanavenger: theamericanavenger: Okay guys this is kinda important. GQ just came in the mail and for the first time in a long while it had a really important article… I just sat here for like the last half hour reading this and I’m incredibly appalled at our justice system in regards to the military. The article interviews about 23 men who have all been sexually assaulted in some branch of the military. The PTSD from sexual assault in the military is more prevalent than PTSD from combat… If you have a chance I suggest reading this article…and the title is a quote that one of the victims Doctor told him… Hey guys! I’m very impressed and extremely happy to see this post gaining a lot of speed over the last few days! A few people have requested it, so i’ve gone ahead and scanned the pages of the article for those who want to read it, to read.  So, here it is! Wow. Very powerful stuff. I’ve had quite a few friends from back home enter the military and this is never something we bring up in discussions. I’m glad it’s garnering more attention.  Some quotes: “The moment a man enlists in the United States armed forces, his chances of being sexually assaulted increase by a factor of ten. Women, of course, are much more likely to be victims of military sexual trauma (MST), but far fewer of them enlist. In fact, more military men are assaulted than women— nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone.” “Military culture is built upon a tenuous balance of aggression and obedience. The potential for sexual violence exists whenever there is too much of either.” “Trent Smith, Air Force, enlisted 2011: “He was a senior aide— he had a direct line to the top. Being invited voer to his house, I just took it as I should go. Looking back, I as myself, Why didn’t you do anything? It wasn’t like he held me down or tied me up. I didn’t want to cross him. I really didn’t feel like I had any choice. I had just turned 19. It could be my career. I froze and went along with it.”“ “Rsearch suggests that the military brass may have conspired to illegally discharge MST victims by falsely diagnosing them with personality disorders. “The military has a systemic personality disorder discharge problem,” write the authors of a 2012 Yale Law School white paper. Between 2001 and 2010, some 31,000 servicepersons were involuntarily discharged for personality disorders. It is likely that in many cases these were sham diagnoses meant to rid the ranks of MST victims.” “Jeremy Robinson [name changed], Army, 1970-1972: “I have very little memory of my time in the psychiatric ward, because I was so heavily drugged. I stopped eating. I became suicidal, and I made three attempts. They gave me shock treatments against my will. The diagnosis was paranoid schizophrenia. I bore that label for forty years before the VA finally admitted they had misdiagnosed me.”“ “Above all, MST victins keep quiet because they do not believe their attackers will be punished. And they’re almost certainly right. The conviction rate in MST cases that go to trial is just 7 percent. An estimated 81% of male MST victims never report being attacked. Perhaps it should astonish us that any of them do.” “Mike Thomson, Marines, 1997-1999: ”I wasn’t “afraid” to report it— I was ashamed and disgusted. Guys aren’t supposed to be raped. I didn’t want to tell anybody about it. I didn’t want to say anything.”“ “Men develop PTSD from sexual assault at nearly twice the rate they do from combat. Yet as multiple research papers have noted, the condition in men is egregiously understudied. This is because so few men tell anyone. Those who do often wait years; many male participants in therapy groups are veterans of Korea and Vietnam. At Bay Pines’ C. W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Florida, the country’s first residential facility for men suffering from MST, the average patient is over 50 years old at admission.” So GLAD the word is spreading!  How to talk about really important issues without derailment
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Being Alone, America, and Appalled: *THE BIG FALL STYLE ISSUE 46 PAGES FULL OF ING LOOK SHARP,LIVE SMART ADAMM DRIVER FROM GIRLS TO STAR WARS AT LIGHT SPEED EVE YOU N TO FACE THE COOL THE BEST DRINKING CITY IN AMERICA IT'S T NEW HE 25 BIGG SLEAZEBAGS IN SPORTS "SON, MEN DON'T GET RAPED THE SHOCK SEXUALAS IN THE MILIT HO 3E AWO AN OFF 0 7549843 SPECIAL REPORT "SON, MEN DON'T GET RAPED" THE SHOCKING TRUTH OF MALE SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY NATHANIEL PENN Sexual assault is alarmingly common in the U.S. military, and more than half of the victims are men. According to the Pentagon, thirty-eight military men are sexually assaulted every single day DONT GET RAPEI) These are the stories you never hear-because the culprits almost always go free, the survivors rarely speak, and no one in the military or Congress has done enough to stop it PLATON l8rg8rz: prolifefemale: buttons-beads-lace: fuckyeahbiguys: theamericanavenger: theamericanavenger: Okay guys this is kinda important. GQ just came in the mail and for the first time in a long while it had a really important article… I just sat here for like the last half hour reading this and I’m incredibly appalled at our justice system in regards to the military. The article interviews about 23 men who have all been sexually assaulted in some branch of the military. The PTSD from sexual assault in the military is more prevalent than PTSD from combat… If you have a chance I suggest reading this article…and the title is a quote that one of the victims Doctor told him… Hey guys! I’m very impressed and extremely happy to see this post gaining a lot of speed over the last few days! A few people have requested it, so i’ve gone ahead and scanned the pages of the article for those who want to read it, to read.  So, here it is! Wow. Very powerful stuff. I’ve had quite a few friends from back home enter the military and this is never something we bring up in discussions. I’m glad it’s garnering more attention.  Some quotes: “The moment a man enlists in the United States armed forces, his chances of being sexually assaulted increase by a factor of ten. Women, of course, are much more likely to be victims of military sexual trauma (MST), but far fewer of them enlist. In fact, more military men are assaulted than women— nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone.” “Military culture is built upon a tenuous balance of aggression and obedience. The potential for sexual violence exists whenever there is too much of either.” “Trent Smith, Air Force, enlisted 2011: “He was a senior aide— he had a direct line to the top. Being invited voer to his house, I just took it as I should go. Looking back, I as myself, Why didn’t you do anything? It wasn’t like he held me down or tied me up. I didn’t want to cross him. I really didn’t feel like I had any choice. I had just turned 19. It could be my career. I froze and went along with it.”“ “Rsearch suggests that the military brass may have conspired to illegally discharge MST victims by falsely diagnosing them with personality disorders. “The military has a systemic personality disorder discharge problem,” write the authors of a 2012 Yale Law School white paper. Between 2001 and 2010, some 31,000 servicepersons were involuntarily discharged for personality disorders. It is likely that in many cases these were sham diagnoses meant to rid the ranks of MST victims.” “Jeremy Robinson [name changed], Army, 1970-1972: “I have very little memory of my time in the psychiatric ward, because I was so heavily drugged. I stopped eating. I became suicidal, and I made three attempts. They gave me shock treatments against my will. The diagnosis was paranoid schizophrenia. I bore that label for forty years before the VA finally admitted they had misdiagnosed me.”“ “Above all, MST victins keep quiet because they do not believe their attackers will be punished. And they’re almost certainly right. The conviction rate in MST cases that go to trial is just 7 percent. An estimated 81% of male MST victims never report being attacked. Perhaps it should astonish us that any of them do.” “Mike Thomson, Marines, 1997-1999: ”I wasn’t “afraid” to report it— I was ashamed and disgusted. Guys aren’t supposed to be raped. I didn’t want to tell anybody about it. I didn’t want to say anything.”“ “Men develop PTSD from sexual assault at nearly twice the rate they do from combat. Yet as multiple research papers have noted, the condition in men is egregiously understudied. This is because so few men tell anyone. Those who do often wait years; many male participants in therapy groups are veterans of Korea and Vietnam. At Bay Pines’ C. W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Florida, the country’s first residential facility for men suffering from MST, the average patient is over 50 years old at admission.” So GLAD the word is spreading!  How to talk about really important issues without derailment
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