The Militant Libertarian

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Saturday, July 30, 2005

8-Year-Old Charged For Sexual Conduct With Sitter

OK, read the title of this post (taken directly from the KUTV News website) and the story below (or at the link)...

A mother is upset after a 14-year-old babysitter
engaged in sexual conduct with her eight-year-old boy, and the
eight-year-old was charged with lewd conduct.

Prosecutors have since dropped the charges against the boy, but his mother
is still concerned.

The sexual conduct occurred during a game of “truth or dare” while the boy
was being watched by the babysitter.

Prosecutors say that, while the babysitter initiated the contact, the young
boy was a willing participant.

“She dared my son to touch her breasts,” says Michelle Grosbeck, the boy’s

After hiring the teenager to baby sit, Grosbeck got the feeling something
was wrong.

“It was just that sense that something wasn’t quite right with this
14-year-old girl,” she said. She asked her son what had happened. “He just
came right out as if nothing was awry, and just started talking about what
had happened.”

Grosbeck went to police and child protection workers, and the case went to
the district attorney, after which her son, age eight, had been charged with
an act of lewdness with a minor.

Grosbeck says the Salt Lake County District Attorney told her both the child
and teenager were equal participants. But Mrs. Grosbeck didn’t believe that.

“My son is eight, he’s a little boy. He does not have the ability to
participate on the same level as a fourteen-year-old,” she said.

Although the charges against her son were dropped, she is concerned that the
same thing could happen to other victims of sexual abuse.

“I don’t want parents to be afraid to go to the state agencies that are
supposed to be protecting our children when things like this happen, out of
fear that their children are going to be charged

The district attorney’s office confirmed the charges had been made, and that
they had been dropped. Other than that, they wouldn’t comment. The Division
of Child and Family Services also declined to comment.

Here's my comments...
OK, then. Isn't that interesting? They charge the 8-year-old with the crime (which will, no doubt, be on his permanent "arrest record") and no word as to whether the 14-year-old girl has been charged as well.

Here's how I see it: this will result in the following: the mom will probably be charged by DCFS for failing to know that this girl was a sexual deviant, thereby putting her child in danger. The girl will probably receive some kind of rehabilitation counseling that will, in the end, make her more sexually deviant (I predict she'll be pregnant or have AIDS before she's 18). And state lawmakers will no doubt now call for the "licensing" of "babysitters" and "child care givers" (Oh, wait...they do that already...does your public school teacher have a "child care" certificate???).

Anyway, welcome to the New World Order. This is how our government agencies routinely treat people. The woman whose boy was charged can testify to that. They don't want what's best for you, they don't want what's best for your child, they want what's best for the state.

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Thursday, July 28, 2005

We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!

Some facts about doctors:
(A) The number of doctors in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 17.14%.
Statistics courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Health &Human Services

Some facts about guns:
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000 (yes, that's 80 million).
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.001875% .
Statistics courtesy of the FBI

So statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Remember, guns don't kill people, doctors do.

FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR. Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!

Out of concern for the public at large, I have withheld statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Bill Clinton's other genocide
By Joseph Farah

Bill Clinton apologized last weekend for his "personal failure" to prevent the 1994 slaughter of 800,000 mostly Christian members of the Tutsi tribe in Rwanda.

It [Bill Clinton's genocide apology] was certainly appropriate --if a little late. [What is 10 years to Slick Willie, who dreams of becoming the next Secretary General of the UN?]

But there was another genocide that took place during Clinton's watch that occurred not because of his inaction, but because of his deliberate, criminal and immoral military actions.

Let me tell you the little-known story.

In 1997, Osama bin Laden visited Albania to help establish the Kosovo Liberation Army [KLA]. He provided between $500 million to $700 million and -- according to an upcoming book by Paul L. Williams, "The Al Qaeda Connection" - 500 seasoned Arab Afghan troops to train KLA recruits at the al-Qaida Headquarters in Albania and at another camp in Macedonia.

Understand the KLA was, from its creation by bin Laden, a Jihadist terrorist group.

Here's how Williams tells the story from here:

At this point in the twisted history of Kosovo, the CIA and the Clinton administration began to view the KLA as an army of 'freedom fighters' and offered aid in the form of military training and field advice. The United States, unbeknown to the American people, was now in league with a group that contained enemies who were intent upon its destruction. They were generally not the innocent people who had been targeted and attacked by the Serbs.

A year later, with help from both al-Qaida and the United States, the KLA had an army of 30,000 with sophisticated weaponry, including anti-tank rocket launchers, mortars, recoilless rifles and anti-aircraft machine guns. Naturally, they began to use them -conducting hit-and-run attacks on Serbian special-forces police units.

Slobodan Milosevic, the president of Serbia, responded by burning homes and killing dozens of ethnic Albanians. Soon, there was a little war raging - "culminating," Williams writes, "in the infamous 'Racak Massacre' of Jan. 15, 1999, when the bodies of 45 Albanians were discovered in a gully within the village of Racak."

Milosevic insisted the bodies had been placed there by the KLA to implicate the Serbs and justify Western intervention. In fact, European papers found his claim was supported by the unnatural position of the bodies, the absence of cartridge shells and the inability of Racak villagers to identify the bodies.

But, this time, Clinton wasn't going to sit on the sidelines and watch a genocide take place as he had done in Rwanda. On the basis of this "evidence" and amid international outcries of ethnic cleansing, the United States and its European allies became militarily involved -- not as "peacemakers," mind you, but as partisans in an ethnic and religious conflict initiated by al-Qaida.

At a cost exceeding $4 billion, NATO forces soon reduced Kosovo to rubble, flying 37,465 missions, destroying 400 Serbian artillery positions, 270 armored personnel carriers, 150 tanks, 100 planes, killing 10,000 Serbian soldiers and causing 1.4 million Kosovars to flee for their lives. Williams calls it "the greatest mass migration since World War II."

Milosevic surrendered and NATO placed a force of 1,700 police officers on the ground to restore order.

But those forces did little to restrain the "victorious" KLA. Over 200 churches were burned -- including monasteries dating back to the 13th century. There were uninvestigated reports of mass executions of Serbian farmers, the murders of scores of priests.

"Of the 40,000 Serbs who lived in Kosovo before the war, only 400 were left within a month after Kosovo became a U.N. protectorate," writes Williams.

Soon, hundreds of Wahhabi mosques and schools were built. [Whatever happened to Bill Clinton's passionate "principle," the separation of church and state?]

"Kosovo, with a Muslim population of 1.8 million now stood as an Islamic bulwark in the midst of the Balkans," Williams writes.

[How many troops do we still have defending this Islamic base?]

And an even more strategic objective was won by bin Laden. He now had his European connection for the international drug-running operation that would subsidize his future terrorist attacks -- including Sept. 11, 2001.


The Clinton Legacy continues to unravel. While Slick Willie dreams of being the next Secretary General of the UN, where will the next skeletons surface?

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Sunday, July 24, 2005

A Hiking Experience

So I gathered up the family and we went for a long hike today. At the top of the trail, after a couple of hours of fairly steep climbing, we saw an excellent view of the Salt Lake Valley. For that portion of the adventure, I have no complaints.


Going up, we passed the obligatory "National Forest" markers as well as the signs saying what you can and cannot do in the canyon. When we arrived at the trail head, there were more signs.

One said "All dogs must be on a leash and must have current rabies and other vaccinations."

That one really kind of got to me, especially after seeing it the second time when we had hiked back down the trail and were ready to leave. At several points on the trail which this sign heads, I would have been in jeopardy of injury had my dog actually been on a leash the whole time. There are jagged rocks, tree stumps, and other things all over the trail, several of which you have to climb over and up (I had to brace my wife coming down those same points on several occasions).

Had the dog been on a leash, I would have been dragged to my knees or broken an ankle at many of these points simply because navigation up/around them on four legs is much different than for those of us on two.

Luckily, I ignore laws that seem stupid to me and ignored this one. So I emerged unscathed.

Now I know why our dog was the only dog we spotted on the whole trail. Others who've been up that trail before know that it's treacherous with a dog in tow (or towing, depending on the dog).

Yet another example, I guess, of government stupidity in the face of reality. I love bureaucracies...

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