It is no fun when you get a taste of our own medicine, is it now? For months you have attacked people whose only "crime" was speak out against a series of oppressive laws directed at former offenders. You mock their looks. You laugh at their plight. You call them "pedoheads/freaks," do silly videos and posts at your site and work hand in hand with the PJ cult. You put activists against these oppressive laws or anyone who isn't as zealous as you in killing all sex offenders in the same breath as NAMBLA and Boy/Girl love or whatever the hell its called (apparently you guys spend a lot of time there).
Anyways, your hypersensitivity has led you to some interesting observations. You evade straight questions, opting instead to goad us into coming to your hate site. AZU has no helpful info, just hate and idiotic comments; sometimes I wonder if you make up the "enemies" that post there. You spin everything so much I wonder if you can read anything straight. Seriously, AZU needs professional help.
There are many people who have suffered all sorts of terrible things in their lives. It is sad, it is wrong and it is unfair. But that gives you NO RIGHT to project your anger onto others. That makes you a criminal no matter what your reasons are.
That being said, the only way Unites will disappear is when I see you stop attacking former offenders who are not re-offending. I will stop when you stop engaging in criminal harassment, stalking, and threatening others, infringing on their privacy, and chasing them all over the internet. Only then will I go away. If you put that effort into teaching prevention and accountability rather than in trying to hurt others, we would be far closer to a solution to reducing sexual violence in America. Instead, you take the low road, harassing and trying to intimidate others. You tricks don't work with me. I am not intimidated by you.
AZUnites merely does what you have done to others. Isn't not so fun now is it? If it hurt you, imagine what it has done to others. But that's how I see what you do. You hurt others, for what reasons, I don't care. Its no excuse. Bottom line, when you straighten up and become the victim advocate you CLAIM to be rather than the cyberthugs you are, then I'll be happy to call a truce. Until then AZUnites! is here to stay.
After I got home from work, Chris mowed the lawn for the first time this season, while I gave the rose bushes a very much needed pruning. I loved wearing my floppy straw hat and smelling the grass and thinking in that philosophical way I always do when I'm working outside. At 75° with clear blue skies and our still snow-capped mountains in the background, I remembered why I actually do like living here.
Last week was busy and eventful, as our weeks tend to be around here. I was trying to decide whether to break up the photographical moments into different posts, or just give you one long run down. I know, if I had been keeping up the way I used to, this wouldn't be a problem. And, who knows, maybe the weather will improve my blogging frequency? If not, which do you prefer: long, or broken up?
Anyway, Tuesday was Tom's first soccer game of this season. It's amazing to see how much he has improved since last year-- he'll actually get in the crowd and kick the ball! The coach's kid is really good (he scored 7 goals in the last game, just to give you an idea), and there are a couple of other pretty aggressive players on Tom's team, so they've "won" (we're not supposed to keep score) every game so far. This is a nice change from last year, when we were excited the few games we weren't shut out! Gordon can't wait to play and we have a feeling he'll be pretty good. In the meantime, we get to try to keep him off the field-- treats work pretty well.
The most exciting event of last week was on Wednesday, when Thomas and his first grade class performed "The Secret of Friendship", the opera they wrote and produced together and have been working on all year. The Utah Festival Opera Company has a really fantastic children's opera program, where they work with the students and teachers to not only produce the opera, but also work the story and characters into the normal curriculum. The opera is written entirely by the students-- they come up with the storyline and characters and even sing lines into a tape recorder that is then put into the same key and formed into a continuous song by one of the opera people. It's really an impressive program and Thomas has just loved being a part of it.
The performance was only 9 minutes long, but oh! Possibly the most adorable thing I've ever seen. Thomas was fantastic, of course-- the best magician out there!
The story is about some dragons who don't know how to be friendly, so they steal a prince and princess away while they're playing. The magicians track them down, but are unsuccessful in their attempts to free the prisoners, and all are finally saved by some very clever animals. The king and queen then teach the dragons the secret of friendship: "It's not friendly to kidnap/ First you smile/ Then you clap/ (Clapping)/ Say your name/ Play the game" Makes sense, right?
My mom and Chris's parents were all able to attend, and it turned out to be a wonderful evening.
I am not the kind of person who enjoys listening to kid's music. Although I have grown accustomed to The Wiggles, I refuse to buy one of those CDs that has kids singing nursery rhymes or whatever. You know what I mean, and no offense if you've given into that whole thing. I am not ready to let my kids listen to mainstream pop music (and may never be), so I get really excited when I can find adult-friendly kids music. They Might Be Giants put together a group of songs about the ABCs a little while ago ("Here Come the ABCs"-- check it out!), which we love, so we were thrilled to get their latest "Here Come the 123s". My boys LOVE the CD and I definitely recommend it to cool people, mom and not mom alike.
Here are Tom and G-Man, getting their jam on to "Infinity", from this CD...
Other kid music that won't cause insanity: "In Harmony" (a Sesame Street CD-- Doobie Brothers!), "Dave Digs Disney" (Dave Brubeck), and "Primary Colors" (Inside Out).
In response to an article in which the FBI plans to monitor suspected cyerterrorist activity, AZU alum Daydreamer of Oz offers up this idiotic statement:
Post subject: Re: FBI wants widespread monitoring of illegal Internet activity
Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:49 pm
"I don't have a problem with it because I do not engage in illegal activity."
OH REALLY? Then what's this?
"Kruska v. Perverted Justice Foundation Incorporated.Org et al
Plaintiff Kruska sued Perverted Justice Foundation Incorporated (www.corporatesexoffenders.com and wikisposure project), Xavier Von Erck a/k/a Phillip John Eide, Christopher Brocious (absolutezerounited.blogspot.com, absolutezerounited.com and absolutezerounited.org), Barbara W. Ochoa a/k/a Petra Luna, Filmax Inc. (www.jankruska.com and www.jankruska.net), April Butler, David M. Butler, Godaddy.com, Bob Parsons, and MySpace.com. Plaintiff seeks to enjoin Defendants from posting on their website claims that Plaintiff is a predator, pedophile, child molester and pro-pedophile. Plaintiff also charges defendants with intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, cyberstalking and violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act."
Absolute Zero United is among the organizations implicated in a FEDERAL LAWSUIT for CYBERTERRORISM! A lawsuit they will LOSE! WOW! Its like the kid with frosting on his face, afer ask him, "Did you get into the cake?" he says with his mouthful of cake, "MMM-NO"
This is just too funny for words!
Funny. Stitches 77 claims it was WASP Ohio whoposted some crap about me on their trollspot earlier in the year. WASP Ohio claimes it was Stitches 77. I say they're ALL guilty. That means YOU, Ozzie-boy
"Antis:" How AZU identifies themselves. "Anti" is short for "antisocial," which is fitting when you consider their approach to anyone who doesn't agree with them, even a district attorney.
On Jan. 12, 2008, Stitches 77 says, "I could care less what an Iowa attorney says or ANY attorney for that matter." (http://www.robheri.com/2008/01/every-decent-human-being-is-this-world.html)-- The "Iowa attorneys" she was referring to was the Iowa County Attorneys Association, the group of PROSECUTING attorneys in that state. Disregard for legal authority is a hallmark of APD.
"Pedo Enablers:" Anyone who disagrees with their view of "kill all sex offenders." If you are not condemning them to death, you are enabling them. If you call for reform, you are enabling. If you are not aggressive enough in condemning them you are enabling them. Somehow, they came to the belief that calling for reforms to make sex offenders legislation sensible and promoting stuff like prevention and education, you are somehow excusing sex crimes. Remember, I've already noted in previous threads, Patty Wetterling and The Pope were among the list of "pedo enablers."
Ironically, the real definition of "enabling" is encouraging an action through support or creating an environment conducive to behavior. Ironically, the AZU harass/annoy/stress gameplan creates such an environment.
"Spin:" Essentially any interpretation of a study or stat that disagrees with their interpretations of it. Ironically, they are adept at having interesting intepretations of what people say. After all, they turned the Pope's message of healing for victims of the church's sex scandal into a blame game rant. Which brings me to:
"Blame Gamers:" Anyone who suggests anything for the healing process except cold revenge; also means any former offender who speaks out against oppressive sex offender laws.
"Victim Bashing:" Attacking, criticizing, or questioning any of their words or actions, even if you are doing so in self-defense from their actions. Somehow AZU thinks being a victim or a victim advocate gives them license to hurt others. And their favorite:
"Denial:" Anyone non-submissive to their whims. If you speak up against sex offender laws, you are in "denial." Guess they forgot SO laws aren't SUPPOSED to be punishment. Dumbasses.
Eventually I may add more to this as the need arises.
Didn't your momma teach you not to leave your toys lying around the house? Did your mom have an affinity for KFC by chance? You just got have an uncanny resemblance to the Colonel.
Oh, and don't ever tell me absolute zero and perverted justice aren't connected. Nobody's buying that crap! Besides, you werekind enough to post it up on your Spew-Tube account.
Don't hate the playa hate the game!
FOR SALE BY OWNER: One slightly used website available for immediate purchase and release. A great rehab property, needs fresh paint. This site is HOT!
It seems http://www.absolutezerounited.org/ has retired. They must've decided to stop wasting their efforts helping victims of abuse overcome from and heal from the crimes committed against them, and instead focus on committing crimes against others they feel are "pedoheads" and "pedo enablers." Of interesting note, they only had 70 visitors on average. Guess not everyone's into committing crimes against others.
Considering the growth of lawsuits against them, they better hope it fetches a good price LOL!
Here’s what you do:
a)pick up the nearest book
b)turn to page 123
c)find the fifth sentence
d)post the fifth sentence
e)tag 5 (or more) people: Marilyn, Kim, Christy, Holly, Ashley, Caitlan and anyone else who wants to ;)
"Sometime that afternoon I saw the first specimen of what would become a dear, reliable friend of mine."
From Life of Pi, by Yann Martel (a must read, by the way... speaking of which, I owe you some book reviews, don't I?)
My #1: Olympia, WA
Chris's #1: Ogden, UT
We both laughed over Chris's #1-- he really is one of the most content and happy people in the world, and the fact that the computer practically put him in his current home town is just funny. By the way, Ogden (which is just 45 minutes from Logan, but Logan really is much cooler), was my #5, so I'm not that far off the mark.
So, where's your spot? Visit Find Your Spot to find out-- then come and tell me!
The idea to create this site came a week ago, after so many people were harassed by members of Absolute Zero United, some of their targets figured the only way to show them how foolish they are is to create a counter site. Thus, Absolute Zero Unites was born.
For a week or so now, I have posted under a derivative name of the poster to took it upon herself to attack me for my involvement in a civil rights rally. So "Stitches" and I took it upon ourselves to fight fire with fire, so to speak. Why not repost their words (unlike AZ, however, its fully resourced AND not taken out of context). Why not expose their illicit tactics, like they "expose" allegedly dangerous individuals (without the posting of names, phone numbers, etc). Why not call them out on THEIR lies, misconceptions, myths, and fallacies? This site may have been thought up with the intention of being a "spoof" of AZU, but Unites is still a site based on the facts.
What do I hope to achieve? Well, I hope AZU sees how foolish they are in doing what they do. If a person is a "clear and present danger" as they claim, then you should contact LE; instead they take the low road, doling out their own brand of justice. They justify what they do by dehumanizing their targets, which excuses their attacks in their own minds; they pore through all your posts in hopes to find something that can be misinterpreted so they can justify their attacks; they choose to be bitter and hurt people because they were hurt themselves or have a warped sense of justice, or possibly just like hurting people. And sex criminals are easy targets.
Whatever the reason, there is no justification for engaging in such activities as posting personal addresses, claiming you're a "pedohead/freak," calling you at 3 am, or creating defamatory videos about you because hey don't like you. That is stupid, childish, and most of all, illicit.
So it came to pass I ran into Stitches 77, Daydreamer of Oz, and Messy Medic (who is replacing WASP Ohio as my least favorite), on a "neutral" site called www.sexoffenderalliance.com. Anyways, they weren't too fond of this counter site and demand I take it down. Well I have a list of demands, so at the moment, I called a ceasefire to at least try to see what the hell their problem is. So they basically want me to not be active in my cause. Too bad, I can't do that. And their other demands are even less reasonable. Essentially they want me to be quiet and do and say what they want and then MAYBE they will do what I ask. I DON'T THINK SO!
Until I see changes in how the absolute zeroes operate, and that includes wholesale reform of their sites (yes that includes all affiliates and contributors), then there is a compelling interest in keeping this site open. I consider Absolute Zero United a "clear and present danger" to society and to former offenders whose only real crime of interest to AZ is being bold enough to speak out against these laws.
There is a single that describes AZU's tactics of slander, defamation, cyberstalking, cyberharassment, and bullying tactics. It's called "CRIMINAL." And Unites (derivative names and all) will exist as long as the need to expose AZU as the criminal organization they are.
PS: Don't dish out what you are unwilling to take, AZ!
The winners of the day: Jake, Cait, Ann-Michelle and Mom, who all completed their first half marathons! Congrats to them!
After the race, we met Grammuh at Hire's Big H for a yummy lunch, then went up to Rice Eccles Stadium for the Red and White Game. We only stayed for the first half, as we have two punky brewsters who are not as interested in Utah football as their dad, but we still had a great time. The team looks pretty good-- and hey, the Utes won!
Oh, and I know none of you are rude enough to comment on my chubbiness or au natural face (I know, not my best look) and hair, but I am just vain enough to excuse myself on these items. I am PREGNANT, therefore, I am allowed to have rollie-pollie-ollie-ness, and there was no way I was doing the whole make-up and hair thing. So, before you think, "my gosh, she looks bad," just remember those items. And if you think I look cute anyway, feel free to compliment. Again with the vanity.
We had such a wonderful trip! My grandparents, Nonny and Bob, were such kind and generous hosts-- we thoroughly enjoyed our taste of their sailing life, and, as always, my grandmother's incredible cooking! Thank you again, Nonny and Bob, for a most incredible vacation!
So, onto the recap of our trip:
On Sunday night (4/6), we flew from SLC to Houston, where we stayed the night at the EconoLodge. I convinced Chris to stay there instead of at a different, higher-quality hotel, because "it's only one night" and my cheapskate-ism was in control. Let me just say that this was a horrible decision, and I have learned my lesson. Luckily, as I said, it was only one night. Anyway, the next morning, we caught another plane from Houston to Panama City, then from the Intl Airport in Panama City, we took a taxi to the regional airport where we caught another, much smaller plane that took us to Bocas Del Toro. It was such a great moment to see Nonny and Bob at the airport-- our long journey was finally over!
Here we are, exhausted and hungry, in a taxi (van), heading to "The Pirate", a restaurant on the water where the dinghy was docked.
We took the little sport boat (dinghy) from the dock over to the marina-- the only way to get from the town to the marina is by boat-- and were welcomed with this sight: Carricklee, my grandparents's lovely boat.
We spent the night at the marina, then toured around the marina the next morning. As Chris mentioned in our little travel journal, you know you're in paradise when a trip to the bathroom results in the sighting of several birds, a tree snake, and an iguana. Here are Chris and Bob, checking out the sights.
After a small bit of "provisioning" in town, we set off for our first destination: Baia Grande. It was so relaxing to be on the water with that warm breeze. Just lovely.
Baia Grande is a beautiful anchorage, and as luck would have it, we were the only boat there. We snorkeled in some gorgeous, crystal clear water, then spent the evening just relaxing on the boat. The anchorage is just off shore from the small village of Baia Grande, and we had some local people row out to visit us. The next morning, we enjoyed watching the children of the village row (or be rowed by a parent) across the bay to school-- this beats the bus any day!
We left Baia Grande and motored over to another anchorage at Starfish Beach. The beach was beautiful, albeit more popular than our previous spot (there were six boats at the anchorage by the end of the night), and it certainly lived up to its name. We went over to the beach for a nice walk and some lunch at the local restaurant, and we loved seeing all of the neat sea life and hearing the howler monkeys calling to each other from deeper in the forest. There were huge starfish everywhere-- Bob was brave enough to pick one up!
Chris found this cool shell-- unfortunately, it still had an inhabitant, so we didn't bring it home.
Nonny and Bob on Starfish Beach
Chris and me-- the water was so warm!-- with Caricklee in the background
We snorkeled again, this time closer to the mainland. The visibility was not as good as at Baia Grande, but we still managed to see a lot of beautiful fish and coral. The water was incredibly warm, almost hot, in fact. We really love swimming around with our snorkel gear, and the swells gave us a little more exercise.
That night, we witnessed the phenomenon of phospherescence-- that green glowing stuff in the ocean. We could see a bunch of little fish swimming around the boat, and sometimes they would flash bright green. Bob stuck a long pole into the water and sure enough, the tracks he left glowed in the dark. So cool.
The next morning, right before breakfast, we spotted a pod of dolphins feeding around the bay. I love seeing these big mammals in their natural environment-- I find it quite awe-inspiring. The bay provides the perfect feeding ground for them-- it is shallow enough to prevent any major predators, and is a haven for the kinds of fish they like to eat.
Then, it started to rain. And rain, and rain. It was still so warm, though, and neither Chris nor I are bothered by the rain (I think Chris prefers it, actually), and we had fun just hanging out and playing cards. I beat everyone at Hearts, by the way. :) Chris went swimming in the ocean and the rain-- he likes to be nice and cool. I thought it was kind of funny that he kept sticking his head out of the cockpit to get some more fresh water on his face.
Despite the rain, we decided to take the dinghy up into a little estuary for our "jungle ride"-- and the rain actually made it feel quite authentic. We saw what had to be thousands of little crabs (and a few big ones) hiding and crawling among the mangrove roots, and heard parrots squawking at each other just out of sight. We also saw a darling little kingfisher who let us get very close before flying away. The rain prevented us from bringing out camera, so sorry, no pictures.
As if offering an apology for the rainy day, the sky gave us an amazing sunset that night. Pictures don't do it justice.
The next day, we left Starfish and went to a place called Crawl Cay. There is a very shallow reef all around this part of the archipelago, so boats have to "crawl" very carefully to get into the anchorage. Before we hit the shallow part, though, Chris got to practice his hand at the helm-- what a pro.
Also during our trip to Crawl Cay, Nonny made some incredible parmesan herb bread. Delicious!! This bread dipped in balsamic vinegar and oil... mmm, it doesn't get any better!
We snorkeled in two places at Crawl Cay, and both were amazing. We saw some huge tropical fish and coral that had almost every color of the rainbow. This was probably our best snorkeling day. Later that night, we heard the dolphins again, and when we saw them the next morning, I tried to take a few pictures. I managed to miss the best shots, of course, but at least here's proof:
On our last day in Bocas, we went back to the marina and into town for some souvenir shopping. One of the most famous souvenirs in Panama are the molas, intricate sewn designs made by the natives.
One of our favorite little shops, where we bought some organic chocolate, was "Super Gourmet"-- and we couldn't leave without a picture.
We spent the night at the marina, then left early for the airport to fly to Panama City. Our Panama City pictures are still with Nonny and Bob, so I'll post those as soon as they send us a disc. We had some beautiful views of the islands as we flew over them in our tiny (23 passengers!) plane, and Nonny took a bunch of pictures. I'm excited to see them!
Panama City was really fun. The taxi drivers were fun-- everyone really uses their horns very freely there. And driving... well, let's just say that I'm glad I was a passenger and not a driver!
We ate at a Peruvian restaurant for lunch, then went to the Panama Canal. The canal is really amazing and it was fun to watch some huge cargo ships, called "Panamax", go through the locks. Our bed and breakfast was perfect-- clean, quaint, and in the beautiful canal district. We were within walking distance of a nature reserve, so we took a short walk before dinner and saw lots of birds and some interesting insects. An interesting tidbit-- Panama has more than 1000 species of birds, which is more than the US and Canada combined. The hotel staff had some bird feeders set up in the trees outside the balconies, so it was really fun to watch them so close. Later that evening, we enjoyed a delicious Italian meal in downtown Panama City, then spent the night at the bed and breakfast.
Finally, on Monday morning, we said a sad good-bye to Nonny and Bob and headed back to Salt Lake City, via Houston. Being on or waiting for a plane for 10+ hours each way did give me time to finish two novels, so I'll post some book reviews soon.
We had such a wonderful vacation! We were happy to see our cute boys (who had a blast at Grammuh's-- see her blog for details), but I definitely could have stayed in Panama a while longer. It's a great place and I'm incredibly grateful to have grandparents who let us visit them in such exotic places. Who else can say "I'm going to visit my Grandma", and go somewhere like this?!
So Pope Benedict XVI is added to the growing list of people considered "pedophile enablers." As mother would say, "Holy Mackrel!" Can you say BLASPHEMY? Read their "spin" on the papal address regarding the sex abuse scandal: (PS thanks to Daydreamer of Oz for this gem, what a veitible mine of stupidity)
Ozzie: What does this remind you of?
Pope: What does it mean to speak of child protection when pornography and violence can be viewed in so many homes through media widely available today?
Ozzie: Read: Its society's fault when a pedophile molests a kid because after all pornography and violence can be seen in the media.
Warped Ohio's take: The Pope has made a keen observation, that American obsession with all things sexual creates an environment conducive to illicit sexual behavior. Glorifying illicit sexual behavior ("Stiffler's mom, yeah") is not an excuse, but it is an observation that we saturate ourselves with this smut with, while simultaneously neglecting to educate our kids about what is acceptable sexual behavior.
Pope: Those who "have experienced shame over what has occurred" deserve guidance and support.
Ozzie: Read: Its the offenders we need to focus on and stop worrying about those pesky victims.
Oh Yes, Ozzie, lets focus on former offenders, lets forget about helping crime victims recover from harm so they don't spend their loves in bitterness and blind hatred, like you. NOT! You need to spend less time Daydreaming and spend more time in reality. Lets see, the Pope spends time talking to SNAP, looking to find a way to find a way to make reparations for what the American church system had done, and wants to offer them guidance and support to help abuse victims deal with the hurt. Ozzie apparently doesn't seem to understand that many times, the VICTIMS feel shame over what has happened. For a guy in a group claiming to be a voice for the children, Ozzie has little grasp on the concept of the shame people feel when abused.
AZU stated in a recent post up on their site, "spin is evil... the antis won't stand for it." Spin is evil? You just spun quite a web yourself.
Stitches 77: "Why are you calling me a vigilante? I'm a blogger just like you." (She then proceeds to defame and harass poster)
vig·i·lan·te - n
1. law-enforcing citizen: somebody who punishes lawbreakers personally rather than relying on the legal authorities
If AZU targets were indeed breaking the law, they have a duty to notify the authorities, which they don't. Instead, they dole out their own brand of justice that involves:
1. Drudging up as much info on said person as possible
2. Posting said personal info at AZU or Wikisposure, with labels like "pedophile" and "pedophile enabler"
3. Video montages and pasting pictures of target in various idiocies like klan suits and horse's asses
ha·rass - vt
1. keep bothering or attacking somebody: to persistently annoy, attack, or bother somebody
2. exhaust enemy with repeated attacks: to exhaust an enemy by attacking repeatedly
3. vt-- trouble somebody steadily and malevolently: to assail somebody in a steady and sinister way
4. vt law-- harass somebody persistently: to harass somebody criminally by persistent, inappropriate, and unwanted attention, e.g. by constantly following, telephoning, e-mailing, or writing to him or her
I think googling a name or screen name for the sole purpose to telling a forum in New York City some poster from a thousand miles away is a sex offender. Seriously who in NYC gives a flying flitter about that? But those actions are persistent. Lets see, following, check, persistence, check, malevolent, check, constant, check, inappropriate and unwanted, check and check, repeated attacks, check and check.
She then admits she was there to bother him:
"Do you need to be speaking to me for me to respond to your statements ***?
That's a new one on me. Nevertheless I WAS addressing YOU."
Before I finish, though, an ironic statement by Stitches of the seventy and seven:
"Religion isn't the issue, political affiliation isn't the issue, race certainly isn't the issue. The issue is about good and evil. You might can cure a mentally disturbed individual, but you can't cure evil. There is no cure for dumbass either."
Thankfully there is a cure for both evil,and dumbass, or we'd have to give up on absolute zero united.
(PS: for examples of persistence, all you have to do is read anywhere Stitches et al. posts, and see who she's bitching at)
Lets see: AZ harasses a lady, puts her face on a horse's ass, a klan suit, an afro (in the post AFTER the klan suit), a Japanese Kamikaze plane flyer, and a video with a no-talect hack (who sings like cat-torture) in a blonde wig. So a friend of hers, in her defense, suggested pasting Stitches's face on a horse's ass just to see how she liked it, eliciting the following response:
"**** also believes it would be comical to make a parody of me by putting my face on a horse's ass." (the poster apparently later determined to do so would violate the rights of the horse)
Stitches certainly left a few gems lying around (and we all know "lying" is a Stitches77 mainstay)
"It's always amazed me when someone like **** claims child advocates are 'vigilantes' Apparently she doesn't know the meaning of the word. It's also amazing that she would blatantly ignore the vigilante acts of ****** simply because she doesn't like the people she believes *** committed them against."
Translation, Stitches77 and associates posted up personal info on a target, target drudged up info on her own, and decided to show her how its done. The greatest insult to an individual who thinks they're the master of a game is to one-up her. By the way, Stitches77, apparently you don't know the meaning of vigilante, either.
"In other words, she's defending the very acts she claims to condemn in others. She takes the word 'hypocrite' to a whole new level. She should be added to the dictionary as an example of the word. Urban dictionary would be a good place to start."
Pot. Kettle. Black. This is a statement as easily applicable to the very person who stated it. Absolute Zero United will post up lies, mockery videos and pictures, and personal info on targets. Then they piss and moan when it happens to them. Look out folks, an absolute zero united site will soon be created in an attempt to discredit absolute zero unites as a "pedo den," complete with mockeries of the names we created to mock them. Pot. Kettle. Black.
absolute freakin zeros or absolute perverted zeros so it would not be so bland.
As a child advocate I think prevention is a win/win situation. Members of absolutezerounited fight that idea like the plague. They say such efforts diminish the seriousness of the crime. If there is no crime it can't be diminished but we aren't dealing with rational people. Stop It Now! is a legitimate organization with their focus on prevention and the children do come first. Check it out if you want to see real child advocates at work.
John Stossel was labeled a pedophile enabler because he aired AZU alum Petra Luna admitting on national television she harassed an individual and stated this person "deserved" to be harassed by her. (PS: Petra Luna was more than happy to make her "fine organization" look rather foolish on national television).
Sarah Tofte was labeled a "pedophile enabler" because of the landmark report "No Easy Answers: Sex Offender Laws In The US," which called for wholesale reforms to the current state of sex offender legislation. (PS: This hasn't stopped them from QUOTING the work, I might add).
There is ONE celebrity they backed off of, however: Patty Wetterling. For those who don't know, Patty Wetterling is the mother of missing child Jacob Wetterling; the first registry laws were named for him. Last year, Wetterling expressed concern over the current state of sex offender legislation (see: http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/377462.html). Typically AZU responds with a typical report denouncing anyone who speaks out against toughening all laws against ex-sex-offenders as "pedophile enablers," but this time the site is silent. This does not stop them from blogging about it:
"Patty Wetterling is a pissed off mother of a sex offender who lobbied for victims rights when she lost a son to a sex offender, but is doing everything she can now to save her offending son. I hardly think you should be using her as an example"
Or how about this one?
Stitches77: 1/19/2008 9:22:00 AM
"Patty Wetterling lost a child to a sex offender. But now that her other child IS a sex offender she wants to back off from her previous pro-child activism. She's hardly an unbiased source."
The hits keep coming:
On February 11, 2008 at 5:17 pm Vigilant Antis Said:
"Which Patty Wetterling story are you interested in? The one where her son was killed by a sex offender or the one where the other son became a sex offender and she changed her mind?"
Now, try this: Google "Patty Wetterling sex offender son." Do you see any valid articles there? I didn't think so. AZU essentially pulled this out of the ether. I find this striking that they believe this but left it out of their main site. Why? Is it possible they bit off more than they can chew this time?
PS: If these links are no longer valid, I'll be happy to send you the copy I made of the quotes sometime.
“How is that relevant if a paedophile isn’t having sex with a child and doesn’t have any intention of actually having sex with a child?”
The intent of one member of a social movement has very little to do with the collective goals of the movement. For instance, one member of Hamas stating that he intends to negotiate peacefully means very little in the context of the stated, written mission of Hamas - to destroy Israel by force.
These are the reasons that the distinction is still meaningful.
December 28th, 2006 at 7:28 pm
9 October 2006
If you didn’t know, overt dehumanization - a favourite tool of virtually all hate campaigns, past and present. AZU has been employing it since their beginnings
December 28th, 2006 at 7:28 pm
So… what is the purpose of dehumanization?
Psychologically, it is necessary to categorize one’s enemy as sub-human in order to legitimize increased violence or justify the violation of basic human rights. Moral exclusion reduces restraints against harming or exploiting certain groups of people. In severe cases, dehumanization makes the violation of generally accepted norms of behavior regarding one’s fellow man seem reasonable, or even necessary….
Once certain groups are stigmatized as evil, morally inferior, and not fully human, the persecution of those groups becomes more psychologically acceptable. Restraints against aggression and violence begin to disappear. Not surprisingly, dehumanization increases the likelihood of violence and may cause a conflict to escalate out of control. Once a violence break over has occurred, it may seem even more acceptable for people to do things that they would have regarded as morally unthinkable before….
…Indeed, dehumanization often paves the way for human rights violations, war crimes, and genocide. For example, in WWII, the dehumanization of the Jews ultimately led to the destruction of millions of people. Similar atrocities have occurred in Rwanda, Cambodia, and the former Yugoslavia.
December 28th, 2006 at 7:28 pm
We'll be back on the 15th and I'll update the blog then!
|Sally Christine Nay Vaseleou|
| Sally Christine Nay Vaseleou 1956 ~ 2008 Sally Christine Nay Vaseleou, passed away March 30, 2008 in Sandy, Utah after a courageous and hard fought ten year battle with cancer.She was born November 2, 1956 in Dragerton, Utah to Joseph F. and Betty Robertson Nay. She married Douglas Chris Vaseleou August 12, 1977 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She worked for Beehive Clothing Mills, O.C. Tanner and currently employed by the U.S. Postal Service. Sally was a beautiful person. She was a wonderful mother and wife. Her family always came first, lovingly caring for their every need. Holidays were her favorite times of the year. Sally was meticulous in whatever she did, whether it be creating her garden or decorating her home. She enjoyed shopping with her daughter Cassie. She enjoyed finding treasures for her son Trevor. Doug and Sally were best friends and they were inseparable. "Sally you will always be my best friend, I love you." "Mom thanks for always listening and supporting us." "She will always be our everything" Survived by her husband; son, Trevor (Jessica) and daughter, Cassie (Andrew); brother Max (Cynthia) Nay and sister, Cathy (Bill) Kreutzberg; father-in-law, Chris Vaseleou; brother-in-law, Mike (Angie) Vaseleou; and Chloe. Preceded in death by her parents; brother, Michael and sister, Jolene; mother-in-law, Louise Vaseleou. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 4, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, where a viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Friday. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens. Online condolences at www.larkincares.com Special thanks to Utah Cancer Specialists and Rocky Mountain Care. |
Published in the DeseretNews on 4/2/2008.
Actually, about 150 new pictures and videos of himself. Here are some of the best ones...
I can still remember the day, 22 years ago, while sitting in my first grade classroom, when my dad walked in and told me that I had a new baby brother. Since it was April Fool's Day, and since my parents had already proven their skill at producing female offspring by having three of us, I didn't believe him at all. But, he wasn't lying, and my little brother is definitely not a girl! Jake had to put up with a lot growing up as the only boy with five sisters, but I think he turned out really great. He's intelligent, fun, and a person I look up to. Chris and I were able to take him to the MTC more than two years ago when he was leaving for his mission to Russia. It was a great experience for me, not just to say good-bye to my brother, but to see how much he had grown and prepared himself for that moment. He's a class act and I just adore him. Oh, and ladies, he's single and prefers brunettes... ;)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAKE!!