Daily Archives: January 11, 2019

Head of international paedo ring ‘stabbed to death in prison cell in targeted attack’…


Date: January 11, 2019

01) Head of international paedo ring ‘stabbed to death in prison cell in targeted attack’

“Christian Maire, 40, died after the attack at Milan federal detention centre in Michigan…

The head of an international paedophile ring was stabbed to death in his cell in a targeted attack, according to US media.

Christian Maire was repeatedly stabbed and bashed in the cell just a month into his 40-year prison sentence.

His death on January 2 has been listed as ‘homicide’ by the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The cause of death was given as ‘multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma to the head’ however the office is awaiting additional tests that could be finished in 60 days.

Nobody has been charged with the killing, but investigators have identified people who participated in an attack that involved seven inmates at Milan’s federal prison, a source told The Detroit News.

Another member of the sex ring, Michal Figura, 36, an IT specialist at the University of Pennsylvania, was injured in the attack.”

What were these guys doing in general population?…

…This was, essentially, the state sending them straight into their own murder…

At the bare minimum, it is cruel and unusual punishment.

They should not have been doing what they were doing…but there is absolutely no justification for this.

…..TAP-Net Website | Sub-Blog Archive

Congressman Introduces ‘420’ Marijuana Legalization Bill to Regulate Weed Like Alcohol Throughout U.S…

Date: January 11, 2019

01) Congressman Introduces ‘420’ Marijuana Legalization Bill to Regulate Weed Like Alcohol Throughout U.S.

“Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon introduced a bill Wednesday that would regulate marijuana the same way the government currently regulates alcohol products.

The bill, H.R. 420, seeks to remove marijuana from the list of illegal narcotics under the federal Controlled Substances Act. The bill would also create a nationally regulated industry that would be overseen by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). “420” is slang among marijuana supporters that encourages celebration or smoking of pot on April 20, or at 4:20 on the clock.

Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, has worked with representatives from both parties toward legalization of marijuana and cannabis products in addition to seeking progressive reforms on the federal level. Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule 1 drug defined as having “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” Marijuana sits alongside heroin, LSD, peyote and ecstasy on the Drug Enforcement Agency’s list.”

Gatekeepers of censorship: Contemporary erotic art in a digital age…

Date: January 11, 2019

01) Gatekeepers of censorship: Contemporary erotic art in a digital age

“When: Wednesday 23 January 2019, 6:30 — 7:45pm
Where: The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

Join Julia Farrington, associate arts producer at Index on Censorship, psychoanalyst and professor Adam Phillips, and artist Celia Hempton as they discuss the challenges in creating erotic art in today’s contemporary art world with journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark.

Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele were two artists that frequently scandalised their audiences in the early 20th century. But what if they were making the same works now – would they be censored? What defines erotic art? Who decides when erotica crosses the line into pornography?

In an age of successful digital media platforms and the prolific production of transgressive artworks, new methods of censorship have become a controversial and impeding issue for contemporary artists. Our panel investigate how censorship has changed in the digital age and to what extent it stifles an artist’s creativity.”

This would be very interesting to attend.