A Victorian inquiry has heard that George Pell showed a “sociopathic lack of empathy” for two young sisters who were raped by their parish priest.
Australia’s most senior Catholic showed a “sociopathic lack of empathy” in dealing with victims who were raped by clergy, an inquiry has heard.
Cardinal George Pell, current Archbishop of Sydney, had tried to compel victims into silence when confronted with evidence of wrongdoing by parish priests, the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into child sexual abuse was told on Friday.
Anthony Foster recalled meeting Cardinal Pell to discuss a priest who had repeatedly raped two of his daughters when they were at primary school.
He told the inquiry that Cardinal Pell, then the Archbishop of Melbourne, had told him, “If you don’t like what we’re doing, take us to court,” and did not appear to be distressed by the incidents.
“In our interactions with the now-Cardinal Archbishop Pell, we experienced a sociopathic lack of empathy, typifying the attitude and responses of the church hierarchy,” Mr Foster said.
In 1983, Bill Bain asked Mitt Romney to launch Bain Capital, a private equity offshoot of the successful consulting firm Bain & Company. After some initial reluctance, Romney agreed. The new job came with a stipulation: Romney couldn’t raise money from any current clients, Bain said, because if the private equity venture failed, he didn’t want it taking the consulting firm down with it.
When Romney struggled to raise funds from other traditional sources, he and his partners started thinking outside the box. Bain executive Harry Strachan suggested that Romney meet with a group of Central American oligarchs who were looking for new investment vehicles as turmoil engulfed their region.
It was a lucrative trip. The Central Americans provided roughly $9 million — 40 percent — of Bain Capital’s initial outside funding, the Los Angeles Times reported recently. And they became valued clients.
While they were on the lookout for investments in the United States, members of some of these prominent families — including the Salaverria, Poma, de Sola and Dueñas clans — were also at the time financing, either directly or through political parties, death squads in El Salvador. The ruling classes were deploying the death squads to beat back left-wing guerrillas and reformers during El Salvador’s civil war.
So blood money’s fine for Romney and Bain,
Since it resulted in financial gain.
Can someone please say it again
That supporting this creep is completely insane?
The Herman Cain campaign is “reassessing” its strategy in the wake of a woman’s claim that she and Cain had engaged in a 13-year extramarital relationship, a senior staffer to the campaign told CBS News.
The staffer made the statement following reports that Cain told supporters Tuesday morning that he is reassessing whether to remain in the Republican presidential race.
On a conference call, Cain told his senior staff that he would make a decision on staying in the race “over the next several days,” according to National Review.
And the Des Moines Register reports that Cain said on the call that he needs to decide if the affair allegation creates “too much of a cloud” for him to continue his run.
“If a decision is made, different than we should plow ahead, you all will be the first to know,” Cain reportedly said on the 90-person conference call.
The sociopath is starting to feel the chinks in his armor…
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An 18-year-old Claire City man arrested and accused of having weapons and the makings for explosives wrote that he wanted to “cause as much chaos, death and destruction as possible and become the world’s most infamous sociopath for the rest of mankind, according to court documents.
Joseph Thomas Hansen would have been a senior at Sisseton High School in northeastern South Dakota. He was arrested Aug. 23 after authorities said they seized weapons, ammunition and components used in making explosives following a tip to a Sisseton Police Department school resource officer. He appeared in court Tuesday. Hansen allegedly told co-workers at a day care in Sisseton that he had enough fireworks to blow up Sisseton, and the first day of school would be a short one, according to the court affidavit. The comments were relayed to Casey Metz, the school resource officer. He said in the affidavit that officers have observed Hansen’s behaviors through the past two years. Last year, a computer teacher notified Metz that Hansen was caught looking up articles on the school computers regarding the Columbine massacre before the anniversary date.
In their search of Hansen’s home, law enforcement discovered writings that stated he wanted In their search of Hansen’s home, law enforcement discovered writings that stated he wanted to blow up Sisseton High School and execute any survivors. He also had a diagram of the school as well as a note detailing the lockdown policy of the school.
Also included in Hansen’s writings were notes regarding which law enforcement agencies would respond to a shooter and descriptions of the body armor, weapons and equipment of officers. Hansen noted the areas not covered in body armor. Other writings talked about killing family members and included a list of people he wished to torture and kill,
including 30 females he would kidnap, torture and rape.
He wrote he would like to use a bowie knife and “gut them like a pig.” A bowie knife was discovered in the search, as were numerous loaded weapons and fireworks.