Issue 114 – January 2014

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Issue 114 – January 2014

The resources mentioned in this newsletter are for educational value only. Reading the books cited may or may not help your recovery process, so use caution when reading any book or contacting any resource mentioned in this newsletter. Some may have a religious or other agenda that may be separate from your own recovery process. Others may have valuable information on the Masons and other organizations, but have triggers or be somewhat sympathetic to those organizations.  Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the views expressed in this newsletter constitute expressions of opinion, and readers are cautioned to form their own opinions and draw their own conclusions by consulting a variety of sources, including this newsletter. Resources listed, quoted and individual articles, etc. and their writers do not necessarily support all or any of the views mentioned in this newsletter. Also, the views, facts and opinions mentioned in this newsletter are solely the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily the opinions of this newsletter or its editor.

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SMART wants to thank all those that have contributed resource information to the newsletter.

A conference to help survivors of severe child abuse (ritual abuse) and torture will be held on August 15  – 17, 2014, between 8 – 5 PM Saturday and Sunday at the DoubleTree Hotel near Bradley International Airport, 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT 06096 (between Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA).  This conference will help educate survivors of this abuse and their helpers.  Pre-registration is preferred.  For information write  S.M.A.R.T., P. O Box 1295, Easthampton, MA 01027-1295  E-mail:, conference information is at:

Ritual Abuse And Extreme Abuse Clinician’s Conference August 15, 2014 – A one day conference preceding our regular conference will be open to licensed practitioners in related fields to discuss issues in working with clients suffering from ritual abuse and extreme abuse symptoms.  Students studying in related fields and retired licensed practitioners may write by e-mail for more information. Internet conference information is available at:
CEUs are available.

This issue contains information on Priest Eric Dejaeger,  Nunavut abuse case, Anglican priest Rev. George Ferris, Child Abuse Search Result,  John Burbine, Stoke Mandeville doctor, Operation Yewtree, paediatrician Michael Salmon, Jimmy Savile, Silvio Berluscon,  Lambeth ‘slaves’ rescue, slavery,  Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins, Rev Ian Hughes, Gang rape, India,  Paul Flowers, Vatica, UN panel,  clerical sex abuse cases, Pope, Ireland’s Christian Brothers, Monsignor William Lynn, Peter Truong, Boy Lovers Network, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Towards Healing, Catholic Church, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight, Ariel Castro, Elias Acevedo Sr., Castlewood eating disorder lawsuit, psychologist Mark Schwartz,  false memories,  sexual abuse, satanic cult activity, Castlewood Treatment Center, Edward M. De Sear, Charles Ramsey,  Pietro Lamberti, Ritual Abuse, Mind Control, Franklin Scandal, Nick Bryant, Satanic Abuse, Secretive Organizations, Conference,, Child Abuse Recovery, Judy Byington, SRA, Satanic ritual child sex abuse, Liz Mullinar, Heal for Life, ritual calendar, Jason Van Brumwell, Dari-Mart murder, Gary Haugen, satanic thrill killing, money ritual, super-spies, Therapist Valerie Wolf, radiation, mind-control experiments, electric shock, sensory deprivation, hypnosis, CIA mind-control program, Project Paperclip, United Church of Canada residential school, Kevin Annett, Hidden No Longer: Genocide in Canada, veterans, lobotomy,  Peter Wright, Caldicott School in Buckinghamshire, human sacrifice ritual, Soviet Union, mind-control program, mind-controlling weaponry, trauma, victim of child sex abuse and child porn_graphy, restitution, child sex ring, Paedophile Information Exchange, Polygamy

Resources and Information  
Please note: Listing of these resources does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them. They are for educational value only and some may be heavy for survivors to read. Some of the conferences listed may not necessarily be safe for all survivors. S.M.A.R.T. recommends always bringing a support person to all conferences. If you are a survivor of mind control and/or ritual abuse, S.M.A.R.T. recommends that you try to bring a support person that is familiar with mind control techniques.

Legal Information

Girl sexually assaulted by priest after seeking food: witness  Eric Dejaeger on trial for dozens of sexual abuse charges dating to the 1970s and 80s CBC News Posted: Nov 20, 2013 A witness testifying at the trial of Eric Dejaeger in Iqaluit told the court on Wednesday that the accused sexually assaulted her after she sought food at the church. The 41-year-old woman said her family in Igloolik, Nunavut, was sometimes hungry for days at a time between 1978 and 1982, the years when Eric Dejaeger was the priest in the remote community. The Roman Catholic priest, 66, is on trial for dozens of sexual abuse charges, relating to incidents alleged to have occurred while Dejaeger was in Igloolik….
The witness this morning testified that she was sexually assaulted numerous times by Dejaeger. She told the court how her grandmother, who was raising her, often sent her to the church for a meal.
The witness said that after one such meal, when she was eight years old, Dejaeger took her upstairs and raped her. She says she was bleeding after the assault….
The witness says she told her grandmother about the assault, but she says the woman didn’t believe her and beat her. She says she stopped going to school after the assault so she didn’t have to face Dejaeger during after-class Bible study….

A timeline of events in Nunavut abuse case involving Catholic priest By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press Nov 17, 2013  A timeline of events in the case against Catholic priest Eric Dejaeger, who faces a trial on 76 historical sex charges in Nunavut

Retired minister from Cambridge found guilty of sexual offences By Catherine Thompson
A retired Anglican priest from Cambridge was found guilty Tuesday of sex offences dating back almost 30 years.
Rev. George Ferris, 66, was convicted of two counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual exploitation in connection with offences that took place in Brant County between 1983 and 1989, when he served at St. James’ Anglican Church in Paris, Ont.
Ferris also faces three other charges of sexual assault against three other complainants, in a second trial scheduled to go ahead in Brantford on Nov. 28….

Google, Microsoft Block Child Abuse Search Results LONDON November 18, 2013 (AP) By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press   Google and Microsoft have introduced software that makes it harder for users to search for child abuse material online, the companies said in a joint announcement Monday.
Writing ahead of a British summit on Internet safety, Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt said his company has fine-tuned Google Search to clean up results for over 100,000 search terms. When users type in queries that may be related to child sexual abuse, they will find no results that link to illegal content. “We will soon roll out these changes in more than 150 languages, so the impact will be truly global,” Schmidt wrote in the Daily Mail newspaper. The restrictions are being launched in Britain and other English-speaking countries first. Similar changes are being brought out on Microsoft’s Bing search engine. The two companies are sharing picture detection technology to identify child abuse photographs whenever they appear on their systems, and Google is also testing technology to identify and remove illegal videos. Other measures include warnings at the top of Google search for more than 13,000 queries to make it clear that child abuse is illegal….

Accused molester seeks deal for reduced sentence By Peter Schworm Globe Staff   November 20, 2013 WOBURN — A lawyer for accused serial child molester John Burbine proposed in court Wednesday that his client be castrated in exchange for a sharply reduced prison sentence, but said prosecutors rejected the idea and were preparing for trial.
William Barabino, who represents Burbine, said he was seeking a plea agreement that would limit Burbine’s sentence to a maximum of 15 years if he agreed to undergo the procedure. But prosecutors, who are seeking a life sentence for Burbine, said they were not open to a plea, Barabino said….

Burbine is accused of raping and sexually abusing 13 children that he gained access to through his wife’s unlicensed day care business between 2010 and 2012. The youngest victim was eight days old. Authorities say most of the assaults took place in the victims’ homes….
John Burbine is also facing charges that he raped a boy in Saugus on several occasions from 1990 to 1994. He was convicted and received a six-month suspended sentence for sexually molesting three young brothers in the late 1980s. Barabino said he was seeking to negotiate a plea because he is “realistic about the charges” and said Burbine has never disputed them….
Former Stoke Mandeville doctor charged by Operation Yewtree cops praised by Princess Diana for working with disabled children  By Euan Stretch, Martin Bagot 21 Nov 2013  Retired consultant paediatrician Michael Salmon was charged with rape and four indecent assaults on girls aged under 18
The doctor arrested by police probing Jimmy Savile’s sordid past was once praised by Princess Diana for his work with sick children. Retired consultant paediatrician Michael Salmon was yesterday charged with rape and four indecent assaults on girls aged under 18. The 78-year-old is alleged to have abused youngsters in hospitals around Aylesbury, Bucks, including Stoke Mandeville where serial pervert Savile targeted patients for sex attacks during his time as a fundraiser there. Dr Salmon worked at Stoke -Mandeville in the 80s. He was hailed by Diana for organising a 1987 trip to Disney World in Florida for 300 disabled kids. The sex attacks he is accused of are said to have happened between 1972 and 1985. Police stressed none of the allegations involve Savile….

20% rise in reports of historic offences to Devon and Cornwall Police following Savile scandal
By Exeter Express and Echo December 31, 2013 High profile sexual abuses cases including that of disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile have led to a 20% rise in reports of historic offences to Devon and Cornwall Police.  Savile, now exposed as a predatory paedophile, is thought to have targeted hundreds of youngsters across the country in attacks spanning from 1955 to 2009. Investigations have been launched into complaints that four youngsters were abused by the star during visits to the Royal Marines’ prestigious Commando Training Centre at Lympstone, in East Devon. Another attack is said to have taken place at a mental health facility in Exeter in 1970….
Devon and Cornwall Police said 40% of all sexual offences now reported to them were historic – with a 20% increase (or 157 crimes) in complaints so far this year. Detective Superintendent Paul Northcott, head of public protection at Devon and Cornwall Police, said the figures were “really positive” and reflected victims’ growing confidence in being treated seriously….

Jimmy Savile victims call for single inquiry By David Sillito Media Correspondent  6 January 2014  Victims of Jimmy Savile are calling for a single inquiry into how the ex-BBC DJ and presenter managed to evade justice. There are more than 30 individual investigations being carried out by organisations linked to Savile. About 50 of the people who have reported being abused say they fear key questions will not be answered about how Savile, who died in 2011, operated. But the NSPCC charity says creating one overarching inquiry could mean lessons are not learnt as quickly.
Television expose
Solicitor Alan Collins, who is representing 60 of Savile’s victims in compensation claims, said the majority of his clients fear an unsatisfactory resolution from the separate investigations.
He told the BBC: “It should be one inquiry, chaired by a high court judge. I fear if this does not happen, an opportunity will have been lost, not only for the victims but for the country as a whole. “The risk (of not having one inquiry) is justice may be incomplete.”….

Silvio Berlusconi was ‘bunga bunga’ ringmaster, says court document  Document explaining reasons behind Italian ex-PM’s conviction says there is proof he had sexual relations with 17-year-old Reuters in Milan, Thursday 21 November 2013 Silvio Berlusconi was ‘bunga bunga’ ringmaster, says court document Document explaining reasons behind Italian ex-PM’s conviction says there is proof he had sexual relations with 17-year-old
Silvio Berlusconi was the ringmaster of “bunga bunga” sex parties at his luxurious villa near Milan, giving the go-ahead for young women to perform pole dances and stripteases, according to a court document.
The former Italian prime minister, who faces potential expulsion from his Senate seat next week after receiving a final conviction for tax fraud in a separate case, was handed a seven-year jail sentence in June for abuse of office and paying for sex with a minor during the parties.
In a document released on Thursday explaining the reasons behind the conviction, the court said there was sufficient proof that the 77-year-old had sexual relations with the former nightclub dancer Karima el-Mahroug, who was 17 at the time, in exchange for money and jewellery.
It said Berlusconi directed women to perform and dance erotically during the parties.
“It is proven that the director of the young women’s sexual performances was Berlusconi himself,” the court said.
Berlusconi has described the evenings as “elegant dinners” and is appealing against the verdict. He will not have to serve any jail time for the conviction unless it is upheld after two appeals….
Evidence also shows Berlusconi was aware that Mahroug, also known by her stage name Ruby the Heartstealer, was under 18 at the time, below the legal age limit for prostitution in Italy, the court found….

Man charged with murder after body found in Lancaster woods Jonathan McFadden Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013    Missing man’s body found near brother’s home LANCASTER A Lancaster man with “Satan” tattooed over his right eye and a criminal history of assault and burglary is accused of killing a father who had been missing for more than a month, and then hiding his body in woods 20 feet away from the dead man’s brother’s house, deputies said on Friday.

Lambeth ‘slaves’ rescue: The shocking and distressing cases of modern day slavery  By Anthony Bond 21 Nov 2013 Three women were rescued from a London home after allegedly being held as slaves – it is one of a number of shocking cases in recent years
Horrific news emerged today that three “traumatised” women were believed to have been imprisoned in a London home for more than 30 years.
Detectives this morning arrested a man and a woman, both aged 67, as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude.
The Metropolitan Police said it had “never seen anything of this magnitude before”.
However, in recent years, there have been a number of shocking cases of slavery and people being held captive….

Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins Admits Rape Attempts Sky News 11/26/13 Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has admitted a string of sex offences, including two charges of attempting to rape a baby.
The singer had faced 24 sex-offence charges but pleaded guilty to 11 of them at the last minute, nine of which were unchanged and two of attempted rape of an infant, which were downgraded from actual rape. The charges included sexually touching a one-year-old and encouraging a mother to abuse her own child during a webcam chat. Watkins also admitted possessing and making child abuse images as well as being behind the plot to rape the child. Watkins, 36, from Pontypridd, south Wales, insisted he had no memory of what would have been key video evidence at the trial showing him abusing his victim, the court heard. Prosecuting QC Chris Clee said camcorder footage shot in a London hotel room showed Watkins perform a sex act on the child. Computer analysts found the footage had been uploaded to an online storage facility….  The court also heard details of a plot to turn babies in subservient sex slaves using hard drugs….

Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years over child sex offences  18 December 2013
Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been sentenced to 35 years for a string of child sex offences including the attempted rape of a baby.
Watkins, 36, from Pontypridd, pleaded guilty at Cardiff Crown Court last month to 13 child sex offences. His two co-defendants, who are the mothers of children he abused, were jailed for 14 and 17 years…. IPCC INVESTIGATION
Police watchdog the IPCC is investigating three forces over their handling of allegations made about Ian Watkins between 2008-2012.
South Yorkshire, Bedfordshire and South Wales are being investigated over information received about Watkins prior to his arrest in December 2012.
Three other forces, Essex, West Yorkshire and the Metropolitan Police, also supplied information that they had been given about Watkins for the inquiry but are not currently under investigation.
An officer from South Wales is the focus of the IPCC probe there.
Three reports were made to South Yorkshire between March and May 2012 relating to Watkins.
A member of the public reported an allegation of child abuse against Watkins in October 2012 to Bedfordshire Police.

Ian Watkins case: three police forces investigated by IPCC  The police watchdog is now investigating three forces over claims they failed to act quickly enough after recieving abuse allegations against Ian Watkins  By Miranda Prynne, News Reporter  18 Dec 2013  The police watchdog is investigating three forces over the slow handling of complaints against the paedophile singer of rock band Lostprophets.
Ian Watkins, 36, is due to be sentenced today after pleading guilty to 13 child sex offences including the attempted rape of a baby boy at Cardiff Crown Court. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) started investigating South Wales Police almost a year ago over claims the force failed to act quickly enough having allegedly been told Watkins was planning to abuse children as early as 2008. The IPCC confirmed that South Wales Police was handed information about Watkins from five other forces before his arrest.
In was confirmed last month the IPCC had launched a second investigation over the handling of a complaint made against Watkins to South Yorkshire Police in 2012….
A major part of the probe into South Wales Police centres on a detective sergeant who is also being investigated over separate allegations he failed to act after being told a 15-year-old girl had been raped, the IPCC said.
It also emerged that South Wales Police are now looking at whether Watkins also committed offences in Germany and America….
From early 2010 fans who had become friends with Watkins went online to beg for help after discovering vile child abuse images on his computer.
Friends claim they called police to tell them the 36-year-old was a paedophile but officers did nothing, allowing him to go on to subject babies to the most horrific abuse….

Paedophile monster Ian Watkins to bank more than £150,000 from band break-up while behind bars
Lostprophets distributing assets having disbanded after conviction
Watkins, 36, currently serving 29 years for serial sex offences
Set to earn £147,497 in assets and more than £100,000 in royalties
By Mia De Graaf 4 January 2014
Paedophile rock star Ian Watkins will earn more than £150,000 while serving a 29-year jail sentence for child sex offences. The singer’s conviction forced his former band, the Lostprophets, to break up – and distribute their assets worth more than £700,000, it has been revealed.
Watkins, who is currently jailed in top-security Wakefield prison, is contracted to take £147,497 in the deal. And music experts claim the convicted molesterer will earn more than £100,000 in royalties during his sentence. The 36-year-old, from Pontypridd, pleaded guilty to three counts of child sexual assault at a trial in Cardiff Crown Court last month….
Lostprophets were founded in Pontypridd in 1997 and the band sold about 3.5 million albums worldwide. His former bandmates have turned their back on him – saying they are ‘heartbroken, angry, and disgusted’ at his sex crimes and have urged more of his victims to contact police.

Pervert vicar facing prison sentence after pleading guilty to child pornography offences By Gary Stewart 3 Jan 2014  The Rev Ian Hughes made and possessed thousands of indecent images of children
A Merseyside vicar is facing jail after pleading guilty to making and possessing thousands of indecent images of children. The Rev Ian Hughes, who was priest in charge of the Wirral parishes Poulton and Seacombe, admitted 16 counts relating to more than 8,000 images and movies when he appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today….
Hughes was charged following a search of his home on Brougham Road, Wallasey , on May 22 last year. Pornographic material recovered included more than 6,000 images and movies at the lowest category of seriousness, more than 1,000 at category two, more than 500 at categories three and four and more than 60 at category five, the most serious….
After charges were brought against him  a spokesman for the Church of England’s Diocese of Chester said: “Ian Hughes was suspended from all church duties as soon as these very serious and disturbing allegations became known to us.”

Gang rape, killing of teen in India sparks outrage January 4, 2014
KOLKATA, India (AP) — The father of a teenage girl who was allegedly gang raped and later died after being set on fire in eastern India is demanding a federal inquiry into the case, which has renewed public outrage over sexual violence in the country.
Hundreds of people protested Friday in the West Bengal city of Kolkata, accusing state authorities of failing to protect the family after the 16-year-old girl went to police in October to report she had been raped twice by the same gang.
The state’s urban development minister defended the police response, noting that six suspects had been arrested in the rapes and another two for allegedly setting the girl on fire….
The girl reported being gang raped and left in a field near her home in late October in the Madhyamgram suburb of Kolkata, formerly Calcutta. The next day she was allegedly abducted by the same gang and raped again before being left unconscious by railway tracks, police said.
The girl’s father, a taxi driver, said last week that his daughter was set on fire on Dec. 23 after being threatened with violence if she did not withdraw her police complaint. She died from her injuries on Wednesday….

Jimmy Savile: 19 more hospitals to investigate links  29 November 2013  A further 19 hospitals are to carry out investigations after receiving police information about serial sex attacker Jimmy Savile, the government has said. The Metropolitan Police have passed material about Savile to the Department of Health, which has given it to the 19 hospital trusts to investigate.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he expected reports on visits by the late DJ to those hospitals by next June. It brings the total number of hospitals under investigation to 32….
The 19 hospitals extra to carry out investigations are Barnet General Hospital, Booth Hall Children’s Hospital, De La Pole Hospital, Dryburn Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, Leavesden Secure Mental Hospital, Marsden Hospital, Maudsley Hospital, North Manchester General Hospital, Odstock Hospital, Pinderfields Hospital, Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, Royal Free Hospital, London, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, Seacroft Hospital, Leeds, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Carshalton, Whitby Memorial Hospital and Wythenshawe Hospital. The 13 hospitals already carrying out investigations are Leeds General Infirmary, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Broadmoor Hospital, High Royds Psychiatric Hospital, Dewsbury Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Moss Side Hospital (previously part of Ashworth Hospital), Exeter Hospital, Portsmouth Hospital, St Catherine’s Hospital Birkenhead, Cardiff Royal Infirmary, Rampton Hospital and Saxondale Hospital.

Crystal Methodist in link to school described as ‘sweet shop for paedophiles’ as plans for Amsterdam holiday with male prostitutes is revealed
Flowers was vice-chairman of Rochdale Council’s social services committee
It oversaw Knowl View School for boys with behavioural problems
Now subject to an investigation into the sexual abuse of former pupils
School closed in 1995, after staff member alerted council bosses to problems
Rochdale Council is conducting an inquiry into Flowers’s years as councillor
Texts reveal he planned Amsterdam trip with rent boys after MoS expose
He took coke, crack and weed before leading Remembrance Day service
By Nick Craven, Ross Slater and Ben Ellery
30 November 2013
Shamed Co-op Bank boss Paul Flowers was linked to a special school at the centre of one of Britain’s worst child sex abuse scandals, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Methodist minister Flowers was vice-chairman of Rochdale Council’s social services committee which oversaw Knowl View School, during a time when it was described as a ‘sweet shop for paedophiles’.
Yet a series of damning reports – at least one sent to Flowers – about the crimes at Knowl View were hidden from the public.
The residential unit for boys  aged seven to 16 with learning and behavioural problems is now subject to a police investigation into the sexual and physical abuse of former pupils.
Meanwhile Rochdale Council is conducting its own inquiry into Flowers’s years as a councillor in the light of his drug-taking, exposed by The Mail on Sunday last month.
The Knowl View scandal broke last year after the Crown Prosecution Service accepted that the school’s founder, the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith, who knew Flowers through the council, should have been prosecuted for child abuse.
The school, founded in 1969, eventually closed in 1995, after a member of staff alerted council bosses to ongoing problems….

Sleaze shame: The fall from grace of Co-op Bank boss and reverend Paul Flowers  From drug-taking and drink-driving to sex offences and fiddling expenses – not to mention being a bungling bank boss – the fall from grace of Paul Flowers has been extraordinary By: Dominic Midgley Published: Sat, November 23, 2013  It is hard to think of a man who has fallen further and faster than the Reverend Paul Flowers. This time last week he was a pillar of the community as a Methodist minister, a trustee of Aids charity the Terrence Higgins Trust and chair of governors at a primary school….

Vatican refuses to give UN panel full details of clerical sex abuse cases
Holy See angers campaigners by not disclosing information requested by UN committee on the rights of the child      Lizzy Davies in Rome, Wednesday 4 December 2013
The Vatican has refused to give a United Nations panel information it requested on clerical sex abuse, in a move that it said was part of its confidentiality policy but which was criticised as “a slap in the face” for victims.
In a series of questions asked in the runup to a public hearing scheduled for January, the UN committee on the rights of the child had requested the Holy See provide details of abuse cases and specific information concerning their subsequent investigation and handling.
But, in its response, the Holy See said that although it had answered the questions in a general way, it was not its practice to disclose information on specific cases unless requested to do so by another country as part of legal proceedings.
In the 24-page document, the Holy See said it had been “deeply saddened by the scourge of sexual abuse” and regretted the involvement of some members of the Catholic clergy.
It added that it had “amended norms” regarding the suitability of candidates for the priesthood, and had taken other steps including the revision of some canon law rules “to ensure that clerics and religious are properly disciplined”.
But it did not give all the details requested by the committee in a lengthy, multi-part question on the “sexual violence against children committed by members of the clergy, brothers and nuns in numerous countries around the world”….

Pope Setting Up Commission on the Sexual Abuse of Children by Priests By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO, ALAN COWELL and RICK GLADSTONE Published: December 5, 2013 VATICAN CITY — In his first concrete step to address the clerical sexual-abuse problem in the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis will establish a commission to advise him on protecting children from pedophile priests and on how to counsel victims, the Vatican said Thursday….
Whether the new commission portends a significant change in how the Vatican deals with abusive priests and their protectors remains to be seen, experts on the church said. Yet the timing of the announcement, two days after a United Nations panel criticized the Vatican over its handling of abuse cases, suggested that the pope and his closest advisers wanted to at least be seen as tackling the issue with greater firmness.
Soon after he became pope, Francis directed the Vatican last April to act decisively on abuse cases and punish pedophile priests, in a meeting with subordinates at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the church’s enforcement arm. But he had said little about the sexual abuse problem since….

Minn. Archdiocese Posts List of Accused Priests MINNEAPOLIS December 5, 2013 (AP) By AMY FORLITI Associated Press Amid mounting public pressure and under order from a court, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday published a list of 34 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing minors. The list includes the names of eight men who had not been publicly named previously as alleged abusers. It places the men in two categories: 30 are believed to have molested children, while the remaining four have claims against them that could not be substantiated. For example, one of those four cases involved a sexual relationship with an adult.
“The disclosures made today are not intended to be final,” Archbishop John Nienstedt wrote in his Thursday column in The Catholic Spirit newspaper. “We are currently engaged in a comprehensive review of clergy files, and the list will be updated as additional announcements are made.”
A judge gave the archdiocese until Jan. 6 to disclose information about additional priests accused of molesting kids. Going forward, Nienstedt said, any substantiated claims will be disclosed on the archdiocese website. Nienstedt has been under fire over allegations that he and other church leaders mishandled cases of clergy sexual misconduct. He said he hoped the disclosure would help victims heal and rebuild trust….
Minn. diocese releases list of accused clergy Friday, January 3, 2014  ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) – The Diocese of St. Cloud joined other Roman Catholic dioceses around Minnesota Friday in releasing lists of clergy credibly accused of sexually abusing minors. The St. Cloud diocese released a list of 33 names. Twenty-one people on the list are dead. On Thursday, a man who says he was sexually abused by a priest in the mid-1960s held a news conference with his attorneys to demand the list’s release.
But Jane Marrin, communications consultant for the diocese, told the St. Cloud Times the diocese already had been working on the list….  So in mid-December, I decided to release the names of those clergy,” (Bishop Donald) Kettler said. Http://

Irish Catholic watchdog issues child abuse report December 10, 2013 AP News  LONDON (AP) — Only 12 of the hundreds of staff members accused of child abuse in Ireland’s Christian Brothers order since the mid-1970s have been convicted, the watchdog of the country’s Catholic Church said Tuesday.
The report from the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church looked into how the Christian Brothers, a Catholic order set up to run schools, handled abuse allegations. It said although abuse claims were made against 325 of the order’s officials since 1975, only a dozen were convicted of crimes.
It was the latest setback for the Christian Brothers, whose history of running schools for boys across Ireland dates back to the early 1800s. The order’s reputation has been damaged in recent years by the revelation of widespread child abuse in Irish Catholic institutions….

Pa. court reverses conviction of Roman Catholic church official jailed in clergy abuse scandal
December 26, 2013 Associated Press PHILADELPHIA –  A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled that a Roman Catholic church official was wrongly convicted for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints.
The unanimous decision released Thursday by the state Superior Court also dismisses the criminal case against Monsignor William Lynn.
Lynn has been serving three to six years in prison after his child-endangerment conviction last year. Prosecutors had argued that Lynn reassigned predators to new parishes in Philadelphia when he was secretary for clergy from 1992 to 2004….
But Lynn’s attorneys contended the state’s child-endangerment law at the time applied only to parents and caregivers, not supervisors like Lynn.

Monsignor William Lynn, Priest Formerly Convicted In Child Abuse Scandal, Released 01/03/14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A church official who recently won an appeal of his landmark conviction in the priest-abuse scandal was released from custody Friday, and the city’s Roman Catholic archbishop defended the decision to use church funds to help with bail.
Monsignor William Lynn was staying at an undisclosed location in Philadelphia after being processed at a city jail and being fitted with an electronic monitoring device Friday morning, defense attorney Thomas Bergstrom said. He was due in court Monday for a bail hearing.
Lynn, who left a state prison on Thursday after 18 months behind bars, is the first U.S. church official to have been charged for hiding complaints that priests were molesting children.
City prosecutors had charged him with felony child endangerment, but the state Superior Court ruled that the law that existed at the time did not cover people who did not directly supervise children.

Forum to probe experiments on Alberni residential school children by  Wawmeesh G. Hamilton – Alberni Valley News
posted Dec 5, 201 The Somass River, teeming with salmon, lay 400 metres from the school. Forest rich with venison and wild berries lay beyond the school’s fence. And farms with cows, chickens and produce dotted the landscape nearby.
Despite the bounty, AIRS students resorted to eating others’ leftovers and even garbage because their daily food portions were minimal at worst and bland at best, Fred said.
“We used to trade marbles for leftover food,” Fred said. “Hungry. I’ll always remember having been so hungry.”
The lack of food at AIRS wasn’t an anomaly. It was part of something more sinister.
Last spring University of Guelph researcher Ian Mosby revealed that more than 1,300 students were test subjects in a decade-long experiment about the effects of malnutrition on residential school students.
The experiments were designed and implemented by the federal government, and carried out at six residential schools in the 1940s and 1950s: Alberni, Lethbridge, Alta., Kenora, Ont. and Schubenacadie, N.S.
The experiments involved deliberately suspending milk rations; giving vitamin and mineral supplements to some students and not others. Using a type of enriched flour that food laws forbade being sold elsewhere in Canada was used in another school.
“It makes it even more clear how wrong all of this was,” Fred said. “We were just little kids. We were powerless over the people who controlled our lives.”….

Australian paedophile Peter Truong jailed for 30 years in US after trafficking adopted son to Boy Lovers Network    10 December 2013 A Queensland man who trafficked his adopted son to an international paedophile network has been sentenced to 30 years in jail by a US court….
Peter Truong and his partner Mark Newton bought the child, who the ABC will call Boy 1, for around $8,000 from Russia in 2005. His birth papers were falsified to list Newton as his biological father, paving the way for Boy 1 to be adopted and brought to Queensland. Police say the pair allowed at least eight men in several different countries, including Australia, the US, Germany and France, to molest the boy when he was between two and six years old. Truong entered guilty pleas to one count of conspiracy to sexually exploit a child and conspiracy to possess child pornography….
Newton had earlier been sentenced to 40 years in jail for his crimes. Truong and Newton evaded detection for six years, until a chance discovery exposed their depraved life and their paedophile network. In 2011, New Zealand authorities discovered images revealing the boy had been used in child pornography….

Royal Commission told clergy like ‘rabbits in a headlight’ after abuse policy roll-out
By Thomas Oriti  11 Dec 2013  The Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, says members of the clergy were caught like “rabbits in a headlight” when a pastoral and redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse was first rolled out. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is examining the Towards Healing process established by the Catholic Church in 1996….
Towards Healing key points:
originally set up in 1996 to establish protocols for the church to deal with abuse cases
the policy included the capacity for church authorities to make loans or reimburse an accused perpetrator’s legal expenses
it also established the role of director of professional standards for each State and Territory following a review in 2009 the church agreed to cooperate with police investigations the revised and current version of Towards Healing was published in January 2010    2215 complaints have been received under the Towards Healing procedures     over 60 per cent of all these abuse incidents occurred at a school, college, or orphanage     the Christian Brothers received the largest number of complaints, followed by the Marist Brothers, and then the De La Salle brothers.
a total of $43 million has been paid by all church authorities as a result of the complaints
the highest reported reparation amount paid for a Towards Healing complaint was about $850,000

2 Ohio kidnapping survivors ink book deals  Dec 16th 2013  NEW YORK (AP) – Two of the three Ohio women held captive for years in a Cleveland house have a book deal. Viking announced Monday that it has acquired the planned book by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. The book is currently untitled and is scheduled to come out in 2015. Berry and DeJesus are working with Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan…. Berry, DeJesus and Michelle Knight were rescued in May and their kidnapper, Ariel Castro, was arrested and eventually sentenced to life in prison…. Knight is working on her own memoir, which Weinstein Books plans to publish next spring.

Neighbor of Ariel Castro pleads guilty to murders, rapes, kidnappings  By Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News 12/30/13 A man nabbed by Cleveland police because of the proximity of his house to the late serial rapist and kidnapper Ariel Castro pleaded guilty to murder and rape charges on Monday in connection with the killings of two women. Elias Acevedo Sr. was sentenced to 445 years in prison without parole for the murders of the women and multiple counts rape that date back as far as two decades, according to NBC affiliate, WKYC….  Acevedo, who lived doors away from Castro, pleaded not guilty in October to 293 counts, including 173 counts of rape and 115 counts of kidnapping. On Monday, in a plea deal, Acevedo pleaded guilty to strangling Pemberton in 1994 and killing a pregnant Adkins the following year. Adkins’ body was discovered in October….

Castlewood eating disorder lawsuit to be dismissed  December 16, 2013  By Blythe Bernhard
Two years after Lisa Nasseff accused psychologist Mark Schwartz of implanting her with false memories of sexual abuse and satanic cult activity, her lawsuit against Castlewood Treatment Center and its former director will be dismissed Friday, according to filings in St. Louis County Circuit Court.
Attorneys say Nasseff’s case was resolved favorably for both sides. Few details were available. The case appeared headed for settlement, then last month the court file indicated the case would be dismissed.
Separate lawsuits from three other women with similar claims of brainwashing, hypnosis and concocted memories during their lengthy stays at the eating disorder treatment clinic on the outskirts of Castlewood State Park in Ballwin appear headed to the same conclusion.
But an additional 25 to 30 families across the country who have formed the group Castlewood Victims Unite say the dismissal of the cases and the expected confidentiality agreements are disappointing….
Castlewood staff deny the allegations of brainwashing and say no therapist has ever created false memories or hypnotized clients.
Since the fourth lawsuit was filed by Colette Travers in late 2012, Castlewood has made sweeping changes to its leadership team and public relations strategy….
The decision for Schwartz and Galperin to step down was made by the couple, the Castlewood board of directors and the owners, Trinity Hunt Partners of Dallas, which bought the sprawling treatment center in 2008. At the time of the agency’s $25 million move into behavioral health, Trinity Hunt referred to Schwartz and Galperin as “highly regarded clinicians with extensive experience in treating individuals suffering from eating disorders and psychological trauma.” Their departure is not related to the lawsuits, according to Nancy Albus, who has worked at Castlewood for 10 years and was promoted to CEO a year ago….
“It’s time to really address some of the misperceptions and misrepresentations and show the quality of care we provide,” Albus said in a recent interview inside the spacious home where 16 men and women can live while undergoing intensive therapy for eating disorders. Castlewood’s properties include space for 26 residential clients as well as outpatient services….
Eating disorders have the highest death rate of any mental illness. Some residents of Castlewood are so ill that they require feeding tubes, and others are so weak that they use wheelchairs. Almost all are also dealing with anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. About half of the people who come to Castlewood have been deemed treatment failures by other facilities, according to staff members.
Much of the debate surrounding Castlewood has been its use of a therapy called internal family systems, which involves encouraging patients to improve the parts of themselves that are destructive. Several experts in eating disorders have said internal family systems is not the standard of care because malnourished patients and those on psychotropic drugs are particularly vulnerable to having their memories and personalities twisted.
Jim Gerber, Castlewood’s clinical director, said internal family systems is just one of the options available to residents, and that accessing painful memories is a part of the healing process. People who have compartmentalized memories might need help to access them during therapy, but it’s not a “fishing expedition,” he said.
“We have to deal with a person’s past experience,” Gerber said. “The goal is for a person to come to an understanding of their life to deal with what they struggle with in the present. In no intervention does someone say ‘this happened to you.’”
Several alumni and current residents who agreed to recent interviews at the facility say they credit Castlewood with saving their lives and could not relate to the experiences detailed in the lawsuits.

Castlewood Treatment Center is on a new course Regarding “Castlewood lawsuit is drawing to a close” (Dec. 16):  Even though the referenced cases have been dismissed and those issues resolved, a small group of people continues to cause harm by making negative comments in the media and online. The tragedy in this is that their actions could prevent people who need treatment for eating disorders from seeking help for this serious and challenging disease — either at Castlewood or another treatment center.
Millions of people suffer from eating disorders; they have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. And the reality is that trauma is often part of the illness, so when there is documented history of trauma, we treat it. It would be a tragedy if therapists avoid treating clients with eating disorders and trauma because they want to limit risks.
Our therapy incorporates evidence-based treatments and is individualized for each person under our care. Hypnosis is not practiced at Castlewood….
Our program has been thoroughly reviewed and recently received the highest level of professional accreditation from two esteemed organizations. We have successfully treated more than a thousand individuals by addressing underlying issues that help them transform to healthier lives….
Nancy Albus   Ballwin
CEO, Castlewood Treatment Center

Saddle River lawyer admits to sex trafficking of young boy across Europe, child porn distribution By James Kleimann December 19, 2013
NEWARK — A prominent Bergen County corporate lawyer has pleaded guilty to the sex trafficking of a six-year-old boy across Europe, while separately admitting that he had distributed hundreds of graphic images and videos of child porn, some of which depicted small children being raped.
Edward M. De Sear, 67, of Saddle River, was sentenced in Newark federal court on Thursday to 17.5 years in prison, and was ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution to his victims, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said Thursday. He pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a child and four counts of distribution of child pornography.
According to federal prosecutors, De Sear, who was formerly a partner at New York firm Allen & Overy, paid a man cash in June of 2011 to travel with his six-year-old son from Paris to Brussels, Belgium, where he sexually abused the boy….

Neighbour who helped free Ariel Castro’s captives to write a memoir
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight and Berry’s 6-year-old daughter escaped to freedom May 6   AP 22 Dec 2013
The man who famously put aside his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive in a Cleveland house for over a decade has signed a contract to publish his memoirs.
Charles Ramsey signed the deal with the Cleveland publisher David Gray & Co. on Thursday.
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight and Berry’s 6-year-old daughter escaped to freedom May 6….

Italy’s Highest Court Overturns Pedophile’s Conviction Because 11-Year-Old Was ‘In Love’ Agence France Presse  Dec. 31, 2013 Italy’s highest court has overturned the conviction of a 60-year-old man for having sex with an 11-year-old girl, because the verdict failed to take into account their “amorous relationship”. Pietro Lamberti, a social services worker in Catanzaro in southern Italy, was convicted in February 2011 and sentenced to five years in prison for sexual acts with a minor. The verdict was later upheld by an appeals court. But Italy’s supreme court ruled that the verdict did not sufficiently consider “the ‘consensus’, the existence of an amorous relationship, the absence of physical force, the girl’s feelings of love”…. Lamberti was caught naked in bed with the girl after an investigation by police based largely on wire-tap evidence, it said.

Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

The Franklin Scandal: A Continuing Coverup
Nick Bryant’s conference powerpoint presentation from the 2013 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference    Nick Bryant‘s writing has recurrently focused on the plight of disadvantaged children in the United States, and he’s been published in numerous national journals, including the Journal of Professional Ethics, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, and Journal of School Health. He is the co-author of America’s Children: Triumph of Tragedy, addressing the medical and developmental problems of lower socioeconomic children in America.

Exposing Satanic Abuse and Hope in Healing
Sarah Jacqueline’s conference transcript from the 2013 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference   Sarah Jacqueline freed herself through a deep inner journey from living in numbness to now living in a feeling free life.  She was born into Satanic abuse and was exposed for all of her childhood and teenage years abuse that nobody should ever experience. She speaks about hope and about letting go and moving forward …now is the time to just let it go and help!

R&R (rest and relaxation) Maria’s conference transcript from the 2013 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference
Until age seven Maria was subject to satanic abuse. Maria experienced perverse worship, torturous brain programming, sexual violence, body dislocations and was drugged. Although relocated at age seven; molestation from random strangers and family members continued until she moved out. Since she was age 19 in 1991, she has been consistent in healing herself and reversing all the mind control experienced in her life. She lives well with profound awareness. She now experiences joy and peace. Her topic was: R&R (rest and relaxation)

Nature and the Nature of Healing – How the natural world restores us to our senses – inside and out. Janet Thomas’ conference transcript from the 2013 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference.
Janet Thomas is a writer and a RA/MC survivor in healing for more than 25 years. Her recent book, Day Breaks Over Dharamsala–A Memoir of Life Lost & Found explores spiritual healing from RA/MC abuse. Her book, The Battle in Seattle, explores global socio-economic abuse. She lives on an island in the northwest U.S. Her topic was: Nature and the Nature of Healing – How the natural world restores us to our senses – inside and out.

New Utube Video by Child Abuse Recovery: Judy Byington Exposes Government Torture of Children  Author, therapist and activist Judy Byington, who is trying to raise awareness of SRA, discusses her work with SRA survivors and researchers.

Satanic ritual child sex abuse claims By JOANNE McCARTHY Nov. 26, 2013 EMBATTLED child sex abuse advocate Liz Mullinar has alarmed supporters with disturbing claims about satanic ritual abuse in response to allegations against her Heal for Life centre. In a statement yesterday Ms Mullinar claimed 10 per cent of abuse victims at Heal for Life, or more than 500 people, reported being victims of satanic ritual abuse….

Dates and Ritual Symbols: 2014, 2013
This page contains the ritual calendar for 2014, plus December of 2013. Dates celebrated by Satanic, Neo-Nazi, and Polytheistic groups are listed. Major Muslim and Hindi holidays are included in the Polytheistic section. There also are dates of English, Australian, Dutch etc., holidays and links to essays on various holidays..  Please remember that not all cults celebrate all holidays, so you may not be triggered by many of the dates on this calendar.

Flashback Worksheets
November brought three entries on flashbacks: “Flashback Worksheets,” “Managing Flashbacks,” and “Triggers and Flashbacks.” Among the topics covered are partial flashbacks (e.g. sensory, emotional, or action flashbacks), keeping one foot in the present, how to distinguish something that is occurring in the present from something that happened long ago, and an example of a worksheet to help you organize your thinking.
Second Oregon death row inmate wants execution   Jason Van Brumwell killed another inmate while serving a life sentence in Eugene’s notorious ‘Dari-Mart murder’ By Register-Guard and news service reports Jan. 10, 2013 PORTLAND — A second Oregon death row inmate is challenging the state to carry out its death penalty. Jason Van Brumwell, originally jailed in a brutal Eugene murder, agrees with fellow inmate Gary Haugen that pursuing appeals is pointless and he should be executed. He has yet to formally ask the Oregon Supreme Court to order that the sentence be carried out.
The 38-year-old Brumwell was sent to death row in 2007 with Haugen after the two were convicted of a prison killing in September 2003. At the time, Brumwell was serving a life sentence for aggravated murder in the 1994 slaying of a convenience store clerk in Eugene.
Brumwell was 18 when he and three other teenagers plotted a late-night murder and robbery at a Dari-Mart store in west Eugene that prosecutors described as a satanic thrill killing. Testimony in the trial indicated that the young men, heavily involved in drugs and death metal music, planned to carve satanic symbols into the bodies of their victims or use blood to paint symbols on the store walls to frighten the community.
One of the teens beat to death store clerk Fran Wall, and Brumwell nearly beat to death a second clerk, Donna Ream, who survived despite losing half her blood. The crime went unsolved for five months before a Eugene detective tracked the killers through fake signatures on lottery tickets stolen from the market….

How 18-yr-old boy killed girl, 12, for money ritual Friday, January 10, 2014 The police in Lagos State, yesterday, said they have arrested an 18-year-old boy, Ikechukwu Friday, who allegedly killed a 12-year-old girl for money ritual. The suspect, who is currently being interrogated at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, was paraded before newsmen.
According to him, a pastor he asked for money instructed him to kill a young girl and obtain her faeces. He said the pastor promised him N100,000 if he was able to accomplish the task…. “I pressed her neck tightly and she passed out faeces. I was, however, not able to get the faeces because I was caught before I could escape.”

CIA torturing children to create super-spies? Judy Byington Saratoga Springs Child Abuse Examiner December 11, 2013 “I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and torture. I was also experimented on and subjected to mind control” says a woman from Jersey City, NJ in a 2013 petition requesting a Congressional investigation:
Therapist Valerie Wolf stated, “When word got out that I was appearing at this (1995 Congressional) hearing, nearly 40 therapists across the country contacted me to talk about clients who had reported being subjects (as children) in radiation and mind-control experiments. . . electric shock, use of hallucinogens, sensory deprivation, hypnosis, dislocation of limbs and sexual abuse. ….
This CIA mind-control program that tortures children into “super spies” began in 1953 with the import of Nazi mind-control specialists through Project Paperclip. The official version is that these torturous experiments on children were shut down in 1964 after survivors won a lawsuit against the CIA and Canadian Government. There were Congressional hearings on the human experiments in 1977 and 1995, but Congress voted not to release their findings, while survivor-witnesses asked for more investigation. The torture of children by government employees appears to continue today as survivors say they and their children are being accessed by the CIA program….
Is there government cover-up of child genocide and mass graves?  Judy Byington Saratoga Springs Child Abuse Examiner December 18, 2013  Thirty small skeletons were discovered in an unmarked mass grave-site at the Port Alberni BC United Church of Canada residential school for native children….
The United Church child burial site was accidentally found in September by pipe fitters and two months after a July 17 2013 Brampton Guardian article accused the school of deliberately starving children to death in government experiments.
Evidence of US and Canadian church and state’s genocide of children dated to the 1800s and continued through the 1990s. This abuse, rape and murder of “throw-away” children is thought covered up by the Canadian-US governments and military doing mind control experiments in connection with Lutheran, Catholic and United Churches, plus 80 US and Canadian institutions including 44 colleges and universities. The traumatization of children to create “super spies” began at least by 1953 when the CIA imported Nazi specialists from Hitler’s Germany for human experiments in the US and Canada and a mind control program eventually known as MKULTRA.
The media has remained silent on this child holocaust, though thousands of pieces of evidence used in the 2013 ITCCS international court was documented in Kevin Annett’s “Hidden No Longer: Genocide in Canada, past and present.” Http://  ….
The problem of child exploitation by church and state appeared extensive, went far beyond the 50,000 missing children and was said to involve international child exploitation rings. Survivors are gathering signatures for a Congressional investigation of the US involvement:     The petition and history of the government mind control program can be found at:

Report: VA lobotomized 2,000 disturbed veterans  Dec. 11, 2013 Staff report  The U.S. government lobotomized roughly 2,000 mentally ill veterans — and likely hundreds more — during and after World War II, according to a cache of forgotten memos, letters and government reports unearthed by The Wall Street Journal….
Besieged by psychologically damaged troops returning from the battlefields of North Africa, Europe and the Pacific, the Veterans Administration performed the brain-altering operation on former servicemen it diagnosed as depressives, psychotics and schizophrenics, and occasionally on people identified as homosexuals, according to the report.
The VA’s use of lobotomy, in which doctors severed connections between parts of the brain then thought to control emotions, was known in medical circles in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and is occasionally cited in medical texts. But the VA’s practice, never widely publicized, long ago slipped from public view. Even the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says it possesses no records detailing the creation and breadth of its lobotomy program.
The Wall Street Journal’s reporting series began with Wednesday’s Forgotten Soldiers and included a documentary, archived photos, maps and medical records.

Lobotomy For World War II Veterans  Psychiatric Care by U.S. Government
….Between April 1, 1947, and Sept. 30, 1950, VA doctors lobotomized 1,464 veterans at 50 hospitals authorized to perform the surgery, according to agency documents rediscovered by the Journal. Scores of records from 22 of those hospitals list another 466 lobotomies performed outside that time period, bringing the total documented operations to 1,930. Gaps in the records suggest that hundreds of additional operations likely took place at other VA facilities. The vast majority of the patients were men, although some female veterans underwent VA lobotomies, as well.

Prep school paedophiles allowed to avoid justice    Andrew Norfolk Chief Investigative Reporter December 18 2013 Paedophile teachers turned one of England’s leading prep schools into a child-abuse factory for two decades but escaped justice for ten years because a judge decided that it was unfair to put one of them on trial, it can be revealed. Peter Wright, the headmaster of Caldicott School in Buckinghamshire, was at the centre of a web that ensnared more than 30 boys. Yesterday the 83-year-old was convicted of multiple sex offences against pupils at the school, which was attended by Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, and Andrew Strauss, the former England cricket captain.

Model English prep school that hid a dark heart of depravity   Andrew Norfolk Chief Investigative Reporter December 18 2013 Immaculate playing fields, impeccably dressed boys. It seemed the very model of a traditional English prep school, but its heart was rotten to the core. For two decades, parents eager for their sons to win entry to a top public school paid handsomely for the privilege of entrusting them to the care of Caldicott, whose pupils won scholarships to Harrow and Eton. Many Old Caldicotians look back on those days with affection. Others, less so. Some — far too many — have been haunted for most of their adult life by memories of a childhood betrayed, of innocence stolen by men….

describes crimes   Woman killed in human sacrifice ritual in Nalasopara, 6 arrested
Sandhya Nair, TNN Dec 15, 2013 MUMBAI: A day after the state assembly passed the anti-superstition bill, a tantrik and five others were arrested by Thane rural police for killing a 50-year-old woman in a human sacrifice ritual….

Exposed: The Soviet Union spent $1 billion on mind-control program December 29, 2013 THE race to put man on the Moon wasn’t enough of a battle for the global super powers during the Cold War.
At the time, the Soviet Union and the United States were in an arms race of a bizarre, unconventional kind – that has been exposed in a new report. Beginning in 1917 and continuing until 2003, the Soviets poured up to $1 billion into developing mind-controlling weaponry to compete with similar programs undertaken in the US. While much still remains classified, we can now confirm the Soviets used methods to manipulate test subjects’ brains. The paper, by Serge Kernbach, at the Research Centre of Advanced Robotics and Environmental Science in Stuttgart, Germany, details the Soviet Union’s extensive experiments, called “psychotronics”. The paper is based on Russian technical journals and recently declassified documents….

Unconventional research in USSR and Russia: short overview  Serge Kernbach    This work briefly surveys unconventional research in Russia from the end of the 19th until the beginning of the 21th centuries in areas related to generation and detection of a ‘high-penetrating’ emission of non-biological origin. The overview is based on open scientific and journalistic materials. The unique character of this research and its history, originating from governmental programs of the USSR, is shown. Relations to modern studies on biological effects of weak electromagnetic emission, several areas of bioinformatics and theories of physical vacuum are discussed.

Unconventional research in USSR and Russia: Serge Kernbach Abstract
—This work briefly surveys unconventional research in Russia from the end of the 19th until the beginning of the 21th centuries in areas related to generation and detection of a ’high-penetrating’ emission of non-biological origin. The overview is based on open scientific and journalistic  materials. The unique character of this research and its history, originating from governmental programs of the USSR, is shown. Relations to modern studies on biological effects of weak electromagnetic emission, several areas of bioinformatics and theories of physical vacuum are discussed.

Child Abuse and Trauma Issues

Allocating Liability for Child Pornography, in Full or Fractional Shares  By ADAM LIPTAK  December 2, 2013  WASHINGTON — The notices arrive almost every day. They tell a young woman named Amy, as she is called in court papers, that someone has been charged with possessing child pornography. She was the child.  “It is hard to describe what it feels like to know that at any moment, anywhere, someone is looking at pictures of me as a little girl being abused by my uncle and is getting some kind of sick enjoyment from it,” Amy, then 19, wrote in a 2008 victim impact statement. “It’s like I am being abused over and over and over again.” Next month, the Supreme Court will consider what the men who took pleasure from viewing Amy’s abuse must pay her. Images of Amy being sexually assaulted by her uncle are among the most widely viewed child pornography in the world. They have figured in some 3,200 criminal cases since 1998. Amy is notified through a Justice Department program that tells crime victims about developments in criminal cases involving them. She has the notifications sent to her lawyer. There have been about 1,800 so far. Her lawyer often files a request for restitution, as a 1994 law allows her to do. Every viewing of child pornography, Congress found, “represents a renewed violation of the privacy of the victims and repetition of their abuse.” Amy’s losses are in most ways beyond measure, but some of them can be calculated in dollars. She has found it hard to hold down a job. She needs a lifetime of therapy. She has legal bills. Her lawyers say it adds up to about $3.4 million….

describes abuse
Victim Impact Statement of Amy – the Victim in the Misty Series
I am a 19 year old girl and I am a victim of child sex abuse and child pornography. I am still discovering all the ways that the abuse and exploitation I suffer has hurt me, has set my life on the wrong course, and destroyed the normal childhood, teenage years, and early adulthood that every one deserves. My uncle started to abuse me when I was only 4 years old. He used what I now know are the common ways that abusers get their victims ready for abuse and keep them silent: he told me that I was special, that he loved me, and that we had our own “special secrets.” Since he lived close to our house, my mother and father didn’t suspect anything when I walked over there to spend time with him.

§?2251. Sexual exploitation of children
§?2251A. Selling or buying of children
§?2252. Certain activities relating to material involving the sexual exploitation of minors
§?2252A. Certain activities relating to material constituting or containing child pornography

Emily Bazelon on Paying Amy – Child Pornography and Restitution   12/5/13
Emily Bazelon has written another great piece about our Supreme Court case which was posted today on In Paying Amy -Doyle Paroline owned two pornographic pictures of an 8-year-old girl. How much should he have to pay?, Bazelon explains:
Here’s the clearest way to think about how and why Amy and other victims like her should win restitution. Their trauma can’t be neatly parceled out among the individual men convicted for possessing their pictures. But the harm is crystal clear in the aggregate. And so Paroline and other defendants shouldn’t be relieved of their obligation to pay “simply because Amy would continue to suffer harm if there were one less child-pornography consumer in the world,” as the Department of Justice puts it. This makes sense to me: You can’t let each viewer off the hook because he is merely one small part of the whole.

Paying Amy
Doyle Paroline owned two pornographic pictures of an 8-year-old girl. How much should he have to pay? By Emily Bazelon   Countless numbers of people have seen the pictures of 8-year-old “Amy,” as she is called in court documents, being sexually abused by her uncle. She is a victim of child pornography in a terrible, viral way. Since her uncle took the pictures in the late 1990s and sent them to a man he met through an AOL bulletin board, they have surfaced on the computers of child pornography collectors all over the world, factoring into 3,200 criminal cases in the United States alone. When Amy received notices from the government about those cases, one by one, she hired a lawyer, and at age 17 she started asking for restitution from the offenders (mostly men) who were being convicted for having her childhood pictures. She has claimed lifetime damages—in lost income, counseling costs, and attorney’s fees—of $3.4 million. Using a provision for restitution in the Violence Against Women Act, she has succeeded in collecting about $1.7 million from more than 170 men, usually in payments in the thousands or smaller….

Government ‘gave money to child sex ring in 70s’: Home Office has ordered an investigation into shocking allegations
Government allegedly gave tens of thousands of pounds to Paedophile Information Exchange, which openly campaigned to legalise child sex
Extraordinary move triggered by Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
Labour MP Tom Watson says retired Home Office employee told him he had raised concerns in 70s about funding, but was warned to drop matter
By Martin Beckford  7 December 2013
The head of the Home Office has ordered an investigation into shocking allegations that the Government gave tens of thousands of pounds to a notorious paedophile group.
Civil servants are trawling through decades’ worth of files to look for any evidence that the Home Office once funded the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), which openly campaigned to legalise child sex. The extraordinary move has been triggered by Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill following claims by an ‘insider’ that the Voluntary Services Unit (VSU), which gave annual grants totalling thousands of pounds to charities, had provided financial assistance to the network of abusers.
Labour MP Tom Watson says a retired Home Office employee told him he had raised concerns in the 1970s about the funding, but was warned to drop the matter….
PIE was formed in the early 1970s and openly called for the age of consent to be lowered to four, despite public outrage. In 1976 morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse accused a gay charity that did receive Government grants, the Albany Trust, of helping fund PIE, but this was denied at the time.
A one time chairman of PIE, Steven Smith, worked as a heating and lighting engineer at the Home Office’s headquarters in Whitehall until he was exposed by a Sunday newspaper in 1982. He went on the run but was jailed for possessing 3,000 drawings of child abuse two years ago….

House advances child-abuse reforms Tuesday, December 10, 2013  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives on Tuesday advanced several pieces of a child-abuse reform package stemming from the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy scandals.
Lawmakers gave final approval to measures to expand the definition of “perpetrator” in child-abuse cases and toughen penalties for assaults against children under certain circumstances.
The bills now move to the Senate, which is expected to send them on to Gov. Tom Corbett.
The legislation is part of a multi-bill package that’s been in the works since shortly after Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at Penn State, was arrested in late 2011….

Child porn found on computer hard drive of senator’s fired chief of staff, court papers say By Ann E. Marimow, Published: December 12, 2013 Federal investigators found hundreds of videos depicting underage boys engaging in sexually explicit conduct on a computer hard drive recovered from the home of the former chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), according to court documents filed Thursday. Jesse R. Loskarn, 35, was arrested this week on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography and will remain in custody before a detention hearing scheduled for Monday, a judge ruled….

A Utah Law Prohibiting Polygamy Is Weakened By JOHN SCHWARTZ Published: December 14, 2013 A federal judge has struck down parts of Utah’s anti-polygamy law as unconstitutional in a case brought by a polygamous star of a reality television series. Months after the Supreme Court bolstered rights of same-sex couples, the Utah case could open a new frontier in the nation’s recognition of once-prohibited relationships.
Judge Clark Waddoups of United States District Court in Utah ruled late Friday that part of the state’s law prohibiting “cohabitation” — the language used in the law to restrict polygamous relationships — violates the First Amendment guarantee of free exercise of religion, as well as constitutional due process. He left standing the state’s ability to prohibit multiple marriages “in the literal sense” of having two or more valid marriage licenses.
Judge Waddoups, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, wrote a 91-page decision that reflects — and reflects upon — the nation’s changing attitude toward government regulation of personal affairs and unpopular groups. The Supreme Court supported the power of states to restrict polygamy in an 1879 decision, Reynolds v. United States.
Judge Waddoups made clear that the Brown case was not an easy one for him, writing, “The proper outcome of this issue has weighed heavily on the court for many months.” He noted the shifts in the way the Constitution has been interpreted over the past century to increase protection for groups and individuals spurned by the majority….

The Lasting Damage of Child Abuse Scott Mendelson, M.D. 12/31/2013
The effects of childhood sexual and physical abuse last a lifetime. Abused children may grow up to be adults prone to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders. They are more prone to suicide. However, in recent years we have learned that abuse does more than wound self-esteem and break the spirit. It can damage the very substance of the brain and how it functions.
A major way by which childhood abuse can disrupt normal brain activity is by diminishing its capacity to handle stress. Stress is more than the worry and distress we experience when the circumstances of life push us beyond our limits. The body’s response to stress is a complex biological mechanism…..
A study published in 2009 in the prestigious journal Nature Neuroscience revealed part of the reason why adults who were abused as children have abnormal stress responses. The grim details of the study included comparisons of the brains of individuals who had committed suicide vs. those who had died natural deaths. Among those who had committed suicide were some who had suffered severe childhood abuse and others who had not. It was found that among those who had suffered abuse, there were fewer of the special cortisol receptors in the brain that allow cortisol to turn off the stress response. It was further found that the section of DNA responsible for maintaining adequate numbers of these receptors had been methylated. They were no longer in full operation….
The emotional upheavals suffered by adults who were abused as children can continue to wreak havoc on jobs and schooling. They can lead to substance abuse. They can devastate marriages. Thus, the innocent victims of child abuse continue to suffer as adults….

Making Sad Sense of Child Abuse  Dec. 23, 2013 — When a man in Israel was accused of sexually abusing his young daughter, it was hard for many people to believe — a neighbor reported seeing the girl sitting and drinking hot chocolate with her father every morning, laughing, smiling, and looking relaxed. Such cases are not exceptional, however. Children react to sexual and physical abuse in unpredictable ways, making it hard to discern the clues.
Now Dr. Carmit Katz of Tel Aviv University’s Bob Shapell School of Social Work has found that when parents are physically abusive, children tend to accommodate it. But when the abuse is sexual, they tend to fight or flee it unless it is severe. The findings, published in Child Abuse & Neglect, help explain children’s behavior in response to abuse and could aid in intervention and treatment.
“All the cases of alleged physical abuse in the study involved parents, while we had very few cases of alleged parental sexual abuse,” said Dr. Katz. “More than the type of abuse, it may be that children feel they have no choice but to endure abuse by their parents, who they depend on for love and support.”….
About 3.5 million cases of child abuse are reported in the United States every year. Similarly alarming situations exist in many other countries. Abused children often suffer from emotional and behavioral problems, which can later develop into sexual dysfunction, anxiety, promiscuity, vulnerability to repeated victimization, depression, and substance abuse…..
Dr. Katz says the study teaches an important lesson when it comes to parental physical abuse. Just because children do not fight or flee their parents does not mean they are not being abused. Children need their parents to survive, and in some cases, parents love, care for, and support their children when they are not abusing them. Under these impossible circumstances, children often feel their best option is accommodation. In one interview in the study, a child said, “Daddy was yelling on me because I didn’t do my homework, so I told him I am sorry you are right and brought him his belt.” There were many similar examples…..
C. Katz, Z. Barnetz. The behavior patterns of abused children as described in their testimonies. Child Abuse & Neglect, 2013; DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.08.006

The behavior patterns of abused children as described in their testimonies  C. Katza, Z. Barnetz
….The results show that abuse type has a strong effect on children’s behavior, with children in the sexual abuse group reporting more fight and flight behavior and children in the physical abuse group reporting more self-change behavior. This finding was interacted with the severity of abuse variable, with children in the sexual abuse group reporting less flight behavior and an increase in the self-change behavior with the highest level of severity of abuse….