Wednesday Open Thread

Last night in my international law seminar we discussed obligations towards foreign nationals and the 1994 Singapore caning of widdle Michael Fay for vandalizing cars was discussed. 13mm thick rattan cane, 1.5m long and he was sentenced to 9 strokes and they negotiated that down to 3.

Saturday Open Thread

I’m giving a talk this afternoon on the insanity defense. The above depicts Congressman Daniel Sickles killing Peter Key… Grandson of Francis Scott Key for sleeping with Mrs. Sickles. Sickles mounted and won the first temporary insanity defense in American law. He was a scoundrel of immense proportions.

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No One Was Old Enough to Break the First Rule

This Virginia woman — a daycare worker — was convicted with running a “baby fight club”.

Sarah Jordan, 31, of Woodbridge, was the lead teacher of 1-year-old children back in 2013 at a Minnieland Academy classroom in Woodbridge. Witnesses testified that Jordan intentionally tripped children, stepped on their toes, encouraged them to fight each […]

“Priorities”

First-world feminism in a nutshell.

Extremism In The Defense of Liberty Is Not Extremism

I’d like to expand on something Rufus said the other day, about conservatives not being extremists when you consider what principles this country was founded on. This is one of the biggest lies the Left likes to push: that modern, mainstream conservatism is some kind of far-right fringe. They do this not only to […]

…roasted on an open fire.

I think this guy was facing the other way:

A suspected burglar who became stuck in a chimney in Central California died Saturday afternoon after the unsuspecting homeowner lit a fire, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.

The incident occurred at around 3 p.m. and firefighters who responded to the Huron home found a […]

And He’s Not a Real Doctor

Here’s a real honest to God sadistic dentist

Wolf was allegedly one of the dealer’s customers. The informant “advised that Wolf had shown him images on Wolf’s cellular phone of infants and toddlers being sexually abused by adults,” FBI special agent Aaron Spivack wrote in a complaint.

Wolf, who is HIV positive, also reportedly […]

Capital Idea

Indonesia’s anti-narcotics agency is about to get real with its prison:

Indonesia’s anti-drugs agency has proposed building a prison on an island guarded by crocodiles to hold death row drug convicts, an official said on Monday, an idea that would not be out of place in a James Bond film.

The proposal is the […]

Diplomatic Impunity

and child pron, threats, and corruption

The United Nations recently issued a circular lifting up, ever so slightly, its own rock and exposing some of the the filth underneath.

Perhaps most alarmingly, four UN employees were dismissed for receiving, storing, and disseminating pornographic images of minors on their official computers and over UN networks. […]