A woman is suing The Salvation Army, claiming the organization moved a minister from Oahu to Maui after she reported he sexually abused her in the 1950s . Nancy Spencer’s lawsuit filed on Maui this week claims she was 11 when Maj . Richard Taba molested her .
She says her mother told The Salvation Army what happened and believed he had been terminated . But Spencer read in Taba’s obituary last year that he continued to serve as the Salvation Army’s chaplain on Maui for 40 years . A spokeswoman for The Salvation Army in California said Thursday the organization will try its best to investigate the allegations .
The lawsuit is possible because of a 2012 state law that suspends the statute of limitations for sex abuse cases until April 2014.
Tamamica and Ocky are two cute friends we met in Harajuku, both wearing caps and military jackets . We also found out that they re both 20 and they re students.
Tamamica is pictured to the right, with the backwards cap . She is wearing a resale parka and a resale denim romper, over a plaid shirt .
She likes listening to electro and house music in her spare time.
Ocky, the girl in the left, is wearing a resale camouflage print jacket . She layered a Ships shirt with a Comme des Garcons Play top, and paired them both with white resale shorts . She bought her backpack from Adidas, the cap from Mishka and the boots from Dr .
Her favorite designer is A.P.C, and her favorite bands are Rosso and White Ash .
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A military judge this afternoon sentenced the first woman convicted in a basic training sex scandal to three months in jail but spared her a bad-conduct discharge.
Staff Sgt. Emily Allen, a former military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, pleaded guilty Wednesday to having unprofessional relationships with four technical trainees. In addition to three months in jail, Col.
Donald Eller Jr. sentenced Allen to 30 days of hard labor and reduction to airman first class.
Allen had sex with a male technical trainee and partied with two female technical trainees, all of whom stayed at her home during the weekend of July 4, 2011, said Brent Boller, a Lackland spokesman. She also attempted to have a sexual relationship with a second technical trainee in summer 2011.
MTIs are forbidden to have contact with trainees even after they have graduated from basic and moved onto technical training.
Prior to sentencing, Allen gave an emotional unsworn statement in which she asked Eller to allow her to remain in the Air Force, Boller said.
She apologized to the judge, her squadron and her friends and family, and said she had only herself to blame for her actions.
Allen said she had struggled with self-confidence and trust and had lost her way, Boller said. A bad-conduct discharge would leave her unable to provide for her young daughter, she told the judge.
Prosecutors asked for six months in jail and a bad-conduct discharge, Boller said. Eller deliberated for two hours before pronouncing his sentence.
Allen was the 19th MTI to be court-martialed and the only woman implicated in a scandal that has ensnared at least 32 former trainees in less than two years.
All but one of the trials has ended in a conviction.
Six of the former MTIs were sentenced to bad-conduct or dishonorable discharges.
Remember that time where you’d whack together a really impressive meal and you’d take it over to your neighbour’s house to show them ? Yeah . Neither do I .
Nobody cares what you’re eating . It takes a special kind of arrogance to post photos of the fancy five-star restaurants . What a humblebrag, (we’ll get to that in a moment) .
Int the mean time, food photos . Just . Don’t
The passive aggressive status update poster
Facebook is not your therapist . Vague, passive aggressive status updates do not replace therapy sessions. And there’s a Facebook group to prove it . If you have a problem with someone, confront them directly AND NOT ON FACEBOOK .
If you need help, say so . But posting “I’ve had it with manipulative people” or “I’m literally crying right now” and then saying “nothing” when someone inevitably asks you what’s wrong, is not ok . You’re like the boy who cried wolf .
Eventually, people will stop replying to your cries for attention . And then what are you going to do ? Switch to Twitter ?
Expect less sympathy.2
The fitness junky
Nobody cares that you just logged 25km on your Nike Fitness app . Or that you eat kale . And quinoa .
It is not a replacement for real food . Every time you boast about your amazing healthy lifestyle your friends are plotting ways to sneak lard into your food . Also, organic doesn’t mean low fat .
Nobody is jealous of your sugar-free organic cheesecake . It probably tastes like nothing . But it’s also probably still full of carbs .
Which is fine because eat something for goodness sake!
The FourSquare king
He knows all the coolest bars and restaurants and the places you’ve only just discovered are already uncool and so 2012 . And the only thing worse than someone who boasts about the hotspot he’s visiting (on a Tuesday night I might add), is someone who checks in at their own home . And names their shady shoebox studio “The Kingdom” or something equally wanky .
Your check-ins may score you free entry or discounted drinks but for every dollar you save, your own personal stock will plummet . Meanwhile what are your friends doing while you’re busy proving to the world what a social butterfly you are ? You’re probably missing out on some top-notch conversation .
Put the phone down and enjoy the nightlife.
The sanctimonious parentYou post too many photos of your children . And after that horrible, horrible birthing photo, your friends now know more about your va-jay-jay than they would ever wish to . Your offspring’s first poo or first solid meal is significant only to you .
You are not the first person to have a child, and you’re not the last . Spare us your righteous indignation.
The brand man If you insist on liking pages so that your next meal at Subway is free, at least change your settings so it doesn’t appear on the wall of all of your friends .
Because now we’re getting spammed by them too . Also, most of the competitions you enter are fake . Stop liking brands on Facebook.
Facebook is not going to start charging people to use the site . It’s also not going to shut down . Use your head .
And if you can’t trust yourself to exercise basic logic, there’s always Google and Snopes.com . Calm down . Take a breath .
And stop posting updates with link to fake petitions.
The humblebrag If you really hated that new haircut you wouldn’t post five selfies of yourself doing the same duckface . And I’m sure being hit on constantly is just SUCH a drag .
The only two scenarios where bragging is appropriate is if you’ve met your favourite celebrity or have won an award . But if you insist on bragging at least be brazen about it . The internet will give you a pass .
We’ve got your back . But your everyday false modesty is sickening . Instead of relying no Facebook to validate your self-worth, take some time to appreciate how awesome your life is silently and offline. That’s true humility.
The third personStop writing about yourself in third person .
It’s just weird and wrong.
The “wish you were here” photo poster “Wow, that stock photo you posted of the mansion with a pool overlooking the ocean makes me jealous of your high-flying life”, said no one ever . Nobody is fooled by the sunset photo you pulled off Google .
Or the stock photo of a model swimming under a waterfall . We know how much you earn . We like you as you are .
Your life is just fine as it is.
- People who post photos of their nails. – People with too much time on their hands: Stop clogging up people’s walls. – Racists, bigots, sexists and idiots .
Take your vitriol elsewhere. – Selfies .
Enough with the duckface.- Public Displays of Affection: Your perfect relationship sickens us.
I tried to log on to my account on my phone, I had forgotten the password so I asked for a new one.
I got about 6 emails with the same password.
I tried logging on using that password and still can’t get on
Farrah Abraham confirms sex tape, AshLee Frazier and Brad Womack are dating, and MTV cancels Buckwild following Shain Gandee‘s death: See Us Weekly1‘s top 5 stories from Wednesday, April 10 in the roundup!
Farrah Abraham is fessing up — sort of — about her sex tape/porn film with James Deen . After remaining mostly mum on the subject, the Teen Mom star clarified to Us Weekly on Wednesday, April 10, that the explicit flick with the beloved male porn star does, indeed, exist. “After seeing James speaking about my personal video as a porn and not even contacting me before running his mouth, I have to say I am very disappointed,” Abraham tells Us.
Who says you can’t find love on The Bachelor ? Two of the hit ABC show’s former contestants — AshLee Frazier, fresh off the most recent season of The Bachelor, and Brad Womack, who dumped fiancee Emily Maynard weeks after proposing back in March 2011 — are now dating, Us Weekly confirms .
The pair first met at an event in Texas, and have been happily hanging out ever since, according to an insider.
This Angel’s getting her wings clipped ! Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr5 will no longer be linked to the sexy lingerie brand, industry insiders tell Us . According to multiple sources, Kerr, 30, is being let go as a Victoria’s Secret Angel after her $1 million, three-year contract “was not renewed.” The reason for the sudden split ?
One source tells Us that Kerr “has a difficult reputation.”
No more mudding romps for MTV . The cable network has decided to cancel Buckwild — its controversial reality show about a group of young, hard-partying West Virginians — following the tragic accidental death last week of star Shain Gandee, his uncle and a friend, they confirmed Wednesday, April 10 in a statement.
That’ll teach the After Lately cast not to lie . In this exclusive clip from the season finale of E!’s semi-scripted show starring Chelsea Handler8 and the crew from her talk show Chelsea Lately, the writers and performers get a little lesson in karma when Handler’s A-list pal Charlize Theron 9unexpectedly shows up at a bar where they’re drinking .
At the beginning of the clip, the After Lately crew is at a bar making awkward conversation with Mike Rock, “the voice of the show.” Clearly bored by him, they start to make up excuses for why they all have to leave.
- ^ Us Weekly (www.usmagazine.com)
- ^ Farrah Abraham Confirms Sex Tape, Wants to Sell for “a Couple Million” (www.usmagazine.com)
- ^ AshLee Frazier, Brad Womack Are Dating! (www.usmagazine.com)
- ^ Exclusive: Miranda Kerr Is Out as a Victoria’s Secret Angel: “She’s Not a Big Seller” (www.usmagazine.com)
- ^ Miranda Kerr (www.usmagazine.com)
- ^ Buckwild Canceled: MTV Says It’s “Not Appropriate” to Continue After Shain Gandee’s Death (www.usmagazine.com)
- ^ Exclusive Video: Charlize Theron Calls Chelsea Handler’s Crew “Total Losers” on After Lately Season Finale (www.usmagazine.com)
- ^ Chelsea Handler (www.usmagazine.com)
- ^ Charlize Theron (www.usmagazine.com)
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Army general charged with sexual misconduct plans to add civilian lawyers to his legal team after expressing concern his military lawyers feared their careers would be harmed by defending him. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair appeared in court Thursday for a hearing on pre-trial motions. Sinclair faces court martial in June on charges that include forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and adultery. He has thus far deferred entering a plea. Military judge Col. James Pohl asked Sinclair Thursday about an e-mail the general sent to the head of the Army ‘s legal branch suggesting the three lawyers assigned to defend him feared retaliation. At a past hearing, the defense has suggested they may call some of the Army’s top generals as witnesses in the case. “I had a belief, I was concerned,” Sinclair told the judge. He then added that he felt his military lawyers would defend him to the utmost of their ability, but that he still wished to add four civilian lawyers from the firm Montgomery McCracken, based in New York and Philadelphia. On Thursday, Pohl denied an earlier motion from the defense to disqualify prosecutors over privileged emails erroneously sent to them by criminal investigators. The messages included exchanges between Sinclair and his lawyers, his wife and with a family friend who is an ordained minister. Other pre-trial motions in the case are due Friday. The Army has thus far rebuffed public records requests from The Associated Press for copies of all motions filed in the case by either the prosecution or defense. A 27-year Army veteran, Sinclair faces life in prison if convicted on the most serious offenses. It’s rare for an Army general to face court-martial. There have been only two cases in recent years. More commanders have lost their posts over sex. Of the 18 generals and admirals, from one star to four stars, fired in recent years, 10 lost their jobs because of sex-related offenses. That tally does not include retired Army general David Petraeus, who was forced to resign as CIA director in November after he admitted to an affair with the woman who wrote the biography of his military career. The investigation of Petraeus also ensnared Marine Gen. John Allen, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan , over thousands of flirty emails he exchanged with a Tampa, Fla., socialite. The Pentagon later cleared Allen of inappropriate conduct, but he announced earlier this week he would retire rather than take command of NATO forces in Europe, as had been scheduled. At an evidentiary hearing for Sinclair in November, prosecutors presented testimony about his conduct with five women who were not his wife, including officers who served under his direct command. The charges involve activities when he was in Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany and at installations in the United States. Sinclair was deputy commander in charge of logistics and support for the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan before being relieved in May during the criminal investigation. He has been on special assignment since then at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. The female captain at the heart of the case said she carried on a three-year sexual relationship with Sinclair, a father of two. Adultery is a crime under military law, and the admission could end her career. She testified at the evidentiary hearing that she repeatedly tried to break off the affair with Sinclair, who she says threatened to kill her and her family if she told anyone about their frequent sexual liaisons in hotels, headquarters and war zones. The woman said she usually wanted to have sex with the general, though she said that on two occasions he exposed himself and physically forced her to perform oral sex, even as she sobbed. The Associated Press does not publicly identify victims of alleged sexual assaults. Two other female officers who served with Sinclair also testified that they had given the general nude photos at his request. Sinclair is also accused of possessing alcohol in a war zone and disobeying orders. Maj. Gen. James Huggins, Sinclair’s superior officer in Afghanistan, testified he ordered Sinclair to cease contact with the female captain after she reported the affair. Sinclair is alleged to have willfully disobeyed that order by then calling the woman’s phone. Sinclair has not yet spoken publicly about the charges against him. At the pretrial hearing, his defense lawyers conceded the affair with the female captain, while working to paint her as a liar trying to ruin the general’s life and military reputation. During the hearings, they characterized her as a manipulative “back-stabber” who blamed others for her mistakes. The general’s wife, Rebecca Sinclair , has stayed away from court but went public with an opinion piece in The Washington Post. In that column, she said she was not condoning her husband’s infidelity, but she said that a decade of war had taken a toll on military couples and brought pressure on their marriages. In an interview with The Associated Press, Rebecca Sinclair said her husband called her last spring to tell her about the affair and allegations, and she said they were trying to mend their relationship. ___ Follow AP writer Michael Biesecker at twitter.com/mbieseck.
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Browse your local dollar store for fun packaging ideas then bake up a batch of these pretty red cookies2. They are simple to make but look really impressive and tied up with a pretty bow in a cute little box3 are bound to make anyone feel loved on Valentine’s Day4.
Or show you care by getting up early to make the whole family fluffy heart shaped pancakes. Get creative with fun toppings like fruit, chocolate chips, whipped cream, powdered sugar and more!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Tenacity: if you don’t have it, online dating1 isn’t for you. Though match-making websites may seem like a quick alternative to meeting your one true love at a bar, perusing pages of potential dates calls for some dedication. And if you have a deep appreciation for spreadsheets, that helps, too.
Armed with charts, lists and formulas, Amy Webb used what she knew best to outsmart the online dating algorithms: math. Repeated failures at meeting her match spurred the digital strategy expert to crack the code, leading straight to her future husband.
Webb, CEO of WebbMedia Group2, spent a month crunching numbers and analyzing key words to optimize her JDate profile. She chronicles her journey in her new book, Data, A Love Story3. The concept of math and technology bringing people together first attracted her to online dating sites, but she quickly realized it wasn’t going to work.
“I’m pretty open about being not religious,” Webb tells Mashable. “A few of these sites kept trying to match me up with Orthodox Jewish rabbis, which could not have been further away … I looked at the data and realized it was really going to be impossible for an algorithm to match me with somebody.”
Her initial matches were so bad, she took to sending mid-date email updates to family and friends while hiding from her suitors in the bar’s bathroom. There was the guy who smoked a huge joint after dinner, the one who gave continuous high-fives, and of course, the married one.
For those who’ve had their fair share of awful matchmaker dates, the cliché “It’s not you, it’s me” actually rings true. It’s your own doing, Webb says. The information in these sites’ databases are user generated, and most people don’t have the ability to be 100% effective. Bad data goes into the algorithm, so bad data goes out, leaving you mismatched.
Many people will pour hours into perfecting their résumé, but won’t invest the same amount of time into their digital presence. The commitment to your profile is necessary, says Webb.
“When you think about it, online dating is sort of the ultimate exercise in product marketing. Except that you are the product.
“When you think about it, online dating is sort of the ultimate exercise in product marketing. Except that you are the product. So how can you leverage what you’ve got, how can you make sure you’re being seen by the most number of people?” she explains. “If you think of (it) as more of a catalog database … as long as you know exactly what you’re looking for, it’s no different from doing a search in a library or doing a search for shoes on Zappos.”
Therein lies the difficulty for most frustrated site users. Finding out what you really want is the first step, she says. Webb created a list of 72 different data4 points with qualities she wanted most in a mate.
Next, she needed to assess the competition. What type of women were her dream men attracting? The only way to find out was the log back into JDate5, but this time as a man (no catfishing, just data collection).
After analyzing the competition, Webb found a pattern in the most popular women on JDate. Their profile pictures showed some skin, they kept their bios short and optimistic, and waited approximately 22 to 23 hours before responding to messages.
One of the biggest mistakes people make, she says, is over-sharing, over-explaining and using sarcasm. Women who were popular had an average of 97 words in their summary section. Webb’s initial dating profile on the other hand, wasn’t as promising. She used her résumé as her bio and posted three of her “least bad” pictures.
After “SEO6-ing” her JDate page, Webb replaced her photos (including an unflattering picture with the family dog) with new pictures in natural light and in clothing she would typically wear on a date. She replaced her copy-pasted résumé with three, succinct sentences. The next day, she received 14 new messages and her super profile had 68 views overnight.
“Within a few days I was the most popular profile on the site. It was like I was the prom queen of JDate. I’ve never been that popular before. I probably never will be again,” Webb jokes.
Understanding your target audience is key in any social site.
Understanding your target audience is key in any social site. Once you understand your goal, she says, you can then re-engineer your resources for the best result. Webb argues that the overwhelming majority of online daters are being mostly truthful about themselves, they just need to be more effective.
“Nobody wants to replicate the experiment or do the math, but anyone can identify what they want and come up with a system,” Webb says. “I didn’t have to rely on the way that I look; I relied on my smarts. Nerds of the world are finally able to unite using math to find love.”