Drawing on his new book, “Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives” (Columbia, 2013), W. Bradford Wilcox will detail the ways in which fatherhood is a transformative experience for men, both biologically and socially. He will also explain how fathers make a distinctive contribution to their children’s lives. Wilcox, the Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, will conclude by discussing the ways in which marriage connects men to their children.
Operation Cross Country—a three-day nationwide enforcement action focusing on underage victims of prostitution—concluded with the recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and the arrests of 150 pimps and other individuals.
The sweep took place in 76 cities and was carried out by the FBI in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) as part of the Bureau’s Innocence Lost National Initiative. It is the seventh and largest such enforcement action to date.
Raw footage from three-day Operation Cross Country sweep:
Alex was 16 years old and desperate. She turned to prostitution and later fell under the influence of a pimp and her family. “At first it was terrifying, and then you just kind of become numb to it,” she said. “You put on a whole different attitude—like a different person. It wasn’t me. I know that. Nothing about it was me.”
Two years later, Alex bravely contacted the FBI, and her cooperation helped us send two pimps to prison and facilitate the recovery of other underage victims. Today, with support from the Bureau’s Office for Victim Assistance, Alex is turning her life around. She earned her high school diploma, is living on her own, and has plans to attend college. She wants to become an advocate for young victims of sexual exploitation.
When I tweeted Hagmann’s article I told you to be wary but do not dismiss.
Glenn Beck today on his show stated that he plans to break news within 24 hours that could take down the entire power structure of the government.
The leading theory is that John Roberts had his family threatened with incredibly embarrassing emails obtained from the NSA spying program. He was ordered to rule Obamacare constitutional or face annihilation. -broughtbackin
Holy crap if this is true!
The Whistle Blower should fly to Moscow TODAY, and make his announcement from Moscow TOMORROW. I would simply not feel safe exposing anything against this regime and be comfortable that I would live to tell about it. We’re dealing with Chicago gangsters, after all. – David D
Beck said a short time ago, “This country, I believe is going to be rocked… um, in the next 24 hours, with some things going on in Washington and beyond, that we found out yesterday and we will be telling you in great detail in the next 24 hours.”
“And it is… it will show you how dire the situation is and we will be greatly divided as a nation.”
~ Now that’s the part ‘I’ don’t get. Why would we be divided?
Beck stated that they have a whistle-blower and that this guy is so afraid, he is afraid for his life.
The whistle-blower stated, “I am dead… I am absolutely dead and I am not talking about they’re going to smear me, arrest me…I’m dead.”
The news that Beck said he will break within 24 hours comes on the reports of the NSA spying scandal when NSA contractor, Edward Snowden exposed the vast spy network that covered every single communication apparatus in America.
The breaking news that Beck plans to reveal also comes on the heels of a former CIA agent speaking out about the political purging happening at the CIA under CIA Director, John Brennan and Doug Hagmann, reporter with the Canadian Free Press, who reported out of Canada that a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) insider approached him and stated that America is in real danger and that those who are on the right of politics in the media or those who oppose the Obama administration are the main target and that it will get ugly real soon.
Beck stated that he himself does not have the information but that he had seen one document, but that the whistle-blower had contacted an ally. (I assume the ally is Hagmann?)
Beck said, “This guy is so afraid… he won’t do it unless he is in front of Congress and televised.”
Originally, Rex Burkhead was told he was too small and too slow to play running back at the collegiate level. Some thought he wouldn’t stand up to the rigors of Big XII football, and then B1G 10 football when the Nebraska Cornhuskers switched conferences between his junior and senior seasons.
Jack Hoffman is six year old boy from Atkinson, Nebraska, a small town of 1100 in north-central Nebraska. On April 22, 2011, Jack was life flighted to Childeren’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, after suffering a life threatening seizure, which turned out to be a side effect of a large tumor growing on Jack’s brain.
In May of 2011, Jack underwent surgery, which was unsuccessful. Only a small portion of the tumor was removed. Pediatric Neurosurgeon specialists gave Jack a grim outlook: he was likely going to die young.
In September, 2011, just two weeks before Jack would have a second surgery to remove the tumor (which successfully removed 95% of the cancer and stopped his seizures), Jack was able to cross something off his bucket list: meet Rex Burkhead.
Rex Burkhead and Jack Hoffman instantly bonded. Unlike many athletes, Rex spent an afternoon talking, playing, hangout out, and growing a bond with this little boy he never knew. Overnight, Team Jack turned into something incredible.
Because of this opportunity to meet Rex, Jack has been given a new hope in life. He has been undergoing chemotherapy for almost a year, which has seen his tumor shrink considerably.
Late in the fourth quarter of the Nebraska Spring Game, the Nebraska Cornhuskers let Jack Hoffman score the greatest touchdown ever in a spring game.
Former Husker quarterback Joe Ganz drew up a play for Jack, if he could outrun the defense, to convert the first down.
Jack, however, would do more than just pick up a first down.
The red team faced a fourth and short from their own 31 yard line when Taylor Martinez lined up and handed the football to Jack, who sprinted around the right side and outran the defense for a 69 yard touchdown, causing the fans to go crazy and both benches clearing to surround Jack in the end zone, celebrating his incredible feat.
“Team Jack — Pray”. The Big Ten Network recorded a segment about Jack and Rex which aired before the Cornhuskers played the Wisconsin Badgers in the B1G 10 opener for both.
As awareness about Team Jack grew, so too did the opportunities to educate America on pediatric brain cancer. Rex Burkhead has spearheaded the event, and has been rightfully honored. After founding an Uplifting Athletes Chapter at Nebraska, they awarded him with the Rare Disease Champion Award.
In the greatest touchdown ever in a spring football game, Jack and his family got to put all the worries from cancer behind them, and let Jack live a “normal” life, at least for another afternoon.
Whether you love or hate the Huskers, they deserve A LOT of respect for making this happen!
Seventy-year-old Dick Hoyt is getting ready to run the Boston Marathon for the 31st time this year, but interestingly enough, he says he was never ‘much of a runner.’ That is, until his wheelchair-bound son Rick came home 35 years ago with a specific request for his dad.
Rick, who “speaks” by communicating through a computer, had just attended a basketball game at which they’d announced a race being held to raise money for a player who had recently become paralyzed after being in an accident.
“He said, ‘Dad, I have to do something for him. I want to let him know that life goes on even though he’s paralyzed. I want to run in the race,’” Dick said of his son’s pronouncement.
Hoyt says he himself would only run, at that time in his life, about three miles a week – a mile each time. To make matters more challenging, Rick’s wheelchair wasn’t made for running, and it was hard for he and his wife to push Rick in it, let alone run with it.
“Everybody thought we would go to the corner and turn around and come back,” he said. They didn’t. They finished, second-to-last. And the next 35 years, as they say, is history.
Dick and his son have run in over 1,000 races with the goal of inspiring other people with disabilities.
Now the pair is about to embark on their 31st Boston Marathon, but this time, a special honor will be waiting for them at the starting line: a statue of Dick and his son.
“When Rick was born they said, ‘Forget Rick. Put him away. Put him in an institution. He’s going to be nothing but a vegetable for the rest of his life.’ And now, he’s turning into a bronze statue. And it’s a life-size statue, and it’s at the starting line.”
The American imprisoned in Iran, in a vivid letter to his wife, described how he was beaten to the point where parts of his face were “swollen three times what they should have been” and was denied medical treatment because he was seen as an “unclean” Christian.
The letter was received by Saeed Abedini’s family this week, though it may have been written weeks ago. The new details come as his family, the attorneys representing them, and several Capitol Hill lawmakers urge the Obama administration to exert more pressure on Iran to release the Christian pastor.
The letter from Saeed Abedini to his wife Naghmeh described in detail how he’s been mistreated at Iran’s notorious Evin Prison. He described how he saw his face for the first time in the mirror of an elevator.
“I said hi to the person staring back at me because I did not recognize myself,” Abedini wrote. “My hair was shaven, under my eyes were swollen three times what they should have been, my face was swollen, and my beard had grown.”
Jordan Sekulow appeared Fox News with Pastor Saeed’s Wife, Naghmeh, to talk about her testimony before Congress.
The administration, in recently-leaked memos, claimed the president has the power to order a drone strike against an American terror suspect overseas. Paul has argued no American can be killed without a trial or due process. He has raised the prospect of drones being used someday on American soil, pointing out that Attorney General Eric Holder has refused to rule it out completely.
The president has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution, not to try to do it “when it’s convenient.”
This is a fundamental American freedom and that’s what we’re fighting for around the world. If we give up on that, I think we’ve done a great disservice to those who are defending our country,”
– Rand Paul
The Letter From Eric Holder to Sen. Rand Paul in Response to Filibuster on Drones came minutes before the interview.
The Attorney General
Washington, D.C. March 7, 2013
The Honorable Rand Paul United States Senate Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Paul:
It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: “Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?” The answer to that question is no.
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Paul asked why that statement could not have been made yesterday while he asked for an answer to that question for 13 straight hours.
“So there is a result and a victory. Under duress and under public humiliation, the White House will respond and do the right thing. It took a month and a half to get them to admit that the CIA doesn’t operate in the United States. That’s been the law since 1947. So now, after 13 hours of filibuster we’re proud to announce that the president is not going to kill unarmed Americans on American soil,” said Paul.