Cybersecurity Expert: Proof Russia Behind DNC, Podesta Hacks – The Daily Beast

Is there linkage between the DNC and Podesta hacks and the 2014 State Department hacks that were also believed to be carried out by Russia?Yeah, these are being conducted by the same groups. We know that from the IOCs—by looking at the tools they use and the infrastructure they use.

Source: Cybersecurity Expert: Proof Russia Behind DNC, Podesta Hacks – The Daily Beast

In 1 Unscripted Moment, Hillary Clinton Finds Joy in the Rain – The New York Times

Her arms thrust skyward, one after the other, in what starts to feel like a dance.There’s an unfamiliar sense of abandon and joy.The rain grows heavier. Her wet clothes turn a shade darker. She cracks a wide smile. She takes in the scene around her and laughs before she finishes her sentence.She’s drenched now, her voice hoarse. The storm is mussing her hair. It’s time to leave the stage. But just before doing so, she turns and raises both arms, giving herself up to the storm and the moment — and the looming end of this adventure.

Source: In 1 Unscripted Moment, Hillary Clinton Finds Joy in the Rain – The New York Times

Italian priest blames earthquakes on gay civil unions | World news | The Guardian – the disease is “manism!”

The radio station distanced itself from Cavalcoli’s views and the Vatican has issued a stinging rebuke, saying the idea of a vengeful God was “a pagan vision” dating from “the pre-Christian era”.Archbishop Angelo Becciu, number two in the Vatican’s powerful secretariat of state, said Cavalcoli’s comments were “offensive to believers and disgraceful for non-believers”.Becciu asked for forgiveness from quake victims and reminded them they had the “solidarity and support” of Pope Francis.However, Cavalcoli refused to back down, insisting to another radio station that earthquakes were caused by “the sins of man” and telling the Vatican to “read their catechism”.It is not the first time comments by members of the Italian clergy have embarrassed the Catholic church.Last month a priest was suspended from his parish in Trento after apparently defending paedophilia during a live TV interview, arguing that “children often seek affection”. Fr Gino Flaim of the San Giuseppe and Pio X parish claimed he “understands paedophilia” but added, “I’m not sure about homosexuality.”When asked to explain his comments he told the La7 channel: “Paedophilia is a sin, and like all sins has to be accepted also.” He went on to describe homosexuality as “a disease”.Following his suspension the priest said his words “do not represent the positions of Trento archdiocese and the general sentiment of the parish”.In 2012 another Italian priest sparked outrage by delivering a Christmas message that claimed women were to blame for men’s violence towards them because they wore “filthy clothes” and served “cold suppers”.AdvertisementFr Piero Corsi put a leaflet on his church’s noticeboard in San Terenzio, north-west Italy, asserting that 118 women killed by men in Italy that year only had themselves to blame.“Is it possible that men have turned crazy all of a sudden? We don’t believe so. The point is that more and more women provoke, fall into arrogance, believe [themselves] to be independent and exacerbate tensions,” the leaflet read.“Children are left outside alone, homes are dirty, meals are served cold … clothing is filthy. They [women] trigger the worst instincts leading to violence and sexual abuse. They should do a self-examination and think: did we ask for it?”The priest received a torrent of abuse after a scan of the leaflet was posted online, and his Facebook account was closed.Senior religious figures distanced the church from Corsi’s comments and he was forced to resign.

Source: Italian priest blames earthquakes on gay civil unions | World news | The Guardian

Two Women Were Branded As Witches and Buried Alive In Assam, But We Are Still Quiet About Witch-Hunting – The Ladies FingerThe Ladies Finger

In Assam, two women, both related, were pushed into a well and buried alive on the night of October 31. They were murdered after being branded as witches. According to one of the three men accused of the crime, their actions were justified because the women had “used black magic to infest with insects the well from which we drink water.”This news made us all do a double take: are women still being murdered because someone thought she was a witch, or decided to call her a witch? Depressingly, this isn’t a stray crime — according to these completely horrifying statistics, a ‘witchcraft’-related death is reported almost every third day in India. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data shows that 2,290 people – mostly women — were killed in India between 2001 and 2014 for witchcraft, and we can guess what these numbers have become in 2016.

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