1-29-15 (A Very Positive Story) The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes
The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes
The "most read" and "most shared" boxes on this website are compelling barometers of public interest. Giles Wilson asks: Do they tell us something about ourselves? Shortly before babies are born in Finland, they are given a present by the state. It's a cardboard box filled, not with marketing bumf, but with truly useful things for the baby's first few weeks. Clothes, including a snowsuit, hat and mittens, all in non-gender-specific colours. Towels, a thermometer, a picture book. For many babies, the cardboard box itself becomes their first bed. Every baby, whether rich or poor, privileged or deprived, destined for greatness or not, is entitled to the same start in life. Finns are, the subtext goes, born equal. (Webmaster's comment: And why doesn't the United States do this good thing? Because it would mean less money for the rich. Pop the brat out and get back to work!)
1-29-15 Ivorian police unit to investigate suspected ritual killings
Ivorian police unit to investigate suspected ritual killings
Police in Ivory Coast have set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children. More than 20 children have been kidnapped and killed across the country in recent weeks and most of the bodies have shown signs of mutilation.
1-28-15 Child watch: The apps that let parents 'spy' on their kids
Child watch: The apps that let parents 'spy' on their kids
Think your kid's being bullied? Or sending sexts? Or dealing drugs? There's an app for that. In the United States, nearly 80% of teenagers own mobile phones. About half of those are smartphones - with access to the internet, games, cameras and social media. (Webmaster's comment: High School CHILDREN, and that's exactly what they are, are inclined to do some really dumb things without considering the consequences. Their sex hormones are running wild, and they run wild, and they exhibit little of the common sense that many adults have. But should they be monitored and spied upon for their own good, or do we just let them take their chances? A good question.)
1-27-15 Amazon Japan 'co-operating' with police after raid
Amazon Japan 'co-operating' with police after raid
Japanese police raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.
1-21-15 Prince Andrew sex claims: Fresh documents filed in US court
Prince Andrew sex claims: Fresh documents filed in US court
The woman who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual misconduct has repeated the claims in fresh US court documents. She alleges she was forced by financier Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with the prince when she was a minor in the US.
1-11-15 Sold in Myanmar and trafficked to China
Sold in Myanmar and trafficked to China
Jonah Fisher reports on woman and children being bought, sold and trafficked from Myanmar to China. Eight thousand yuan ($1,300; £830): That was the price for a cute four-year-old Burmese girl from a broken home.
1-8-15 Father charged as girl, five, thrown off US bridge
Father charged as girl, five, thrown off US bridge
A Florida man has been charged with murder after police say he threw his five-year-old daughter off a bridge in St Petersburg. The girl, who was dropped into 60ft (18m) of water, was found about an hour later and pronounced dead at hospital.
1-6-15 Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics?
Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics?
Japan's comics and cartoons - known as manga and anime - are a huge cultural industry and famous around the world. But some are shocking, featuring children in sexually explicit scenarios. Why has Japan decided against banning this material? (Webmaster's comment: Dumb question! Because it appeals to many males' built-in sex drive and BECAUSE OF THE MONEY. Freedom and Liberty does not include promoting sex with children regardless of the money involved and regardless of primitive male sex drives!)