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Alabama Passes Law to Chemically Castrate Pedophiles

In the state of Alabama, certain types of sex offenders like pedophiles will now be chemically castrated by law before they are given parole. The legislation was signed into law by Alabama’s governor Kay Ivey, and will apply to all sex offenders who are convicted of crimes against children younger than 13.

For these offenders, chemicals will be used that will reduce their libido, and hopefully the likelihood of them repeating their crimes. Critics of the bill said that it was unconstitutional, claiming that it violates a person’s right to freedom from “cruel and unusual punishment.”

Attorney Raymond Johnson says the point of contention is the fact that this is happening once people have already paid their debt to society.

“They’re going to challenge it under the 8th Amendment Constitution. They’re going to claim that it is cruel and unusual punishment for someone who has served their time and for the rest of their life have to be castrated,” Johnson said.

The bill was initially introduced by Republican congressman Steve Hurst, who recently told CBS42 that the punishment fits the crime.

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Steve Hurst Alabama State Representative Photo Credit: Steve Hurst

“I had people call me in the past when I introduced it and said don’t you think this is inhumane? I asked them what’s more inhumane than when you take a little infant child, and you sexually molest that infant child when the child cannot defend themselves or get away, and they have to go through all the things they have to go through. If you want to talk about inhumane – that’s inhumane. If we do something of this nature it would deter something like this happening again in Alabama and maybe reduce the numbers,” Hurst said.

This is a practice that is actually not legal throughout most of the United States. There are only 8 states that currently allow chemical or surgical castration for extreme sex offenders, but even in these states, it is rarely ever actually used. Under Alabama’s new laws, this would be happening to every prisoner that fit the criteria, by law.

In 1996, California became the first state to pass a law allowing for chemical castration of certain sex offenders. In the years that followed, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, Oregon, and Washington also passed similar laws.

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However, as previously mentioned, the guidelines in most of these states are very loose, and this type of measure is rarely enforced, even in cases of crimes against children.

Chemical castration is an extreme measure for a modern industrialized society, but there are some cases where it could be plausible, according to experts. Earlier this week, we reported on the story of a disturbed man from the United Kingdom who avoided jail time after his third time getting caught with large stashes of child abuse images and videos.

The 36-year-old man was arrested with over a million illegal files on his home devices, which depicted graphic scenes of child sexual abuse. For over a decade, this man has been in and out of courthouses, repeating the same crimes over and over again.

This case is slightly different because the suspect only had images and videos, and because there was not a specific underage victim involved.

However, the drive to repeat the same crime over and over again is very similar among these types of predators. In cases where a predator has many underage victims and repeated offenses, a punishment like this is not unreasonable.

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Photo Credit: The Advocate

Alabama’s governor Kay Ivey has been in the national media spotlight for past several months, due to another piece of controversial legislation in the state. This May, Kay Ivey found herself at the center of a national debate on abortion, after signing one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

The legislation, called House Bill 314, “Human Life Protection Act,” bans all abortions in the state except when “abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk” to the woman. The bill will reclassify abortion as a Class A felony, which will be punishable by up to 99 years in prison for doctors who carry out the procedure.

However, the 74-year-old governor shocked her constituents this week, by signing a bill that legalized medical marijuana in the state. Kay Ivey has been the governor of Alabama for just two years, since 2017.

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The Dani cannibal tribe and their smoky dead ancestors

In the Baliem Valley, West Papua Province in Indonesia, lives a weirdly primitive tribe called the Dani People.

A few decades ago, Dani actively practiced ritual cannibalism. It is now reported that this tradition has been discontinued.

In their recent macabre history, there is no less a frightening tradition of smoked dried carcasses of their dead relatives over a fire. And also cutting off the phalanges of women’s fingers.

The phalanges were cut with a stone axe. This procedure is performed for those women who have lost a male relative: husband, son, brother or nephew, to emphasise the pain of loss and to appease the dead’s spirit.

The surgery was primitive and rough, but the wounds on the hands of the women healed well and fairly quickly.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

Recently, Italian photographer Gianluca Chiodini visited the village of Dani People and made unique color photographs.

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Chiodini wandered in the jungle for days trying to find the tribe and finally he was lucky.

The photographer shares:

“The natives greeted me warmly and did not even try to eat me.”

Gianluca was shocked to see the 250-year-old corpses of the dead, Dani’s “eternal” ancestors, completely black from smoking for a long time.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

The guide told the Italian that seven smoked mummies are stored in the village, but only two of them are allowed to be shown to strangers. The rest are taboos, and if the photographer tries to find them himself and photographs them, the natives could kill him.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

To prevent mummies from decomposing, they are removed daily and carefully smeared with ointment of herbs and lard. Then they are hung over the fire so that the smoke can penetrate well into the body. All this has been happening daily for 250 years.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

Dani people stopped eating their relatives only after 1990, at least officially. Now the meat they eat is mostly pork.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

The natives hunt wild pigs with bows and arrows. After being captured and killed, the pigs are wrapped in palm leaves and allowed to be smoked by fire, like the mummies of their ancestors.

When the meat is hot, it is considered ready. Men are the first to eat, and women and children eat what is left behind.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

Many women in the tribe have their fingers cut off, meaning they have lost many male relatives.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

Whether these deaths were in battle with neighboring tribes or through illness, history is silent …

Photo: Mediadrumimages / Gianluca Chiodini

Now, finger-cutting is also considered a forbidden procedure and in young women the fingers are already intact but you can still see the amputated hands of the older women.

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Shri Karni Mata – Mysterious Temple in India

Deep in the Thar desert, a temple crawling with thousands of holy rats. 

The theme of the emergence of the embryos of civilization on our planet is relentlessly raised in the world. Some are convinced that aliens contributed to this, adherents of Darwinism insist on a different point of view. However, if we consider the first version, there are suggestions that humanity is obliged to rats, which aliens experimented with, in the hope of inventing man. Indeed, the rat and man really have a lot in common, including the genome.

In fact, in the world there is even a temple dedicated to rats. It is located in the Indian city of Deshnok. The name of this temple comes from the name of the mysterious Indian woman – Karni Mata, who was lucky enough to live for more than 150 years. There is a legend according to which this woman was an influential person in the politics and spiritual life of the country, then she suddenly disappeared right in front of her followers. This happened in March 1538. Also, the legend says that Karni is a real embodiment of the goddess Durga.

The temple of rats was built precisely during the life of this divine woman, and its inhabitants (rats) inhabited this temple as the followers of the mysterious Karni Mata disappeared from the face of the earth. According to legend, after death, each student of Karni’s mother turned into a rat and came to a place of concentration of spiritual forces. At the moment, the family of these animals in the temple has about 25 thousand individuals.

There is a belief that if you eat and drink with these rats from one vessel, a person will be able to get rid of all his illnesses and hardships, and also be reborn into such a beast after death.

That is why thousands of pilgrims flock to this temple from all over India and all over the world.

As eyewitnesses testify, rats there really feel quite freely and behave in a businesslike manner. They even have about five hundred families from the human race who bring them offerings, put things in order and organize the rules for visiting the temple with tourists. There is an indestructible rule that if any of the temple visitors accidentally do fatal harm to a rat, he will be required to replace it with a silver or gold figurine.

Despite all the oddities of what is happening in the Sri Karni Mata temple, the question still remains open: why, out of the many sacred animals existing in India, did mother Karni give preference to rats? After all, cats are worthy, and dogs are faithful, and cows are so pure and peaceful. Why are rats honored to have their own temple? Is it because this is one of the wisest and most unusual creatures on earth?

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Chinese geneticists create huge super-pigs

In the last few years, due to the deadly African swine fever (ASF), there has been a significant shortage of pork in China.

More than one million sick and potentially sick animals have been killed in an effort to stem the epidemic.

Experts predict that by 2020, the country will face a shortage of pork of 10.8 million tonnes.

In an attempt to overcome this situation, geneticists are involved who, through DNA editing, are trying to create “super-pigs” that will be more resistant to disease. They will grow much faster and will be much larger in size than regular pigs.

According to media reports, experimental animals have already been bred and kept on research farms. But, photos have not yet been released to the press.

Pigs. Themed photo

Scientists at the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences are working on the experiments. In addition to the size and disease resistance, they also try to make pork tastier.

Zhao Zhango, a leading researcher, said that a major priority for him and his colleagues was to create a pig resistant to the African plague.

Journalists were able to find that giant pigs that had DNA edited would grow faster and gain more meat, not fat. They will weigh more than 500 kg and will be nearly the size of a polar bear. Currently, the average Chinese pig weighs 175-200 kg.

Obviously, these monstrous pigs will resemble the famous Belgian muscle cattle.

African swine fever is not dangerous to humans but extremely contagious and deadly to pigs. In 2018, there have been outbreaks of plague in many Asian countries, not just China.

Therefore, the price of pork there has almost doubled.

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