news writer

3

Famous Chinese Writer Arrested for Four Murders

“The Beautiful Writer who Killed” was the planned title for Liu Yongbiao’s (53) next novel and the plot would follow a female author who committed a series of crimes without being caught. Now authorities are seeing the premise as a sort of confession from Yongbiao, since he’s been arrested for something similar.

On November 29 1995, four people were killed in a guest house in Huzhou, China. Two men broke in the place to rob one of the guests and ended up beating him to death. After, they also murdered the couple that owned the house and their 13 year old grandson. Police were unable to identify the two killers, despite having a physical description of them, and the case went cold for over two decades.

Advances in DNA and fingerprint technology recently led investigators to Yongbiao and his alleged accomplice, a man named as Wang (64). Reports of Yongbiao’s arrest claim that he welcomed the police that came to arrest him saying “I’ve been waiting for you all this time”, and that he confessed in a video and also sent a letter to his wife saying that he could now be “free from the mental torment I’ve endured for so long.” If convicted, he faces the death penalty. 

And just like that, everything was over again.
Just like that, I was shattered all over again.
Just like that I knew,
I had to begin again.
And just like that,
I had to drag myself out to
a new beginning (again)
-Just like that we were over again
—  Dianadabdi
Supernatural:  10 Lessons From Tonight’s Episode.

“Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets,” season 12, episode 10

1.  Dean has no concept of personal space or social propriety.

And Sam, as always, is the perpetually done third wheel.

2.  He is also an embarrassingly worried boyfriend.

Look at this asshole, just swooping in out of nowhere to check in on his bae.  Fucking whipped. 

3.  And just embarrassing in general.

4.  Cas’s sass levels are astronomical. 

Crowley could probably take lessons from him at this point, to be honest.

5.  Cas has zero time for the gender binary (and has always been hot and done.)

Look at this bad bitch, hopping from gender to gender like a Virginia Woolf protagonist.  He knows that the binary is a useless human construct, and he ain’t got time for that shit.  

6.  He’s also always been really, really cute (and really, really not straight.)

One thing I love about Cas getting an (adult) female vessel is it not only confirms his lack of definable gender (which we’ve seen with other angels, but a main character is a different matter entirely), is that it ends the notion of his heterosexuality.  So you say he’s always been attracted to girls?  Well, at the very least, that makes him a genderfluid lesbian.  

In other news, the writers played themselves, and Cas is now technically confirmed to be as straight as that (adorable) jaunty hat he’s wearing.

7.  Dean is getting much better at emotional honesty.

Words I’ve been waiting to hear since season six.

8.  *Nothing to say here, just incoherent sobbing.*

9.  He literally loves Cas more than life itself.

And everybody knows it.  Except Cas.

10.  But especially poor, poor, Sam.


Overall rating:  10/10 for gayness, cute 20th century attire, healthy communication, Cas centricity, and worried Dean.  Well done, SPN!  


Gif credit to:  @shirtlesssammy, @codestielckles, @supernaturaldaily, @novaks, @yourfavoritedirector,  @deanslittlebabyboy

my beautiful lover, he’s a complicated mess:
of hidden muscles and sinews that pull the world’s weight;
and a skin so smooth his tears roll off it like pearls over marble;
my quiet lover, he’s a self-made mystery:
of destroyed family portraits and broken glass,
i can hear the crunching sound everytime he clenches his gloved hands
my broken lover, he’s a system of failing organs and collapsing worlds:
of purple galaxies that look a lot like bruises, his father’s beliefs printed on his back like the rawest, reddest form of education
of heirlooms that must be kept in secret and eyes like polished serpentine


but my lover walks like a general and thinks like a king;
ambition shining in those bright green pools like jewels.
and i’ll admit: it only took me an eternity
to realize i was in love with a tragedy

—  boys like him are made of wounds and secrets / warner
5

Houston high school teacher and comic writer James Bretney under investigation for anti-Muslim tweets

  • A high school teacher in Houston, Texas, is in hot water for posting a series of anti-Muslim remarks online.
  • On Wednesday, Houston’s Fox 26 reported that the Houston Independent School District is currently investigating James Bretney, a ninth grade teacher at Sterling Aviation High School, after he confessed to making a series of Islamophobic tweets.
  • Some of those tweets included phrases like “I hate Islam” and “Embrace Islam and you embrace death.”
  • Bretney, who also is a comic book writer, tweeted those comments under the username of @lordetiberius. Several Twitter users have publicly made complaints about Bretney’s Islamophobia and harassment online. His account has been suspended from Twitter. Read more (3/16/17 11:41 AM)

follow @the-movemnt

AMERICAN PRISON SYSTEM

Criminologist here, strap in. Spread this message.


So prisoners under the 13th amendment are able to be considered slaves and/or servants. They are excluded as people and are such seen as property of the state. The exclusionary clause of the 13th amendment removes them from the 14th amendment’s equal protections, somewhat. The 3/5ths compromise is still on the books, but is simply never used. 


Thus private prisons have not been paying taxes on their slaves. All that property being leased from the US government, that privatized prisons haven’t payed for.

Now prisoners are still given some protections. Such as they are still considered citizens and still protected via the 8th amendment. This follows the further-protections clause. Minimum wage laws apply to all working US Citizens. If a prisoner is a citizen, they should be getting paid for their work or equally compensated. Many work for 10-13¢ an hour. 

There is no further compensation. One could argue they need to cover their own room and board, but they are property on lease from the federal government. It is simply maintenance. Prisoners who have or do work have had their funds stolen from them. Often times these people are not well off monetarily in life and as a system the prisons ILLEGALLY steal due to the clause of the 13th amendment.

Essentially the 13th amendment is used to justify slave wages when in fact it nullifies taxation (as one cannot tax property itself) on wages and privatized prisons have ignored a loophole leading to massive tax fraud.

 I’m just a kid from Philly who realized some stuff. But please, read this over. Disperse it if you can.

::: The scales of justice reside in Libra and her 7th house. Signs or planets positioned in the 7th house show the individual’s interpersonal skills and how they are inclined to implement social fairness, equilibrium and moral principles among the given public ::: 

Aries/mars in the 7th is a lawful fighting spirit; mars show what one fights for, where one’s energy is directed to with passion. These positions may battle and forcefully advocate for justice, protecting the weak-willed and dispirited. Could be found directly confronting and policing the wrongdoings of members of society.

Taurus/Venus in the 7th publicly supports preservation of aesthetic principles and may resist wrongful social injustices with forms of art or music. Conveys messages of appreciating all forms of beauty to the public, such as art, nature or encouraging self-love. Stresses the importance of values and resources, motivating the people to become smart about their money as to build stable foundations for themselves and the public.

Gemini/Mercury in the 7th  will urge people to speak up, because they are passionate about equal communication. Will be found as spokespersons for public causes, having primary concerns for education, literature, media, neighborhood well-being and other social exchanges that promote cultivation of the mind and connectivity with others.

Cancer/Moon in the 7th is inclined to serve as the protector of the masses. They are especially emotional about children, feminine, elderly and family ideologies and vow preservation of their rights. Can promote education about feminine principles such as through women studies, female sexuality, women psychology or pregnancy/motherhood. The mother of society.

Leo/Sun in the 7th believes everyone has a given birthright to make themselves known and validated, and so can battle for social justice of individuals in front of cameras or through public performance. This generates a charismatic spokesperson, journalist/writer or news reporter type of trend, where they use their creativity and inviting charm to engage and inform people on important issues. Advocates for self-expression of all forms as to validate identities of the public.  

Virgo/Mercury in the 7th believes in social purification and refinement and will critically question, analyze, and digest the flaws of the public in order to fix them. They are well-versed in organization through discriminating and picking apart facets of the public and then bringing them together in synthesization, a constant restructure. Believes society should always continue to improve itself. May also advocate for healthcare and mental/physical wellness. 

Libra/Venus in the 7th wants to bring attention to the importance of Union; the skill of relating to others as to view them impartially, and promoting equitable relationships/marriage. They appreciate and advocate any form of social awareness that emphasizes fairness and justice. The mediator of society. 

Scorpio/Pluto in the 7th holds severe convictions that can tear apart any corruption of morals that the public tries to keep secret. They become the social surgeon, dissecting and forcefully questioning the public as to bring attention to illicit and unlawful concepts and to reform social structure & punish accordingly. Also ones to advocate for sexual liberation and crime control. Wants to break society and build it up from the ashes. 

Sagittarius, Jupiter and the 9th house govern over spiritual & universal law referring to fundamental ethics and morals and so Jupiter/Sagittarius in the 7th makes for an individual who has strong intuition on “what is right and what is wrong.” They have an acute eye for justice on a cosmic scale and advocate for tolerance and acceptance, especially of culture, spirituality and religion. Could also advocate for nature and animal protection as well as promote college education and traveling as to expand the mind & learn the ways of other societies through experience.

Capricorn, Saturn and the 10th house govern legal law and authority, so Capricorn/Saturn in the 7th here could lay down karmic law with the totality of their firm, disciplined and severe influence, providing protection and structure of moral principles. They implement the importance of rules, respect, responsibility and Order and could serve the public as established mentors to convey these concepts. The backbone of society.

Aquarius/Uranus in the 7th urges justice and liberation of corrupt laws to build a progressive and equal future, conveying change as a good thing. Will often be found questioning authority and rules that don’t seem to make sense. Advocates Union with the universal collective; emphasizing community involvement & the importance of working together. Could advocate for technology and scientific advancement, as well as normalization and equal-rights for the “unconventional” and “outcasted” parts of the public. Brings awareness to the masses, genuinely believing everyone should be enlightened on social problems. The shock factor of society. 

Pisces/Neptune in the 7th is horrified by social injustices concerning the unfortunate, suffering, ill and forgotten parts of the public, creating a sensitive and universally empathetic soul that gives themselves emotionally to the collective. They resonate with others and genuinely have a dream to “save” society from adversities. Inclined to advocate for the protection and renewal of hospitals, prisons and asylums. 

The best horror writer of the 20th century you’ve probably never heard of was a British woman who looked like a benign but mildly dotty Hogwarts teacher. But do not miss the occult mischief behind those 1980s mom-glasses; in a fairly standard Angela Carter story, Harry Potter would be mauled to death by a werewolf before a pan-species initiation of Hermione’s pubescent sexual power. She made things weird like that, which is why she was great.
— 

Hemlock Grove author Brian McGreevy delivers a tribute to feminist horror writer Angela Carter over on Vulture.

More book news here.