There’s a child sex offender living in your community right now. There’s a very good chance that pretty much every suburb in Brisbane has a child sex offender lurking within it as we speak. I’m not in a position to judge how dangerous or otherwise Dennis Ferguson is, but at least we currently know where he is and can be reasonably confident he is being closely watched. I doubt we can say the same about the many other perpetrators of child sex offences living amongst us at the moment. — Bartlett’s Blog

One for The Godfather fans. Now you too can send a mafia message with your own horse head pillow. “A great conversation piece for the wannabe wise guy who has everything, and whose wife won’t let them own a revolver.” — Kropserkel

Tea with the Queen. The Queen has hosted her first garden party of the summer season for 8,000 of her loyal subjects. “For most, it comes once in a lifetime, if at all: an invitation on special stationery from the Lord Chamberlain reporting that he has been commanded by her majesty to invite you — YOU! — to a party at the palace.” — AP

Sex Crimes in the White House. Sex crime has a telltale signature, even when those directing the outrages are some of the most powerful men and women in the United States. How extraordinary, then, to learn that one of the perpetrators of these crimes, Condoleezza Rice, has just led the debate in a special session of the United Nations Security Council on the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. — Naomi Wolf in Huffington Post

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