South Carolina Woman Suffers Burns, Loss Of Sight After Boyfriend Dumps Tar On Her

A Summerville, SC, woman suffered from burns and loss of sight after her boyfriend dumped tar on her, reportedly for waking him up.

Summerville officers responded to a home in reference to a domestic disturbance, writes When officers got to the front door they found a woman covered in a black liquid.

The woman was crying and saying,”It burns” repeatedly. The woman told the officers that her boyfriend had assaulted her.

According to the woman, the incident started when she went to wake Owens from a nap.

A police report states the boyfriend punched the victim in the face and threw roofing tar on her. The victim reported that she started to lose vision and couldn’t see.

According to the victim, Owens also threw her into a wall and a television during the fight.

An officer said there was a brief moment when the victim was able to open her eyes and the officer could see the victim’s eyes were “swollen, watery and bloodshot.”

Police said other injuries included a cut on her arm which was consistent being cut by a sharp object, a contusion above her left eye, multiple contusions on her right arm and shoulder.

The victim reported that she felt a burning sensation on her face and body.

Boyfriend pours tar on woman after she wakes him up


Reductio Ad Hitlerum

What is reductio ad Hitlerum?

According to Wikipedia, reductio ad Hitlerum, Latin for “reduction to Hitler,” is a term coined by German-American philosopher Leo Strauss in 1951.  The idea is that in an argument, people invoke Hitler or Nazis to prove their point.

According to, one example is this:

Hitler was in favor of eugenics.
Therefore, eugenics is wrong.

However, here is a counter-example:

Hitler was a vegetarian.
Therefore, vegetarianism is wrong.

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Slave Case From 2003 Finally Resolved In Court

Recently, Scott Schweickert confessed to the murder and dismemberment of two men in Tampa Bay, Florida. Schweickert faced Judge Vivian Corvo as they discussed every sordid detail of the killings.

Schweickert said that he and Steve Lorenzo drugged, raped and murdered the two victims on separate occasions after leaving a Tampa Bay bar in December of 2003. Schweickert stated that he and Lorenzo developed a plan to  meet single, gay men, take them to Steven Lorenzo’s Tampa home and make them permanent slaves.

He said the two would be sex slaves that they would trade or kill when they tired of them.

“After almost 14 years of having to go through waiting for this trial, which I shouldn’t have had to done, it should’ve been done a lot sooner than 14 years,” said Pam Williams, the mother of one of the victims.

According to The Tampa Bay Times, the plea agreement states that Schweickert agrees to testify against Lorenzo, whom he long ago implicated in the two men’s killings.

Schweickert is already serving a 40-year sentence for conspiring to use and distribute the “date-rape” drug GHB.

Schweickert met Lorenzo online in 2003 and the two men talked about their interest in “bondage, torture and sadomasochistic sexual activity with men,” according to The Tampa Bay Times.