Smallville Actress Allison Mack Arrested in Sex Cult Trafficking Case

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#1

More evidence that the person you see on screen doesn’t necessarily represent who they really are.

I have so many questions.

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#2

this is the most surreal headline i’ve seen all week.

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#3

I read about this in WaPo and was just floored. I did not watch the show so I had no idea of who she is, but the whole situation is creepy as hell.

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#4

I don’t speak Latin, but “soror” is sister, and “ancilla” is slave woman, and what happened to proofreading?

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#5

I think that’s more of an interpretation rather than a mistranslation.

A literal translation seems to be “Master over the sisters who follow after him,” but “obsequious” in English more commonly means “servile,” and from “Master over the servile sisters” it’s a very small hop to “Master over the slave women.”

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#6

i watched the show and liked her character a lot. it’s just SO weird.

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#7

A small update, and an MO sighting.

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#8

So if scientology told all it’s followers to jump off a bridge…

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#9

One can only hope

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#10

I heard about this a while back, and couldn’t really bring myself to care. But, I love podcasts, and found this one interesting. Season one is about this whole kettle of fish, and is interesting even if I can’t get very worked up about it.

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#13

Every detail I read about this makes it stranger and stranger:

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#14

nexium

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#15

People are strange.

Some more so than others, apparently.

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#16

In retrospect, strange isn’t the correct word. I’m totally fine with strange. The more appropriate word for this situation is disturbing.

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#17

When the very rich see everything in sight as just an object to be manipulated, the troubles begin.

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#19

I’m curious why they are all pleading guilty.

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#20

Probably because they’re dead to rights…

… and possibly because there’s something worse out there that they’re also dead to rights on.

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#21

There’s also the possibility that they’re being offered slaps on the wrist to flip on Raniere, who is practically the only one not pleading guilty.

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