Monthly Archives: October 2015

Librivox Free Audiobooks: Dracula…

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Date: October 21, 2015

01) Dracula

“LibriVox recording of Dracula, by Bram Stoker.

The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. The author didn’t invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the public’s imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. Listen and you will meet not only the Count himself, but heroes Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing, plus an array of madmen, psychiatrists, and fair maidens who cross paths with the fanged menace. (Summary by Paula)”

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U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies…


Date: October 19, 2015

I know that there is some dispute and doubt, over reports like this one…But this general issue has resurfaced, over and over and over…I feel justified in what I am about to post.

01) U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies


“Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally “boy play,” and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene — in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records.

The policy has endured as American forces have recruited and organized Afghan militias to help hold territory against the Taliban. But soldiers and Marines have been increasingly troubled that instead of weeding out pedophiles, the American military was arming them in some cases and placing them as the commanders of villages — and doing little when they began abusing children.

“The reason we were here is because we heard the terrible things the Taliban were doing to people, how they were taking away human rights,” said Dan Quinn, a former Special Forces captain who beat up an American-backed militia commander for keeping a boy chained to his bed as a sex slave. “But we were putting people into power who would do things that were worse than the Taliban did — that was something village elders voiced to me.”

The policy of instructing soldiers to ignore child sexual abuse by their Afghan allies is coming under new scrutiny, particularly as it emerges that service members like Captain Quinn have faced discipline, even career ruin, for disobeying it.”

The more I see of the U.S. government’s behavior…the more convinced I become, that they don’t honestly give a shit about children and young people…they just impose their will subjectively, wherever and however it fits their own agenda.

All the warm and fuzzy talk about liberating Afghans…Or Iraqis…or whomever…

…But, hey…”If a few kids get chained to beds and raped repeatedly, it’s not their business”…

I guess those kids are just taking one for the Afghan team?…Their sacrifice is for the long term prize?

…So…We cant have a mutual, consensual, loving, tender and gentle relationship, as pedosexuals right here in the U.S, without being thrown into prison…but if you’re born in Afghanistan, and become a commander [or warlord], then you can rape young boys to your hearts content, and the U.S. government will back you up?

Yeah…Yeah.

…Take a bow, Uncle Sam…You are the model of sickening hypocrisy…and you’re a hate filled bigot.

Animal abuse registry signed into law in Orange County…


Date: October 16, 2015

01) Animal abuse registry signed into law in Orange County

“Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus on Friday signed Rocky’s Law, which aggressively protects animals and ensures that convicted abusers cannot own them while placed on a public registry. “

Yes…there is a new registry…

I’m torn on this one…I mean, I am against registries…Yet, people can be horrendously cruel, towards animals of other species.

I’m wondering if this is going to be a publically available register…and if the convictions are going to be specified.

…And what does it cover?…If one forgets to feed “Flipper” in the goldfish bowl, will they be charged with neglect?…It is an act of cruelty leading to the death of an animal, after all.

What about animals raised to be eaten?…That’s an awful fate…but I doubt they’re much protected, with this.

Of course…the relevance here, is that registries have expanded outside the realm of sex offenses…This is history being made.

There’s a whole world of quagmire to cause…Why stop with only the sexual undesirables?…Right?

Warwick University student, George Lawlor, divides opinion after opposing Union’s sex consent lessons…


Date: October 16, 2015

01) Warwick University student, George Lawlor, divides opinion after opposing Union’s sex consent lessons

“A student at the University of Warwick has divided opinion online after speaking out against being invited to sex consent training lessons – a move, he says, was ‘the biggest insult I’ve received in a good few years’.

Writing in online student publication The Tab, politics and sociology student George Lawlor described how he was excited to receive an invite to what he thought was a social event, but says his crushing disappointment quickly melted away to be overcome by anger when he realised what he was being invited to.”

Well…I’m very sympathetic.

I remember back in military basic training, how they gathered us to hear a talk on sexual conduct under the UCMJ [Uniform Code of Military Justice].

I didn’t really think anything of it…It was common sense stuff….But this was a highly structured and disciplined environment, where they treat you like you’re an idiot 90% of the time…So…you just kind of roll with it.

Thing is…of the things they warned us about…I could stand there and say, I was never going to do that to begin with.

In some ways I understood it…I mean, we’d been pent up there for months…sexual energy, and all that was building up…Some people don’t behave rationally, when it gets like that. And, we were now under the UCMJ…a legal system all it’s own. So, there was a legitimate framework for the lecture.

It still didn’t get lost on me, that they were talking about common sense things…stuff no decent, respectful person would do, in the first place.

…I didn’t need to be informed [or ordered] not to do it.

It’s kind of curious, that this has become so much more mainstream…Because we have this in the U.S., also.

I don’t blame institutions for making their sexual conduct rules crystal clear…

…But it is patently offensive, to begin from a viewpoint that males [in general] must be taught how to not be a rapist.

I think most of us are not rapists by nature, in the first place…And that mindset is only saddling us with something we don’t deserve.

Christina Hoff Sommers – In Depth…


Date: October 15, 2015

01) Christina Hoff Sommers – In Depth


If I even need to say this at all…please forgive the Christina Hoff Sommers “marathon” this month.

I know listening to each one of these interviews and speeches can get repetitive, and I don’t blame you, if you opt out of listening to some of them. I didn’t set out to do this, but I found all these great interviews…and I wanted to add them to this blog.

Christina represents a form of feminism, which I embrace.

I also greatly appreciate her speaking out against this “third wave [and “fourth wave”?] feminism”, which has been very disturbing and alarming for so many of us to watch develop.

Just one reason why I think we cant get enough of Christina.

Librivox Free Audiobooks: Frankenstein (Edition 1831)…

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Date: October 13, 2015

01) [Archive.Org] Librivox Free Audiobooks: Frankenstein (Edition 1831)


“LibriVox recording of Frankenstein (Edition 1831) by Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft. Read by Thomas A. Copeland.

A mentally unstable genius, Victor Frankenstein, inspired by the dreams of ancient alchemists and empowered by modern science, creates a humanoid but fails to nurture and educate it after it comes to life. It wanders alone into a hostile world, where fear of its size and ugliness subjects it to violence and ostracism, which in time it learns to blame upon its maker. As compensation for its suffering, it demands that he create a companion with whom to share its outcast life. Moved by the creature’s account of its sufferings, the scientist agrees, but a long period of procrastination awakens doubts that ultimately cause him to break his promise. In retaliation, the creature begins a campaign of vengeance. Although its serious crimes are limited to those which will wound its maker’s heart, Victor imagines much more widespread harm, supposing the human race itself to be the creature’s intended victim. There then follows a chase into the frozen north, which the creature prolongs so as to destroy his pursuer by exposure and exhaustion.

This story, narrated by Victor, forms a frame surrounding the creature’s tale of its wanderings, education, and unhappy encounters with human beings. Victor’s narrative is itself framed within a series of letters written by the young mariner who rescues him from an iceberg while engaged in his own ambitious scientific endeavor, searching for the North Pole.

This novel was begun while the author and her lover, Percy Shelley, were in hiding from her father and Percy’s wife on the shores of Lake Geneva, where they were the frequent house guests of Lord Byron. The young people all began to write “ghost” stories, but only Mary’s was destined to enjoy success. The novel was published in 1818. Percy contributed a preface and later made extensive emendations. After his death Mary herself thoroughly revised the text and published it again in 1831. This is the text read in this project. (Summary by Thomas Copeland)”

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