Monthly Archives: December 2015

Sex Offender Brunch!…

Date: December 31, 2015

01) Sex Offender Brunch!

“Published on Mar 30, 2015

When Josh Gravens was 12, he was locked up for three and a half years for touching his sister’s vagina. Upon his release, Gravens was added to the Texas Sex Offender Registry, a publicly searchable database that identifies him as the perpetrator of a sex crime and tracks where he lives. He was ostracized in high school, nearly chased out of college, and as an adult, has found it difficult to find work or lead a normal life.

When he was 19, Galen Baughman was sentenced to six and a half years for having a consensual relationship with a 14-year-old. When his release date came up, the state of Virginia refused to let him go on the grounds that he was a danger to society. So he served an additional three years; under Virginia’s civil commitment laws, he might have spent the rest of his life locked up.

Gravens and Baughman were the featured guests at an brunch held on March 22, 2015 at the home of Contributor Lenore Skenazy that was aimed at bringing attention to how our criminal justice system tramples on the rights of people charged with sex crimes.

Skenazy decided to host the brunch “not because I’m pro sex offender,” she says, “but because there are so many people with this label who pose no threat to children whatsoever, and I wanted the public to start realizing that.”

Listen to an mp3 of the entire one-hour-and-25-minute event:

Read Skenazy’s article about the event in the New York Daily News:

Read an interview on the topic with Skenazy in Salon:

Learn more about Josh Gravens, who could go back to prison for allegedly failing to register his most recent address with state authorities:

Produced, shot, and edited by Jim Epstein.

6 minutes and 11 seconds.

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Carl Sagan – The Demon Haunted World (FULL)…


Date: December 29, 2015

01) Carl Sagan – The Demon Haunted World (FULL)

“Carl Sagan muses on the current state of scientific thought, which offers him marvellous opportunities to entertain us with his own childhood experiences, the newspaper morgues, UFO stories and the assorted flotsam and jetsam of pseudo-science. Along the way he debunks alien abduction, faith-healing and channelling, refutes the arguments that science destroys spirituality, and provides a “baloney detection kit” for thinking through political, social, religious and other issues.”


Refuting the Irrefutable Proof of God…

Date: December 29, 2015

01) Refuting the Irrefutable Proof of God – part I

“Such bold claims! I took the bait and had to dispute refute and absolutely disprove allegedly indisputable irrefutable absolute proof of God. Mirror this one quickly, kids. This guy likes to control and discussion to keep it one-sided and in his favor.”

02) Refuting the Irrefutable Proof of God – part II

03) Refuting the Irrefutable Proof of God – part III

Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Arthur C. Clarke – God, The Universe and Everything Else (1988)…

Date: December 28, 2015

01) Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Arthur C. Clarke – God, The Universe and Everything Else (1988)

“Stephen Hawking, Arthur C. Clarke and Carl Sagan (via satellite) discuss the Big Bang theory, God, our existence as well as the possibility of extraterrestrial life.”

Old show…but good stuff.

Rare Level of Perception: Conflation of Ideas…

Date: December 28, 2015

01) 131. Conflation of Ideas

“Published on Dec 27, 2015

Mitch J, Chandler Klebs, and Jamie Soden talk about many different issues and their connection to the belief in free will. They try to clear up the confusion that results when people believe that people are choosing to be obese, choosing to be lazy, or choosing to be sexually attracted to someone. To the extent that we understand no one is freely choosing their thoughts and desires, we feel more empathy and desire to help those with unwanted circumstances rather than blaming and punishing them.”

Very mixed reaction, myself, but some will be interested in this.

For a lot of people who are not MAPs [Minor Attracted People]…what we see here, does represent hopeful progress in cultural thought evolution…They are exploring an issue foreign to themselves, while refraining from typical bile, violence and obscenity, which commonly finds it’s way into these discussions.

That is an objectively good thing…and to be welcomed.

The harder thing to grit your teeth and let pass…is all the stuff that comes up in these conversations…which you know, as a MAP, just really is not warranted…and is something…a stigma…a stereotype…a diminished social categorization, which you’ve been fighting so much of your life to combat and change.

…Being a pedosexual, is not a mental illness.

…This should not be mistaken for the very real issue, that some pedosexuals do go mentally ill, from a lifetime of social abuse and social pressures.

Pedosexuality is a sexual orientation…it is a biological function…It has nothing to do, with ones mental state of health.

Even the DSM 5 attests to this.

Conflating pedosexuality with mental illness, is a cultural thing…it is a cultural construct.

You can be perfectly well balanced, as a pedosexual.

The Fear Of Intergenerational Love…

Date: December 27, 2015

01) The Fear Of Intergenerational Love

“Published on Dec 13, 2015

The fear of love between people of different ages isn’t exactly the same but has been instilled in similar ways as the fear of same-sex people and those of different colors. It also reduces humanity’s compassion and results in cruelty.

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