Daily Archives: August 28, 2018

The DOJ’s Potential Plans To Create Title IX Sex Offender Database…


Date: August 28, 2018

01) The DOJ’s Potential Plans To Create Title IX Sex Offender Database

“Campus rights activists and some experts are alarmed by a notice in the August 1 Federal Register. The Department of Justice program “Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking” (SMART) plans to collect questionnaires from approximately fifty colleges and universities on behalf of its “Campus Information Sharing and Response Project.”

The forms are estimated to take 15 minutes to complete. The data on campus policies and procedures will include information on “individuals found responsible and sanctioned for campus sexual misconduct policy violations.” The public has until August 31 to comment.

SMART was established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. The Act not only created a federal sex offender registry but also instructed states to post the personal data of offenders in their jurisdictions online, including addresses and photographs.

Walsh slots sex offenders into three categories: Tier Three consists of the most serious criminals, who must register for life and report their location every three months. Tier Two offenders register for 25 years and report every six months. Tier One offenders register for 15 years and report every year.

Failure to comply is a felony. Those who do comply confront severe limitations in employment, education, and social access. Some professions are closed to them; many universities will not enroll them; they cannot reside in areas with easy access to children. According to SMART’s website, the program provides “jurisdictions with guidance” and technical assistance to implement Walsh. One of its major functions is to provide funding to create sex offender registries

The alarm bell rings from several directions.”

…..TAP-Net Website | Sub-Blog Archive

Bernie Declares Victory In DNC Reform Fight…

Date: August 28, 2018

01) Bernie Declares Victory In DNC Reform Fight

“The Democratic Party, still parsing the 2016 primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, on Saturday voted to limit the power of so-called “superdelegates” in selecting the party’s presidential nominee. It’s a win for the party’s left, members of which have voiced concerns that the prior system favored pre-ordained picks and diminished voters’ say.

The Democratic National Committee in a meeting in Chicago on Saturday voted to approve the change, which prevents superdelegates from voting on the first ballot in a contested national convention…


The Truth About John McCain…

Date: August 28, 2018

01) The Truth About John McCain

“US President Donald Trump will not attend the funeral of his political antagonist John McCain, a spokesman for the late senator has said.

“The president will not be, as far as we know, attending the funeral,” said McCain family friend Rick Davis. “That’s just a fact.”

Mr Davis read out a posthumous message from McCain that appeared to take a thinly veiled dig at Mr Trump.

In the message, McCain urged Americans not to “hide behind walls”…


I’m the same…

…I don’t like being callous, in the aftermath of a recent death…There’s too many complex things going on…and it’s important to have some respect for the family…

…But I feel dirty and hypocritical, about the notion of revising the past.

…I think that truth outweighs all else…We just don’t have to shove it in the face of the newly grieving.

New boy love book now available…

Date: August 28, 2018

01) New boy love book now available

A bit late to this…I’m not sure if you can actually get a copy, at the moment.

“The Unorthodox Thing About Love by Jonas Boehm

Synopsis: While grieving the loss of his twin sister, Reuben meets Jonathan, a lonely teenage boy who finds himself unabashedly interested in the stranger to the Cleveland Orthodox Jewish community. Both outcasts, the two develop a friendship in full view of a harsh religious environment.

Reuben’s life is shattered without the one person who understood him. Jonathan is faced with family and school pressures to become a religious scholar, something he isn’t sure he wants. As the two spend time learning more about each other, they discover a world exists beyond the black and white of religious law, and when raw feelings surface, they struggle with the consequences of their attraction.

But their secret gets exposed. Religion and society try to tear their forbidden love apart. As they work through their feelings for each other, religious leaders and a powerful international Jewish organization unite to put a stop to their relationship. Jonathan and Reuben must decide whether to fight their religion and embrace their love or walk away and conform to tradition.

This coming-of-age, intergenerational romance touches on the idea that we don’t get to choose who we love and that love is its own authority, unbound by gender, religion, and law.