Daily Archives: February 2, 2019

Atheist Debates – Personal Testimony vs Data…


Atheist_Media
….

Date: February 02, 2019

01) Atheist Debates – Personal Testimony vs Data


“A lengthy discussion about politics and religion over my Xmas vacation resulted in a strange conversation roadblock about whether it was more justified to rely on personal testimony than data.

Much like trying to convince someone that they DO, in fact, value logic…by using logic, we can similarly show that they ARE valuing data, and that the primary difference is what they know or trust about the source – and whether or not that trust is warranted.”

….
Atheist_Media_SB_ArchiveAtheist Media Links

Republican Gets TRIGGERED Over Senator’s Boots…


Date: February 02, 2019

01) Republican Gets TRIGGERED Over Senator’s Boots


“Jim Zeigler couldn’t keep himself together when he saw Kyrsten Sinema’s boots.

An Alabama state official tried to shame Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for wearing a dress and boots on the U.S. Senate floor.

Jim Ziegler, the Republican state auditor, posted photos of the Arizona Democrat on a Facebook page identifying himself as an Alabama elected official and then on his personal account, reported AL.com.

He captioned the photos: “What newly elected AZ democrat senator wore to work.”

Ziegler initially posted that Sinema “took the floor improperly attired,” but he later deleted that direct comment on the senator’s clothing.

Some of the GOP official’s social media followers commented on Sinema, saying she was dressed like an exotic dancer or prostitute, but others bashed Ziegler for insulting the senator.

Ziegler also used the post to attack Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), who can be partially seen in one of the photos.

Citation:
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/alabama-republican-bizarrely-attacks-sen-kyrsten-sinema-wearing-dress-work-improperly-attired/

…I like the boots.

Do You Really Believe That Allowing Kids to Openly Choose An Adult or Peer Sexual Companion, Will Reduce Sexual Brutality?…


….

Date: February 02, 2019

“Do You Really Believe That Allowing Kids to Openly Choose An Adult or Peer Sexual Companion, Will Reduce Sexual Brutality?”

Although I disagree with some of the notions surrounding it…I am encouraged by the more recent trend, in which people are calling for the lifting of celibacy on Catholic priests…

…It shows that some people understand…you cannot suppress the sexuality in a sexual being, and expect that there aren’t going to be very negative consequences…

In the cases of the priests…many have [allegedly] forced themselves sexually, upon children and youth…in a setting which is extremely contradictory to such behavior, and without the child/youth’s explicit interest in said behavior, with said priest.

If people can wrap their minds around the fact…that sexually satisfied priests will be unlikely to engage in such unwanted behavior…it seems to me…the only thing seriously holding us back, is the people who stubbornly hang onto the sexual superstition…that “children [and youth] are not sexual beings”…when clearly they are.

It’s one of the all time, big social lies…which everybody is expected to repeat, and pretend that it’s true…when deep down…we know that it is not…In our gut, we know it is not true…If we look into the research, we know that it is not true…Yet, we are expected to behave as though it were true, to enforce an ideology about “how society is supposed to function”…

…And the sexual child is supposedly “so dangerous”, to the alleged way that “society is supposed to function”.

Truth in this matter is…if we would get real…and just start approaching the reality of sexual children, and their needs, as they exist…we would be light years ahead of where we are now, where it comes to addressing child on child, youth on youth, youth on child and child on youth, sexual brutality.

As things stand…we are perpetually mired down, in closing our eyes and displaying a complete denial…over what is so obviously right in front of us.

Here is what I propose:

Children and youth need complete sexual education…They need a legally recognized right to sexual expression…They need open options…They need someone, who can give positive structure to their sexuality…be that a peer or someone older…

This is the only practical way…in which we will have any chance in reducing real child on child, youth on youth, sexual violence.

We have to start being real about things…and start helping children and youth manage their sexuality…

…Otherwise…by default…we are embracing and fostering, the rape of children and youth, which happens at the hands of children and youth.

…and we don’t want that…

…Do we?


….
In_Self_Defense_The_Midnight_Archives_SB_Archive

Hi-Phi Nation: The Pre-Crime Unit…


TAP-Net_Radar_3
….

Date: February 02, 2019

01) The Pre-Crime Unit

“We investigate the technology and morality behind predictive policing technologies.

Predictive-policing technology is spreading across the country, and Los Angeles is the epicenter. A small group of L.A. activists are in a lopsided campaign against billions of dollars in city, federal, and Silicon Valley money implementing software that predicts where and when the next crime is going to occur, and who are the likeliest perpetrators. Barry embeds with the Stop LAPD Spying coalition for a week in Skid Row, investigates how state-of-the-art predictive-policing programs work, and talks to sociologists and philosophers about how big data is changing the relationship between police and the communities they serve. We then turn to the justice of using statistical predictions for the purposes of profiling, prediction, and police intervention. This is Part 1 of 2 on the use of statistical algorithms in criminal justice. Guest voices include LAPD police commissioners, Hamid Khan, Jamie Garcia, Sarah Brayne, Flora Salim, and Renee Bollinger.

In Slate Plus: Barry talks to Sarah Brayne about the possibility of using surveillance technology to monitor police officers themselves.”

….
…..TAP-Net Website | Sub-Blog Archive

Parents of child sex crime victim want ND juvenile justice laws changed…


Date: February 02, 2019

01) Parents of child sex crime victim want ND juvenile justice laws changed

“A Fargo family wants to change North Dakota juvenile justice law after a minor recently sentenced for sexually assaulting their daughter faced what they say was inadequate punishment for the offense.

Legislation has been introduced to overhaul the state’s laws regarding sexual assault and juvenile justice, and Rosa and Ryan Strubbe of Fargo are its most prominent backers.

The Strubbes, who talked to WDAY-TV in an on-camera interview, say their 4-year-old daughter was raped three times by a 13-year-old boy when they left her in the care of family friends for five hours in September 2018.

Their daughter’s attacker was charged and sentenced, but the family says they feel let down by the state’s criminal justice system.

While juvenile court cases are not public, the 13-year-old boy was charged with rape, according to the Strubbes. He was recently sentenced to a year of supervised probation and therapy, they said.

But the family isn’t satisfied with the sentence.

North Dakota House Bill 1520 would mandate delinquent juvenile offenders found guilty of gross sexual imposition to be placed at a juvenile detention facility for 21 days to undergo psycho-sexual evaluation that would be reviewed by a court. It also would mandate risk assessments of minors accused of sexual misconduct.

But detractors say the proposed reforms would undermine due process and privacy for juveniles accused of crimes.”

You know…I just wonder…What…oh, what…whatever could have possibly served as an intervention, to stop this four year old from having been raped?…

…I cannot possibly recall…if I have ever had any constructive idea, a thousand times over or more…as to what a sexually aroused boy could do…where he could go…who he could approach…how he could deal with what he was experiencing, in a safe way…

…I’m just certain, I couldn’t answer any of those questions…

[/End Cynicism]