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No More “Age Verification” Free Video Embedding…


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Date: March 23, 2017

I’ve stopped using the embedding code, that sidesteps the YouTube age verification.

Potentially, you’ve noticed that a lot of the embedded videos from YouTube are all giving a playback error?

For years, I’ve used the embedding code that is supposed to let anyone watch a video outright, without worrying about logging into YouTube to verify their age…This was done as a courtesy to my visitors.

As always…YouTube has recently made changes to their website…and from the looks of it, they’ve disabled this method of embedding…whether intentional, or not.

This means for me, that I have already dropped the usage of it…To be honest, it was annoying having to deal with a few things about it, anyway…I’m glad to be done with it.

But, now a ton of embedded videos won’t play on this blog…Fortunately, this is why I’ve always included a direct link to the YouTube video page…So, there should be no real issue…Just click on the link…Watch it on YouTube.

All the best…

– Steve

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Boy-love: Part 1: and Amazon.com “Listmania!” Entry…


Date: July 10, 2012

01) Boy-love: Part 1

I don’t feel too well, about encouraging people to buy through Amazon.com…but it is interesting, given their BoyLove Books Holocaust, that a number of fictional titles dealing with this subject matter, still remain available.

…Guess they just wanted to whitewash the scientifically sound research, and the politically incorrect real life experiences.

I recommend trying to find/buy these titles elsewhere, but the list itself may be of interest to you.

Legalize Love?: When the speech is eminently safe…


Date: July 8, 2012

01) Legalize Love… Your views…

02) Google to Launch Global Legalize Love Campaign

…I am left quite underwhelmed…

It would be wrong of me to ever suggest that no circumstances exist, where it might be dangerous to talk about “gay rights”, etc…

…but when it comes to the politically correct perverts [the socially privileged ones]…this whole parade of support and love, which seems to be the embodiment of a tipping point…it feels so…

…It’s like, all the people who would never dream of taking any stand on anything that matters, or is truly on the cutting edge of controversy vs tolerance…Those people come flooding in like lemmings, because today…it no longer honestly costs them anything, to “make this stand”.

…and they all feel, and deem themselves, good…and righteous…and morally superior…for giving lip service, to a path which is today well paved…having been first ventured, traveled, beaten down and eventually improved, by the people who actually started it, stuck by it and paid for it [with everything from their lives, to their blood and sweat, and more]…

So many people are now vocal…and they’ve never walked in these shoes…They don’t even know what it is like, nor understand first hand…why things must change…They are out there, because it is the “feel good” thing to be doing.

I am pleased to see wide support, for people trying to make gains on their human freedoms [and the security afforded to them]…It just frustrates me, how trite it feels…now that “gay rights” have been institutionalized.

To my mind, “gay rights” today is summed up by two second sound bites, and an endless onslaught of mindless parrots…people who’ve latched onto this concept, that all everyone needs to do is say the exact same agreed upon slogan, and create a wall of impenetrable refusal to even discuss…let alone, think. It’s about locking out honest enquiry, and shouting down [drowning out] different voices.

That is one thing I will never accept about the “gay rights” movement…It’s extremely smarmy, and it flushed it’s integrity down the toilet years ago…Anymore, much of what they do has managed to become little more than mind control.

Of course…I needn’t point out the selfish outlook of “gay rights”, at a place like this…nor it’s snake tongue…A little bit of power to wield, and they’ve proven themselves not to mind turning on other people, nor denying others the exact same things they so passionately argue “they” deserve…while parading “their” sad stories, and showing how bad oppression of this sort is for “them”…[apparently, nobody else suffers this fate, or if they do…they just “deserve it”]…

I hate google…

…I have a personal hatred, towards google…and it’s a justified hate, that so many others have come to know…I’ve seen them buy out and destroy, too many previously great services just to shut them down, or turn them into garbage…and I’ve personally been effected by it very negatively, too many times in the past.

It makes me want to vomit, when thinking that a predatory, pro-censorship company/cancer like google…gets to pass itself off like some kind of “white knight”…

They are going to end up with a lot of accolades showered upon them, which they absolutely do not deserve.

The Elder Scrolls…


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Date: June 05, 2012

Kind of interesting…

01) LINK

…The Elder Scrolls is going online, as a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game…It looks good, too. I’ve never allowed myself to get sucked into the whole MMORPG world, though…because it would lead to one of two things, at least…

…I’ll either end up having no time for it and my monthly subscription payments will be for nothing…or I’ll get sucked into the game, and lose all of my time to it.

Normally, I like to direct my free time and money elsewhere…but, video games are an escape…a stress reliever…Something to just depressurize with…So, it’s not a “religious” thing, to me…and I don’t want it to be. All the same, I don’t get to play anywhere as much as I’d like.

I’ll probably pass on the online game, but check out what people are saying about it.

In other news, it looks like Bethesda announced Fallout 4…

…But what I am most excited about, is Skyrim Dawnguard…The first expansion pack, for Skyrim!

01) LINK

This looks great!…Apparently, it greatly expands vampirism in Skyrim.

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Understanding Fundamentals: The Foundation of Muslim Principles and Practices…

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Date: May 28, 2012

Sharia law is based upon three, fundamental islamic texts…the koran…the sira…and the hadith…

The sira and hadith together, are known as “the sunnah”…So, sometimes you may hear a muslim talk about how sharia is based upon “the koran and the sunnah”…What this person means, is that there are three sacred muslim books, from which sharia asserts it’s authority

The koran, is alleged to have been “the absolute voice of the true god [allah]”, dictated by the angel Gabriel, to the alleged prophet mohammed…who it is further alleged, was an illiterate, himself…neither being able to read or write, yet he allegedly scribed these dictations…This, in part, is why the koran is claimed to be “a miracle”, by many muslims…[the other reason being, that it supposedly “always existed, and always will, in the mind of allah”…and by extension, “it had no writer”]…

The sira, is the biography of mohammed…a person who is claimed to be, “the perfect muslim”…someone who is looked upon, as desirable to emulate…So, it’s mohammed’s life story.

The hadith, is commonly referred to as “the customs of mohammed”…My understanding, is that it goes “hand in hand” with the sira [which is why, together they are called “the sunnah”…They are meant to be studied, alongside each other]. I’ve not read either, so I cannot give authoritative summary at this point…but, from what I have gathered, the hadith is more about focusing on how mohammed went about his daily life, and the typical things he encountered…and in great detail…A few topics I’ve seen/heard alleged to be covered, are such things as “the cutting of fingernails”, and “which shoe to put on first, in the morning”…Though I am sure, more substantive matters are addressed also.

In short…sharia is fundamentally based upon the corroboration, of these three books.

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Sharia Law: A Brief Personal Perspective…


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Date: May 28, 2012

I’ve been told…that to understand islam, means the understanding of sharia law…the social laws [constitution?] and politics of the muslim world. Sharia is the real world manifestation of islam. It is based upon radically different principles and values, from that of typical, “free western cultures”…For one thing, the sharia viewpoint interprets things like human rights, freedom, good, evil, what is best for society, etc, in such a way that many would recognize it as irreconcilable with “western” type interpretations, of the same issues…

…Which is to say, that they cannot coexist without serious conflict between them…One must be chosen, over the other…One must be submissive to [and largely, or fully, nullified by] the other…

This is true, both in terms of muslims migrating to “western” countries, setting up their own ethnic communities, and living within a sort of sharia microcosm, within the boarders of their host country…and in terms of countries where sharia law is voted into authority, where prior laws and customs are either abolished [potentially becoming a punishable offense], or substantially diminished.

The latter highlights one of the more serious concerns, and cause for unrest within a number of “western” cultures…muslims who move there, but refuse to assimilate into the culture [apparently, they did not move to that culture, in order to enjoy it’s native customs, ideals and luxuries]…instead, intentionally choosing to create isolated communities and areas, where sharia law is a de facto authority, within their own private boarders…which also creates problems socially, politically and legally, within the host country…

Not at all unlike biblical law…sharia, by it’s nature, demands to rule absolutely…and above all other systems and people…All must be in submission [and “submission”, is the very meaning of the word “islam”]. If one is not muslim, then they are forced to live a diminished life, of low class status, and forced to pay a burdensome tax [presumably, for the “privilege” of using the muslims resources (roads, businesses, police protection, etc, etc), though a lot of us would call this blatant extortion, under threat and duress]…Even that diminished status, is only afforded to christians and jews…All others are not allowed to live within muslim boarders, according to sharia. Buddhists, taoists, jains, atheists, and various pagans?…according to sharia, not only may they be killed at the whim of any muslim, but muslims are commanded to commit acts of genocide against them.

Perhaps some reading this may recall, the woman who was put on trial in Saudi Arabia, for “suspicion of witchcraft”…The punishment, if found guilty, is death by stoning…

[Saudi Arabia is, allegedly, “our friend and ally”, though I cannot see it in that way, at all…Enemies of human rights, human dignity and peace, are simply enemies of all.]

…or the young woman who was stoned to death, after being raped and becoming pregnant out of wedlock…

…or the teacher arrested, and put on trial for “blasphemy”, over naming a teddy bear “mohammed”…

It is not only astonishing [and horrifying, in some cases], what is not only allowed to take place in muslim countries…but what is the norm, within their boarders

These manifestations of sharia [which is islam, in action] are happening, literally, within this day and age, in 2012…The weight of this, should not be ignored.

When it comes to making any value judgement about this matter, one must assess the conditions within states and communities, which live under this system.

Egypt is being converted to sharia law…Amazingly, the Netherlands have experienced tremendous change, at the hands of it’s growing, muslim communities…The state of the Netherlands, alone, has become a notorious focal point…and a tragedy, frankly.

Personally…I find much that I have learned about sharia, and the cultures which exist under it, to be alarming.

Sharia is certainly nothing I can see as acceptable, to exist or hold authority where I live…I see it as incompatible, with truly relevant human rights. I see it as a threat, and a menacing enemy, to all good people seeking to live dignified, quality lives.

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Atheist Media…


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Date: May 1, 2012

01) Atheist Media Links

Note: This is the original, first post in the Atheist Media sub-blog series…It’s an introduction. Since that time, Atheist Media Links has expanded in scope…As has this series…It’s not solely about atheist podcasts.

I’d like to introduce you, not only to this new project, but also the Atheist Media Links page, linked above.

I thought I’d share with you, a few of the podcasts I’ve listened to over the years…and mix in a few others, I just recently came across.

This project will be here, for discussing atheist and humanist podcasts…and issues which specific episodes touch on…I may announce newly released episodes, also…but, no promises.

Please have fun, exploring the new links page!

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Brigitte Gabriel: Islam Unveiled…


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Date: April 16, 2012

This is a somewhat old interview, conducted on a religious [christian] television program. It should be noted, that there is going to be a strong pro slant towards christianity. It should also be noted, that Brigitte Gabriel has come under fire, and has been accused of being a fraud…It seems, some of her personal accounts may not have been truthful.

If I recall correctly, the accusation is that she [and her family] did not personally live through the things that she claims…She may have also been some [paid?] front person, for some group actively working against the spread of islam.

It is important to keep this in mind…That said…

…I decided to go ahead and post these links, because the interview poses a number of arguments and points, which I think a lot of us still find to be quite important and disturbing.

I will post it here for informational purposes…Take it with a grain of salt.

…Don’t presume everything said to be fact.


Brigitte Gabriel: Islam Unveiled – Introduction

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Brigitte Gabriel: Islam Unveiled (3 of 8)

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Brigitte Gabriel: Islam Unveiled (5 of 8)

Brigitte Gabriel: Islam Unveiled (6 of 8)

Brigitte Gabriel: Islam Unveiled (7 of 8)

Brigitte Gabriel: Islam Unveiled (8 of 8)

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