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Meta: Proclamations from the webmaster

Community Submitted Content…


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Date: July 17, 2018

I’m making a change to the way I publish content, submitted by “you”…

It’s not going to get it’s own [not exactly] “sub-blog” structure, anymore…Instead, these posts will be represented by inclusion of the following…

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I think it’s just going to be a lot easier, plus it will let me more easily incorporate some of this content into existing “sub-blog” series.

As always…you can submit content for this blog, by clicking on the “Submit Content” link, on the right hand side of this blog…It’s fairly easy, and straight forward.

– Steve

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Dawning of the Age of Apollo…


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Date: April 14, 2018

It is my sad duty to inform…that Pegusis…my faithful computer for the last seven [or so] years…has taken critically ill…and will no longer be joining us here, on the internet…

This has been on the horizon for probably six months, now…Having owned enough computers over the years…I very strongly suspect the RAM is experiencing a critical failure…The symptoms are always scatter shot…and the same things don’t stay broken, from one reboot to the next…

…Since it’s officially an old PC, now…I’m not going to patch it back up…It’s time for something…upgraded…

…Enter Apollo!…my first ever Dell…[Yes…I named it after a Greek god]…

I was a bit shocked to find out this thing only has two USB ports…and no DVD drive [Thankfully, I have an external one, but still]…

On the up side…it’s got a blazing fast Icore 7 [“I 7 Core”?] processor…16 Gigs of RAM…and a two terabyte hard drive…Don’t even ask me to explain the graphics card…It sounded impressive in name…seems to be working great…but I don’t honestly understand those things…I’m a lover, not a techie…

I went from an unreliable PC about two days ago…to copying all of my essential data…to transferring it over onto Apollo…To downloading and installing most of my essential and favorite software…to getting logged back into my essential online accounts…

…And now, here I am…

If it’s seemed like my activity has been down…that is why…And I still have a bunch of stuff to download and install…Most specifically, some Magix Music Maker stuff…as I’m currently missing a whole bunch of synthesizers…and I figure, I likely need to install a few older versions, and activate them with their license keys, in order to get those back…Grrrrrr!…

…At least a few gigs of downloading, there…

…I’m also hoping I can get one of my old graphics programs to install on this machine…It’s really good at compressing image sizes down…And I don’t like my current options that I’m finding…Gonna have to grab the external drive for that one.

It’s always a pain in the rear end, having to migrate to a new PC…

I love having a new PC…but it’s going to take a while to settle in.

…Didn’t expect to spend my days off dealing with this…

…But, I’ve got a kick ass machine, now…to match my blog!

I think I’ve got Rocco sounding like his old self again, also…with exception to the massive glut of corrective lexicon entries, which are now going to have to be listened for…and added in…

One other unexpected plus…is that my Logitech headset finally has a machine, that it can fully function with again…I figured ever hearing out of the headphones again, was a lost hope…though the mic has worked fine, all along.

I’m running into all sorts of nit picky things…and I’m trying not to let it get to me…just let it go, and flow with it…as “the new reality”…

…Pegusis [like all my previous computers I used daily], was set up and running just how I liked it…and how I still want it…

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The EQ Foundation Website In It’s Prime [2008]…


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Date: January 17, 2018

01) EQ Foundation [archive.org]

If you wish to get an idea of what the EQF website was like, you can click the link above.

There are a number of resources there, including the only static web page version of “In Self Defense”…Most of the early writings are included there…though, a good many were not.

The earliest versions of EQF Community Links are also there.

The actual EQF website redirects you here…

…and that website will be going offline, once the funds run out…

…Which is really kind of sad…as it began in 2007…and eleven years later, I’m letting it go into the sunset…

This website was really the second coming of “In Self Defense”…with a bit of “Steve-D’s Midnight Zone” mixed in…

What remains at the original website is just a shadow of it’s former self…So…

…I guess…

The good news, is the the EQ Foundation home page lives on here!

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Acknowledging My Vidme Account…


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Date: Dec 14, 2017

Vidme is closing down.

It was located at https://vid.me/EQ_Foundation

Interestingly…I opened it up one year ago, today [Dec 14, 2016].

I never successfully uploaded a video to this account, though I tried…I didn’t pay any attention to the directions, and figured the video length was probably too long.

Not sure why I never uploaded any of my tiny “test” videos…Figured I’d come back to this account later, and get into it deeper…It was really just supposed to be a backup place for me…About a week later, my father died, and…well…so much got put on the back burner.

Vidme never became embeddable, to my knowledge…It’s still a young service, honestly…and many [myself included] had hoped, that Vidme would become a serious alternative to YouTube…which sorely needs competition…and a place for it’s growing refugees.

I guess…it’s gone the way of my BlipTV account.

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The Power of Love: 50,000 Visits at Our Love Frontier!…


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Date: December 06, 2017

I knew this was approaching, for a while…and that it would likely hit in a day or two…from a few days back.

Then I looked…”50,050″ visits!…I knew I had to screen capture that, and share it as a milestone occasion.

I’m certain the number would be far higher, if the hosting of my blogs hadn’t been disrupted so many times over the years…Imagine where this number would be, if I were still doing “In Self Defense”, thirteen years later…especially if I’d have picked up this much momentum, back then…

I’m not at any “break out” point…I know that much…But I am maintaining a daily visit rate, that most people with a blog never will realize…

Let’s Celebrate!!!


The Power of Love:

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Surveying My Top Posts and Pages…


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Date: September 14, 2017

…And the wiener is…”Rob Callender’s Penis”!

You know, it’s funny…I have no idea who you people are, keeping this post at the top of my “top ten” list…But ever since I activated that widget [out of curiosity to see what people keep visiting, and to give old posts a shot at new exposure]…the post about Rob Callender dropping trow, and letting it all hang out, in a scene on Game of Thrones has barely left the number one spot on that list.

I think, except for a brief visit where some zealots were trolling the blog [I got over 1,200 hits, in one day], this post has not even left the list.

And, okay…that’s perfectly fine…It’s a very worthwhile post to read…possibly one of the more important ones, for what Rob says, himself…

It’s just kind of strange, that a post where I critique such a scene [and parts of an interview], is basically the number one post on this blog…Who keeps rushing back to this blog, to witness Rob Callender’s twanger?

…Is his twanger just this enticing, and famous?

…Am I the only weirdo, to write a critique on it?…[well, the scene, actually…I didn’t critique his twanger…I suppose I could have…It was “right there”, after all…]…

Maybe it’s the novelty of the post…and since nobody else has written about it quite like I have…I could be one of the top search results, for “Rob Callender’s Penis”, at any given search engine…

The big mystery here…is whether people are visiting to read my post…or whether I’m being upstaged by Rob Callender’s penis…

Other posts and pages on that list are mostly recent content…

…I’m glad to see the EQF Community Links consistently staying on this list.

‘En Tu Ausencia’ HD (‘In Your Absence’) 2008, by Ivan Noel, director’s cut… is another one that wont leave the list…while two other posts concerning Ivan Noel movies, commonly resurface. This is understandable, as those posts concern quality content.

A last mention…It’s not there currently, but Lord of the Flies: Clothing and Nudity in chapter 1 – Analysis… is another quite unique post, that periodically keeps resurfacing on that list.

For a blog that has practically nothing here, concerning boy nudity [other than a bit of philosophical discussion]…It’s just curious that these posts wont fade into the background.

…It kind of makes me think…people just love, naked boys!

Deny it all you want…

…We know the real truth!

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For the Record: Heart Progress, Mellisa, Etc…


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Date: August 11, 2017

01) Traffick Report with John Taylor & Howie – How did we get HERE? Pt 1, guest Honeybee 8-9-2017

Since Mellisa wont stop dropping the name of this blog [Our Love Frontier], in various hatchet pieces she partakes in…I have every right to make response to this sort of thing.

First:

This is completely trivial, and it would not matter any way it was perceived…But I’d been around online, probably a good eight years or more, before B4u-ACT ever materialized.

It probably didn’t make much of an impact…but I bucked the majority, in the circles I come from, and gave my support and endorsement to B4U-ACT, as a well established member of the MAP community, in hope of aiding B4U-ACT’s launch and future stability.

This was not a popular stance…but it was a principled stance.

I am not emboldened by the existence of B4U-ACT…I was out here long before them…I’ve been out here all along…It would not matter, if B4U-ACT existed, or not…I would still be here…What I’ve built would still exist.

Second:

I’ve already discussed this…But in early 2017, I chose to share a few things coming out of the new group Heart Progress…A snake or two pounced on this, and tried to hijack it, spinning things to make it sound like I was associated with Heart Progress…

…Maybe these people don’t know what a blog is, or how bloggers typically work…but, sharing does not equate with alliance, or even endorsement…

Then things turned into a mess, regarding Heart Progress…leaving most of us established MAPs wondering who, if anyone, could be trusted in Heart Progress…I ceased sharing their content, quickly…after several months, I washed my hands of the whole matter [feeling somewhat burnt by the whole fiasco]…

…But there are still people, like Mellisa, habitually grouping Our Love Frontier [aka, myself] in with Heart Progress [and the retarded stupidity of “pizzagate”]…

If Heart Progress gets itself together, and establishes that it is a true presence with integrity in the MAP community [they seem to be taking steps towards this, and I’ll watch cautiously]…I have no qualms about sharing their content, commenting on it…maybe even engaging in dialogue with them…But as things stand, there exists no connection between Our Love Frontier [aka, myself], Heart Progress, nor “pizzagate”, or it’s slack jawed, idiot cousin “pedogate”…

…the later two, which were pulled entirely from the behinds of “Truthers”…Seemingly, so that they have something [anything] with which to throw mud at MAPs…They just start associating things, which are not factually associated…and they start reaffirming it, by constantly talking about it, as if it were fact…

…They are engaged in a sort of social mind control project…I hope that much is clear, to the more intelligent onlookers.

The more people hear things, the more they tend to believe it…even if it is a lie…And they are exploiting this, to no end.

…These people in the “Truther” media circuit even have the dimwitted brazenness, to congratulate Mellisa, and heap undeserved accolades upon her [as though she were some kind of genius, super sleuth]…when utterly nothing she has done, has been even remotely impressive…when she has already been exposed, for the clueless boob she is…and when anyone can see, she’s doing nothing more than uncovering a few bits and pieces of information, and then making up her own personal narrative on “what is obviously going on”…

…I am confident this woman is a sociopath, based on various things I’ve seen coming from her…and she’s basking in the power tripping, and celebrity, that these “Truthers” are elevating her too…She knows nobody who wants her as their figurehead will make her substantiate anything she says…So, she is just lying…And the “Truthers” are happy with this.

If they had any integrity…Mellisa would be an embarrassment to them…As would be the case, with any sane group of people.

This is a person of extremely bad character…who’s quality of morals and ethics, resides down in the sewer.

Finally:

You should go watch the tripe these “Truthers” are putting out…as an actual demographic…

…If nothing else, it will give you an education, on how manipulative, dishonest and out of touch with sanity, these people are.

There is something extremely wrong going on with them.

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Addressing ‘The Taint’ Complaint…


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Date: June 19, 2017


The EQ Foundation would like to address a recurring accusation, made against “Our Love Frontier”…

…It has been claimed by some, in one manner of wording or another, that “Our Love Frontier” exists for the intention of discrediting various minorities…most especially those of the LGBT variety, and atheists…

…The EQ Foundation would like to remind listeners, that neither being in a sexual minority, nor being an atheist, is a concept owned, or under the domain, of any individual or group…

…Being in a sexual minority is a state of being, which can be experienced by any person…

…Likewise, being an atheist is a state of being, which can be experienced by any person…

…”Our Love Frontier” is run by Steve Diamond, an individual, whose personal life experienced atheism is every bit as genuine and valid, as that of the most well known and established atheists of today…

…There is nothing insincere about the inclusion of atheist content, on “Our Love Frontier”…and it is believed, that the chosen content reflects well upon atheism…that it is insightful, and enriching…and that sharing it, presents a net positive in this world…

…As to sexual minorities…

…The fact that there are certain groups within the sexual minorities, who are more well established, and who are often presumed “the modern face” of sexual minorities, has no bearing on the question of Minor Attracted People, youth and children, respectively existing as their own sexual minorities…

…Aggressions and frustrations have been compounded, by these certain established groups attempting to distance themselves from the taint of so called “sexual deviancy”…leading to a very real perversion within the sexual rights movement…where the focus is no longer on the human rights of sexual minorities…but instead, the focus is on social and political advancement of limited groups within the sexual minorities, at the grave expense of other sexual minorities…

…It’s important to understand what is really happening, whenever an outraged LGBT person, for example, arrives at “Our Love Frontier”, complaining that the activities on this blog are somehow “attacking” or “hurting” them…

…In all such cases…the complainer, themselves, does not understand what is going on, either with this blog, or culturally…

…”Our Love Frontier” has always functioned respectfully, with regards to sexual minorities and their issues…This includes treating the LGBT and the people it claims to represent, with a dignified respect…

…”Respect” does not mean “lack of critique”, however…And the history the LGBT has sprung out of, is a lot more diverse, varied and politically incorrect, than the LGBT of today likes to acknowledge…

…The EQ Foundation will not ignore the historically accurate…Nor will we fail to hold the LGBT accountable, for it’s own misdeeds…

…A second angle to this, is that “Our Love Frontier” is trying to pass itself off as being part of the LGBT…This has clearly never been the case…

…As part of a disenfranchised sexual minority, the person behind this blog, Steve Diamond, has exercised the right to acknowledge, and voice opinion, on relevant social issues that affect the world he lives in…

…This is not an exercised right, which is up for debate…It does not require the endorsement or permission of any group…

…Steve Diamond uses his voice, as a person of conscience, committed to the betterment of this world, through better understanding and co-operation of diverse social groups…

…It does not matter, whether you imagine that “you” want to be associated with him, or not…His activities function entirely independent…You don’t have to assert either distance, or separation, from these activities…You don’t need to “condemn” them, over some notion that “you are saving your own skin, or that of others”…

…You don’t like that Steve Diamond has expressed an opinion, positive or negative, about your beloved minority?…tough…You have no rightful place, to demand that Minor Attracted People refrain from discussing social issues that affect “you”, or your beloved minority…

…These exact same issues commonly impact upon the lives of Minor Attracted People, often in more severe ways than they do with most other sexual minorities…

…It is a monstrous act, to demand that Minor Attracted People not be able to speak to these issues…

…It is hoped, that this statement will clear up the misunderstanding that, somehow, a Minor Attracted Person like Steve Diamond, is not allowed to discuss social issues, on the grounds that certain other people presume “this is their own, topic of domain”…for which “nobody else dare tread”…

…No such subject matter exists…

…As Steve Diamond is a member of still other minorities…the previous comments can be applied, in the event that morally outraged members of those minorities, also arrive with complaints…

…Thank you for your time, attention and understanding…

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An EQF Community Links Update…


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Date: May 29, 2017

Mostly this was an infusion of blogs and websites…but the online books got beefed up [Thanks, Dave!…You do great work!]…as did the Activists section.

Please check out the EQF Community Links Page.

A few personal messages:

Okay, Chuck…

Dares2SpeakTV has it’s link in the Media Productions section.

I’ve been watching YouTube channels run by MAPs for years…I’ve linked to some of them in the past…There are two reasons I am hesitant to link YouTube channels of MAPs on my links pages…

01) YouTube is gutless, and will suspend/terminate an account over the least of excuses [no matter how pathetic and slanted], if it’s run by a MAP…I don’t want to be part of the path, that gets a channel shut down. I normally just salt in the occasional video from these channels.

02) I get tired of weeding out dead links, and MAP related YouTube links have a very high death rate…This is why I don’t bother adding them, usually.

I also speak from experience…I had an active and thriving YouTube channel, at one time…You cannot trust YouTube…It’s not a serious medium for controversial issues.

All the same…I do hope that your content might still be okay, since it does a lot of weaving into the early “gay rights” movement…Maybe it can be seen as early documentary type content…and vague enough to slide under the radar.

Christian…

…the Agapeta description will read “Illustrations and texts mostly written by girls, or about girls, or lovers of girls.”, when I next update the community links page. I hope this is acceptable…And I have “Pigtails in Paint” in my cue somewhere, to add.

Otherwise:

I’m in the end phase of my work on The CLogo Archive…I still have about 40 posts to get posted. I’ll update the archive index page, when I have the posts published.

Be well, and be decent to each other…

– Steve

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