Date: August 02, 2015
“Chris Christie’s on the warpath against pot. He appears to think hating marijuana more than other GOP candidates is his ticket to the nomination. He is likely incorrect. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“AT A TOWN Hall meeting in New Hampshire last night, Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie had a message for recreational marijuana users: enjoy it while it lasts, kids.
“I believe it should still be illegal,” he said. “If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it until January 2017, because I will enforce the federal laws against marijuana as President of the United States.””
Just another in a plethora of reasons, why Chris Christie is unfit to be in any position of authority. This thug’s political career needs to be over…completely over…in it’s entirety…forever.
Date: July 27, 2015
“A top police officer has admitted that they have scaled back investigations into burglary and car crime because of a massive increase in allegations of child sex abuse.
Norfolk Chief Constable Simon Bailey said police forces were scaling back probes into traditional crimes in an effort to hunt down paedophiles.
MPs have been warned that investigations into child sex abuse will cost Britain’s police forces some £1billion over the next twelve months due to an 80 per cent increase in allegations over the past three years.”
Are there any other “pedophiles” out there, who find it offensive and a menacing threat…when they use the term “hunting pedophiles”?…
This, in my opinion, is incredibly dehumanizing…demeaning…a sign of extreme, venomous and potentially violent aggression…against “pedophiles”.
…I’m finding it interesting, even if expected, that the witch hunt on “pedophiles” is becoming so severe…that the authorities are forced into dereliction of their other [commonly far more important and critical] responsibilities.
…Ah, but that is “progress” in a “progressive” world, for you…
Do you think they will ever figure out, what the real problems in this world are?
Date: June 17, 2015
“A federal judge Wednesday ruled it’s unconstitutional for Minnesota to keep civilly committed sex offenders locked up indefinitely, setting the stage for major changes to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.
“The stark reality is that there is something very wrong with this state’s method of dealing with sex offenders,” wrote U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank.
Observers, though, said the ruling repudiates the way the state treats civilly committed sex offenders.
“It’s a sweeping condemnation of this program,” said William Mitchell College of Law Dean Eric Janus, who sits on the state’s sex offender civil commitment advisory task force.
More than 700 civilly committed sex offenders had sued the state claiming it was unconstitutional to keep them locked up indefinitely and that they don’t get adequate treatment from the program run by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Dan Gustafson, a lawyer representing committed sex offenders, applauded the federal ruling, saying it “reaffirms that all people, no matter how disliked they are … are entitled to constitutional protection.”
Over time, Frank has reprimanded the Minnesota Legislature, saying lawmakers had to do something about a program he called “draconian” and in need of “substantial changes.”
“This judge has sent a number of clear signals over the last several years about his concern for the constitutionality of this program,” Janus said on MPR News Wednesday.
“It’s clear that the evidence he heard at this trial confirmed his very clear concerns about the program.””
There are some interesting audio commentaries provided with this article.
Nothing surprising here…the judge says it’s unconstitutional…and politicians continue to behave like politicians…sticking fingers in their ears, while going “La La La La La!”…and not wanting to deal with it.
…We shall see what comes of this.
Of course, it is unconstitutional…and just because Lucinda Jesson claims it’s not, because “the facility is nicer than prison”, and “it is treatment”, does not make it any less false imprisonment…She is just dancing around semantics, and denying the obvious.
Also of note, is the fact that these facilities are said to have serious inconsistencies, in who gets sent to them and how their cases are treated.
Date: April 17, 2015
I haven’t really written or talked about it a whole lot, but this issue has increasingly been on my mind…Mostly because, as Christina points out, it has become a tool for imposing hostility against open thought and expression.
…It’s even been used against me, amidst an effort to smear my character…
It’s probably a little known fact, that over a decade and a half ago…I went through a phase where I was writing short masturbation stories…They were mostly in the vein of reflective, young homoerotic stories…the kind you might have found in gay magazines, years ago.
I would not call myself great at this endeavor…but it was fun…it served an important need…and I was offering something that was useful, to people who lacked other outlets. It was a gift to the wider community, to help them cope…to ease and enhance their life, a bit.
They mostly existed in a singular collection…a series, which added up the narration of an over the top sex romp, between three boys…Nothing about this was meant to be taken seriously…It was submitted and published on two websites, specializing in just exactly this thing…masturbation stories…It was all buried several layers deep, on a website that forced you to knowingly self elect to see it…You’d have to go hunting around for this specific type of story, and stumble upon it…It wasn’t something that would just show up in a search engine.
…You can imagine my amusement, when something like a decade later…some bozos [at Perverted Justice] decided to publish a direct link to this story, on a webpage which was supposedly an expose of me…accompanied by a “trigger” warning…As in, they expected that some percentage of people would spaz out, should they click the link and encounter my rather lighthearted and amusing story.
…It is just plain nuts, the degree to which this “trigger” superstition has been taken…I know some people are sensitive…but good grief!…Honestly?…That is just outright stupid.
It has become even more incredulous…because after Perverted Justice dropped the website, and quietly distanced itself from what it had done…one of the idiots behind creating it, spent years getting kicked off of numerous hosts [for terms of service violations, because the website is online harassment, stalking and making tangible terrorist threats against people…and it’s an outright smear campaign of the worst sort]…all along, publishing a link to my story with a “trigger” warning…
…Today is the first time I’ve even acknowledged my porn writing past, in many years…I’ve not linked to that story on a public website, ever [it was against the rules of the websites to do so, anyway…They wanted every visitor to read and agree to the terms of service, which included acknowledgement that they willfully intended to access such content]. I only shared it for a short window of time, through private and personal venues [like IRC chat]…So, it’s a trivial piece of my deep past…which I am proud of, for the record…I hope my creativity served many people well…
…But for all this time I’ve not even acknowledged the existence of these stories…that deranged bozo has been, I believe, the singular and most prominent advertiser and promoter of my porn stories…all the while being “so concerned” about the possibility of “traumatizing” people, by exposing them to my stories.
Of course…this person was just trying to rile up narrow minded people, who are already prone to become outraged at anything even remotely taboo…but this experience has always stuck with me, and made me realize just how watered down, crazy and meaningless the term “[mental] triggers” has become.
I don’t see the concept of “triggers” as being entirely invalid, because people can associate all sorts of things with a deep, personal trauma…But people have gone absolutely crazy, pro-actively associating this term with all manner of things.
Is my silly, whimsical story, about happy, enthusiastic boys having lots of happy sex, really going to “trigger” anyone into anything at all [other than arousal and orgasm]?
People who are that hyper sensitive, simply need to not seek such content out…Problem solved…
…though not in a world, where we have bozo’s who go out of their way to create problems.
There is a ton of problems with the concept of “triggers”, especially as it is being used today.
Date: January 26, 2015
“Among the atrocities that Frances and Dan Keller were supposed to have committed while running a day care center out of their Texas home: drowning and dismembering babies in front of the children; killing dogs and cats in front of the children; transporting the children to Mexico to be sexually abused by soldiers in the Mexican army; dressing as pumpkins and shooting children in the arms and legs; putting the children into a pool with sharks that ate babies; putting blood in the children’s Kool-Aid; cutting the arm or a finger off a gorilla at a local park; and exhuming bodies at a cemetery, forcing children to carry the bones.
It was frankly unbelievable—except that people, most importantly, a Texas jury, did believe the Kellers had committed at least some of these acts. In 1992, the Kellers were convicted of aggravated sexual assault on a child and each sentenced to 48 years in prison. The investigation into their supposed crimes took slightly more than a year, the trial only six days.”
In short…this all started with a girl who got spanked, deciding she was going to get even by creating lies about the Keller’s…including that one pooped on her head, and raped her with a pen…She later recanted, but the momentum of this witch hunt had taken a life of it’s own.
Twenty one years later…it was finally decided by the authorities, what has been blatantly obvious to many all this time…that the Keller’s never got a fair trial, and the whole thing was an invented sham.
This case is the justice system at it’s absolute worst…and it’s an example amongst many, of why the dangers of social hysteria are so real.
What is so staggering here…is that few of these charges were even credible, if any ever were at all…Yet, they still got convicted and sent to prison for 21 years.
…The justice system is anything but rational and fair, when it starts getting paranoid about the fate of children…even when everything about a case is screaming, “You should know better, than to believe this!”…
I’ve always believed…that the people behind this atrocity, were people trying to push a social agenda…And the Keller’s were sacrificial lambs, to their ambitions.
…In fact, that is pretty well how I see the struggles of sexual minorities and the sexually active young…We suffer gravely, due to other people’s social ambitions.
…To call those people inconsiderate, cold, callous, abusive, exploitative and inhumane…would still be a massive understatement.
…Their “leadership”, has been a crime against humanity…and against the human species.
…You cannot criminalize what is going on biologically [and quite naturally], originating beneath the skin of most human beings on the face of this planet…then turn around and call yourself a decent, respect worthy human.
Today…it is not only starkly obvious…but it is down right obscene, just how unnatural we know it to be…that this “leadership” is forcing people to remain sexually celibate, well into their adulthood [for some minorities, well beyond that]…even when we know, masses of the public have their highest biological need for sexual intimacy [aka: their sexual peak], during these many, many years of forced celibacy.
…This is something very real, very tangible, stolen from these masses…
It is…in a very real sense…it’s own form of rape.
When are we going to stop tolerating this?…These people who think they can leave trails of devastated lives behind them, in their own social pursuits…all because they have decided on all of our behalves, that “we are the perverted sub-humans”?
I don’t know about most of the rest of you out there…but I feel really, really sick and angry, about the social horrors wrought, by people with these sorts of social ambitions…
…Those types of ambitions are ugly, inhumane…an example, of the worst our species has to offer…as close to evil, as I can see anything ever being…
…And it is an outrage, watching those sorts of people gain social power…or even a life of privilege and leisure in some cases…off the suffering, of those harmless and good natured people, who they destroy through their social ambitions.
Date: October 22, 2014
“Published on Oct 20, 2014
00:39 – “Republican Budget Cuts Are Breeding Corruption.” Michael Burg explains how austerity measures are leading to an increase in the amount of government waste and corporate fraud. #AusterityFraud
10:36 – “Shifting Costs To The Sick.” Howard Nations talks about the new way that insurance companies are trying to fleece consumers with higher fees. #Insurance
19:57 – “The Ticking Time Bombs on Our Highways.” David Haynes will tell us why most vehicle recalls go unheeded by consumers, dealerships, and even the government. #RecallDangers
29:20 – “The Forgotten Victims Of The Recession.” Joshua Holland, senior digital producer for BillMoyers.com in New York City, will tell us about the mental anguish that was caused by the Great Recession. #RecessionVictims
37:58 – “Are American Doctors Too Greedy?” Dr. Tom Schneider, author of A Physician’s Apology, talks about the rampant greed that has become a staple of the medical profession. #PrescriptionForGreed
46:35 – “How Florida Elected A Criminal Governor.” Farron Cousins, executive editor of The Trial Lawyer Magazine, explains how the state of Florida managed to elect a fraud-riddled candidate as governor. #RickScottFraud”
Date: October 20, 2014
“Bryan Stevenson takes on cases to exonerate people wrongfully convicted. “One of the things that pains me is we have so tragically underestimated the trauma, the hardship we create in this country when we treat people unfairly, when we incarcerate them unfairly, when we condemn them unfairly,” he says.”
“[It] just reinforced what I had known all along, which is that we have a criminal justice system that treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent,” Stevenson tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross.”
“Stevenson is a Harvard Law School graduate and has argued six cases before the Supreme Court. He won a ruling holding that it is unconstitutional to sentence children to life without parole if they are 17 or younger and have not committed murder.”
“His clients are people on death row — abused and neglected children who were prosecuted as adults and placed in adult prisons where they were beaten and sexually abused, and mentally disabled people whose illnesses helped land them in prison where their special needs were unmet.”
The more I look…the more convinced I become, that the biggest villain of them all…is the system…
At one point, Bryan talks about going to meet with a fourteen year old boy…and having to console him as he broke down and cried for an hour…He was held and charged, because he shot and killed the man who beat his mother unconscious [potentially killing her]…and for this he spent his institutionalized time being repeatedly gang raped, by more inmates than he could recall…
Who is responsible for this?…I agree with Bryan, that we all are responsible to bring an end to this…but the guilt for this belongs to the system, and to those running it…and those responsible for the system.
When is there going to be any amount of accountability, for those who take young kids and subject them to this?
That is not part of “paying your debt to society”…It is insidious torture.
…There is no such thing as a person who you can throw away to the system, wash your hands of, and forget that they ever existed.
…Yet we find that some people, even kids, are treated just like that.
The true criminals here, are those running and controlling the system.
Well…I’ve spoken my piece, with regards to what really hit me hardest in this interview…The whole thing is worth listening to…It’s mostly about people on death row, and corruption in the “justice system”…But it touches on kids who’ve been sentenced to life without parole, sentenced to die in prison.
…It is easy to see why vulnerable and outcast groups get a raw deal from the “justice system”, when these sorts of things [and the people behind them] are allowed to achieve controlling power within the “justice system”.