Universe: Beyond the Big Bang…


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Date: August 12, 2017

01) Universe – Beyond the Big Bang


“The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model for the universe from the earliest known periods through its subsequent large-scale evolution. The model describes how the universe expanded from a very high density and high-temperature state and offers a comprehensive explanation for a broad range of phenomena, including the abundance of light elements, the cosmic microwave background (CMB), large scale structure and Hubble’s Law. If the known laws of physics are extrapolated to the highest density regime, the result is a singularity which is typically associated with the Big Bang. Detailed measurements of the expansion rate of the universe place this moment at approximately 13.8 billion years ago, which is thus considered the age of the universe. After the initial expansion, the universe cooled sufficiently to allow the formation of subatomic particles and later simple atoms. Giant clouds of these primordial elements later coalesced through gravity in halos of dark matter, eventually forming the stars and galaxies visible today.”

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Resomation: Would a green cremation be your funeral wish?…


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Date: August 12, 2017

01) Resomation: Would a green cremation be your funeral wish?

“When poet Jeanette Pickersgill became the first British person to be legally cremated in 1885, it probably seemed unimaginable something so revolutionary would eclipse burial to become the funeral wish of three quarters of us today.

So could flameless ‘green cremation’ be the next big thing? Planners have given the go-ahead for a Resomation unit to be installed at Rowley Regis crematorium in the West Midlands, which could see the UK’s first water cremation take place by the end of 2017.

Also known as alkaline hydrolysis, Resomation is an alternative cremation process which speeds up the way our bodies return to nature when they are buried. Under the earth, a similar hydrolysis process can take years, but with the appliance of science, very hot water and five per cent potassium hydroxide – a compound used in soap and shampoo – a water cremation takes around four hours.

In the United States, more than two and a half thousand green cremations have already taken place, since a company based in Glasgow – and with a factory in Leeds – introduced its revolutionary technology there.”

This is fascinating. I love water, and always liked the idea of being buried at sea…But since that’s not very likely to happen, maybe this is a wet alternative?

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Campaigning For Convictions…


Date: August 11, 2017

01) Campaigning For Convictions


“Sources [Raw Links]:
Guardian article: https://tinyurl.com/yabw7wcn
AHRC Report: https://tinyurl.com/yby8luj5
Vic Report: https://tinyurl.com/ydcmh8g7
Bettina Arndt 1: https://tinyurl.com/ycml4xv5
Bettina Arndt 2: https://tinyurl.com/ycazfo2e
Reece 1: https://tinyurl.com/ybu64p7c
Reece 2: https://tinyurl.com/yan6yor4
Ken Arenson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osgXkqK57XM

Five Easy Steps Towards Safeguarding Your Internet Presence Against 1984 Style Censorship…


Date: August 11, 2017

01) Five Easy Steps Towards Safeguarding Your Internet Presence Against 1984 Style Censorship


“1. Get Pale Moon as a browser.
http://www.palemoon.org/
2. Use protonmail.
https://protonmail.com/
3. Upload all your content to other video sites. You can use keepvid to redownload them all. Vidme, Bitchute, Steemit, Vimeo, and Dailymotion are all decent.
4. Use Gab.ai, the free speech twitter.
https://gab.ai/home
5. Turn off adsense entirely and use Hatreon or bitcoin for crowdfunding.
https://hatreon.us/

One caveat…

Minds.com is not a free speech forum…despite what various YouTubers are claiming.

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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Democrats Worry Bernie Sanders’ Single-Payer Bill Will Become a Litmus Test…


Date: August 11, 2017

01) Democrats Worry Bernie Sanders’ Single-Payer Bill Will Become a Litmus Test


“Bernie Sanders will soon be introducing a ‘Medicare for All’ bill to the Senate, and the prospect of this legislation has Democrats terrified. Why? Because Senate Democrats that don’t cosponsor Bernie’s bill will be exposed as shills for the health insurance industry. Their biggest concern, however, is that this bill will become a litmus test, and their unwillingness to support it will ultimately lead to them facing primary opponents in upcoming elections. They’re right. If they don’t back his bill, they will be primaried by progressives and kicked out of office. Progressives are not fucking around.

Add Your Name as a Citizen Co-Sponsor to Bernie’s Bill: https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/bernie-sanders-mfa?source=em170809-full

Blasphemy, Islamophobia, Free Expression Panel…


Date: August 11, 2017

01) Blasphemy, Islamophobia, Free Expression Panel


“BLASPHEMY, ISLAMOPHOBIA, FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION
CHAIR: Victoria Gugenheim, Award-winning Body Artist
A C Grayling, Philosopher
Benjamin David, Conatus News Editor-in-Chief
Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship
Mazen Abou Hamdan, Co-Founder of Freethought Lebanon
Richard Dawkins, Author and Scientist
Sarah Haider, Co-Founder of Ex-Muslims of North America

International Conference on Free Expression and Conscience, London, 22-24 July 2017

http://www.secularconference.com/
https://www.ex-muslim.org.uk/
http://onelawforall.org.uk/

Atheists Believe in Nothing…and Other Misconceptions (TTA Podcast 340)…


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Date: August 11, 2017

01) Atheists Believe in Nothing…and Other Misconceptions (TTA Podcast 340)


“Do atheists believe in nothing? Are they really without a moral framework? Are they all angry and spiteful? This show explores many (often ill-informed) claims about the non-believers in gods.”

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Does Pedophilia Play an Evolutionary Role? (Narrated)…


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Date: August 10, 2017

This selection from “In Self Defense: The Life and Times of An Atheist BoyLover…Memoirs and Ethos”, has been narrated by Rocco White. Please enjoy the listen, or read along if you like…or need to.


Probably one of the more intriguing things about the human species…is that, regardless of our level of mental sophistication, we are not born with an innate understanding, on how to have sex.

Most life forms which sexually mate, are capable of engaging in this activity, no matter how primitive their brain…or low their IQ…

Of course…there are some obvious things about the human anatomy, which humans will work out for themselves, if given the chance to explore them…After all…what would most people conclude, when having the vagina [a body orifice] and an erect penis?…They obviously fit together…and they are in the same region of the body…They both feel amazing, when stimulated.

With social norms, roles and clothing…the human being has removed itself, from that direct level of exposure, which defines the lives of all other known animals.

Many individual humans have not known about sex until somewhat late in their life…because they grew up in an environment, where sex was scrubbed from all outward, social consciousness…Whereas previous generations might have regularly seen their parents mating…these people had no concept of sex, because that is how their environment was structured for them…They were brought up to be unaware.

Is this a natural phenomena, or a cultural one?…Honestly, I don’t know…Maybe it is both…But I do know, it serves as an impediment to what we are biologically “programmed” to do.

The fundamental thing every species has in common…is that it exists to reproduce, and keep expanding in volume. Of course, species go extinct…but, ideally for their DNA, it keeps reproducing…Whether or not this always proves useful in every circumstance, is another issue…Yes, balance is important to survival…But the fact remains…The primary function of life, is to reproduce…thus, helping to ensure it’s broader survival…It doesn’t, necessarily, care about the individual…Which is why we must take care, and be mindful, in the way we individually deal with our sexuality.

What happens when individual humans have been severed from this?…

…The drive is still there…but the knowledge and wisdom are not…

There are a few ways to look at pedophilia, as an evolutionary aid…

…One is the obvious, of sexual education…and the passing down of sexual ethics…through physical intimacy, with a child…learning through exposure and practice.

…Another is the “kick starting” of sexuality, when the individual may otherwise remain ignorant of sexual activity.

…A third possibility, concerns itself more with the broader species, and the fact that young females do not easily survive pregnancy…whereas males sexually mature, at a comparatively quick rate. These boys can be paired with older females [arguably, another form of “pedophilia”], or they could be paired with someone else, who enjoys helping them manage their natural sex drive…until same aged females become more fitting sexual companions.

…And, of course, there is a fourth possibility…which says that pedophilia provides natural motivation, in the care for orphaned children…It could be the determining factor in a child’s survival, where nobody else wants [or is able] to care for that child.

Did pedophilia develop because of these things?…Did it develop in order to counterbalance, sexual ignorance?…Is pedophilia a social safety net, provided by the natural world?

…I know a lot of people are going to roll their eyes, and imagine I’m being “too lofty” in my estimations on pedophilia…

…But, in doing these things, the pedophile is not advancing his own DNA…To that extent, it’s a completely selfless pursuit…And it makes no sense, that DNA which behaves a certain way in other people, makes us behave in a fundamentally different way…Unless our DNA is directing us to play a different role, in the survival of our species.

I believe that pedophilia is, in fact, a direct product of biological human evolution…

…It serves practical and vital functions…It’s neither moral, nor immoral, in it’s mere state of existence…But many people have been brought to believe, that it is obsolete [and worse still…somehow “predatory”] in the modern world.

Pedophilia has served a productive role, in the historical survival of the human species…And it still lingers on, despite extreme persecution…Which strongly indicates, that there remains a current human need for it.

That this “hidden” strength within our species has become seen as “predatory”, can only be attributed to gross ignorance of its historical utility…and to the fallout of cultures, who have forgotten how to incorporate pedophiles in their daily lives.


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Ask An Atheist: Blasphemy is a Victimless Crime…


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Date: August 10, 2017

01) Ask An Atheist: Blasphemy is a Victimless Crime


“Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor discuss the historic secular conference they attended in London in late July.”

“Blasphemy”, especially when backed by law…represents the utter worst of passive aggressive behavior…It claims “victimhood”, by merely being exposed to concepts different from one’s own way of thought.

How do they “justify” this “victimhood”?…By claiming some form of personal, psychological “trauma”.

Of course…there have always been deep problems with this…not the least of which, is that it is fundamentally a form of social censorship…It’s an aggressive form of social assault, aimed at some other demographics ability to communicate.

How do you make something “unspeakable”, when that thing is fundamental to the humanity of another person, or group of people?

The hypocrisy in “blasphemy” law and concept, is that you are immeasurably hurting people by silencing and oppressing their human rights, in the name of “protecting” other people…when that “protection” is suspect and specious, at best.

It is also classism at work…causing problems within the population, even where no natural problem exists.

Many people scoff, and think it distasteful, when I identify instances where they are doing this exact thing to MAPs…They imagine it’s a foregone conclusion, that MAPs [as well as sexual teens and children] “must” be relegated to this social fate, in order to “save everybody else, from their perversity”…a concept so loaded, likely an entire volume of books could be written in the pursuit of unpacking everything wrong with it.

“Blasphemy” is an impediment, to social harmony…It’s bigoted violation, under the guise of “order and peace”…And that is all it has ever been.

We “perverts” are every bit as much a valid portion of the population, as the aggressors who attack us are…And further, our alleged “perversions” aren’t so divergent from the human norm, as they would have you believe…

…This is why so many of the most vicious enemies of MAPs, secretly harbor many of the same sexual interests as MAPs…They are, themselves, self hating MAPs…And it’s never a shock, when they get exposed.

They are people who lack the ability, to come to terms with themselves…So they take this life frustration out on other MAPs…most especially those of us, who have come to terms with being a MAP…They believe we “have no right” to this inner peace, and sense of rightful belonging.

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