MAD AS HELL…


Date: February 17, 2019

01) MAD AS HELL

“MAD AS HELL – the story of a white-collar, professional man on police bail for possibly the longest period in recent history. Arrested on information never shared, subject to an inept police investigation that violated its own Codes of Practice, it is a story of a type of madness in modern-day Britain.

A work of non-fiction, Mad As Hell charts the author’s three-year journey through the criminal justice system from the day of arrest to the month of the dropping of the case ‘urgently’ (their word) by the police and Crown Prosecution Service 13 days before a Crown Court trial. Arrested on suspicion of downloading indecent images, the author describes the madness of two and a half years on bail, police inefficiencies and all in the context of his long-standing belief that his arrest was the work of a malicious former housemate – something he sets out to prove to a jury.

Split into two parts, Part One charts the day of arrest to the author standing in the court dock two and a half years later. Part Two begins with the author standing in the dock in front of three Magistrates and describes the trial preparation up to the point the case was dropped – two weeks before a scheduled Crown Court trial.

PART ONE – ISBN 978-0-9955917-0-7

PART TWO – ISBN 978-0-9955917-1-4

Goodbye to the Culture of Fear? Let Grow’s Amazing Day at the Connecticut State Legislature…


Date: February 17, 2019

01) Goodbye to the Culture of Fear? Let Grow’s Amazing Day at the Connecticut State Legislature

“What a day in Hartford!

Three state legislators and five experts (including me) testified in favor of a “Free-Range Parenting” bill at a public hearing held by the Connecticut State Legislature’s Committee on Children — and many more did so with written testimony. You can find it all here. It is outrageously inspiring. Look for S.B. (Senate Bill) 806: An Act Prohibiting a Finding of Neglect in Certain Circumstances.

Rep. Gail Lavielle (R), Rep. Tom O’Dea (R), and Sen. Will Haskell (D) spoke passionately about the need for children to have some independence. O’Dea recalled the day his son, then about 9, forgot his football helmet at practice. He made the boy ride his bike half a mile to retrieve it. His wife was a little taken aback, O’Dea admits. “But did my son forget his helmet again? Never.”

The bill would ensure it is NOT considered neglect for a parent or caregiver to let their kids walk or play outside, unsupervised.”

U.N. Proposes Initiative To Ban Loli, Shota, And Underage ‘Drawings And Cartoons’…


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Date: February 17, 2019

01) DRAFT Guidelines on the implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

“Call for comments

The Committee on the Rights of the Child is currently preparing Guidelines on the implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

The Committee invites all interested parties to comment on the current draft of the Guidelines. Comments are welcome on all aspects of the draft Guidelines, and after due consideration of inputs provided, the Committee will decide on the contents of the final version of the Guidelines.

All comments:
• Should be submitted in one of the official languages of the Committee – English, French or Spanish;
• Should be in one concise and focused document indicating precisely the paragraphs to which comments are being made and must not exceed 5 pages;
• Should be submitted electronically in WORD format to the following email address: crc@ohchr.org;
• Will not be translated;
• Will be posted on the CRC webpage devoted to these draft Guidelines.

Deadline:

Comments must be submitted by 31 March 2019. No submissions received after this deadline will be considered or posted on the webpage.

The draft Guidelines may be found here:
https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/
Download.aspx?symbolno=INT/CRC/INF/8870&Lang=en

61. Child pornography is defined in article 2 OPSC as “any representation of a child engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities, regardless of the means used, or any representation of the sexual parts of a child for primarily sexual purposes”. The qualification “by whatever means” reflects the broad range of material available in a variety of media, online and offline. It includes, inter alia: visual material such as photographs, movies, drawings and cartoons; audio representations; any digital media”

02) U.N. Proposes Initiative To Ban Loli, Shota, And Underage ‘Drawings And Cartoons’

“The United Nations has proposed an international initiative for all involved State parties to tighten their restrictions and prohibition of child exploitation and the proliferation and spread of that content. While on the surface this may seem like a noble effort, the prohibition of said material also extends to drawn and animated images as well, which could include all things loli.

The initiative, dubbed Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (OPSC), was proposed by the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child, also known as the CRC, with a draft guideline made available over on the OHCHR.org website.

Much of the draft centers on ways to prevent human trafficking, curbing the solicitation of child prostitution, and reducing the spread of child pornography and underage exploitation. However, on page 14 section 56, the U.N., defines what they view as child pornography, widely classifying anything that contains underage persons, whether fictional or real, stating…

“Child pornography is defined in article 2 OPSC as ‘any representation of a child engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities, regardless of the means used, or any representation of the sexual parts of a child for primarily sexual purposes’. The qualification ‘by whatever means’ reflects the broad range of material available in a variety of media, online and offline. It includes, inter alia: visual material such as photographs, movies, drawings and cartoons; audio representations; any digital media representation; live performances; written materials in print or online; and physical objects such as sculptures, toys, or ornaments.1

“The Committee urges States parties to prohibit, by law, child sexual abuse material in any form. The Committee notes that such material is increasingly circulating online, and strongly recommends States parties to ensure that relevant provisions of their Criminal Codes cover all forms of material, including when the acts listed in article 3.1(c) are committed online and including when such material represents realistic representations of non-existing children.”

It’s the United Nations…So…

…Does it really mean anything?…

…Well…given the fact that many of us live in a police state, like the United States of America, this could easily turn into the nudge, which gets the zealots pushing bills to outlaw content which no sane person considers dangerous…

…Because it’s handy having a large coalition of countries behind you, when calling for the abolition of nationally recognized protected rights.

You know there’s tons of people who want this weapon in their arsenal…even if only because, it would allow them to “legally” round us up, and take us away to concentration camps…such as prisons, and other facilities.

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Sexual Assault of Men Played for Laughs…


Date: February 16, 2019

01) Sexual Assault of Men Played for Laughs


“It’s hard to overstate just how common jokes about men being sexually assaulted are in entertainment media. Most popular comedic actors engage in this type of humor. Jokes are typically designed to demean, humiliate, control, or emasculate a male character for being the victim, or potential victim, of sexual violence. This is the 1st of 2 video essays on this topic. Part 1 focuses on humor involving men sexually assaulting or harassing other men. Part 2 will examine media in which women are depicted as the perpetrators.”

Muslims Threaten To LEAVE UK Over LGBT Education…


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Date: February 16, 2019

01) Muslims Threaten To LEAVE UK Over LGBT Education


I agree…this is backwards…

It sounds like a whole lot of fuss, over what likely amounts to surface level lessons on human respect.

…Should religious groups be allowed to dictate, that non-private schools cannot teach such lessons?…And if they have such power, then what separates these schools from private religious schools?

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Making Sense with Sam Harris – #135 Navigating Sex and Gender (with Martie Haselton)…


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Date: February 15, 2019

01) Making Sense with Sam Harris – #135 Navigating Sex and Gender (with Martie Haselton)


“In this episode Sam Harris speaks with Martie Haselton about sex and gender, the role of hormones in human psychology, “Darwinian feminism,” the unique hormonal experience of women, transgenderism, the Google Memo, and other topics.

Martie Haselton is an interdisciplinary evolutionary scientist and Professor of Psychology at UCLA. She is the author of Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones – How They Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, Influence Our Choices, and Make Us Wiser.”

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Atheism is a Lie?…


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Date: February 15, 2019

01) Atheism is a Lie? – Mike – San Jose, CA – Atheist Experience 23.06


“The Atheist Experience episode 23.06 for February 10, 2019, with Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker.

The Atheist Experience is a weekly call-in television show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist audience. The Atheist Experience is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin.

The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.

We define atheism as the lack of belief in gods. This definition also encompasses what most people call agnosticism.”

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American Death Cult has MILLIONS worshipping FAKE SCIENCE!…


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Date: February 15, 2019

01) American Death Cult has MILLIONS worshipping FAKE SCIENCE!


“In this episode of “Modern Death Cults” we take a look at one of the largest and most dangerous sects of dogmatic zealots in history: the United States of America!”

This is what happens when the common media tactics used to disparage people and cultures, is applied to cultures normally shielded from such.

Very interesting watch…Not sure it’s entirely accurate…but, still…

This clearly wasn’t meant to be taken seriously…and I love this type of poignant exercise.

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YouTube Atheism is (NOT) Dead!…


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Date: February 14, 2019

01) YouTube Atheism is (NOT) Dead!


“Is YouTube atheism dead? Not remotely. Join Seth Andrews as he connects with six rising YouTube activists who are not only injecting fresh blood into the conversations out there, but who are committed to fostering dialogue, compassion, community, and humanity.”

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