Tech firms must do more to combat child sex abuse online (CNN)…


Date: September 06, 2018

01) Tech firms must do more to combat child sex abuse online (CNN)

Thanks to feinmann0!

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“UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced Monday 3 September 2018, that the Conservative government was planning a major crackdown on child abuse online, and said that tech giants must do more to combat the problem.

In a speech made at the London headquarters of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Javid said it was his “personal mission” to tackle crimes such as online grooming and live-streaming of sexual acts on minors.
“The growth of the internet has given potential offenders who previously may have had no access to children the opportunity to meet and groom and abuse victims online on gaming sites and on social media and to get access to more abuse material than ever before,” he said.

The Home Secretary also also accused large internet companies of being “a long way from where they need to be.”

“Restrictions that are supposed to keep our children safe online are either not being enforced or do not meet expectations,” he said. “I am not just asking for change, I am demanding it.”

Javid’s comments came in the wake of a National Crime Agency announcement that it had received 82,109 individual industry referrals for online child sex abuse, a rise of 700% since 2012.”

Eivind Berge nailed it with his comment: “Abuse, abuse everywhere you look if you are gullible enough to buy the abuse industry’s self-serving definitions. The real number for this is zero, since online abuse is an entirely bogus concept.”

I wonder whether the alleged rise in so-called ‘industry referrals’ mirrors the increase in underage ownership of mobile technologies. I also wonder if ‘industry referrals’ mirrors the increase in peer to peer underage sexting. But no, it can’t be the fault of the kids; there has to be a pervert adult in the loop, because the fuckwit politician says so and uses the word ‘grooming’. So it must be true.

As we all know…this is a war on kids, just as much as it is a war on adults…because it is a war on human sexuality.

The transition from adult producers to child/teen producers has been enlightening…not only where it comes to the intents and desires of children/teens…but where it comes to exposing who the government goons are willing to go after…and how underhandedly they go about it.

It’s these clueless monsters like Sajid Javid, who are going to destroy the internet…in their crusade to stop something, which can never be stopped…

…You cannot stop a force of nature, like human sexuality.

Chris Hedges, “America: The Farewell Tour”…


Date: September 06, 2018

01) Chris Hedges, “America: The Farewell Tour”


“Chris Hedges, “America: The Farewell Tour”, at Politics and Prose on 8/22/18.

A longtime foreign correspondent, Hedges has reported from more than fifty countries. His latest book is a profound exploration of one of the most troubled: today’s United States. Hedges, author of American Fascists and War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, cites the opioid crisis, the increases in gambling and magical thinking, and the explosion of xenophobia as symptoms of a society that has lost hope. He traces this disillusionment to the twin ills of a de facto corporate coup d’état and a failed democracy. The anger and frustration these have spawned helped bring Trump to power and Hedges issues a passionate call to action to reverse them.

https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781501152672

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years for The New York Times where he served as the Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief for the paper. He previously worked overseas for The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. He writes a weekly column for the online magazine Truthdig out of Los Angeles and is host of the Emmy Award­–winning RT America show On Contact. Hedges, who holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, is the author of the bestsellers American Fascists, Days of Destruction­, Days of Revolt, and was a National Book Critics Circle finalist for War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto. He currently teaches college credit courses in the New Jersey prison system.

Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics and Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.’s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics and Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at https://www.politics-prose.com/

Just to acknowledge it…

…It’s wrong to seek out the most extreme forms of pornography…and then conclude that “pornography is torture”, based upon this intentionally selected extreme.

This is one of the things I’ve always found so loathsome, about religious activists…the strawman arguments…especially in incidents, where they went out of their way to construct it.

…It’s disappointing to see it here, in an otherwise good speech.

Otherwise…you can find a number of things said here, which are absolutely applicable to the plight of MAPs [or any other marginalized group]…and some are a good description, as to what “Our Love Frontier” is all about.

Economic Update: Capitalism Invites Deepening Criticism…


Date: September 06, 2018

01) Economic Update: Capitalism Invites Deepening Criticism


“This show is available at no cost to public access and non-profit community stations! Contact your local channels and let them know you would like them to add Economic Update to their programming. Let us know if you’ve reached out: info@democracyatwork.info”

“The most effective way to keep people down is to make them feel so bad about themselves if they disobey authority, that they wont rebel. They wont join together. They wont do anything about it.”…

…Yup!

Very good interview in the second half.

Soylent…


Frontier Kitchen
….

Date: September 05, 2018

01) Soylent: How I Stopped Eating for 30 Days


“Is Soylent the future of food? CEO Rob Rhinehart lived on his liquid invention for 30 days straight, and the feat propelled him to internet fame and fortune. So I decided to become the first person to repeat his feat—for a month straight, I’d try to live on nothing but the chemical cocktail, just like Rob. Along the way, I’d investigate the how an artificial food replacement might impact human health, Silicon Valley, and the world at large. This is the story of life after food.”


Neil deGrasse Tyson tries Soylent and talks future of food with CEO Rob Rhinehart:


Top 5 things you need to know about Soylent:


https://soylent.com/

Overlooking the rat…I want to try this stuff.

….
Sub-Blog ArchiveFrontier Series

Abby Martin On Billionaires Silencing Independent Media…


Date: September 05, 2018

01) Abby Martin On Billionaires Silencing Independent Media


“Suddenly without warning, between 4 and 5 pm on Monday, August 13th, the Facebook page of teleSUR English was unpublished for the second time this year.

This was done without warning or advance notice, the only message that teleSUR received from Facebook was an automatic notification sent to our email account saying:

“Hello, Your Page “teleSUR English” has been removed for violating our Terms of Use. A Facebook Page is a distinct presence used solely for business or promotional purposes. Among other things, Pages that are hateful, threatening or obscene are not allowed. We also take down Pages that attack an individual or group, or that are set up by an unauthorized individual. If your Page was removed for any of the above reasons, it will not be reinstated. Continued misuse of Facebook’s features could result in the permanent loss of your account.

The Facebook Team”

Citation:
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/analysis/Why-Did-Facebook-Delete-teleSUR-English-20180816-0010.html

Periodically…I do Google [Yahoo!, etc.] searches, for terms specific to my blog…like “Atheist BoyLover”…

It used to be that my uniquely named Sub-Blogs would show up right at the top, as normal…or at least on the first page of results…

…I’ve noticed that “Child Porn Memoirs” [for example], is nowhere to be found anymore…Possibly, it’s buried in…who even knows, how many results?

My projects have definitely been getting hit by this problem, for a long time.

Many of them…you just cannot find in a Google web search.

It never used to be this way.

Protesters Interrupt Confirmation Hearing…


Date: September 05, 2018

01) Protesters Interrupt Confirmation Hearing


“Organizers for the group chose not to answer questions from The Hill, but provided a statement announcing they were there to ring the alarm about Kavanaugh’s “anti-abortion, anti-healthcare and anti-women” views.

“Brett Kavanaugh is an extremist ideologue who, if confirmed to the Supreme Court, will take away women’s basic rights,” the groups’ statement read.

The protesters were portraying the characters in the popular dystopian drama on Hulu, based on the 1985 book by Margaret Atwood, where women are forced into sexual servitude and denied rights such as reading and walking alone.”

http://thehill.com/regulation/404889-protesters-dress-as-handmaids-for-kavanaugh-hearings

Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Corruption Act…


Date: September 05, 2018

01) Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Corruption Act


“Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has introduced the most ambitious anti-corruption legislation since Watergate. Join her fight to close the revolving door between big business and government, end lobbying as we know it, and make this government work for the people.

Citation:
https://my.elizabethwarren.com/page/s/ew-anticorruption

Bernie & Amazon War Over Poverty Wages. Amazon Loses…


Date: September 05, 2018

01) Bernie & Amazon War Over Poverty Wages. Amazon Loses.


“Bernie Sanders called out Amazon for having thousands of its workers on welfare and food stamps or needing government assistance.”


Bernie Sanders’ New Bill Takes Aim at Amazon’s Exploitation of Workers:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/bernie-sanders-ramps-up-amazon-battle-with-new-bill-demanding-living-wage-for-workers

Wolfgang Halbig: Former Darling of the Sandy Hook Conspiracy Movement and ‘Nobody’…


Date: September 05, 2018

01) Wolfgang Halbig: Former Darling of the Sandy Hook Conspiracy Movement and ‘Nobody’


“Earlier in the year, I took it upon myself to fact check one of Alex’s many videos on the subject. The video I chose was titled, “FBI Says Nobody Killed at Sandy Hook Massacre” which was a 30-minute interview between Alex and the prominent Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist, Wolfgang Halbig. In the video, the two discussed what they considered to be the best evidence for a conspiracy, which can be boiled down to them misreading paperwork, misinterpreting a 2-second aerial video clip, and not understanding how chroma-keying works.

The focus of my video was on Alex and not Wolfgang, who I dismissed as “some nobody”. My blatant disrespect infuriated many who believe in the conspiracy, and they soon took to my comments section where they informed me of Wolfgang’s credentials. It turns out that he is an expert in school shootings, and was hired by the U.S. government as an advisor after the Columbine massacre. If you look a bit deeper, you find out that Wolfgang says he is also a former Florida State Trooper, and United States Customs Inspector. But who really is Wolfgang? And what has he achieved?”