Don’t shield students from opinions they don’t agree with, universities minister Jo Johnson warns…


Date: January 01, 2018

01) Don’t shield students from opinions they don’t agree with, universities minister Jo Johnson warns

“Students must not be shielded from views they disagree with under the banner of “safe spaces”, the universities minister has said, as he warns that the practise is “closing minds”.

The “worrying” trend of students seeking to “stifle” opinions that are counter to their own has swept across American campuses and is now gathering pace at British universities, Jo Johnson will say on Tuesday.

In a speech at the Limmud Festival in Birmingham, a celebration of Jewish learning and culture, he will warn that free speech is a key part of university life.

He said that the new regulator for higher education, the Office for Students (OFS), will crack down on universities that fail to adequately safeguard free speech.

The watchdog will have new powers to punish universities which fall short, which could include fines or even being deregistered, which would effectively render them unable to operate.

Mr Johnson will say that free speech must not be used as a smokescreen by those who wish to limit the expression of others.”

It’s an astonishingly stupid behavior, to censor open speech and dialogue.

The answer to “bad speech”, is more speech.

That so many universities have lost touch with this fundamental principle, is just staggering.

Thank you to feinmann0, for that great link!

Ask An Atheist: Is There “Room at the Inn” for nonreligion?…


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Date: January 01, 2018

01) Ask An Atheist: Is There “Room at the Inn” for nonreligion?


“FFRF Staff Attorneys Liz Cavell, Sam Grover and Ryan Jayne will be discussing if Nativity Scenes on government property are constitutional. We will also talk about how to counter Nativity Scenes.”

I’ve never had an issue with the nativity scene. Which makes this a difficult issue.

I don’t want to see it go…Yet, I also agree that other groups commemorating the season, should be just as welcome there.

I see no issue with governments having a time and place, for an open platform to seasonal commemorations…religious, and not…so long as they are not playing favorites.

…which is where the “protest” element of this whole thing, becomes kind of…no longer in my better graces.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has a tendency, to get on a lot of people’s nerves this way.

No doubt…a lot of what they do, is justified…

…But some of it is honestly just trivial.

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Happy New Year 2018!…

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Date: January 01, 2018

The warmest of Happy New Years, From the EQ. Foundation!

This is going to be another successful and triumphant year, for Our Love Frontier…I can feel it in my bones.

Goodbye to 2017…

…It was a difficult year, in many ways…but it was still a good year…It was a year, I really needed this blog, more than most…

I don’t know if most people understand, how just much this blog means to me…It is my lifeline, in many ways…It’s my outlet…and my gift to the world…

I appreciate all who come here, in the pursuit of peace, love, knowledge and kindred companionship.

…Let’s all make this year one to never forget!

– Steve Diamond

Auld Lang Syne:


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M.A. Voice: Issue 29 – December 31, 2017…

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Articles and content from Minor Attracted People [MAPs], presented in no particular order and without preference or discrimination. These are diverse viewpoints.


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Date: December 31, 2017

01) Hikari: My thoughts on CSA (Part 1 of 3) [v0.5]

02) Peter Herman: Self-abasement that invites contempt

03) Minor Attracted Human Rights
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“What MaHR Is

Minor Attracted Human Rights (MaHR) is a multi-national group of people advocating for the Human Rights of Minor Attracted Adults and Convicted Sexual Offenders. Some of our members are adults who are sexually attracted to minors. Some of our members have been convicted of sexual crimes. Some of our member fit both categories. And some of our members are friends or family of a person who fits one or both categories.

What MaHR Is Not

MaHR is not advocating for the legalization of Minor/Adult sexual relationships. MaHR does not condone Minor/Adult sexual relationships, or any Minor/Adult sexual contact that violates any federal law, state law, or local statute. MaHR acknowledges that some of its members desire that Minor/Adult sexual relationships and or contact be legalized, but this organization will not pursue that agenda.”

04) holocaust21: Guest Post: In Defense Of Minor Attracted People or I Think It’s Genocide

05) Bernie Najarian: Con-man Scribe Ian Miles Cheong lumps Ender with Offender


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You may also submit content created by other MAPs. Any form of legal content [written, audio, video, artistic, academic, personal expression, etc.] will be considered for inclusion.

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Putin Bans His Election Opponent…


Date: December 31, 2017

01) Putin Bans His Election Opponent


“Read more here:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/alexei-navalny-vladimir-putin-russia-president-election-commission-banned-from-running-moscow-a8128146.html

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been barred from running in next year’s presidential election after officials ruled he was ineligible to take part due to a suspended prison sentence he says was trumped up.

The decision by the central election commission was widely expected. Election officials had repeatedly declared Mr Navalny would be ineligible to run.

In total, 12 members of the 13-member commission voted to bar Mr Navalny. One member abstained, citing a possible conflict of interest.”

THE TRUE COST: How the UK outsources death to Dignitas…


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Date: December 30, 2017

01) THE TRUE COST: How the UK outsources death to Dignitas

“In the UK it is currently illegal to assist someone to die.

As a result, many people travel to Switzerland to arrange an assisted death.

One British person travels to Dignitas to die every 8 days.

Using the voices of those most affected, we uncover the real stories behind the statistics.

Warning: some people may find the following content upsetting”

Very good resource.

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