Head of prominent charity that campaigns against child abuse is arrested for ‘trying to arrange to rape multiple children as young as two’…

Date: June 28, 2018

01) Head of prominent charity that campaigns against child abuse is arrested for ‘trying to arrange to rape multiple children as young as two’

“• Joel Davis, 22, was arrested in New York on Tuesday on child sex abuse charges

• Davis is the chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict – an organization devoted to ending sexual violence

• He is accused of trying to set up sexual encounters between himself and children as young as two years old

• Davis also allegedly solicited an undercover FBI agent to send sexually explicit videos of young children

The head of a charity that campaigns against sexual violence has been arrested in New York for child pornography and allegedly trying to meet with children as young as two for sex.

Joel Davis, 22, is accused of trying to set up sexual encounters between himself and young children, as well as soliciting an undercover FBI agent to send sexually explicit videos of minors.

The New Yorker was arrested on Tuesday on child sex abuse and child pornography charges.”


…Those “nay” sayers do, often, have quite peculiar methods…don’t they?

Netflix Under Investigation for Streaming Disturbing Child Pornography Scenes…

Date: June 28, 2018

01) Netflix Under Investigation for Streaming Disturbing Child Pornography Scenes

“An Argentinian movie that Netflix offers called Desire is upsetting subscribers because of what looks like illegal content. Viewers on Facebook have shared a clip of the movie and are calling it outright child porn. In the opening scene, two little girls who look to be about seven and nine are playing “horse” on pillows. The older girl begins to obviously masturbate as the younger child watches. The camera even takes this scene into a closeup of the child’s face in slow motion, moving up and down and panting like a porn star. The scene is graphic and includes an orgasm. The film is directed by Diego Kaplan.

PJ Media reported it to the FBI and the Department of Justice, along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which has launched an investigation.”

Little girls masturbating?!!…

Oh!…The Humanity!!…

So…they got a movie from some place, where this sort of thing is still perfectly legal?…and they distributed it somewhere else, where the puritans will freak out…

Free Speech and the Capitulation of the SPLC…

Date: June 28, 2018

01) Free Speech and the Capitulation of the SPLC

“Two years ago, when the (once-) venerable Southern Poverty Law Center published a “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists,” there was widespread outrage over the fact that the SPLC’s list included not only bona fide Muslim-bashers but also British liberal Muslim Maajid Nawaz—the head of the anti-extremist, reformist Quilliam Foundation. Nawaz later announced his intention to file a crowdfunded defamation lawsuit against the SPLC. Now, he has won an impressive victory. The SPLC, which had already removed the “Field Guide” from its website in April, issued a retraction and an apology—and agreed to pay Nawaz a $3.4 million settlement. This week, Nawaz is scheduled to meet with SPLC president Richard Cohen, hoping both to find out more about the circumstances of his listing and to “educate” Cohen about the conflict between fundamentalism and reform within the Muslim community.

A happy ending? Certainly, for Nawaz and his supporters: Commentary contributor Sohrab Ahmari writes that “it’s good to see the SPLC held to account for at least one of [its] smears” against people who don’t toe the progressive party line. Yet a number of commentators who have been sympathetic to Nawaz, and harshly critical of the SPLC’s decision to put him on the “anti-Muslim extremist” list—such as Atlantic writer David Graham—find his win troubling. “Though it inspires good feelings about fairness and truth,” wrote attorney and blogger Ken White (also known as ‘Popehat’), “it ought [to] also inspire concern about free expression and our broken court system.” Reason’s Robby Soave writes that, while the SPLC “really screwed up here, and it was right to apologize,” the settlement could end up chilling free speech.”

Sad truth is…the Southern Poverty Law Center has been careless and sloppy, for a very long time…This is simply something, overdue to come around and bite them in the behind, hard.

I’ve seen this before…Some of their inclusions just weren’t right…on a “we’re throwing our integrity straight into the trash can”, sort of level.

Good article.

How Doctors Tell Patients They’re Dying…


Date: June 27, 2018

01) How Doctors Tell Patients They’re Dying | Being Mortal | FRONTLINE

“When Clyde Earle checked into a hospital expecting to return home, his doctor, Kathy Selvaggi, had to deliver some bad news. Our film “Being Mortal” explores issues of death, aging, and what is important in the last days of life.”


War on the Weak: Eugenics in America…

Date: June 26, 2018

01) War on the Weak: Eugenics in America

“This documentary depicts the U.S. Eugenic legislation throughout the early 20th Century and chronicles the compulsory sterilization faced by many Americans. “War on the Weak” continues to analyze negative eugenics by discussing the U.S. Supreme Court case of Buck v. Bell. Furthermore, the parallels present among U.S. and Nazi ideologies on the nature of eugenics are presented, along with an exposition on the affinity Nazi scientists had for U.S. eugenics laws. The documentary concludes with a look at modern genetic research and leaves the viewer with the hopeful message of a society free of ailments but warns of the dangers on science that is not kept in check with the moral values of humanity.


Eugenicist Movement in America: Victims Coming Forward:

A Literary Inquisition: How Novelist Steven Galloway Was Smeared as a Rapist, Even as the Case Against Him Collapsed…

Date: June 26, 2018

01) A Literary Inquisition: How Novelist Steven Galloway Was Smeared as a Rapist, Even as the Case Against Him Collapsed

“None of these events relate directly to famed Canadian novelist Steven Galloway, who was suspended from his position as chair of UBC’s Creative Writing program a month later, following the airing of thinly evidenced sexual assault allegations. But for reasons described below, they are crucial to understanding how and why UBC reacted in the disastrous way it did when the claims against Galloway emerged.

In normal times, UBC would have investigated and dismissed the claims against Galloway—as an independent investigator eventually did—while obeying something that at least approximated the norms of due process. But these were not normal times.”

New IBLD Tradition: A “Festival of Candles” – Send Me a Picture of Your Burning, Blue IBLD Candle?…

IBLD Website

Date: June 25, 2018

What a lovely surprise!…

…A fellow observer of IBLD, sent me a photo of their burning, blue candle.

…Which I love!…and I would love to share it, except I don’t have permission…

It’s led me to a question…

…Why don’t we photograph our burning, IBLD candles…and post them online as a collection, every IBLD?

It sounds like a neat tradition…simple…easy enough to do…

I’d be happy to start having this, as a feature in my IBLD posts…or the collection could be a stand alone post, during the days associated with IBLD [from the solstice, through the following Saturday].

Of course…it would be wise to be discrete, in how much surrounding you reveal…but, it’s a really neat idea…Isn’t it?

What say you?


Economic Update: Contradictions Coming Home…

Date: June 25, 2018

01) Economic Update: Contradictions Coming Home

“Economic Update: Contradictions Coming Home [S8 E2]
THIS WEEK’S TOPICS (w/timestamps):
00:52 – Updates on the exploding suicide rate in the U.S;
06:05 – irrational home-building reflects and worsens inequality;
08:07 – VA nurses sue because of overwork required but not paid for;
10:29 – Uihlein family donating large sums to extreme right wing candidates (including Roy Moore);
13:26 – and mocking claims that this is a one-person-one-vote democracy.
14:55 – SPECIAL GUEST: Interview with Eli Campbell on the exploding student debt issue and the campaign to boycott its repayment.”