MB OMNI Entertainment System – The 1980s 8-Track games machine…


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Date: June 03, 2020

01) MB OMNI Entertainment System – The 1980s 8-Track games machine


“The Omni from Milton Bradley is a product that straddles 70s and 80s technologies. At it’s core, it’s a game, an electronic quiz machine. However if you examine the way it works, it could be described as an interactive computer that reads program data from tapes…. 8-track tapes. In the video above I demonstrate what it does and how it does it…but first I have to get it working.”

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Understanding the Difference Between Pedophilia and Mental Illness (Narrated)…


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Date: June 03, 2020

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.
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Pedophilia:

Pedophilia is a biological [bodily] function.

Mental Illness:

Mental illness concerns cognitive and emotional dysfunction.

Comments:

Claiming that pedophilia is a mental illness, is akin to saying someone is mentally ill because their stomach growls when they are hungry…or because they burp and fart “to much”…or sneeze, cough and have a runny nose, when infected by a virus…

There is no conscious thought process which goes into sexual orientation…It’s just an involuntary reflex, which happens whether you want it to or not.

It is absurd to call a mental illness, what in all actuality is the body doing it’s own natural thing.

In addition…what constitutes “mental illness” is a mine field of biased subjectivity, shifting standards and, sometimes, incredibly awful ideas on proper “treatment”.

Don’t get me wrong…pedophiles can go mentally ill…but no sexual orientation is a mental illness, in it’s own right.

Possibly, many outsiders get the wrong idea when MAP’s embrace and promote mental health groups like B4U-ACT. This is not embracing the notion, that “being a pedophile means you are mentally ill”…It merely acknowledges that pedophiles, hebephiles and ephebophiles commonly face life long stressors, which increase the likelihood of any one of us developing a mental illness…And many of us believe strongly, that there should be resources available for any MAP in need of them.

Biological functions can greatly influence mental health…but they are not exactly the same thing.


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Ethan Gold – Our Love Is Beautiful…

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Date: June 03, 2020

01) Our Love Is Beautiful


“Our Love is Beautiful by Ethan Gold”

Thought I’d repost this great song [yet again, to place it in the Being Human series].

Whenever someone wants to mistreat you for being a MAP, remember…

…Our love is beautiful!…And nobody can take that away from us.

We have nothing to apologize for.

This world is lucky to have us […yes, the hell it is!]…Don’t ever let anyone get away with telling you different.

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Bunker Boy Trump Demolished By The Lincoln Project…


Date: June 02, 2020

01) Bunker Boy Trump Demolished By The Lincoln Project


“The Lincoln Project has once again called out Donald Trump in an amazing way.

The ad, which first appeared on CNN, focuses on the Confederate flag as not just a symbol of the Civil War, but also a lasting representative icon for many Trump supporters, despite its ugly history as a symbol of succession and slavery from 150 years ago.

The Lincoln Group is comprised of Republican political operatives and thought leaders including Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson, Bill Kristol, and perhaps most notably, George Conway, husband to White House Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway. The Lincoln Group has already endorsed Joe Biden for president.

Citation:
https://www.mediaite.com/trump/watch-lincoln-groups-new-anti-trump-attack-ad-goes-after-failed-race-relations-in-flag-of-treason/

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Officers Nearly Beat Innocent College Student to Death—Then Claim Immunity from All Accountability…


Date: June 02, 2020

01) Officers Nearly Beat Innocent College Student to Death—Then Claim Immunity from All Accountability


“You probably don’t know it, but federal agents are working closely with police where you live. Over the past few decades, joint task forces staffed by both state and federal police have become common. They now number more than one thousand. As a result of these federal/state partnerships, the government often plays what amounts to a shell game that makes it impossible to hold individual officers to account if they violate someone’s constitutional rights by, for example, engaging in police brutality or other misdeeds.

https://ij.org/case/brownback-v-king/

Here’s how it works: The tools an individual can use to hold a government officer to account for violating the Constitution depend on whether the officer was acting under state or federal law. But if an officer acts under both state and federal law—as it does when a joint task force is involved—the question becomes murkier. An officer accused of abusing his federal authority can claim he was actually acting using his state-law authority, and an officer accused of abusing his state-law authority can say he was really acting as a federal officer. Plaintiffs are left guessing and sometimes end up thrown out of court altogether.

James King, a law-abiding college student in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was forced to play this game after he was brutally beaten in an unjustifiable case of mistaken identity. Task force members misidentified James as a fugitive; stopped, searched, beat and choked him into unconsciousness; and then—even after it was clear they had the wrong man—arrested James and charged his with a series of felonies to cover their tracks. After fighting a criminal prosecution aimed at preventing James from vindicating his constitutional rights and sending him to prison, James was acquitted. But that was just the beginning.

When James filed a lawsuit against the officers to hold them to account for their actions, the officers argued they were entitled to several forms of immunity and persuaded the court to throw out James’ case. An appeals court reversed the worst parts of that decision, but the government has now taken James’ case to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to shield the officers from any accountability for violating the Constitution.

James has partnered with the Institute for Justice to protect the rights of all Americans who encounter federal and state task forces. As part of IJ’s Project on Immunity and Accountability, James and IJ are asking the Supreme Court to end the shell game and hold officers to account when they violate individuals’ Constitution rights.”

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The Neurobiology and Psychology of Pedophilia: Recent Advances and Challenges [2015]…


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June 01, 2020

01) The Neurobiology and Psychology of Pedophilia: Recent Advances and Challenges

Thanks to flashraid99!

“Research found that the activations seen in heterosexual and homosexual pedophiles to child stimuli are nearly indistinguishable from those in heterosexual and homosexual healthy males to adult stimuli (Ponseti et al., 2012); this supports the assumption that pedophilia is primarily a sexual age preference similarly to teleiophilia. The activation pattern among heterosexual and homosexual pedophiles and healthy male teleiophiles includes the caudate nucleus, cingulate cortex, insula, fusiform gyrus, temporal cortex, occipital cortex, thalamus, amygdala, and cerebellum. Despite the similarity in activation patterns between pedophilic and teleiophilic men, the novel pattern classification technique has been successfully applied based on the presentation of preferred sexual stimuli and resulted in a mean accuracy of 95%, with 100% specificity and 88% sensitivity (Ponseti et al., 2012; Mohnke et al., 2014), thereby showing a promising new approach for classifying subjects.”


COMMENT from SUBMITTER:

[This text] could help prove pedophilia as normal and not a paraphilia, this is because both non pedophiles and pedophiles were activated by the child stimuli. Note that it does mention that they were still able to group pedophiles based on their preference. However I think this clearly indicates how society impact the preference, as biologically they did feel the same, but likely refused it due to the negative information on pedophilia. – flashraid99

It’s been known for some time, that people who cannot be classified as “pedophiles” still have involuntary responses of sexual arousal to prepubescent children, at a rather high rate.

They’re not pedophiles, by way of the fact that prepubescent humans are not preferred by them…However, they still cannot turn off their automatic stimulation, when faced with the sex organs of another human being, regardless of that other human beings age.

Personally…I’ve always thought it was bunk, that there is supposedly some biological switch that “turns off” sexual arousal to the genitalia [or other body part] of another…just because it is small, or hairless. The whole premise makes no sense.

In fact…I’d argue the gross, stinky hair and other developments that occur with the adult body, make the child body far more appealing…on average…

…But, I’m kind of biased…being a pedophile, and all. 😉

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