Pornhub Is the Kinsey Report of Our Time…


Date: June 16, 2017

01) Pornhub Is the Kinsey Report of Our Time

“The streaming sex empire may have done more to expand the sexual dreamscape than Helen Gurley Brown, Masters and Johnson, or Sigmund Freud.

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On the internet, there is a maxim known as Rule 34, which states: If you can imagine it, there is porn of it. No exceptions. And now that we are solidly into the age of internet pornography, I believe we are ready for another maxim: If there is porn of it, people will try it. (Maybe we can call it Rule 35.) And if people are trying that thing, then inevitably some of them will make videos of that thing and upload those to the internet. The result: an infinitely iterating feedback loop of sexual trial and error. Once upon a time, someone would try something new on film and it would take years to circulate on VHS or DVD through a relatively small community of porn watchers. But today, even the mainstream is porn-literate, porn-saturated, and porn-conversant. For a sexual butterfly effect to take place, you don’t even need to try that thing with your body — you can watch it, text about it, post jokes about it on Tumblr, chat about it on Grindr, masturbate while thinking about it, and type its name into so many search engines as to alter the sexual universe. There is such a thing, now, as a sexual meme — erotic acts and fantasies that replicate and spread like wildfire.

For we are living in a golden age of sexual creativity — an erotic renaissance that is, I believe, unprecedented in human history. Today you can, in a matter of minutes, see more boners than the most orgiastic member of Caligula’s court would see in a lifetime. This is, in itself, enough to revolutionize sexual culture at every level. But seeing isn’t even the whole story — because each of us also has the ability to replicate, share, and reinvent everything we see. Taken as a whole, this vast trove of smut is the Kinsey Report of our time, shedding light on the multiplicity of erotic desires and sexual behaviors in our midst.

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Pornography is more than a mere causal agent in the way we screw. It has also become a laboratory of the sexual imagination — and as such, it offers insight into a collective sexual consciousness that is in a state of high-speed evolution.”

Why I Don’t Do Other People’s Media…


Date: June 16, 2016

01) Fake News Australia: A Feature Not A Bug


This is a very good observation, on the rotten way mainstream media commonly mistreats people with politically incorrect views.

Please don’t imagine that I’ve never been asked to show up on a substantial media platform…I have…a live, regional news program in Canada…

I’m not a big enough idiot, to go walking into the enemies lair…or any kind of setting, that may turn hostile and manipulative. Nothing good will come from that…and that is exactly what important issues do not need…It makes dialogue impossible…It’s a dialogue killer.

This doesn’t mean I consider everyone an idiot, when they possess politically incorrect views and they go onto mainstream [or hostile] media…But some people are far better suited for that, than I…If they’re up to it, and gifted in that way…have at it…But know, you commonly wont be treated right.

This is not a gamble that I take.

Warrior Dad: A Father’s Journey Into Arizona’s Flawed Juvenile Justice System…


Date: June 15, 2017

01) Warrior Dad: A Father’s Journey Into Arizona’s Flawed Juvenile Justice System

“Despite its name, the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections never was meant to be penal. Instead, the agency’s mission is to help and treat kids who run afoul of the law.

But it’s ADJC that too often has found itself in trouble.

Twice now, the state agency has fallen under intense scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice, amid federal orders to improve services and ensure safety.”

Polygraph therapy scrutinized in child porn case…


Date: June 15, 2017

01) Polygraph therapy scrutinized in child porn case

“The therapist he meets with regularly has found Llanga Moran “forthcoming and engaged in sessions,” but prosecutors want a so-called lie-detector test to determine whether Llanga Moran has accepted responsibility for his crime. Llanga Moran drew the government’s skepticism with his insistence that there is an innocent explanation for the start to his habit. He said he had been trying to download Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” on a file-sharing service, when he stumbled upon the pornography that he found “morbidly intriguing” rather than sexually arousing.Assistant U.S. Attorney Drew Rolle wants a court-ordered polygraph, but U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto appeared reluctant to grant such relief on June 13 after putting a psychiatrist, a probation officer and several attorneys in the hot seat at a three-hour hearing.”

The War on Human Sexuality: YouTube Star Austin Jones Arrested for Two Counts of Child Pornography…


Date: June 15, 2017

01) YouTube Star Austin Jones Arrested for Two Counts of Child Pornography

“YouTube singer Austin Jones was returning to the U.S. following a concert in Poland on Monday when he was taken into custody at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The 24-year-old was arrested on two counts of production of child pornography. If convicted, he could land in prison for a minimum of 15 years.

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Court documents state that Jones was allegedly in communication with two underage female victims via Facebook in August 2016 and May 2017, and in both interactions, had asked the 14- and 15-year-old victims to “prove” to him that they were his biggest fans by sending him sexually explicit videos.

In the criminal complaint, one girl admitted that she made 15 videos for Jones as recently as May 4th, in what she called an “audition.”

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Jones’ other alleged victim, whom he chatted with in August 2016, alleged that the singer told her she would get to perform a sex act on him if she were “lucky.” […] Federal authorities said the girl sent Jones a total of 25 videos, including eight that were sexually explicit.”

If they are willing to do, what they are likely to do to this kid over a handful of videos, embodying normal human sexuality…

…And nobody is willing to rise up, saying the institutions behind this monstrosity deserve being burned to the ground…

…then the human species, and it’s cultures, are irredeemably terminal.

You know what’s likely to happen to this kid, right?…

…The moral outrage, of those who fancy themselves “better”, will see to it that he gets tormented and regularly raped for such a long period of his life, that he will likely be mentally destroyed by the experience…then spat back out into the world, where he wont be able to function…

…And all over a bit of video making, and masturbation…which is typical for young people and kids…

This is a war on human sexuality…When are people going to open up their eyes, and understand this?

We’re not talking about a hostile or violent act here…not even a dangerous one…

…We are talking about the morals being offended, of moral elitists.

…That is all these laws exist to serve.

Librivox: Moby Dick, or the Whale…


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Date: June 15, 2017

01) Moby Dick, or the Whale

“Read by Stewart Wills

Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique — but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book’s eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have referred to the 1851 Moby Dick as the first “modern” novel. (Summary by Stewart Wills)”

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