Date: January 12, 2016
Ever find yourself asking yourself…how in the heck did we ever watch these cheesy videos, and not be left thinking…”You know…there’s something really off and freaky, about those people”?…
…Not that I’m judging…The song is really good…or a guilty pleasure, at the bare minimum.
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Date: January 11, 2016
Forgive that this issue isn’t so diverse, but it’s a crime that I’ve not included Tom O’Carroll from the very start. Everything that he posts on his blog is top notch…A lot of the response comments are likewise.
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Date: January 11, 2016
“Lately there’s been a lot of talk about whether Ted Cruz is an actual natural born citizen of the United States and eligible to be president. Donald Trump of course thinks he’s not. Cruz responded by showing his birth certificate. Cenk Uygur, host of the The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“For years, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) has been dogged by a backburner controversy about whether he is eligible to serve as President since he was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada in 1970. But since Cruz’s mother was an American citizen, the place of his birth actually is irrelevant to his eligibility.
Yet Cruz’s mother’s name appears on a Canadian government document, obtained by TPM in 2013, that lists Canadian citizens eligible to vote in 1974.”
Date: January 11, 2016
“People like Takagi who struggle with pedophilic impulses but have never acted on them have been the subject of much media attention. With a paucity of reliable scientific data about their circumstances and no known medical or psychiatric cure, many of these individuals rely strictly on self-control to avoid acting on their urges. Takagi believes there is another option.
Struggling to reconcile his attraction to children with a conviction that they should be protected, Takagi founded Trottla, a company that produces life-like child sex dolls. For more than a decade, Trottla has shipped anatomically-correct imitations of girls as young as five to clients around the world.
“We should accept that there is no way to change someone’s fetishes,” Takagi insisted. “I am helping people express their desires, legally and ethically. It’s not worth living if you have to live with repressed desire.”
Several treatments for pedophilia exist, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and chemical castration, and other interventions intended to suppress urges. A meta-analysis conducted by the Mayo Clinic recently concluded that the treatments “do not change the pedophile’s basic sexual orientation toward children.”
“Just because a person is pedophilically inclined,” [Dr.] Beier concluded, “doesn’t mean he is a danger.”
So much to respond to here…
It’s worth reading the whole article.
I’m not going to offer much comment here…but I would be intrigued to know a few things…
…like the price tag for such an item…and just how life like it honestly is…and whether there has been any legal obstacles, in people purchasing and receiving them.
No…I don’t really want one…In my younger days, I did have a bit of varied experience with sex toys…None of them ever really impressed me…Well…one of them was fun, but didn’t last more than a couple of months…so…if it’s not worth the money, then it’s not impressive.
I gave up on sex toys, many years ago…Child dolls does not really excite me…because it’s just another lifeless thing, which cant share or enjoy the experience.
That is a point which gets lost on so many people…the fact that many pedophiles get excited and aroused, by the sexual excitement, discovery and deep pleasure, experienced by the child him/herself.
Sexuality is not a selfish thing for me…It is critical that whomever I would be with, is having as enjoyable a time [or better] than me…so, if I lack a living reciprocator [a presence which is vital to my own sexual climax], what’s the use?…It’s just rubbing on a lifeless mass of material, and having to clean it up afterwards…No thank you.
…But the fact it exists intrigues me.
I don’t know if these are legal in the U.S…though I can expect, they’d try to limit people’s ability to get them, even if they are legal.
One has to wonder…if they made a porno movie with such a doll…could they be prosecuted for it.
Date: January 11, 2016
Response to Tom O’Carroll, and sentiments on “coming to an end”…
On this upcoming June 22nd, I will see my ten year anniversary of entering the blogosphere…with all it’s memories and experiences, good and bad.
I’m looking forward to it, and it’s what’s mostly prompted me to get off my behind, and start republishing the content from my first [and possibly most relevant] blog…but, it’s going to be a ton of work, no doubt.
Surveying the whole landscape..I think the best thing for me, is that I never approached this as a “single issue” project…At the bare minimum, I had my atheism to walk along side my BoyLove…And over the years, I evolved into social and human rights issues, which aren’t solely connected to either of those things…but they often effect those things.
I don’t really see myself as a BoyLove writer/speaker…nor an atheist writer/speaker…I’m a decent human being, who cares about this world…and the plight of others…even those who aren’t like me. Because of this…I try to share things which uplift, improve and help people grow as individuals…and I salt in my own thoughts [on many things], along the way.
Evolving has kept me going…because it’s kept the journey fresh…and challenging…Or at least engaging…I think it’s also helped to deflect the notion, that I’m “obsessed with” adult child sexual relations.
It’s frustrating watching you guys from across the pond…and the meddling government, which targets your base freedom of speech.
That is really what happened to Newgon, causing it’s gradual grinding to a halt…The government where it’s original owner lived, made it illegal to have such a website. This kind of interference is serious.
I’m glad to see the revival occurring, where people like us are really starting to dig in and hold our own…
…But like anyone who has been doing this kind of thing for an extended amount of time…I can attest, that you go through phases and periods…where you just don’t know where you are heading…and sometimes, you feel like you are falling out of the drive to do it…Sometimes, it [and everything associated with it] is overwhelming…Sometimes, you feel like you cant do it anymore.
I wrestle with an inevitability…that my eyesight is deteriorating so badly, I don’t know how long I can keep this up…never mind that they will likely start pushing censorship laws [repealing the U.S. Constitution’s first amendment?], in the coming years…And I may lose all contact, with a community I’ve been part of for almost two decades…I wont even know what to do with myself, if that happens…I might end up going crazy in the isolation.
Why am I sharing all of this?…
…Because I understand your state of mind all too well, Tom.
Watching things go…and facing our own departure, is a hard burden in it’s own right.
I would like to take this chance to encourage others out there…If you see meaningful things, which speak to your issues, which are being created by marginalized people…archive copies of it…keep them…share them…Hell…when the creator is gone, republish them…Keep it circulating.
We need to stand as a collective…because no single voice leads forever.
Date: January 10, 2016
“David Bowie, the infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday.
His death was confirmed by his publicist, Steve Martin, on Monday morning. No other details were provided.
Mr. Bowie had been treated for cancer for the last 18 months, according to a statement on his social-media accounts. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family,” a post on his Facebook page read.”
Writing this on the day after [January 11, 2016], I am trying hard to remember if I had even read or heard anything about David getting cancer. I think I vaguely remember a local DJ mentioning something about it, last summer…But it being terminal, is a total shock to me…and realizing this the day after his death…it’s honestly dumbfounding.
When it comes to musicians from the 60’s and 70’s like David Bowie…I came from the kind of family setting, where you had a vague familiarity with their music, and the fact that they were out there in the world…but you were never intimately familiar with them, or their work.
Some of these people and groups evolved, and were part of the scene when I really got bit by the music bug at about twelve or so…and my parents divorced, which moved me to a different setting where enjoyment of music was very open and liberal…David Bowie was having a resurgence and was huge again…”Let’s Dance” was a huge hit on the radio…and I loved the song…still do, today.
That was the era of his career, which was the real introduction for me, as an individual.
It would not be until the early to mid nineties, when I would start exploring David’s earlier work…which I had some familiarity with…but not like I would come to know and love it, as time passed by.
Like a number of older bands and artists [Alice Cooper, KISS, etc.]…I developed a deep appreciation for David’s music and talent…not just the “soundtrack of my life” stuff [which several tracks could sincerely fit into]…but on a wider scale…I came to love a number of songs, I never genuinely knew before.
You wonder where all the time goes…and how someone who was once so vibrant, has faded out of the public eye…to the point you don’t even know what is going on with them anymore…Then you discover they are dead.
Of course…it happens to everybody…But I was not at all prepared to learn about this one…
Goodbye, David Bowie (1947-2016)
Thank you, for what you have given to us.
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Date: January 08, 2016
“Some paedophiles might be hard-wired to commit their abusive acts. Should that alter their crime in the eyes of the law?”
The question posed…
“If paedophilia is innate, should we isolate paedophiles before they commit a crime?”
Short answer…No!…Don’t be ridiculous!
Slightly longer answer…How exactly are you going to make distinctions and draw lines, when you are supposing who is allegedly a public danger? Age of consent is commonly a matter of dispute…and highly subjective.
This is nothing but a witch hunt.
However…If the day ever comes, where society supposes it has a right to restrict me to limited quarters…I expect [nay…I demand], that I be treated to the lavish life of a king…No expense should ever be spared on my comfort, my needs, nor my entertainment…I should eat only the finest of foods…lots of lobster, crab legs, shrimp, scallops and calamari…with the best fruits and vegetables…and awesome salads…lots of them…prepared by the finest chefs…And I expect a limitless allowance, to spend on Amazon.com…and I want my own airplane…I’ll let you know any future addendums, if the need arises.
Short of this [and likely even then]…you will never, ever, ever, ever, under any circumstances imaginable, shackle me or place me in a cage. I will die fighting, if need be.
You want to treat me like a rabid animal?…
…Then I can take up that role, in facing down any assailant…It’s only fair.
When it comes to survival, in the face of people trying to take it away…there is no gentlemen’s rule to abide by.
Comment on the linked essay:
I’ve only browsed it…It starts off with a pedophile horror story…but looks to wander through different social questions. It may be worth a read.
Speaking to this dehumanizing question:
…And yes, fine…the original term chosen was “isolate”…not imprison…but I don’t see much of a difference, in the context of this question…Frankly…it is ostracizing from society…which is unconscionable.
Truth be told…given the kinds of things “normal” people say too us, about us, wish upon us, threaten against us [much of which is lies, or indefensibly sick and demented violence]…we are at least a thousand times more justified to be paranoid of them, than they are to be paranoid about us.
Date: January 08, 2016
“Filmed at the Royal Geographical Society on 22nd May 2013.
Daniel Dennett is one of the world’s most original and provocative thinkers. A philosopher and cognitive scientist, he is known as one of the ‘Four Horseman of New Atheism’ along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and the late Christopher Hitchens.
On May 22nd he came to Intelligence Squared to share the insights he has acquired over his 40-year career into the nature of how we think, decide and act. Dennett revealed his favourite thinking tools, or ‘intuition pumps’, that he and others have developed for addressing life’s most fundamental questions. As well as taking a fresh look at familiar moves — Occam’s Razor, reductio ad absurdum — he discussed new cognitive solutions designed for the most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, consciousness and free will.
By acquiring these tools and learning to use them wisely, we can all aspire to better understand the world around us and our place in it.”
Date: January 08, 2016
“Members of Goldsmiths Islamic Society (ISOC) attempt to intimidate and disrupt during a talk by Maryam Namazie at Goldsmiths University, UK.”
In total fairness to the audience, a few Muslims do react to what is going on with balanced comments. A few are clearly outraged at the behavior, which was intended to shut down this lecture. However…it looks like a considerable fraction of the audience, was people infiltrating the event to disrupt it.
Where was campus security in all of this? The men up in front should have been arrested, and taken away. Bad, bad, bad behavior. Civilized humans don’t behave like that.
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Date: January 08, 2015
“A large study conducted in the United Kingdom failed to find evidence of a robust link between cannabis use and lowered intelligence among teenagers.
The study, published online January 6 in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, found a statistical association between cannabis use and decreased intellectual performance. However, this association vanished when the researchers took other variables into account. “The notion that cannabis use itself is causally related to lower IQ and poorer educational performance was not supported in this large teenage sample,” wrote Claire Mokrysz of the University College London and her colleagues.
The findings are based on 2,235 teenagers who participated in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), a long-term study following children born in the Bristol area in 1991 and 1992. The children had their IQ tested at the age of 8, and again at the age of 15. Nearly a quarter of the participants reported having tried cannabis at least once, and 3.3 percent had used the drug at least 50 times.”
“After adjustment to account for these group differences, cannabis use by the age of 15 did not predict either lower teenage IQ scores or poorer educational performance,” the researchers explained.