The Prevention Project: Interview with Dr. Allyson Walker’s to Discuss their MAP Resiliency research…

Date: February 13, 2018

01) Interview with Dr. Allyson Walker’s to Discuss their MAP Resiliency research

“In this interview, Dr. Walker explains the results of their research studying resiliency in Minor Attracted Persons (MAPs) also referred to as pedophiles. A discussion of their findings as well as the distinction between contact vs. anti-contact pedophilia is explored, along with pedophilia being a type of sexual orientation.”

Nobody deserves the kinds of abuse touched on, in this podcast…”anti contact” or otherwise…

…And there are many great MAP communities online…B4U-ACT and Virtuous Pedophiles are but two of them…

…Just because they don’t all have the same “party line”, doesn’t mean they aren’t great.

My roots are in BoyChat…One of the best damn forums the internet has ever seen…And I would have it no other way.

Craig Harper: Let’s talk about sex (dolls)…

Date: February 13, 2018

01) Let’s talk about sex (dolls)

“Recent conversations, though, have turned to whether those who use sex dolls pose a risk to women and children. One issue with these conversations, though, is that they aren’t conversations at all. They tend to be ideologically driven rants, with dissenters being shouted done and haunted out of the conversation.

For the remainder of this essay, my aim is to set out the arguments and evidence in relation to both sides of this debate.

A team led by Milton Diamond examined the effects of pornography consumption on rates of sexual abuse, and found support for the cathartic effect hinted at by Ferguson and Hartley. Diamond’s team drew upon a period in Czech law whereby the ownership of pornography (including material involving children) was legal. They reported a significant reduction in rates of sexual abuse during this time, which echoed similar trends in Denmark and Japan in relation to the sexual abuse of children.

Diamond and his collaborators stopped short of suggesting that so-called pornographic material involving real children should be legalized. Instead, they argued that artificially-produced material might serve as a useful preventative substitute for some people with sexual interests in children who are actively trying to not offend against real children.”

Mark Griffiths, a distinguished professor of behavioural addictions, emphasises six characteristics that could indicate that somebody engaging in a particular behaviour is ‘addicted’: salience, mood modification, conflict, tolerance, relapse, and withdrawal.

Along with several colleagues, Griffiths has developed the Problematic Pornography Consumption Scale, in which these six characteristics are statistically represented.

Interesting article.

Steemit/Dtube vs. YouTube…

Date: February 13, 2018

01) Steemit/Dtube vs. YouTube [Does not seem to be working, at present.]”

WTF is D-Tube & Steemit.. & Why You SHOULD Care:

Apparently…Dtube is built on javascript…Not sure if that’s a good thing, or not.

I think you have to use a browser like FireFox, in order to fully access these websites [open an account, etc.].

Not sure how viable Dtube and Steemit are, as platforms for MAPs to be on…But I’m intrigued by the possibility of a new video hosting website…where, theoretically, you wont get censored.

The whole “getting paid structure”, confuses me…Somehow, being tied to crypto currency “provides the money”?…

…I just don’t get that…Where is the primary service [and hence, income] coming from?

A service that runs on ads, makes sense…but this?…

…You just write/blog…upload videos…vote and comment…and magically, there is currency there to pay you for your efforts?…

Don’t get me wrong…I’m not planning on making a go at professional media creation…

…I’ve just always thought the crypto currency scene comes off…like a Ponzi scam of some sort.

I’m not interested in it, for making money…but I’ve tried to do reading on things like Bitcoin, to attempt understanding it…how people are “mining” it…

…I kind of get parts of it…but I still don’t see where real life value is getting pumped into the crypto currency market…

…It’s like a corporation, without any physical assets…just stock shares, and a mission to assist in purchases.

When they release new coins…how do they get their value?…Who has paid for it?

Chris Hedges “Fascism in the Age of Trump”…

Date: February 12, 2018

01) Chris Hedges “Fascism in the Age of Trump”

“Journalist, author and war correspondent Chris Hedges spoke at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on November 10, 2017 on fascism and empire in the age of Trump.

Chris Hedges is the best-selling author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. A quote from the book was used as the opening title quotation in the critically-acclaimed and Academy Award-winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker. The quote reads: “The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.”

Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig, has written twelve books, including the New York Times bestseller Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. Some of his other books include Unspeakable (2016), Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative to Revolt (2015), Death of the Liberal Class (2010), Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009), I Don’t Believe in Atheists (2008) and the best selling American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (2008). In 2011, Nation Books published a collection of Hedges’ Truthdig columns called The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.

Hedges previously spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years.

Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. The Los Angeles Press Club honored Hedges’ original columns in Truthdig by naming the author the Online Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011. The LAPC also granted him the Best Online Column award in 2010 for his Truthdig essay “One Day We’ll All Be Terrorists.”

Hedges is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University and The University of Toronto. He currently teaches prisoners at a maximum-security prison in New Jersey.”

Chris Hedges Q&A “Fascism in the Age of Trump”:

Breathing These Words: “The Things We Do Not Become” by Katelynn Ulrich…

Date: February 12, 2018

01) Breathing These Words: “The Things We Do Not Become” by Katelynn Ulrich

“At The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s 6th annual outdoor StoryHarvest: A Celebration of Art and Food from Seed to Table, we were proud to feature Breathing These Words, created by poets Nancy Klepsch and Danielle Colin. A pop-up poetry project that involved scattered poetry readings at vacant buildings connected to the public art project Breathing Lights, Breathing These Words hosted community-based workshops for students and seniors.

At Freedom Square, 35 5th Avenue, Troy (the mystical spot where 6th Ave. meets 5th Ave. at 101st St.) Co-sponsored by Workforce Development Institute, Unity House, Troy Zero Waste and Breathing Lights.”

It’s Even Worse Than You Think: David Cay Johnston & Greg Palast…

Date: February 12, 2018

01) It’s Even Worse Than You Think: David Cay Johnston & Greg Palast

“A narcissistic know-nothing con artist who has spent his entire life swindling others while repeatedly urging followers to commit criminal acts of violence against his critics,” writes David Cay Johnston. Who could he be talking about? I asked…

Full frontal exposure of the Trump Presidency by two New York Times bestselling investigative reporters — conversing, debating. This event was broadcast live from our sold out event in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 31.

Watch Palast question Johnston about the accusations in his book, including Johnston’s revelation of Trump’s 2005 tax return — and his explanation of why it reeks of criminality!”