White House Adviser: Trump Has IQ of Inbred Tanning Bed…


Date: September 19, 2018

01) White House Adviser: Trump Has IQ of Inbred Tanning Bed


“–Former White House adviser Gary Cohn reportedly claimed that Donald Trump has the “IQ of an inbred tanning bed,” becoming yet another name on the list of Trump’s harsh critics among his own former staffers.

Citation:
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/09/trump-has-the-iq-of-an-inbred-tanning-bed-says-gary-cohn

Border Patrol Agent Confesses To Being Serial Killer…


Date: September 19, 2018

01) Border Patrol Agent Confesses To Being Serial Killer


“(CNN) A supervisory US Border Patrol agent who authorities are calling a serial killer was arrested Saturday in the deaths of four people after a would-be fifth victim narrowly escaped harm and alerted a police officer.

Citation:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/15/us/us-border-patrol-agent-arrested-slayings/index.html


ICE Agents Arrested For HEINOUS Crimes:

“Less than a day after news broke that a Border Patrol agent has been apprehended and charged with murdering four women in Laredo, Texas, news has broken that an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer was apprehended and charged with ten felony counts of sodomy and one of incest in Medford, Oregon. Officials have stated that the charges against ICE officer Blake V. Northway have nothing to do with his role at ICE; ICE’s public affairs officer Tanya Roman has said in a statement that the agency “does not tolerate those who violate the law,” and that “ICE will continue to cooperate until this case has been resolved.” Northway has been put on leave. His bond is set at $1 million.”

Citizens United Starts To Crumble…


Date: September 19, 2018

01) BREAKING: Citizens United Starts To Crumble


“The Supreme Court has issued a ruling on dark money in politics.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday insisted that many donations to predominantly conservative political nonprofit groups — what’s often called dark money — be disclosed, seven weeks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

The ruling closes, at least for now, a loophole that has allowed wealthy donors to finance aggressive ads while staying anonymous. Crafted by the Federal Election Commission nearly 40 years ago, the loophole flourished after the 2010 Citizens United ruling.

The court set aside an order issued by Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday. The social welfare group Crossroads GPS, a defendant in the lawsuit, had fought to stall disclosure while it prepares to appeal. It failed in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and then appealed to the Supreme Court”

Citation:
https://www.npr.org/2018/09/18/648722358/supreme-court-orders-disclosure-for-dark-money-as-new-report-unveils-some-donors

Rick Grimes’ Number Is Up…


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Date: September 19, 2018

01) The Walking Dead cast shares thoughts on Andrew Lincoln’s departure


“Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, and Gale Anne Hurd tell EW’s Dalton Ross what they’re going to miss about Andrew Lincoln.”


What Andrew Lincoln’s Departure Means For The Walking Dead:

“If there’s one thing The Walking Dead has proven over its run, it’s that no one is safe. From Lori’s disturbing demise to the gruesome fates of Abraham and Glenn, the AMC series has made it pretty clear that in Robert Kirkman’s zombie apocalypse, the stakes are high. One character that has felt untouchable through all of it has been Rick Grimes. From the day he woke up in that Georgia hospital, Rick has beaten the odds quite a bit. On the heels of Carl’s passing, though, it looks like the show on the verge of an overhaul, and now it’s been reported that after season 9, Andrew Lincoln will leave the series that made him a household name. So, how might the end of the Ricktatorship impact the show moving forward? Here’s what Lincoln’s departure probably means for The Walking Dead…”

I’ve still got several episodes of season eight left to watch…but I have to say…I’m really welcoming a new direction, and the show being in new hands.

Season eight is worth watching, if you really are a deep fan of the show…but it is not an effortless watch…

Things which were senseless, lazy decisions every here and there [starting a few seasons back], have grown into lack of creativity, terrible lazy editing…and beating things to death [no…not zombies!], well beyond the point where they’ve worn out their welcome.

They destroyed the first two episodes of the season [and wasted a lot of time], by almost endlessly showing nothing but loud, disorienting gun battles…to the point of being obnoxious…I had to turn the volume up, to hear the calm, talking scenes that divided up the battles…then turn the volume down, when the guns started blaring…up down, up down, up down…

If they’d have shown two battles and represented the rest of it with a montage, it would have worked beautifully…I think.

Consequentially…the first two episodes are a virtual wasteland of loud gun fire…with very little story development going on…I can’t even imagine, why anyone thought this was a good idea.

Thus far…there’s not much character/relationship development in this season…let alone, story development…and what does happen, feels shallow and weird…

Carl’s death…after all these years building up his character as kind of weird, and not just a tad psychopathic [IE: the kid he murdered in season four]…he suddenly gets a [not overly interesting] “redemption” angle, from a sense of “social responsibility” that just cropped up out of nowhere…and he dies for his egalitarianism…Nothing you’d explicitly anticipate, given his past…but, it quickly morphs him into a hero, and drags his decline and death out, over about three episodes…

…If you can take something like the death of Carl Grimes [and I’m talking about the singular “death” episode, itself]…and you can drag it out so bad, and in such a way as you manage to annoy the hell out of the audience…you are doing something very, very, very wrong.

The death of this character was handled badly…To many factors were at play here [IE: Chandler isn’t that strong of an actor], which should have clued them in…it’s a mistake to drag this on, and on, and on…and freaking on…

And some of these cuts from one scene to another…it’s as if they entirely forgot how to mark that one scene is concluded, and a different one has begun…It’s crazy, how some different scenes blur into each other…Again, it’s disorienting…

I’ve still got disk four to watch…maybe there are episodes on disk five, I don’t know…but this has been a really weak season…which is a total shame, given everything that’s been covered this season…It should have been way better…

Even Rick and Daryl, given their long history, have somehow been saddled with a schizophrenic relationship…one that abruptly erupts into a fist fight, and a fallout…which is isolated, and never referenced afterwards…[thus far]…

So…this show needs to do some serious house cleaning, where it comes to people setting the direction, and overseeing things…

…I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do, with a soft reboot of sorts…At this point, it needs to happen.

If we still had the strong cast of established characters which we had in season six…I think it wouldn’t be quite the quandary, to replace Rick…But, they’ve not established a strong character for a while, now…They’ve just been killing off established characters…Most of the new characters in season eight, are meaningless to the audience.

Just reminiscing a bit…

Season two was always my favorite…It was the strongest the show ever offered, in my opinion…and the show was never quite so consistently good, afterwards. I know they eventually had to pull the show into an “action” direction…but the true heart and quality of The Walking Dead, always rested with the strong character stories and development…As the show kept distancing from this…it kept going down hill…slowly, but consistently.

Again…it needs to be in fresh hands…The people making decisions for season eight, did not know what they were doing…and it’s damaged the series.

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Living the Proof: My ’20 Years Online’ Anniversary…


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Date: September 18, 2018

01) Marking 20 Years: 1998-2018

I’m happy to announce that a few days back, I marked the twenty year anniversary of my arrival in the BoyLove/MAP community!

It all started at BoyChat!…

…And in the past two decades of personal writings and recordings…the grand total of victims raped or otherwise brutalized and abused, as a result of my sharing of myself to the world…is a big, fat ZERO!

Nobody has befallen an ill fate, of any form, as result of my consistent, twenty years of multi-pronged human expression, as a living BoyLover.

We can exist in peace!

…This is the reality, of a MAPs voice in this world…

…I have been actively exercising my own voice for over two decades…and the world is just as fine, alive and full of possibilities, as it ever has been.

This is why we persevere…to disprove all doubters, who claim this exact thing cannot be entirely peaceful…or constructive.

I am living proof [as many of us are], that the sky will never fall, on account of tolerance for MAPs.


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Experiences You Cant Really Prove…


Date: September 18, 2018

01) God is a Thug & Attacks the Show – Jason – Florida – Talk Heathen 02.35

“Talk Heathen 02.35 for September 2, 2018 with Jamie Boone and Matt Dillahunty.

Talk Heathen is a weekly call-in television show in Austin, Texas geared toward long-form and on-going dialogue with theists & atheists about religion, theism, & secularism. Talk Heathen is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin.

The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop & support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing & friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of government-religion separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists & to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.

We define atheism as the lack of belief in gods. This definition also encompasses what most people call agnosticism.

NOTES

The views and opinions expressed by hosts, guests, or callers are their own and not necessarily representative of the Atheist Community of Austin.”

I’m not sure if I’ve written or talked about this previously…but I’ve had one repetitive experience, going all the way back to my boyhood, which I never tend to talk about…and it might seem in stark contrast to my atheism…but the main reason I never talk about it…is because there is no way for me to prove it…so, why bother?…

…I’ve also been able to determine no rhyme or reason to it, except maybe once…possibly twice, if a more recent incident comes to pass…and I only have vivid memories of this occurring…probably less than a dozen times, over my lifetime…yet, I did experience them…sometimes, with amazing detail…including a sight, accompanied by sound…or smell…or a thought going through my head…

I had my first, privately verifiable incident, probably when I was fourteen, or so…

…I would see incidents and setting so exact in my dreams…that it would stop me in my tracks, when I physically encountered that exact incident and setting…and it wasn’t solely typical stuff…It might be typical…but maybe a specific song was playing on the radio…or a specific, uncommon smell would be occurring…or a partial thought going through my mind, was suddenly being completed…and it’s almost stunning…

But again…I cannot prove these things to anyone else…They are only real to me…The only other people who are likely to believe, are those who’ve also had repeated experiences like this.

For all I know…they could be “schizophrenic” experiences, where maybe I didn’t have the dream at all…but I’m having the overwhelming sensation that I’ve already seen and experienced this in a dream?…a false memory of a dream?

It’s happened enough times over the years…to where I don’t believe that’s the case…

…I think, my mind has somehow managed to peer into the future, a number of times…

Strange thing is…most of the time, it doesn’t mean anything…Like it’s just showing itself to say, “See?…Here I am!”…

I don’t even believe in clairvoyance…Yet, I have a very strong intuition…a very strong gut sense…and my dreams have delivered to me unexplained, sometimes troubling, bits of information…

It’s nothing I’ve ever been able to control…like it always seeks me out…not the other way around.

I do wonder the value of sharing this…because having this type of first hand experience, probably seems really contradictory, to the analytical and rational mind that I have…

…I have an open mind…more so, than is probably clear [at least as regards to “supernatural” issues]…but, I’m a strident skeptic.

I can accept that unexplained things do happen…

…What I don’t accept, is fluffy and mystical explanations for those experiences.

Ted Cruz Mailing Donation Requests Disguised as Legal Summonses…


Date: September 18, 2018

01) DESPERATE: Ted Cruz Mailing Donation Requests Disguised as Legal Summonses


“–In yet another sign of total desperation in his re-election campaign against Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke, Ted Cruz’ campaign for US Senator from Texas sends out deceptive donation requests disguised as legal summonses

Citation:
https://www.newsweek.com/ted-cruz-beto-orourke-texas-election-midterms-letters-1123146


Ted Cruz Caught SCAMMING People For Money:

“Ted Cruz’s Texas senatorial campaign has sent hundreds of thousands of mailers seeking donations that are meant to look like official county summons, a high-ranking campaign official confirmed to Newsweek.

The brown envelopes read “SUMMONS ENCLOSED-OPEN IMMEDIATELY” in large black letters, and have a return address of “official county summons.”

While the letter inside the envelope was a donation form for the Cruz campaign, there was some fear that some voters might be confused by the mailer and believe that they were required by law to pay a fee.”