He Started Puberty When He Was 2 Years Old. Now, He’s Sharing His Experience…


Date: January 29, 2019

01) He Started Puberty When He Was 2 Years Old. Now, He’s Sharing His Experience

“One thing all humans have in common is that at a certain point in our childhood, we go through puberty: we get bigger, our bodies change, we often get a little rambunctious and moody, and we mature sexually.

But imagine if those changes occurred not when you were 11 or 13 or 15 years old, but when you were a toddler. That was the experience of Patrick Burleigh, who has a rare genetic mutation that triggers testosterone production far younger than normal.

Doctors call it precocious puberty.

“It’s extremely rare — it’s estimated that there might be like fewer than 1,000 of us,” says Burleigh, who wrote about his experience in New York magazine. “And basically it’s a mutation of the luteinizing hormone chorionic gonadotropin receptor gene, which is responsible for triggering testosterone production in the testicles.”

Burleigh tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson his family was anticipating his symptoms of early puberty because his father, grandfather and great-grandfather all went through it, too. One of the first was pubic hair when Burleigh was just 2 years old.

“I was bigger — considerably bigger — than a 2-year-old, and also [had] impulsive behavior that’s characteristic of someone going through puberty,” he says. “Like just, you know, an inability to control my impulses, aggressive outbursts, hitting other kids, tantrums that were kind of truly epic — just behavior that was extreme.”

Unfortunately…since this just aired a little while ago, the audio is not available for listening to at the time of this posting…It may not be, for a few days…Plus, it’s a two part interview…so…the second half will play, whenever the next episode airs…maybe tomorrow?…

I’ll try to remember to follow up, with a post on the second half.

‘Sharenting’: Can Parents Post Too Much About Their Kids Online?…


Date: January 29, 2019

01) ‘Sharenting’: Can Parents Post Too Much About Their Kids Online?

“For many of us, posting on social media is a daily habit. For parents, that often means updates about what their young children are up to. But can parents be guilty of sharing too much about their kids online?

The phenomenon is called “sharenting” — and now, some experts say parents ought to pay closer attention to what they’re sharing.

Stacey Steinberg, associate director of the Center on Children and Families at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, says sharenting represents a “cultural shift” in the way kids grow up.

“Social media has only been around for about a decade or so, and so as parents, we’re first learning about social media at the same time that we’re talking about our kids,” Steinberg (@sgsteinberg) tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson. “And as our pride and joy, we want to share them.”

As a mother of three kids, Steinberg recommends parents develop their own policies around sharing photos, videos and other life updates about their children on sites like Facebook. For some, the best method might be simply not posting at all. For others, it could be a matter of giving a child the right to say no before a post is published.

“I think our kids need to be able to come of age in a way that they have control over their digital footprint,” she says. “So it’s really important that before we press ‘share’ on our digital devices, so to speak, that we really think about who they might become, who they might want to become and how can we best give them an opportunity to control this new digital identity that they’ll grow to be in charge of one day.”

I can agree with this…

…Not everybody wants a picture of themselves setting on the toilet squirting out a turd, forever floating around the internet.

The first court case will be interesting to see.

This Islamic Propaganda on YouTube is Insane…


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Date: January 29, 2019

01) This Islamic Propaganda on YouTube is Insane


“I found even more insane religious propaganda from a Muslim channel and had to respond to it.. This guy wants to get rid of freedom of speech and freedom of expression so that Mohammad, Allah, and Islam can’t be insulted. Maajid Nawaz once fell victim to this kind of radicalizing propaganda, which goes to show how influential it can be even to intelligent young people. Luckily, Maajid now speaks against extremism at his foundation, Quilliam International. Islamism like this hurts everyone, especially vulnerable young Muslims. To stop Islamism, we must come together to counter propaganda, criticize bad Islamic ideas, and defeat anti-Muslim bigotry.

Whether you like it or not, the right to offend is a must. Let’s follow the example of those like Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris in defending it and using it for the betterment of society.”

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Motyle (1972)…


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Date: January 28, 2019

01) Motyle (1972)

“wunastoletni Edek comes to vacation to Aunt Hela living on the lake. He meets a group of his peers there, including Monika, who is distinguished by her beauty and intelligence. Soon, she is completely under the spell of a girl. The motorized tourists stop near the aunt’s house. Monika is acquainted with Alek – the son of newcomers who teases Edek and his companions. Soon there is an argument.”

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Waking Up with Sam Harris – #146 – Digital Capitalism (with Douglas Rushkoff)…


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Date: January 28, 2019

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris – #146 – Digital Capitalism (with Douglas Rushkoff)


“In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Douglas Rushkoff about the state of the digital economy.

Douglas Rushkoff is the host of the Team Human podcast and author of Team Human as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture. He is a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics. He made the PBS Frontline documentaries Generation Like, The Persuaders, and Merchants of Cool. His book Coercion won the Marshall McLuhan Award, and the Media Ecology Association honored him with the first Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity.

Website: rushkoff.com

Twitter: @rushkoff”

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Our Love Frontier Has Turned Six Years Old!…


Date: January 28, 2019

I know that my blog header says Our Love Frontier has it’s sixth birthday on the 29th of January, and this is the 28th…Obviously, I registered this account, and then started blogging the following day.

Thank you, WordPress!

As blogging platforms go…you have been rarely outside of a complete pleasure, to deal with.

I’d like to thank everyone who’s come along, and been a part of this ride!

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How this Radical Car Missed its Chance to Change the World…


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Date: January 26, 2019

01) How this Radical Car Missed its Chance to Change the World


“The story of Elio Motors has been a tumultuous one. This upstart car company has had a tough go of it, with funding, engine and other issues that have caused them to delay their car year after year. But is there some light at the end of the tunnel for Elio?”

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Why Strict Religions Succeed…


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Date: January 26, 2019

01) Why Strict Religions Succeed


“Across cultures, religious communities that expect more from their members thrive (or religious communities in which members face greater consequences for leaving). Meanwhile, lenient religious groups struggle to maintain membership. Why is this? Wouldn’t you assume most people would want to join the easiest religion? Recent research suggests that strict religions are sociologically and psychologically predisposed to succeed.”

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