Susan Collins Slips Slimy Bailout Into Stimulus…


Date: August 24, 2020

01) Susan Collins Slips Slimy Bailout Into Stimulus


“Susan Collins and Marco Rubio introduced a bill to bailout lobbyist groups in the upcoming stimulus bill.

Of all the priorities on which lawmakers can focus right now, bailing out corporate lobbying groups should be among the lowest. Yet, during this historic crisis, when millions have lost their jobs and health insurance, there are multiple bills in Congress to do just that.

Last month, Senate Republicans introduced their COVID-19 relief stimulus package, the HEALS Act. Tucked inside the legislation was a bill introduced by Sens. Susan Collins and Marco Rubio that would make 501(c)(6) organizations — i.e., lobbying groups — eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the forgivable loan program created by Congress to help small businesses and their workers get through the pandemic.

Proponents of such a bailout, such as Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick — who co-introduced his own lobbying group bailout bill, HR 6697, in the House — tout the importance of ensuring that local chambers of commerce and regional 501(c)(6) organizations can continue “assisting our small businesses as they navigate through the COVID-19 crisis.” What Fitzpatrick and others fail to reveal is that many of the largest corporate lobbying groups in D.C. could also be eligible for a bailout in the proposals floating around Congress.

Citation:
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/congress-coronavirus-relief-bailouts-lobbying-groups-brian-fitzpatrick-20200810.html

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Scientist says research proves paedophiles are born, not made – 60 Minutes Australia…


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Date: August 24, 2020

01) Scientist says research proves paedophiles are born, not made – 60 Minutes Australia


“In an extended interview with 60 Minutes reporter Liam Bartlett, neuroscientist Dr Cantor argues that rather than condemning people born with something they can’t control, we need to start helping paedophiles before they offend. And incredibly, he says many paedophiles actually don’t want to act on their urges.”

Yes…it’s a clip from Dr. James Cantors interview…Yes…a lot of people consider it highly controversial, and turn their nose up at this…

It is your option if you want to watch this short clip, or not…comment on it, or not…but I wanted to include this in this series, because I think it’s relevant that someone with status is acknowledging we are born this way.

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Sexual Consent: The Criminal Law in Europe and Overseas…


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Date: August 23, 2020

01) Sexual Consent: The Criminal Law in Europe and Overseas

“Article in Archives of Sexual Behavior 29(5):415-61 · November 2000 with 31 Reads
DOI: 10.1023/A:1001986103125 · Source: PubMed

Abstract

What role can the criminal law play in the battle against child sexual abuse? Should sexual relations of and with, persons under a certain age be criminalized regardless of the circumstances, even if they are consensual (“age of consent,” “minimum age”)? Where should such a minimum age-limit be fixed? Should there be a special, higher age-limit for particular conditions (e.g., “seduction,” “corruption”)? Should sexual contacts with minors within a relationship of authority be criminalized generally, or just if authority is abused? Should criminal proceedings be instituted ex officio or upon complaint only? Should authorities be provided with a power of discretion or should they be obliged to prosecute and sentence in each case? In answering these questions, it is highly beneficial to have a look across the borders to the solutions other countries have reached. This study presents an overview on the criminal law governing the sexual behavior of, and with, children and adolescents in all European jurisdictions and in selected jurisdictions outside of Europe. It shows which categories of offences exist and from which age onward young people can effectively consent to various kinds of sexual behavior and relations in the different countries. All states in Europe and all of the studied jurisdictions overseas have minimum age limits for sexual relations, and punish sexual relations with persons under a certain age. Nowhere is this age set lower than 12 years. In Europe, in one-half of the jurisdictions, consensual sexual relations with 14-year-old adolescents are legal; in three-quarters, with 15-year olds; in a majority, this is also the case when the older partner has started the relation (and also when the initiative contains an offer of remuneration). In nearly all jurisdictions, such relations are legal from age 16 onward. Most states apply a higher age limit for contacts in relationships of authority. If the authority is not misused, the age limit in most jurisdictions is set between 14 and 16; if it is misused, between 16 and 18. Most states make no difference between heterosexual and homosexual relations.”


Citations:

… 9 In some legal systems, such as variant applications of Sharia law, a person’s chronological age may be considered less important than their stage of physical development. 11 Furthermore, in many legal contexts there is no specific age established for consent to sex, per se, but an individual is only legally allowed to give such consent in the context of marriage. 9 Significantly, it is very common for states to establish different legal ages of consent for married and unmarried individuals, for boys and for girls, and for particular sexual partnerships and acts. …

… 9 Whilst there is very little consensus around what the specific age of sexual consent should be, what appears almost universal is the notion that youth and childhood sexuality is a matter for legal regulation, and that there is at least some threshold below which sexual activity involving a child or young person is considered problematic and thus subject to state prohibition and control. 11 Furthermore, the lowest established legal limits indicate consensus around the idea that this minimum age should never, at least, be set below the age of puberty. In fact, when age of consent provisions first started appearing in national legislation, they tended to reflect the onset of biological sexual maturity, with most states establishing the limit at around 12-13 years; this was also typically the time at which a person was legally able to get married. …

… In fact, when age of consent provisions first started appearing in national legislation, they tended to reflect the onset of biological sexual maturity, with most states establishing the limit at around 12-13 years; this was also typically the time at which a person was legally able to get married. 11 Thus, the history of state regulation of sexual activity has long established connections between physical/ biological development, reproduction, marriage, and the legal sanction of sexual agency and decision-making. 4 Over time, the age of sexual consent in many states around the world has gradually been rising, rupturing the link between puberty and sexual consent, and extending the period of time between which a child may first be physically capable of reproducing and first legally able to have sex. …

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This Ultra Modern Tiny House Will Blow Your Mind…


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Date: August 23, 2020

01) This Ultra Modern Tiny House Will Blow Your Mind


“This ultra modern tiny house on wheels is truly something to behold. With it’s jet black exterior, super clever design and incredibly high quality of craftsmanship, this tiny home is sure to blow your mind.

Inside, the home is every bit as practical as it is beautiful. Constructed by couple Matt and Lisa, this tiny house has absolutely everything the young couple needs and many extras on top! As far as tiny home’s go, this one is especially spacious and packed full of clever smalls space design ideas.”

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Children and adolescents as sexual beings: Cross-cultural perspectives…


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Date: August 22, 2020

01) Children and adolescents as sexual beings: Cross-cultural perspectives

“Article in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America 13(3):461-77, v-vi · August 2004 with 245 Reads
DOI: 10.1016/j.chc.2004.02.001 · Source: PubMed

Abstract

This article offers a broad perspective on child and adolescent behaviors, which are seen by different Western definitions as associated with sexual/erotic implications. This article also demonstrates that basic definitions or meanings that many modern Western societies consider important are viewed as unimportant in other societies. Topics such as masturbation, child-adult sexual activities or cross-generational marriages, same-sex activities, and sexual indoctrination are viewed differently among many groups.”

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Is This All-Electric Smart ForTwo Really WORTH $80,000 LESS Than A Tesla Model X?…


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Date: August 22, 2020

01) Is This All-Electric Smart ForTwo Really WORTH $80,000 LESS Than A Tesla Model X?


“Our long-term Tesla Model X cost a heart-breaking $87,000 and that may be well outside the budget of most buyers. At $7,000, this electric Smart ForTwo from 2015 looks much more promising as an affordable buy, but is it truly $80,000 less car? Let’s take a closer look!”

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AOC Shreds Nancy Pelosi For Betrayal…


Date: August 22, 2020

01) AOC Shreds Nancy Pelosi For Betrayal


“AOC is calling out Nancy Pelosi’s corruption and hypocrisy.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) hit the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on Thursday over its policy to blacklist firms that work with candidates challenging Democratic incumbents in primaries.

Her criticism came a short time after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) endorsed Rep. Joe Kennedy III’s (D-Mass.) Senate bid.

The policy, announced by the Democratic campaign arm earlier this year, blacklists any consulting firms that choose to work with primary challengers. The DCCC at the time told The Hill that the policy is meant to protect incumbents from outside challenges.

Citation:
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/512956-ocasio-cortez-hits-house-democratic-campaign-arm-after-pelosi-endorses

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