A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Sexually Abused in an Immigrant-Detention Center…


Date: July 28, 2018

01) A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Sexually Abused in an Immigrant-Detention Center

“According to immigrant-rights advocates, a 6-year-old girl separated from her mother under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy was sexually abused while at an Arizona detention facility run by Southwest Key Programs. The child was then made to sign a form acknowledging that she was told to maintain her distance from her alleged abuser, who is an older child being held at the same detention facility.

The girl, who is only identified by the initials D.L., and her mother had been fleeing gang violence in their native Guatemala. According to the family, the pair entered the United States at a point of entry in El Paso, Texas, on May 24, where they presented Border Patrol authorities with paperwork claiming that they had “credible fear” that returning to Guatemala would result in harm. On May 26, government officials separated D.L. from her mother and sent her to Casa Glendale, a shelter outside of Phoenix operated by Southwest Key Programs. It was there that the alleged abuse occurred.

…On June 11, D.L.’s father received a phone call from Southwest Key explaining that a boy had fondled his daughter and other girls. According to family spokesperson Mark Lane, D.L.’s father was told not to worry, because Southwest Key was changing some of its protocols and such abuse would not happen again.

…Lane says that D.L.’s father asked to speak with a social worker, but, despite promises from the facility, he never heard from one.

A Southwest Key Programs document obtained by The Nation confirms that D.L. was reported to have been sexually abused on June 4, 2018. On June 12, one day after D.L.’s father was contacted, the 6-year-old girl was presented with the form stating that, as part of the facility’s intervention protocol, she had been instructed to “maintain my distance from the other youth involved” and had been provided “psychoeducation,” described in the document as “reporting abuse” and “good touch bad touch.” The form…shows D.L’s “signature”—a single letter “D,” next to the characterization of her as “tender age”—which supposedly confirms that D.L understands “that it is my responsibility to follow the safety plan” reviewed with her.

On June 22, Southwest Key again contacted D.L.’s father and informed him that the same boy initially cited for abuse had hit and fondled D.L. again.

In Texas, where the nonprofit operates a number of children’s shelters, facilities have been cited for hundreds of violations over the past three years. Southwest Key is expected to be paid $458 million by the federal government this year.”

My…what a sticky web we weave…mmmmmm?…

The same government which terrorizes MAPs like me, based on it’s own demented paranoia [that I’m supposedly going to rape or grope somebody]…has made an open path for little children to be forced into sexual encounters…

Given the insanity and incompetence of the U.S. government…this is no shock at all, to anybody who actually pays attention…

…It is, however, useful to note and document this sort of thing, wherever it happens.

And…wow…

…Because she’s a Mexican six year old, she got one brief counseling session, along with demands that she maintain a distance from the boy who sexually touched her?

…That’s quite the about face, given how allegedly “life destroying” a sexual touch is claimed to be for a prepubescent child…isn’t it?…

…I mean…these are the U.S. government’s official hands and representatives, to carry out these children’s protection, after all…

…Just seems mighty hypocritical, to me.

And one last elephant in this room…

…Will there be no prosecution, with regards to the boy who allegedly assaulted all these Mexican girls?…

This happened inside a U.S. jurisdiction, where it is objectively a crime, after all.

…If it happens at the hands of a citizen, which the U.S. government considers it’s own property, they’re all over that opportunity to virtue signal, and get another human body into their punitive, surveillance and slave labor chattel system…even when the alleged act took place, outside of U.S. jurisdictions…

…But, where it comes to kids they cant legally keep and detain, indefinitely?…or just don’t care about?…

…I guess, these kid’s trauma isn’t so relevant, where there’s no path to political power and financial profit in the mix.

…Am I wrong?


Brian Toon: I’ve studied nuclear war for 35 years — you should be worried…


Date: July 27, 2018

01) I’ve studied nuclear war for 35 years — you should be worried. – Brian Toon – TEDxMileHigh


“For the first time in decades, it’s hard to ignore the threat of nuclear war. But as long as you’re far from the blast, you’re safe, right? Wrong. In this sobering talk, atmospheric scientist Brian Toon explains how even a small nuclear war could destroy all life on earth — and what we can do to prevent it. A professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Brian Toon investigates the causes of the ozone hole, how volcanic eruptions alter the climate, how ancient Mars had flowing rivers, and the environmental impacts of nuclear war. He contributed to the U.N.’s Nobel Peace Prize for climate change and holds numerous scientific awards, including two NASA medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. He is an avid woodworker.”

So, You’ve Noticed There Are No Children Out Fighting For Their Right to Have Sex With Adults?…


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Date: July 28, 2018

So, You’ve Noticed There Are No Children Out Fighting For Their Right to Have Sex With Adults?…

…And, if you were around in the days before slavery abolition…you’d no doubt note, that there weren’t any slaves protesting in the streets for their freedom…

So…you think you’ve got “an ace in your hand”, by pointing out the obvious…that children are effectively prohibited, and literally hobbled, from even exercising any type of educated voice on this issue?

Look around you…Look at the cases of “victims”, who defend their “abusers”…Look at the “victims”, who refuse to testify against their “abusers”…Look at the “victims”, who refuse to cooperate with investigations…Look at the “victims”, who are angry at what the system is doing to their “abuser” [their literal lover]…

…The rock bed of this movement is out there…Don’t kid yourself…It does exist…

…But in this culture…that demographic is debased from any real, political power…

If the legal doors were opened…and the freedom were allowed…the fighting kids would be there.

…You are a blind fool, if you believe otherwise.

There is so much you don’t see, yes…and it’s because of the multiple layers of discrimination and prohibition.


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American Psychiatric Association: View and Comment on Recently Proposed Changes to DSM–5 [Pedophilia]…


Date: July 27, 2018

01) Proposal: Text Change to the Development and Course of Pedophilia

“The following proposal was approved by the DSM Steering Committee and are being posted for a 45-day public comment period.

Comment Period Opens: July 16, 2018

Comment Period Closes: August 29, 2018

Proposal: Text Change to the Development and Course of Pedophilia

Issue

The DSM Steering Committee received a proposal requesting that a change be made to a portion of the text in the Development and Course section of Pedophilic Disorder. Specifically, the proposal pointed to a statement in the text that it claimed was inaccurate: “pedophilia per se appears to be a lifelong condition.” The proposal suggested that there is insufficient evidence to support this conclusion and that this statement could potentially create deleterious consequences for individuals who undergo evaluation for pedophilia. The proposal recommended that the statement be deleted and replaced with a statement reflecting that very little is known about the persistence of pedophilia over time.

After review of the relevant literature by the DSM Review Committee on Externalizing Disorders and by the Steering Committee, the following change to the text of the DSM is being proposed.

The Fix
1.Omit the sentence “Pedophilia per se appears to be a lifelong condition” from paragraph 2 on p. 699 (under the heading “Development and Course”), without replacing it (i.e., simply delete it).
2.Have the remainder of what is now paragraph 2 continue as an extension of paragraph 1, with the first part of the sentence after the omitted one amended to read: “Pedophilic disorder includes elements that may change over time…”

With these revisions, the passage of text in question would read as follows: “…Hence, Criterion C requires for diagnosis a minimum age of 16 years and at least 5 years older than the child or children in Criterion A. Pedophilic disorder includes elements that may change over time with or without treatment:…”

DSM-5 p. 699:

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Development and Course

Adult males with pedophilic disorder may indicate that they become aware of strong or preferential sexual interest in children around the time of puberty — the same time frame in which males who later prefer physically mature partners become aware of their sexual interest in women or men. Attempting to diagnose pedophilic disorder at the age at which it first manifests is problematic because of the difficulty during adolescent development in differentiating it from age-appropriate sexual interest in peers or from sexual curiosity. Hence, Criterion C requires for diagnosis a minimum age of 16 years and at least 5 years older than the child or children in Criterion A.

Pedophilia per se appears to be a lifelong condition. Pedophilic disorder, however, necessarily includes other elements that may change over time with or without treatment: subjective distress (e.g., guilt, shame, intense sexual frustration, or feelings of isolation) or psychosocial impairment, or the propensity to act out sexually with children, or both. Therefore, the course of pedophilic disorder may fluctuate, increase, or decrease with age.

Adults with pedophilic disorder may report an awareness of sexual interest in children that preceded engaging in sexual behavior involving children or self-identification as a pedophile. Advanced age is as likely to similarly diminish the frequency of sexual behavior involving children as it does other paraphilically motivated and normophilic sexual behavior.

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Comment on Proposal

Roseanne Speaks Out For The First Time Since Firing…


Date: July 27, 2018

01) Roseanne Speaks Out For The First Time Since Firing


It was utterly stupid that Roseanne got fired.

It was utterly stupid, that people organized around the goal of getting Roseanne fired…

…It is utterly stupid…that so many people out there, imagine this type of social vindictiveness is acceptable.

…May these masses of utterly stupid people never have the ill fortune, of facing the “justice” they’ve worked so hard to make our present social norm…

Poetic justice aside…this behavior is nothing more than social cancer.

They are creating a monster, nobody will be able to control.

Is Donald Trump on his way out of office?…


Date: July 27, 2018

01) Is Donald Trump on his way out of office?


“A new poll shows President Trump has lost support among his blue-collar base in the wake of his much criticized Helsinki news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The survey from Quinnipiac University shows a drop of eight percentage points among white voters without a college degree, compared to the organization’s last national poll.

In June, 57 percent of these voters approved of the president’s job performance, but that number now stands at 49 percent. Conversely, the number of those who disapprove has also increased, from 36 percent to 47 percent. Trump’s other key demographic — white men — saw a five-point dip in support from a 54 percent approval rating last month to 49 percent in the latest poll. Those who disapprove also grew by five points.

“Whether it is with love or not, President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia has delivered a small blow to his already poor standing with the American people,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll.

Citation:
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/07/24/trump_support_among_blue-collar_whites_dips__137616.html

A new poll shows President Trump has lost support among his blue-collar base in the wake of his much criticized Helsinki news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The survey from Quinnipiac University shows a drop of eight percentage points among white voters without a college degree, compared to the organization’s last national poll.”

Betsy DeVos: Trump’s BIGGEST Swamp Monster…


Date: July 27, 2018

01) Betsy DeVos: Trump’s BIGGEST Swamp Monster


“WASHINGTON—Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is planning to repeal an Obama-era rule that aimed to penalize for-profit colleges that leave their students with unreasonable debt and poor job prospects, according to people familiar with the plan.

The Obama administration drafted the rule, known as the “gainful employment” provision, to crack down on career-education schools, many of which operate as for-profits, if students graduate without meaningful job opportunities and with debts they cannot pay off.

Citation:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/devos-plans-to-repeal-obama-rule-targeting-underperforming-training-colleges-1532641977

I’m So Proud: My Twitter Account Is Now a Nine Year Old!…


Date: July 27, 2018

This post simply marks the nine year anniversary of my Twitter account!

Twitter [and it’s many communities] has been a substantive source of content for Our Love Frontier, over the years…and I thank Twitter, for being upstanding enough to allow for this bounty of information, inspiration, wisdom and expression.

One more year, and it’s a whole decade on Twitter!

The older I get…the more I’m experiencing these big anniversaries…even as I garner a lot more consistent eyes and attention [many of them hostile]…

…It may not seem like much…but internet culture has definitely shifted, over the last few decades…Stubborn persistence is finally paying off…MAPs have solid standing, on the internet…at least in some popular arenas.

Donald Trump Threatens Twitter: and Why MAPs are Securely Present on Twitter…


Date: July 27, 2018

01) Donald Trump Threatens Twitter


“President Donald Trump waded into the controversy surrounding Twitter Inc.’s so-called shadow banning of some Republicans, which has been accused of limiting their visibility in search results on the social media giant’s platform.

“Twitter ‘SHADOW BANNING’ prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints,” Trump said Thursday in a Twitter posting.

Twitter shares slipped 3.2 percent, to $42.79 in early trading in New York.

According to a report Wednesday by Vice News, Twitter is restricting the visibility of Republicans including Republican Party Chairman Ronna McDaniel and GOP members of Congress in an attempt to improve political debate on its service. Democrats haven’t been “shadow banned,” the website reported.

A Twitter spokesman said in a statement Thursday that the company doesn’t engage in shadow banning. “We are aware that some accounts are not automatically populating in our search box, and shipping a change to address this. The profiles, Tweets and discussions about these accounts do appear when you search for them.”

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to the report in a tweet Wednesday. “We have a lot more work to do to earn people’s trust on how we work,” he said.

Citation:
http://fortune.com/2018/07/26/trump-twitter-shadow-banning/

This is an acknowledgement of something, which some of us have known for a long, long time…

…The right wing camp is getting “shadow banned”, outright banned, or otherwise punished more for their behavior…because they have a much higher concentration of malicious [and over all dumb] sociopaths amongst them.

Today is my nine year anniversary on Twitter…and in most of a decade…I cannot even tell you, just how many times I’ve witnessed right wing people harassing, threatening [even violently…like, murder, rape and other forms of physical assault], doxing…I’ve seen some insanely sick things come out of these people, either directed at another MAP or myself…or both…often part of an extended campaign of harassment, and attempts at terrorism [tormenting their victim]…

These behaviors do not simply violate Twitters terms of service [and community code of conduct]…they are top tier violations, of the most serious form…They are extreme behaviors, on a social network platform…

…On a platform like Twitter…you don’t typically get any worse than this [other than those who also attempt/succeed following through, offline].

It is not even up for debate…that people engaged in this behavior are in violation of Twitters terms of service, nor that Twitter is fully justified in taking action against them for it.

…But, my goodness…all the people who are discovered crying, whining, complaining, lashing out at Twitter [and more fiercely still, at MAPs], after they received a banning or a “time out”, over their indefensible behavior?…

…It’s as if these brain dead idiots, are oblivious to what they’ve just brazenly done…They’re in absolute, total denial over it.

…They somehow seem to believe, that Twitters rules against harassment, threats, smearing, doxing and the like, do not apply to them…

…or that pointing out that the target of their malicious [often times obsessive, sick and demented] behavior “is a pedophile”, inexplicably resolves them of all responsibility for what they just did to another human being, on Twitter’s platform.

Hell…in their warped minds, they think they should be rewarded for behaving like that…and then become shocked and outraged, when just the opposite predictably happens to them.

In general…the right wing tends to be a lot more abusive, and cross the line [aka, violate the rules] a lot more often…Which explains why they have such high frequencies of getting banned, or otherwise limited, on a platform.

We MAPs have been trying to explain to these sorts of idiots on Twitter, just how it is that a MAP can openly be present and function on Twitter for years [most of a decade, in my case], when they get outraged over discovering us on Twitter…as if there were ever some kind of rule outright banning racial, sexual or ideological groups…

…They have such a hard time wrapping their mind around the fact…that Twitter’s terms of service and community standards, are designed to crack down on malicious [or illegal] behavior…and that when a MAP does not engage in malicious [or illegal] behavior on Twitter, they are not going to be banned from Twitter, or otherwise punished as though they had violated the terms of service.

My own longevity on Twitter, despite countless exchanges with these sorts of douche bags, can absolutely be attributed to the fact that I scrupulously abide by Twitters terms of service, and community standards.

…Since I’m a civilized, sophisticated, refined and decent human being…this just comes naturally to me…So, I fit in at Twitter quite marvelously.

We MAPs are not “protected” on Twitter, by Jack or anybody else…

We MAPs exist in the exact same Twitter environment, under the exact same Twitter rules, as everybody else on Twitter…

We MAPs tend to be far more mindful of our behavior, especially because of the unfair, hyper scrutiny placed upon us…and a history, of suffering extreme discrimination.