‘Extremely uncommon’: 9-year-old charged with murder after 5 die in Illinois fire…

November 30, 2019

01) ‘Extremely uncommon’: 9-year-old charged with murder after 5 die in Illinois fire

Thanks to feinmann0!

“CHICAGO — First-degree murder charges lodged against a 9-year-old child in a central Illinois mobile home fire that killed five people are a shocking revelation that experts say goes against international recommendations — and the state’s own history of juvenile justice reform.

Chicago-based juvenile defense lawyer Gus Kostopoulos called the charges “extremely uncommon.”

“I don’t remember any cases of a child this young being charged with murder going back 20 years,” Kostopoulos said.

The child will also be charged with two counts of arson and one count of aggravated arson, Woodford County State’s Attorney Greg Minger told the Peoria Journal Star on Tuesday.

The April 6 fire killed a 1-year-old, two 2-year-olds, a 34-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman near the town of Goodfield, about 150 miles southwest of Chicago. The victims died of smoke inhalation.

Woodford County Coroner Tim Ruestman said that the fire was started intentionally, the Star reports.

On Tuesday, the United Nations released its first-ever study of children deprived of liberty. The report recommends that no child under the age of 14 should be prosecuted for a crime.

9-year-old charged with murder in Illinois

So, yet another example of America’s twisted logic: a child of 9 is treated as an adult when it comes to murdering others, but deemed too young to enjoy a consensual relationship with others.”

It’s a very old issue of discussion, but…yes…I also recognize this sort of thing as social hypocrisy.

If you refuse to acknowledge responsible autonomy in someone…how do you turn around and severely punish them, for something like this?…Don’t you still believe they were somehow oblivious, and hence, inculpable?

Personally…at age nine, I could have understood the possible consequences of starting a fire in a bad place…I could also understand the ramifications of death, and killing people.

Maybe that’s just me…Maybe I’ve always been a bit advanced in some ways, for my age and time…and maybe that’s why I’ve often been at odds with the culture around me.

Was I a freak of an “old soul”, who had intuitions and comprehensions that my childhood peers normally lacked?

…or are more children psychologically sophisticated, than what society recognizes?

The 12 and 13-year-olds making their own porn: One in ten say they have made or been part of sexually explicit videos…

Date: November 30, 2019

01) The 12 and 13-year-olds making their own porn: One in ten say they have made or been part of sexually explicit videos

“More than one in ten children aged 12 to 13 have made or been part of a sexually explicit video, according to shocking new research.

Nearly one in ten in the same age group are worried that they are addicted to porn, a survey of nearly 700 children for the NSPCC’s ChildLine service found.

And nearly a fifth said they had seen porn images that had shocked or upset them.

Dame Esther Rantzen, the founder of ChildLine, said children as young as 11 had contacted the service with concerns about pornography.

A report by charity ChildWise in 2013/14 revealed that website Pornhub was among the top five favourite sites named by boys aged 11-16.”

So, ChildLine claims that ten percent of the entire 12 and 13 year old population [of the UK?], is having sex in front of cameras, or otherwise doing something sexual in front of a camera, for other people to see?

I would put this in Child Porn Memoirs…but, this comes off more like fear mongering, than level headed discussion of child porn.

Given the source, and the lack of sound evidence…you’ll no doubt understand my cautious skepticism.

Oh…I have no trouble believing that a lot of kids are shagging each other, or masturbating in front of webcams…I’m just not so sure I believe the volume is that big.

Maybe I’m wrong…What do you think?

Wouldn’t it be something, if this turned out to be true?

Depression, the secret we share – Andrew Solomon…

Date: November 30, 2019

01) Depression, the secret we share – Andrew Solomon

“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression — only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories. (Filmed at TEDxMet.)”

Why is There NO Record of Ancient Humans? – Randall Carlson…

Date: November 30, 2019

01) Why is There NO Record of Ancient Humans? – Randall Carlson

“Randall Carlson is a master builder and designer, a geologist, anthropologist and historian. He specializes in sacred geometry, ancient civilizations, climate and environmental change, myths, legends, comic cycles and catastrophes. He is a proponent of the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis, and has theorized about the extinction of historical advanced human civilizations.”

The Critical Importance of the “Pro Contact” MAP Community…


Date: November 29, 2019

We possess the integrity and honesty, to acknowledge and discuss those socially uncomfortable topics which the “anti contact” MAP community does not.

We are not so afraid of the world and what people will think about us, that we refuse to see and confront the world around us as it exists.

Despite whatever social pariahs this makes us…we are honest.

We will bring forward and work through the social issues, which “anti contact” MAPs are unwilling to…lack the knowledge, courage or integrity to.

“Pro Contact” MAPs are, hands down, what these issues most need.

We wont lie…We wont spread misinformation…We wont internalize the rhetoric of the enemy.

I don’t like the “pro contact MAP” label…It is squarely an invention, of those who call themselves “anti contact MAPs”…and it has been forcefully imposed upon us, by them. It is an idiotic, classicist wedge, which implies things about “the other”, by putting words into their mouths…It has only served the end result, of making many enemies within the MAP community.

However…since we have this large faction which insists on carrying out these hostilities within the MAP community…let me just be clear…that the “anti contact” faction has a grotesque integrity deficit [some of them are straight up dangerous, ignorant, self righteous, hypocritical a-holes, indistinguishable from antis and other internet bullies], and that anyone would suggest that they “should drown out the pro contact voice”, is just despicable.

Sorry Fae…I really, honestly want to like you on a personal level…but you are way in the wrong, with this sentiment…

I think you are a genuinely decent person…

…but don’t even dream, that you can stop natural truth from making it’s way to the surface.

That folly, is the path of those who inevitably find themselves on the wrong side of history.

…Many MAPs are going to be on that wrong side…That much is regretfully clear.