Updates and On the Horizon – January 21, 2019…


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Date: January 21, 2019

WordPress has been doing a lot of behind the scenes work, and making changes…which means this blog can get a bit glitchy, sometimes…Keep this in mind, if you regularly leave comments on this blog…It pays to copy your comments to the clipboard, prior to hitting that submit button…Make sure you see a confirmation, that your comment is awaiting approval, before you move on…WordPress has been known to lose peoples comments, sometimes…and your comments are important to me.

I’ve finally given the EQF Tools Page some much needed attention…Let me know what you think.

It’s been a little while ago, but I’ve also had an update on the EQF Community Links page.

The IBLD website has had it’s “next observance” dates updated.

I’m going to actually get off my arse, and start using the “Recent Updates: (The EQF Bulletin)” feature, at the top of this blog…It’s been idle, with only a test audio file, ever since I set it up…The down side, is that you will likely get a voice synthesizer…The up side, is that you’ll get a quick heads up, on the recent changes and updates related to the EQF and Our Love Frontier.

Oh!…and the WordPress incarnation of Our Love Frontier turns six years old, on January 29th, 2019!

Beyond that…I’m working on a project…video game related, and total fluff…But I find it amusing…Progress is kind of slow…I have to figure out a thing or two…But, it should be fun…for me, anyway…The rest of you might think I’m just a total dork for doing it…I don’t know…

…That’s on the horizon.

– Steve

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EQF Community Links

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Techdirt Podcast Episode 195: The EU Endangers Free Speech Online… Again…


Date: January 20, 2019

01) Techdirt Podcast Episode 195: The EU Endangers Free Speech Online… Again

“The latest in the EU’s string of internet regulatory efforts has a new target: terrorist propaganda. Just as with past regulations, the proposed rules seem onerous and insane, creating huge liability for internet platforms that fail to do the impossible. This week, we’re joined by returning guests Daphne Keller from Stanford’s Center For Internet And Society and Emma Llansó from the Center for Democracy and Technology to discuss this most recent danger to online free speech in the EU.”

An innocent man was forced to register as a sex offender for decades. What does N.J. owe him?…


Date: January 20, 2019

01) An innocent man was forced to register as a sex offender for decades. What does N.J. owe him?

“Under state law, those exonerated from crimes they did not commit can sue the state to recoup money for time they spent locked up.

But what’s the current price tag on years of lost job opportunities, estranged family and the stigma of being labeled a sexual predator?

Not a dime.

Now advocates say they’re planning a full-court press to get New Jersey lawmakers to close gaps in how the state compensates victims of wrongful convictions.

A bill before the state Legislature (A1037), introduced last year but still awaiting a vote, would expand access to compensation for those who spent years on sex offender registries or on probation or parole for crimes they didn’t commit.”

About MAP’s and Misconceptions of the MAP movement. #NOMAP #AntiContact…


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Date: January 19, 2019

01) About MAP’s and Misconceptions of the MAP movement. #NOMAP #AntiContact


I dislike giving a lot of personal commentary in the M.A. TV posting series, especially when it’s strongly at odds with the content creator being featured…but I have a hard time allowing various things to pass, without response…and this is one of those times.

Consider this constructive feedback.

“Pro Contact”:

There are trolls out there, yes…but, “Pro Contact” is not a position which exists due to trolls “trying to make the MAP community look bad”.

The new thing on the scene…is the aggressive, public “Anti Contact” MAP campaign…

However…what can be recognized as a public “Pro Contact” stance, has existed for decades…and legitimately so.

Trolls did not make this up…Though I would acknowledge, trolls have behaved in such a manner, as to make “Pro Contact” seem like it’s coming from insane people.

“Misconceptions”:

Just because some of us MAPs disagree with some views being promoted by “Anti Contact” MAPs, does not mean that it is we who have the misconceptions.

“Therapy Support”:

[Very hard cringe, here]…The “alcoholic and drug addict in recovery” talking point?…

Minor Attraction is absolutely not alcoholism, or drug addiction.

Minor Attraction is part of our biological evolution, as a species.

Minor Attraction has survived the test of time, despite all it has had to endure.

There is nothing inherently immoral or destructive about Minor Attraction.

Minor Attraction can manifest in very positive ways, and has done so throughout history.

There is neither chance, nor need, for “recovery” from Minor Attraction.

“Managing” Minor Attraction, in a healthy world, would be little different from “managing” any other sexual orientation.

Minor Attraction is perfectly natural, and far more common than most will admit.

The alcoholism and drug addiction “step” programs are designed for people, who develop unnatural dependencies on [often unnatural] substances…They’re also a form of mind control, and social manipulation…sometimes used on people, who don’t actually need any intervention…In addition…employed this way, they badly continue to stigmatize and damage both the state of Minor Attraction, and the people who are Minor Attracted…They just do it in a particular way…but they still set us MAPs up as allegedly needing handlers…as if we are animals which need to be kept on a leash…It’s dehumanizing.

Alcoholics and drug addicts generally made a decision somewhere in life to go down this path, knowing where it could lead them…Minor Attracted People have merely been “guilty” of being born, and existing in a world which largely thinks it has no use for us…These groups are worlds apart, in difference…and in needed common sense approach.

Being Minor Attracted does not carry with it, the same damaging effects as alcoholism and drug addiction…Being afflicted by a hostile culture as a Minor Attracted Person, however, does carry a deep psychological impact and effect…

…We need to focus on the root problem…not treat MAPs as if the problem originates from them.

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