The “Dunkelfeld“ Project for Self-Identified Pedophiles: A Reappraisal of its Effectiveness…


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Date: April 09, 2019

01) [The Journal of Sexual Medicine] The “Dunkelfeld“ Project for Self-Identified Pedophiles: A Reappraisal of its Effectiveness

“Abstract
Introduction

The “Dunkelfeld” project offers pharmacologic treatment and psychotherapy to self-referred pedophilic patients in an anonymous way.
Aim

To provide a re-assessment focusing on the crucial time × group interaction (ie, the treatment effect).
Methods

A recent study reported on the effectiveness of the “Dunkelfeld” program based on intermediate data of a treatment group (TG; n = 53) and a waiting-list control group (CG; n = 22). With psychological indicators, it was concluded that the therapy program changed dynamic risk factors that are associated with sexually offending against children. Although based on an independent groups pre-post design, the original report includes within-group pre- and post-comparisons only, as well as between-group comparisons at the pre- and post-treatment stages. In the current study, an effect size index was computed that compares the change occurring in both groups (TG and CG) with each other (Morris d). Moreover, 95% CI of d were calculated.
Main Outcome Measures

The analyses were limited to 12 dynamic risk factors pertaining to emotional dysfunction, offense-supportive attitudes, sexual dysregulation, impression management, and 2 types of delinquent behavior, including recent behavior related to sexual offenses against children and recent use of child sexual abuse images.
Results

All 14 indicators showed weak treatment effects at most, with a median d of 0.30. None of the effect sizes was statistically significant (ie, in every case the 95% CI included 0). Further methodologic concerns include a familywise error rate close to 1 and too little statistical power to identify potential effects.
Clinical Implications

As far as dynamic risk factors are concerned, the data do not show that treatment within the “Dunkelfeld” program leads to any reduction of the proneness to commit sexual offenses against children.
Strengths & Limitations

The current study adds crucial information lacking in the original analysis. Because the re-appraisal has the same limited statistical power as the original study, the current results are tentative in the sense that the possibility of the program being effective cannot be ruled out. A further limitation is that not all of the dynamic risk factors chosen as indicators of possible treatment success have been established as relevant for sexual (re-)offending in prior empirical studies.
Conclusions

The outcome emphasizes the notion that independent groups pretest-posttest designs should be analyzed based on the treatment × time interaction.

Mokros A, Banse R. The “Dunkelfeld“ Project for Self-Identified Pedophiles: A Reappraisal of its Effectiveness. J Sex Med 2019;XX:XXX–XXX.
Key Words
Pedophilia
Sexual Offenses Against Children
Independent Groups Pretest-Posttest Design
Morris d
Effect Size”

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Judging Pedophiles…


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…. Many of the things expressed in this Sub-Blog, I’ve addressed any number of times over the years. I don’t wish to analyze every video, etc., but I do find it valuable to share these kinds of video, etc., even if I disagree substantially with any of it…It’s important to acknowledge and embrace, that there are people out there, who are engaged in levelheaded discussion about “pedophiles”. – Steve

Date: April 09, 2019

01) Judging Pedophiles


“After a lot of thought I’ve decided to change the title of this video from “In Defense of Pedophiles” to “Judging Pedophiles”. I feel that too many people were judging the video by its title and not even watching it, which is ironic considering the video is tangentially about not judging a book by its cover.

Someone just pointed out I said the sun revolves around the earth. Oops.”

Really hard not to respond to one of these claims…

…Can you guess which one?

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Girl retracts abuse ‘lie’ but grandfather must stay in prison…


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Date: April 09, 2019

01) [Pay Wall Article] Girl retracts abuse ‘lie’ but grandfather must stay in prison

“Senior judges have rejected a 17-year-old girl’s plea to quash her grandfather’s conviction for sexually abusing her, despite her now claiming that she invented the allegations.

The man, who is 68, must continue to serve his 12-year prison sentence even though the girl, who was the main witness in the case against him, has said that she lied at his trial.

The teenager, who cannot be identified, told three appeal judges that she invented the abuse because she craved the attention of other family members, her teachers and classmates.”

My apologies for the Pay Wall article. But it’s another citation, of a very serious problem.

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Republicans Freak Out As Data Shows That Their Party Is Dying Off…


Date: April 09, 2019

01) Republicans Freak Out As Data Shows That Their Party Is Dying Off


“New polling data compiled by the New York Times has Republican pollsters in full panic mode. The data shows that young Americans are disavowing the Republican Party in record numbers, not exactly the kind of thing needed to sustain a political party. As the older generation of Republican voters move to the great beyond, there won’t be enough people left to keep the Republican Party afloat. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Citation:
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/republicans-trouble-gop-pollster-freaks-data-showing-young-voters-fleeing-party/

“I Voted for Mr. Trump… I’ll Have to Follow You Now.” – Andrew Yang for President…


Date: April 09, 2019

01) “I Voted for Mr. Trump… I’ll Have to Follow You Now.” – Andrew Yang for President


“Andrew Yang isn’t a politician. He’s an entrepreneur who knows how the economy works—and he’s terrified about the growing automation of American jobs. That’s why he’s running for President as a Democrat in 2020. America has lost its direction, and it’s time we put humanity first. Andrew wants to get America back on track—to be a nation of opportunity, freedom, equality, and abundance. It all starts with the Freedom Dividend, $1,000/month for every American adult over the age 18, no strings attached.

https://www.yang2020.com

Cheap VS Expensive Solar Panels…


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Date: April 09, 2019

01) Cheap VS Expensive Solar Panels – 12v Touring – Project Cyan


“Looking after your deep cycles batteries that you spent so much money on is important to ensure a good life span, solar panels allow you to keep them constantly at full charge while your touring. Are expensive solar panels worth it? is there anything wrong with using cheap solar panels? In this video I test a cheap solar panel from Sunyee and a expensive panel from a local store called Itechworld. Also in this test we see if having an MPPT solar regulator is really does give your more amps over a PWM regulator.

Sunyee 100w Solar Panel
https://www.sunyee.com.au/12v-100w-flexible-solar-panel-kit-caravan-camping-boat-mono-battery-charging.html

Itechworld 100w Solar Panel
https://itechworld.com.au/collections/solar-panel-folding-kits/products/solar-panel-semi-flexible-120-watt-plastic

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Autoplay On: YouTube Tolerated Toxic Content For Engagement, Report Says…


Date: April 09, 2019

01) Autoplay On: YouTube Tolerated Toxic Content For Engagement, Report Says


“Bloomberg reports that YouTube staffers wanted to curb the spread of toxic and incendiary videos on the site. But executives wouldn’t do it. We look at accusations that YouTube prioritizes engagement over safety. Mark Bergen and Guillaume Chaslot join Meghna Chakrabarti.”

“YouTube wants to let people broadcast whatever message they want”?…

…Yeah…right…

…You only have to be part of “the wrong” social group, to know what an absolute lie that is.

…And “The Innocence of Muslims” is being put forward, as a “shining moment in YouTube’s defense of free speech”?…

…I remember that pathetic, embarrassingly bad piece of trash…While it clearly should not be banned…fact is, YouTube was no valiant hero, for having made such a mundane and obvious decision…

If they want to earn the status and accolades as a free speech defender…they need to actually defend and host speech which even they disagree with [possibly even condemn]…

…As things stand…YouTube is absolutely spineless, gutless, impotent and ineffectual where it comes to defending free speech…

…They just want everybody to believe otherwise.

Reality is…YouTube is one of the worst online violators, of the principle of free speech.

Meatballs…


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Date: April 09, 2019

01) Meatballs


“Bill Murray is at his hilarious best in this classic comedy that’s ‘Animal House goes to summer camp’ (Newsweek). Murray plays Tripper, the wisecracking, rule-bending head counselor at Camp North Star. Whether playing pranks on Camp North Star’s clueless director, wooing a female counselor, or scheming against the rich brats of a rival camp, Tripper delivers fun and mayhem in a laugh-filled summer his campers will remember forever!”

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Simple cabin clicks together without nails in 32 hours…


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Date: April 08, 2019

01) Simple cabin clicks together without nails in 32 hours


“On an abandoned vineyard in Spanish Catalonia’s Priorat region, a tiny cabin was built in 32 hours with a blockhouse system- without screw or nails- to serve as a dismountable shelter for artists, artisans and anyone wanting to find inspiration from this “forgotten place”. The 6.5m3 hut is a part of “Camp Commons”, an itinerant camp that will move between forgotten territories every 5 to 6 years.

Aixopluc (Catalan for “shelter”), the group behind the project, aims to create a “shelter for ideas” in this new wilderness. “A musician can tell his proposal through a song; a biologist can explain a strategy to strengthen some part of the ecosystem; a writer, a tale; an architect, a shelter made with the resources at hand; an enologist, a new way of making wine. All these documents are made in situ and become a mapping of the site and its potentialities, tracks of your life in this ecosystem.”

Noticing a “renaturalization” process beginning in many occidental countries (after the past centuries overdevelopment), rather than leaving these new wild places alone, the group hopes to become positive agents for change in these newly communal spaces.

Ricard Pau of Aixopluc explains how the group hopes for a symbiosis between the location and its guests in a place disconnected from technology where one must reconnect with the natural cycles of the day and nature.

https://campcommons.net/

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