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Suicide vest ban, anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen on Monday. 3 Replies

As always happens after one of these shootings, there's a lot of talk about making sure the mentally ill won't get guns, but who could really be prevented from getting guns? The shooter of the two TV…Continue

Tags: bomb, murder, poison, vest, control

Psychological research: bullshit, horseshit, or doggy doodoo?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim yesterday. 12 Replies

Consider this: A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same results.The answer: Less than half the…Continue

Tags: results, unrepeatable, research, psychological

A big problem on the sports horizon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen on Monday. 12 Replies

A bodybuilder who's been competing as male has announced that he's…Continue

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Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately

Started this discussion. Last reply by Belle Rose 7 hours ago. 59 Replies

Are pedophiles born, like gays, or made in some fashion?I have read that some pedophiles claim that their attraction to children dates back to their first glimmers of sexuality. If pedophiles are…Continue

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Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"That's exactly right. The same thing happened to my friend. She thought she was in a "relationship" with her stepdad. He abused us both when we were 13, and then told her she couldn't hang out with me anymore because I was a…"
7 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"I knew a clinical psychologist a couple decades ago and one interesting thing she told me went like this: "When the public imagines child sex abuse the picture they have in their mind is of a child bewildered and perhaps desperately resisting,…"
7 hours ago
Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"I honestly think the most awful thing in my own case is continuing to feel love and unconditional loyalty to someone who I KNOW intellectually abused me, and even so, feeling a certain sort of bond that no matter how much time goes by, it's…"
9 hours ago
Jim replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"I could only imagine what it would be like to have to go through something like that. It sounds truly awful. I hope that you will be able to recover fully from this.  You're right, age should not be the only deciding factor and harm should…"
22 hours ago
Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"I didn't realize there was anything wrong with what happened between us until about 2 years ago. To me it was totally normal. That's what I'm saying. And yes, it is humiliating and damaging. It's not something I'm proud of…"
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Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"The fact that he's a pathological and abusive shit and yet on some level you seem to crave it must be very humiliating and damaging.  I should think the fact that he started having sex with you at age 15 when he was 20 would make it pretty…"
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Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"How do you define harm? The man who started having sex with me at 15 became the love of my life. There's nothing I wouldn't do for him. Even to this day, he has one of the most powerful pulls on me, and the power and control that he's…"
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Jim replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"Only if it harms others. The greater the harm that can be done, the greater the degree society should intervene. This should include institutionalizing if necessary. Of course, being 18 and having sex with a 15 year old is by degree not as bad as a…"
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Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"What if someone is genetically predisposed to be obsessive/compulsive or to have poor impulse control. Are we to say, "We expect you to control yourself even though you can't"?"
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Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"You may disagree with it, but under an established legal principle called strict liability, there is no legal defense for certain crimes. Selling alcohol or tobacco to minors or having sex with a minor among them.  Many a person has had sex…"
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Jim replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"like the dude from Dazed and Confused: Wooderson: That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age."
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Jim replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"I was thinking more along the lines that if pedophilia can't be helped because of genetic predispositions, therefore, making one not as responsible for their actions, then what about other forms of criminality that may be gene based that may…"
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matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"I would disagree with registration as a sex offender for an accidental offense. If someone is presenting themselves as over 18 (drinking, smoking, attending age-restricted premises) I really don't see how it is the "offenders" fault…"
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Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"Thoughtcrime. 1984"
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Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"We know that many murderers are psychopaths. So are many people who are successful in their fields, be those fields in academia, businesses, or charities. We just can't say which way a psychopath will go. Many successful people climb the ladder…"
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Jim replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"I definitely agree with that. "
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MA in Philosophy. I call myself an atheistic agnostic. In other words, I'm atheist until someone proves I'm wrong.
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Strangely, you don't include the most obvious answer: God doesn't appear to exist, even as a possibility.
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Scientists are now admitting that nuclear power is greener than other alternatives

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 12:29pm 36 Comments

The full read from which the following quote is taken is here.

Nuclear power is one of the least damaging sources of energy for the environment, and the green movement must accept its expansion if the world is to…

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A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

This is good…

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At 3:26pm on December 14, 2014, Virgil said…

You and I got off to a bad start and I almost gave up on AT cuz of it.  I'm glad I didn't.  Amazing how much you and I agree on besides views on how jobs are created, the meaning of wealth and what produces it. All of that I believe about those things are from my personal experience in the past 5 years since becoming a civilian. I believe in them more today than ever before but all that is teeny minor crap compared to my core convictions.  The main reason I argued with you about that was the wrong reason to to argue.  I was offended on a personal level by things you said and I gave into that & put my anger ahead of reason. 

Interrogation.  Please point out any errors in you see in my reasoning.... (why ask, you'll do it even if I don't ask hahahaha!)

my last tour 2009 in Afgh I was a E4, a corporal, just one tiny small guy the big picture. When I heard this report was coming out I thought "oh shit!  This is going to get nasty!"  But wait... "nasty" is a relative term. As a war vet, my idea of nasty in regards to what could have been in that report  is waaaaaaaaay different from Joe Civilian's definition of nasty.  In fact my definition of nasty info on EIT would be impossible for him to wrap his head around and not break out in a chicken little dance. 

There's no damned way Feinstein & the others with that report know less about EIT than I do unless the CIA and armed forces have been totally lying to them.  That's just not possible. 

I've read all I can find for details, watched TV for the hot talking points and I have come to the conclusion that whole report just about has to be a psyop to cover ALLLLLLLLL the shit guys like me know and all the shit guys like me don't know.  For me there hasn't been ONE DETAIL in that report that was newsy or nasty.  I really feel what's going on is a well planned magician's trick that starts  off with him saying, "watch me cut off my right hand" to distract everyone IN THE WORLD while they sneak a 60 ton plaid elephant across the stage. 

This isn't a conspiracy theory about some secret plot from the Obama white house.  This is a theory about possibly pulling off a great Intel move to benefit the very people and programs that it's supposed to be making the focus of world wide outrage. 

But wait.  There's more.

There were things in that report that were totally ridiculous and almost funny when you thin about them.  ONLY  dummasses would fall for some of the shit AND the media and none of the "experts" have even tried to point the silly shit out. 

Think. The report says next to no vital intel has been obtained through EIT.  It says most of the intel obtained is lies told under torture.  I don't recall ONE time in my whole 22 months in Afgh when we were told, "get your guns and let's go find some bad guys to shoot." Every time we did anything se went out to specific places looking at specific times, to look for specific people, specific things and act like we were just dumb gyrines who didn't know what we were looking for. One time we did a four hour search on a small 6 house village before "noticing" the exact item we'd been shown satellite images of sitting right in our way the whole time.   Sooooo where did that intel come from?  The pentagon must be using psychics and have consult fortune tellers.  ...........  That's just one example.  One time we were rushed out to set up a  fake road check, told what car to look for, who would be in it and make sure its 4 tires were blown out 1 km before the road block so the occupants would have to get out and walk after all traffic on the road was stopped to prevent them from hitching rides.  When we go the guys back to base there were interesting guys there. After a staged accidental explosion the 3

At 9:06pm on September 19, 2014, Davis Goodman said…

Can't believe we weren't official friends here all this time!!!!

At 3:34am on September 2, 2014, Demetrius Alcala said…

You stole CBS

At 7:51am on August 10, 2014, Brandon Bissell said…

Yeah thanks. I was hoping to talk to you about something so I'll send a message soon.

At 10:30pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

ah yes Im new to it, thank u

At 2:58am on March 25, 2014, EMil Wentzel said…

Thanks :)

I'm still feeling my way around, glad to see so many wonderful positive and active voices here :)

At 11:56am on February 7, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Unseen. We took long enough lol...

At 2:46pm on August 30, 2013, Beth said…

Nice to meet you too!

At 3:45pm on May 22, 2013, Asura said…

Yeah i'am new here, seems like an amazing place :D

Thank you!

At 4:25am on March 3, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

You Tyrant You.  LOL

Oh well at least we now have Richard Bohn, I wonder how long he will last. :D

 
 
 

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