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  1. Mark O'Connell L.C.S.W.- R. Quite Queerly Straight Life Cycle/ Queer Life A psychotherapy vignette about navigating traditional milestones as a gay man. Posted May 26, 2017 >>> In fact, my parenting fantasies went well beyond taking home a delicious little baby to make us three. My mind flashed forward eighteen years to having a happy healthy young adult we could visit, share a meal with, hear stories about college, or simply sit on the couch and watch a good movie with. I could think of nothing more rewarding between parent and child than that. What I wouldn’t give to have such a moment with my dad today! I longed for the past and for the future. >>> Miles knew none of this, and only perceived what was available to him about me in the present. He had read about my book and thought I could offer guidance on his impending nuptials with his male fiancé. He was excited about his wedding but could not envision the next step, repeatedly thinking to himself, “Then comes….what?” <<< First day of Muslim Ramadan. Something is really, really wrong here. ... We need to call the cops (or the fire department) and break this party up. Too many gay men together are like crabs in a pot. The water keeps getting hotter and hotter toward the inevitable boil, and when or if one of the gay men leaves the "gay scene" or goes straight and finds a girlfriend, the others pull him back in the pot and shoo his girlfriend away. Then they have him marked as a gay man who tried to leave the "gay scene" and he will never be allowed to associate with women or girls again....
  2. The Russia investigation: Everything you need to know By Zachary Cohen, CNN Viktor Yanukovych is reviled in the Main-Stream Media for rejecting an agreement with the EU and pursuing closer ties with Russia. Neither Yanukovych nor his 2010 opponent Yulia Tymoshenko seem to have escaped unscathed by criminal charges for the discharge of their duties. The litigiously aggressive and politically motivated criminal charges are a characteristic modus operandi of Russian "thieves in law." The EU agreement for a country of Ukraine's economy, on the other hand, I'm sad to say, amounts to little more than a total submission to Germany's trifecta of industrialism, trade protectionism, and mercantilism, and I cannot really blame Yanukovych for rejecting it. There does not appear to be any clear path to victory for Ukraine or NATO or even the U.S. here. The Germans especially highly resent suggestions that they are not paying their full dues to NATO or willing to support Ukraine militarily under the terms of the treaty -- as they liken this to the reparations demanded of them after the First World War.
  3. FYI: Fedora magazine article: Secure your webserver with improved Certbot by James Hogarth
  4. >>> Britain is in lockdown. Three thousand eight hundred troops are being deployed to protect sites across the UK and armed police have begun roaming patrols around train stations, shopping malls and other easy targets. One thousand soldiers have been posted to guard Buckingham Palace. >>> The way things are going, I can imagine tanks rolling down the Mall before too long. >>> More stand guard at Number 10. Parliament is closed to the public. The Changing of the Guard is cancelled. <<< The conclusion that many would make of this is that such a law-making body is near to a declaration of war. But the question remains, "Against whom and against what, exactly?"
  5. I was born and raised in the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of America. There have been too many suspicious deaths and too many suspicious fires, and the evidence is accumulating to murder and arson, committed by members of the church. I have been forced to leave the church and stay away for fear of life and limb. The church maintains large communities, which they call "localities" in Brush Prairie, Washington and Spearfish, South Dakota. Having mentioned the murder and arson, I must proceed to the really nasty stuff. In the articles of faith as originally set forth in the articles of incorporation of the church body, a belief in the Bible, both the Old and the New Testaments, is confessed. Now one might think, that such an article serves to distinguish the church from so-called "New-Testament-only Christians" of which there are some confessors who entirely reject the Scriptures of the Old Testament. These are difficult to research online, but I leave a few links. (mostly a tirade against Jimmy Carter and "liberals'" tolerance for homosexuality) (this one is very telling) In any case, the belief in the Old Testament seems to be very strict in one particular point, namely that the circumcision of the Old Testament is required as well as the baptism of the New Testament. It seems that those who object in any way to the mandatory circumcision are secretly punished by death. This is not traditional but a new requirement that has been imposed on the baby boomers' children and supposedly all following generations. There is not to my knowledge (yet) any imposition of kashrut or keeping kosher, but foods such as sushi are forbidden delicacies, and alcohol is openly forbidden, though secretly drunk in large quantities. Members of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church are known in the Urban Dictionary as "bunners" because of the requirement that women wear their hair long and up in a bun. (Men get a very short California haircut.) In fact there is such a strict and harshly enforced separation between the sexes, that most of them (of either sex) are either homosexual or bisexual. This is not unlike prison homosexuality (with conjugal visits allowed for purposes of reproduction only.) Secretly the church is a cult of drugs, sex, alcohol, and lies. Shortly before I left for good, I saw members of the church worshipping a eclipse of the moon on a mountaintop in a sexual orgy of boys and girls "making out" together in groups.
  6. Just yesterday morning, I was just crossing the street by a sports arena, and a youngish-middle-aged medium-set, medium-height man with light-brown-blond hair and blue eyes shot at me with a tiny 5-shot rimfire .22" caliber revolver. He had been swinging it like some kind of tool or keychain to avoid notice on the street, and he just swung it up, pointed it in my direction, and fired. The bullet whizzed by my left ear. Had he stood in a shooter's stance and aimed before firing, a greater number of witnesses would have noticed. I ducked behind a minivan that had stopped at the traffic light, and kept that minivan between me and the shooter until I had crossed the street. When I complained to the guard at the sports arena, he locked the doors with me outside and ordered me to stay where I was. Since I didn't have time to hang around for a coroner's investigation, I left, and I spoke to a guard at the life insurance company the next block down the street. I stayed on the move, and some time later a police officer on patrol stopped me and spoke to me about the incident. I do not believe that the guards or operators of the sports arena had any interest whatsoever in saving my life. Yes, I agree with you 100% on this particular point of the law. The way I put it into words, at some point in time, civilian armchair jurisdiction ceases, and martial law takes over, every man for himself.
  7. A bus driver on break gave me a flyer with some URLs near a mosque. [-->] (apparently a dead link) The above YouTube video.
  8. Oh, I know. The entire agricultural economy in the United States is dependent on illegal migrant farm labor. That's why the "Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System" (Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen, whoever ...) is always blathering on about non-farm payrolls. I saw some Hispanic/Latino workers doing the gardening right on the property of the Federal Reserve building here in Kansas City, Missouri, who were probably illegal immigrants. They spoke no English, only Spanish.
  9. There is a pimp, usually another man, taking a cut. This brings me to a third manifestation of the same problem: the frivolous and barratrous service of various sorts of no-contact, anti-harassment, and restraining orders at civil law against a man involved in divorce or common-law break-up proceedings. Such allegations are as a rule never contested by the man's lawyer in court, because that would violate courtly standards of chivalry, even though such orders automatically result in a denial of the man's right to possess a firearm, under threat of felony charges, fines, and imprisonment. Any alleged violations of these orders which would actually endanger or harm the woman are already crimes under other statutes: why should the man be punished more harshly just because a woman is more vindictive or has more access to juridical and litigious resources? It is high time for those pimps to stop holding the courthouse door open for the "ladies." This exaggerated display of male chivalry in the courthouse, and the male chauvinism which the feminists complained so bitterly about in the 1970s, are two sides of the same coin, which is minted in the strip clubs and brothels along Main Street and Broadway downtown Vancouver, Washington, and which, I am adamant, shall have no currency in any courthouse of the United States. So put the feds on notice: If there is no gun in my hand as I walk out of the courthouse, there is no "deal." Don't kid yourselves. This isn't about men's rights vs. women's rights. This is about the rights of law-abiding men and women vs. the rights of pimps and whores. And it's all a ploy to take away the guns from law-abiding citizens. Whores don't need guns: they have pimps to "protect" them, and the pimps themselves are usually above the law. So, to own a gun, one must clear the mental illness hurdle, the felony hurdle, the domestic violence hurdle, the no-contact order hurdle, the restraining order hurdle, the protective order hurdle, the anti-harassment hurdle, and the sex offense hurdle, and so on an so forth.... And not even proof beyond a reasonable doubt is a sufficient standard to clear your name, even when you have borne the burden of that proof yourself to show that you are innocent and not a harm or danger to yourself or others.
  10. Two more manifestations of the same problem: The aggressive collection of child support and alimony payments from ex-husbands and ex-boyfriends. It is definitely worse than loan-sharking, and often enough the woman is already in another relationship with a pimp who acts as an additional, extra-legal "enforcer" -- a couple actually confessed committing such extortion to me just before committing suicide right in front of my eyes. The harshly enforced sex segregation of social services for food, clothing, shelter, and medical care, especially those of a purported religious nature. Men are strictly separated from women and families on the assumption that all men are "potentially" dangerous to women and children. Men are called "Sir!" in a demeaning tone (as "Cur!") by such organizations. The implication is that men are not or should not be part of a "family" and that single men are somehow morally inferior to married men. The Salvation Army is probably the worst at enforcing such Nazi-like separation of men from woman and children, but every city has some sort of generic "Union" or "Gospel" mission with similar policies. MtF transgender are treated as men per this inviolable policy. Yes, I know "registered sex offender" sounds scary -- that's the intent. (A) I'm not one. (B) It's surprising how little it actually takes to get on that list, and how quickly an entire family, community, and even religion would abandon a man so accused even on the slightest suspicion, never mind probable cause and due process of law. I hope it gets better, because the feds finally started cracking down on pimps in my hometown in the Pacific Northwest. It's like the loggers would say, >>> TIMBER !!! <<< So I'll have to stay away when such exceedingly tall trees with trunks of such great circumference start falling down. This is old growth timber, and it dates back to the formation of the State of Washington in the 1800s in defiance of the supremacy of the United States Constitution and its requirement, enumerated in the Fifth Amendment, of the indictment of a Grand Jury to charge a felony or other infamous crime. I just hope they fully realize just how deeply corrupted and horribly perverted the civil and criminal justice system can become, and in fact has become, in such a red-light district: >>> [Isaiah 59:14-15] And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment. <<<
  11. No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise Bad idea. Fruits and vegetables are essential food groups, and kids need to be weaned off their mothers' milk. They say "not good for the teeth," but that's a lie because especially vitamin C is necessary to prevent scurvy and loss of bone and tooth. They said this about honey, too, for different reasons. I think that's a lie, too. Sugar in moderation for small children.
  12. ‘Kissing bug’ disease more deadly than thought >>> The nickname given to the insects that spread Chagas disease is somewhat bittersweet: kissing bugs. >>> Their name stems from the fact that they like biting humans around their lips and faces as they sleep, after which they defecate into the wound with feces that harbor an infectious parasite, Trypanasoma cruzi. >>> The parasite then enters the bloodstream and causes Chagas disease, also known as trypanosomiasis. <<< This is one of the questions they ask you for blood donation. Actually, I had never heard of "Chagas disease," and I didn't know it was the same thing as trypanosomiasis. Also known as African sleeping sickness. The caricatured language in the article raises my suspicions: "... kissing bugs ... like biting humans around their lips and faces as they sleep ... defecate into the wound with feces ..." Duly noted: the exaggerated disgust, the association with African-Americans, and the preoccupation with a certain "Aryan" concept of "blood purity" which has far exceeded the bounds of medical prudence and necessity.
  13. I'm partly just kidding, but there is a serious aspect to this, too. Think about real ships in the Navy, especially say a submarine on a top-secret months-long mission, males only.... That's got to be worse than a prison sentence. That "gay" stuff just doesn't seem like it would survive down there. A lot of girls I know are lesbian or bisexual, but I can't really relate or identify with "gay male" relationships, except I know they must exist because so do female-female romantic or sexual relationships.
  14. There are several things wrong with this system. First is the notoriety attached to the term. There is no doubt that these are indictable offenses under U.S. law, but I do have serious doubt that most of these offenses were duly indicted by a grand jury pursuant to the Fifth Amendment of the U. S. Constitution. Second is the publication (and glorification) of mug shots and addresses. Ladies on the street even have cell phone apps to locate nearby registered sex offenders so that they can "avoid" them. Something smells off already when this is taking place. Third is the sex ratio of the offenders in the system. Males far outnumber females in that system, yet it is not unreasonable to think that crimes against children committed by females at least equal if not outnumber those committed by males, simply because women are entrusted with the care of children at a far higher proportion than men. Sure, women commit sex crimes, but their accusers tend to be dead, since their heads were ordered on a platter. Nothing has changed since the ancient Roman empire. Fourth is the reasonableness of the system and its imposition on the rest of society. If these men are really that dangerous, why are they even out of prison? And if they are out of prison, why isn't ordinary parole or probation sufficient to monitor them? If your neighbor is a Level I/II/III sex offender, that is bad enough, but with the publication and notoriety, how do you deal with the "ladies" attracted to such notoriety?
  15. Just some quick math as of Monday morning, May 22, 2017. 166,000 unconfirmed transactions @ 4.6 transactions per second =~ 36,000 seconds =~ 10 hours. There is a commission on these transactions, (Total fee =~ 95 BTC,) Theoretically, those commissions or fees are set by the computational difficulty of confirming the transactions by the supply of computational power to break a certain iterated SHA-256 hash versus the demand (or commission the buyer offers on the market to confirm the transaction.) You could buy a house with the fees alone associated with those unconfirmed transactions.