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Wednesday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry


Sting operation targets sex trafficking in downtown Lewiston

Notice that sex isn't against the law, only paying for sex.

My sinister battle with Brett Kavanaugh over the truth



Fed's Powell sees 'remarkably positive outlook' for economy that may be 'too good to be true'

There are some major issues that hardly anyone is talking about. Trump's "successes" have always relied first on appearances rather than reality.

Trump Can Now Text Every Single Citizen Directly—It Starts This Week and You Cannot Opt Out

A lot depends on how it is used, but this is a Remarkably Bad Idea. I'm pretty sure it won't be for just “emergencies.”

"They Are Worried About Panic": China Blocks Bad Economic News As Economy Slumps



After Budget Cuts, the IRS’ Work Against Tax Cheats Is Facing “Collapse”



The Era of Near-Zero Interest Rates Is Over



Shocker from The Guardian: Save us the smugness over 2018’s heatwaves, environmentalists



Americans Spent More On Taxes Than Clothing And Food Combined In 2017



This Is Not Free Trade, Not Even Close



Brazil Considers Scaling Back Its Gun Control



Uranium One: FBI Refuses To Release Three-Dozen Secret Memos Involving Clintons, Russia And Obama

I suspect that Trump is looking for the best moment to order the FBI to do it anyway.

Mom Suing after Cop Seen Smiling, Giving Thumbs Up Holding Her Dead Son’s Arm in Leaked Photo


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NeoNote — Pandering

As for "pandering" to homosexuals, well, we also "pander" to Jews, women, Rotarians, Red Sox fans, and classic car owners. Not to mention people with piercings, people with tattoos, people with nine toes, and almost anyone else you can name.

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“The TRUTH About Abortion & Sex”

“Whether it's Roe vs. Wade, Tomi Lahren, or Michelle Wolf, abortion is in the news, and it seems like both sides of the pro-life and pro-choice debate need to keep a few things in mind...”

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Second wave feminism

I suspect that many other problems that second and third wave feminists faced happened because certain men took advantage. These (sleaze ball) men said the appropriate things, acted properly in public, and attended the right meetings. But it was all a show, manipulating the second wavers into sex and other things. Then these certain (scumbag) men went on to their next conquests all while convincing everyone else that they supported women and feminism. The third wave misandry that followed was a natural reaction.
     — NeoWayland, feminism (second wave)
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NeoNote — Abortion

Abortion is one of those things I have mixed feelings on.

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Mutual consent

Mutual consent is the only factor I've found that makes any sense.

I would no more try to control someone's sexual activities than I would try to control their diet or clothing. And for pretty much the same reason. Now I personally may not prefer sheep's brains or orange polka dots on purple plaid, but that gives me no reason to stop the other guy.
     — NeoWayland
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The standard argument

An argument against gun control has much wider application than I realized

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Contraception

I'm really not trying to be difficult here. But I have a hard time seeing how contraception for consensual sex should be on the public dime. How can that be a right when not everyone benefits and taxes are collected by force to pay for it?
     — NeoWayland
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Abortion & contraception

I have mixed feelings on abortion. The one thing I am sure about is that it should not be paid for by government. There are many reasons, but the main one is that it's always easier to spend someone else's money.

Contraception is less complicated. Sex is (or should be) a voluntary act. You choose to have sex. Your neighbors should no more pay for your contraception than they should pay for your designer shoes. This is an example of what I was talking about. If government gives you benefits at the expense of others, it's privilege.
     — NeoWayland
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Too afraid

This long, solemn wake is an over-reaction that’s led to boredom and disinterest from the general public who actually pay to watch movies. People still love sex, sizzle and controversy — but the entertainment industry is too afraid to serve it up right now.
     — Johnny Oleksinski, The woke police have ruined entertainment
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Utopia

If you want to find utopia, take a sharp right on money and a sharp left on sex and it's straight ahead.
     — Penn Jillette

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Taken stands

I've taken stands for gun rights, alternative sexual practices, the value of the family with men and women role models, religious choice, the free market, and good movies.
     — NeoWayland
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Polyamorous

Most polyamorous people will tell you that polyamory is based on active, long term relationships. It's not a license to sleep with whoever at the drop of a hat. And it's certainly not the ability to compel sex from another.
     — NeoWayland
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Questionable

Messing with kids, that's perverted.

Demanding that others acknowledge AND celebrate your sexuality, that's questionable.

Actually being lesbian, gay, transgender, or whatever else isn't.

Mixing your sexuality with politics is a pretty good sign that you're corrupt though.
     — NeoWayland
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Climax

I learned a long time ago that it's worth the trouble to make sure she's got at least two climaxes for every one of mine.

Keeps her smiling too.
     — NeoWayland
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A woman's sexual behavior

I'm not responsible for a woman's sexual behavior any more than I am responsible for the color of her shoes. It's her choice and her responsibility. It's not her neighbor's responsibility. It's not society's responsibility.
     — NeoWayland
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Some people I trust

I don't think that a magic set of neurons turns on at age 16, 18, or 25. I've said before there are some people I trust at 14 to make a major decision, and some I don't trust to do the same at 40. That's not including sex.
     — NeoWayland
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NeoNotes — Witch hunts without due process

Sometimes we pagans take our sex way too seriously.

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Super oversized roundup - clearing out the old stack

Older headlines that don't merit their own entry

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from crux № 7 — age of consent

I think the age of consent is the best rule anyone has come up with so far.

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NeoNotes — ban it

But you can't ban it because you dislike it. You can't outlaw it because if offends you. You can't lock it away and hope no one finds the key.

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from crux № 3 — Shame & sex

Are they not freely consenting adults?

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None of my business

Unless it's with me, who you have sex with, how you have sex, and how many times you have sex is frankly none of my business. Likewise, unless it is sex with me, I'm not responsible for the consequences.
     — NeoWayland
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NeoNotes — Subjective morality

For length reasons, this entry appears on it's own page.

“The law should be limited to punishing direct, measurable harm.”

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NeoNotes — Fertility religion

I can't think of a better place to do that than pressed up against each other in the afterglow.

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NeoNotes — Off Limits

Behind locked doors and privacy fences, I am "free to do what I want." But is that freedom?

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NeoNotes — Laci Green

Because I lost a wager, I spent some time looking at Laci Green videos a while back. The stuff on sex is pretty good, the stuff on relationships is so-so, and the SJW stuff is just destructive. Although in her defense, I don't think she has thought through the implications.

Anyway, the chances of someone under 25 knowing very much about relationships are pretty slim. Particularly when their solution is for at least half of humanity to submit to their wisdom and change their ways.

NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.
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NeoNotes — Sexuality & society

I suspect that sexual orientation is not as hard wiblurb as some believe, but that is still individual choice.

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NeoNotes — Emotional connections

Sex without the emotional connection is masturbation

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NeoNotes — Vice

Vice laws tell people that we don't think they can be adults

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NeoNotes — Smear

Why should they feel shame?

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NeoNotes — Sex Speculation

There I admit we get into some speculation. We can't isolate the culture from the genetics. Not to mention that Really Big Assumption that you are either straight OR gay forever and ever, amen.

We can't say how much a person's sexual orientation depends on their conditioning, religious beliefs, cultural standards, rebellion, stress, pain, or pleasure. These factors can't be eliminated.

Basically all we have to work with is observations and we don't know how much is because of the biology and how much is because of the mind. That means in turn that any discussion of sex is going to bog down really quickly in ideas that can't be quantified.

Thank the gods the same can't be said for the act!

NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.

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Not all feminists…

Certainly not all women are like that. What we have is a very small group that wants political power and public validation in the worst way. Yes, it’s another case of Those Who Want To Be Noticed.



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Zero. Zilch. Nada.

I am absolutely certain that abortion should not be funded by taxpayers. Nor should organizations or companies providing abortions. Nor should companies that provide birth control.

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Maggie McNeill takes a stand

Somebody else knows…

That government is not your friend.

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“Protecting” the children

How pictures of a family camping trip turned into a family's personal hell

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Sex and crimes

Another slippery slope and the people who get crushed

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Forbidden

The law and you

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Liberty, the internet, and the free market

The last, best hope for freedom

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