Heavy Teen Marijuana Use May Cut Life Short by Age 60

National Families in Action reports:

Legalization advocates and the marijuana industry they have created insist that no one has ever died from a marijuana overdose, and therefore the drug is harmless. An important new study shows just how foolish such a claim is. It finds that heavy marijuana use during adolescence puts men at risk of death by age 60. In other words, marijuana seems to have the same risk for premature death as tobacco.

Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, the Institute of Social Medicine at the University of Rio de Janeiro State, and the Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine in Stockholm studied some 45,000 Swedish military conscripts 42 years later. The conscripts were recruited at ages 18 and 19. The researchers found that those with a baseline history of heavy marijuana use–50 times or more–had a significantly higher risk of death (40 percent) than those who never used the drug. The association persisted after controlling for several possible confounders.

The researchers say that about ten percent of people who ever used marijuana and from one-third to one-half who use the drug daily will become addicted and continue to use despite experiencing problems.

They note that marijuana users “have been found to have higher rates of hospital admissions for injuries from all causes and of fatal traffic collisions compared to nonusers” and that there is reason to suspect the drug can cause some forms of cancer, including lung cancer, and perhaps cardiovascular fatalities.

Read CBS News story here. Read American Journal of Psychiatry abstract here.

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Kids’ Cannabis Products Next Big Thing

“My First Grow” is a kit designed to teach children how to grow cannabis seeds, according to a disturbing article in Green Rush Daily, an online news service about all things marijuana. “It comes with a growing cup, a packet of seeds, a package of soil, an instruction booklet, and some stickers,” according to Green Rush.

The news service finds products like these a cause for celebration. “More and more, as cannabis becomes mainstream the old stereotypes are starting to fall apart. And kids’ cannabis products are one of the big ways those stereotypes are being torn down,” it notes.

Other products include an array of marijuana books for children such as If A Peacock Finds A Pot Leaf, It’s Just a Plant, and Stinky Steve Explains Dad’s Dabs.

Read Green Rush story here. Visit Green Rush website here.

To Circumvent Bans, Marijuana Companies Invent New Breed of Advertising

Social media sites such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Twitter all have policies that ban the promotion of illegal drugs, including marijuana. But marijuana businesses are finding ways around those bans in their zeal to promote their products.

Bang Industries, for example, offers a service that uses media personalities to market pot products. Not to miss out on the profits, it has gone public and trades under the stock symbol BXNG. Another company, Mantis, places online marijuana ads on pot-friendly publications and websites.

Such attempts to circumvent socially responsible behavior seem endemic to the marijuana industry, which seems incapable of abandoning its total focus on profits at the expense of public health and well-being.

Read qz.com story here.

Battle Over Georgia’s “No-Buzz” Medical Marijuana Law Gets Personal

NBC News has written a two-part story on the triumph of anecdote over science with regard to so-called “low THC cannabis oil” laws passed by 17 states in just the past few years. The mother featured in this story is giving her child, who has autism, between 70% to 75% THC and THCa in the CBD preparations she makes and administers to her daughter twice a day. There is no scientific evidence that any marijuana component is useful for treating autism. In fact, exposing children to such high levels of THC almost certainly is dangerous, in terms of long-term damage to their brains.

Read NBC story here. Note: Part 2 appears first, followed by Part 1.

Medical Marijuana Bill Fails in Missouri House

The Missouri House of Representatives rejected a bill to legalize marijuana for medical use this week. The vote was 66-87 and the issue is dead for this year. Safe Kids Missouri and SAM Missouri worked hard to educate the public about the dangers inherent in legalizing marijuana for any use.

However, advocates are collecting signatures to place several initiatives on the state’s November ballot. Some would legalize marijuana for medical use; one would legalize the drug for recreational use.

Read story here.

When Growing Marijuana Isn’t Green

Two views of California’s Basin Gulch, one in 2004 and one this year illustrate the environmental impact of illegal marijuana grows on public lands.

The brown patches in the 2016 screenshot are marijuana grows that involve “a brew of pesticides, clear cutting, water diversion, and years of little environmental oversight,” say state fish and wildlife experts.

Marijuana consumes up to 23 liters of water per plant per day, about twice that of California grapes. Law enforcement officials say “growers routinely flout water laws, diverting and damming streams and rivers and sapping formerly replete local watersheds.”

Growers use rodenticides such as Furan, which is banned because it threatens the survival of endangered species such as the Pacific fisher, the marten, and the white spotted owl.

People are finally beginning to understand that illegal marijuana grows are damaging the environment and are beginning to do something about it, officials say. A bill to tax growers for money to clean up their grow sites has been introduced in the legislature.

Read NBC News story here.

Well, Back to Smoking: FDA Bans 99 Percent of E-Cigarettes by Guy Bentley

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published long-awaited rules Thursday that could ban 99 percent of e-cigarette products and wreck industry innovation for years to come.

Passed in 2009, the Tobacco Control Act says all e-cigarette products released after February 15, 2007, (predicate date) will have to go through the Pre-Market Tobacco Applications process (PMTA). FDA officials claim they cannot change the predicate date.

The PMTA is ruinously expensive and can cost millions of dollars per product and by the FDA’s own admission will take more than 1,700 hours for an applicant to complete.

Since almost all vapor products on the market were released after February 2007, hardly any will avoid a PMTA and almost no businesses, with the exception of big tobacco companies, will be able to bear the regulatory burden.

“The agency’s economic analysis of the rule predicts that the cost of such approvals will be so high that approximately 99 percent of products on the market will not even be put through the application process,” says the American Vaping Association (AVA).

The rules usher in a new era of federal regulation, with sales of vapor products to those under the age of 18 banned nationwide. Most states had already passed laws banning e-cigarette sales to minors.

“This final rule is a foundational step that enables the FDA to regulate products young people were using at alarming rates, like e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah tobacco, that had gone largely unregulated,” Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, said in a press release. The FDA will now set industry standards for manufacturing and labeling. The rules will take effect in 90 days.

But there is still hope for the industry yet after a House Appropriations committee passed an amendment April 19, which would alter the predicate date. The amendment is not yet law and will have to pass through the House of Representatives.

If the amendment fails however and the FDA regulations stand, the industry will have two years to comply with the PMTA.

“Despite an overabundance of distorted and misleading information propagated by some in the public health community, the science is clear – responsibly manufactured vapor products are not only a safer alternative to traditional combustible products, but also provide smokers with a viable path to reducing their tobacco consumption and quitting altogether,” said Tony Abboud, the Vapor Technology Association’s National Legislative Director.

“Today’s action by the FDA will do nothing to improve our nations’ public health objectives. To the contrary, today’s action will yank responsibly manufactured vapor products from the hands of adult smokers and replace them with the tobacco cigarettes they had been trying to give up.”

The VTA argue the FDA’s rules will kill almost a decade of innovation in the e-cigarette space and put thousands of small and mid-size businesses out of businesses to the benefit of major tobacco companies.

“If, in the name of public health, federal regulations inhibit much-needed innovation in the e-cigarette market, public health would actually suffer, as fewer adult smokers would be likely to switch from smoking,” said the National Center for Public Policy Research’s director of Risk Analysis, Jeff Stier.

“One only needs to look at the rapid innovation coming from the vaping industry to see how devastating this rule will be,” Jared Meyer, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an emailed statement.

“While large tobacco companies will likely be able to absorb these costs, countless small manufacturers will be put out of business – leading to a less dynamic market. Without continued innovation, it will be harder from cigarette smokers to kick their deadly habit by taking up a much less harmful form of nicotine consumption,” Meyer added.

According to Wells Fargo, e-cigarette sales amounted to $3.5 billion in 2015. The case for wide-spread e-cigarette use was given a boost April 27 after the Royal College of Physicians published a 200-page report supporting the products as a smoking cessation method.

Reprinted with permission  from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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Social Justice Warriors Target “Big Soda”

A recent attack on “Big Soda” – Michael Bloomberg’s other cause célèbre – at last week’s Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting revealed the lengths to which Social Justice Warriors will go to impose their will on consumers and lawful businesses.

Berkshire Hathaway, under the direction of famed investor Warren Buffett, is one of the most successful companies in American history.  Among its most profitable investments is a 9% share in Coca-Cola – making it the largest single corporate shareholder in the company.

For the second year in a row, anti-soda activists challenged Warren Buffett over the morality of this investment. In 2015, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman declared that Buffett’s investment in Coca-Cola was “immoral” because soda consumption is linked to obesity and other health problems.

This year, journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin cited a Tufts University study that stated sugary drinks – like Coca-Cola – caused 180,000 deaths a year from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.  “Please explain directly why we Berkshire Hathaway shareholders should be proud to own Coke,” Sorkin demanded.

Fortunately, Warren Buffett – who drinks an average of five cans of Cherry Coke a day – brought the room back to reality by reminding the audience that people have the liberty to make their own decisions.  “You have a choice,” he said. “I make a choice to get 700 calories from Coke, I like fudge a lot, too, and peanut brittle and I am a very happy guy.”  He went on, “I’ve not seen evidence that convinces me I’ll be more likely to make it to 100 if I suddenly switched to water and broccoli.”

This divestment campaign follows the same game plan that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio,  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Bloomberg-supported States United to Prevent Gun Violence have used to strong-arm pension plans into dumping shares in firearm companies.

These are the lengths to which authoritarian-minded activists will go control your lives and scapegoat legal businesses.  They will never stop trying to dictate whatever they believe is good for you, and they are so convinced of their self-righteousness that they will never question the validity of their beliefs.  Indeed, it is exactly these sorts of crusading zealots that prompted the writer C.S. Lewis’ to caution that “a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive,” because “those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end.”

Obamacare pays $3.5 Billion to Bailout Insurers/Hide Losses as this ‘Healthcare’ Plan Fails

Obama’s Administration has funneled $3.5 billion from taxpayers to cover the losses of major insurance companies that helped write Obamacare. This is a classic case of corporate welfare in Washington, an illegal move that most Americans disdain.

Obamacare forced Americans to pay more for their healthcare with higher premiums and deductibles, and now they’re paying for it twice. It bothers those who saw this coming and now the program is riddled with cost overruns and unworkable mandates.

It’s bad enough to have limited choice, the loss of trusted doctors, and higher costs. Now Obamacare is collapsing and taxpayers are hit with the bill. Americans don’t want to bailout giant insurance companies as a result of a law that those companies helped to write.

Americans for Prosperity is the source of this information and they have made it easy to contact our congressman at Action Center.

And it’s not just a problem of paying double for a broken plan. America doesn’t realize that Big Pharma was also a major contributer to the 20,000 page monstrosity of a law that makes prescription drugs available at tax-payers expense.

Adverse Drug Reactions have made medical care the leading cause of illness and death, says Dr. Richard Ruhling, an MD who was board-certified in Internal Medicine and taught Health Science at Loma Linda University, now retired.

Ruhling says he visited US Senate offices with medical literature to show Rx drugs are #1 risk  until one senator said, “You are wasting your time—they own us,” speaking of drug company donations to their re-election campaign.

Ruhling is 74 and has only taken one prescription in the past 50 years. He wonders why he should pay taxes for healthcare of people who choose to eat, drink, smoke and sex as they please. He says true health care is 90% wise choices in what we put in our mouths and getting some exercise.

As an aid, he recommends the DVD, “Eating” that has Bill Clinton’s cardiologist, Dr. Esselstyn from the Cleveland Clinic. Five minutes of it may be seen on his website, http://RichardRuhling.com

EDITORS NOTE: Dr. Richard Ruhling is author of Why You Shouldn’t Ask Your Doctor available on Amazon.com. The book is free on every Saturdays in May.

The Tragedy of Prince Is Like The Teen Who Goes ‘All The Way’ On A Date, But There’s More To Life

Millions of people worldwide are dying tragically like Prince who are missing a major component of life. Prince may have “had it together” for some aspects, and his ability to sing about life was appreciated by millions. Nevertheless, basic questions must be addressed or there’s an emptiness that leaves us feeling mocked by songs that fade into the night as life ebbs away or ends tragically as Prince did, probably from an overdose.

A Liberty magazine’s cover story illustrates the point: “God’s Greatest Embarrassment: Is It the Church?” Yes, and organized religion is at the core of many rotten apples or ruined lives when it doesn’t deliver.

God seems to recognize this. The last of seven churches in Revelation is a commentary on western Christianity. It was lukewarm, content with its materialism until it ended in an earthquake that destroyed the city. Many Bible students see that book as prophecy and a look at society suggests it could be soon.

Whatever happened to the basics that God loves us, and that living the life He intended can be satisfying and abundant. The Bible says He made us in His image. We feel an affinity for our children when they resemble us. We want what’s best for them, even if we have to wisely let them make their own choices.

There would only be conflict and trouble if we try to control them after a certain point. This tells us about God who also gets no pleasure in trying to control us, but He will reward those who live life well with an understanding of His principles.

Conversely, middle-aged women, between 45 and 64, had the highest suicide rate in both 1999 and 2014. This age group also had the largest increase in suicide rate: 63%. In native American women, it was 89%, very sad.

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People everywhere need an appreciation of the physical, mental and moral laws of life that overlap as three circles do, giving us a central area—the social dimension. For maximum enjoyment of life, we need physical health. We don’t want to be sick, weak, or waited on. We also see the need for mental acuity—to be alert to life and to cope with challenges.

Our ability to cope with life’s issues is related in part to the spiritual or moral dimension. Are we willing to give more than we get in our relationships? If it’s all about “me,” we may be swimming in a small pond, even if we are on stage in front of millions, and this goes for government leaders as well.

The moral law that they eliminated from schoolrooms is the basis for the Golden Rule that teaches us to do for others what we would want if we were in their circumstances. Our willingness to serve God by treating others kindly is the basis of the final judgment when He will say, “Inasmuch as you have done it to the least of these, my brethren, you have done it to me.” Matthew 25

As planet Earth approaches a time that may be like final exams, it’s crucial that we see God as someone who loves us and has a better plan—someone to run towards, not away from Him. The Bible calls this process repentance—a willingness to do life on His terms rather than doing it “MY way.”

If we don’t see a crisis developing in our world, we may not be discerning the “signs of the times” that some Bible readers appreciate. Here’s a classic commentary on Matthew 24 from a non-denominational perspective.

Another classic that covers the basics of knowing God’s plan in life, also non-denominational and translated into 127 languages may be read here.

EDITORS NOTE: Dr. Richard Ruhling is author of eBooks on Amazon, mostly with 5-star reviews on topics of health, Bible and current events.  He offers more on life’s perspectives.

The ‘Age Wave’ is here, now what?

EMERYVILLE, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — An age wave is coming that could either make or break America. Yet the issue has received little attention in the current presidential campaign.

When our Constitution was crafted, the average life expectancy in the U.S. was barely 36 years, and the median age was a mere 16. In this regard, we are living in truly uncharted territory and longevity is humanity’s new frontier. As the baby boomers turn 70 at the rate of 10,000 a day, America is becoming a “gerontocracy.” Already, 42% of the entire federal budget is spent on Medicare and Social Security. And according to the Congressional Budget Office, this will exceed 50% by 2030. In the 2012 election, older adults out-powered all other age groups with 72% of men and women 65+ voting, while only 45% of those 18-29 did.

This demographic transformation will create new social contribution and marketplace opportunities, as well as potentially devastating medical, fiscal, and inter-generational crises. Are we prepared? No. Are the candidates addressing this age wave and offering innovative solutions? No. WHY NOT?

These are the questions being asked by Ken Dychtwald, PhD, author of 16 books on aging related issues and CEO of Age Wave. Based on his 40 years of research, dialogue, and analysis, Dr. Dychtwald believes there are five essential transpartisan issues that must be addressed if our new found longevity is to be a triumph rather than a tragedy.

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Issue #1: What is the new age of “old?”

Our economy is hinged to 19th century notions of longevity and old age. When Otto Von Bismarck picked 65 to be the marker of old age in the 1880s, the average life expectancy in his country was only 45. Similarly, when Social Security began, the average American could expect to live only 62 years, and there were 42 workers paying for each “aged” recipient. Today life expectancy is approaching 79, and due to decades of declining fertility, there are fewer than three workers to pay for each recipient. And we have to ask, is 65—or even 67—the right marker of old age in the 21st century? As our demography continues to tilt older, the economic impact of these numbers on working Americans will be massive. This is not a Democrat or Republican issue. This is not an issue that only impacts “seniors.” The designated age of “old” in the 21st century is a demographic/social/economic issue that will affect us all. Left unchanged, it will have a particularly brutal impact on the millennial generation.

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Issue #2: The diseases of aging could be the financial and emotional sinkhole into which the 21st century falls.

As a result of modern medical advances and public health infrastructure, we’ve managed to prolong the lifespan, but we have done far too little to extend the health-span—with pandemics of heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. In addition to being quite costly, our healthcare system is incompetent at preventing and treating the complex conditions of later life. For example, Alzheimer’s (and related dementias) now afflicts one in two people over 85, and it has become the nation’s scariest disease. Unless there is a breakthrough, its sufferers are anticipated to grow from 5+ million today to 15+ million, with its cumulative costs soaring to $20 trillion by 2050. But our scientific priorities are out of sync: for every dollar currently spent on Alzheimer’s care, less than half a cent is being spent on innovative scientific research. Our doctors are also not aging-ready. We have more than 50,000 pediatricians, but fewer than 5,000 geriatricians. Only eight of the country’s 145 academic medical centers have full geriatrics departments, and 97% of U.S. medical students don’t take a single course in geriatrics.

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Issue #3: Averting a new era of mass elder poverty

According to the Government Accounting Office, roughly half (52%) of all households near retirement (headed by someone age 55+) have NO retirement savings and about half (51%) of our population have no pensions beyond Social Security. We could be heading to a future in which tens of millions of impoverished aging boomers will place crushing burdens on the U.S. economy and on the generations forced to support them. On top of this, we are not fostering financial literacy or responsibility among the young. For example, 37 states require providing sex education to high school students by law, while only 17 states require financial education.

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Issue #4: Ending ageism

In Colonial times, elders were respected and honored for their wisdom and experience. During the industrial era, all of that turned upside down. Now, in our youth-focused society, many people of all ages are gerontophobic—uncomfortable both with older adults and their own aging process. And many institutions—from urban planning, to technology, to employment hiring practices, to housing, to popular media (where advertisers will pay networks far more for a 30-year-old viewer than one who is 60) are both youth-centric and ageist. For example, our homes were not built for aging bodies: less than 2% of our housing stock is built to be safe and accessible for elders (and 1/3 of the elderly fall each year).

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Issue #5: The new purpose of maturity

Today’s retirees feel they are in the best time in their lives to give back. And they do: contributing both more dollars and volunteer time than any other age group—doing everything from teaching schoolchildren to read, to helping their peers recover from loss, to building homes for Habitat for Humanity. Going forward, medical science will increasingly prolong life. But political, religious, and community leaders have yet to create a compelling vision for the purpose of those additional years. For example, our 68 million retirees currently spend an average of 49 hours a week watching television. Ultimately, the problem may not be our growing legions of older adults, it may be our absence of imagination, creativity, and leadership regarding what to do with all of this maturity, experience, and longevity.

A letter is being sent to each major candidate asking them to articulate their views on these five critical issues.

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Dr. Ken Dychtwald

A written copy of Dr. Dychtwald’s views and a recording of his April 21 press briefing, including the specific questions on these issues that he believes the candidates must address – with fact sheets and related data and sources, can be accessed at www.agewave.com/candidates.

ABOUT AGE WAVE

Founded in 1986, Age Wave is a pioneer in the exploration of the impact of the longevity revolution. Under the leadership of Founder/CEO Ken Dychtwald, PhD, Age Wave advises businesses and non-profits worldwide on the opportunities and challenges of an aging population.

EDITORS NOTE: The images used in this column are by California-based photographer Zachary Scott.

Three reasons why Trump’s support of transgender bathrooms is wrong

Politico’s Nick Gass reported:

Transgender people should be able to use whatever bathroom they want, Donald Trump said Thursday [April 21, 2016].

“Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you. North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they’re paying a big price. There’s a lot of problems,” the Republican presidential candidate said during a town hall event on NBC’s “Today.”

Referring to comments from an unnamed commentator who on Wednesday said North Carolina should “leave it the way it is right now,” Trump said he agreed.

Read more.

Here are three reasons why Donald Trump is wrong for supporting transgender bathrooms:

  1. James Thomas Shoemaker, 19, from Pennsylvania was charged after 10-year-old girl found him in women’s restroom stall. Wesley Robinson from PennLive.com reported, “James Thomas Shoemaker, 19, of Quarryville is accused of using his cellphone to look over and under the restroom stall walls, as well as viewing pornography on his phone while in the bathroom, according to Lancaster police. Around 9 p.m. April 14, police responded to the Sheetz on the 1100 block of Manheim Pike for a report of suspicious activity. The girl had told her mother, who was waiting outside the bathroom, that Shoemaker was holding his phone over the top of an adjoining stall while she was in the bathroom, police said in a news release. Employees said Shoemaker had gone to the store’s bathroom area about an hour before police arrived. An investigation determined that Shoemaker went into the restroom and viewed pornographic images, police said.” Read more.
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    Jason Pomare, 33, who is suspected of dressing like a woman and carrying a camera inside her purse to allegedly film customers at a Palmdale, CA Macy’s store while they were changing. John Cadiz Klemack reports from NBC Channel 4 News reports, “Charges were filed Tuesday [May 14, 2016] against a man who wore a wig and women’s clothing to disguise himself as he allegedly used a concealed camera to record “hours” of video of women in a Los Angeles-area department store restroom. Jason Pomare, 33, of Palmdale, was arrested Saturday after customers contacted security officers at a Macy’s store to report a man in the women’s restroom. The security officers contacted a deputy, who was on patrol at the Antelope Valley Mall (map) when he saw a man matching the subject’s description leave the store…Pomare (pictured, right) was charged Tuesday with six counts of unlawful use of a concealed camera for purposes of sexual gratification. After his arrest, investigators said a video camera found in his purse had “hours” of video of women using the restroom inside the store.” Read more.

  3. MaryAnne SatoAlison Morrow from KING 5 News reports, “Seattle Parks and Recreation is facing a first-of-a-kind challenge to gender bathroom rules. A man undressed in a women’s locker room, citing a new state rule that allows people to choose a bathroom based on gender identity. It was a busy time at Evans Pool around 5:30 pm Monday February 8. The pool was open for lap swim. According to Seattle Parks and Recreation, a man wearing board shorts entered the women’s locker room and took off his shirt. Women alerted staff, who told the man to leave, but he said “the law has changed and I have a right to be here.’ ‘Really bizarre,’ MaryAnne Sato said. ‘I can’t imagine why they would want to do that anyway!’ Sato uses the locker room a few times a week, but she says this is a first for her. It’s also a first for Seattle Parks and Recreation. Employees report that the man made no verbal or physical attempt to identify as a woman, yet he still cited a new rule that allows bathroom choice based on gender identification. The issue drew protesters from both sides to Olympia on Monday. Opponents claim the rule opens up bathrooms to voyeurs but supporters say that’s an unrealistic fear. Read more.

This issue is one of public safety. It is an issue to protect underage children from sexual predators. It is an issue of public responsibility for protecting women and children, boys and men from sexual assault.

GrassRootsAction.com has created a petition campaign to keep men out of women’s bathrooms.

In a column titled “Our (Sexual) Carthage Must Be Destroyed” David Carlin writes:

[A] fter winning the Third Punic War, Rome razed [the city of] Carthage and scattered its people. A few centuries later, a new city with the same name was built on the site (it was this later Carthage where St. Augustine got his higher education and became a Manichean). But the old city, the Phoenician Carthage of Dido and Hannibal, was gone forever. It never troubled Rome again.

We are at about that point (the point at which the enemy has to be destroyed utterly) in the war between the Christian idea of sex and the modern secular idea of sex. The sexual revolution, which commenced about 50 or 60 years ago, has resulted in a very convincing victory for the revolutionists. The Christian idea of sexual conduct has been defeated. But now the secularists are proceeding to the next step, that is, the complete destruction – the pulverization, the atomization – of the Christian idea.

Christians, the defeated party, might wish to say, “Okay, you have won the war. We give up the fight for dominance. But can’t you be merciful? Can’t you tolerate us as a harmless minority, the way we tolerate persons who believe in flying saucers?” The secular sexual revolutionaries, however, will reply, “No, you and your sex ethic have troubled the world for too many centuries. Your crimes are innumerable and unforgivable. We have to make sure your ethic never comes back to spoil once again the pleasures of the world.”

Read more.

Transgender bathrooms are the new battleground, the new Carthage, the new moral line in the sand.

On this issue Donald Trump got it wrong, very wrong.

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EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of Donald Trump speaking to the overflow crowd during a campaign event at Stephen Decatur High School on April 20, 2016 in Berlin, Md. Public school campuses have become a hot bed for the transgender bathroom issue. AP Photo.

Colorado Establishes Baseline for Impact of Marijuana Legalization

Warning that data is not available in most cases past 2014, the first year legal recreational marijuana was commercialized, this week the Colorado Department of Public Safety issued its first report on the impact of marijuana legalization. The report is mandated by the legislature.

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In addition to the information in the Denver Post infographic from the report above, other notable findings include:

  • Denver reports that burglary represents 63 percent of marijuana industry-related crime within its borders.
  • Driving fatalities involving THC only or THC in combination increased 44 percent, from 55 in 2013 to 79 in 2014.
  • Marijuana-related hospitalizations escalated from 803 per 100,000 in the pre-commercialization years (2001-2009) to 2,413 per 100,000 after full legalization, (2014-June 2015).
  • Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers rose from 44 in 2006 to 227 in 2015.
  • One survey shows 14 percent of adults reported marijuana use in the past 30 days with fully one-third of those using daily.
  • Data from the Division of Probation Services finds that the percent of 10 to 14-year-olds testing positive for THC rose from 19 percent in 2012 to 23 percent in 2014, while testing positive three or more time rose from 18 percent to 25 percent over the same time.
  • During the 2014-15 school year, discipline for drugs accounted for 41 percent of all expulsions, 31 percent of all law enforcement referrals, and 6 percent of all suspensions.

Read Denver Post story here. Read Department of Public Safety report here.

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NYU Cannabis Summit Unveils Stunning Information

“Americans now consume about 6,500 metric tons of marijuana a year and spend something on the order of 40 billion hours a year under its influence,” Professor Jon Caulkins of Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College, told conferees in his keynote address at the Cannabis Science & Policy Summit in New York April 17. The two-day summit was hosted by the Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University. He argued that the change in the number of hours under the influence will be the most important marijuana-specific outcome of legalization, so it is important to understand what proportion of those hours are associated with harmless pleasure and what proportion reflect problem use.

Dr. Caulkins noted that the relatively small number of daily or near daily marijauna users dominates both use and use-related harm. About 20 percent of Americans who report using marijuana in the past year and about one-third of those who report using it in the past month say they use the drug daily or near daily. Yet together, both groups were responsible for two-thirds of the total days of marijuana use, and they used 80 percent of all marijuana consumed.

In 1992, nearly ten times the number of Americans reported using alcohol as used marijuana on a daily or near daily basis. By 2014, the ratio had fallen below 2 to 1. That’s because daily or near daily marijuana users increased 770 percent over that time.

“If we continue down a ‘regulate like alcohol’ legalization path, which allows for-profit corporations to produce, distribute, and promote marijuana, in 25 years the public health community and some of the public may be asking those of us living in 2016, “What were you thinking? Why did you think it was a good idea to create another industry whose profits depend on promoting daily and near daily use of a dependence-inducing intoxicant?”

Note: the slide above is Dr. Caulkins’ analysis of data from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

EDITORS NOTE: The information in this column is by National Families in Action’s The Marijuana Report

VIDEO: Margaret Sanger — A demonic voice pushes for birth control

It should come as no surprise that abortion and contraception are from Hell. But something almost no one knows is the demonic presence testified to by one of the world’s leading contraception proponents back in the earliest days of the movement.

Marie Stopes was to England what Margaret Sanger was to the United States — a woman crazed over making birth control accepted and welcomed owing to their racist passions. Sanger is responsible for Planned Parenthood, which kills 3.8 million children through abortion worldwide every year. Stopes is largely responsible for Marie Stopes International, which kills 3.1 million children through abortion worldwide every year.

The two met at a conference in England in 1915. Stopes was a respected academic, the first woman professor at the University of Manchester. But around 1910, when she was 30 years old, she became enthralled with eugenics and wanted to reduce the number of “undesirables” in the society. She began petitioning various leaders in England, most of whom gave her the cold shoulder, despite her high academic credentials.

In 1917 she published a book — “Married Love” — promoting birth control, which was so widely popular it went through five printings in the first year. Still, the ruling class was not impressed, most especially the leaders of the Church of England, who in 1920 were gathering for their scheduled every 10th-year meeting in Lambeth Palace. Shortly before the meeting, Stopes herself relays that a voice spoke to her while she was sitting in the shade of a yew tree in her backyard.

The voice, she claimed, was the voice of God, telling her to relay to the bishops that they were to change the teaching on birth control. She dashed into the house and dictated to her secretary: “My Lords, I speak to you in the name of God. You are his priests. I am his prophet.”

And so began a work which she eventually entitled “A New Gospel to All Peoples: A Revelation of God Uniting Physiology and the Religions of Man.” It was completed by the summer and a copy sent to each of the 267 bishops at the Lambeth Conference.

In her work, she contradicted St. Paul, saying his message was 1900 years old and could now be ignored — and added: “God spoke to me today.”

She claimed God told her sexual union was not for procreation but for pleasure, that couples should use the best means of birth control “placed at man’s service by Science.” Stopes’ vision or voice was certainly not from God, obviously, but she never denied or recanted the account. She heard a voice directing her what to do. She insisted that a supernatural voice, which she claimed was God, had given her instructions to spread birth control throughout the country and eventually the world.

She told the bishops in the letter to them that the voice had said that the bishops must teach their flocks that “the pure and holy sacrament of marriage may no longer be debased and befouled by the archaic ignorance of the centuries … .” Sexual union was for pleasure, not procreation.

At Lambeth in 1920, despite the first shiftings of public opinion, the Church of England leaders rejected Stopes’ vision and voices. Undeterred, Stopes published her “New Gospel” for the masses in 1922. It cost her dearly among her academic atheist university peers, who lost all respect for her for claiming divine visions.

A year before publishing the “New Gospel,” she opened England’s first birth control clinic, but shortly thereafter moved it to this location on Whitfield Street near Tottenham Court Road which Church Militant shot video of during a trip to London to give a talk. This site still remains an active birth control clinic as well as abortion counseling center. Like this central London clinic, Margaret Sanger had launched her country’s first clinic in Brooklyn five years earlier in 1916, making 2016 a kind of 100th anniversary of the birth control movement becoming public.

Both women detested the Catholic Church and made no bones about saying so publicly. In 1942, Stopes remarked in writing that Catholics were “a curse, or something worse.”

So when we sit back for a moment and consider that from these two women’s actions, what they set in motion — 7 million children are killed worldwide every year — they both hated the Catholic Church, and one of them was inspired to greater zeal in her evil efforts by a supernatural voice that she says directed her to spread the message that sex is about pleasure and not procreation.

Shortly before she heard the demonic voice, Stopes sent a copy of her book “Married Love” to Queen Mary, with an an accompanying note about the book saying that it was written “in the interest, primarily, of your subjects, the British, but ultimately for the whole of Humanity.”

Very shortly after that, she opened her birth control clinic, kept publishing articles in papers, writing more books, making inroads with political and religious leaders wherever she could. She carried on intensely for the next 10 years — until the next Lambeth gathering of the Church of England leaders in 1930.

This time, however, the Church of England, for the first time in Christian history, approved of birth control — a decision arrived at, in large part, by the zeal of a woman spurred on by the voice of a demon.

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New York in the Toilet: Gender Confused Governor Cuomo (D) Bans Travel to Mississippi

It appears that Democrats, particularly New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor of New York City Bill De Blasio, are gender confused. They appear to want New Yorkers to believe the absurd.

Ayn Rand wrote;

The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other – until one day when they are suddenly declared to be the country’s official ideology.

The grand absurdity of the 20th Century is that we may be biologically someone other than who we are at birth. It is the absurd notion that a male (man) or female (woman) can chose what sex they are simply by ignoring anatomy, biology and genetics.

In an attempt to make this absurdity the “official ideology” of the City and State of New York requires putting constant pressure on those who believe otherwise.

 from The Blaze reports:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) banned all non-essential travel to Mississippi in an executive order after the Magnolia State passed a religious liberty bill that he described as “hateful injustice against the LGBT community.”

The bill, known as House Bill 1523 or the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act,” was signed into law by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) Tuesday and will go into effect July 1.

All-Gender-Restroom-SignIt appears that Governor Cuomo is confused about the gender identity of some New York citizens and has imposed a travel ban to Mississippi because HB 1523 states:

The sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions protected by this act are the belief or conviction that:

(a) Marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman;
(b) Sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage; and
(c) Male (man) or female (woman) refer to an individual’s immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at time of birth.

[Click here to read the full text of HB 1523]

When Cuomo used the words “hateful injustice” he is referring to political correctness. Cuomo, like the Democratic Party, are all in for homosexuals and will defend that life style regardless of its consequences.

Michael F. Haverluck, reporter for OneNewsNow.com, writes on a new Center for Disease Control study:

After conducting an extensive study on homosexual behavior, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that those involved in such lifestyles experience a far greater amount of violence from one another than those in heterosexual relationships.

CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey is a first-of-its-kind study geared to determine the difference between the victimization of men and women by sexual orientation.

The results show that men and women involved in homosexual behavior undergo much higher rates of sexual violence than men and women who are heterosexual.

Surprising to many, homosexual women experience more violence than men. According to the study, a whopping 44 percent of lesbians were either raped, experienced physical abuse, and/or were stalked by their intimate partners during their lifetime. Even more shockingly, 61 percent of bisexual women endured such violence from their partners.

It is also reported that 37 percent of bisexual women indicated they were stalked, which is more than double the rate that heterosexual women experience from their male partners.

Furthermore, the CDC found that 37 percent of bisexual women were injured during the rape, physical violence, and/or stalking that they experienced at the hands of their sexual partners. [Emphasis added]

In March Cuomo boycotted North Carolina where the legislature, as reported by Vanity Fair, passed a bill “to override the city of Charlotte’s attempts to pass a localized ordinance expanding L.G.B.T. protections, specifically by targeting constituents’ fears that transgender individuals could use the planned Charlotte rule to prey on the opposite sex in bathrooms.”

In a 2014 column titled, “‘It Happened to Me’: How Transgender ‘Bathroom Bills’ Discriminate Against Women by Allowing Men in Women’s Spaces” Donna Miller, from AFTAH, reported:

While these so-called “anti-discrimination”/”gender identity” laws are presented to limit discrimination, these radical laws and policies discriminate against women by forcing them to endure public indecent exposure.  Do you know any other law or policy that a sets apart rules for less than 1 percent of the population (transgenders), but another huge portion of the population (women and girls) are told that they must endure men’s publicly indecency – all in the name of civil rights?

“This is political correctness run amok,” North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said, dismissing the claims of discrimination against homosexuals by Cuomo.

We agree. Political correctness wants and demands we believe the absurd. You become an enemy of the state, in this case New York, if you choose to not believe the absurd.

It appears that Governor Cuomo is exhibiting macroagression towards the citizens of Mississippi and North Carolina. These two states are resisting and have drawn a red line in the sand against the grand absurdity.

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National Black Pro-Life Union President Endorses Trump

Day GardnerBy Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union:

I have been involved in the pro-life movement for more than 15 years. This is the very first time I have ever felt moved to endorse a presidential candidate.

I, like all of America have been watching with amazement this spectacle unfold.

I was amazed and for a while baffled at the way in which the GOP and establishment conservatives started bashing and trashing Donald J. Trump, a man who has been leading in the polls from the very beginning and has millions and millions of staunch supporters.

Why would they do that?  The answer came back to me that it was fear of the unknown and of the untried.

The GOP elite and establishment conservatives also fear that with President Trump they won’t be able to cast their lines into ponds of their choosing—they also fear that they can’t reel that line in whenever they want to.  The thing is, with TRUMP, they don’t even have a pole!  We the people are the pole and the line is attached from him directly to us.  What a concept.

We all know that America is in deep trouble — but we have come to an impasse.

We are expected to sit back and do the same old thing, the same old way, by voting for the same old establishment politicians.  They smile in our faces while patting each other on the back for successfully tricking us one more time – one more political season.

Make no mistake I believe without Trump, Hillary Clinton will win.

WITHOUT President Trump, we will be stuck with the status quo.

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Trump Says Hold Women Who Have Abortions Accountable — Why he is right!

Steven Ertelt of LifeNews.com wrote an article titled, “The Inept Thing Donald Trump Said About Women Who Have Abortions is Making Pro-Lifers Cringe.” Ertelt wrote:

While pro-life advocates yearn for the day when unborn children are protected under law and abortions are banned, the pro-life movement has historically opposed punishing women who have abortions — instead focusing on holding abortion practitioners criminally accountable for the unborn children they kill in abortions.

But who makes the decision to get pregnant and then decides to abort the unborn baby? Answer: The woman!

The pro-life movement is being politically correct, but does that stop women from getting pregnant and then seeking an abortion? Are they failing to discern an overall pattern from a mass of detail; to see the big picture, or the broader, more general situation. Are pro-lifers, like Ertelt, failing to see the forest for the trees?

This is, forgive the metaphor, a classic chicken and the egg causality dilemma. If you want to protect the egg, you must insure the chicken doesn’t lay the egg until it understands the moral and social importance of the egg.

The only thing that stops a women from getting pregnant are the words: NO, I WON’T!

Alexis de Tocqueville, in his seminal critique of the newly formed United States titled “Democracy in America“, wrote:

“[N]ow that I am drawing to the close of this work, in which I have spoken of so many important things done by the Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: To the superiority of their women.”

It is therefore incumbent that we, as a society and culture, do everything possible to help women become “superior.” For as de Tocqueville noted over 200 years ago the “singular prosperity and growing strength” of America is due to the “superiority” of our women.

It is a superior woman’s choice to get pregnant.

With the exception of rape, a heinous crime against women which the United Nations has yet to call a hate crime, it is up to women to make the decision on becoming a mother. It is the woman who is the giver of life. It is the woman who carries the burden and joy of pregnancy. It is the woman who raises her child or children to become good adults and follow her example.

Women who make the right choices should be emulated and rewarded. Those who make bad choices should neither be subsidized nor imitated.

A superior woman is a strong woman, a moral woman and a prosperous woman. A weak woman does not make the right decision when it comes to life choices, the most important being to bear a child. It is the weak woman who is historically poor, dependent on government and who ultimately decides to murder her mistake.

For decades the pro-choice movement has made a women’s right to murder her unborn baby their mantra. They demand that government stay out of their wombs but want government to pay for their abortions. An oxymoron, which gives government approval to literally enter their wombs.

If the pro-choicers are correct, then who must make the final pregnancy decision? Answer: The one with a womb.

Defunding Planned Parenthood and closing abortion clinics does not solve the fundamental issue of women having babies and then deciding to kill them. What must change is how women view their role as a woman. Quite simply its how women look at having sex and one of the outcomes of doing so, getting pregnant.

Efforts to provide education, public funding for contraception devices, government counseling services and pro-life protests have all failed to address the most important part of the equation – the Woman!

Perhaps it is now time to break this politically correct mantra of not holding the woman, and men, responsible. “It takes two to tango!” Men have an equal, if not greater, responsibility should their wife, girlfriend or significant other become pregnant.

I believe Donald Trump has it right. This issue is not about placing blame, rather it is all about personal responsibility.

What must be ultimately restored is nothing less than the “superiority of the American woman”.

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Small business desperately seeking candidate to grow the economy, cut taxes/healthcare costs

NEW YORK, NY /PRNewswire/ — A new survey released today by OnDeck® (NYSE: ONDK), the leader in online lending for small business, found that as the presidential primary progresses, small business owners are losing faith in candidates on both sides of the aisle. The survey is the second from OnDeck examining the attitudes of small business owners tied to the 2016 presidential election and reveals that 34 percent do not have confidence in any of the current candidates, up from 25 percent in a survey taken last fall.

With declining faith in the current crop of presidential candidates, small business owners surveyed expressed nostalgia for a past U.S. president they deemed a friend to small business: Ronald Reagan. The 40th President was overwhelmingly selected by more than four in ten small business owners (42 percent) as the best president for small business, trailed by Bill Clinton (17 percent) and President Barack Obama (14 percent). For more top findings, see OnDeck’s Small Business and the Election infographic:

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Navigating an Uncertain Political Climate

According to the OnDeck survey, small business owners are looking to candidates this election season to address three critical issues: economic growth (67 percent), tax policy (46 percent) and healthcare costs (35 percent).  In order to help small businesses in the near term, some respondents would like to see the federal government cut taxes (36 percent), reduce healthcare costs (19 percent), invest in infrastructure improvement (13 percent), and cease increases in the minimum wage (13 percent).

“Small business owners are keenly interested in this year’s presidential election as they grapple with some big issues tied to economic growth and health care costs,” said James Hobson, Chief Operating Officer at OnDeck. “Given their active participation in past presidential elections, candidates would be wise to engage this vast voting constituency of 28 million small business owners.”

Small Business Owners Get Out the Vote 

The OnDeck survey indicates that as a population, small business owners are actively engaged in the electoral process. In fact, nine in 10 business owners say they voted in the last presidential election. Nearly all small business owner respondents (95 percent) are registered voters, three in 10 made a donation to a Democrat or Republican candidate in the last election and a quarter have already made a political donation during this primary election season.

When asked to select the presidential contender who they think has the best interests of small business in mind, Donald Trump (37 percent), Bernie Sanders (28 percent), and Hillary Clinton (16 percent) topped the list.

Survey Methodology

This survey of 531 small business owners was conducted online via Facebook between February 29 and March 14, 2016.

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Florida Becomes the 12th State To De-fund Planned Parenthood

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 1411 into law, which significantly cuts taxpayer funding to all abortion clinics in the state of Florida, including Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America. Florida is now the 12th state to defund Planned Parenthood from accessing state taxpayer dollars after Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

All of these states have restricted Planned Parenthood from receiving state taxpayer funds since the historic work of David Daleiden who exposed Planned Parenthood this past summer with an extensive undercover sting operation showing the organization negotiating the sale of babies’ body parts, and engaging in other fraud, waste and illegal activity.

The funds currently being sent to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers in Florida for legitimate woman’s health care, will now be available to hundreds of low-cost federally qualified community health clinics in the state that can provide a more comprehensive and geographically accessible range of women’s health services.

Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) has been conducting a sustained campaign since October 2015 urging Governor Scott to use his appropriate executive authority to terminate all state contracts with the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. In spite of receiving tens of thousands of communications from Florida voters, the governor has refused to do so, until now providing a variety of excuses, mainly claiming that he could not take action due to federal law.  The FFPC publicly refuted his arguments and excuses, insisting the Governor had the legal authority and moral duty to terminate contracts with Planned Parenthood, just as other governors around the country had done.

Since the time the legislature passed the bill HB 1411, Planned Parenthood has run a major ad campaign trying to block the bill’s final approval.  Part of this effort involved deliberate misrepresentations that the bill required “dentists” to provide women’s health care.  Articles making this false argument appeared nationally on MSNBC and even in the British Newspaper the Guardian.  FFPC set the record straight with a letter sent to Governor Scott regarding the facts of the hundreds of other health care providers that can perform the women’s health services instead of abortion providers.

FFPC President John Stemberger issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s signature of HB 1411:

“This is a historic victory and we are thrilled to have been an active part of this effort.  We are so grateful to the Republican leadership in the Florida House and Florida Senate for making this happen.  They collectively did what the Governor failed to do, namely, provided leadership on this critical issue and made it happen.  We are nonetheless pleased that Governor Scott did follow the Florida Legislature’s lead in this matter and signed this important bill into law.  The real heroes in this victory are Senator Kelli Stargel (R) and Representative Colleen Burton (R) both of Lakeland.  These women are to be commended for their courage and conviction, leading on this issue which voters have been concerned about for decades.  Finally, we applaud Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) for their legal expertise and research without which this victory may not have taken place.”

Specifically, the newly signed law:

  • Prohibits Florida governmental institutions and managed care providers from entering into new Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers that provide elective abortions.
  • Cuts Title X family planning service contracts with Planned Parenthood in Broward and Collier Counties.

The bill also has a number of provisions to help ensure the safety of women seeking abortions including, increased inspections of abortion clinics; mandated reporting of abortion statistics to the CDC; improved abortion clinic regulations bringing them into conformity with other ambulatory surgical centers; and prohibited actions regarding fetal remains. The law will go into effect July 1, 2016.

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VIDEO: They’re mainstreaming pedophilia!

Alfred Kinsey’s ongoing sexual anarchy campaign has no end in sight.

Matt Barber, associate dean of the Liberty University School of Law, and I attended the “B4U-ACT” pedophile conference Aug. 17. To eliminate the “stigma” against pedophiles, this growing sexual anarchist lobby wants the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to redefine pedophilia as a normal sexual orientation of “Minor-Attracted Persons.”

Adhering to the Kinsey principle of lulling “straights” into a false sense of security, pedophile dress was largely conservative – short hair, jackets, some ties and few noticeable male ear piercings.

Matt Barber and I sat in the back of the meeting room among roughly 50 activists and their “mental health” attending female enablers. “Pedophilia, Minor-Attracted Persons, and the DSM: Issues and Controversies,” keynoted “Fred Berlin, M.D., Ph.D., as founder, National Institute for the Study, Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Trauma; Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorders Clinic.”

However, the sex clinic was initially founded by John Money, Ph.D., to give judges “leeway” to keep child molesters out of jail. Money (deceased), a pedophile advocate, also called for an end to all age-of-consent laws. Dr. Berlin was his disciple.

In 1973, our “post Kinsey era,” a small APA committee of psychiatrists, quite terrified by homosexist public harassment, agreed to rely on Kinsey’s fraudulent human sexuality “data” to redefine homosexuality as normal, removing it from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of mental disorders.

The APA decision was hyped in college textbooks, law journal articles, judicial rulings, and by 1974 pitched as high-school sex education. Soon the homosexist lobby would sail into primary schools and kindergartens by agitating recurring AIDS “prevention,” “bullying” and “hate” panics.

To redefine homosexuality as a normal “orientation,” nature not nurture, researchers were told to ignore all data of early sex abuse or other trauma. This hoax was followed by the 1999 U.S. Department of Justice data that found 64 percent of forcible sodomy victims to be boys under age 12.

For after claiming 10 percent to 37 percent of men were sometime homosexual, Kinsey also said children are sexual from birth and so deserve to have sex with adults or youths (taught as a 1974 Planned Parenthood sex ed doctrine).

The APA path to pedophile norms follows the success of the homosexual anarchy campaign. Arguably, the pedophile media lobby directed the passionate boy-boy kisses on the TV series “Glee,” to enable fellow “Minor-Attracted Persons” to increasingly be seen as a boy’s sex “friend.”

B4U-ACT claims to “help mental health professionals learn more about attraction to minors and to consider the effects of stereotyping, stigma, and fear.” While the group claimed they want to teach pedophiles “how to live life fully and stay within the law,” no one suggested how to stop their child lust or molestation.

Barber asked what “age of consent” the group proposed and what role pornography plays as a causative factor in child sex abuse. No one would answer the first question, and all denied any harm from pornography.

Arguably, due to our presence, Dr. Berlin (who sat next to me during the entire event) admitted that occasionally pornography could trigger sexual acting out. He also expressed a personal belief that pre-pubescent children (that is, under about age 10) cannot consent, and that perhaps even teenagers might be sexually vulnerable.

All speakers focused on pedophiles as healthy, normal and unfairly victimized by stigma and mean words. Following repeated assertions that pedophiles never force children, are gentle and loving, one researcher did cite a child “victim” who was raped and sodomized.

One speaker laughingly compared doing an obscene act “on” a child to doing the same obscene act on a shoe. No one protested, and some chuckled. One young female suggested pedophiles might be helped by engaging in “sex play” using naked pictures of pseudo children, allied with some sadism, bridal gowns, etc. This Ph.D. social worker candidate proudly noted her objection to any “repression.”

For their attendance, the pedophile political activists could earn 6.0 units of continuing education credits by the “Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners.” These 12 board members credentialed this pedophile academic farce, giving higher education credits to allow felons and near-felons to advance their child sexual abuse agenda by using bogus and fraudulent research. I would encourage people to complain to the board at this link.

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Committed to quietly monitoring this meeting, I offered a few unwelcome closing remarks. I noted the arrogance of this group’s conclusion that Americans’ fear for child safety is due to a puritanical “sex panic.” Since the Department of Justice found 58,200 children kidnapped by non-family members in 1999, such fear seems well-placed.

Before leaving the issue of stigma and hate speech, note a few excerpts from BOYCHAT April 15 by some of these “social worker” credentialed pedophiles:

“Judith Reisman” is “with the worst of them … dehumanizing hate speech … extreme christian [sic], right wing … alarmist … creating gross distrotions [sic] … no genuine integrity … a harlot. … Judith did, in fact, make [Kinsey’s sexual stimulation of infants and toddlers] sound like horrendously violent, child sexual assault … [she is a] horrible, wretched scumbag … pathetic, sorry excuse for a human being. … The world will become a less wretched place, the second Judith Reisman drops dead [from natural causes, of course, though I’d not complain if she got accidentally ran over by a semi]. … With Love, Stevie-D.”

Love? What was that about stigma and hate speech?

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in World Net Daily.