Why sexual freedom is the bedrock of all freedoms

(También en Español) Our sexual pleasure response is completely individual. When we feel it, those precious moments, we experience unbridled exhilaration that is at the same time indescribable by mere words, even in great art or poetry. There is only one way to replicate this experience of unrestrained freedom and that is to recreate -- re-create increasing favorable circumstances to plug in at a healthy pace. Although sexual pleasure exists by definition in a time and space all one's own an imperative to share it and enhance it with others is built in. Studies have demonstrated over and over again ...

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The Newseum—Vainglorious Journalism Leads to Triumphalist History

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... The Newseum sits on Pennsylvania Ave. in the District of Columbia next door to the Canadian embassy about halfway from the White House to the Capitol. A magnificent architectural accomplishment in glass and some white metal (aluminum?), it contains a vast 7-story atrium. Everything that can be transparent is transparent. The parable for the news media seems rather obvious. And you can enjoy this Disneyesque production for a mere $21.95, for two days' admission. If this seems a bad value, it's probably because all the Smithsonian museums are free and have nicer gift shops. Inside, ...

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Transreligion—An Inspirational Framework for Transgender Transhumans

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... Religious myth has only degraded and inhibited human progress. Essentially all contemporary religions are myth based. Christianity fails the test of worth when it relies on Hebrew racial myth (the old testament) and Greek philosophical myth (the concept of the Christos and related ideas) as absolute truths. We know that nothing that draws on such ancient Sci-Fi can be either true, good, or beautiful, except by accident, and thus stands forever opposed to the power of love in the world. There are, fortunately, many people (now and in the past 2000 years) who love ...

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Why the United States Government is Damaged Goods (Part 2 of 2)

Part 1, here. For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... On January 21, 2010, the 235-year lifetime of the first North American federal republic, which once called itself the United States of America, came to an abrupt end. On this date the Supreme Court of the nation issued an irrational and false ruling, in the so-called “Citizens United” case, born of a lack of any valid national visionary focus that effectively recognized and bestowed on every organized collective entity the full rights and privileges of a singular citizen. Our national constitution was designed to provide a process for managing collectives and ...

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Why the United States Government is Damaged Goods (Part 1 of 2)

Part 2, here. For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... When I was growing up in Chattanooga in the 50s, I somehow acquired the belief that the United States of America was the best country in which to be born and live. I gave thanks to my god of the day I had been born an American, and wondered at the miracle of such privilege in a world torn by war, famine, disease, and poverty, in which it seemed no group of national cults could exist in peace. When I went to college in the Boston area at the start of ...

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Where Did All This F*cking Evil Sh%t Come From?

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español It is undeniable that there is often a lot of pain and suffering in a human lifetime. While individual experiences vary widely, over the course of a lifetime most people will experience instances when they are confronted with the reality of an apparently genuine evil. And this inevitably starts the discussion, “Why me? What did I do to deserve this? If God loves me, why is he doing this to me? How can we love a God that would let something like this happen to anybody (not just me)? I refuse ...

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#NNLGBT Photos & Videos

Tomorrow we are turning our Netroots Nation LGBT caucus (#NNLGBT) into another strategy session that will build on our work yesterday, Wednesday's LGBT pre-convention. But tonight (it's late but still Thursday here in the Twin Cities), a special shout-out and gratitude to Carlos in DC for these great photos and videos from Wednesday. Enjoy. http://carlosqc.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/the-2011-netroots-nation-lgbt-netroots-connect-pre-conference-videos-photos/ So tired tonight, that's all. Tomorrow, Friday, we will catch up reporting news, thoughts, impressions, and maybe some inspiration too. --Alison  

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Reporting Live from Netroots Nation 2011

Dan and I are lucky to be attending Netroots Nation 2011 (#NN11) this week, especially the LGBT pre-convention all day today, organized by the illustrious Mike Rogers. NN11 is the in its sixth year and has grown geometrically to the several thousand bloggers and citizen journalists converging on the Minneapolis Convention Center right now. The LGBT pre-convention is fabulous so far because it is entirely hands-on and focused on affecting change. We will try to post transcripts and videos that have been promised. This morning, the 100+ LGBT bloggers and organizations/organizers worked as a group to raise the ...

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A DC Pride Photo

Soaking in DC Pride, my thoughts drift in several directions.           The first is topical, these pictures were snapped on P Street, just hours before the Parade kicked off, at the chain store, Lululemon Athletica. When asked, the store clerk said that this was just something they cooked up, not a chain-wide campaign. The whimsy, frivolity, and good nature of this window display was backed by a few employees minding the store with the courage to put their mannequins where their hearts were. It was great seeing all the young people, many of them straight suburban kids, pour out like syrup ...

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The Philosophy of Burning Books—Calling It Like It Is

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... Last week a truly amazing story of academic support for persecution of LGBT youth by “professional mental health researchers” came to light through the diligent work of Jim Burroway of Box Turtle Bulletin and Anderson Cooper of CNN. Briefly, both deal with investigations into the academic and professional life of George Rekers, an ordained minister of the Southern Baptist Convention, arguably the most homophobic of all Protestant cults, as well as the largest. Rekers was a graduate student in clinical psychology at UCLA under Richard Green and Ivar Lovaas, who were ...

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