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Years ago a horrifying thought popped in my head.

"What if I wake up someday and I am a pedophile"

We all know that these types of attractions feel sick to us. But to some they are natural. Why? Well pedophilia is a mental illness, (something I did not know or didn't consider) and people are born with mental illnesses.

And then this article has a bold quote, "Nobody chooses to be a pedophile"

We all know how many different types of groups of people that quote applies to.

Now I have found much more information from an article on the Daily Beast.

There is much evidence now to show that pedophiles are born with certain abnormalities in their brains. They also believe that prevention would probably work but since in the 1990's people in the psychiatric field are obligated to report if a person shares that they have these types of urges. So most of the men, (90% of all molesters) studied are incarcerated or have been.

Also the part where the molester is considered to be "grooming" the child is not as much of a calculated set of actions as it is something that that is inherent in the workings of their brains. When they were asked what age they felt when they were in the act of molestation most of them said they felt the same age as the child. It makes you think of the man hanging around the playground as interested in the children as much as playing with the equipment.


" on average, pedophiles have an IQ that is 10 points lower than the average population, they are 2.5 centimeters shorter, and they are significantly more likely not to be right-handed (i.e., they’re left-handed or ambidextrous). Non-right handedness has been shown to occur more often among people with both autism and schizophrenia, two “clearly biologically based” psychiatric conditions".

(This part hit me in the head)
 “We don’t know why we experience the sexual desires that we do. For so long, we’ve looked at it as if it’s simply a moral issue—people are supposed to have certain attractions—and often society said if you experience a different kind of sexual temptation or feelings, you’re not as morally worthy a person,” 

" Using brain-scanning technology, he discovered significant differences in the white matter—the substance that connects one brain region to another—of pedophile versus non-pedophile brains (both groups were composed of convicted criminals, to rule out the confounding variable of criminality). In the pedophile group, Cantor found significantly less white matter in two different regions, suggesting a connection deficit."


Personally as far as everything other than someone acting on an impulse I think that I am going to practice more compassion for the person behind the pedophile. Nobody is born a monster.

The clean climate change plan

I'm glad to see some good news for a change. I hope that these changes do not have to be approved by congress.


The Clean Power Plan sets achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. By setting these goals and enabling states to create tailored plans to meet them, the Plan will:


Prevent up to 3,600 premature deaths
Prevent 1,700 non-fatal heart attacks
Prevent 90,000 asthma attacks in children
Prevent 300,000 missed workdays and schooldays

Leading to 30 percent more renewable energy generation
in 2030
Creating tens of thousands of jobs
Continuing to lower the costs of renewable energy


Nearly $85 a year on their energy bills in 2030
Save enough energy to power 30 million homes
in 2030
Save consumers $155 billion from 2020-2030
There is also a button where you can see what is happening in your state.


A cross post from the MH Information group. I need information

but it is a personal type so I am not sure where to put this. Anyway here it is, If anyone can help I would be very appreciative.


I have been trying to about 1.5 years to lose weight and zero and I think it is a med.

I even joined a gym about 3 weeks ago and have a trainer once a week. I do about 20 minutes on the bicycle and then weight train on the machines. I end up sweating all over. I have been going 3-4 times/week

And I have lost ZERO pounds. I have cut down on my eating and gone for things like no fat yogurt. I have had my times with cake but I did that before the exercises.

So I started going through my medicines and I found on called Mirapex , (Pramipexole) that I take for restless legs and that one I have been on for about 2 years. It does say weight gain can be a side affect.

I'm going to stop it and find something I can take if I have a bad attack of that hellish symptom.

My question is: Has anyone ever taken this and gained weight?

Or is there a list somewhere that tells you what drugs do not make you gain weight?

Thanks so much!

Can someone check my math please?

The problem as I see it is tax breaks to the top .1% and 1% and maybe the top 10%. The top .1% owns 90% of this country's wealth! And you can't tell me that billionaires are going to hurt with an extra 1% on their taxes, (most have their money in funds that they do not have to pay taxes on. Mitt Romney only paid 15% on all his money in the year that he ran for president.)

If the 615 billionaires, (from Google), were taxes just an amount to equal 1 billion (1% or .01% I can't get the number from the calculator) the amount going to the government would be 615,000,000 million.

SNAP - Food Stamps benefits cost the government about 74 billion. And that leaves 541 billion left for the government to spend on roads, education, and a host of other things that we now do not have the money to spend on.

AND WHAT IS SO UNFAIR ABOUT THAT IS, Walmart pays its employees, (along with most of the other box stores) about $8/hour. They are the working poor and they have to get food stamps to eat!

Does anyone here remember a video of a man at a pulpit

saying things that people did that were very bigoted and you thought he was talking about one group of people and in the end he reveilles that he is speaking of another minority group.

It was shocking to realize that your beliefs were the same just against a new group.

I keep trying to find it on Youtube and can't
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