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One case the legislators and the Supreme Court of the United States got wrong!

In the case of Smith v Doe the high court ruled that the The legislature found that “sex offenders pose a high risk of reoffending,” and identified “protecting the public from sex offenders” as the “primary governmental interest” of the law.  The reason the courts and legislators got it wrong is the only study of the recidivism of sex offenders at that time was a study based on criminals with two or more rape convictions and even its author says it is not valid for all sex offenders! More current studies have shown a much lower rate of recidivism than originally considered. The only criminals with a lower recidivism rate than sex offenders are murderers and as one person mentioned to me on-line, "Most os them never get out."  It seems to me that court has also refused to consider residitial limits on sex offenders as to whether they are constitutional or not. These laws are popuiar but totally ineffective in reducing recidivism of sex offenders and may in fact increase the probability of the sex offender being isolated and since sex crimes originate in isolation  it may actually increase the possibility that the sex offender will re-offend.

I am a drug addict but not a drug user. How does that work?

When I was in high school I had a head injury that caused extremely painful headaches. The doctor put me on a variety of medication including Tylenol 3 which contains codiene. I took the medications as prescribed and when I ran out of Tylenol I went into a withdrwal that included uncontrollable tremors like the ones seen in drug treatment films. My roommate wanted to inform the dormitory headmaster but I told him not to because I knew the problem was temporary.  After a few hours the tremors past and I became symptom free and had no pain.

That experience soured any thought of illegal drug use for the rest of my life. Our biology teacher had told us codein was not addictive but my experience said that was wrong. I realized there was a spectrum of addictive responses. If relatively non-addictive codein produced such a strong addictive response as it did in me why risk the even more addictive opiates? 

So while I recognize that I am a drug addict I refuse to re-enter that arena because my first experience with any opiate created a problem for me.

Are all these surveys wrong or do I have smart phone?

Since I do not hve a job and only get occasional work from the websites where I get single day job, I spend a lot of time taking surveys on the Internet. When I get a survey about technology I'm often asked if I have a cell phone. I answer "Yes". Then they ask me if I have a smart phone. 

The problem is how do you define a Smart Phone. One survey said it could browse the world wide web. Mine can. But is is a Smart Phone? The Manufacturer says it is not. That should settle it.

But another survey said,"Smart phones can download applications. I took my phone to maps.google.com and it downloaded an app! So I ask again is it a smart phone? The app runs in Java and contacts the web to get a route to wherever I need to go. Seems like the lines are blurred between SmartPhones and Feature Phones. 

Why I left the Roman Catholic Church -

When I was at Chaminade College Prep the freshman religion teacher handed each student in his class a Bible. He then told us he did not expect us to read it. I was wondering why we should not read the words inspired by the God the church was trying to get us to believe in and worship.

As I read it I realized that we are all sinners. The Book said that our salavation is a gift from God. A gift brought to us by the suffering and death of Jesus and endorsed by God by Jesus' ressurection.  

Understanding this was the first wedge of separation between the Catholic pattern of duty, no meat on Fridays, Sunday mass being compulsory confeession to a priest at least annually and the Protestant understanding of knowing that Jesus paid it all. What we must do is live according to his law and with his help to repent of our sins. 

When the Senior year religion teacher was comparing the Roman Catholic Church with the Protestant reformation I took up the debating points of Martiin Luther even though I did not realize I was repeating his defense when the Pope tried to excommunicate him. Theis caused the priest who taught the class to become so flustered that he said,"Mr. Higgins I suspect your salvation will come from something other than the Catholic Chuch." That was the final argument for me to leave the church I had served as an altar boy in grade4 school and received indoctrination from from 1st grade through my Senior year of high school.

The Causes of Incest according to 2 PhD Psychologists.

Incest, as we have seen, has no single cause and can be understood only by looking at the interaction of certain conditions that act as predisposing and precipitating agents. For Father-Daughter incest, these include: 1. The father clings to a fantasy of an all loving mother and sees in the daughter a chance to pursue it. 2. The father is bombarded by stress, much of it coming from multiple changes he and his family are constantly making, and seeks a source of comfort and nurturing. He often starts drinking more. 3. The father and mother stop having sex and his source of physical intimacy and affectionate strokes dries up. Why my wife cut me off. 4. The mother starts work at night, gets sick, or in some other way arranges to leave the father and daughter alone together. The mother "abandons" both the daughter and husband. 5. The daughter is hungry for attention and affection and is willing to rescue her father from his unhappiness. 6. The sexual climate of the family is lax, loose, or repressive

The Causes of Incest according to 2 PhD Psychologists.

Incest, as we have seen, has no single cause and can be understood only by looking at the interaction of certain conditions that act as predisposing and precipitating agents. For Father-Daughter incest, these include: 1. The father clings to a fantasy of an all loving mother and sees in the daughter a chance to pursue it. 2. The father is bombarded by stress, much of it coming from multiple changes he and his family are constantly making, and seeks a source of comfort and nurturing. He often starts drinking more. 3. The father and mother stop having sex and his source of physical intimacy and affectionate strokes dries up. Why my wife cut me off. 4. The mother starts work at night, gets sick, or in some other way arranges to leave the father and daughter alone together. The mother "abandons" both the daughter and husband. 5. The daughter is hungry for attention and affection and is willing to rescue her father from his unhappiness. 6. The sexual climate of the family is lax, loose, or repressive

Why salesmen should listen before they talk.

When I replaced the CGA monitor on old XT class computer I went to a used computer store to buy a VGA monitor to work the VGA card I installed in that old computer. When I went in I saw an IBM 8513 monitor which I formerly sold when I worked for an IBM dealer. The salesperson tried to talk me into buying a bigger and higher resolution monitor. Even when i explained it was going into an old 8088 based machine with a video card with only enough memory to handle 640 by 480 graphics in 16 colors. he still pushed me to by a 14 in monitor that could go up to 1014 by 768 graphics. I almost walked out.

I finally convinced him that I would not buy more monitor than that machiine could hanlde. I did that in part because my ex-wife who I was married to at that time that would not let me spend more than $50 for the new monitor needed for the card a friend had given in in trade for some old parts..  

 

Why I will never commit another sex crime against a child.

The main thing that will prevent me from ever committing another sex offense against a child is that I recognize the harm I did to my one and only victim. The fact that I was able to spend the last 4 years of my marriage in the house with that victim, who was still in her demented state trying to elicit a sexual response from me, without renewing the cycle of abuse. She has multiple personality disorder as a result of the abuse I inflicted on her. As a result of the harm I brought on someone I loved, I will never again re-offend.

What's the difference between a hooker and Senator Majority Leader Reid?

The only differences between common hookers and people like Reid are:

  • Reid spends more on his clothing.
  • You’re less likely to contract something itchy from a hooker.
  • Also hookers leave when it’s over.

Why the sex offender registry should be removed from public access:

At least once a month or so I read on the web a story of murder where the victim was on the sex offender registry. It is not uncommon for these predators to say they found their victim on the Internet on the states's sex offender registry. In one case the murders were done by burning down an apartment building where 7 sex offenders lived. 

The sex offender registry is a tool for law enforcement to check the whereabouts of sex offenders if a sexual offense is reported. The public listing of who they are and where they live does no good because people don't typically check it unless they are intending to go hunting predators.

The fact is almost 50% of all sex offenses against childten are commited by their own parents or step parents. These people are NOT predators. A predator goes out from his home and wonders about seeking a victim. The fact is that these cases of incest are a result of a dyfunctional family dynamic which is explained elsewhere on this site.