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Mr. Boyce

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  1. I agree with Garrison cap above. Homosexual activity is gravely immoral. It's damaging to those who do these things. It's a sign of grave weakness in the organization to even make this announcement: it means the BSA has lost its compass. Scouting loses if the policy changes.
  2. (snort!) One election hardly makes a tide! One election makes nothing permanent in a democracy, where votes can shift like the wind and image is everything. The problem with homosexuality is that its bad for the person practicing it. The problem with homosexual "marriage" (eh, similar to an "married bachelor" in terms of logic)is that it is deeply destructive of genuine marriage, which is designed for building and supporting the next generation. Obama is the luckiest man on earth. He's been given cardboard cutouts to compete against. If you study his political presence in Illinois, you find very little substance, just hype. Read The Amateur by Ed Klein and you'll find what a genius the man is. Obama = the Wizard of Oz.
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    Old uniform memory lane

    OK. to some they may have looked goofy and old-fashioned, but the Knee Socks and Garter thing really worked. The real proof is at summer camp: spend a week in the heat and you do need shorts. The socks are protective when you go through the woods.
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    epaulette

    Loops = upselling.
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    Old uniform memory lane

    I liked the collarless shirt. Didn't care for either the garrison hat or beret. Back then, it would have been neat to have had a busted old BP hat.
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    Perversion files released

    I got back into scouting because my wife said it was a good program that needed good men. I guess in all this, I'm left scratching my head and wondering "what percentage of the general population is pedophile?" Anyone know?
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    Perversion files released

    Perverts who like boys will hang around boy organizations. I don't think the BSA is unique in having this problem. My sense is that in 2012, we have higher standards in this area for two reasons: first, because we CAN have them (computers, better records, better ability to monitor) and second, because we're more alert to the detrimental effects of molestation. It used to be virtually laughed off, or treated as a small matter. I have a tough time, though, using 2012 standards/science in order to condemn those using lousy science and technology and wrong psychology. You may be forgetting this, but at one time, experts thought this kind of perversion was treatable.
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    Boy Scout kilts

    Let's get back to basics, claim it's "freedom" and wear Official Boy Scout Breechclothes. You kiltie fellows might like this even better.
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    An Op/Ed piece on the scout files

    Thanks for the above. I have really been trying to do "due diligence" on these issues, and I cannot find much good substantive evidence disproving the notion that homosexuality is a psychological perversion and that homosexuals are more predatory on youth. I DO see a massive propaganda bandwagon marching to the tune of "dumbing down" any genuine moral concern, and "normalizing" abnormal behavior. (It's tempting to join in: I would like to be a Pepper too! and of course in America it is verboten to say "no" to anyone; God forbid you are "mean").
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    In the memory of Holden Caulfield

    I've always felt conflicted about the so-called banned books week. To some extent, it's the job of "responsible adults" to keep from wasting money and squandering good efforts---so a library board might well consider NOT subscribing to Penthouse or Hustler, and should very well consider the negative impacts of various materials. The downside of this is that a small percentage of "filth" is actually more valuable than is recognized by people on committees, etc. Weigh and balance the matter. Certainly Holden Caulfield wouldn't want any little kids hurt.
  11. Here's something interesting: http://americansfortruth.com/2012/10/01/catholic-league-homosexuality-implicated-in-boy-scout-child-molestation-files/
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    Another extreme helicopter issue

    The contemporary emphasis on "Making Eagle" is nuts. It's a way to keep membership, etc., gets parents involved. But the real purpose of the advancement system is to generate SELF-MOTIVATION. A kid should pull himself up the rope on his own. This is what builds character, sticking to a goal like this. It's damnable that parents push their kids on the track, and horrible that the scout program has put this up as the Big Goal of it all.
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    Covering up molesters - released records

    You know this is a tough area in many respects. How many additional youth organizations, sports groups, YMCAs, etc., need to be investigated? I say this, and there's a part of me that recognizes that this kind of thing can easily blow into a witch hunt. Plenty of hysteria is possible. I really pleased with the Youth Protection stuff; it's important we follow it and not slack.
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    Covering up molesters - released records

    I was a youth when I first heard the national organization had such a file. This was in the 70s. It's pretty clear that the files will not only have whatever bits of local police blotter and newspaper items, but will also have plenty of hearsay malarky and ad hoc stuff. Of course, the chief purpose of this whole deal has been to profit the lawyers. Standards of protection change. I would LOVE to be able to go back in time and sue my local fire department for their "inadequate" protection of my house back in the 1990s. Or sue car manufacturers for the "insufficient" attention to safety in the cars I've bought over the years. EVEN TODAY we know very little scientific facts about these sex topics. I would love to see a short compendium of real facts about homosexuality and pedophilia. . . this would go a long way toward resolving all these current political battles and shoutfests, even here.
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