Kevin Magee confronts self-appointed paedophile hunters – BBC NI…


Date: February 23, 2018

01) Kevin Magee confronts self-appointed paedophile hunters – BBC NI

“BBC Northern Ireland – February 13th 2018”

…And “these” are supposedly the people, who are self appointed “authorities” for “keeping the kids safe”?…

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Jordan Peterson; Breaks Down the Creation of the #ME TOO Movement with Christie Blatchford…

Date: February 23, 2018

01) Jordan Peterson; Breaks Down the Creation of the #ME TOO Movement with Christie Blatchford

“Me Too” (or “#MeToo”, with local alternatives in other languages) spread virally in October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. It followed soon after the public revelations of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

The phrase, long used by social activist Tarana Burke to help survivors realize they are not alone, was popularized by actress Alyssa Milano when she encouraged women to tweet it to “give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem”. Since then, the phrase has been posted online millions of times, often with an accompanying personal story of sexual harassment or assault. The response on Twitter included high-profile posts from several celebrities, and many stories of sexual violence were shared, including from Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd,Jennifer Lawrence,and Uma Thurman.”

“Sexual entities” and “rules of sex”…

…Important, relevant concepts…

It kind of gets to the crux, of what impedes so many sexual minorities…

The secret to human sexuality in a culture…is that there are no absolute rules…

…That may seem very disturbing…and, yes…taken to extremes, it could have disturbing consequence…

…but, sexual norms, are what we make of them…And they are extremely fluid.

I think the reason why “we don’t know” what the rules are…is because we have such a vast range of diverse, sexual tolerance and interest…

When you are forced to coexist, with people who have little [or no] sexual tolerance…and you are a sex positive type of personality…there is going to be a sub-culture clash.

I’m just astonished that we still have not figured out how to get along in peace, over the sexuality of our species.

…You would think, that we would have gotten past this by now.

Waking Up with Sam Harris #117 — Networks, Power, and Chaos with Niall Ferguson…

Date: February 23, 2018

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #117 — Networks, Power, and Chaos with Niall Ferguson

“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Niall Ferguson about his new book “The Square and the Tower.” They discuss his career as a writer, networks and hierarchies, how history gets written, the similarity between the 16th century and the 21st, the role of social media in the 2016 Presidential election, the influence of advertising on the public sphere, Trump, the Russian investigation, Islamic extremism, counterfactuals, what would have happened if Clinton had won the presidency, immigration in Europe, conspiracy theories, capitalism, globalization, communism, wealth inequality, universal basic income, Henry Kissinger, the prospect of a US war with China, cyberwar, and other topics. You support the Waking Up podcast at”

Tom Holland ‘De-Radicalising Muhammad’…


Date: February 23, 2018

01) Tom Holland ‘De-Radicalising Muhammad’

“Tom Holland delivers the ‘Christopher Hitchens Lecture’ from Hay Festival 2015.”

I dare say…Tom Holland is the most interesting, instructive and constructive scholar on Islam, that I have thus far encountered.


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Ajit Pai Now Being Investigated for Corruption by His OWN Agency…

Date: February 23, 2018

01) Ajit Pai Now Being Investigated for Corruption by His OWN Agency

“After months of flaunting his close relationship with companies like Verizon and Sinclair Broadcasting, the FCC is finally doing something that should have been done a long time ago: they’re investigating their own chairman, Ajit Pai. We know he’s guilty, it’s just a matter of whether or not he’s been able to successfully hide evidence of his corruption.


Why Our Flawed Justice System Breeds ‘Shadow’ Vigilantes…

Date: February 22, 2018

01) Why Our Flawed Justice System Breeds ‘Shadow’ Vigilantes

“What do Three Strikes laws, mandatory-minimums for drug offenders, the Stop Snitching campaign, and private police have in common? According to Paul H. Robinson, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, they are all expressions of a “shadow” vigilantism that has spread in the contemporary U.S.—usually in response to perceived failures in the justice system.

The forthcoming Shadow Vigilantes: How Distrust in the Justice System Breeds a New Kind of Lawlessness, which Robinson co-authored with Sarah, M. Robinson, a former sergeant in the US Army and social worker, explores how the impulse to take the law into their own hands has been a feature of Americans’ behavior since the Revolution.

In a conversation with TCR’s Julia Pagnamenta, Robinson explains why the history of vigilantism is more nuanced than the traditional view which defines vigilantes as groups like the KKK and white supremacists, and why vigilantism will continue to operate when disenfranchised individuals in society feel that the system is ignoring their concerns.”

This is worth reading…

…I sometimes wonder, why there is not more vigilantism on behalf of MAPs…

…It’s not as though we aren’t being inhumanely raped by a system and culture, which practices predation upon us…and shows little interest in changing.

I’m left to believe, we have super human self control.

Republican Fired After Calling Victims Actors…

Date: February 22, 2018

01) Republican Fired After Calling Victims Actors

“Republican aide Benjamin Kelly was fired after asserting the victims of the Parkland school shooting were paid actors.”

Parkland Crisis Actor Conspiracy Theory DEBUNKED:

“A YouTube spokesperson sent us the following statement:

“This video should never have appeared in Trending. Because the video contained footage from an authoritative news source, our system misclassified it. As soon as we became aware of the video, we removed it from Trending and from YouTube for violating our policies. We are working to improve our systems moving forward.”

The original story follows below:

It’s a vile conspiracy theory we might expect from the host of Inforwars Alex Jones, but right now it is the number one trending video on YouTube.

The conspiracy theory is that some of the students who are speaking out against the lax gun control laws that enabled the mass shooting that killed 17 of their peers at a Parkland, Florida high school last week are not who they say they are. They are “crisis actors,” paid performers funded by familiar boogeymen like George Soros to vilify gun ownership and dismantle the Second Amendment.

This is not true, but it’s what the most popular video on YouTube, which at the time of writing has 174,000 views, suggests. In the video, David Hogg, one of the more outspoken Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who has made several television appearances since the shooting, is seen in a CBS 2 Los Angeles news report. The report details the events of a video Hogg took and that went viral in 2017. It shows one of Hogg’s friends, another teenager, confronting an overzealous lifeguard. Here’s the video on CBS’s YouTube page, and Hogg’s original upload.

The only description on the video is “DAVID HOGG THE ACTOR….” and many of the comments go on to accuse Hogg of being an actor “bought and paid by CNN and George Soros.” Mike m, the YouTube user who uploaded this trending video also uploaded a video titled “David Hogg Can’t Remember His Lines When Interviewed for Florida school shooting.” The description to that video reads: “Ask yourself why is he practicing his lines…??? ???” This user also uploaded videos that cover familiar conspiracy theories like chemtrails and UFOs.”