Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Waking Up with Sam Harris #90 – Living With Violence (with Gavin de Becker)…


Date: August 09, 2017

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #90 – Living With Violence (with Gavin de Becker)


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Gavin de Becker about the primacy of human intuition in the prediction and prevention of violence.

Gavin de Becker is a three-time presidential appointee whose pioneering work has changed the way the U.S. government evaluates threats to its highest officials. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on the prediction and management of violence. His firm, Gavin de Becker and Associates, advises many of the world’s most prominent media figures, corporations, and law enforcement agencies on predicting violence, and it also serves regular citizens who are victims of domestic abuse and stalking. Gavin is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller The Gift of Fear.”

Democrats Furious Bernie Sanders Might Run Again in 2020…


Date: August 09, 2017

01) Democrats Furious Bernie Sanders Might Run Again in 2020


“A new article in Politico highlights divisions among Democrats that Bernie Sanders is allegedly causing due to his potential 2020 presidential plans (or lack thereof). Establishment Democrats are reportedly “furious” at the prospect that he may run again, and they’re also irritated at the prospect of him dragging out his decision. They’ve made it clear they’re unhappy with Bernie Sanders either way.”

James Damore and his Google Memo on Diversity…


Date: August 09, 2017

01) James Damore and his Google Memo on Diversity


“Note: This video only contains 21 minutes of a 50 min interview. There is a corrupt frame, or some such technical problem, in the original file. We are working diligently on that (and have been for the last fourteen hours). In the meantime, this will have to suffice.

In this video, I talk to James Damore and another employee who wishes to remain anonymous about James’ memo regarding Google’s diversity programs and their overweening ideological basis. He was fired last night. That says everything that needs to be said.

This means that the company that is arguably in charge of more of the world’s communication than any other has now fired a promising engineer for stating a series of established scientific truths. That’s worth thinking about.”

That Google Memo…


Date: August 09, 2017

01) That Google Memo


“Sources:
Memo: https://tinyurl.com/yde86v9e
Google Fires Memo Boy: https://tinyurl.com/y8lskub9
Gizmodo article: https://tinyurl.com/ydafg2ta
VP Diversity Response: https://tinyurl.com/yc6oky9n
Quillette article: https://tinyurl.com/ya2rql36

Maybe, in the grander scheme, it’s good that this happened?

It rips open the culture within Google, the business entity…And lets us all see what is behind, the grocery list of trespasses Google is guilty for.


Google Fires James Damore, Confirming His Memo’s Point: The Case for a Tech First Amendment: