Daily Archives: December 9, 2017

My Chat with Paediatric Endocrinologist Robert Lustig (THE SAAD TRUTH_556)…

Date: December 09, 2017

01) My Chat with Paediatric Endocrinologist Robert Lustig (THE SAAD TRUTH_556)

“Dr. Lustig is a New York Times bestselling author and a leading expert on childhood obesity. We covered a broad range of topics at the intersection of medicine, neurochemistry, nutrition, marketing, psychology, evolutionary theory, and propaganda.

Rob’s Twitter account: @RobertLustigMD

Rob’s UCSF page: http://profiles.ucsf.edu/robert.lustig

Al Franken Resigns On The Senate Floor…

Date: December 09, 2017

01) Al Franken Resigns On The Senate Floor

“Read more here:

WASHINGTON — Senator Al Franken of Minnesota announced Thursday he would resign “in the coming weeks” from the Senate after his support among Democrats crumbled, becoming the highest-profile casualty in the growing list of lawmakers felled by charges of sexual harassment or indiscretions.

“I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party,” Mr. Franken said.

His references to both President Trump, who has been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior including harassment and assault, and Roy S. Moore, the Republican nominee for an Alabama Senate seat who faces allegations that he molested teenagers, followed Mr. Franken’s steadfast denial that he himself had done anything wrong.

Mr. Franken said he had been ready to “cooperate fully” with a Senate Ethics Committee investigation but that he decided to leave office because it became clear he could not both pursue the investigation and represent the people of Minnesota. He maintained that he would have ultimately been cleared.”

Bernie Sanders On Al Franken Resigning:

B4U-ACT: Request for MAPs to Participate in Study about Attraction…


Date: December 09, 2017

01) Request for MAPs to Participate in Study about Attraction

“B4U-ACT regularly collaborates with and advertises studies we feel will contribute to professional understanding of MAPs and/or to MAPs’ well-being. If you are an MAP and you’d like to contribute to such professional understanding, please consider participating in the online study described below, being conducted by a master’s student from Vrije University in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), in cooperation with the University of Ottawa and the Royal Mental Hospital (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada):

We are looking for adult men or women (18 or older) who are attracted to children (14 or younger) to complete a secure, anonymous online survey. The survey has two parts:

Survey 1 asks questions about experiences of sexual and romantic attraction to children (and adults, if relevant).

Survey 2 is about the physical and psychological characteristics that are attractive about children (and adults, if relevant).

Each survey takes about 10-15 minutes. The study is completely anonymous. After each first study, you will be asked if you would like to participate in the other study. This is totally voluntary.”


Dealing With Death and Loss as an Atheist…


Date: December 08, 2017

01) Dealing With Death and Loss as an Atheist

“My thoughts on mortality as an atheist. Sorry for all the jump-cuts, but it’s far better than all the long pauses.”

This echoes my own sentiments…

I did not question it when I was really young, while being raised in the church…But today, it really does not set well with me, that anyone would use the remains of your beloved deceased, as a prop to peddle their religion.

…It’s tasteless…decency deaf…and just bad behavior.

I can get past the point, that these beliefs are common in our culture…thus, they will surface at times like someone’s death…

…But trying to convert [possibly distraught] people, at that specific point in time?…

No…that is just wrong.

Dealing with your own mortality:

I’ve been meaning to set down, and right more on this…and I fear, I may have let a window of healthy, cogent thoughts pass me by…not so long ago…

Of course…psychologically dealing with the understanding of your own mortality, and psychologically facing your own death, aren’t necessarily the same thing.

…Each is it’s own process, with it’s own variables.

…But, yes…A lot of the traditional psychological soothing offered by religion, is absent for the atheist…

For the atheist…it’s more about coming to terms with a simple ending…falling asleep, to never wake up again…no more of everything you love…or at least like…a weighing, of whether you experienced and accomplished everything you needed, to feel validated…satisfied…that you honestly lived a life and accomplished something.

I think…given my particular circumstances in life…I will almost certainly face death with reluctance, knowing there is more left undone…and having every fiber within me, still focused on that fight…

…I wont want to leave the unfinished, still before me…

That really bothers me…in it’s own way…

If I believed in spirits and ghosts…I’d honestly think, that someone like myself would be a prime candidate…to linger on in this world, in such a form…

In fact…this setting fits the lore of ghosts…

…”Steve Diamond…The extremely friendly ghost…floating into little boy’s bedrooms…slipping under the covers…and giving blow jobs from the spectral dimension…”

…Can’t you just imagine those home exorcisms?

…Better not linger on this topic too long…I don’t want to seduce myself, into looking forward to my own death…

…But, what an aspiration!

Grief Without Belief: How to Deal With Death as an Atheist:

I’m including this second video because it was linked in the description…and it’s a pretty good video.

A lot of good territory is explored…It warrants more commentary.