Daily Archives: May 4, 2018

FCC Mysteriously Delaying Implementation of Net Neutrality Repeal (It’s Not Dead Yet)…


Date: May 04, 2018

01) FCC Mysteriously Delaying Implementation of Net Neutrality Repeal (It’s Not Dead Yet)


“April 23rd was supposed to be the first official day when the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality went into effect, but mysteriously enough, the FCC is actually—intentionally—delaying their own repeal, and it has yet to be posted to the Federal Register. So while this is technically good news because net neutrality is still alive and well, it’s bad news because this delay is possibly being done to give ISPs more time to defeat momentum for net neutrality laws at the state-level.

Citation:
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wj793y/ajit-pai-net-neutrality-repeal-not-official-yet

I’m Your Number One Fan [Controversial documentary about stalkers]…


Date: May 04, 2018

01) Controversial documentary about stalkers – I’m Your Number One Fan


“I’m Your Number One Fan is a controversial documentary from 1996 that has attracted a cult following in the UK. It features Blue Tulip Rose Read who stalks Mike Read (at the time a famous DJ). The documentary is centered around the point of view of the stalker and includes German doctor Klaus Wagner, who believed that Princess Diana was at the heart of a hate campaign by the Queen. It includes an opening sequence shot on Super 8 film that led to UK film critic Victor Lewis Smith stating that it “transcended the documentary format”.

After being broadcast in the UK, The Evening Standard newspaper began selling Mrs Read T-shirts and the writers of the comedy series, The League of Gentlemen, featured quotes from Blue Tulip in Royston Vasey newspaper signs in various episodes of the first series of the show. The writing on these signs include “Ed Stewart’s breath stinks”, “Mike Read’s breath is beautiful” and “Mike Read made me better”.

Director: Jaine Green
Runtime: 50 minutes

Provided with permission from Jaine Green, Director & Producer.”

Paraphrased: Stalkers are relating not to you…but to some disordered fantasy of you”…

If you think that stalkers of MAPs are so different from what you see here…I’ve got news for you…

…This sort of distorted obsession, quickly ramping up to hostile aggression and terroristic threats, is typical for stalkers of MAPs.

…They’re detached from reality…curiously, often obese…[and, no…they’re not the “fat n happy” type]…and desperately trying to scrape anything together in their life, at all, to mentally drag themselves to some state where their life has meaning.

It’s all about them…and the shortcomings in their own lives.

…It’s never actually about the individual MAP(s) they target, threaten and abuse.

Many of them are in desperate need of attention and affection, themselves…but they’re not getting it…and they take this [along with any other psychological baggage they have] out on MAPs.

“A delusion is not an opinion about the world…It’s not a judgement about the world…It’s absolute, incontrovertible, fixed “knowledge” about the world…Someone with a delusion “knows”…Anything you tell them, clearly cannot change it…Because you must be mistaken…They have the absolute and certain knowledge…which is a delusion.”

This is why it feels like repeatedly slamming your head against a brick wall, whenever you attempt to have a coherent discussion with them.

“For most stalkers…the telephone is the most common way of intruding.”

I’ve had a few of these nut cases over my lifetime…and, yes…they like to call on the telephone…quite a lot.

They think this is intimidating.

“I think that, violence is imminent in stalking…because the stalker is inevitably frustrated…the stalker inevitably is brought up against the limitations of reality…And that can produce anger…and anger can lead to threats and violence.”

So true.

Jordan Peterson: Without Religion There’s No Art & Poetry…


Date: May 04, 2018

01) Jordan Peterson: Without Religion There’s No Art & Poetry


This is unfortunate…

Of course…I expected this point would come, in some form…

…I just didn’t think it would be over statements like this.

I wont stop sharing Peterson’s media over this…And I think it’s wrong, to treat people who appreciate Peterson, as though they’re part of some mindless cult…

…but the veneer is faltering.

The Great God Debate – Dan Barker & Richard Carrier…


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Date: May 04, 2018

01) The Great God Debate – Dan Barker & Richard Carrier


“Recorded: May 8, 2004 – Holiday Inn Dearborn, Michigan.

Daniel Edwin “Dan” Barker (born June 25, 1949) is an American atheist activist who served as a Christian preacher and musician for 19 years but left Christianity in 1984. Barker, along with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor, is the current co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. He has written numerous articles for Freethought Today, an American freethought newspaper. He is the author of several books including Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist.

Richard Cevantis Carrier (born December 1, 1969) is an American historian, atheist activist, author, public speaker and blogger.
Carrier has a doctorate in ancient history from Columbia University where his thesis was on the history of science in antiquity. He originally gained prominence as an advocate of atheism and metaphysical naturalism, authoring many articles on The Secular Web and later defending his basic position in his book Sense and Goodness Without God.”

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