Daily Archives: September 26, 2018

United Nations Laugh At Trump During Speech…

Date: September 26, 2018

01) United Nations Laugh At Trump During Speech

“An audience of world leaders at the United Nations laughed on Tuesday when President Trump boasted of his achievements during his time in office.

“In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” Trump said, opening his address to the U.N. General Assembly.

Audience members then began chuckling and the laughs grew louder when Trump said “so true.”

Trump smiled and paused, then responded: “I didn’t expect that reaction but that’s OK.


Waking Up with Sam Harris #137 – Safe Space (with Jonathan Haidt)…

Date: September 26, 2018

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #137 – Safe Space (with Jonathan Haidt)

“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jonathan Haidt about his new book “The Coddling of the American Mind.” They discuss the hostility to free speech that has grown more common among young adults, recent moral panics on campus, the role of intentions in ethical life, the economy of prestige in “call out” culture, how we should define bigotry, systemic racism, the paradox of progress, and other topics.

Jonathan Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and then did post-doctoral research at the University of Chicago and in Orissa, India. He taught at the University of Virginia for 16 years before moving to NYU-Stern in 2011. He was named one of the “top global thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine, and one of the “top world thinkers” by Prospect magazine. He is the co-developer of Moral Foundations theory, and of the research site YourMorals.org. He is a co-founder of HeterodoxAcademy.org, which advocates for viewpoint diversity in higher education. He is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom and The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. His latest book (with Greg Lukianoff) is The Coddling of the American Mind: How good intentions and bad ideas are setting a generation up for failure.”

Jordan Peterson Threatens To Sue Critic For Calling Him Misogynist…

Date: September 26, 2018

01) Jordan Peterson Threatens To Sue Critic For Calling Him Misogynist

“Controversial Canadian professor and self-proclaimed free-speech warrior Jordan Peterson has threatened to sue a woman after she criticised him.

Prof Peterson shot to fame in 2016 after releasing a series of YouTube videos where he makes remarks about what he calls an increasingly politically correct society. Among his controversial opinions are the views that women wear makeup in the workplace to be sexually provocative, white privilege is a “Marxist lie” and people shouldn’t have to comply with what gender pronouns others wish to be called by.


“Par for the course”…yes…

…All the things I’ve been called over the decades…Yeesh!…

…And the myriad of false things which have been claimed about me…

Putting the “rapist” and “sadist” type stuff aside…possibly the weirdest claim made yet, is that I “hate women and children”…a conclusion for which there is no existing path to arrive at.

These types of claim, make no sense at all.

I welcome them, however…

…They provide me with yet another opportunity, to address misunderstandings about MAPs.

Child abuse algorithms: from science fiction to cost-cutting reality…

Date: September 26, 2018

01) Child abuse algorithms: from science fiction to cost-cutting reality

Thanks to feinmann0!

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“In an age of austerity, and a climate of fear about child abuse, perhaps it is unsurprising that social workers have turned to new technology for help.

Local authorities – which face spiralling demand and an £800m funding shortfall – are beginning to ask whether big data could help to identify vulnerable children.

Could a computer program flag a problem family, identify a potential victim.”

An invaluable tool within the sex-abuse industry’s armoury I would have thought, being able to predict which human beings a child comes into contact with are the child abusers, even though such people have never have touched a child. A bit like labelling all minor-attracted individuals as child sex abusers. Yet another nail gets driven into the coffin that was once societal cohesion.”

They’re never going to learn…are they?…

…It’s all “wonderful and lovely”…until the day somebody else’s “bright idea” plops itself into your life…and royally screws you over.

So…are they going to start dictating who, statistically, pops a boner for children?