Monthly Archives: October 2018

Why Theists Can’t Convert Atheists…


Date: October 29, 2018

01) Why Theists Can’t Convert Atheists

“Do atheists ever find god? How can you make an atheist believe in god? Can you convert an atheist? Well, if you’re a theist, the answers to those questions might disappoint you. Theists often don’t understand atheism in the first place, and even when they do, they often use faulty arguments to prove god’s existence. When I came out as an atheist, I was bombarded by bad arguments for god, and that still hasn’t changed much. So, I thought I’d give theists some advice on how to talk to atheists.

It strikes me how so many “My conversion from atheist to Christian” type stories involve emotional reasoning. The Kalam cosmological argument, Paschal’s wager, the ontological argument, the argument for design, and the like don’t seem to convince many atheists, and those with decent critical thinking skills don’t seem to convert.”

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Anti-Trump Hotel & Police Podcasts: VICE News Tonight Full Episode (HBO)…

Date: October 29, 2018

01) Anti-Trump Hotel & Police Podcasts: VICE News Tonight Full Episode (HBO)

“October, 18, 2018 FULL EPISODE of VICE News Tonight…

1:52 – Sabah has been the first to report most of the groundbreaking information on the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Seb Walker reports from the Sabah offices in Istanbul.

9:50 – The Newport Police Department is taking a new approach to finding a fugitive: making a podcast. Dexter Thomas meets with the team behind “Countdown To Capture”

16:04 – This fall, a new hotel called Eaton DC is opening its doors. Owner Katherine Lo has been happily marketing the place as the anti-Trump International. Evan McMorris-Santoro went to check it out.”

BBC News: What’s Killing America’s White Men?…

Date: October 29, 2018

01) What’s Killing America’s White Men? BBC News

“Every year, nearly 45,000 people in America kill themselves. That is more than twice the number that die in homicides, and the numbers are increasing. There is one group in particular causing this spike – white, middle aged men. India Rakusen goes to Montana, where suicide rates are double the national average, to find out what drives so many of these men to despair and taking their own lives.”

Bernie Sanders Takes On Saudi Arabia…

Date: October 29, 2018

01) Bernie Sanders Takes On Saudi Arabia

“Bernie Sanders has strong words for the ongoing relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States.


The likely assassination of the Saudi critic and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi underscores how urgent it has become for the United States to redefine our relationship with Saudi Arabia, and to show that the Saudis do not have a blank check to continue violating human rights.

One place we can start is by ending United States support for the war in Yemen. Not only has this war created a humanitarian disaster in one of the world’s poorest countries, but also American involvement in this war has not been authorized by Congress and is therefore unconstitutional.

In March 2015, a coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates started a war against Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Since then, many thousands of civilians have been killed and many more have lost their homes. Millions are now at the risk of the most severe famine in more than 100 years, according to the United Nations. The chaos in Yemen has also provided fertile ground for extremist groups like Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, and created new opportunities for intervention by Iran.”

Trumpland Voters To Democrat: Save Our Social Security!…

Date: October 29, 2018

01) Trumpland Voters To Democrat: Save Our Social Security!

“Leslie Cockburn (D) is running for Congress in Virginia’s 5th district, which includes many farmers and senior citizens. She spoke to TYT contributor Ryan Grim about Social Security, the Republican Party’s determination to cut benefits, and her own determination to stop them if she reaches Congress.”

Bombing Suspect’s Van Is DISTURBING…

Date: October 29, 2018

01) Bombing Suspect’s Van Is DISTURBING

“The van tied to the alleged bomber is covered in pro-Trump propaganda.


After Cesar Sayoc, a Donald Trump supporter, was arrested at an auto parts shop in Florida, federal agents at the location removed a van covered in political stickers celebrating Republicans and denouncing the president’s opponents. As the van was being transported by the FBI, wind blew the tarpaulin off.”

Drunk Driving Arrest of Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brian Filipiak…


Date: October 29, 2018

01) Drunk Driving Arrest of Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brian Filipiak

“On November 13, 2016 Lt. Brian Filipiak of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office was arrested on suspicion of “super drunk” driving in northern Michigan’s Montmorency County.


00:15 Montmorency County Sheriff Deputy Zachery Morrison passed the pickup truck driven by Brian Filipiak, an off duty Lieutenant of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and turns around in pursuit.
00:45 The pickup truck is seen swerving over the fog line, into the shoulder, then back left over the center line.
1:00 Filipiak pulls his truck to the side of the road as he passes a Michigan DNR officer who was also responding to the 9-1-1 calls for a reckless driver.
1:20 Deputy Morrison approaches the driver
1:27 BODYCAM FOOTAGE BEGINS – The assisting DNR officer can be seen on the other side of the truck.
2:54 Deputy Morrison returns to the truck to have Filipiak take a field sobriety test.
11:50 Deputy Morrison beings to physically remove Filipiak from the truck.
13:25 Deputy Morrison and the assisting DNR office attempt to pull Filipiak from the truck.
13:48 Deputy Morrison warns Filipiak he’ll be tasered if he does not exit the truck.
16:53 Filipiak is placed under arrest.
20:08 Filipiak states he wants a “Cop to a Cop” deal
21:17 Both officers struggle to get Filipiak in the back seat of the police cruiser.”

My goodness!…

…what happens when a cop is engaged in a truly dangerous crime, and the shoe is on the other foot!…

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