The Problem with Jordan Peterson…


Date: October 30, 2018

01) The Problem with Jordan Peterson


“–Our long form analysis of Jordan Peterson, and more specifically the movement that has been created around him, including its ideology, shortcomings, and more”

Despite whatever personal flaws there might be…I like Jordan Peterson…I like articulate thinkers, who can express themselves.

…I like being pushed and challenged, to contemplate in ways I never have before…It expands my own psychological capacity…Jordan is one of those types of people, who can do that.

It’s true that Jordan came to prominence, in the capacity of a resistance to outrageous law…and push back against outrage culture.

He stepped up into a social role…which was in desperate need for someone to do what he did…because virtually nobody else was doing it.

Yes…any number of people with balls and a spine, could have done this in some capacity…But Jordan brought something unique, which resonated with large groups of people.

If it bothers one, that Jordan is currently such a focal point in this social struggle…might I suggest…that what should bother one infinitely more…is the fact that the forms of practical, good, broadly accepted advice being administered by Jordan…are not coming from the common places and relationships in culture, where it rightly should?

People are flocking to Jordan, an imperfect and fallible human being…because they’re not getting it elsewhere, in their daily relationships and experiences.

We can nit pick at the messenger endlessly…

…But maybe we should pay more attention, to just why stating the obvious has become such a rarity in human culture?…and why being open and honest, is so taboo?

Republicans Caught Rigging Election For Ted Cruz?…


Date: October 30, 2018

01) Republicans Caught Rigging Election For Ted Cruz?


“Voting machines in Texas are switching people’s votes!

Citation:
https://www.theroot.com/texas-voting-machines-are-reportedly-switching-votes-fo-1830046114

Several Texas organizations have received reports of voting machines switching votes in the high-profile Senate race between incumbent Ted Cruz, who is reportedly not the Zodiac Killer (allegedly) and upstart candidate Beto O’Rourke.

The Houston Chronicle reports that multiple voters have documented incidents during early voting where they have used the straight-ticket option (where the machine is supposed to automatically choose the designated candidates for one party), only to discover that the voting machine has selected the Senate candidate for the opposing party.”

Court says ‘pedophilia does not apply’: because perpetrator is a woman…


Date: October 29, 2018

01) Court says ‘pedophilia does not apply’ — because perpetrator is a woman

Thanks to feinmann0!

“Court says ‘pedophilia does not apply’ because perpetrator is a woman.

A Toronto woman was sentenced to prison for child porn-related offences, but she avoided being classified as a dangerous offender — and her gender played a part in that decision.

Justice Kathleen Caldwell agreed with Dr. Mark Pearce, an expert witness, “that the current research suggests that women do not suffer from paraphilic disorders apart from masochism. This fact lends further weight to the conclusion that pedophilia does not apply to you.”

This is astonishing…

…not that I want anyone who’s sucked the penis of a giggling toddler to be destroyed over it…

…But…she sounds rather pedophilic to me…and I know quite a lot about this topic.

They seem to be denying it, due to it’s relative rarity…and lack of empirical research.

Disney Fires ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director Over Old Tweets…


Date: October 29, 2018

01) Disney Fires ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director Over Old Tweets

Thanks to feinmann0!

“Disney has cut ties with James Gunn, the director of its enormously successful “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, over old shock-humor tweets resurfaced by a pair of far-right media figures on Thursday.

The now-deleted tweets, sent by Gunn between 2008 and 2011, first began trending after Pizzagate conspiracy theorists Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec drew attention to them, likely in retribution for Gunn’s outspoken criticism of President Donald Trump.

Some of the tweets:

… “Expendables is so manly I fucked the shit out of the pussy boy next to me”

… “I remember my first NAMBLA meeting. It was the first time I felt ok being who I am”

… “I’m doing a big Hollywood film adaptation of The Giving Tree with a happy ending — the tree grows back and gives the kid a blowjob”

… “I like it when little boys touch me in my silly place”

… “Eagle Snatches Kid is what I call it when I get lucky”

… “My new film: Jerkloose – a small town where beating off is illegal & 1 high school kid jerks off in front of the others to show how fun it is”

… “Three Men and a Baby They Had Sex With”

… “Tell your 3 year old you’re laughing thinking of me fucking 3PO. He’ll appreciate it when older”

This story is a little bit old…but, I may have neglected to post/write anything about it.

Rumor has it, James has already been hired by DC…who desperately need a good director, to help get their DC movie universe on a good track.

People on Twitter were losing their minds, over Gunn’s timeline…and they worked with fervor, to get him fired.

Others say he is a SJW, falling to the same tactics he was known to use against conservatives…a la poetic justice…

I don’t know…I just think people are shitty, for spinning something like that out of proportion, and meddling with someone else’s professional career…whether James ever did it, or anybody else.

People have no right to get another person severed from their income/career, just because they don’t like what that person has expressed.

I saw some of the tweets, people were howling over…

…I wasn’t phased in the least.

Then there was also the pictures of “the pedophile parties”…where people were claiming, that Hollywood people were dressing up in costumes, and posing for pictures, as a “pedophile and child rape” party.

Why Theists Can’t Convert Atheists…


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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.”