Shields and Brooks on Trump’s ‘s***hole’ comments, ‘Fire and Fury’ fallout…


Date: January 13, 2018

01) Shields and Brooks on Trump’s ‘s***hole’ comments, ‘Fire and Fury’ fallout


“Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including racially charged remarks reportedly made by President Trump about immigrants, the continuing fallout from a tell-all White House book, whether the president deserves credit for new economic numbers and more.”

CNN anchor brought to tears over Trump remark…


Date: January 13, 2018

01) CNN anchor brought to tears over Trump remark


“CNN’s Alisyn Camerota got emotional discussing President Trump calling African nations “shithole countries” during an immigration meeting.”

You know…

…I said we would survive and get through this presidency…and I still stand by that…

…I just didn’t realize Donald Trump possessed an absolute inability, to even just fake being a decent human being.

…It will be interesting to see if this country can suck it up, for another three years…

…Who in the hell wants a president Pence?


For “The Donald’s” Presidency:

My Ilvermorny House…

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Date: January 12, 2018

01) Pottermore

“Horned Serpent

Named by Isolt Sayre after the great horned river serpent that has a jewel set into its forehead; Horned Serpent house is sometimes considered to represent the mind of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Horned Serpent favours scholars.”

Given the amount of writing I’ve done over my lifetime…I have to admit…

…This is pretty trippy.

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Proof that Americans are lying about their sexual desires…


Date: January 11, 2018

01) Proof that Americans are lying about their sexual desires

“What Google searches for porn tell us about ourselves…

Last year, I interviewed Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of Everybody Lies, a new book that uses data on America’s Google habits as an insight into our national consciousness.

Two findings from the book dominated the conversation: America is riddled with racist and selfish people, and there may be a self-induced abortion crisis in this country.

But there was plenty more revelatory data in the book that we didn’t cover. So I wanted to follow up with Stephens-Davidowitz to talk about some of the other provocative claims he is making.

I was particularly interested in sexuality and online porn. If, as Stephens-Davidowitz puts it, “Google is a digital truth serum,” then what else does it tell us about our private thoughts and desires? What else are we hiding from our friends, neighbors, and colleagues?

A lot, apparently.

Among other things, Stephens-Davidowitz’s data suggests that there are more gay men in the closet than we think; that many men prefer overweight women to skinny women but are afraid to act on it; that married women are disproportionately worried their husband is gay; that a lot of straight women watch lesbian porn; and that porn featuring violence against women is more popular among women than men.

I asked Stephens-Davidowitz to explain the data behind all of this. Here’s what he told me.

There’s a lot of variation in what people like. Probably 30 percent of people exclusively watch stuff that you would find disgusting.

It’s a book about human nature. Sex is a big part of human nature. Some reviews of Everybody Lies have criticized me for being obsessed with sex. Everybody is obsessed with sex. If they say they’re not, they’re lying.

There are still sexual preferences that people hide today, even in socially liberal places. About one in 100 porn searches are for the elderly. Hundreds of thousands of young men are predominantly attracted to elderly women. But very few young men are in relationships with elderly women.

It’s interesting. Some sexual preferences I first learned about on The Jerry Springer Show, which featured really poor, uneducated people. People attracted to animals or family members or the elderly. But, now from seeing porn data, I realize those preferences also exist among wealthy, educated people. Wealthy, educated people are more cognizant of contemporary social norms, which means if you have such an attraction, you hide it.

If you define being in the closet as picking partners based on what society wants rather than what you want, many people are in the closet. For example, I am certain a large number of men are more attracted to overweight women than skinny women but try to date skinny women to impress their friends and family members.

Yeah, basically. Some people respond to Indian men wanting to be breastfed and are like, “Indian men are so weird.” That’s not the right response. The data from porn tells us that everybody is weird. Thus, nobody is weird.

Less than 20 percent of porn watched these days features vaginal sex to completion among two people who can conceivably have a healthy baby. Cartoons, anal sex to completion, oral sex to completion, foot sex to completion, incest, elderly porn, tickling, animal porn, sex with objects, etc.”

Well…yeah…

…Everybody has a sex kink, they want nobody to know about.

It would be interesting, if this were applied to child erotica…Those numbers I would be interested in knowing.

US Prison Chief’s Mind Blown By Norway’s Treatment Of Inmates…


Date: January 09, 2018

01) US Prison Chief’s Mind Blown By Norway’s Treatment Of Inmates


“Halden is situated in a remote forest of birch, pine, and spruce with an understory of blueberry shrubs. The prison is surrounded by a single wall. It has no barbed wire, guard towers, or electric fences. Prisoners stay in private rooms with en suite bathrooms and can cook for themselves in kitchens equipped with stainless-steel flatware and porcelain dishes. Guards and inmates mingle freely, eating and playing games and sports together. Violence is rare and assaults on guards are unheard of. Solitary confinement is almost never used.

By this point, Bertsch had been in charge of North Dakota’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, which includes four adult prisons and one juvenile facility, for more than a decade, and Jackson had spent seven years as director of correctional practices. They’d left Bismarck feeling pretty good about their system, which prided itself on its humane practices and commitment to rehabilitation. But now, sitting in the glassed-in bar of the Radisson hotel with its view of the Oslo fjord, Bertsch began to cry. We’re hurting people, she said.

Citation:
http://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2017/07/north-dakota-norway-prisons-experiment/

Orgasms…


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Date: January 09, 2018

Orgasms [and everything pleasurable leading up to them], make people happy.

It’s insane, how many people think of the orgasm, in a negative way…as if it were “evil”.

Way more people should be having them…frequently.

The bitter people who aren’t, have way too much time on their hands, to harass people who are more sexually free and open minded…

…time that would have been better spent, pursuing orgasms.


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A Year of Trump – Episode 125 (January 4, 2018)…


Date: January 09, 2018

01) A Year of Trump – Episode 125 (January 4, 2018)


“In our first episode of 2018, we’ll kick off the show by giving you an overview of all of the damage Donald Trump caused during his first year as president. Additionally, we’ll talk about failed presidential candidates that refuse to retire, the FCC’s next plan that will ruin the internet, the Jill Stein investigation, and Bernie Sanders warning to Republicans. Finally, Ron Placone joins the show to talk about the controversy surrounding Justice Democrats and Cenk Uygur. All of these topics and THEN some will be covered in this edition of the program. Enjoy the show!”