“That” Discussion…


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Date: August 28, 2021

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“Often. I am eager for that conversation. And afraid of it.” Cyril Belgrad

Different, but related…

…I lived with my aunt, uncle and cousins for a year and a half after my parents divorced, having no idea my cousins were deeply involved in incest until I found myself in the middle of it all. It’s a considerable reason, why I have practical, personal insight into childhood sexuality…and a rather lenient view on incest today…

For much of my life, I’ve wanted to discuss what happened with all of them…but at the same time, how do you do that?

They probably consider this a can of worms, they don’t want to resurface.

We’re living in times where it’s not inconceivable, one could get prosecuted for things they did as a kid, 35+ years ago.

Even I tend to frame myself more and more as “a victim” in this, not because I literally consider myself one [though, it’s complicated and tricky…at a few points, I met the criteria], but because I don’t want my personal recounts legally used against me.

The potential discussion the four of us could have about that point in our history, probably means a lot more to me as a pedophile, than it will ever mean to them. I’d be asking them to drag up something they can no longer have, and probably want to leave in the past…because it’s a socially dangerous topic.

On a personal level…for me…I really want that discussion, which I’m not even sure they’re capable of having for themselves.

There are questions I wish I’d have asked back then, while it was happening…

…Today, it just seems like an impossible discussion to have…a lost opportunity.


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Pick A Shade In Every Color And We’ll Tell You Which Element You’d Bend…


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Date: August 28, 2021

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You’re clever and you always look for shortcuts to help you. While this is often an asset, it can sometimes distract you from your main goal. On the other hand, your intelligence makes you a natural leader, and people gravitate toward you!”

Forgive my ignorance…but cannot anyone who sneezes or farts do this?

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What happens to the meta-analysis when you remove the suspect study? (Tess Lawrie & Bret Weinstein)…


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Date: August 28, 2021

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“One of the virtues of meta-analysis is that it allows conclusions to be adjusted with changing evidence. One Randomized Controlled Trial included in the BIRD Group’s meta-analysis of Ivermectin has been challenged in The Guardian. It is unclear if the study in question is fatally flawed. In this clip, Tess Lawrie shows us what happens to the meta-analysis when the suspect study is eliminated. Answer: the estimate of the medication’s effectiveness change somewhat (prevention of death drop’s from 62% to 49%. Prophylactic effectiveness goes up slightly from 86% to 87%. Confidence intervals become somewhat wider). The conclusion of the analysis remains the same: Ivermectin reduces deaths substantially and is a very effective preventive measure against the contraction of COVID-19.

Full episode here:
https://odysee.com/@BretWeinstein:f/TessLawrie:0

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Trump RAGES At ‘Pathetic’ Capitol Riot Committee…

Date: August 26, 2021

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“Unfortunately, this partisan exercise is being performed at the expense of long-standing legal principles of privilege,” Trump wrote. “Executive privilege will be defended, not just on behalf of my Administration and the Patriots who worked beside me, but on behalf of the Office of the President of the United States and the future of our Nation.”

Citation:
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-capitol-riot-commitee-2654795446/

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Telephone Game Proves the Bible is Wrong (Todd Friel response)…


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Date: August 26, 2021

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“Evangelical radio-host, Todd Friel, took on the non-believer objection that the Bible we have today is the product of the telephone game. He threw to Wretched host John Fabarez in his “Road Trip to Truth” video series, but both men and the guest apologist completely missed the point of the objection.

It’s pretty obvious, but I decided it was worth a few minutes to clarify the nature of the telephone game objection, and point out how it very much still stands and that Todd and crew were dodging the question better than Neo dodged bullets in the Matrix.”

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