Betsy DeVos Caught In Massive Corruption Scandal…


Date: December 19, 2018

01) Betsy DeVos Caught In Massive Corruption Scandal


“Betsy DeVos just proved she is absolute scum.

A Trump administration school safety panel hardly touched on the role of guns in deadly school shootings in its wrap-up Tuesday.

Instead, the panel took a far less confrontational approach by sidestepping President Donald Trump’s call for trained teachers to carry guns and avoiding recommendations on age restrictions for the purchase of guns.

Trump created the school safety commission and asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to chair it following the February shooting that claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Trump, after the shooting, said teachers “adept at firearms” could end school attacks and thwart them altogether, because “cowards” wouldn’t go into well-guarded schools to commit shootings.

Citation:
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/18/trump-school-safety-panel-1037968

Trump Gets BUSTED…


Date: December 19, 2018

01) Trump Gets BUSTED


“President Donald Trump’s personal charitable foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision amid an ongoing lawsuit concerning its finances, according to a document filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by the New York state Attorney General’s office.

The dissolution of the Donald J. Trump Foundation resolves one element of the attorney general’s civil lawsuit against the foundation, which includes claims that the President and his three eldest children — Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric — violated campaign-finance laws and abused its tax-exempt status. Rather than operating it as a genuine charity, the lawsuit alleges, they instead allowed it to be used “as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests.

Citation:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/18/politics/trump-foundation-dissolve/index.html

Is It Time For A ‘Gamers Union’?…


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Date: December 19, 2018

01) AAA Games Company Crash Isn’t Coming….It’s Already Here!


“I have been thinking about the next big games crash and how it seems like it’s right around the corner but then I realized it’s already happening”

This is probably going to sound crazy, but…

…I wonder about the possibility…of a “gamers union”…”nonprofit” type of company…One which is “owned” by masses of gamers, as opposed to financial profiteers looking to exploit gamers.

It probably would be very difficult to make work…It might fall apart fast…

…But just imagine…hundreds of thousands of gamers…maybe a million of them…tossing a few bucks a month into these companies…and instead of “dividends to stock holders”…the “dividends” would be actual games produced, by the company which was built by and for the gaming community.

If nothing more…this is a revolutionary concept.

I suppose…it’s like a spin on “kickstarter games”…but you start out with a goal oriented, organized body of gamers…with a combined capital that allows them to employ and direct professionals in the game industry…They get paid…They produce…They release…They refine…They are solely accountable to the gamming community…And the gamers get all games produced by the company.

Incidentally…I also have a ton of games I’ve never played…mostly RPGs…I once collected them.

I have an original cartridge of Earthbound, which I’ve barely even played…There’s a whole slew of games, which I need to play…it would take me years to get through them all.

I barely buy video games, anymore…and with Steam constantly having lots of deep sale options…I just don’t see any incentive, in buying games upon release…especially given the tendency of companies to release unfinished games.

…Why not just wait, giving the company chance to work out the problems?…and chancing to score a deep discount in price?


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I had forgotten about thequartering’s campaign against “pedos”…Honestly, I only discovered him in the aftermath of that, where I think he did make one or two brief references to it…but it’s not something I’ve come to primarily know him for…

…I knew in the back of my mind, that there was some sort of reason why I was choosing not to share his videos…I just genuinely could not recall what it was.

I already put the above post together, and wrote something unique for it…so, it’s getting posted…”icky people with stinky ideas, who cant get along with others”, be damned.

…I’ve never considered completely cutting off all dialogue with, and acknowledgement of, “anti pedos” to be a good practice, anyway.

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Patreon Double Down…


Date: December 19, 2018

01) Patreon Double Down


“Patreon set the rules and they don’t have to follow them.

Previous videos on the Patreon Purge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ThPdCicEsg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkON93drONQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXRx98gpuRY


Patreon Takes MAJOR Hit After Banning Of Sargon of Akkad:

“Patreon’s Takes MAJOR Hit After Banning Of Sargon of Akkad. Sam Harris, the 13th largest Patreon account, shut down his account abruptly following a statement by Dave Rubin and jordan Peterson over the banning of Carl Benjamin, aka Sargon of Akkad.

Either Patreon are liars or they are grossly incompetent as their platform is rife with racial slurs and hate speech. Yet for some reason they were able to find an obscure reference to shut Sargon Down.

Many people say this was not social justice or feminist activists targeting Sargon, in fact it was the far right. But after Sargon moved to SubStar far left activists got the entire platform effectively shut down harming dozens of unrelated and innocent creators.”

So…Patreon decides to target and deal a massive blow to one of it’s customers…one who is a big personality on the internet, with a considerable following…

…based on a “rule” which factually did not even exist…applied without proper context…abruptly, without warning [and out of the blue]…and they refuse to discuss it with the customer they just royally screwed over…

This is taken straight out of the playbook of online services, where it comes to how they maltreat MAPs…Aside from the fact that it happens to MAPs much sooner, than they would reasonably be able to build a following or an income…this is the status of the MAP, online.

I take no joy in seeing this disgusting, predatory behavior befall anyone […with possible exception, to those sorts who spend their lives forcing this fate on others…poetic justice is beautiful, when they are forced to fall on their own sword…they earned and deserve it…]…but I’m glad this sort of noxious behavior is finally starting to come to a head, in a meaningful way.

These types of predatory business practices, like that being done by Patreon [and countless other online businesses], must be broken…It must be obliterated.

This is a fight which must happen…and all which falls on the “Patreon” side of this war must lose.

If they refuse to be ethical and decent businesses, treating everyone by equal standards…then all businesses like Patreon, need to go down for “the dirt nap”.

It’s time these foul businesses which treat the rest of us like we are not human, run into the cold, hard reality…that this is not okaythis is not acceptable…and there will be serious consequence to them, for behaving in such a destructive, manipulative and inhumane way.

Patreon does not deserve to exist…Businesses which ostracize people who are objectively causing no trouble, do not deserve to exist…Powerful businesses which subjectively manipulate the net total of dialogue and expression on the internet, do not deserve to exist…Indeed…they must not exist…They are a threat to all of us, who exist a slight step or two removed from the politically approved message and behavior, sanctioned by these nameless, faceless, unaccountable “trust and safety” commissions, which seem to be so prevalent these days.

Now they are going after people who are more mainstream, than MAPs…

…I think they’re finally getting to a point, where they have bitten off far more than they can chew…This behavior has begun creating a sort of space…where a lot of us “othered” people share common ground, on a common cause…

Congresswoman: Why Does Trump Show Up When I Google ‘Idiot’?…


Date: December 19, 2018

01) Congresswoman: Why Does Trump Show Up When I Google ‘Idiot’?


“Google’s CEO was asked A LOT of ridiculous questions during his hearing.

Search for the term ‘idiot’ on Google and several photographs of President Donald Trump will appear high in the image results.

On Tuesday, the search engine giant’s CEO Sundar Pichai had the task of explaining to members of Congress why that happens during a hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee.

Pichai refuted Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s (D-Calif.) tongue-in-cheek suggestion that it was down to ‘a little man sitting behind the curtain’ who was skewing the results against conservatives — saying the company doesn’t ‘manually intervene’ in searches.

‘We provide search today for any time you type in a keyword. We, as Google, have gone out and crawled and stored copies of billions of their pages in our index, and we take the keyword and match it against the pages and rank them based on over 200 signals,’ Pichai explained.

Citation:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/idiot-donald-trump-google-ceo-sundar-pichai_us_5c10d56de4b0ac53717a0d26

Penny Marshall…


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Date: December 19, 2018

01) Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at the age of 75


“She starred in TV’s ‘Laverne and Shirley’ for eight seasons before moving behind the camera to direct seven films.”

The tabloids have had Penny “at deaths door”, since at least the late nineties…I’ve done web searches on her every few years, just to see how she was doing…like I’ve done with a few other famous people I’ve watched and loved…

…This is a really, really sad death.

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Incredible Small Off-Grid Earthship Home…


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Date: December 18, 2018

01) Incredible Small Off-Grid Earthship Home


“This off-the-grid home in Adelaide, Australia is something completely different! An Earthship is a radically sustainable and self-sufficient building which uses a combination of modern off-grid technology, super clever passive solar design techniques and a whole lot of recycled materials (including trash) all mixed with earth building techniques to create an incredible, high performance home.

The small Earthship home was built by Martin and Zoe, as a challenge to create Australia’s first council approved Earthship. Together (and with a lot of volunteer labour) they have worked within the system to create a truly impressive small home.

Read More: https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/small-off-grid-earthship-home/

This Earthship is filled with impressive off-the-grid technology, including solar power, rain-water collection, grey water filtration and much more. The home also uses clever passive technologies such as it’s passive solar design and even a natural cooling system using underground tubes. Beyond all that though, it’s beautiful. The design and finish of this home are sure to leave you impressed! I hope you enjoy the full tour of this amazing small house!

Visit Earthship Ironbank’s website to find out more about it’s construction. You can even book a BnB stay and experience it for yourself: http://www.earthshipironbank.com.au/

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[2009 Research] The consumption of Internet child pornography and violent and sex offending…


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Date: December 17, 2018

01) The consumption of Internet child pornography and violent and sex offending

“Background

There is an ongoing debate on whether consumers of child pornography pose a risk for hands-on sex offenses. Up until now, there have been very few studies which have analyzed the association between the consumption of child pornography and the subsequent perpetration of hands-on sex offenses. The aim of this study was to examine the recidivism rates for hands-on and hands-off sex offenses in a sample of child pornography users using a 6 year follow-up design.

Methods

The current study population consisted of 231 men, who were subsequently charged with consumption of illegal pornographic material after being detected by a special operation against Internet child pornography, conducted by the Swiss police in 2002. Criminal history, as well as recidivism, was assessed using the criminal records from 2008.

Results

4.8% (n = 11) of the study sample had a prior conviction for a sexual and/or violent offense, 1% (n = 2) for a hands-on sex offense, involving child sexual abuse, 3.3% (n = 8) for a hands-off sex offense and one for a nonsexual violent offense. When applying a broad definition of recidivism, which included ongoing investigations, charges and convictions, 3% (n = 7) of the study sample recidivated with a violent and/or sex offense, 3.9% (n = 9) with a hands-off sex offense and 0.8% (n = 2) with a hands-on sex offense.

Conclusion

Consuming child pornography alone is not a risk factor for committing hands-on sex offenses – at least not for those subjects who had never committed a hands-on sex offense. The majority of the investigated consumers had no previous convictions for hands-on sex offenses. For those offenders, the prognosis for hands-on sex offenses, as well as for recidivism with child pornography, is favorable.”

Many people don’t like to hear this…but the superstition of “child pornography causing pedophiles to move on to child molestation”, has never faired all that well when held up to scrutiny.

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The Cowards and Their Methods of Concealment…


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Date: December 17, 2018

“In this way, the puritans have designed a perfect system to hide the evidence that clearly demonstrates children are equal to adults in their desire to behave sexually with others.” – feinmann0LINK

This has always sickened and infuriated me…”Child pornography” is vast…What is documented within it, deals an absolute death blow to the endless bullshit of naysayers…

…What is the response of these gutless, unprincipled, lying, treacherous cowards?…to declare “illegal”, and horribly inhibit, all that proves them wrong.

They do everything within their power, to make certain nothing positive is ever seen by the general public, regarding these issues…while having their own shills, dictating to the public “what is proper to think”.

…These officially approved, canned opinions do not jive well at all, with the real world experience of so freaking many of us…In fact, they are in direct, irreconcilable contradiction, to our lived experiences…And yet, “we” aren’t allowed to testify to the matters of our own lived existence…

This state of things is pure bullshit, on it’s face…It’s completely indefensible, and absolutely inhumane.


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