The Beginning of the End of Net Neutrality is Officially Here…


Date: April 24, 2018

01) The Beginning of the End of Net Neutrality is Officially Here


“As of April 23rd, 2018, parts of the FCC’s repeal of Title II will go into effect, thus marking the beginning of the end of net neutrality in the United States. Other parts of the repeal order are expected to take effect months later, but in the meantime, more than half of states are weighing their own legislation that would protect net neutrality.

Citation:
https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/22/17033608/net-neutrality-april-23-federal-register-publication

The Left has right on its side…


Date: April 24, 2018

01) The Left has right on its side


“Let’s be honest. It’s the political Left that has society’s best interests at heart, that works for the good of all. It has always been the Left that has struggled to protect the weak from the strong, that has fought for workers’ rights, for sexual and racial equality, for the welfare state. It is the Left that now challenges abuses of power by corporations and financial institutions. And it is the Left that seeks to build a world based on mutual respect, not individualistic self-seeking. It is the Left, not the Right, that has right on its side.

Yet according to conservatives, it is precisely that self-regard, that attempt to monopolise virtue, which exposes the hypocrisy of left-wing ideology. To flaunt your concern for your fellow man doesn’t make you right – it just gives you the smug glow of virtue signalling. In fact, by expanding the state, overtaxing the rich and splurging benefits on the poor, the Left has always damaged society by crippling people’s natural instinct to better themselves. It is the Right, by championing free markets, free choice and social cohesion, that has right on its side.”

Becoming immortal – VPRO documentary – 2018…


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Date: April 24, 2018

01) Becoming immortal – VPRO documentary – 2018


“Becoming immortal is now at hands reach, thanks to the latest technological innovations. Would you want to become immortal, even if that means preserving your severed head in a cryogenic tank? If aging is considered as a disease, then the cure is immortality. This is not a Black Mirror episode, this is VPRO Backlight: Becoming immortal.

Original title: De Onsterfelijken

Is eternal life reserved only for the rich or the lunatics of the earth? Silicon Valley is fascinated with the concept of overcoming death and rejuvenation. Billions are invested in becoming immortal. The idea is that when aging is considered as a disease, we can also develop a cure for dying and modify the natural lifecycle thanks to age reversing or anti aging therapy.

A tight community of scientists and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley bear an enormous source of daring capital, like Aubrey de Grey says: ““If you’re not pissing everybody off in this life, then you’re probably not making much of a difference”.
This community is also firmly convinced that our DNA can be cracked in what would becalled: The code of mortality, allowing us all to become immortal.

And if becoming immortal does not happen within their own life span, then it will certainly happen in the following years. Therefore many a millionaire has his own personal cryogenic tank ready for cryopreservation so they can be brought back to life after death. Whether it will be in material form or in the form of a software program (digital immortality) or as nanobots remains to be seen.

Some can not wait that long and use themselves as guinea pigs. All of them hope to become immortal.
The science in the field of life extension is a booming business. The question remains whether everyone can benefit from this groundbreaking knowledge and become immortal.

With: Aubrey de Grey (Scientist), Liz Parrish (Bioviva), Darren Moore (Millionaire) and Kathleen Ann Goonan (Science-fiction writer), Linda Chamberlain (Alcor).
Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2018.
© VPRO Backlight March 2018

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Did These Things Happen In The ‘Harry Potter’ Books Or Films?…


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Date: April 24, 2018

01) Did These Things Happen In The ‘Harry Potter’ Books Or Films?

“Not everything from the Harry Potter books made it into the films. After all it has to be pretty hard to stuff 4,175 pages worth of text into 20 hours of film.”

I guess I know the movies well enough, to get by…A perfect score!

At least one I had to guess at…Another is kind of misleading, and up to interpretation…but I went with the most solid answer, in my opinion.

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The Commercialization Of Childhood (2008)…


Date: April 24, 2018

01) The Commercialization Of Childhood (2008) – MIND-CONTROL MARKETING!


“With virtually no government oversight or public outcry, the multibillion-dollar youth marketing industry has used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. American kids, targeted from birth with sales pitches for everything from Hollywood merchandise and junk food to iPods, cell phones, and the family car, now influence an estimated $700 billion in annual consumer spending. Consuming Kids traces the evolution and impact of this unprecedented phenomenon. Drawing on the insights of children’s health experts, media critics, and industry insiders, it blows the lid off the youth marketing industry’s stealth tactics and explores the effects of consumerism on the imaginative lives of children.”

Muslim American Woman Could Succeed John Conyers in Congress…


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Date: April 24, 2018

01) Muslim American Woman Could Succeed John Conyers in Congress


“Former Michigan state Representative Rashida Tlaib is a leading contender in the crowded Democratic primary race to replace Rep. John Conyers.

Tlaib was the first Muslim woman to be elected to Michigan legislature, and she could be the first elected to Congress.

TYT contributor Ryan Grim teamed with Intercept colleague Maryam Saleh on this report:
https://theintercept.com/2018/04/16/john-conyers-detroit-rashida-tlaib-congress/

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Tongues Untied (1989) Documentary…


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Date: April 23, 2018

01) Tongues Untied (1989) Documentary


“The film blends documentary footage with personal account and fiction in an attempt to depict the specificity of black gay identity. The “silence” referred to throughout the film is that of black gay men, who are unable to express themselves because of the prejudices of white and black heterosexual society, as well as the white gay society.

The narrative structure of Tongues Untied is both interesting and unconventional. Besides including documentary footage detailing North American black gay culture, Riggs also tells of his own experiences as a gay man. These include the realization of his sexual identity and of coping with the deaths of many of his friends to AIDS. Other elements within the film include footage of the Civil Rights Movement and clips of Eddie Murphy performing a homophobic stand-up routine.

The documentary dealt with the simultaneous critique of the politics of racism, homophobia and exclusion as they are intertwined with contemporary sexual politics. The film is a part of a body of recently released films and videos, which examine central issues in the lives of lesbian and gay Black people. Riggs’ work challenged television’s generic boundaries of conformity during the late 80s and early 90s. The television documentary during this time was the conventional talking head, expert interviews, and personal testimonials commonly on public affair issues.

Directed by Marlon Riggs
Produced by Marlon Riggs
Starring Marlon Riggs,
Essex Hemphill, Brian Freeman
Narrated by Marlon Riggs
Various
Distributed by Frameline & California Newsreel
Release date:
October 26, 1989 (American Film Institute Video Festival)
Running time:
55 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English”

I remember watching this when it debuted.

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Beware of Lurid, Violent and Horrifying Dark Web Evidence: Demand Authentication or Lose the Cause…


Date: April 23, 2018

01) Beware of Lurid, Violent and Horrifying Dark Web Evidence: Demand Authentication or Lose the Cause


“It’s very easy to lose yourself especially when your intentions are honorable and you know that evil must be conquered. But evil stopped requires proof. Proof, authentication and validation.”

I’m not a fan of a whole lot of Lionel Nations…but, this video is worth a watch…

…particularly for the anonymous/pizzagate people…

Here we see Lionel, who was warming up towards acceptance of “pizzagate” last I saw him, speaking some legal sense as a lawyer…in the aftermath of more insanity coming out of anonymous, and the “pizzagate” crowd…

It seems they are spreading another doozy of a rumor around, with zero substantiation…and the lemmings are lining up, to hoot and holler…call for a public execution…

…Because some unsubstantiated video, by an anonymous person nobody knows the identity of, from a group which disavows itself of all responsibility and regularly throws it’s own integrity on the trash heap…is good enough for the people who hate pedophiles and Hillary Clinton…

They just want any excuse…no matter how awful…And “pizzagate” keeps getting more and more stupid, as it devolves…

As I recall it…I’ve mentioned some of these exact same things, during my own interactions with “pizzagate” people…

…But “I’m no good”, because I’m a pedophile…

I wonder if they’d even listen to one of their own…

…Well…here you go…