The Thought Hackers – 32 – Online Harassment: A Silent Epidemic? With Samantha Silverberg…


Date: February 04, 2018

01) 32 – Online Harassment: A Silent Epidemic? With Samantha Silverberg

02) Direct Download [MP3]

“Samantha Silverberg is a licensed clinician specializing in working with individuals who have histories of complex and chronic trauma.

She has spent the last eight years working across a variety of populations at the University of Pennsylvania, Mount Sinai Hospital and as adjunct faculty at LaSalle University amongst other positions.

Based on her own personal experiences and professional experiences of clients dealing with online harassment, Samantha co-founded Online SOS, a non-partisan, non-profit dedicated to providing free, direct services to individuals experiencing this. Samantha runs Online SOS while pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fielding University to continue this work.

Key Points

1/ Online harassment maps directly on to psychological trauma.

2/ Individuals experiencing online harassment may experience trauma symptoms.

3/ There is support for this type of trauma, you are not alone. Rather than suffering in silence we want individuals to reach out.

Find Samantha Online:

http://www.onlinesosnetwork.org/

I’ve seen these behaviors used against MAPs, countless times.

…I’ve personally experienced them.

Tom Brady Kissed His Son on the Mouth, And That’s None of Your Business…


Date: February 03, 2018

01) Tom Brady Kissed His Son on the Mouth, And That’s None of Your Business

“In a documentary video about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Brady is shown kissing his 11-year-old son on the lips. Because we are so desperate to blame, shame, and humiliate parents—America’s real national pastime—suddenly this is an issue.

Except it’s not. It’s a parent kissing his kid.”

Lip kissing between parent and child, is not particularly uncommon.

…It’s the outrage over it, that is new.

The video was not being nice, and working correctly…so, I didn’t get to the point of the kiss. I wont comment on this specific kiss.

I will say…it’s disturbing that people get so bent out of shape over lip kissing between parent and child, that it actually becomes treated as “newsworthy”.

Adults and children should be able to lip kiss, if they mutually wish to.

Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro: Frontline of Free Speech (LIVE)…


Date: February 03, 2018

01) Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro: Frontline of Free Speech (LIVE)


“Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro join Dave for a live discussion about postmodernism, Trump, conservatism, free speech, and rules for life.”

A few personal observations…

“The non-Judaic-Christian social setting killed X number of people”…

I’ve always hated this type of comment, especially when coming from religious people…

…”Oh!…Look at all the people who died under ‘your’ belief system!…How monstrous and horrible!”…

It’s the pot calling the kettle black…and it’s not an argument of substance.

This sort of thing exists, no matter what ideological group is in power.

“Relativism leaves no place else to go [no way to “go up”]”…

Relativism is not nihilism.

Jordan does not seem to understand this critical point…and he’s using the term in it’s colloquial form.

Relativists naturally have a deep appreciation for negotiation…We realize human beings are complex and diverse…and hence, require different things based upon any number of variables they live with.

Relativism by it’s very nature, strives to be the best outcome possible for every individual…

…That is not “nowhere to go”, nor “no way to go up”.

I don’t generally have a lot of criticism for Jordan…but, these are a few things I’ve noticed, over time…which are weak points in his own outlook…

I appreciate that both Ben and Jordan acknowledge, that life guiding morals and principles don’t “come from religion”, so much as…I guess you would say…they existed on a human intellect level…but got passed along amongst the generations, via different vehicles…sometimes religion…sometimes not religion…But they exist, naturally, outside of religion.

That’s an honest admission, you so rarely see.

This is a really good conversation, regardless.

VICTORY: California Senate Passes Law Protecting Net Neutrality…


Date: February 02, 2018

01) VICTORY: California Senate Passes Law Protecting Net Neutrality


“The state of California is on the cusp of becoming the first state to protect net neutrality legislatively, as their Senate voted to approve a bill that makes violations of net neutrality illegal. With control of all branches of the state’s government, the bill will most likely pass.

Citation:
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/01/california-senate-approves-net-neutrality-law-in-defiance-of-fcc/

AI Codes its Own ‘AI Child’ – Artificial Intelligence breakthrough!…


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Date: February 02, 2018

01) AI Codes its Own ‘AI Child’ – Artificial Intelligence breakthrough!


” Citation:
http://automl.info/

http://www.ml4aad.org/automl/

https://futurism.com/google-artificial-intelligence-built-ai/

https://futurism.com/googles-new-ai-is-better-at-creating-ai-than-the-companys-engineers/

https://research.googleblog.com/2017/05/using-machine-learning-to-explore.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92-DoDjCdsY

http://research.nvidia.com/publication/2017-12_Unsupervised-Image-to-Image-Translation

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‘The Shining’: Were Jack and Danny Having Incestuous Sex?…


Date: February 01, 2018

01) THE SHINING: Danny’s ordeal and the bear costumed man


“The Shining film analysis. Danny’s ordeal and the bear costumed man, exploring hidden abuse theme in the movie. By Rob Ager”

I’m not really sure I’ve encountered this theory before…Something about it does sound familiar, however.

I think there was a thread about this on BoyChat, many, many years ago.

There’s nothing about the movie which deliberately leads us to such a conclusion…though, the bizarre sex scene does lend itself to broad speculation.

I’m not so much convinced the bear represents Danny…but it’s something to ponder.

I guess…I’d have to question why such a theme would be floating around in the film, like that…a method of subconsciously intertwining public angst over incest and pedophilia, with whatever else was going on in the film?

I never really thought the film needed such a thing.

CREEPER Act would turn law-abiding Americans into sex offenders…


Date: February 01, 2018

01) CREEPER Act would turn law-abiding Americans into sex offenders

“CREEPER would do nothing to reduce the number of sex offenders in the community. It would do the opposite. Apart from instantly creating a whole new class of child sex offenders out of those who buy these dolls, it may also deprive non-offending pedophiles of one of their only legal sexual outlets, and perhaps drive some of them towards more harmful methods of sexual gratification.

The CREEPER Act’s preamble makes a number of untested scientific claims about sex dolls, such as that they “normalize sex between adults and minors” and “cause the exploitation, objectification, abuse, and rape of minors.” These assertions rely on the cherry-picked opinions of one expert, but they ignore or contradict the testimony of a growing number of other experts who disagree.

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We should also consider whether criminalizing the possession of a latex doll would be consistent with U.S. constitutional values. In 2002, the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional for the government to impose a blanket ban on the possession of sexualized images of minors in virtual or cartoon form. Since these too can be used by pedophiles as a substitute for images of actual children being abused, experts have supported pedophiles having access to them. It’s hard to see how dolls are any different.”

Thanks to feinmann0, for this.

Until we find a way to get predators like Daniel Donovan [and his twelve cosponsors] out of government, and keep them out…we are going to continue devolving down this endless cycle, of relentless harassment and malicious criminalization aimed at MAPs.

It’s crazy…because I never anticipated getting into a fight, over something as ridiculous as purchasing and owning a sex doll…But this has quickly evolved into a battle, that must be fought and won…Because they are picking this fight, and we must put our foot down before they push this so far, that even criminalizing being a “pedophile” starts to seem reasonable to the average person…This endless targeting, must be brought to an end.

This is no longer about public protection…Someone with a masturbation aid, in the privacy of their own home, poses no concern to public protection…

Any sex toy can serve the same “dreaded” purpose…as anybody can fantasize about “sex acts with a child” [or even violent rape and murder], while using that sex toy…no matter what type of sex toy it is.

On what grounds do these “representatives” propose, to fail criminalizing all forms of sex toy?

If you are going to legally connect sex toys with criminal thought [or thought crimes]…then there is no rational barrier.

So…what of “pedophiles” who buy “adult” sex dolls…but still fantasize about being with a child, while having sex with that “adult” doll?…

…What’s the difference?

I’ve seen enough of the sex toy industry…to know that when you buy even one of those cheap, blow up sex dolls…they’re often a fair bit smaller, than an average sized adult human…Why would they be legally protected?

The aim of these types of proposed laws, are to force certain segments of the population into government institutions [IE: prisons], and under mandated government control…It’s a public form of ruthless ostracism [and banishment], for people who “think in icky ways”.

They’ve been chipping around the edges of this, for decades…

…If they don’t like you for the way you are, or for the way you think and speak, yet you are not violating any laws…they find legal things you are statistically likely to do, and criminalize those…Anything to tip the scale, and force you into the status of “being a criminal”…so they can lay siege upon you.

That is what this is ultimately about.

Religious Trauma Syndrome (TTA Podcast 368)…


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Date: February 01, 2018

01) Religious Trauma Syndrome (TTA Podcast 368)


“Religion is often declared a positive force. This show explores the darker side of religious teaching and thinking, and the very real harm it so often causes, as Seth Andrews speaks with listeners, shares their stories, and speaks with Dr. Marlene Winell, the psychologist and author who coined the term, “Religious Trauma Syndrome.”

Dr. Winell’s website: http://www.marlenewinell.net/
Journey Free: http://journeyfree.org/
Dr. Winell’s book, “Leaving the Fold:” http://marlenewinell.net/leaving-fold-former
Recovering From Religion: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/

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