The Boy With The Incredible Brain (Superhuman Documentary) – Real Stories…


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Date: October 08, 2018

01) The Boy With The Incredible Brain (Superhuman Documentary) – Real Stories


“An extraordinary documentary on the brainpower of Daniel T, the young Englishman who could be the world’s greatest mental athlete. Daniel is not just a calculating wizard, but also a memory champion and super linguist.

He speaks nine languages. Daniel, the oldest of seven children, has been able to do amazing calculations after an epileptic fit when he was 3 years old. He was even able to remember over 22,000 numbers in a public display of his ability. But how does he do it? Leading scientists explore the extraordinary world of this real-life Rainman. Daniel’s psychological make-up is explored by Cambridge University autism expert Professor Simon Baron Cohen who delves into his childhood experiences in an effort to explain his remarkable abilities. In America Daniel meets other extraordinary people like himself, known as “savants” — including Kim Peek, whose story was the basis of the movie “Rainman”. Brain scientists at the Salk Institute in San Diego, including Professor V S Ramachandra, are astounded at his skills and discover the key to Daniel’s ability is his visual imagery which his brain “sees” when he hears a number, this condition is known as synaesthesia. To show it’s not just numbers Daniel can remember — he also learns one of the world’s hardest languages, Icelandic, in just one week — and gets interviewed on Icelandic TV after only 7 days of learning to speak it.”

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Economic Update: Public Policy, Private Pain…


Date: October 08, 2018

01) Economic Update: Public Policy, Private Pain


“Economic Update: [S8 E15] Public Policy, Private Pain

THIS WEEK’S TOPICS (w/timestamps):
00:51 – Updates on on Bloomberg’s findings that the U.S. is “among the least efficient” providers of health care;
05:21 – Poland’s unions demand wealth sharing role;
08:05 – money is corrupting U.S. politics in a new way;
09:30 – and Trump’s tariffs turn out to be bad for many U.S. corporations;
12:28 – announcements
15:03 – SPECIAL GUEST: Professor Wolff interviews Dr. Harriet Fraad on how public policies, past and present, serve corporate profits but undermine families, households and personal relationships.

Dr. Harriet Fraad is a Mental Health Counselor and hypnotherapist in private practice in New York City. Her work explores the intersections of American personal, economic and political life.

Her most recent articles appeared in Alternet, (2018) and the Book Knowledge Class and Economics: Marxism Without Guarantees (2018). She appears regularly on the radio/TV show Economic Update and also appears on such shows as Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp on RT TV. Her work can be found on her website harrietfraad.com.”

Fred Trump Proves Donald Is A Total FRAUD…


Date: October 08, 2018

01) Fred Trump Proves Donald Is A Total FRAUD


“Donald Trump would always run back to his daddy when he ran out of money.

President Trump on Wednesday accused The New York Times of writing a “hit piece” against him for publishing a bombshell report about “dubious” tax practices he used in the 1990s.

In a tweet, Trump called the story an “old, boring and often told hit piece on me” but stopped short of denying its claims.

“The Failing New York Times did something I have never seen done before. They used the concept of ‘time value of money’ in doing a very old, boring and often told hit piece on me,” the president wrote.

Citation:
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/409623-trump-blasts-nyt-tax-story-a-hit-piece

Brett Kavanaugh Vote Will Drive Political Backlash If History Is Guide…


Date: October 08, 2018

01) Brett Kavanaugh Vote Will Drive Political Backlash If History Is Guide – Rachel Maddow – MSNBC


“Rachel Maddow looks back at the political fallout from the treatment of Anita Hill in the Clarence Thomas confirmation process when a wave of women candidates were inspired to improve their representation in the Senate.”

Senator Bernie Sanders FURIOUS Speech Ahead of Senate Final Vote on Kavanaugh Confirmation…


Date: October 07, 2018

01) Senator Bernie Sanders FURIOUS Speech Ahead of Senate Final Vote on Kavanaugh Confirmation


“Senator Bernie Sanders FURIOUS Speech Ahead of Senate Final Vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation to Supreme Court”

I remain skeptical over the “20 to 25 percent” statistic, claiming this is how many females have been sexually assaulted.

Other than that…good speech.

Digital Monitoring Of The Poor…


Date: October 07, 2018

01) Digital Monitoring Of The Poor


“Author, Virginia Eubanks, explains to Chris Hedges how the goals of Victorian-era poorhouses have evolved with 21st Century high-tech to exert control and surveillance of needy, poor and homeless people. Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor.”