Sandy Hook Parents Fight Back Against Alex Jones…


Date: April 19, 2018

01) Sandy Hook Parents Fight Back Against Alex Jones


“Three parents whose children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 filed a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday against Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who has long claimed the shooting was “completely fake” and a “giant hoax” perpetrated by opponents of the Second Amendment.

Mr. Jones, the popular radio show host who also operates the conspiracy theory website Infowars, has questioned for years whether 20 children and six adults died in the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. To bolster his false claims, he often cites news reports and video clips from the hours after the shooting that turned out to be incomplete or based on wrong information.

Soon after they buried their children, many Sandy Hook parents started to come under fierce attack by conspiracy theorists who have said they are actors in an elaborate scheme to enact stricter gun control laws. The fringe theories still thrive in small forums online but have reached a far greater audience through Mr. Jones, the most vocal propagator.

The two lawsuits filed on Tuesday represent the first civil action taken by parents accusing Mr. Jones of defamation. One was filed by Leonard Pozner and his former wife, Veronique De La Rosa, and the other was filed by Neil Heslin. Their sons, Noah Pozner and Jesse Heslin, both 6, were killed at Sandy Hook.

The suits focus on comments made by Mr. Jones in the past year. In a segment on his radio show called “Sandy Hook Vampires Exposed,” which aired on April 22, 2017, Mr. Jones highlighted an interview that Ms. De La Rosa did with Anderson Cooper of CNN after the shooting. While they are standing outside a downtown Newtown building, Mr. Cooper turns his head to face her.

Citation:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/business/media/alex-jones-sandy-hook.html

10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Old Game Boy Could Do…


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Date: April 19, 2018

01) 10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Old Game Boy Could Do


“The Game Boy was innovative for so many reasons. The portability of the system gave us gaming on the go and it had a library of games filled with a lot of classics including the original Pokemon games. Even with all the games and the Game Boy camera, the portable device could do things you can’t even imagine.

Into sewing? Well, the Game Boy was compatible with a sewing machine that would automatically create patterns and designs. The Game Boy was great for camping trips, but the device could also be used to catch some huge fish. Systems like the GameCube and SNES were compatible with the games, but there was also a way to play games on the Sony Playstation. The Game Boy wasn’t really built for multiplayer action, but there was a four player link and a number of games you could play with three friends. The Mission Impossible game has some amazing features including the ability to control your TV or VCR. The original Game Boy was so tough, it could actually survive a war. For those who love style, the Game Boy has been transformed into both a luxury collector’s item and some pretty fancy shoes. Game Boy music was pretty basic, but the handheld console could be transformed into a portable radio and used with both speakers and headphones. The console also had the ability to connect to computers through special software. Watch to see all these great uses and then decide if it’s worth pulling out your old Game Boy for some action once again!”

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Quick Rebuttals to Common Christian Claims…


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Date: April 19, 2018

01) Quick Rebuttals to Common Christian Claims


“Published on Nov 22, 2017

Richard Carrier concisely rebuts six common claims apologists make.
00:28 “Spacetime had a beginning”
1:38 “The Universe is fine tuned for life”
3:43 “Life requires a creator”
5:20 “Consciousness requires a spirit/soul”
7:34 “God is needed for objective moral values”
9:07 “Jesus was resurrected”

This is part of “The Case Against Christianity” playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf113iNh-64ba5FppqyEFnuJLf3UY5tDR

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Atheist Media: My First Sub-Blog to Ever Hit 100 Posts!…


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Date: April 19, 2018

I believe this calls for a dancing yeti!

This may seem like a strange milestone to recognize…But I’ve never had any of my posting series actually hit 100 published posts on any individual blog I’ve ran…

…Though I’ve written well beyond 100 posts for it…not even “In Self Defense”, has reached 100 posts published on the same blog [not counting the “worthy additions”].

This has been an easy series to blog for, however…So…It’s grown quickly…

…Here’s to the next 100 Atheist Media posts…the next of which will be published momentarily…

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The Not-So-Intelligent Designer (with Dr. Abby Hafer)…


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Date: April 18, 2018

01) The Not-So-Intelligent Designer (with Dr. Abby Hafer)


“Biologist, professor and author Dr. Abby Hafer gives specific examples of “Intelligent Design” that aren’t intelligent at all.

Dr. Hafer’s Book, “The Not-So-Intelligent Designer: Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and Intelligent Design Does Not:”
http://a.co/dUWs4ze

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Bernie-Style NY Governor Candidate Cynthia Nixon Gets Major Lefty Endorsement…


Date: April 18, 2018

01) Bernie-Style NY Governor Candidate Cynthia Nixon Gets Major Lefty Endorsement


“The New York Working Families Party, a major force in the state’s progressive politics, voted Saturday to endorse Cynthia Nixon in New York’s Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Nixon, an actress and longtime education activist, received 91.5 percent of the vote at a meeting of the party committee in Albany.

“I am indebted to you today and every day, because you are the heart and the soul of the progressive New York that we want to create ? a New York that belongs to all of us,” Nixon said in a speech accepting the endorsement…

Citation:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cynthia-nixon-working-families-party-endorsement_us_5ad25863e4b0edca2cba5c23

Ex-Host Exposes MSNBC: ‘I Was Told Not To Cover Bernie’…


Date: April 18, 2018

01) Ex-Host Exposes MSNBC: ‘I Was Told Not To Cover Bernie’


“Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz has broken his silence on his final months at the network, stating that MSNBC president Phil Griffin told him to not cover Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary.

Citation:
https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/the-jamie-weinstein-show/episode-55-ed-shultz/

The Ugly Face Of Carceral Feminism – TFF episode 78…


Date: April 18, 2018

01) The Ugly Face Of Carceral Feminism – TFF episode 78


“Should a man be sent to jail and have to register as a sex offender for 10 years because at age 18 he had an under-age girlfriend who sent him nude photos of herself?

Citation:

“Directing the movement’s energy into the criminal justice system doesn’t build the power we need to stop sexual violence: It allies us with a system that’s incompatible with liberation.”

https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/2/1/16952744/me-too-larry-nassar-judge-aquilina-feminism

“[…] Some members of Britan’s House of Lords are advocating that the U.K. do just that: stop imprisoning women, full stop. It’s a move mainly supported by the House’s female members, including Baroness Jean Corston, who in 2007 put out a report on the ways that English women are made especially vulnerable by the penal system. She didn’t exactly argue that no woman should be in prison, but pointed out that in a system designed by and mostly stocked with men, women’s needs weren’t really being considered.
“We must find better ways to keep out of prison those women who pose no threat to society and to improve the prison experience for those who do,” Corston wrote in her executive summary.”
https://jezebel.com/should-we-stop-putting-women-in-prison-1656085733

Petition to expel Connor Neurauter from the University of Calgary
https://www.change.org/p/university-of-calgary-expel-connor-neurauter-from-the-university-of-calgary

Professor Janice Fiamengo is a breath of fresh air, in a world being suffocated by a kind of psychosis “feminism”, which deals in self obsession and cultural cruelty towards “the other”…



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Corey Haim’s mom calls Corey Feldman ‘a scam artist’ after pedophile ring claims…


Date: April 18, 2018

01) Corey Haim’s mom calls Corey Feldman ‘a scam artist’ after pedophile ring claims

Thanks to Wil, for this find.

“Corey Feldman is looking to raise funds to create a documentary to expose the alleged pedophilia in Hollywood, but the late Corey Haim’s mother thinks Feldman is “a scam artist.”

“He’s been talking about revealing the names of his and other abusers for seven years since my son died,” she said. “Now he wants $10 million to do it? Come on.”

She continued: “It’s a long con. He’s a scam artist. If he was serious about this, he’d share the information he has with the police.”

Haim’s mom doesn’t believe there is a “pedophilic ring” that exists in the industry. She believes there is likely rather a series of isolated incidents involving much lower-level individuals.

“It’s disrespectful to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones in and out of the industry to get their hopes up about uncovering a massive conspiracy because he will not name names — ever,” she said. “And if these people really are out there, and potentially [still] a danger, why wouldn’t he want to name them right now?”

Judy Haim speaks sensibly.

Whatever one might think of the atmosphere of Hollywood…the notion that it’s crawling with child sexual assaulters [what Feldman colloquially refers to as “pedophiles”], yet has managed to keep this concealed for many decades…even in the face of alleged “child actors who died from it, or were left permanently traumatized by it”…that is just absurd.

At times like these…so many people [the kinds that love being part of the conspiracy community] conveniently forget all about Hollywood’s long history, of airing it’s own dirty laundry.

This sort of thing has been out there for decades…naming names…But it was never a frequent thing…likely because it was isolated incidents, amongst a small group of people.

I’ve never had an especially hard time believing…that there could be a “casting couch” for children and teens in Hollywood…

…But if anyone is suggesting they’re going to descend upon a specific person, destroy their reputation, put them through a very public hell, seize them and take away their freedom [perhaps their property and wealth, also]…then there damn sure better be concrete proof, that the person being charged is, in fact, guilty of the act in question.

So much of what is going on today…is little more than unsubstantiated rumors and innuendo, being kept alive by groups of people…who are morally outraged by the content [it’s characters, stories and themes] produced by Hollywood…and who would like nothing better, than to see Hollywood destroyed.

As consequence…a lot of people who spend their lives in a Hollywood career, have this taint pushed onto them.

Hollywood has had many thousands of people involved with it…Statistically…some of them will have done bad things…It’s likely, with such a large number of people…that a few rapists were floating around in there…over the decades…possibly dozens of them…

…In addition…a lot of the “rape”, was likely to be sexually forward [or aggressive] incidents, which have been redefined as “rape” or “assault”, through a modern day lens…but which would not have so readily been called such, back when it happened.

Too many people are hyper aggressive about condemning the accused…as they set there in lack of balanced perspective.

People who claim “Hollywood is raping, murdering and sacrificing children [and young actors]”…have a very steep burden of proof to overcome…

…And in all these many years…the only thing they’ve produced, is a ton of gossip and unsubstantiated accusations…intermixed with past news stories, of Hollywood people being brought before the courts, over some form of alleged sexual misconduct…

…that last factor, standing in critical, stark contradiction…to the notion that there is some huge conspiracy, to keep it all secret.

Reality is…Hollywood people have been charged, jailed and imprisoned for all the same things as any other common person…all along…

…But the people who for whatever reason, want to believe in this “child rape and sacrifice” theory, conveniently overlook the realities of history.

I think…those peddling this conspiracy theory…are grossly ill informed…and in some cases, they are not mentally stable…which is the real reason, why so many people push this sort of outrageously improbable story, as if they “knew it were fact”.