China Banning Non-Electric Cars…


Date: September 18, 2017

01) China Banning Non-Electric Cars


“The Chinese Government has not said when the full ban on petrol and diesel car sales would take effect, but other countries like the UK and France aim to do it by about 2040.
The decision could see China, which makes and buys more cars than any other country, send shockwaves across the global auto manufacturing sector.
“The message would be out there, and all the other the manufacturers in the world that want to sell in China desperately will realise that the writing is on the wall,” industry analyst Gary Glazebrook said.
“[Petrol engine manufacturers] will essentially be crowded out or legislated out of the market unless they switch to electric cars.”
Professor Glazebook thinks China can implement the ban much sooner than European markets.
“The thing that has been holding it back up until now is the cost of electric cars and the fact that they didn’t have enough range,” he said.”*

Read more here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-12/chinas-move-to-ban-sale-of-non-electric-cars-a-tipping-point/8894746

Regret ‘improves children’s decision-making’…


Date: September 17, 2017

01) Regret ‘improves children’s decision-making’

02) Do Children Who Experience Regret Make Better Decisions? A Developmental Study of the Behavioral Consequences of Regret

“A study has found regret plays a “crucial role in helping children to make better decisions”.

The research involved 326 Northern Ireland schoolchildren.

This study is entitled: Do children who experience regret make better decisions? A developmental study of the behavioural consequences of regret.

‘Much-maligned emotion’

It found that by the age of six, only some children are able to experience regret, but those who do learn to make better decisions.”

Waking Up With Sam Harris – Friend & Foe with Maajid Nawaz…


Date: September 17, 2017

01) Waking Up With Sam Harris – Friend & Foe with Maajid Nawaz


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Maajid Nawaz about the Southern Poverty Law Center, Robert Spencer, Keith Ellison, moderate Muslims, Shadi Hamids notion of Islamic exceptionalism, the migrant crisis in Europe, foreign interventions, Trump, Putin, Obamas legacy, and other topics.

Maajid Nawaz is a counter-extremist, author, columnist, broadcaster and Founding Chairman of Quilliam a globally active organization focusing on matters of integration, citizenship & identity, religious freedom, immigration, extremism, and terrorism. Maajids work is informed by years spent in his youth as a leadership member of a global Islamist group, and his gradual transformation towards liberal democratic values. Having served four years as an Amnesty International adopted prisoner of conscience in Egypt, Maajid is now a leading critic of Islamism, while remaining a secular liberal Muslim.

Maajid is an Honorary Associate of the UKs National Secular Society, a weekly columnist for the Daily Beast, a monthly columnist for the liberal UK paper the Jewish News and LBC radios weekend afternoon radio host. He also provides occasional columns for the London Times, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, among others. Maajid was the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate in Londons Hampstead & Kilburn for the May 2015 British General Election.

A British-Pakistani born in Essex, Maajid speaks English, Arabic, and Urdu, holds a BA (Hons) from SOAS in Arabic and Law and an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Maajid relates his life story in his first book, Radical. He co-authored his second book, Islam and the Future of Tolerance, with Sam Harris.”

Bernie Sanders Destroys Trump Over Healthcare Tweet…


Date: September 17, 2017

01) Bernie Sanders Destroys Trump Over Healthcare Tweet


“Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) fired back at President Trump for slamming his Medicare for all health-care bill as a curse,saying the bill was exactly what we should be doing.

No Mr. President, providing health care to every man, woman and child as a right is not a curse, it’s exactly what we should be doing, Sanders tweeted. What is a curse is your support for throwing 23 million off health insurance. That’s the curse and we won’t allow you to get away with it.

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/350733-sanders-fires-back-at-trump-healthcare-for-everyone-is-not-a-curse

State Supreme Court Ruling Means Washington Teens Who Sext Could End Up Felons…


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Date: September 17, 2017

01) Washington Kids Face Prison Over Dick Pics

02) State Supreme Court Ruling Means Washington Teens Who Sext Could End Up Felons

“In a ruling issued today, the Washington State Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a 17-year-old who sent a dick pic. The court found that state law allows him to be convicted for distributing child porn, even when the photo he sent was of himself.

In an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, the ACLU of Washington, Columbia Legal Services, TeamChild, and the Juvenile Law Center argued that upholding the teen’s conviction is a “strained and erroneous interpretation” of child porn laws that “would jeopardize thousands of minors across the state by criminalizing increasingly common and normative adolescent behavior.”

The decision also “conflicts with what advances in adolescent behavioral and neuroscience research inform us: that such a punitive approach to behavior modification in juveniles is not effective in preventing future offenses.”

Thanks, Enochian.

A look at how the laws continue to spin out of control, and be used to inhumane ends in the war on sex.

It’s worth reading…as there is a bit of decent sense expressed…Not nearly enough as this world needs, but enough to acknowledge.

The individual case, itself, may have been prosecuted justly…provided his previous behavior [and conviction] is any indication, of a predatory nature in his motives.

I agree, that sexually harassing people is a justified way to get yourself into trouble…

…That type of behavior going on in society, is a large part of why so many sexual minorities are treated so badly…It’s part of why we are in the circumstances we find ourselves in.

Isn’t it “lovely”, that we MAPs bare the burden of blame, for things we don’t even do ourselves?

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The Science of the Soul: with Dr. Julien Musolino (TTA Podcast 341)…


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Date: September 17, 2017

01) The Science of the Soul: with Dr. Julien Musolino (TTA Podcast 341)


“If humans possessed a soul, could that soul somehow be observed and measured scientifically? Can science properly speak for/against the claim that supernatural forces influence our minds, actions and behaviors? Is there a “Science of the Soul?”

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Julien Musolino, a cognitive scientist who holds a dual appointment in the Psychology Department and the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. Musolino is author of the book, “The Soul Fallacy,” which dissects the “soul beyond science” claims so often promoted by religion and religious apologists.

WEBSITE: http://julienmusolino.com/

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Waking Up with Sam Harris #97 – The Impossible War (with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick)…


Date: September 16, 2017

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #97 – The Impossible War (with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick)


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about their latest film, The Vietnam War.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick are two of the most accomplished documentary filmmakers of our time. Their work includes The Civil War, Jazz, Baseball, The War, along with many other acclaimed films. Their most recent project is the ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, which tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. The Vietnam War also features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era.

Website:
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-vietnam-war/home/

Establishment To Bernie Supporting Celebrities: STFU!…


Date: September 15, 2017

01) Establishment To Bernie Supporting Celebrities: STFU!


“Hillary Clinton supporters are going after the celebrities that supported Bernie Sanders, blaming them for her loss to Donald Trump.

“Dear Famous Liberals Who Refused To Vote For Hillary Clinton,

It’s time to call bullshit on your so-called social-political revolution — one that only a person of extreme privilege has the luxury to champion. Susan Sarandon, let’s start with you. I know you were “so excited and encouraged by the idea that maybe if everything is falling apart so obviously,” we would come together as a people. But spare me your sympathies now that Judgment Day has come.

But here’s what your privilege didn’t allow you to see: we had already come together. You were just too consumed with your own righteousness to see it.”

Read more here: http://www.bet.com/celebrities/news/2017/09/09/liberal-celebrities-daca.html

The only thing really on display here, is the trite arrogance of the author…And the websites desperation for attention…This is pure click bait.

It doesn’t deserve the attention TYT is giving it…And it’s a sad testimony, to the abysmal state of the modern internet…and broader social culture.

It used to be, the tabloid trash was confined to those small wracks at store checkouts…Today, it assaults you everywhere.

…And I am beyond sick and tired, of these sorts of click bait, money grubbing, commercial websites that do this…They are such insufferable “bloat-ware”, with a seemingly endless stream of loading clickable links, that every time you scroll down via mouse…the whole page freezes up for five seconds or so.

Even those of us with fully capable PCs, run into this outrage…It’s like they build their websites, with the visitors being an afterthought…And they look upon you, like you’re some kind of mindless, exploitable chattel…which are expected to obediently hang around, and keep clicking the links on their terrible website.

Websites like that, are a cancer of the internet.

My opinion on the tired, dead horse being beaten in this opinion piece?

There have been those of us, who’ve been fighting for true change in this country for decades…who’ve been trying to pull this country out of the hands of the establishment, which has been killing us…And, yes…I am amongst that minority…

…It’s always the same…The majority refuse to join us, who are seeking tangible social change…and they keep propping up the establishment…They keep ensuring, that establishment candidates keep getting elected, and continuing the lethal social policies killing this country…

Well…Things are noticeably shifting…More people are starting to join the ranks of those seeking tangible change…as the two major parties devolve and crumble…There is change afoot…But most people are still stuck in the old political paradigm, of voting for the establishment candidate put before them…

…And they’re not comfortable with the fact, that establishment candidates aren’t good enough anymore…nor the fact, that they are clearly far from “a sure thing”, anymore.

If this last election taught us anything…that has got to be it.

There is no way forward, where we just keep electing people who want to screw the people of the USA…When the people who keep throwing tantrums over their establishment candidate not winning, finally get this point…”we the people” just might start going places, where “we the people” actually want to go.

Pointing fingers of blame at the most principled, educated, humane and mature voting block in this country, while you’re trying to prop up the powers that enslave you [and all of us]?…

…Don’t insult my intelligence and integrity.