White House Directed Bannon’s Silence During Testimony…


Date: January 19, 2018

01) White House Directed Bannon’s Silence During Testimony


“During Steve Bannon’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on the Trump team’s ties to Russia, Bannon’s attorney Bill Burck was on the phone with a White House lawyer who directed Bannon as to whether to answer the questions

Citation:
https://apnews.com/b8bcb053fda9444a9c0f1dc0ea7b87e4/House-panel-subpoenas-Bannon-in-Russia-probe-showdown

Confirmed: At Least SOME of Trump Medical Report Was Lies…


Date: January 19, 2018

01) Confirmed: At Least SOME of Trump Medical Report Was Lies


“–The results of Donald Trump’s medical exam are called into question, particularly the president’s height and weight, and the credibility of the Montreal cognitive assessment

Citation:
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/1/17/16900878/trump-physical-2018-white-house-height-weight-ronny-jackson

Jeremy Malcolm: Experts, Police, and Vigilantes Face Off Over Pedophiles on Twitter…


Date: January 19, 2018

01) Experts, Police, and Vigilantes Face Off Over Pedophiles on Twitter

“whenever a new measure to censor the Internet is proposed, it will be justified as being targeted at the online activities of either terrorists, or pedophiles. This justification is used so often, because it’s so effective. Nobody wants to be heard speaking up for the rights of either of these hated and feared groups.

Indeed, in order to stave off the threat of broader censorship, free speech activists are sometimes first in line to argue for the censorship of extremist material. It says a lot that the new Chair of the Internet Watch Foundation, which facilitates ISP-level blocking of child abuse imagery online, is the former head of free speech group Article 19.

So it was that Twitter’s suspension of the accounts of non-offending pedophiles last month flew under the radar for most Internet activists and free speech advocates. Although non-offending pedophiles strongly oppose child abuse imagery and adult-child sex, activists were no more inclined to defend them against Twitter’s actions than they were to defend the Nazis and alt-right hate groups whose accounts Twitter also purged.

But there’s one group that does stand against Twitter’s suspension of the accounts of these prominent online pedophiles —and it’s not who you might expect. It’s child protection workers, who together with more than twenty international clinical and forensic psychologists, sexologists, sociologists and other experts, this week sent an open letter to Twitter stating:

In our professional opinions, terminating the accounts of non-offending, anti-contact MAPs [Minor-Attracted Persons] is likely to result in the opposite effect of that which Twitter may expect or intend. Rather than reducing the incidence of child sexual abuse, if anything it increases the risk that some pedophiles will be unable to obtain the peer or professional support that they may need in order to avoid offending behaviour. It is also likely to increase the stigma and isolation associated with pedophilia and thereby increase the likelihood of some MAPs acting on their sexual feelings.”

The Walking Dead: Carl’s Going to Die…


Date: January 19, 2018

01) Andrew Lincoln Says “All Bets Are Off” After Carl’s Death

“The Walking Dead has always been notorious for killing off major characters. Although the deaths of Glenn, Hershel, and Abraham were shocking, fans have always assumed the main main cast like Rick, Michonne, and Carl were safe. But when it was revealed that Carl would die in the show (more specifically during The Mid-Season Premiere on February 25th), everyone’s plot armor seemed to vanish.”

I’m not sure what everyone is so shocked over, as Chandler did get accepted into a university last year…The writing was on the wall, that he would be getting written out of the show, so long as the show was to continue…

I guess, it makes most sense to kill off the Carl character…

…But this is going to suck…because it’s Carl.

Yes…there’s plenty else going on, without him…but, seriously…I’ve enjoyed watching Chandler all these years…even when his relevance to the plot was low…

The show wont be the same without him.

Hopefully…we will get a new, young, cute boy, who sticks around for several seasons.

NOprah 2020: The New Age Nonsense of Oprah Winfrey (TTA Podcast 366)…


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Date: January 19, 2018

01) NOprah 2020: The New Age Nonsense of Oprah Winfrey (TTA Podcast 366)


“After her inspiring Golden Globes speech, Oprah Winfrey has been touted as presidential material. But does her track record reveal someone rooted in science, evidence, and worthy ideas? Seth Andrews explains why Oprah’s admirable success story doesn’t translate to the U.S. Presidency.”

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A Silent Truth – complete short film…


Date: January 18, 2018

01) A Silent Truth – complete short film


“Short Film: 42 minutes. On his 14th birthday, Ian Foster (Daniel Sovich) reaches a critical point in his life where he realizes that he can no longer withstand the burden of his self-denial that he is gay. But he feels he can not come out to his mother, Linda (Kimberly J. Mahoney), who has strong views against the gay community and takes great pride in believing that her son is a “ladies man”. Believing that his best friend, Jessica (Dani Apple), is the only person in whom he can confide, Ian fears that revealing his true self to his family and friends will mean losing their love and acceptance forever.
Starring Daniel Sovich, Dani Apple, Dylan Aaron White, Kimberly J. Mahoney, Joy Borland, Ryan Vincent, Brian Richeson, Cole Kornell, Mark Oet, Kathy Vogel, Tonee Purnell, Ralph DiLudovico, Jaclyn Inglis and Katrina Melanie Walker
Directed By Peter Anthony Fields
Screenplay By Peter Anthony Fields & Evonne Fields-Gould
Produced By Peter Anthony Fields, Evonne Fields-Gould, Joy Borland, Quata Tucker”