“Fantasists”: A Practical Question…


Date: June 22, 2018

01) Star teacher cleared after tribunal finds ‘fantasist’ pupil invented tales of sex sessions dressed as a policewoman in thigh-high stockings – but his career is left in tatters

“An award-winning teacher has been cleared of sexual abuse after an employment tribunal found that a ‘fantasist’ pupil invented tales of sex session dressed as a policewoman – but his career has been left in tatters.

Maths teacher Alex Cufflin, 43, won the Guardian Secondary Teacher of the Year award in 2008. He now runs a furnishings shop in Loughborough after being sacked over claims he groped a girl, 17, dressed as a policewoman in thigh-high stockings.

In April 2016 Cufflin was cleared at Leicester Crown Court of any criminal charges. But he had already been dismissed from his job at Rawlins Academy in Loughborough after an ‘internal enquiry’.

Today a misconduct tribunal cleared him of any wrongdoing.”

How does this “fantasist” thing that seems to be growing in popularity, jive with the heavy surge from “victims groups”, demanding to be automatically believed in their accusations?

It’s already well established, that a not inconsequential portion of legal complaints are straight out lies…and an even larger portion are found to be unsubstantiated…In the latter, it may be a lie…it may be a misunderstood accident…it may be a simple misunderstanding…the accuser might be mentally ill and hallucinating things…

In these cases…the clear victim is the accused…

Amazingly…they’ve come up with a name, for people who knowingly go to the police, the press, etc…with complaints of “sexual assault”, knowing full and well that it never happened…”fantasist”…

I have no qualms about people who write fictional stories about others, who make it clear that the story is fiction…

…but when people file a complaint with the cops, or pass off their story as “true” to the press?…

…What are we to make of this?…

…Why should self professed “victims” be believed, when there remains an absence of substantiation towards their claims?

This is a practical, social issue…not something we can allow emotion to hijack.

How Bernie is Changing America – Episode 146 (June 7, 2018)…


Date: June 22, 2018

01) How Bernie is Changing America | Episode 146 (June 7, 2018)


“In another jampacked episode of The Humanist Report we’ll talk about Bernie Sanders’ fight for American workers and criminal justice reform, his appearance on Bill Maher, and his recent run-in with Alex Jones at LAX. We’ll also talk about Trump’s assertion that he can pardon himself, and one of his most embarrassing contradictions yet. But that’s not all! We’ll also talk about televangelists, Candace Owens, the Samantha Bee controversy, corporate Democrats, and Gaza. Finally, we’ll close the show by talking with Colorado congressional candidate Levi Tillemann, who recently made national headlines when the 2nd highest ranking Democrat, Steny Hoyer, tried to buIIy him out of the race. Enjoy the show, folks!”

Waking Up with Sam Harris #130 – Universal Basic Income (with Andrew Yang)…


Date: June 22, 2018

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #130 – Universal Basic Income (with Andrew Yang)


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with presidential candidate Andrew Yang about “universal basic income” (UBI). They discuss the state of the economy, the rise of automation and AI, the arguments for and against UBI, and other topics.

Andrew Yang is the founder of Venture for America, a major non-profit that places top college graduates in start-ups for two years in emerging U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. Yang has been the CEO, co-founder or executive at a number of technology and education companies. Yang was named a Presidential Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship and a Champion of Change by the White House and one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business.” He was also named to the National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the Department of Commerce. A major documentary with an Oscar-winning director, Generation Startup, featuring Yang and Venture for America, was released in Fall 2016 and is available on Netflix and other streaming platforms. He is a graduate of Columbia Law, where he was an Editor of the Law Review, James Kent Scholar and winner of the Class of 1912 Prize, and Brown University where he graduated with degrees in Economics and Political Science. He is the author of The War on Normal People: The Truth About America’s Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future.

Website: https://www.yang2020.com/

Twitter: @AndrewYangVFA “

Breaking News: Michael Cohen Likely To Flip On Trump…


Date: June 21, 2018

01) Breaking News: Michael Cohen Likely To Flip On Trump


“President Trump’s embattled longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen just distanced himself from Trump in an unprecedented way. And it’s difficult not to read it as a sign that he might flip on Trump.

Cohen just withdrew as a deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee. And according to ABC News, his reason includes not just the major federal criminal investigation he faces, but also a policy difference with Trump.

“As the son of a Polish holocaust survivor, the images and sounds of this family separation policy is heart wrenching,” Cohen wrote in his letter to the RNC. “While I strongly support measures that will secure our porous borders, children should never be used as bargaining chips.

Citation:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/06/20/did-michael-cohen-just-send-a-signal-about-flipping-on-trump/

A Cruel New Low: Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Policy Explained…


Date: June 21, 2018

01) A Cruel New Low: Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Policy Explained


“Citation:
https://www.thenation.com/article/like-inside-mcallen-border-patrol-facility/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/16/us/politics/family-separation-trump.html

https://rewire.news/article/2018/05/08/jeff-sessions-separated-immigrant-families-obama/


Hillary: Undocumented Children “Should Be SENT BACK!”. w/Abby Martin:

Scientists warn we’re entering a ‘digital dark age’…


Date: June 21, 2018

01) Scientists warn we’re entering a ‘digital dark age’

“We may [one day] know less about the early 21st century than we do about the early 20th century,” says Rick West, who manages data at Google. “The early 20th century is still largely based on things like paper and film formats that are still accessible to a large extent; whereas, much of what we’re doing now — the things we’re putting into the cloud, our digital content — is born digital. It’s not something that we translated from an analog container into a digital container, but, in fact, it is born, and now increasingly dies, as digital content, without any kind of analog counterpart.”

Computer and data specialists refer to this era of lost data as the “digital dark ages.” Other experts call the 21st century an “informational black hole,” because the digital information we are creating right now may not be readable by machines and software programs of the future. All that data, they worry — our century’s digital history — is at risk of never being recoverable.

Kari Kraus, an associate professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland in College Park and who helps run a project that rescues and resurrects digital relics, including video games and virtual worlds, knows about bit rot, and its close relative “software rot,” in which old files, games and other data becomes unusable because no format exists to read and reproduce the information.”

BREAKING: This Democrat Just KiIIed California’s Net Neutrality Bill…


Date: June 21, 2018

01) BREAKING: This Democrat Just KiIIed California’s Net Neutrality Bill


“Citation:
https://medium.com/@fightfortheftr/this-california-democrat-is-single-handedly-ruining-our-best-chance-to-save-net-neutrality-47158972781f

https://mashable.com/2018/06/20/net-neutrality-california-miguel-santiago/#Ot9xqkRFFmOI

Waking Up with Sam Harris #129 – An Insider’s View of Medicine (with Dr. Nina Shapiro)…


Date: June 21, 2018

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #129 – An Insider’s View of Medicine (with Dr. Nina Shapiro)


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Dr. Nina Shapiro about the practice of medicine. They discuss the unique resiliency of children, the importance of second opinions, bad doctors, how medical training has changed in recent years, medical uncertainty, risk perception, vaccine safety, and other topics.

Dr. Nina Shapiro is the award-winning Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA. She is featured in The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and CNN.com among others. She is a regular on CBS’s The Doctors. She is the author of Hype: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice – How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not.”