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.

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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.

2017 Political Quiz…


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Date: September 14, 2017

01) 2017 Political Quiz

“Answer the following questions to see which political parties and candidates you side with.”

https://www.isidewith.com/elections/2016-presidential/3290923221

This one was not only boring…but I thoroughly went through all of the questions, finding or making nuanced answers, and rating my feelings about them…

…Got to the bottom and clicked to get my results, and the page froze up…The second time around was quick, and far less refined.

It still pegged me correct, by naming the person I voted for…

…It’s outrageous that it still placed me at around 80% aligned with Hillary, however…”The Donald” was down near the bottom…though above one other person.

I was hoping for more of a chart, or something.

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Bernie Sanders, other Democrats discusses Medicare-for-all health care bill…


Date: September 14, 2017

01) Bernie Sanders, other Democrats discusses Medicare-for-all health care bill


“Sen. Bernie Sanders and other Democrats discusses his Medicare-for-all single payer health care bill.”


Medicare For All Snowball Is An AVALANCHE — 16 Senate Dems Now Support:


Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-For-All Bill EXPLAINED:

The House Just Stuck It To Jeff Sessions…


Date: September 14, 2017

01) The House Just Stuck It To Jeff Sessions


“The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act that will roll back Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s expansion of asset forfeiture.

Amendment No. 126 was sponsored by a bipartisan group of nine members, led by Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich. He was joined by Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna of California; Washington state’s Pramila Jayapal, a rising progressive star; and Hawaii’s Tulsi Gabbard.

Civil asset forfeiture is a practice in which law enforcement can take assets from a person who is suspected of a crime, even without a charge or conviction. Sessions revived the Justice Department’s Equitable Sharing Program, which allowed state and local police agencies to take assets and then give them to the federal government — which would in turn give a chunk back to local police. This served as a way for these local agencies to skirt past state laws designed to limit asset forfeiture.

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/12/in-surprise-vote-house-passes-amendment-to-restrict-asset-forfeiture/



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Surveying My Top Posts and Pages…


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Date: September 14, 2017

…And the wiener is…”Rob Callender’s Penis”!

You know, it’s funny…I have no idea who you people are, keeping this post at the top of my “top ten” list…But ever since I activated that widget [out of curiosity to see what people keep visiting, and to give old posts a shot at new exposure]…the post about Rob Callender dropping trow, and letting it all hang out, in a scene on Game of Thrones has barely left the number one spot on that list.

I think, except for a brief visit where some zealots were trolling the blog [I got over 1,200 hits, in one day], this post has not even left the list.

And, okay…that’s perfectly fine…It’s a very worthwhile post to read…possibly one of the more important ones, for what Rob says, himself…

It’s just kind of strange, that a post where I critique such a scene [and parts of an interview], is basically the number one post on this blog…Who keeps rushing back to this blog, to witness Rob Callender’s twanger?

…Is his twanger just this enticing, and famous?

…Am I the only weirdo, to write a critique on it?…[well, the scene, actually…I didn’t critique his twanger…I suppose I could have…It was “right there”, after all…]…

Maybe it’s the novelty of the post…and since nobody else has written about it quite like I have…I could be one of the top search results, for “Rob Callender’s Penis”, at any given search engine…

The big mystery here…is whether people are visiting to read my post…or whether I’m being upstaged by Rob Callender’s penis…

Other posts and pages on that list are mostly recent content…

…I’m glad to see the EQF Community Links consistently staying on this list.

‘En Tu Ausencia’ HD (‘In Your Absence’) 2008, by Ivan Noel, director’s cut… is another one that wont leave the list…while two other posts concerning Ivan Noel movies, commonly resurface. This is understandable, as those posts concern quality content.

A last mention…It’s not there currently, but Lord of the Flies: Clothing and Nudity in chapter 1 – Analysis… is another quite unique post, that periodically keeps resurfacing on that list.

For a blog that has practically nothing here, concerning boy nudity [other than a bit of philosophical discussion]…It’s just curious that these posts wont fade into the background.

…It kind of makes me think…people just love, naked boys!

Deny it all you want…

…We know the real truth!

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James Woods…


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Date: September 13, 2017

01) Armie Hammer Has Perfect Response To James Woods’ Hypocritical Gay Tweet

“The queer-themed coming-of-age drama “Call Me By Your Name” drew critical raves after its Sundance Film Festival premiere in January, garnering early Oscar buzz for stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet.

One person who isn’t buying into the buzz, however, is James Woods. The 70-year-old actor, who is known for his conservative views, blasted the film for its portrayal of a romantic relationship between a 24-year-old academic (Hammer) and a 17-year-old American expat (Chalamet) living in Italy.”

James Woods on Twitter: “As they quietly chip away the last barriers of decency. #NAMBLA”

I always believed that true decency, is allowing others their own humanity.

Who is James Woods, to deny this for others?

…and while he’s well known for un-holstering….ummm…”The Little Lone Twanger”, and slipping it to barely legal females several decades younger than himself, no less?…

Another classic example, of a person who likes to jump on top of the very young wherever it suits his own spats of heat…but points a finger of righteous indignation, whenever anyone even portrays a similar thing.

…He who lives in a glass house, should not throw stones…

But if the vulgar hypocrisy is not bad enough…

…I’m wondering how James imagines, that the way sexual minorities are maltreated in society, and the way they continue to be denied genuine voice and representation, is in any way decent…

…How is it decent, standing in the way of these people finding points of happiness in life, who have it hard enough as is?

As a homosexual who grew up in a family and school, owned by a deeply religious church…as someone put through years of mental torment over this, as a young person…where is this cultural “decency” you so stridently talk about, James?…Because I’ve certainly never seen it.

…I don’t believe that being put through years of suicidal tendencies, being forced to hate and reject myself, and destabilizing my life, is in any way decent.

Sad thing…after everything this world has put people like me through, you’d still deny me even the most meager scraps of personal happiness, wouldn’t you?

People like you just strike out at others, even when they’ve never done a damn thing against you.

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