Röyksopp – Sordid Affair (Video)…


Date: May 13, 2018

01) Röyksopp – Sordid Affair (Video)


“There was a time, dark and divine,
Exciting and new, shameful untrue
Free to explore we had it all.
Towering trust, insatiable lust

Clouding the truth both of us knew
This sordid affair is ending in tears
Yes we must go on knowing the wrong
Hunting the day it was taken away

Oh, all our love fell down to Earth.
Here, broken and cold, with great remorse

Before a while it all made sense
It might have been just a dark pretence
But you had me
And I left it

To be with you, to be the one,
To live a lie
It really got me all excited.
I felt wanted

Then in the dark a sorrowing sigh
Was taken away. Deliverance came
Fell from the sky. Heaven replied
Salvation in strings, silent and clean.

All that we were, all that we knew
Faded away with tears in the rain.
Yes all that we were, all that we knew
Is fading away like tears in the rain.

All that we were, all that we knew
Fading away
All that we were, all that we knew
Fading away
All that we were, all that we knew
Fading away
All that we were, all that we knew
Fading away”

Religious overtones aside…I really like this.

Waking Up with Sam Harris #126 – In Defense of Honor (with Tamler Sommers)…


Date: May 13, 2018

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #126 – In Defense of Honor (with Tamler Sommers)


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast Sam Harris speaks with Tamler Sommers about cultures of honor. They discuss the difference between honor and dignity, “justice porn,” honor killings, honor and interpersonal violence, prison and gang culture, collective responsibility and collective punishment, retributive vs restorative justice, the ethics of forgiveness and redemption, #metoo, and other topics.

Tamler Sommers is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Houston. He is the host of the podcast “Very Bad Wizards” and holds a PhD in philosophy from Duke University. He is the author of Why Honor Matters.

Twitter: @tamler”

Bernie Corners Democrats, Makes Them PROVE They Care About Democracy…


Date: May 12, 2018

01) Bernie Corners Democrats, Makes Them PROVE They Care About Democracy


“Democrats have been especially vocal about their desire to protect democracy lately, but Bernie Sanders’ team is giving them an opportunity to prove they care about free elections by requesting that Democratic Party leaders sign a leader in support of reducing superdelegates.

Citation:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/bernie-jeff-weaver-clinton-superdelegates-unity-commission

Psychologists develop theory of who stands up, and who lets it pass…


Date: May 12, 2018

01) Who Speaks Up in the Face of Uncivil Behavior?

“Have you ever been out in public and seen someone do something outrageous? Maybe you witnessed someone yelling a racial slur at a stranger or physically abusing a young child in their care. All of us probably remember a time when someone’s behavior violated our standards of moral decency, but only some of us can say we actively intervened. What separates those from speak up from those who stay silent?

On the one hand, you might hypothesize that people who are more aggressive or hostile by nature are more likely to openly challenge a stranger. On the other hand, speaking out against injustice could be seen in a more positive light, as an act of maturity. Emerging research supports the latter idea—that people who stand up to incivility have a strong sense of altruism, combined with self-confidence. Understanding what motivates these heroic individuals could lead to more effective ways of curbing everyday immoral behavior.

Psychologist Alexandrina Moisuc and her colleagues recently published findings from three studies looking at the personality profile possessed by people who say they would intervene in the face of bad behavior. Although there has been extensive research on how situational factors can impact people’s motivation to intervene (i.e. research on the bystander effect), there have been fewer studies looking at the role of personality.”

Trump Aide: McCain Doesn’t Matter, “He’s Dying Anyway”…


Date: May 12, 2018

01) Trump Aide: McCain Doesn’t Matter, “He’s Dying Anyway”


“A White House aide brushed aside Sen. John McCain’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director by mocking his brain cancer diagnosis, saying, “it doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” multiple outlets reported Thursday.

Kelly Sadler, a Trump aide in charge of surrogate communications, made the comment during a closed-door White House meeting in front of about two-dozen staffers Thursday morning, the Hill reported.
The joke fell flat, a White House official told CNN.

The White House didn’t deny Sadler made the comments, but said it respected McCain and his service “to our nation.”

“He and his family are in our prayers during this difficult time,” it said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

On Wednesday, McCain joined a chorus of other senators who are opposing Gina Haspel’s pending nomination to lead the CIA over her involvement in harsh interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, and the destruction of evidence after 9/11.

Citation:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/briannasacks/trump-aide-mock-mccain-dying-anyway

Global Capitalism: Linking Trump and Marx’s Critique of Capitalism [May 2018]…


Date: May 12, 2018

01) Global Capitalism: Linking Trump and Marx’s Critique of Capitalism [May 2018]


“Global Capitalism: Live Economic Update: Linking Trump and Marx’s Critique of Capitalism

Richard D. Wolff
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
Judson Memorial Church
Assembly Hall
239 Thompson Street (downstairs) at
Washington Square, Manhattan

Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, and Judson Memorial Church

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues at the May 2018 event:

1. Power and potential of public school teachers’ strikes
2. The 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth and Marxian economics today
3. Comparing the conditions of the US and Chinese working classes today”

One Question RussiaGate Pushers Never Ask…


Date: May 12, 2018

01) One Question RussiaGate Pushers Never Ask w/Jesse Ventura pt. 2


“Jesse Ventura and Jimmy discuss the overlooked issues RussiaGate disciples ignore.”

One thing I cannot let go, without comment.

My long term experience with the conspiracy theory community does not lead me to the conclusion, that most of them are of high intelligence…It does lead me to the conclusion, that a vast many of them are crazy…and naïve…and grossly uncritical, in most cases…

…So many of them just have a bias, they are looking to validate…and a gaping hole in their lives, they are looking to fill with something…

…An ideological “fight to save the world”, will fit the bill for most of these sorts…even if it’s based on pure bunk.

Trump Is SCREWED: Cohen’s Money Web Has Been Revealed…


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Date: May 12, 2018

01) Trump Is SCREWED: Cohen’s Money Web Has Been Revealed



Trump Melts Down As Michael Cohen Begins to Unravel:

“President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, contacted the drug giant Novartis after the 2016 election “promising access” to the new administration, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller later requested information from the company about the offer, a senior official inside Novartis told NBC News on Wednesday.

“He [Cohen] contacted us after the new administration was in place,” the official said. “He was promising access to the new administration.”

The disclosure came after an attorney representing the adult-film actress who says she had an affair with Trump released a summary of bank transactions that he says shows payments from various companies to a company controlled by Cohen.

Citation:
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/stormy-lawyer-transactions-suggest-cohen-was-selling-access-trump-n872731

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