VICTORY: New Jersey Governor Protects Net Neutrality, Sues the FCC…


Date: February 07, 2018

01) VICTORY: New Jersey Governor Protects Net Neutrality, Sues the FCC


“The state of New Jersey boldly announced that it’ll be the 22nd state to join the lawsuit against the FCC’s repeal of Title II net neutrality protections. Additionally, New Jersey’s governor, Phil Murphy, announced that he’ll be signing an executive order saying the state will not do business with internet service providers that don’t adhere to the principles of net neutrality.

Citation:
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/372409-new-jersey-governor-signs-net-neutrality-order

Hey ladies! Ready to Get Drafted by the Military?…


Date: February 07, 2018

01) Hey ladies! Ready to Get Drafted by the Military?


“Should women be drafted into the military in 2017? The rise of feminism and calls for equality make that question very relevant today. We explore that question and the question of whether having women in combat roles is a good idea.”

In my opinion…there is no substantive difference in being forcefully taken into custody, removed far away from your home, put through mandatory training in how to kill and mutilate other human beings, potentially being forced into a setting [likely a foreign land] where your life and body are under threat, and you have to kill or mutilate other human beings..

…there is no substantive difference between such a lived experience, and being taken for the benefit of a thug, terrorist organization.

The interviewer is correct…Not all males can handle it.

I have never been a supporter of military drafts.

Trump Isn’t Bragging About The Stock Market Anymore…


Date: February 07, 2018

01) Trump Isn’t Bragging About The Stock Market Anymore


“As President Trump boasted about the economy during a speech on Monday, he left out one of his favorite lines. Nowhere did he mention the skyrocketing stock market.

Viewers at home understood why. In the corner of their television screens, a graphic showed the Dow Jones industrial average seemingly in free fall down 500 points, down 600, down 800, down 1,000.

By the time a bullish Mr. Trump was done speaking in Blue Ash, Ohio, the bearish market had plunged by nearly 1,600 points before recovering somewhat to close 1,175 points down.

No president in modern times has connected his political fortunes to the stock market as much as Mr. Trump, who relentlessly cited its meteoric rise as a sign of his success at restoring confidence in the American economy. But the drastic sell-off on Friday and Monday demonstrated why most presidents scrupulously avoid talking about short-term gyrations in share prices: If you live by the Dow, you may die by the Dow.

Citation:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/05/us/politics/trump-stock-market-economy.html


Market Up: Heil Trump! Market Down: Thanks Obama!:

The Thought Hackers – 32 – Online Harassment: A Silent Epidemic? With Samantha Silverberg…


Date: February 04, 2018

01) 32 – Online Harassment: A Silent Epidemic? With Samantha Silverberg

02) Direct Download [MP3]

“Samantha Silverberg is a licensed clinician specializing in working with individuals who have histories of complex and chronic trauma.

She has spent the last eight years working across a variety of populations at the University of Pennsylvania, Mount Sinai Hospital and as adjunct faculty at LaSalle University amongst other positions.

Based on her own personal experiences and professional experiences of clients dealing with online harassment, Samantha co-founded Online SOS, a non-partisan, non-profit dedicated to providing free, direct services to individuals experiencing this. Samantha runs Online SOS while pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fielding University to continue this work.

Key Points

1/ Online harassment maps directly on to psychological trauma.

2/ Individuals experiencing online harassment may experience trauma symptoms.

3/ There is support for this type of trauma, you are not alone. Rather than suffering in silence we want individuals to reach out.

Find Samantha Online:

http://www.onlinesosnetwork.org/

I’ve seen these behaviors used against MAPs, countless times.

…I’ve personally experienced them.

Tom Brady Kissed His Son on the Mouth, And That’s None of Your Business…


Date: February 03, 2018

01) Tom Brady Kissed His Son on the Mouth, And That’s None of Your Business

“In a documentary video about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Brady is shown kissing his 11-year-old son on the lips. Because we are so desperate to blame, shame, and humiliate parents—America’s real national pastime—suddenly this is an issue.

Except it’s not. It’s a parent kissing his kid.”

Lip kissing between parent and child, is not particularly uncommon.

…It’s the outrage over it, that is new.

The video was not being nice, and working correctly…so, I didn’t get to the point of the kiss. I wont comment on this specific kiss.

I will say…it’s disturbing that people get so bent out of shape over lip kissing between parent and child, that it actually becomes treated as “newsworthy”.

Adults and children should be able to lip kiss, if they mutually wish to.

Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro: Frontline of Free Speech (LIVE)…


Date: February 03, 2018

01) Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro: Frontline of Free Speech (LIVE)


“Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro join Dave for a live discussion about postmodernism, Trump, conservatism, free speech, and rules for life.”

A few personal observations…

“The non-Judaic-Christian social setting killed X number of people”…

I’ve always hated this type of comment, especially when coming from religious people…

…”Oh!…Look at all the people who died under ‘your’ belief system!…How monstrous and horrible!”…

It’s the pot calling the kettle black…and it’s not an argument of substance.

This sort of thing exists, no matter what ideological group is in power.

“Relativism leaves no place else to go [no way to “go up”]”…

Relativism is not nihilism.

Jordan does not seem to understand this critical point…and he’s using the term in it’s colloquial form.

Relativists naturally have a deep appreciation for negotiation…We realize human beings are complex and diverse…and hence, require different things based upon any number of variables they live with.

Relativism by it’s very nature, strives to be the best outcome possible for every individual…

…That is not “nowhere to go”, nor “no way to go up”.

I don’t generally have a lot of criticism for Jordan…but, these are a few things I’ve noticed, over time…which are weak points in his own outlook…

I appreciate that both Ben and Jordan acknowledge, that life guiding morals and principles don’t “come from religion”, so much as…I guess you would say…they existed on a human intellect level…but got passed along amongst the generations, via different vehicles…sometimes religion…sometimes not religion…But they exist, naturally, outside of religion.

That’s an honest admission, you so rarely see.

This is a really good conversation, regardless.