The Gift of “I Don’t Know”…


Date: August 18, 2022

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“Just because someone doesn’t know the answer doesn’t mean your answer is right.”

The inherent problem with declaring “you already have the answers”…is that you’re not even trying to find genuine answers…You’ve stalled out, and resigned yourself to whatever makes you feel most at ease.

In my opinion…the reason there is so much hostility towards science from religious people…is because it pokes massive holes in their source of emotional comfort…and they lash out because of it.

You get logical leaps which make no sense…where they genuinely act like it’s “the superior stance to have”…coupled with infantile attacks on science…because it doesn’t just spit out “answers”, as reckless and careless as religion does.

Many of these people simply want “an answer”…no matter how ridiculous that “answer”.

They don’t like that science sometimes cannot currently answer a question.

I would submit, it is better to embrace that we just don’t know an answer, as opposed to accepting an unproven or baseless “answer”.

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Trump Panics: Rudy Giuliani Targeted For Indictment Over Georgia Coup Plot…

Date: August 17, 2022

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“Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani was named a criminal target for first time.
The Georgia prosecutor probing the TrumpWorld “plan” to steal the election with election interference. Giuliani now facing possible indictment as he’s scheduled to appear before the grand jury in Atlanta. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber reports on the “coup” plot. Former acting U.S. solicitor general Neal Katyal joins Melber, saying Giuliani should “expect to be indicted” adding Rudy “presumably has the goods on Trump.”


Trump Lowered Insulin Prices – Biden Just REVERSED IT!…

Date: August 17, 2022

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“Near the end of his administration, Donald Trump issued an executive order that would provide government assistance to reduce the cost of insulin for low-income diabetics. Before the order could be implemented, Joe Biden took office and his administration delayed and eventually reversed the decision. And now, with the Inflation Reduction Act reducing the cost of insulin for diabetics on Medicare, the already sky-high insulin price paid by anyone NOT on Medicare will likely go up.

Jimmy and America’s comedian Kurt Metzger discuss Big Pharma’s grip on pharmaceutical pricing and why Americans pay so much more for prescription drugs than anyone else in the world.”


Sam Harris: Trump, Religion, Wokeness…


Date: August 17, 2022

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“Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher and author. His work touches on a wide range of topics, including rationality, religion, ethics, free will, neuroscience, meditation, psychedelics, philosophy of mind, politics, terrorism, and artificial intelligence. He is the host of the podcast, ‘Making Sense’ and creator of the meditation app, ‘Waking Up with Sam Harris.'”

Re: Social media platform discrimination…

…But how does the idea of it “being the right of a private company to exclude and banish” fly…when they host a literal massive chunk of the world population…when they’ve become “the” literal public square…and when it’s a tangible handicapping towards communication and individual people/communities, to deny access?

Keep in mind…many of these platforms have literally malicious people entrusted with implementing the rules. They’ll target people for immutable character traits, and nothing more…Actual quality of character and behavior on the platform, may very well be ignored by these people.

The standard of twitter, is that they’ll subjectively banish you, for no other reason than they personally don’t want you there…They hate you, and they want to get a stab in at you…They want to hurt you, for no other reason than their own hate and malice. These are treacherous people, who do not behave in any honorable way.

I’m glad that they’re brazenly pulling this shit, with increasingly more and more “normal” people…and a lot more people are finally waking up to this problem.

It’s not so simple for the biggest, most culturally entrenched social networks, to just start picking and choosing who they want participating. It becomes clear, they’re just excluding various swaths of the population from the public dialogue…much of which they are hosting, on their massive market place of ideas.

People understand the destructive, erosive, awful and inhumane consequences of this type of discrimination…It happens to marginalized minorities all the time.

Platforms like twitter, for example, have a moral and ethical responsibility to allow open participation…most especially, when there are masses of others on their platform, who are openly making inaccurate claims and dehumanizing slurs towards other demographics of human being.

I do not agree that any business has the right to grow for years/decades, on the back of a populations activities, to entrench itself into their lives for years/decades…just to turn around and exclude all the “inconvenient” people. Without so many of the people who they routinely stab in the back these days…twitter would not have even existed.

My point is…we are long past that point, where a platform like twitter is just a small, inconsequential start up, that can plot whatever way forward it pleases…We have already spent years [a decade or more], being part of its very fabric. You cant just rip that away, and pretend like “it’s all fair and good”.

There is a fair social debt which is owed to the people, by businesses like twitter. This category of business owes us humane, dignified and equal treatment.

It’s disgusting that twitter has turned itself into an extremist hate site…and a massive echo chamber of pre approved “correct speak”.

Jack Dorsey getting the Nobel Peace Prize for deleting twitter?…

…Yeah…point taken…and sincerely appreciated…

All the same…It doesn’t matter what the strict letter of the law, or twitters own TOS, says…It’s manifestly clear, that twitter is run by complete scumbags, in the aftermath of viciously turning on platform members with years of good standing…That twitter has cut loose staff, to conduct an unhinged virtual blood bath against unsuspecting groups and individuals, tells you everything you need to know.

The platform has completely fallen to vicious extremists…It’s a sickening shame, what twitter has devolved into…I remember it being so much better [and more professional], even just four or five years ago.

What’s amazing, is how many people continue to use the platform without even realizing it.