Date: August 04, 2017
“This week, B.C.’s acting privacy commissioner delivered a legal blow to a controversial Surrey vigilante group that lures, then shoots videos of people it claims are pedophiles, posting ambushes online in a bid to shame them.
In his ruling, Drew MacArthur ordered the Surrey Creep Catcher group to destroy those videos and any other personal information it had gathered.
MacArthur also took a swipe at the group’s claims that it protects public safety, saying its actions can’t be viewed as legitimate investigations or even journalism.
The ruling was called a “watershed” moment by an expert troubled by a rash of live-streamed stings — some of which turn abusive.
But it’s not clear the privacy ruling will curb so-called “creep catchers.
…Ryan LaForge remains defiant.
He faces assault charges and now a privacy ruling against him but has no plans to stop.”
…..TAP-Net Website | Sub-Blog Archive
Date: August 03, 2017
“Stephen Hicks is a Canadian-American philosopher who teaches at Rockford University, where he also directs the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship.
In 2004 he wrote a book named “Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault” which was e.g. recommended by Jordan Peterson for understanding postmodernism (cf. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPojltjv4M0&t)”
I often find the more conservative, right leaning philosophy interesting, and a worthwhile thing to have in one’s life…Because whether or not I like everything about it, or many of the people promoting it…there is truth to be gleaned from it.
…It’s not “all seeing”, however…a handicap every philosophy has.
What is commonly missing in any political, social and cultural philosophy, is the will of the powerful to self limit…and the wisdom to know why it must be done.
It’s all fine to argue, “the ideal is whatever works for the majority”…But that doesn’t mean that what’s being done [over all, or in individual instances], has a net positive for the majority. Sometimes, that really is smoke and mirrors…Sometimes, it’s more blatant.
Good leaders…good people who hold power…they do not rule with an iron fist…nor with intimidation and threat…They don’t get what they want, by destroying other people…
Good people who hold power, recognize human beings as human beings…and recognize the true needs of those human beings, without demonizing them for having such needs…That is what a true leader does…
One of the things discussed here…the sort of festering bitterness leading to hate…this is the fallout, of failed leadership…It is what happens when social balance and social safety break down into chaos, for some section of the population that has been marginalized out of both protection, and the ability to successfully engage in social politics.
For these groups, who absolutely do exist…the political system, itself, has turned on them…leaving them not only hounded, scorned and persecuted, but socially adrift…The system has been allowed to make itself, as nothing but an enemy to these groups…Yet, these groups are still expected to…well…
…I was going to say “function and thrive, under these systems”…But truth is, the systems usually work to destroy the ability of these groups [and the individuals within them] to function, let alone thrive…Reality is…the system works to drive these people into the ground, while expecting them to remain obedient working drones, who keep the system afloat.
The ugly reality is…Most social systems are allowed to exist and function, in a predatory state…The predation happens against those who are most easily demonized, with the least ability of successfully fighting back.
For the groups targeted…they usually reach a point of being toppled, dominated and psychologically defeated…Most lose their will, to change the social narrative…or even to stand up, and fight back for their own group.
What most people seem to be blind towards…is that this situation is created, by a social system that refuses to confront accurate truth…most especially unpopular truth…
…So…How far, is too far?…
…How far do we just let things keep going like this, as the system creates these pockets of angry groups?
…Many of these groups are fully justified, in their boiling anger over what is happening to them, at the hands of “the rest of society”…
It’s the fact that so many people lack human empathy, and the foresight to recognize practices that lead to the breakdown of social cohesion [and social order], which is allowing this state of things to continue…
We could address this, if we had real social leaders…people who are fit to hold social power.
…But the system being what it is…sick and dysfunctional…it produces sick and dysfunctional “leadership”…while ostracizing the quality people, society honestly needs.
This is why so many of us refuse to accept the status quo, anymore…
…There is no other way for groups being predated against, to dig themselves out of their current situation…than to come straight out and challenge [even attack] the system, itself.
The mountain goat cannot reason with the cougar, not to kill and eat it…
…The cougar must be replaced by something more benign, if the mountain goat is to survive.
…”Mountain goats” of all kind get angry, as they chronically watch their community get picked off by “the cougar”, one by one…
The reason I am increasingly more open to an anarchist society…is because I don’t see how we can make hostile people, get along with others…I don’t see how we can have an overarching government, which allows hostile people to set the standards and rules…That is a formula for nothing but conflict, and perpetual war.
If we have a world where communities set their own standards, and they are not interfered with by outsiders…everyone will have somewhere they can go too, where they can live according to their own beliefs, ethics and needs…And if where you are does not fit you…then plot a course for somewhere else, that does…
…But there must be a place of freedom and sanctuary, for every peaceful individual.
Date: August 03, 2017
“Yes Michael was a gay paedophile and since I am a huge MJ fan i will add, he couldn’t help it. Pedophilia is like homosexuality difference is the former involves kids and kids don’t consent. In fact the definition of pedophilia is
Pedophilia or paedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children.
The reason that Michael was not indicted in 1993 for molesting/raping Jordan Chandler is because the critical players did not cooperate with Police due to one reason or another. This led to the jury refusing to indict him. Twice. Norma Staikos the most powerful employee at Neverland at the time “fled” to native Greece after police requested to question her. She requested large amounts of money to be sent to her in Greece according to one of Michael’s business advisers Myung Hoo Lee and employee of MJJ productions Orietta Murdhock. The late Bill Bray,his longtime bodyguard did not budge. In the 2005 trial some of the mothers of the boys testified at the trial giving a glimpse in how all this would play out if your son was Mike’s friend. To understand Michael’s sexual appetite is to keep an open mind and research the subject.”
No question, I do take issue with a couple of things about this article…But, over all…it’s very compelling reading.
Date: August 03, 2017
“This is Camille Paglia’s speech and question/answer discussion at Seattle Library. It was posted on the notoriously difficult to use CSPAN website. Part 1 is the speech, part 2 is the Q/A.”
Camille Paglia: Question and Answer Section (Part 2/2):
Date: August 02, 2017
Mellissa is a fast moving train wreck…So, I’ve obviously documented and responded to still more stuff, than I’d kept catalogued.
I don’t know how I managed to miss this one, but…here it is.
Date: August 02, 2017
“Oh goody: http://archive.is/ihUlq
YouTube has been working on ways to manage offensive and extremist content that do and do not violate its policies, and some steps it has taken include AI-assisted video detection and removal as well as input from more experts. Today, in a blog post, the company provided more detail about its ongoing efforts.
First, its machine learning video detection has been hard at work and during the past month over 75 percent of videos taken down because of violent, extremist content were done so without the help of humans. This system has helped YouTube remove twice as many of these sorts of videos. The company has also started working with a number of non-governmental organizations including the Anti-Defamation League, the No Hate Speech Movement and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. “These organizations bring expert knowledge of complex issues like hate speech, radicalization, and terrorism that will help us better identify content that is being used to radicalize and recruit extremists,” said YouTube in the blog post.”
I’m convinced whoever is holding the reigns of YouTube, don’t want it to be YouTube anymore…They’ve probably wanted this for a long, long time.
Styxhexenhammer666 is correct…YouTube was built on being a media community of the people…It was built by the people…It’s the people who brought life to it…not Google…not even the people who originally built and owned the website…Without the independent people, YouTube was nothing.
Now that it’s a major juggernaut, the people who bought it want to steal it from the people…including the people who built it up, to what it is…
YouTube’s life blood is still the independent person…
…Maybe, they imagine there is now enough fluff uploaded to YouTube, to keep it afloat?
They just wont keep their hands off of the model, which has mostly worked so well for over a decade.
This is one of the big reasons why so many people hate Google [some on a seething level]…They strut around the internet, buying up existing services out from underneath their existing user base…And if they don’t just shut it down completely, they take a sledgehammer to whatever the user base was there for…Ultimately, they start oppressing and kicking out the native user base.
Google does not co-exist peacefully with individual people…nor with independent services…
…It’s amongst Google’s list of shames, that it’s likely to destroy YouTube…Even if they make it a phenomenally profitable service, it wont be “YouTube” anymore…It will exist in a destroyed state, compared to what it was built to be.
We, the people…we need to find a way, to dismantle Google…and stop internet entities from getting this large and manipulative…They are going to be the death of the actual internet, itself.
This is one of the biggest threats facing us, today.
Date: August 01, 2017
“An examination of an Evergreen forum on Diversity, critiquing their coercion tactics and suspect use of data.”
I was thinking the exact same thing…This holds the hallmarks of a religious cult.
In addition, what’s being claimed about the data charts comes off like meaningless word salad…not like anything, from someone who is qualified to talk about them.
The bastardized definition of “racism”, is just manipulative and wrong. They can weasle anyone into it, or out of it, based on subjective bias.
Factual racism, is an individual mindset and prejudice.
What’s so troubling here, is that giving an honest assessment…I can only come to the conclusion, that they are not getting rid of the racist social structure…They’re very much keeping it…But they’re skewing it to advantage, and disadvantage, different racial groups.
No matter what you think about race inequality, or the intent behind these initiatives on display…If we as a society cannot get rid of the system, which always makes and keeps segments of the population “somebody else’s bitch”…then we are going to endlessly drudge through this cycle of class and race warfare, where people are always at each others throats…There’s always people being shat on, creating new generations of angry people who fight back against the system and those in power.
This, itself, is the oldest, largest problem of human culture.