Debunking Alex Jones and Wolfgang Halbig’s ludicrous Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories…


Date: February 01, 2018

01) Debunking Alex Jones and Wolfgang Halbig’s ludicrous Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories


“On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother before murdering 20 students and six staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, before turning the gun on himself. A number of fringe figures have promoted conspiracy theories that doubt or dispute the events that took place that day – claiming, for example, that the massacre was actually orchestrated by the U.S. Government as part of an elaborate plot to promote stricter gun control laws. The most popular of these conspiracy theorists is the radio show host Alex Jones who, with his little friend Wolfgang Halbig, made a 30-minute video where they talk about the best evidence they have that the whole thing was a massive conspiracy.

In this video, I talk about the main pieces of ‘evidence’ the theorists give to support this theory, and talk about the horrendous impact these people are having on the families of the Sandy Hook victims.”

Waking Up with Sam Harris #115 – Sam Harris, Lawrence Krauss, and Matt Dillahunty (1)…


Date: February 01, 2018

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #115 – Sam Harris, Lawrence Krauss, and Matt Dillahunty (1)


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Lawrence Krauss and Matt Dillahunty about the threat of nuclear war, science and a universal conception of morality, the role of intuition in science, the primacy of consciousness, the nature of time, free will, the self, meditation, and other topics. This conversation was recorded at New York City Center on January 13, 2018.”

Where Homosexuality Is the Norm…


Date: February 01, 2018

01) Where Homosexuality Is the Norm


“In New Guinea and the Amazon, it is common and culturally acceptable for men to have sex with men.

Question: Where is homosexuality completely accepted?
Ted Fischer: How love is manifested varies greatly from culture to culture. And we, I think, often think of our way as the only way, or the best way, or the natural way, and yet it’s not. And this is really the power of anthropology is showing us we naturally think the way we do things is best very often. And looking around the world and saying, “Oh, among the Sambia in New Guinea they form homosexual bonds between men and also have husbands and wives.” That’s a different way of configuring families. A different way of configuring love. And it opens up the range of possibility for us to reconsider the way in which we do things. And it doesn’t mean we have to adopt somebody else’s pattern, but just knowing that we construct this world in which we live, and if we want to we can change it.
There are few notable cases around the world. Among Plains Indians before contact and even shortly after contact, there was a recognized; sometimes it’s called a third gender. So men who would feel like they are truly women, and they would dress as women, and the they would take male husbands, and very much a pattern of romantic love, falling in love, marrying, not having children, of course but still living as husband and wife. So that’s one pattern that we find in a few cultures around the world. More often, interestingly, of men feeling that they should be women. A few cases that we find of women feeling that they should be men and dressing as men, but that seems to be more transgressive for cultures in some way. So that’s one pattern.
Question: Are women sexually shunned in any cultures?
Ted Fischer: Another pattern that we find, especially, in New Guinea and in the Amazon region are men forming very strong bonds between themselves, and sometimes this is sexual as well as platonic. And in these cultures a very deep suspicion of women. Women is seen polluting, as dangerous, as someone who would suck a man’s life blood out of them, and so in these cultures there’s still heterosexual bonds, and heterosexual relationships and that’s the norm. And yet it’s seen as dangerous. And men feel more comfortable in the men’s house where only men can go. And for example, among the Sambia of New Guinea that involves — it involves sexual relations. So young boys are taught about sex by having oral sex with older men. And very — and sometimes — and then they’re expected then to go through this progression of having sexual relations with older men, then having sexual relationships with younger men, and then becoming heterosexual, choosing a wife and living with that wife and having children. Very often it’s hard for these men to make that transition to heterosexuality because women are scary, and they don’t want to be too polluted by women. So that’s interesting for this notion that heterosexually is natural. It probably is. I mean, most of the Sambia don’t want to continue with these homosexual relations for the rest of their lives. Some of them do and resist pairing up with a woman. But even for the ones who want to be with women, it’s a hard transition because they’ve learned a different kind of sex.
But those are the exceptions around the world. In most cultures around the world heterosexuality is the norm, and not only the norm, but the, you know, the very clearly the norm that other sorts of love are looked down upon. But this changes over time. I mean, there were — we can talk about ancient Rome. We could also talk about times in the United States or in western European history where homosexuality wasn’t accepted but it also was, it was kind of a screaming secret. There were, you know, spinsters who lived together, or men who liked men, and you wouldn’t talk about it in polite company, but it was one of those things we know it goes on and we just won’t talk about it. So we’ve seen homosexuality even in cultures such as our own that have and even in the very recent past had strong prohibitions against homosexual love. Evolutionarily we would expect, and then if there is an evolutionary basis for it, we would expect that it would have evolved to promote male/female bonding. It just makes evolutionary sense. But it doesn’t mean, I mean, the beauty of humans is we’ve evolved these huge brains so that we’re not slaves to our biology any more. We’re not automatons. We, again, we create our forms of love. We make love. If we can use that as a phrase. And so we can make love in different sorts of ways.”

Will the Democratic Party Give Bernie Sanders a Fair Shot in 2020?…


Date: January 31, 2018

01) Will the Democratic Party Give Bernie Sanders a Fair Shot in 2020?


“Over the weekend we learned that Bernie Sanders got the gang back together for a discussion about a potential 2020 presidential run. It’s safe to say we all may be wearing ‘Bernie 2020’ shirts soon. But the real question, however, is whether or not the Democratic Party establishment will actually give him a fair shot this time. We’ll mull this question over in this segment.

Citation:
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/25/bernie-sanders-2020-team-meeting-368148
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/01/28/sanders-whoever-runs-president-must-fight-workers-and-take-1

The Intimacy of Children…


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Date: January 31, 2018

01) The Intimacy of Children


“The Intimacy of Children (Age of Consent and Paedophilia)
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Bully (2012) Documentary!…


Date: January 30, 2018

01) Bully (2012) Documentary!


“Bully offers an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying affects five schoolchildren and their families. Ja’meye, 14, winds up in reform school after pulling a gun on the youths who tormented her for years. Cameras record the abuse suffered by 14-year-old Alex as he’s beaten and teased on the bus. Star athlete Kelby, 16, is ostracized and worse after she comes out as lesbian. Most tragic of all, two boys, one 17 and one 12, commit suicide to escape the torture.

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Filmmaker Lee Hirsch examines five cases of youths who endure vicious persecution at the hands of their peers.”

The Dunning Kruger Effect…


Date: January 30, 2018

01) The Dunning Kruger Effect


“The Dunning-Kruger effect (also Mount Stupid or Smug Snake), named after David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University, occurs where people fail to adequately assess their level of competence or specifically, their incompetence at a task and thus consider themselves much more competent than everyone else. This lack of awareness is attributed to their lower level of competence robbing them of the ability to critically analyse their performance, leading to a significant overestimation of themselves.

We offer some strategies at the end on how to overcome the dunning kruger effect.”