Radiolab: Post No Evil…


Date: September 28, 2018

01) Post No Evil

02) Direct Download [MP3]

“Back in 2008 Facebook began writing a document. It was a constitution of sorts, laying out what could and what couldn’t be posted on the site. Back then, the rules were simple, outlawing nudity and gore. Today, they’re anything but.
How do you define hate speech? Where’s the line between a joke and an attack? How much butt is too much butt? Facebook has answered these questions. And from these answers they’ve written a rulebook that all 2.2 billion of us are expected to follow. Today, we explore that rulebook. We dive into its details and untangle its logic. All the while wondering what does this mean for the future of free speech?”

Can you Cure Diabetes? – What causes Type 2 Diabetes?…


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Date: September 27, 2018

01) Can you Cure Diabetes? – What causes Type 2 Diabetes?


“DISCLAIMER: The discussion of this video is type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes, please investigate further before making drastic changes. This video is of course not meant to be a prescription or to be interpreted as medical advice. The aim is for it to be a stepping stone towards finding what works for your specific personal case. Being on a low carb diet or a keto diet will induce certain physiological changes that you’d do well to be aware of. For example most people think a ketogenic diet is accompanied by an inevitable “keto flu,” but in most cases this can be avoided by taking some sodium. Many many people are experiencing improvements on a low carb or keto diet and/or a fasting protocal, but of course you need to consider how this would interact with whatever medications you may be taking or other factors that make your case unique.

Recommended reading:
Jason Fung’s “The Diabetes Code” –
https://amzn.to/2N3yGgW

Jason Fung’s “The Obesity Code” –
https://amzn.to/2Dx1Y81

Robert Lustig’s “Fat Chance” –
https://amzn.to/2Oc3EIb

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Google, Twitter and Facebook should evaluate their biases before Congress intervenes…


Date: September 27, 2018

01) Google, Twitter and Facebook should evaluate their biases before Congress intervenes

“The American people deserve to know the process and bias involved in algorithms and human content managers who screen content if these tech giants will be able to restore confidence that they are not discriminating against people based on their political views. We look forward to the outcome of Facebook’s audit, and appreciate their ongoing commitment to seriously looking at these issues.

It is also dangerous for Congress to get involved in deciding what speech is acceptable on these platforms. Defining political speech or hate speech a certain way in law can have unintended consequences that may permanently damage a fair and free marketplace of ideas.

We are challenging all Silicon Valley CEOs to embrace their role as both champions and stewards of a free and fair public square. You should present users with clear, consistent and transparent content management standards — and openly communicate when you update or change your practices. You must also rise to the challenge of quickly responding to violent threats.”

I can absolutely get behind a transparent method of vetting content on these platforms.

New Poll Numbers for Republicans “Beyond Weak”…


Date: September 27, 2018

01) New Poll Numbers for Republicans “Beyond Weak”


“recent poll conducted by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal signaled that the midterm elections could pose trouble for Republicans and President Donald Trump.

“A The poll, taken between September 16 and September 19, found that Democrats are leading Republicans in congressional preference by 12 points. Sixty percent of people polled also wanted to see a significant change in direction from the one President Donald Trump has been taking.

But the same poll found that almost 70 percent of voters polled were very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the economy. The poll saw a six percent increase in satisfaction with the economy since June, the last time it was conducted, and a 13 percent increase since April 2017.

Of those surveyed, 26 percent considered themselves very or somewhat liberal and 37 percent identified as very or somewhat conservative. When it came to their opinions on various issues, the majority of those polled would likely vote for a candidate who:

Citation:
https://www.newsweek.com/democrats-leading-republicans-midterm-election-new-poll-says-1134913

TwitterGate: Anonymous is Harassing Jack Dorsey [9 days to answer their questions]…


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Date: September 27, 2018

01) #TwitterGate

Now…this #TwitterGate campaign is being waged, under the assertion that “thousands of Twitter accounts are posting child porn, child rape, etc. and Twitter wont do anything about it”…

…Which, if you know anything about Twitter’s jolly enthusiasm for dropping the axe on these sorts of accounts [and abusive accounts of varying stripes]…and if you know anything about the penchant of “pedophile hunters” for smearing people, making up false stories and outright lying through their teeth solely to hurt their target…

…then you know, that their definition of “child pornography” can be just about anything at all…including content, which is absolutely not child pornography…

…You also know there is an excellent chance, that you’re dealing with a kleptomaniac…a sociopath who constantly lies.

I’m certainly not saying, there aren’t accounts that post that type of thing…There are billions of people on this planet…”Child porn” isn’t necessarily illegal, in every single country…and laws aren’t uniform everywhere…It’s not inconceivable, that somebody might post such content…

But, here’s the thing…

…We are witnessing the same old “PizzaGate” playbook in action, here…and these “pedophile hunters” intermingling their attacks on the legal accounts of law abiding MAPs, with all of their rhetoric…like a bait and switch…

#TwitterGate has all the aroma, of #PizzaGate and #PedoGate…in that they appear to be trying to dupe the public, work that public up into a frenzy of anger…and direct that anger at people who aren’t even doing anything illegal…let alone immoral, or unethical…or in violation of terms of service, for that matter…

…There’s also plenty of brazen, deluded calls to ban all MAPs and sympathizers from Twitter…All the crap you expect out of these sorts.

I don’t have a whole lot of faith, that they will succeed with this campaign…After all, you’d be talking about a death sentence for Twitter, if this type of subjective manipulation were allowed to set policy for the whole website…It would also be a nightmare for Jack and company to deal with, having all these self appointed “authorities” making constant [often unreasonable] demands of them.

I’m aware they’re all pissy and outraged, that they’re unable to deplatform anyone they feel like smearing and harming…This is the problem with “anonymous”…They have so many weak minded people amongst their ranks, who are extremists and sociopathic…just dying to exercise their “power” over other people. They’re no better than any other hysterical witch hunting crusade…In fact, they’re worse, because they try to hold themselves outside of all accountability.

That’s all Jack and Twitter needs…A self appointed, nameless, faceless group, which sanctions “proper” users of Twitter…As if Twitter doesn’t have enough cancerous problems, as it is…That is not something Jack wants to yield too…The demands and damage will be endless…on a platform which can ill afford this type of overbearing interference.

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Waking Up with Sam Harris – #138 – The Edge of Humanity (with Yuval Noah Harari)…


Date: September 27, 2018

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris – #138 – The Edge of Humanity (with Yuval Noah Harari)


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics.

Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. His books have been translated into 50+ languages, with 12+ million copies sold worldwide. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind looked deep into our past, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow considered far-future scenarios, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century focuses on the biggest questions of the present moment.”

[Don’t Talk to the Police] The Right to Remain Silent: A New Answer to an Old Question…


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Date: September 27, 2018

01) Don’t Talk to the Police

02) The Right to Remain Silent: A New Answer to an Old Question


“Regent Law Professor James Duane gives viewers startling reasons why they should always exercise their 5th Amendment rights when questioned by government officials. Download his article on the topic at:
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1998119

These are essential things to understand, if you live in the U.S…or ever visit the U.S.

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