TSA Body Searches…


Date: December 28, 2016

01) TYT made me defend the TSA


Vee makes some relevant points…

This is complex on an emotional basis…though not so much on a logical one.

Few people like having strangers put their hands in their private spaces…But given the nature of the travel, it would probably be best to search everyone…And, yes…you do consent to this sort of thing, when you decide to take this method of travel.

Is it more important to weed out the dangers and make it there alive, or to momentarily preserve your comfort and perceived personal dignity?

Daniel Dennett – How To Tell Youre An Atheist (Full)…


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Date: December 28, 2016

01) Daniel Dennett – How To Tell Youre An Atheist (Full)


“Published on Jun 3, 2013

Philosopher Daniel Dennett was one of the stars of the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne and gave a brilliant and whimsical talk on defining the atheist. He is the uber-philospher of the mind and a great provocateur, though he was speaking to 4000 non believers at this convention.

He talks specifically about The Clergy Project in the middle of his talk at 19 min 15 sec.
For more info: see http://clergyproject.org/

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George Michael Conspiracies | Pakistan Threatens Armageddon Via Twitter | NDAA & Ministry of Truth…


Date: December 27, 2016

01) George Michael Conspiracies | Pakistan Threatens Armageddon Via Twitter | NDAA & Ministry of Truth


Regarding Alex Jones…

…It honestly is about more than just his style of presentation.

…It’s more about the fact that he often accepts screwball notions, and repeats them as if they were fact.

His style doesn’t really help him…but, ultimately…that’s not his main downfall.

Germany mulls crackdown on social media speech…


Date: December 27, 2016

01) Germany mulls crackdown on social media speech

“…the government of Germany is considering imposing a tough legal regime on Facebook and other social media sites. Next year it “will take up a bill that’d let it fine social networks like Facebook $500,000 [per post] for each day they leave a ‘fake news’ post up without deleting it.”

Are satire “news” sites going to be illegal in Germany?

…How do they determine what is fake, as opposed to being a difference in opinion and perspective?

This sounds like censorship gone mad.

This sort of think could kill Facebook, and social media in general.

2016: Year of the Hipster Douche…


Date: December 27, 2016

01) 2016: Year of the Hipster Douche


Every individual must understand that they have limits, too.

When we look at the pushback against modern activism, it’s primarily rooted in the fact that so many activists, seemingly, lack all concept of practical self restraint.

…And they launch into these socially toxic tactics, to get whatever they think they want in the moment…without regard for the broader damage they are doing.

Jon Ronson: Shame Culture, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2015…


Date: December 27, 2016

01) Jon Ronson: Shame Culture, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2015


“What does the rise of public shaming say about online culture and is it here to stay?

Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist, author and documentary filmmaker whose works include best-seller The Men Who Stare at Goats and The Psychopath Test. He has been described as a gonzo journalist, known for his informal but sceptical, investigations of controversial fringe politics and science. His new book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed explores public humiliation in the internet age.

John Safran is an award-winning documentary-maker of provocative and hilarious takes on race, the media, religion and other issues.”

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Sued Over Pulse Nightclub Shooting…


Date: December 26, 2016

01) Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Sued Over Pulse Nightclub Shooting


“The families of three men killed at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub have sued Twitter Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc in federal court, accusing the companies of providing “material support” to the self-radicalized gunman…”