‘Pizzagate’ Isn’t Going Away…


Date: December 28, 2016

01) ‘Pizzagate’ Isn’t Going Away


“Nearly half of all Donald Trump voters believe a widely debunked conspiracy theory claiming that Hillary Clinton is involved in a child sex ring run out of a popular Washington, D.C. pizzeria, a recent poll suggests.

The Economist/YouGov poll released Tuesday shows that a staggering 46% of Trump voters believe the so-called “Pizzagate” conspiracy, which began circulating on obscure sites like 4chan and Reddit ahead of Election Day before spurring controversy on Twitter and Facebook.

Concerns over the dangerous impact of fake news were heightened after Edgar Welch, 28, of Salisbury, N.C., stormed into the Italian restaurant at the center of the baseless conspiracy with a loaded assault rifle on Dec. 4 in order to “self-investigative.”

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.