Initiative to take your free speech: #GamerGate is #NichtEgal…


Date: November 29, 2016

01) Initiative to take your free speech: #GamerGate is #NichtEgal


Here we go…legislation of “decency” on the internet…

If we were to list everything wrong with such a thing…we’d be going on forever.

I think Kraut and Tea is correct…and he outlines why so many of us have a visceral, gut reaction to all of these recent “hate speech” laws, regulations, rules and initiatives.

On the one hand…so many of these, and the people behind them, are frauds on their face…Because not only do they fail to accurately define and combat hate speech…but they are also an authoritarian push to strip people of their right, and will, to speak out.

It’s about normalizing the extreme punishment of people, for expressing things.

…And it’s staggering to witness the ignorance in these people…who think they are righteous heroes, for releasing this speech strangling plague upon us.

In reality…this is about little more than controlling what gets expressed on the internet, with an iron fist.

It is outright alarming, coming to the realization of how many people out there want an internet, that only reflects their own narrow outlook on life…And they don’t mind stomping all over people who are different from themselves, just to get it.

This is not what the internet is for, or about.

…The internet is not a tool, for those seeking to live in a bubble.

Even if that is your aspiration…anyone can create “safe space” resources on the internet…They can have their closed and restricted internet worlds, without any trouble at all…

…They don’t need the open minded, explorative, expressive, artistic, human spaces that the rest of us inhabit, as well.

If they can’t “feel safe” until everyone they disagree with is run off the internet…then these sorts don’t belong on the internet.



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Reveal: A welfare check…


Date: November 28, 2016

01) A welfare check

UPDATE, Nov. 26, 2016: With Republicans in full control of the federal government, there’s a good chance welfare reform will be an issue they may take on. In anticipation of that, it is worth taking another look at what’s worked and what hasn’t. An updated version of the original episode can be heard below.

Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton vowed to end welfare as we know it. And he did.

One of the biggest changes to come out of the 1996 welfare reform law was that that the federal government handed over control of $16.5 billion to the states, in the form of block grants, to spend as they see fit. Today, only a quarter of welfare dollars actually goes toward basic assistance – housing, transportation or essential household items.

On this hour of Reveal, we take a road trip with Marketplace’s new podcast “The Uncertain Hour” and find out the surprising ways different states use this money.”

Revolutionary to Democratic Socialism: From V.I. Lenin to Bernie Sanders…


Date: November 28, 2016

01) Revolutionary to Democratic Socialism: From V.I. Lenin to Bernie Sanders


“Author and organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation Brian Becker discusses their latest book, Imperialism in the 21st Century: Updating Lenin’s Theory a Century Later. We talked about Lenin’s theory of imperialism and its relationship to the world today, differences between revolutionary and democratic socialism and the 2016 presidential election.”

Reclaiming the Left Ep1: The Aristocrats…


Date: November 28, 2016

01) Reclaiming the Left Ep1: The Aristocrats


“In this series of a few videos I will list and talk about things that lead to the spectacular collapse of the left over the course of the past years throughout the Western world. And will talk about what i believe needs to change for it to rgain credibility.”



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Dakota Dancing…


Date: November 27, 2016

Well…Okay…None of the three videos I selected are allowed to be embedded…

You can still follow their links, and watch them…

Here is a huge playlist…Likely, the scenes are included there.

01) Real Steel dancing dakota goyo max!


“Real Steel 2011”


Real Steel – Dakota Goyo Dance Scene Two:


Real Steel – Dances et Combats (clip) Musique: Timbaland in full HD:

I wish we could get more movies like Reel Steel.

The Ministry of Social Media…


Date: November 25, 2016

01) The Ministry of Social Media


“Who decides what is fake news and what isn’t?”

Well…

…I once opened a Facebook account, because I was forced too…in order to use a certain piece of software [the spellchecker called Ginger]. I did not even consider doing anything with the Facebook account, because I already know the game of those people…and the shambles their platform is in, because of Social Justice Warriors.

There is no security on that platform…and Facebook is notorious for this problem…Hordes of lemmings go on flagging campaigns, and get pages shut down…It’s as bad as YouTube used to be.

So…Mark Zuckerberg thinks he’s going to control the flow of even more content on his website?

…a website that has turned out to be a complete failure, where it comes to allowing certain social demographics to discuss the truth of their lives?

Facebook has zero integrity, right out of the gate…And this whole idea, that they will be able to determine what is “fake” versus “true”?…On who’s opinionated authority, is this impossible feet going to be based?

By all means…let Facebook drive itself into the ground…It deserves a good slap of karma.

This is just another story, of a web based institution…that’s grown too big and too self illustrious, for anybody’s good.

Trump Won: No Recount Will Change That Fact…


Date: November 26, 2016

01) Trump Won: No Recount Will Change That Fact


You know…

…Nobody expected Trump to win [including Trump, himself]…with the exception of a minority of people.

I’m not pleased to see his election…But I am hopeful, that this will be a stiff kick in the behind, to get tangible change.

It often worries me…looking around at all the different groups, players and influencers…and asking, who can you trust to do what?…And thinking, we are drowning in a sea of all these other people and variables.

As a BoyLover, I’ve often felt like…socially…politically…I just get dragged along with the whims of all these other, battling groups…But I’m not honestly part of the system…except as a target of exploitation.

My only piece in this foul puzzle…is as part of someone else’s predatory ambitions…

…You understand, that you are entirely pushed out…

…I’ve lived a hard life, playing by the rules…even when those rules were objectively wrong…

They say…the definition of insanity, is continuing to do the same thing, expecting a different outcome…And I am so tired of playing by the rules.

It’s time to wipe the slate clean…and jettison so much of this crap, right out of here.

…I’m thinking…a Trump presidency is likely to be so bad…that it’s going to cause an extreme backlash…perhaps a collapse of the entire system?

I’m wondering what can be done, to harness the potential in that.

I welcome the recent happenings…because out of ashes come potential.

Fidel Castro Has Died at Age 90…


Date: November 26, 2016

01) ‘Positive or negative, Castro’s impact can’t be underestimated’ – Lionel to RT


“After years of dealing with failing health, Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban revolution who steered the country through decades of a US economic blockade, has died.”

I’d have rather gotten a different clip for this, but it’s seven in the morning…and I need to go to bed…I should have, at least two hours ago.

This is simply what came up.

…And I don’t mind at all, featuring a Russia Today segment…as I feel it’s valid, to hear what people on non-U.S. media have to say about Fidel, and his passing.