How Mellisa Deals with People…


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Date: August 15, 2017

01) Vidme Investigation

“My month long battle of trying to take CP off of Vidme. I include footage of conversations I had with Law Enforcement and FBI as well as details about my phone conversations with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Vidme.”

So let’s get this straight…

…She finds what she claims to be “child pornography” [though given her historic established standards, and outrage at “child abuse content”…it’s impossible to say, what she is really talking about]…She gets all hyper and pouty, and contacts all the reporting channels, like a true programmed zealot…When she dumps a bunch of stuff onto a small staff, at a young internet service, she can’t figure out why everything wasn’t gone “yesterday”…proceeding to hound and interrogate said staff…because it allegedly stayed up for a few more weeks…She calls the cops on them…She gets pushback from the VidMe community, for being an ass hole…So, she makes videos “exposing” people who run VidMe…bullying them, via her bully platform.

…And she wonders why nobody wants to deal with her.

This personal accounting of her’s is just sad.

…And “she” is the “victim” in all of this?…

…She’s mentally ill…that’s what she is…Completely unreasonable.

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Mouse Utopia Experiment…


Date: August 15, 2017

01) Mouse Utopia Experiment


“John Calhoun’s Mouse Utopia, 195?”


The Rise of the Beautiful Ones – Science on the Web #114:


TL;DR – What Was the Mouse Utopia?:


What do you suppose this tells us about animals, including human beings?…

…They’re not allowed to develop what they need to survive, when they’re over protected and every need is provided for by something else?

…That they go crazy, when they’re not allowed to be what they truly are?…

…That they give up, when there is no seemingly clear reason?…

…When they have too much free time on their hands, they come to create other problems?…

Progressives’ New Ranked Choice Voting Bill Could Kill the Two-Party Duopoly…


Date: August 14, 2017

01) Progressives’ New Ranked Choice Voting Bill Could Kill the Two-Party Duopoly


“A new bill was recently introduced by Rep. Don Beyer that—if passed—would be a game changer in American politics. The bill aims to put an end to gerrymandering, institute a national ranked choice voting (RCV) system, and making representation more proportional by switching to multi-member districts (currently 100% of district in America are single-member districts, which are won with a plurality of votes). The bill—H.R. 3057—already has two cosponsors (Reps. Ro Khanna and Jamie Raskin), and should quickly galvanize grassroots support given that it could end the two-party duopoly once and for all.

Source:
https://theintercept.com/2017/07/05/new-house-bill-would-kill-gerrymandering-and-could-move-america-away-from-two-party-dominance/

George A. Romero…


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Date: August 14, 2017

01) George Romero, ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ Director, Dies At 77

He died almost a month ago…

“…Romero passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday while listening to the score of one of his all-time favorite films, The Quiet Man. His wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero and daughter, Tina Romero were at his side. Romero had been battling lung cancer.

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Born George Andrew Romero in the Bronx, New York City on Feb. 4, 1940 to a Cuban father and a Lithuania American mother, Romero launched his filmmaking career in the early 1960s, shortly after graduation from the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University.

Romero was a pioneer in the zombie-horror movie genre and early established a name for himself with such films as the satirical Night of the Living Dead, which spawned Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, The Crazies and Martin. He defined the modern template for bringing the scary, gruesome and dead to life on screen, inspiring a myriad of zombies in Hollywood and the more recent high-rated AMC series, The Walking Dead.

– July 16, 2017”

How did this happen, without my learning of it?

The last Romero “Dead” movie I saw that I actually liked, was “Diary of the Dead”…

…”Night of the Living Dead” was fun…”Dawn of the Dead” is great…”Day of the Dead” is great…”Land of the Dead” is terrible…”Diary of the Dead” is good…”Survival of the Dead” is highly disappointing…even more so, since it’s the final movie, and it’s so bad.

I loved “Tales from the Darkside”.

I’m sorry to see George go.

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The McMartin Preschool…


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Date: August 14, 2017

01) The McMartin Preschool


This is a few years old [October 2015].

“Richard Beck is author of “WE BELIEVE THE CHILDREN: Moral Panic In The 1980s” published by Public Affairs. WE BELIEVE THE CHILDREN IS A brilliant, disturbing portrait of the dawn of the culture wars, when America started to tear itself apart with doubts, wild allegations, and an unfounded fear for the safety of children.”

Very late in [the last ten minutes], there is verbal confirmation of the open, legal availability of child pornography [or child erotica, if you prefer], even in Time Square.

Like most media of this type…what is presented here is a mixed bag…It centers around the McMartin Preschool case, but also touches on the Friedmans…of “Capturing the Friedmans”.

The host has some serious misconceptions…but, I think the guest does a pretty reasonable job, of steering him back around to something more truthful…Given the people, audience and setting…you really cannot expect much better.

For what it is…I’m giving this a thumbs up, for being important listening…Even though I was gritting my teeth, at a point or two.

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ISIS recruiter given consular assistance…


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Date: August 14, 2017

01) ISIS recruiter given consular assistance

“The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says Neil Prakash is receiving ‘standard’ Australian consular assistance while in maximum-security prison in Turkey.

It is understood this could include helping Prakash contact family members, liaising with Turkish authorities about the 26-year-old’s well-being while in custody and assisting him to find legal representation.

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Also known as Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, Prakash left Australia for Syria via Malaysia in 2013. He has featured in a number of IS propaganda videos in which he calls for attacks on Australia and the United States.

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Prakash has been described by the government as the most senior Australian operator in IS.”

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Richard Dawkins – This is my vision of life…


Date: August 14, 2017

01) Richard Dawkins – This is my vision of life


“My vision of life is that everything extends from replicators, which are in practice DNA molecules on this planet. The replicators reach out into the world to influence their own probability of being passed on. Mostly they don’t reach further than the individual body in which they sit, but that’s a matter of practice, not a matter of principle. The individual organism can be defined as that set of phenotypic products which have a single route of exit of the genes into the future. That’s not true of the cuckoo/reed warbler case, but it is true of ordinary animal bodies. So the organism, the individual organism, is a deeply salient unit. It’s a unit of selection in the sense that I call a “vehicle”.

There are two kinds of unit of selection. The difference is a semantic one. They’re both units of selection, but one is the replicator, and what it does is get itself copied. So more and more copies of itself go into the world. The other kind of unit is the vehicle. It doesn’t get itself copied. What it does is work to copy the replicators which have come down to it through the generations, and which it’s going to pass on to future generations. So we have this individual replicator dichotomy. They’re both units of selection, but in different senses. It’s important to understand that they are different senses.”

Waking Up with Sam Harris #91 – The Biology of Good and Evil (with Robert Sapolsky)…


Date: August 14, 2017

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #91 – The Biology of Good and Evil (with Robert Sapolsky)


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Robert Sapolsky about his work with baboons, the opposition between reason and emotion, doubt, the evolution of the brain, the civilizing role of the frontal cortex, the illusion of free will, justice and vengeance, brain-machine interface, religion, drugs, and other topics.

Robert Sapolsky is a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. He is the author of A Primate’s Memoir, The Trouble with Testosterone, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, and Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst.”