Date: September 04, 2017
01) Televangelists Keep Exposing Their Own Hypocrisy
“It’s been a difficult week for televangelists in this country like Joel Olsteen, Pat Robertson, and Jim Bakker because they keep showing how averse they really are to Christ’s message, thus inadvertently revealing their own hypocrisy. In this segment we’ll talk about these fraudulent, self-interested preachers and discuss their true intentions: exploit religion to profit off of their followers.
Megachurch Pastor Shamed Into Following His Religion’s Message: http://gritpost.com/houston-megachurch-flood/
Former 700 Club Producer Admits Robertson is a Fraud: https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/8/26/16202436/700-club-terry-heaton-pat-robertson-trump
Televangelist Claims Christians Will Start a Civil War if Trump is Impeached: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/348418-televangelist-jim-bakker-christians-will-start-new-civil-war-if“
Date: September 04, 2017
01) Why defend freedom of icky speech?
“Because if you don’t stand up for the stuff you don’t like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you’ve already lost.
The CBLDF will defend your First Amendment right as an adult to make lines on paper, to draw, to write, to sell, to publish, and now, to own comics. And that’s what makes the kind of work you don’t like, or don’t read, or work that you do not feel has artistic worth or redeeming features worth defending. It’s because the same laws cover the stuff you like and the stuff you find icky, wherever your icky line happens to be: the law is a big blunt instrument that makes no fine distinctions, and because you only realise how wonderful absolute freedom of speech is the day you lose it.
(And let it be understood that I think that child pornography, and the exploitation of actual children for porn or for sex is utterly wrong and bad, because actual children are being directly harmed. And also that I think that prosecuting as “child pornographers” a 16 and 17 year old who were legally able to have sex, because they took a sexual photograph of themselves and emailed it to themselves is utterly, insanely wrong, and a nice example of the law as blunt instrument.)”
Disagreements about “harm” from free participation in porn aside…this is a worthwhile read.
Date: September 02, 2017
01) Youtube Puts Black Pigeon Speaks Videos into Limited State, Demonetizes Reviewbrah
Date: September 01, 2017
01) Why the majority is always wrong – Paul Rulkens
“This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Paul Rulkens is an expert in achieving big goals in the easiest, fastest and most elegant way possible. Originally trained as a chemical engineer, he has moved his focus to the fascinating field of high performance.
Paul Rulkens is an expert in achieving big goals in the easiest, fastest and most elegant way possible. Originally trained as a chemical engineer, he has moved his focus to the fascinating field of high performance. His work is based on his knowledge and experience about the practical application of behavioral psychology, neuroscience and especially common sense. He currently works worldwide to make successful people, teams and organizations even more successful. He lives with his wife and two children in Maastricht.”
Date: August 31, 2017
01) Waking Up With Sam Harris #94 – The Future of Intelligence with Max Tegmark
“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Max Tegmark about his new book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. They talk about the nature of intelligence, the risks of superhuman AI, a nonbiological definition of life, the substrate independence of minds, the relevance and irrelevance of consciousness for the future of AI, near-term breakthroughs in AI, and other topics.”