It’s Alive, But Is It Life: Synthetic Biology and the Future of Creation…


Date: June 26, 2017

01) It’s Alive, But Is It Life: Synthetic Biology and the Future of Creation


“For decades, biologists have read and edited DNA, the code of life. Revolutionary developments are giving scientists the power to write it. Instead of tinkering with existing life forms, synthetic biologists may be on the verge of writing the DNA of a living organism from scratch. In the next decade, according to some, we may even see the first synthetic human genome. Join a distinguished group of synthetic biologists, geneticists and bioengineers who are edging closer to breathing life into matter.

Original Program Date: June 4, 2016
MODERATOR: Robert Krulwich
PARTICIPANTS: George Church, Drew Endy, Tom Knight, Pamela Silver”

Waking Up With Sam Harris #83 – The Politics of Emergency (with Fareed Zakaria)…


Date: June 25, 2017

01) Waking Up With Sam Harris #83 – The Politics of Emergency (with Fareed Zakaria)


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Fareed Zakaria about his career as a journalist, Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations,” political partisanship, Trump, the health of the news media, the connection between Islam and intolerance, and other topics.

Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program — Fareed Zakaria GPS — a Washington Post columnist, a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a New York Times bestselling author. He was described in 1999 by Esquire Magazine as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.” In 2010, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 global thinkers. He is the author of The Future of Freedom, The Post-American World, and In Defense of a Liberal Education.”

The World’s Future MEGAPROJECTS (2017-2040’s)…


Date: June 23, 2017

01) The World’s Future MEGAPROJECTS (2017-2040’s)


“A documentary on eight of the most ambitious mega-projects currently under development around the world, featuring: Istanbul’s building boom (Turkey); the Mission to put a human on Mars; the effort to develop Lagos (Nigeria); Africa’s unprecedented clean energy opportunity; the project to probe the nearest Earth-like exoplanet; Atlanta’s stadium of the future (Georgia, United States); India’s effort to modernize its highways; and China’s unprecedented One Belt One Road, “New Silk Road” initiative.”

Pornhub & Netflix Join Fight to Save Net Neutrality…


Date: June 23, 2017

01) Pornhub & Netflix Join Fight to Save Net Neutrality


“The July 12th internet-wide ‘Day of Action’ to protest the FCC’s decision to gut Title II net neutrality protections has garnered the support of more than 60 major companies, and one of the biggest, most important allies announced their decision to participate in the protest: Pornhub. With more than 75 million unique hits per day, Pornhub is a behemoth of a company that can raise much-needed awareness about the issue. Additionally, Netflix—a company that recently indicated it would not join the fight to save the internet—had a change of heart.”

People Are Claiming ‘NAMBLA Created ANTIFA’…


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Date: June 22, 2017

01) Documents Tie Berkeley Riot Organizers To Pro-Pedophilia Group, NAMBLA

“BAMN’s parent organization worked directly with the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) in the years just before it founded BAMN, according to NAMBLA documents reviewed by The Daily Caller. In addition, a member of that parent organization said to have founded BAMN is an admitted member of NAMBLA, which she has described as the victim of a “witch-hunt.”

I want to say this from the outset…The article linked only establishes a loose connection, between NAMBLA, and an association [RWL] from which BAMN would allegedly spring…Though, let’s keep in mind, that we are talking about one member of the RWL, founding BAMN…and BAMN has some association with ANTIFA.

The article, itself, does not claim NAMBLA created ANTIFA…and it’s not my intention to suggest that it does…

…The problem is, that some hysterics have been using the information in this article, to claim that NAMBLA created ANTIFA…and this is what I am responding too.


However much some people like to mock and dismiss this reality…it should be noted up front, that there are a lot of people in this world who get treated like utter garbage by the establishment…and by the majority of people, who are led by that establishment…

Reality is…when you’ve beaten down and conditioned people so severely, that they realize the establishment is there only to impoverish and destroy them…they will no longer recognize the establishment [and those who keep it going] as being ethical…decent…or anything other than treacherous…

…And why would it be any other way, when we have so many people who have tried to engage the existing system, which is allegedly democratic [though it absolutely is not]…just to be injured, or even destroyed, for their honest and peaceful effort?…

This is not a convoluted outlook…It’s sterile, dry reality, for those of us who are relentlessly hounded by the system, for no other reason than being born and existing…in an establishment, where this is an entrenched and germane part of it’s culture…

…Of course…people this badly disenfranchised and persecuted, will tend to find and associate with each other, in opposition to their shared tormentors. This is common sense…and it’s an alliance which the establishment makes necessary.

Let’s keep this in mind, when evaluating the allegation that “NAMBLA created ANTIFA”…

What I am seeing here:

What this amounts to, is a historical alliance between the RWL [The Revolutionary Workers League] and NAMBLA [The North American Man Boy Love Association]…and a member of the RWL is claimed to have formed BAMN [By Any Means Necessary].

At least one BAMN spokesperson has been documented at ANTIFA demonstrations, riots…whatever you want to call them…

There were some shared political positions between RWL and NAMBLA…

There is at least one person [Eileen Scheff], who is a RWL and NAMBLA “crossover” member…And she is the one claimed to have founded BAMN…

So we have NAMBLA associating with RWL, decades ago…And a person who was member to both, founding BAMN…And ANTIFA somehow being affiliated with BAMN…

…Hardly a smoking gun…

Since Eileen Scheff is hardly the entirety of NAMBLA [is she even still a member?]…would it not be fair to acknowledge, that her personal actions outside of NAMBLA do not constitute “an act of NAMBLA”?…

Personal thoughts:

I’ve never associated ANTIFA with “pro-pedophilia”…nor have I ever recognized them as allies…

…Where have they ever put that message forward?…Nowhere that I have seen.

…I think ANTIFA is a horrible, destructive movement, in the way it is presently manifesting itself…Just incase it wasn’t already clear to you…I condemn ANTIFA…

It would not make me sad, if they started rounding these destructive rioters up and taking them off to prison.

That being said…it is my stance that people being legitimately tormented by the establishment, do have a right and duty to organize and fight back…

…But what does ANTIFA even stand for?

…I’ve never seen anything from them, that made me feel welcome as a MAP…I’d never show up at one of their demonstrations to participate in it.

This entire narrative [that ANTIFA came from NAMBLA], is something which clearly has been pulled out of the butts of hysterics…based on convenient associations amongst “the trash minorities”.

There is no credible proof here, that NAMBLA created ANTIFA, or that ANTIFA exists for the benefit of NAMBLA.

Last comment, I should not fail to mention:

Having personally followed NAMBLA for most of the last twenty years…I have a fairly solid handle, on what the modern day NAMBLA is about…

The whole idea that NAMBLA would in any way associate with ANTIFA, sounded completely wrong to me…unbelievable…not credible…It does not fit with their historic stances.

I asked for comment from someone I know to be a leader in NAMBLA, at present…

…He confirmed that NAMBLA would never have anything to do with ANTIFA, as ANTIFA is a fascist organization…

He also gave the common response, that nothing about NAMBLA should be believe, unless the information comes from NAMBLA…All other media should not be trusted.

…I concur with that.

As to the activities of BAMN and ANTIFA:

You cannot be a friend of MAPs, by attacking open free speech and dialogue…Doing this makes you absolutely opposed to the modern day MAP movement…It makes you a problem for MAPs…and for youth and children, as well.

If you are going to do these kinds of demonstrations…you should at least have the common sense, to stop targeting non-government citizens and groups…and start focusing on politicians, and the people with political power who are terrorizing the private citizens.

That is where the hotbed of this problem exists.

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Eleven Years In The Blogosphere!…

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Date: June 22, 2017

Today is the eleventh anniversary of my entry into the blogosphere…and what a ride it’s been…

…We’ve fought the good fight, together…and stood tall in victory, above the shambles of those who have chosen to be our foes…

…We’ve only just begun.

– Steve diamond


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