Dueling Surveys: What Thanksgiving Side Dish Are You?…


Date: November 17, 2018

01) What Thanksgiving Side Dish Are You? – BuzzFeed

02) Which Thanksgiving Side Dish Are You? – Brainfall


“Congratulations! You’re cranberry sauce. You bring a much-needed dose of sweetness and flavor to the party. You’re also far-and-away the easiest side dish to prepare, so thanks for making our lives better.”


“Your personality is light and pleasant on the surface, but there’s still a certain depth to your character.”

I do love both cranberry sauce and stuffing…I’m satisfied, being these two different side dishes.

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Waking Up with Sam Harris – The TED Interview…

Date: November 16, 2018

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris – The TED Interview

“Sam talks to the head of TED, Chris Anderson, about using reason to build our morality. Sam makes the case that reason can indeed answer moral questions, and then explores the many controversies that emerge from that claim. Moral superiority? Cultural superiority? Moral progress? Chris and Sam dig in to discuss the right ways to think about defining right from wrong, and reason’s role in it all.

This is an episode of the TED Interview, a new podcast from TED . It’s available wherever you get your podcasts.”

New tool developed to tackle online child grooming…


Date: November 16, 2018

01) New tool developed to tackle online child grooming

“Home Secretary Sajid Javid has hailed a new anti-grooming tool as an important weapon in the fight against online child sexual exploitation.

Engineers from some of the world’s biggest tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Snap and Twitter, worked for 2 days at a hackathon in the United States co-hosted by the Home Secretary and Microsoft, which tasked industry e xperts to come up with tools to identify online child grooming.

A prototype tool has been developed that can be used to automatically flag potential conversations taking place between child groomers and children.

Hackathon participants analysed tens of thousands of conversations to understand patterns used by predators. This enabled engineers to develop technology to automatically and accurately detect these patterns.

Potential conversations between a groomer and their victim will be flagged so a moderator can investigate further.”

…..TAP-Net Website | Sub-Blog Archive

She Married Her Own Son! Secret Maine Oedipus Story…


Date: November 15, 2018

01) She Married Her Own Son! Secret Maine Oedipus Story

“I made this PBS television special, Sins Of Our Mothers based on an interview that I had done way back in the mid-1970s. The documentary tells the story of Emmeline – and the story is amazing. Without her knowledge, Emmeline sinned and paid a heavy price for it.

To see my other work, visit:

M.A. Net

Natalie Wynn, ContraPoints – XOXO Festival (2018)…

Date: November 15, 2018

01) Natalie Wynn, ContraPoints – XOXO Festival (2018)

“With reason, dark humor, and fabulous costumes, ex-academic turned video essayist Natalie Wynn makes ContraPoints, her YouTube channel tackling social justice issues with an eye towards reaching wider audiences than progressives alone, last month surpassing 4,000 supporters on Patreon and over 8 million views on YouTube.

Recorded in September 2018 at XOXO, an experimental festival in Portland, Oregon for independent artists and creators who work on the internet. For more, visit https://xoxofest.com

ContraPoints on YouTube:

I’m not really sure what all to make of ContraPoints…though, what I’ve seen of it has been intriguing.

As Natalie says…she plays different characters, which are juxtaposed in dialogue with each other…dialogue which is directly taken, from popular social talking points.

I find the form to be really interesting…though it hasn’t always been clear to me, if Natalie is taking a concrete side…or just displaying two sides of an issue.

Her comments on the problems in Twitter culture, are quite relevant.

It seems…some people on Twitter live, just to take down other people.

Fox News TURNS On Trump…

Date: November 15, 2018

01) Fox News TURNS On Trump

“Fox News has filed a ‘friend of the court’ brief in federal court in support of CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking correspondent Jim Acosta’s ‘hard pass,’ which gives holders expanded access to the White House complex. Acosta’s pass was suspended last week, hours after he sparred with the president in a press conference. CBS News also announced it will be filing an amicus brief in support of CNN, saying in a statement it supports the White House Correspondents Association and CNN’s legal fight to restore Acosta’s access.

‘We do not believe that revoking White House press credentials is an appropriate remedy for a disagreement the White House may have with a particular reporter,’ CBS News’ statement said. ‘We intend to file a friend of the court brief in support of CNN’s lawsuit to defend its constitutional rights.’

Fox News anchors and shows are generally supportive of President Trump and his policies — host Sean Hannity appeared at a rally with Mr. Trump earlier this month. Fox News President Jay Wallace said Wednesday the network will file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.