Katherine Ozment: Grace Without God (TTA Podcast 348)…

Date: October 04, 2017

01) Katherine Ozment: Grace Without God (TTA Podcast 348)

“Katherine Ozment is an award-winning journalist and author, with credits that include National Geographic, The New York Times, and Salon. Katherine navigated her own journey toward secular meaning, purpose and “grace.” She speaks with Seth Andrews about “Grace Without God.”

Katherine’s website: http://katherineozment.com/

Michigan’s sex offender registry needs reform, U.S. Supreme Court decides…

Date: October 04, 2017

01) Michigan’s sex offender registry needs reform, U.S. Supreme Court decides

“The U.S. Supreme Court opened its new term yesterday, and one of its first actions has direct repercussions in Michigan.

The court decided it would not take up the state of Michigan’s appeal of a unanimous decision by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Thirteen months ago, the Sixth Circuit found the state was treating people as “moral lepers” with its sex offender registry.

“[The court] decided, on the basis of this case brought by six individuals, that indeed the law can’t be applied to them because it violates the ex post facto restriction of the constitution,” said J.J. Prescott, a University of Michigan law professor and expert on sex offender laws.

That means the decision essentially said the state can’t apply the sex offender registry laws to people retroactively, which it has been doing.

Because the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to take up the state’s appeal of this decision, “for all intents and purposes, the decision is final,” Prescott said.

The upshot? Michigan likely has to go back to the drawing board and change the registry.

When it was originally being crafted, the argument for the sex offender registry law was that it’d make everybody safe. But Prescott said that’s not actually the case.

“What we forget is actually in many ways, these laws operate as anti-reentry laws,” he said. “In other words, they make life so difficult, even for those who never would have committed a crime again, that it’s actually not all that different from being in prison. And if you think about how somebody who is homeless or can’t find a job or can’t see or interact with their family very often because of all of these restrictions, turns out that a number of them start to wonder, you know, what’s in it for them? Why should they continue trying hard to integrate into society given how difficult it is for them to be on the outside?”

Modern Times: Camille Paglia & Jordan B Peterson…

Date: October 03, 2017

01) Modern Times: Camille Paglia & Jordan B Peterson

“Dr. Camille Paglia is a well-known American intellectual and social critic. She has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (where this discussion took place) since 1984. She is the author of seven books focusing on literature, visual art, music, and film history, among other topics. The most well-known of these is Sexual Personae (http://amzn.to/2xVGEEV), an expansion of her highly original doctoral thesis at Yale. The newest, Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism, was published by Pantheon Books in March 2017 (http://amzn.to/2hGycTG).

Dr. Paglia has been warning about the decline and corruption of the modern humanities for decades, and she is a serious critic of the postmodern ethos that currently dominates much of academia. Although she is a committed equity feminist, she firmly opposes the victim/oppressor narrative that dominates much of modern American and British feminism.

In this wide-ranging discussion, we cover (among other topics) the pernicious influence of the French intellectuals of the 1970’s on the American academy, the symbolic utility of religious tradition, the tendency toward intellectual conformity and linguistic camouflage among university careerists, the under-utilization of Carl Jung and his student, Erich Neumann, in literary criticism and the study of the humanities, and the demolition of the traditional roles and identity of men and women in the West.

A Facebook page is maintained for Dr. Paglia by Pantheon at Penguin Random House in New York:

My Chat with Gavin McInnes, Provocateur Extraordinaire (THE SAAD TRUTH_153)…

Date: October 03, 2017

01) My Chat with Gavin McInnes, Provocateur Extraordinaire (THE SAAD TRUTH_153)

“Topics covered include feminism, the nature-nurture debate, sex differences, evolutionary psychology, political correctness, postmodernism, Islam, immigration, Mark Zuckerberg’s views on how to defeat terrorism, and the recent election of Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister of Canada.”

GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES by the Brothers Grimm – FULL Audio Book – GreatestAudioBooks.com…


Date: October 03, 2017

01) GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES by the Brothers Grimm – FULL Audio Book – GreatestAudioBooks.com

“GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES by the Brothers Grimm – FULL Audio Book | Greatest Audio Books – Children’s and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The collection is commonly known in the Anglosphere as Grimm’s Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen).”


Tom Petty…


Date: October 02, 2017

This is a hard and shocking death…But, I’m glad we finally have solid verification on Tom’s status.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers put out a lot of music I loved…but, they also kind of faded into the background…so, I didn’t even know about the 2014 album they put out…I knew about the two Mudcrutch ones, though…I have them on a wish list.

How do you summarize a death like this?…He died to young…He was still putting out good albums…

This world is poorer, for the loss of Tom Petty.

In my opinion, the following represents Tom at his absolute best.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – You Got Lucky [OFFICIAL VIDEO]:

Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty – Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around:

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Refugee”:

01) Tom Petty, Heartbreakers frontman and beloved rock figure, dies at 66

“On behalf of the Tom Petty family,” said Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

02) Musician Tom Petty dead at 66

“Sophie Schillaci of “Entertainment Tonight” joins CBSN with more on the passing of Tom Petty. The musician was 66 years old.”

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Hillary Clinton’s Freudian Slip on Money in Politics is VERY Telling …

Date: October 02, 2017

01) Hillary Clinton’s Freudian Slip on Money in Politics is VERY Telling

“In an interview with Joy Ann Reid on MSNBC, Hillary Clinton was asked to share her thoughts on what the driving force is behind the Republican Party’s increasingly extremist ideological views and behavior. She instinctively noted their “partisan donors” were the main reason, but then quickly seemed to walk back that statement. She was likely mindful that such an assertion would undermine the argument she’s made about the money she took from Wall Street supposedly not influencing her decisions, and likely didn’t want to look like a hypocrite. Nonetheless, this freudian slip was VERY telling.”