R.I.P. The Internet, 1983-2017…

Date: November 20, 2017

01) R.I.P. The Internet, 1983-2017

“The head of the Federal Communications Commission is set to unveil plans next week for a final vote to reverse a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content, two people briefed on the plans said.

In May, the FCC voted 2-1 to advance Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to withdraw the former Obama administration’s order reclassifying internet service providers as if they were utilities. Pai now plans to hold a final vote on the proposal at the FCC’s Dec. 14 meeting, the people said, and roll out details of the plans next week.

Pai asked in May for public comment on whether the FCC has authority or should keep any regulations limiting internet providers’ ability to block, throttle or offer “fast lanes” to some websites, known as “paid prioritization.” Several industry officials told Reuters they expect Pai to drop those specific legal requirements but retain some transparency requirements under the order.”

Internet Citizens: Defend Net Neutrality [2014]:

I’m not really sure how this will play out…I mean…the online resources I tend to most use [WordPress, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, etc.], are big and well established…

…But I’d be shocked if this internet coup doesn’t happen…despite that virtually everybody is dead set against it.

I don’t know if this is going to mean higher internet bills, in order to reasonably access much of the content online…or if the cost is all going to be dumped on individual companies and people who own that content…Either way, it’s likely to be catastrophic.

At least if it falls upon the individual internet subscriber…they have some type of potential for easy access, across the board…But if everything is reliant on the individual abilities of millions of companies and people, then even that potential will no longer exist.

The true power of the internet has always been, that even the grossly disenfranchised groups can have their own easy to access networks and media…Internet culture, is primarily about “the alternative”…

What’s happening right now, is likely the old media companies trying to re-establish their dominance over the public…in an age where few people even want what they have to offer.

We all know this is coming, eventually…They’re not going to stop…

…They’re getting weaker…and it seems, it’s time to make their strike.

…Maybe, it’s their “Hail Mary”?…

…Wouldn’t it be nice to imagine, that they’ll fail at this…crumble…go away, and stop harassing us?…

…If they had any respect for the public, they’d have stopped a long, long time ago.

Seth Andrews: The Satanic Panic – The Witch Hunt of the Late Twentieth Century…


Date: November 19, 2017

01) Seth Andrews: The Satanic Panic – The Witch Hunt of the Late Twentieth Century

“Join Seth Andrews for a humorous (and occasionally shocking) romp through The Satanic panic of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

His speech was given at the 2017 Florida Freethought Conference.”

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Date: November 19, 2017

01) Update: CRISPR

02) Direct Download [MP3]

“It’s been almost two years since we learned about CRISPR, a ninja-assassin-meets-DNA-editing-tool that has been billed as one of the most powerful, and potentially controversial, technologies ever discovered by scientists. In this episode, we catch up on what’s been happening (it’s a lot), and learn about CRISPR’s potential to not only change human evolution, but every organism on the entire planet.

Out drinking with a few biologists, Jad finds out about something called CRISPR. No, it’s not a robot or the latest dating app, it’s a method for genetic manipulation that is rewriting the way we change DNA. Scientists say they’ll someday be able to use CRISPR to fight cancer and maybe even bring animals back from the dead. Or, pretty much do whatever you want. Jad and Robert delve into how CRISPR does what it does, and consider whether we should be worried about a future full of flying pigs, or the simple fact that scientists have now used CRISPR to tweak the genes of human embryos.”


The Black Community, Education, and Taking Down Statues (Johnny C. Taylor Pt. 1)…

Date: November 19, 2017

01) The Black Community, Education, and Taking Down Statues (Johnny C. Taylor Pt. 1)

“Johnny C. Taylor (CEO, The Thurgood Marshall College Fund) joins Dave to discuss historically black colleges and universities, The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the family dynamic within the black community, the debate surrounding taking down monuments and statues, incarceration within the black community, and more.”

Immigration Debate and Racial Tensions in America (Johnny C. Taylor Pt. 2):

Bill Maher interviews Camille Paglia on Politically Incorrect…

Date: November 18, 2017

01) Bill Maher interviews Camille Paglia on Politically Incorrect

In this interview, we get a rare treat…

…Camille drops “the BL word”…in a positive way.

Camille at least used to have a positive opinion on pederasty…that’s “man with teen” hebephilia.

I’m not aware of her ever expressing anything supportive towards pedophilia, though.

Star Trek Continues E10 & E11 “To Boldly Go”…


Date: November 18, 2017

01) Star Trek Continues E10 “To Boldly Go: Part I”

“To solve the ultimate mystery, the Enterprise must return to where Kirk’s five-year mission began.”

02) Star Trek Continues E11 “To Boldly Go: Part II”

“The iconic mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise comes to an end, as Kirk and his crew battle the ultimate adversary.”

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53 Traditional Dishes You Need For The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu…

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Date: November 17, 2017

01) 53 Traditional Dishes You Need For The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu

02) Delish: How to Make Pecan Pie Cheesecake

“Ever wanted to take your pecan pie to the next level? This mindblowingly delicious Pecan Pie Cheesecake is the one dessert you NEED on your Thanksgiving dinner table.

Get the full recipe here: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a56639/pecan-pie-cheesecake-recipe/

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