How We All Became Richard Nixon by Adam Curtis…

Date: March 10, 2021

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“This short film uses the story of Richard Nixon’s paranoia to explore how a similar outlook has been perpetuated on the larger social scale by the new media age. Skimming through the evolution of the mainstream media via television and newspapers, this short film comments on how politics has been paralysed by a media that has taken serious threats and sensationalised them, resulting in political cynicism and disengagement, which in-turn feeds a viscous cycle of nihilism and further sensationalist politics and media.”

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Exploring the Use of Online Forums in those who are Sexually Attracted to Children…


Research
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Date: March 10, 2021

01) LINK

“Study Information:

Title: Exploring the Use of Online Forums in those who are Sexually Attracted to Children

What is the study purpose? You are invited to participate in an online study aiming to understand the use of online forums by people who are sexually attracted to children. We have no financial interest in conducting this study.

Am I eligible to participate? You are eligible to participate in this study if you are age 18 or older and if you identify as an individual who is sexually attracted to children under the age of 15 years old. As the survey is in English, you should also be confident in your ability to understand the English language.

What does my participation involve? You will be completing an anonymous online survey that will take between 20 to 30 minutes to complete. No personally identifying information will be collected (e.g., IP address). There will be no way for the investigators to link to your specific survey and you will remain anonymous through your participation.

What will I be asked? You will be asked questions about your participation in online forums/support groups aimed at those who are sexually attracted to children. You will not be asked about past or present sexual behaviour.

What are the benefits? Your survey data will contribute to the literature on the role of online forums for people who are sexually attracted to children.

What are the risks? You will be asked to volunteer information regarding aspects of your sexual preferences, experiences within online forums, and about individuals in your personal life who might know about your sexual attraction to children. Some of these questions could make you feel uncomfortable.

Efforts to safeguard and anonymize information have been taken; however, you may want to take additional precautions to protect your anonymity. For example, you might choose to avoid completing the survey in a public space, delete browser history, or use other security measures. The survey has been hosted on Soscisurvey, which allows you to complete the survey if you are using TOR browsers.

You may contact Dr. Michael Seto or the Research Ethics Board at the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research if you have any concerns. Please remember that by contacting the researchers or the Research Ethics Board, we will be aware of your participation in the study, but we will not be able to connect you to your individual responses.

What will be done with my information? The information you share will be anonymous and will only be used for research purposes. You will be anonymous as no personal identifying information will be gathered. This means that you cannot be connected to your responses to the survey.

Privacy. Your privacy is protected by the server http://www.soscisurvey.de (no storage of IP addresses; use of SSL encryption with a signed certificate; server is secured against unauthorized access according to common standards; access to the server is SSH-encrypted; the questionnaires do not use any cookies). The data you provide is securely held on a server in Germany. There is very little risk associated with storing data in an outside server in Germany; in fact, “in an international comparison, Germany offers a very high level of data protection – both with regard to the obligations of companies as well as with regard to governmental/agency access and interference” (see https://www.soscisurvey.de/en/privacy). Further, the data are subject to legal regulations such as the Federal Data Protection Act, and the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Please note that you are free to withdraw from the study at any point in time by closing your web browser and incomplete studies will be deleted manually; however, due to anonymization it is not possible to delete data after completing the survey.

The data will be stored on password protected computers belonging to the researchers and will be stored for ten (10) years. The only individuals allowed to access the information will be members of the research team. Once data is collected and analyzed, the results will be shared through presentations, journal articles, or seminars.

How can I withdraw from the study? Your participation in this study is voluntary and you may withdraw at any point in time by exiting your web browser. If you choose to withdraw, your data will be destroyed and not analyzed. Once the study is complete, researchers will not be able to remove your answers because no identifiable information will be included.

How can I get more information? If you have any questions about the study or would like to see the results, you may contact the researchers by email:

Principal Investigator:

Michael Seto, Ph. D., C. Psych,

Director, Forensic Research Unit

The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research

Email: Michael.Seto@theroyal.ca

Study Coordinator:

Kailey Roche, MSc.

Department of Psychology

Carleton University

Email: kaileyroche@cmail.carleton.ca

Please note that if you contact the investigators directly, you will be identifying yourself and it will be known that you have completed the survey. Results for this study are anticipated to be completed by September of 2021 and will be available upon request by email. You can also find a summary of results on the online forums where we previously posted recruitment information.

Certification: This study has been reviewed and approved by the Institute of Mental Health Research REB as study #2021-001. If you have any ethical concerns about the study, or the way it is conducted, please contact the REB office: kristi.wilde@theroyal.ca”

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Capital Punishment (& Prison Abolition) – Philosophy Tube…

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Date: March 09, 2021

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“BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Jonathan Allen, “How the Trump Administration Secured A Secret Supply of Execution Drugs,” in Reuters
Jasmine Andersson, “I am the UK’s Longest Serving Transgender Prisoner. This is What I’ve Learned,” in The i
Sarah Jane Baker Interviewed on the True Crime Podcast
Sarah Jane Baker, Transgender Behind Prison Walls
Dan Berger, Mariarme Kaba, David Stein, “What Abolitionists Do,” in Jacobin
Jeremy Bentham, The Rationale of Punishment
Brian P. Block & John Hostettler, Hanging in the Balance
Elizabeth Bruenig, “Abolish the Federal Death Penalty,” in The New York Times
Lisa Marie Cacho, Social Death
James Crimmins, “”A Hatchet For Paley’s Net”: Bentham on Capital Punishment and Judicial Discretion,” in Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence
Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?
Camonghne Felix, “Aching for Abolition,” in The Cut
Phil Forder, Released Inside
Martin R. Gardner, “Renaissance of Retribution – an Examination of Doing Justice,” in Wisconsin Law Review
Brandon Garrett, “Why Jurors Are Rejecting the Death Penalty,” in Slate
Lisa Guenther, Solitary Confinement
Immanuel Kant, The Metaphysics of Morals
Jacob Kastrenakes, “Prisons Turn to Computer Algorithms for Deciding Who to Parole, in The Verge
Roger Lancaster, “How to End Mass Incarceration,” in Jacobin
Adam Lusher, “Laid to Rest at Last: Edith Thompson, Victim of a ‘Barbarous, Misogynistic’ Death Penalty,” in The Independent
Ben Mosche, “The Tension Between Abolition and Reform”
William Paley, “Of Crimes and Punishments,” in The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy
Louis Pojman, “In Defence of the Death Penalty”
Jeffrey Reiman, “Against the Death Penalty”
Russ Shafer-Landau, “Retributivism and Desert”
Dean Spade, Normal Life
Shaun, “The Death Penalty feat. PragerU”
Alex Vitale, The End of Policing”

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Pence Breaks Silence As Trump ABANDONS Him…

Date: March 09, 2021

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“Former President Trump is considering running for the presidency again in 2024 without former Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Anonymous sources told the news outlet that Trump is considering choosing a woman or a person of color to be his running mate and dropping Pence.

Citation:
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/541376-pence-breaks-silence-to-criticize-2020-elections

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/541462-trump-talking-to-allies-about-2024-run-without-pence-report

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“Not FAIR!” MAGA Rioter Goes BALLISTIC In Court…

Date: March 09, 2021

01) LINK


“Richard Barnett appeared more comfortable lounging in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi than he was at a Thursday federal court hearing.

The Arkansas man, charged with multiple criminal counts including theft in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, briefly erupted during a routine status conference when he was unable to communicate directly with his attorneys because of the virtual nature of the hearing, saying it was not “fair.”

Citation:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/03/04/capitol-attack-richard-barnett-suspect-pelosis-office-erupts/4581427001

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What is “Racism”?…

Date: March 09, 2021

01) Ben Shapiro is Outraged Cartoons Are Teaching Kids to Not Be Racist


What is “Racism”?…

Racism is the denigration of anyone, based upon their ethnic biology.

This is the literal definition of “racism”.

Racism is a fundamentally bad social practice.

Opening up avenues to “acceptable racism” is going to be frowned upon, by people who understand the destructive effects of racism.

There is no ethnic group in existence, which cannot and does not get subjected to racism.

Perceived wealth and power as a variable, has no baring on whether or not something is racist.

One of the things which has been driving so many people up the wall where it comes to the modern repackaging of racism…is the claim that it is “prejudice plus power”…therein excusing an enormous amount of racism in this world…and acting as if “it’s okay” to do these things, to people and groups “you” believe are “privileged and powerful” [the literal social status of said people, be damned].

There is something extremely dark and demented in that…and in trying to hijack “racism” in this way.

You cannot fight racism, by being racist.

You cannot hyper aggressively label others as “racist” [sometimes, even when they objectively are not being racist], at the same time you are committing racism and denying your own racism.

…You cannot excuse certain forms of racism, on the grounds that it’s aimed at specific races…and expect that people are not going to see the hypocrisy in your character.

Far be it from me to side with Ben Shapiro here…but you know what?…it’s not like he is a completely naive lunatic…and I think he is pushing back against at least some of what I have mentioned above.

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