Anti-PC Writers Tricked Seven Academic Journals Into Accepting Hoax Papers on Dog Rape, Fat Phobia, and More…


Date: October 09, 2018

01) Anti-PC Writers Tricked Seven Academic Journals Into Accepting Hoax Papers on Dog Rape, Fat Phobia, and More

“A trio of writers who describe themselves as left-leaning but decry the academic influence of political correctness, identity politics, and what they call “grievance studies” conducted an experiment: Could they fool scholarly journals into publishing hoax papers masquerading as legitimate scholarship?

The answer, it turns out, was yes. Seven journals accepted the fake papers, which were written by James Lindsay, a mathematician; Helen Pluckrose, editor of Areo; and Peter Boghossian, an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University.

Four of the papers have been published, according to The Wall Street Journal:

One of the trio’s hoax papers, published in April by the journal Fat Studies, claims bodybuilding is “fat-exclusionary” and proposes “a new classification…termed fat bodybuilding, as a fat-inclusive politicized performance.” Editor Esther Rothblum said the paper had gone through peer review, and the author signed a copyright form verifying authorship of the article. “This author put a lot of work into this topic,” she said. “It is an interesting topic, looking at weight and bodybuilding. So I am surprised that, of all things, they’d write this as a hoax. As you can imagine, this is a very serious charge.” She plans to remove the paper from the Fat Studies website.

A hoax paper for the Journal of Poetry Therapy describes monthly feminist spirituality meetings, complete with a “womb room,” and discusses six poems, which Mr. Lindsay generated by algorithm and lightly edited. Founding editor Nicholas Mazza said the article went through blind peer review and revisions before its acceptance in July, but he regrets not doing more to verify the author’s identity. He added that it took years to build credibility and get the Journal of Poetry Therapy listed in major scholarly databases. “You work so hard, and you get something like this,” he said. Still, “I can see how editors like me and journals can be duped.”

Nevada to embark on new sex offender registry system, but critics say it’s overly harsh…


Date: October 09, 2018

01) Nevada to embark on new sex offender registry system, but critics say it’s overly harsh

“Segerblom, who has tried at least twice to repeal the Nevada version of the law, framed the decision to pass the state version of the Adam Walsh Act in 2007 as a rush job.

“We passed it because we only meet every two years, and the Legislature met right after the national Adam Walsh Act was passed,” he testified in the 2017 session. “We passed the most onerous law in the country. In fact, we still have probably the worst law in the country. Most states have never enacted the Adam Walsh Act. The ones that have enacted a law much less serious than ours.”

Most accusations of sex abuse made against teachers are made up by pupils says head of Britain’s biggest teaching union…


Date: October 09, 2018

01) Most accusations of sex abuse made against teachers are made up by pupils says head of Britain’s biggest teaching union

Thanks to feinmann0!

“The majority of sex abuse allegations made against teachers are ‘made up by pupils’, according to the chief of Britain’s biggest teaching union.

According to research carried out by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers in 2015, more than 22 per cent of school and college staff have had false allegations made against them by a pupil. Studies also found that 14 per cent of allegations against staff was made by a pupil’s parent or family member.”

In a world where the dice is loaded fully in favour of an accuser making a false allegation, where an individual is able to profit from guaranteed anonymity and compensation, it is little wonder that one in five teachers (100,000 in UK state schools alone) have been falsely accused. The above statistics are predictable … after all 50% more allegations originate from an adult than a child.

Given the avalanche of sensationalist headlines in the media, it is little wonder kids believe to be ‘OK’ to target a teacher at their school. Really, I fail to see why men choose a teaching profession; essentially they are playing Russian Roulette with the security of their lives.”

There is no way I would ever work in a school for kids.

The insane nuts are out to get you.

Ana On Viral Meme Of Her…


Date: October 09, 2018

01) Ana On Viral Meme Of Her


I could have sworn this came from her meltdown, the night Trump won the election…where she chewed out people who voted for Trump, even more angerly.

Does that mean…this is a repeat incident?

The real reason I’m sharing this, however…is because of the “deep fake” [?] footage being featured.

Alan Alda with Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University…


Date: October 09, 2018

01) Alan Alda with Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University – EXTENDED


“Throughout his science investigative career, Alan Alda has met with Dr. Sapolsky several times. In this video they discuss what Neuroscience could contribute to the alternatives to incarceration: rehabilitation, therapy, and more. Dr. Sapolksy is well-known for his early work studying primates in Kenya. His current research revolves around stress levels and the relationship with neurodegeneration.

In this extended version, Alan asks Sapolsky his views about free will, morality, and what outside factors could contribute to making a person break the law.

For more videos and other content, go to:
https://brainsontrial.com/

So…society is inept, at dealing with those who are biologically [and hence, behaviorally] different?…

…Yes…I would say so.

An individual who is different could end up being ostracized, imprisoned, etc…because society does not know what to do with them, or where else they might naturally fit in the normal social mix.

This is an important discussion.

“The modern criminal justice system is incompatible, with modern neuroscience.”

…Amen!

…and, yes…

..It necessarily does need to be scrapped…along with the awful ideologies propping it up.

M83 Video Trilogy: ‘Midnight City’ – ‘Reunion’ – ‘Wait’…


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Date: October 08, 2018

01) M83 ‘Midnight City’ Official video

“Directed by Fleur & Manu, this video is a tribute to Village of the Damned, Close encounters of the Third kind and other Akiras. No kids where hurt in the process! Executive production by Division”


02) M83 ‘Reunion’ Official video

“Directed by Fleur & Manu. Produced by Division with the help of Nokia Lumia.”


03) M83 – “Wait” (Official Video)

“Wait,” taken from the album ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’, is the final episode of the trilogy, the end point of the visual collaboration between M83 and Fleur & Manu that has been ongoing throughout 2012.

Directed by Fleur & Manu, this video was made in conjunction with The Creators Project, a partnership between Intel and Vice.”

This is great stuff!

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The Boy With The Incredible Brain (Superhuman Documentary) – Real Stories…


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Date: October 08, 2018

01) The Boy With The Incredible Brain (Superhuman Documentary) – Real Stories


“An extraordinary documentary on the brainpower of Daniel T, the young Englishman who could be the world’s greatest mental athlete. Daniel is not just a calculating wizard, but also a memory champion and super linguist.

He speaks nine languages. Daniel, the oldest of seven children, has been able to do amazing calculations after an epileptic fit when he was 3 years old. He was even able to remember over 22,000 numbers in a public display of his ability. But how does he do it? Leading scientists explore the extraordinary world of this real-life Rainman. Daniel’s psychological make-up is explored by Cambridge University autism expert Professor Simon Baron Cohen who delves into his childhood experiences in an effort to explain his remarkable abilities. In America Daniel meets other extraordinary people like himself, known as “savants” — including Kim Peek, whose story was the basis of the movie “Rainman”. Brain scientists at the Salk Institute in San Diego, including Professor V S Ramachandra, are astounded at his skills and discover the key to Daniel’s ability is his visual imagery which his brain “sees” when he hears a number, this condition is known as synaesthesia. To show it’s not just numbers Daniel can remember — he also learns one of the world’s hardest languages, Icelandic, in just one week — and gets interviewed on Icelandic TV after only 7 days of learning to speak it.”

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Economic Update: Public Policy, Private Pain…


Date: October 08, 2018

01) Economic Update: Public Policy, Private Pain


“Economic Update: [S8 E15] Public Policy, Private Pain

THIS WEEK’S TOPICS (w/timestamps):
00:51 – Updates on on Bloomberg’s findings that the U.S. is “among the least efficient” providers of health care;
05:21 – Poland’s unions demand wealth sharing role;
08:05 – money is corrupting U.S. politics in a new way;
09:30 – and Trump’s tariffs turn out to be bad for many U.S. corporations;
12:28 – announcements
15:03 – SPECIAL GUEST: Professor Wolff interviews Dr. Harriet Fraad on how public policies, past and present, serve corporate profits but undermine families, households and personal relationships.

Dr. Harriet Fraad is a Mental Health Counselor and hypnotherapist in private practice in New York City. Her work explores the intersections of American personal, economic and political life.

Her most recent articles appeared in Alternet, (2018) and the Book Knowledge Class and Economics: Marxism Without Guarantees (2018). She appears regularly on the radio/TV show Economic Update and also appears on such shows as Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp on RT TV. Her work can be found on her website harrietfraad.com.”