Definitive Proof That Kavanaugh Lied…


Date: September 30, 2018

01) Definitive Proof That Kavanaugh Lied


“On Thursday, after listening to testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, several Republican senators said they would vote to confirm the nominee because it’s impossible to determine which witness—Ford or Kavanaugh—is telling the truth. Actually, it’s easy. We don’t know for certain whether Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Ford. But we do know that Kavanaugh lied repeatedly in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Here are some of his lies.

Citation:
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/kavanaugh-lied-senate-judiciary-committee.html

Twitter Releases New Policy on ‘Dehumanizing Speech’…


Date: September 29, 2018

01) Twitter Releases New Policy on ‘Dehumanizing Speech’

“Twitter on Tuesday announced a new policy addressing “dehumanizing speech,” which will take effect later this year, and for the first time the public will be able to formally provide the company with feedback on the proposed rule.

The policy will prohibit “content that dehumanizes others based on their membership in an identifiable group, even when the material does not include a direct target.” It expands upon Twitter’s existing hateful conduct policy prohibiting users from threatening violence or directly attacking a specific individual on the basis of characteristics such as race, sexual orientation, or gender. Twitter’s users, especially women and minority groups, long have complained that the company’s rules have been ineffective and inconsistent in addressing harassment and abuse.”

Radiolab: Post No Evil…


Date: September 28, 2018

01) Post No Evil

02) Direct Download [MP3]

“Back in 2008 Facebook began writing a document. It was a constitution of sorts, laying out what could and what couldn’t be posted on the site. Back then, the rules were simple, outlawing nudity and gore. Today, they’re anything but.
How do you define hate speech? Where’s the line between a joke and an attack? How much butt is too much butt? Facebook has answered these questions. And from these answers they’ve written a rulebook that all 2.2 billion of us are expected to follow. Today, we explore that rulebook. We dive into its details and untangle its logic. All the while wondering what does this mean for the future of free speech?”

Can you Cure Diabetes? – What causes Type 2 Diabetes?…


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Date: September 27, 2018

01) Can you Cure Diabetes? – What causes Type 2 Diabetes?


“DISCLAIMER: The discussion of this video is type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes, please investigate further before making drastic changes. This video is of course not meant to be a prescription or to be interpreted as medical advice. The aim is for it to be a stepping stone towards finding what works for your specific personal case. Being on a low carb diet or a keto diet will induce certain physiological changes that you’d do well to be aware of. For example most people think a ketogenic diet is accompanied by an inevitable “keto flu,” but in most cases this can be avoided by taking some sodium. Many many people are experiencing improvements on a low carb or keto diet and/or a fasting protocal, but of course you need to consider how this would interact with whatever medications you may be taking or other factors that make your case unique.

Recommended reading:
Jason Fung’s “The Diabetes Code” –
https://amzn.to/2N3yGgW

Jason Fung’s “The Obesity Code” –
https://amzn.to/2Dx1Y81

Robert Lustig’s “Fat Chance” –
https://amzn.to/2Oc3EIb

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Google, Twitter and Facebook should evaluate their biases before Congress intervenes…


Date: September 27, 2018

01) Google, Twitter and Facebook should evaluate their biases before Congress intervenes

“The American people deserve to know the process and bias involved in algorithms and human content managers who screen content if these tech giants will be able to restore confidence that they are not discriminating against people based on their political views. We look forward to the outcome of Facebook’s audit, and appreciate their ongoing commitment to seriously looking at these issues.

It is also dangerous for Congress to get involved in deciding what speech is acceptable on these platforms. Defining political speech or hate speech a certain way in law can have unintended consequences that may permanently damage a fair and free marketplace of ideas.

We are challenging all Silicon Valley CEOs to embrace their role as both champions and stewards of a free and fair public square. You should present users with clear, consistent and transparent content management standards — and openly communicate when you update or change your practices. You must also rise to the challenge of quickly responding to violent threats.”

I can absolutely get behind a transparent method of vetting content on these platforms.

New Poll Numbers for Republicans “Beyond Weak”…


Date: September 27, 2018

01) New Poll Numbers for Republicans “Beyond Weak”


“recent poll conducted by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal signaled that the midterm elections could pose trouble for Republicans and President Donald Trump.

“A The poll, taken between September 16 and September 19, found that Democrats are leading Republicans in congressional preference by 12 points. Sixty percent of people polled also wanted to see a significant change in direction from the one President Donald Trump has been taking.

But the same poll found that almost 70 percent of voters polled were very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the economy. The poll saw a six percent increase in satisfaction with the economy since June, the last time it was conducted, and a 13 percent increase since April 2017.

Of those surveyed, 26 percent considered themselves very or somewhat liberal and 37 percent identified as very or somewhat conservative. When it came to their opinions on various issues, the majority of those polled would likely vote for a candidate who:

Citation:
https://www.newsweek.com/democrats-leading-republicans-midterm-election-new-poll-says-1134913