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Date: September 13, 2020

01) 8values

“What is 8values?

8values is, in essence, a political quiz that attempts to assign percentages for eight different political values. You will be presented by a statement, and then you will answer with your opinion on the statement, from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree, with each answer slightly affecting your scores. At the end of the quiz, your answers will be compared to the maximum possible for each value, thus giving you a percentage. Answer honestly!

There are 70 questions in the test.
What are the eight values?

There are four independent axes – Economic, Diplomatic, State, and Society – and each has two opposing values assigned to them. They are:

Equality (Economic)
Those with higher Equality scores believe the economy should distribute value evenly among the populace. They tend to support progressive tax codes, social programs, and at high values, socialism.

Markets (Economic)
Those with higher Market scores believe the economy should be focused on rapid growth. They tend to support lower taxes, privatization, deregulation, and at high values, laissez-faire capitalism.

Nation (Diplomatic)
Those with higher Nation scores are patriotic and nationalist. They often believe in an aggressive foreign policy, valuing the military, strength, sovereignty, and at high values, territorial expansion.

Globe (Diplomatic)
Those with higher Globe scores are cosmopolitan and globalist. They often believe in a peaceful foreign policy, emphasizing diplomacy, cooperation, integration, and at high values, a world government.

Liberty (State)
Those with higher Liberty scores believe in strong civil liberties. They tend to support democracy and oppose state intervention in personal lives. Note that this refers to civil liberties, not economic liberties.

Authority (State)
Those with higher Authority scores believe in strong state power. They tend to support state intervention in personal lives, government surveillance, and at high values, censorship or autocracy.

Tradition (Society)
Those with higher Tradition scores believe in traditional values and strict adherence to a moral code. Though not always, they are usually religious, and support the status quo or the status quo ante.

Progress (Society)
Those with higher Progress scores believe in social change and rationality. Though not always, they are usually secular or atheist, and support environmental action and scientific or technological research.
What’s the “Closest Match” mean at the bottom of the results?

In addition to matching you to the eight values, the quiz also attempts to match you to a political ideology. This is a work in progress and is much less accurate than the values and axes, so don’t take it too seriously. If you disagree with your assigned ideology, send us an email at eightvalues@gmail.com with your scores, matched ideology, and preferred ideology, and we’ll look into adjusting the system. Thanks!”

“Closest Match: Libertarian Socialism

Ideological matching is a work in progress, and is much less accurate than the values and axes.”

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Economic Update: U.S. Labor Crisis Deepens…


Date: September 13, 2020

01) Economic Update: U.S. Labor Crisis Deepens


“[S10 E35] U.S. Labor Crisis Deepens

On this week’s all new Economic Update, Prof. Wolff discusses the Federal Reserve’s pro-inflation policy’s causes and effects, professional athletes and “dual power,” more state-monopoly capitalism in the US, and Denmark vs US on Covid-19 battle. On the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff interviews journalist Bob Hennelly on the US labor crisis.”

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Are We Seeing The Beginning Of A Global Food Crisis? Professor Richard Wolff…


Date: September 13, 2020

01) Are We Seeing The Beginning Of A Global Food Crisis? Professor Richard Wolff Joins


“Julianna welcomes back recurring guest, Marxian Economist Professor Richard D. Wolff to the show, to discuss how as China faces its first corn shortfall in years and food prices rise around the world, many are asking if food insecurity is the latest of the 2020 plagues? Professor Wolff talks about the food supply chains and whether or not we all need to be stocking our shelves.

Professor Wolff is an American Marxian economist, known for his work on economic methodology and class analysis. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York. Wolff has also taught economics at Yale University, City University of New York, University of Utah, University of Paris I (Sorbonne), and The Brecht Forum in New York City.”

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Nancy Pelosi: Mother Earth Is Angry…


Date: September 13, 2020

01) Nancy Pelosi: Mother Earth Is Angry


“Wildfires continue to rage in the Pacific Northwest.

“Mother Earth is angry,” the San Francisco Democrat said during an appearance Thursday on MSNBC. “She’s telling us — whether she’s telling us with hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, fires in the West, whatever it is … that the climate crisis is real and has an impact

Citation:
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-on-wildfires-in-california-and-west-mother-earth-is-angry

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LEAKED AUDIO: Trump on Black Americans…


Date: September 13, 2020

01) LEAKED AUDIO: Trump on Black Americans


“Bob Woodward’s newest book is exposing Trump for the monster that he is.

President Trump said he doesn’t feel a responsibility “at all” to try to have a better understanding of the pain Black Americans feel, according to a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward.

His comment came during an interview he had with Woodward on June 19, just weeks after the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May sparked months of widespread protests against police brutality and systemic racism.

Citation:
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/515682-trump-said-he-didnt-have-responsibility-to-understand-pain-of-black

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The Problem With Distortions…

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Date: September 13, 2020

The problem with distortions about MAPs, molestation, rape, child pornography, etc…is that they have only ever led to injury, and the chronic ineptness in social structures claimed to combat human violence.

It never does anything good, to drown these issues in hyperbole…

It objectively does no good, to lie about the vast range of people, who are in some way impacted by these issues.

The only thing you are doing, is aggravating [possibly threatening] people, who already have a life full of complications and hurdles to overcome…

…A lot of these people have suffered immeasurably, over their own lifetime…

…and they don’t need others piling on top of them, making things worse.

This is among the many reasons it drives me up the wall, to see young MAPs embracing the negative, cultural talking points…and aggressively repeating them as if they were fact…

…even attacking other MAPs who’ve been around, who’ve seen behind the curtains…

…who rightly reject those cultural talking points.

All people should be free to outwardly talk about their own experiences and issues…

…Nobody should ever generalize their own thoughts and experiences, as being those of everybody else.


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‘Where Have All The Flowers Gone’ song arr. Ivan Noel…

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Date: September 12, 2020

01) ‘Where Have All The Flowers Gone’ song arr. Ivan Noel


“Guitar, piano, strings arrangement played by: Ivan Noel
Singer: Anthony, at 12yo.
Song: Pete Seeger

This famous anti-war song was recorded some years ago in Saudi Arabia where I worked as music teacher. Anthony, of British-Venezuelan parentage is singing, probably for the first time in his life, in my small new recording ‘studio’, with, as you can hear, genuine talent and feeling.”

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Raised by Wolves – Full Episode – HBO Max…


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Date: September 12, 2020

01) Raised by Wolves – Full Episode – HBO Max


“When two androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet in the wake of a religious war, they learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous task. From Ridley Scott, legendary director of The Martian, Gladiator, and Alien, comes Raised by Wolves.”

I’m not trying to sell any product here…I just stumbled upon this free episode of a new show…watched it…found it to be really quite good…and decided to share it.

There is a cute boy, with a substantial role…Hopefully, he sticks around for a while in the series, and it doesn’t quickly “time leap” him out.

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