Republican Caught Talking About Attacking Protestors…


Date: April 28, 2019

01) Republican Caught Talking About Attacking Protestors


“A Republican politician was caught helping to plan attacks on left-wing groups.

A Washington state Republican politician took part in private discussions with rightwing figures about carrying out surveillance, “psyops” and even violent attacks on perceived political enemies, according to chat records obtained by the Guardian.

State representative Matt Shea, who represents Spokane Valley in the Washington state house, participated in the chats with three other men. All of the men used screen aliases – Shea’s was “Verum Bellator”, Latin for true warrior. The Guardian confirmed the identity of those in the chat by cross-checking phone numbers attached to the Signal accounts.

Citation:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/20/matt-shea-rightwing-messages-chat-records

BRIGHTBURN – Official Trailer (HD)…


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Date: April 28, 2019

01) BRIGHTBURN – Official Trailer (HD)


“Synopsis: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.

Cast:
Elizabeth Banks
David Denman
Jackson A. Dunn
Matt Jones
and Meredith Hagner
Directed by: David Yarovesky

Written by: Mark Gunn & Brian Gunn

Produced by:
James Gunn
Kenneth Huang
Executive Producers: Mark Gunn
Brian Gunn
Dan Clifton
Simon Hatt
Nic Crawley”


BRIGHTBURN – Official Trailer #2:


BRIGHTBURN Trailer #3 NEW (2019) James Gunn Superhero Horror Movie HD:

This is a must see, for me.

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Appeals Court Reinforces Discrimination Against Atheists…


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Date: April 27, 2019

01) Appeals Court Reinforces Discrimination Against Atheists


“FFRF Co-President Dan Barker discusses how the U.S. House chaplain can continue barring atheists from delivering invocations. He also explains why this sends a message to freethinkers across the country that they are political outsiders. Learn more about the Freedom From Religion Foundation at ffrf.org.”

Maybe Dan should get ordained by the Universal Life Church?

I did this in 2012.

I’m a secular humanist chaplain!

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The state of civility in the modern world…


Date: April 27, 2019

01) The state of civility in the modern world

“Social graces and good manners have been in decline in our modern society. They have been rejected as being harmful traditional construct and a problematic stance against progress and modernity. Feminist theory will even pile on to call it oppressive for people, especially women, to conduct themselves properly. Combined, this gave rise to a modern society where insulting people has been normalized and being poorly behaved became brave actions of rebellions against a traditionally patriarchal and oppressive system…

…Feminism has created a generation of poorly socialized people who’d rather tell you off than speak of your merits. You can observe this in people who’ll complaint about how they are often surrounded by toxic people who make their life worst. One need only to ride the rivers of social media to witness the worst behaviours offered by people.

Traditions exists because they serve us. Off course, blindly following them without ever questioning them or assessing their validity is no better then rejecting them altogether. Balance is needed. We need our social observers and our creative type to get along so they can put forth better ways of doing things.”



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Pew Research Center: survey of Muslims around the globe [2013]…


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Date: April 27, 2019

01) A new Pew Research Center survey of Muslims around the globe

“A new Pew Research Center survey of Muslims around the globe finds that most adherents of the world’s second-largest religion are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics. In all but a handful of the 39 countries surveyed, a majority of Muslims say that Islam is the one true faith leading to eternal life in heaven and that belief in God is necessary to be a moral person. Many also think that their religious leaders should have at least some influence over political matters. And many express a desire for sharia – traditional Islamic law – to be recognized as the official law of their country.”

This is an important survey.


02) The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society

“Overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law (sharia) to be the official law of the land, according to a worldwide survey by the Pew Research Center. But many supporters of sharia say it should apply only to their country’s Muslim population.

Moreover, Muslims are not equally comfortable with all aspects of sharia: While most favor using religious law in family and property disputes, fewer support the application of severe punishments – such as whippings or cutting off hands – in criminal cases. The survey also shows that Muslims differ widely in how they interpret certain aspects of sharia, including whether divorce and family planning are morally acceptable.”

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Pedophilia Being Taught As “Sexual Orientation” in California Schools…


Date: April 27, 2019

01) Pedophilia Being Taught As “Sexual Orientation” in California Schools

Thanks to feinmann0!

“Pedophilia now being taught in California schools”

“Consider: With ‘sexual orientation’ increasingly becoming a legally protected category across almost half of the states already – with Congress working on it too – the implications of defining pedophilia and pederasty as such are hard to overstate. For instance, in California, ‘discrimination’ based on ‘sexual orientation’ is prohibited. If pedophiles simply have a different ‘sexual orientation’, does that mean schools are required to hire them?

Establishment propaganda outlets disguised as news organizations such as Salon and Slate have also been working to normalize and redefine pedophilia and pederasty as a ‘sexual orientation’. LGBT movement hero Harvey Milk, who is celebrated in California’s fake ‘history’ textbooks as a great figure, was known for raping minor boys, at least one of whom later committed suicide. There seems to be a trend here in California.

There was a time when exposing children to far more mild obscenities was a crime. Now it is considered ‘education’. Informed Parents of California has waged a noble battle to expose the perversion and evil that is being forced on the state’s children. However, that is not enough. Parents who love their children must protect them from this evil now – and that means getting them out!”

Well…that source isn’t at all prone towards biased distortion, now is it?…

Personally…I applaud that school district, for having the spine to do such a thing…not that I think they’re literally pushing pedophilia…

…But I do think that a historical perspective on human sexuality, is important to preserve and teach.

Steve Shives’ Character Assassination of Sam Harris – Debunked…


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Date: April 26, 2019

01) Steve Shives’ Character Assassination of Sam Harris – Debunked


Citation:
1). Steve Shives’ Waking Up to Sam Harris Not Making Sense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z92RVCXKxWY

2). Mehdi Hasan’s article titled Don’t Just Condemn the New Zealand Attacks – Politicians and Pundits Must Stop Their Anti-Muslim Rhetoric: https://theintercept.com/2019/03/15/new-zealand-shooter-manifesto/

3). Sam Harris’ article titled Response to Controversy: https://samharris.org/response-to-controversy/

4). Harris and Hasan’s Twitter feud: https://twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/status/1112858707166093313

5). PEW Research Center’s survey of 38,000 Muslims from 39 countries: https://www.pewforum.org/2013/04/30/the-worlds-muslims-religion-politics-society-exec/

6). 52% of British Muslims want homosexuality to be illegal: https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/ct/publication/documents/2018-03/a-review-of-survey-research-on-muslims-in-great-britain-ipsos-mori_0.pdf

7). Harris article on why he left Pangburn Philosophy: https://samharris.org/thoughts-implosion-pangburn-philosophy/

What Sam Harris does…is provide a forum where unique, and even controversial, things can be shared and discussed in a clear way.

What this does…is it allows us to get a more personal feel for the individual…probably allowing us to read into their personality…and it allows them to explain their experience and rational.

Many of us want this exact sort of forum, because we recognize that most media is lacking this type of integrity.

I don’t care that the person being interviewed may have warts [we all do, it’s just that some people hide them better than others]…I will always choose to hear it from the mouth of the original source, over having to be told some [often biased and distorted] version of “what they said”, by someone who deeply dislikes them and is probably celebrating their lack of access to popular media platforms.

Thinking and intelligent people generally want this sort of thing…and generally despise the self appointed gatekeepers, who want to stand in the way of it…

…which, I believe, is why Steve Shives is so widely reviled…particularly among atheists.

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