Asia Argento Settled With Sexual Assault Accuser Last Year (Report)…


Date: August 23, 2018

01) Asia Argento Settled With Sexual Assault Accuser Last Year (Report)

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“Leading #MeToo advocate Asia Argento settled an accusation of sexual assault from former child actor.

Argento was one of the 13 women included in the first October 2017 New Yorker report about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and assault that dated back decades.

According to documents obtained by the New York Times, leading #MeToo advocate Asia Argento settled an accusation of sexual assault from former child actor and musician Jimmy Bennett for the sum of $380,000 to be paid over the course of a year and a half.

The claim and resulting discussions of payment are included in documents between the lawyers for Argento and Bennett. The claim states Bennett was a little over 17 years old at the time of the alleged assault, which took place in a California hotel room in 2013 when Argento was 37. The legal age of consent in California is 18.

As part of the agreement, Bennett, who is now 22, gave a selfie of he and Argento in bed and its copyright to Argento, now 42. Three people familiar with the case told the New York Times that the documents were authentic.”

I already offered a few personal thoughts about this, a couple days back…

…But I’d also like to add, that hypocritical cases and antics like these, remind me of the old saying…

…”And this is why nobody else, can ever have anything nice!”

Sam Harris & Matt Dillahunty – A Celebration Of Science & Reason…


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Date: August 23, 2018

01) Sam Harris & Matt Dillahunty – A Celebration Of Science & Reason


“Pangburn Philosophy – A Celebration of Science & Reason Phoenix with Sam Harris & Matt Dillahunty.

This event occurred on February 23rd, 2018 at the Comerica Theatre. Over 2500 people were in attendance.”

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We Must Call it a “Front Hole” In The Name Of Social Justice…


Date: August 23, 2018

01) We Must Call it a “Front Hole” In The Name Of Social Justice


“PC Police on scene”

It’s still the same physical body part…isn’t it?

If they have no qualms with “born in the wrong body”…or “other gendered”…then why is it such an issue, to call it a vagina?

…Where is the conflict?

This sounds like someone working way too hard, to find “a problem”.

…Why do they so desperately need “a problem”?

Great System: Man Battling Cancer Runs Out Of Sick Days…


Date: August 23, 2018

01) Great System: Man Battling Cancer Runs Out Of Sick Days


“The chemotherapy dripped through a catheter in his chest. Cancer patient Robert Goodman had burned through his paid sick days while undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer.
The Florida public school teacher figured he needed at least 20 additional sick days to deal with more chemotherapy, days he just didn’t have. So on July 23, right there in a room at Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County, Goodman took a selfie, posted it on Facebook and appealed for help…

Citation:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/14/health/iyw-florida-teachers-cancer-support-donation-trnd/index.html

Trump On Brink Of Privatizing Wár, Letting Blackwater Control It…


Date: August 23, 2018

01) Trump On Brink Of Privatizing Wár, Letting Blackwater Control It


“WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is increasingly venting frustration to his national security team about the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and showing renewed interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize the war, current and former senior administration officials said.

Prince’s idea, which first surfaced last year during the president’s Afghanistan strategy review, envisions replacing troops with private military contractors who would work for a special U.S. envoy for the war who would report directly to the president…

Citation:
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/officials-worry-trump-may-back-erik-prince-plan-privatize-war-n901401

I’m Gregory, and I’m Afraid of Hell…


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Date: August 23, 2018

01) I’m Gregory, and I’m Afraid of Hell


“This is a candid conversation with Gregory, a man who logically rejects Christianity, but who can’t shake his fears about Hell. Seth Andrews walks with Gregory through his religious conversion, his doubts, his fears of torment, and what the future might hold.”

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Waking Up with Sam Harris #135 – Navigating Sex and Gender (with Martie Haselton)…


Date: August 22, 2018

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #135 – Navigating Sex and Gender (with Martie Haselton)


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Martie Haselton about sex and gender, the role of hormones in human psychology, “Darwinian feminism,” the unique hormonal experience of women, transgenderism, the Google Memo, and other topics.

Martie Haselton is an interdisciplinary evolutionary scientist and Professor of Psychology at UCLA. She is the author of Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones – How They Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, Influence Our Choices, and Make Us Wiser.”

Oligarch-Approved Election Rules Are The Real Problem…


Date: August 22, 2018

01) Oligarch-Approved Election Rules Are The Real Problem


“Veteran activist Noam Chomsky has accused Israel of “brazenly” interfering in US electoral politics in a way that vastly outweighs any efforts that may have been carried out by Russia.

In comments in which he accused much of the media of concentrating on stories he considered marginal and ignoring issues such as the “existential threat” of climate change, the 89-year-old linguist said in much of the world, the US media’s focus with Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 was “a joke”.

“First of all, if you’re interested in foreign interference in our elections, whatever the Russians may have done barely counts or weighs in the balance as compared with what another state does, openly, brazenly and with enormous support,” he said.

Citation:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/israel-us-elections-intervention-russia-noam-chomsky-donald-trump-a8470481.html