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  • FReep Poll : 3 question Litmus Test

    06/10/2018 4:59:11 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 41 replies
    This Thread Only ^ | 10 July 2018 | JohnThree3to16
    Political Litmus Test: 10 July 2018 Please rate the "strength" of and/or your "personal passion" of your personal thoughts from 1 to 100 on each of these three Issues. 1 of 3: Abortion Rights: Give yourself 1 point (far left) if you believe Abortion is a fundamental right of a woman to "CHOOSE" and should not only be legal but paid for under National Healthcare for ALL including undocumented residents of the United States including late term abortions and "partial birth abortions". Give yourself 50 points (center) if you feel strongly that Abortion should be legal with some restrictions/regulations etc....
  • Presidential Tweet: 8 June 2018 [Ref G-7 Trade Deal]

    06/08/2018 3:32:10 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 8 replies
    DJT Via Twitter ^ | 8 June 2018 | DJT Via Twitter
    Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries. If it doesn’t happen, we come out even better!
  • Spitting up immigrant/illegal families who sneak into the US :101

    06/07/2018 9:51:14 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 6 replies
    Links at body | 6/7/2018 | Sickoflibs
    If you Google ‘Separated immigrant families’ you will find a ton of posts condemning the current policy of the US finding a temporary place for the children to live while their parents are detained after sneaking across the border together. In most or all of them Trump is condemned. The origin of this policy comes from The Flores Settlement(1997). The Flores Settlement Agreement (Flores) imposed several obligations on the immigration authorities, which fall into three broad categories: 1. The government is required to release children from immigration detention without unnecessary delay to, in order of preference, parents, other adult relatives,...
  • Baby Name ‘Melania’ Flying Up the Charts

    05/12/2018 8:12:42 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 May 2018 | MICHELLE MOONS
    "Melania” was among the top five baby names in rising popularity last year, the first year of Melania Trump’s time as first lady of the United States. The name “Melania” came in just behind “Ensley,” “Oaklynn,” “Dream,” and “Oaklyn” in rising popularity for 2017, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. The name Melania flew 720 spots up the chart from 2016 to 2017.....A CNN/SSRS poll released this week revealed the rising popularity of Mrs. Trump. Fifty-seven percent of Americans viewed her favorably in the new poll – a ten percent jump from a January poll, according to Politico. Mrs....
  • Sarah Palin shines in D.C. for Trump MAGA Coalition

    05/11/2018 7:38:36 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 40 replies
    Conservatives4palin ^ | May 11, 2018 | iizthatiiz
    Sarah Palin was the headliner last night at a MAGA Coalition event held at the Trump International in Washington D.C. She had lots and lots to say! She was brought to the stage by social media sensations Diamond and Silk, "A true patriot. We call her sassy and classy." Palin thanked the duo, saying "You are my sisters", quipping that "I figure, if Kanye and Trump may be brothers" … leaving the comparison for the audience to decipher, then paid tribute to Kanye West’s independent thinking. "I did read recently that Senator McCain", Palin began to say, but was immediately...
  • Statewide property tax proposed by Chicago Fed

    05/11/2018 6:11:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Mark Glennon
    Glennon: Statewide property tax proposed by Chicago Fed By Mark Glennon - An audible gasp went out in the breakout room I was in at last month's pension eventcosponsored by The Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. That was when a speaker from the Chicago Fed proposed levying, across the state and in addition to current property taxes, a special property assessment they estimate would be about 1% of actual property value each year for 30 years. Evidently, that wasn't reality-shock enough. This week the Chicago Fed published that proposal formally. It's linked here. It surely ranks...
  • Gender and Sex: They Are NOT Interchangeable - Don't Allow Leftists to Define Terms

    05/08/2018 12:37:22 PM PDT · by walford · 27 replies
    Facebook ^ | 05/08/2018 | walford
    Your genitals determine your biological SEX -- which is male or female. What determines gender [masculine, feminine, neutral] is culture. So in some cultures, a skirt is feminine while in others it is masculine.#YouMightBeALiberal if the Divine was fallible in making you, but you are infallible in what you think you should be. Sex is biological and gender is cultural. There is no such thing, for example, as "neutral sex" -- even if you get your male junk cut off. Then you are an emasculated male. The Left tries to make them interchangeable to so they can blur the...
  • Opioid use lowered with Medical Marijuana

    05/07/2018 4:33:27 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 102 replies
    Medical marijuana appears to have put a dent in the opioid abuse epidemic, according to two studies published Monday. The research suggests that some people turn to marijuana as a way to treat their pain, and by so doing, avoid more dangerous addictive drugs. The findings are the latest to lend support to the idea that some people are willing to substitute marijuana for opioids and other prescription drugs.
  • "Jordan Peterson and Matt Dillahunty debate Religion and Science" [1:43:30]

    05/03/2018 6:47:34 AM PDT · by Voption · 3 replies
    YouTube/Pangborn Philosophy ^ | April 26, 2018 | Peterson/Dillahunty
    Jordan Peterson and Matt Dillahunty discuss religion & science.
  • "Ryan Holiday on Conspiracy, Gawker, and the Hulk Hogan Trial" EconTalk with Russ Roberts

    04/30/2018 8:09:36 AM PDT · by Voption
    Econtalk- Library of Economics & Liberty ^ | April 30, 2018 | Prof Russ Roberts/Ryan Holiday
    "...Author Ryan Holiday discusses his book, Conspiracy, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. This is a crazy episode about a crazy book about a crazy set of events--the Hulk Hogan lawsuit against the website Gawker, a lawsuit that was secretly funded by Peter Thiel. Holiday explains how this happened and the lessons for all of us related to conspiracies, patience, strategy, and revenge. Along the way, Holiday discusses his techniques for reading and lessons for how to grab someone's attention when looking for a job or opportunity..." 1:17:50 total. Audio; embedded player or download mp3
  • Dr. Jordan Peterson; "April 2018, Q & A" [1:41:58]

    04/28/2018 4:22:51 PM PDT · by Voption · 3 replies
    Jordan Peterson/YouTube ^ | April 28, 2018 | Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
    Replay of the April 28, 2018 Monthly Q & A from Jordan Peterson.
  • My Cheat Sheet to The Federalist Papers

    04/27/2018 1:39:34 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 16 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | April 27th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Long ago I made the mistake of wading unprepared into The Federalist Papers. In 1970 your humble blogger was a high school sophomore who bit off more than he could chew. I found Publius’ prose thick and rambling with incomprehensible sentences the length of paragraphs. Little did I know then that the style of the primary writer, Alexander Hamilton, is among the toughest for modern readers to comprehend. Unfortunately, Glenn Beck’s The Original Argument was forty-one years into the future. Had it been around in 1970, I would have devoured it.1 So, I tossed the Papers aside and didn’t revisit...
  • "Message to the school shooters: past, present & future." Dr. Jordan Peterson

    04/20/2018 10:46:05 AM PDT · by Voption · 2 replies
    Peterson/YouTube ^ | March 3, 2018 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    "I wrote in some detail and with some depth about motivation for the mass slaughter of innocents in my new book. Because of what happened all-too-recently and brutally in Parkland -- because of what keeps happening -- I thought I would read the relevant chapter (Rule 6: Put your house in perfect order before you criticize the world) and release it on YouTube. I regard the mass shootings as symptomatic of the nihilism and psychological confusion that so deeply characterizes our society at the current time."
  • WikiPolitics [VIDEO] Ex CIA / shadow Government (April 2018)

    04/19/2018 3:22:56 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 3 replies
    Youtube April 2018 ^ | WikiPolitics
    https://youtu.be/ir-LtwZS_R8
  • Jordan Peterson: The fatal flaw in leftist American politics

    04/16/2018 9:54:42 AM PDT · by Voption · 9 replies
    Big Think via YouTube ^ | April 12, 2018 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    "What is political extremism? Professor of psychology Jordan Peterson points out that America knows what right-wing radicalism looks like: The doctrine of racial superiority is where conservatives have drawn the line. "What’s interesting is that on the conservative side of the spectrum we’ve figured out how to box-in the radicals and say, 'No, you’re outside the domain of acceptable opinion,'" says Peterson. But where's that line for the Left? There is no universal marker of what extreme liberalism looks like, which is devastating to the ideology itself but also to political discourse as a whole....
  • VANITY: Looking to dump Gmail for something more data-safe

    04/09/2018 7:43:00 AM PDT · by Spacetrucker · 53 replies
    My addled brain | 04/09/2018 | Myself
    In light of the data issues that have been publicized as of late, I am seriously looking to dump Gmail, Fakebook, et. al., would like some suggestions for other email services that I would have less concern about my data being taken. I already use DuckDuckGo, so that part is good.
  • "Suffering, Responsibility and Meaning" - Jordan B. Peterson (9:46)

    04/07/2018 11:43:13 PM PDT · by Voption · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | May, 2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    Dr. Peterson's deepest ideas on the suffering of life, how to overcome it by adopting responsibility and finding ultimate meaning in life....
  • "Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder" Nasim Taleb

    03/21/2018 10:48:40 AM PDT · by Voption · 17 replies
    Microsoft Research Event ^ | September 2016 | Nassim Taleb
    Author and philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb offers a definitive solution for how to gain from disorder and chaos, while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. Taleb argues that many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What he calls the antifragile is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish
  • Leftist fascism at the start of 2018

    03/06/2018 11:07:21 AM PST · by Voption · 7 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | March 6, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    We are now faced with a fascist movement in the U.S., linked to the Democratic Party, that is filled with hate for anyone who disagrees with it, and whose goal is to destroy all dissenters.
  • The Universe in a Mirror; The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries who built it.

    03/04/2018 8:12:32 PM PST · by Voption · 37 replies
    WGBH Forum at The Explorers Club Via YouTube ^ | June 30, 2008 | Robert Zimmerman
    The concept of what would become the Hubble Space Telescope was first envisioned after World War II, when astronomer Lyman Spitzer and a handful of scientists began a fifty year struggle to build the first space telescope capable of seeing beyond Earth's atmospheric veil. Robert Zimmerman, author of "The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It," takes us behind the scenes, explaining how some of Hubble's advocates sacrificed careers and family, and how others devoted their lives to the telescope only to have their hopes and reputations shattered when its...