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Philosophy (News/Activism)

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  • Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

    11/17/2017 9:09:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 17, 2017 | by Christian Jarrett
    At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her hopes and aspirations for her job, her romantic relationship and her home. It was hard to avoid the impression that she thought herself the centre of the Universe, her dreams eminently fascinating and important. Is this simply what young people or “millennials” (people born after 1980) are like these days? Fuelled by the endless opportunity for self-promotion and self-reflection on social media, combined with a wider culture that’s arguably placed greater...
  • About the Supposed Patriarchy…

    11/16/2017 8:41:54 AM PST · by x1stcav · 2 replies
    Declination ^ | Nov 10, 2017 | Thales
    Radical feminism has embraced the penultimate line of the strange 70s movie Zardoz: “The Penis is Evil.” Of course, the first line is one they’d view with horror: “The Gun is Good.” But that’s because, in the minds of feminists, the gun is nothing more than an extended penis anyway. Certainly, comparing gun ownership with penis size is common enough among them.
  • Mika Brzezinski: Ivanka Hired Someone I Brought to Her on “Women’s Issues”

    11/16/2017 4:18:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has this been previously reported? If not, it’s something of a bombshell . . . On today’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski said that, after the election, Ivanka Trump hired someone Brzezinski had “brought to her” as an advisor on “women’s issues.” Mika Brzezinski: the liberal who at the beginning of the 2016 primary season was urging Elizabeth Warren to run. Mika, who when Warren made it clear she wasn’t running, jumped on the Bernie bandwagon. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • No, Trump’s not a populist – he’s a breed all by himself

    11/15/2017 10:06:10 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 15, 2017 | F.H. Buckley
    You should never let your opponents define you, because they’re not looking to do you any favors. That’s why Republicans, especially those who voted for President Trump, should object to being called populists. Populism was one of the nastiest of American political movements. It was inevitable, therefore, that Trump would be called a populist. But that doesn’t describe Trump, or the Republican Party he re-invented. It’s true that, like most populists, Trump thinks that tariff walls that keep foreign goods out of the country might help American workers. But then Abraham Lincoln and William McKinley thought so, too, and they...
  • Operation Swedistan - Plan to Change the Swedish Flag to Be More Inclusive

    11/15/2017 12:09:28 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 16 replies
    Wild Smile via YouTube ^ | 11/14/2017 | Wild Smile
    Video at link.
  • Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them.

    11/15/2017 11:54:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 117 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Travis Rieder
    A startling and honestly distressing view is beginning to receive serious consideration in both academic and popular discussions of climate change ethics. According to this view, having a child is a major contributor to climate change. The logical takeaway here is that everyone on Earth ought to consider having fewer children. Although culturally controversial, the scientific half of this position is fairly well-established. Several years ago, scientists showed that having a child, especially for the world’s wealthy, is one of the worst things you can do for the environment. That data was recycled this past summer in a paper showing...
  • Darwinians Baffled that Students Refuse To Be Indoctrinated

    11/15/2017 11:28:24 AM PST · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | November 15, 2017 | David F. Coppedge
    November 15, 2017 | David F. Coppedge Darwinians Baffled that Students Refuse To Be Indoctrinated Evolutionists have had complete domination of public school science for decades. They can’t believe that a sizable percentage still don’t accept evolution. Ryan Dunk at Syracuse University is dumbfounded. He said on his blog last September, Despite over a half century of education reforms aimed at better science instruction, nearly 40 percent of Americans reject the overwhelming scientific evidence for evolution. In both articles, Dunk commits numerous logical fallacies and propaganda tactics as if taken right out of the NCSE talking points:
  • Hey Millennials: Communism Sucks, I Lived It

    11/15/2017 10:25:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/15/2017 | Ewa Ryzsard
    A recent poll found that fifty percent of millennials say they would rather live in a communist or socialist country than in a capitalist democracy. These numbers can’t be laughed off -- they should frighten you. Maybe they don’t know what communism means. I do. I lived in Communist Poland. Perhaps those fifty percent of millennials were not properly taught about communism in school. That’s too bad, and dangerous. So here are some examples for those misguided millennials to ponder, all of which I experienced in communist Poland. Unreliable electricity Do you millennials enjoy having electricity on demand to charge...
  • Leadership self forgiveness

    11/14/2017 5:07:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Dr. Maria Church
    Because forgiveness is a state of being, action is then required to move into that place. Like so many other lessons, avoiding forgiveness is not a static exercise. The resultant anger that follows a confrontation leads to judgment, “He was so mean, disrespectful or vindictive when he did that to me,” or “She is so arrogant that she didn’t even realize she hurt me.” Judgment leads to blame, and blame leads to resentment. Resentment is unresolved anger and it hurts us in many ways, manifesting in stress-related illness, anxiety or depression. Resentment hardens our hearts and paves a pathway to...
  • The Bergdahl Progressives

    11/13/2017 10:52:41 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | Robert Knight
    I’m minding my own business in a bookstore near the University of Maine’s campus here when I hear two women talking. One of them is trashing Donald Trump as the other sagely nods. Then they start gushing about Barack Obama’s “greatness” and what “a fine president” he was. Tempted almost beyond endurance to say something, I buried my head in the Brad Thor thriller that I had been thumbing through. Nothing I would have said could have changed their minds. Nothing. We live in two different universes. While driving back, a number of snappy one-liners came to mind. But none...
  • Children’s Welfare in Same-Sex Families

    11/13/2017 1:11:20 PM PST · by fwdude · 11 replies
    Quadrant Online ^ | August 18th 2017 | Augusto Zimmermann
    The AMA's endorsement of child-rearing in same-sex marriages has drawn protests from doctors and professors who accuse President Michael Gannon of ignoring adverse research in favour of dangerous, politically correct myths. An overwhelming body of research supports their case The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is calling on the federal parliament to legislate for same-sex marriage. In so doing, the AMA has released an official statement declaring that ‘it is the right of any adult and their consenting adult partner to have their relationship recognised under the Marriage Act 1961, regardless of gender.’[1] AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, has even written...
  • What's your citizen 'trust score'? China moves to rate its 1.3 billion citizens [via social media]

    11/13/2017 12:23:15 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    PRI ^ | November 09, 2017 | By Amulya Shankar
    Take George Orwell’s "1984." Now sprinkle in that episode of "Black Mirror" where characters live in a world in which every aspect of their lives is dominated by ratings. That’s one way to think about the Social Credit System, a plan that the Chinese government will make mandatory for all its citizens by 2020. It’s like a credit score system, but instead of just financial information, this one will also pull together a person's political leanings, purchase history and even their social interactions to calculate their "trust score." Chinese officials say it’s a way to influence their citizens’ behavior to...
  • Colin Kaepernick Named Man of the Year by GQ — For Trashing Military and Kneeling During Anthem

    11/13/2017 6:32:55 AM PST · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    GP ^ | 11-13-2017 | Jim Hoft
    GQ Magazine published their Man of the Year Award edition on Monday. It’s far left idiot Colin Kaepernick! What a disgrace. Colin Kaepernick and the liberal media changed America forever with their protest against the military, police and US flag. GQ believes this makes him a “New American Hero.” Asshat Stephen Colbert was also honored. Announcing GQ's Men (and Woman) of the Year 2017: @Kaepernick7, @StephenAtHome, @GalGadot, and @KDTrey5 — GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) November 13, 2017 Kaepernick started his kneeling protests in response to Black Lives Matter — a violent far left group responsible for destroying dozens of...
  • This Cambridge University SJW Tried to Get Me Fired Just for Reading a Book About Nazi Germany

    11/13/2017 4:03:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies ^ | 11-10-2017 | James Delingpole
    I grew up in the shadow of the Second World War. Many of my teachers had fought in it. As a child, I played with toy Eighth Army and Afrika Korps soldiers. I read the collected works of Sven Hassel. I watched every classic WWII movie there is to see from The Longest Day and Patton: Lust for Glory to The Great Escape and Cross of Iron. --- But now some silly girl from Cambridge University thinks this interest is dangerously offensive — and actually tried to get me fired for it. --- Historian Roger Moorhouse has written a book...
  • One Marine, One Ship

    11/12/2017 8:00:14 AM PST · by central_va · 22 replies
    tysknews ^ | Oct 22, 2000 | by Vin Suprynowicz
    I usually post this on veterns day but I forgot, better late than never! Oct. 26 falls on a Thursday this year. Ask the significance of the date, and you're likely to draw some puzzled looks — five more days to stock up for Halloween? It's a measure of men like Col. Mitchell Paige and Rear Adm. Willis A. "Ching Chong China" Lee that they wouldn't have had it any other way. What they did 58 years ago, they did precisely so their grandchildren could live in a land of peace and plenty.
  • NYT: Can My Children Be Friends With White People?

    11/12/2017 7:21:58 AM PST · by Simon Green · 157 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/10/17 | Ekow N. Yankah
    My oldest son, wrestling with a 4-year-old’s happy struggles, is trying to clarify how many people can be his best friend. “My best friends are you and Mama and my brother and …” But even a child’s joy is not immune to this ominous political period. This summer’s images of violence in Charlottesville, Va., prompted an array of questions. “Some people hate others because they are different,” I offer, lamely. A childish but distinct panic enters his voice. “But I’m not different.” It is impossible to convey the mixture of heartbreak and fear I feel for him. Donald Trump’s election...
  • Why Democrats Are Obsessed With Wealth Inequality

    11/11/2017 11:19:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 31, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    Here is how many times keywords were spoken: Wall Street: 23Tax: 20Inequality: 9Wealthy: 7 Now, compare the number of times other national concerns were mentioned: ISIS: 4Terror/ists/ism: 2Defense: 2Military (excluding Jim Webb): 1Freedom: 1Debt (national): 0Liberty: 0Strength: 0Armed forces: 0Islamist/Islamic: 0
  • The Ugly Truth About Sex Reassignment the Transgender Lobby Doesn’t Want You to Know

    11/11/2017 11:37:29 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 30, 2017 | Bruce Ashford
    Sex reassignment is as natural as being born, some in the media tell us. And many Americans are buying it. But a growing chorus of dissenters made up of physicians, researchers, and even transgender individuals is beginning to paint a far different picture of the truth. These dissenters are now coming forward to expose just how harmful gender transition and reassignment are—both medically and sociologically speaking. First, consider recent revelations about how problematic sex reassignment surgery is as a therapy for gender dysphoria. In an interview with The Telegraph, world-renowned genital reconstructive surgeon Miroslav Djordjevic said his clinics are experiencing...
  • Is Demon Possession Real?

    11/10/2017 7:35:18 AM PST · by pinochet · 146 replies
    Many people have tried to explain away the mass shootings in Texas and Las Vegas as mental illness. I can assure you that 99.9 percent of mentally ill people could never kill anyone. People are ruling out a spiritual component to these shootings. The mass shooters reflect the classic behavior one should expect of armed people who are demon-possessed. I invite Freepers who are mature Christians, and who have developed the ability to do spiritual discernment, to comment on this issue. Then there is the issue of Judge Roy Moore of Alabama, the most committed Christian to be a Senate...
  • The NRA's Congressional Influence Is Bad. Its Judicial Clout Could Be Worse(Barf!)

    11/08/2017 7:32:20 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 11/7/2017 | Adam Skaggs
    After a gunman used an assault weapon to kill more than two dozen parishioners in a Texas church, just weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, President Donald Trump declared it was too soon to talk about guns. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said it was time for prayers, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., offered condolences. Advocates for stronger gun laws, in turn, urged Congress to find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby. This Congress likely won’t heed that call because the National Rifle Association opposes new gun laws — despite bluffing...