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  • "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...
  • (Vanity) NRA Question

    02/24/2018 7:07:04 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 36 replies
    EEE | 23 FEBRUARY 2018 | EEE
    If Wayne LaPierre is the Executive Vice-President of the NRA, who is the President? Why doesn't the President of the NRA make statements?
  • Sheriff Israel Was Accused of Corruption,Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'

    02/24/2018 7:41:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    REASON.COM ^ | FEB 23, 2018 | ROBBY SOAVE
    When Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Was Accused of Corruption, He Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep' Israel reportedly hired his political supporters to do outreach for the police. Robby Soave|Feb. 23, 2018 2:16 pm Scott IsraelMichael Laughlin/ZUMA Press/NewscomBroward County Sheriff Scott Israel—the man whose agency failed to prevent the Parkland massacre despite having received a tip last November that Nikolas Cruz was plotting a mass shooting—has been accused of public corruption. Two years ago, the Sun Sentinel reported that Israel was rewarding top political supporters by giving them and their family members cushy jobs doing public...
  • 'Electric-ish' BMW X5 is a fine ride that could save you some premium fuel

    02/23/2018 10:29:12 AM PST · by gymbeau · 16 replies
    TechnoFile ^ | Feb. 23, 2018 | Jim Bray
    'Electric-ish' BMW X5 is a fine ride that could save you some premium fuel By Jim Bray February 23, 2018 BMW's first SUV - though they refer to it as an SAV - has been given the plug-in hybrid treatment and the result is a large utility (er, Activity, in BMW-speak) vehicle that might even save you some gas money. The X5 xDrive40e is the first plug-in hybrid production model from BMW's core lineup. Starting at an estimated MSRP of $74,950 CAD, before options, it's a darn fine vehicle and equipped well even at that trim level (it's a premium...
  • Assault Behavior Is Not a Weapon

    02/16/2018 3:28:34 PM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-16-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If you have one of those wi-fi video doorbells your home is more secure than Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida was when the evil creature called Nikolas Cruz entered to began his murder spree . With all the “we must do something” hand-wringing we have seen before, the simple truth is that such a simple bit of modern technology might have prevented or mitigated this tragedy. Again, there were warning signs, enough red flags to have a parade in Moscow. Many did see things and say things as the mantra goes, but the FBI, which was notified of...
  • Besieged Memory? Heroism and Suffering in St Petersburg Museums dedicated to the Siege of Leningrad

    01/18/2018 1:20:25 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 17 replies
    University of Leicester ^ | Yvonne Porzgen
    "Heroes are not to be criticized..." The official Soviet narrative of the Second World War used the concept of heroism to imbue war commemoration with an obligation towards the State. Such a concept was designed to make subsequent generations feel inferior to their predecessors and obliged to give of their best. Today, the victory serves as the strongest connection between Soviet and modern Russian patriotism. The paper argues that the memory of the Siege of Leningrad (1941-1944) as treated in museums in St Petersburg today is an appropriation by present-day Russian propaganda of the Soviet narrative. Soviet memorial sites are...
  • Some tips for using FR Search option (Vanity)

    01/14/2018 12:52:31 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 15 replies
    1/14/2018 | Fai Mao
    Often Freepers try the search function and miss that the article has previously posted. Here is a trick to help find previously posted items: 1. Use only one word from the title, not the whole title. Sometimes titles are abbreviated or the different sources run the same article using slightly different titles. An exact title search will not, in such cases find the previously posted articles. So, pick only the most important word. 2. Under the search bar, there is a pull-down menu. Use this to select "title" for your search rather than the standard keyword search. The difference in...
  • [We Are Thorn] Discusses Technology used to Fight Child Sex Trafficking

    01/13/2018 6:13:54 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 10 replies
    WeAreThorn ^ | 12 Jan 2018 | WeAreThorn
    We join forces with the sharpest minds from tech, non-profit, government and law enforcement. We work to stop the spread of child sexual abuse material and stand up to child traffickers. We’re also uncovering new kinds of abuse, and fighting those too.
  • I coined a new word today

    01/12/2018 6:10:47 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 23 replies
    You know when people answer a question iffy and you cannot really tell if its a statement or another question? Like they answer but their ending has their voice going up slightly, and they aent exactly sure about their response? Questment. They have just answered your question with a questment.
  • Back to Sleep Campaign [Box for Babies]

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/babies-sids-sleep-deaths-could-be-prevented-cdc-report/ Many parents still regularly risk their babies' lives as they put them to bed, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Analyzing data from the states, the CDC found that parents continue to practice unsafe habits that have been associated with sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). For instance:
  • THREAT MATRIX 2018

    01/01/2018 10:32:35 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 156 replies
    Free Republic | 01-01-2018 | TM CREW
    2017The Year America Was Made Great Again. Our role in the world is being changed back to one of self empowerment and enrichment. We have had The Inauguration of President Trump and everything he has accomplished in less than a year's time.But our enemies are not idling, they are trying to role back the choices of the citizens of the Republic daily. That only means we need to fight back against them daily. Salute to the American Dream. We can rule our own Republic.Are you ready for it?The American Sun
  • A Senate of the States - The 17th Amendment Part II

    12/28/2017 12:36:40 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | December 28th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In opposition to the Framers, late 19th century progressives promoted a new purpose, and a new foundation for the senate. Rather than block the will of the people, the new senate should facilitate their will. To facilitate their will, it follows that senators must, like representatives, stand for popular election. In 1891, Senator David Turpie (D-IN), said that direct election, “would serve the needs, wants, aims, and aspirations of the masses of men in our communities to be more faithfully reflected, more clearly imaged forth in the laws of the country and administration.” Self-interest led the House of Representatives to...
  • Why Russia's Leaders Still Honor the Soviet Secret Police

    12/26/2017 2:47:10 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 17 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | December 2017 | Mark Galeotti
    Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin may have been reticent to celebrate the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, but it had no qualms about celebrating a hundred years since the founding of the Cheka, Lenin’s political police, on Dec. 20. Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and a veteran of the old Soviet KGB, was predictable in his message. His agency was, he claimed, “free from political influence.” It “does not serve any party or group interest” and even its bloody-handed past was nowhere near as reprehensible as assumed. Yes, he conceded, it was the engine of Stalin’s Great Terror,...