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I spent the weekend away from writing, spending the time with my wife. Politics can be so depressing, and the national news so infuriating, that from time to time I have to go on a news fast to prevent me from losing my perspective on life in general. When I do this, I try to find something humorous to watch.
I was thinking about this as I planned my weekend. I worked some ham radio communications on Saturday and then settled down with a few of my favorite YouTubers. YouTube has done more to convince me that there is a lot right with America than the media let on. Some of the stuff on YouTube shows the real people trying to communicate the truth.
John Stossel had a segment about YouTube censorship. https://lbry.com/what Preview Open
This may be the video that was taken down earlier by YouTube (owned by Google) for somehow violating its community standards because Dr. Erickson and his colleague have taken issue with the W.H.O. and the CDC assumptions which have caused lockdowns around the world and shutdown the world economy. Watch as soon as you can […]
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America praise Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a series of conservative legislative victories. They also react as YouTube admits it is suppressing what it deems “borderline” content. And in a double crazy martini, they discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (literally) running from Republican competition while reportedly entertaining a future primary challenge to either Sen. Chuck Schumer or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
I know many of us have been waiting impatiently for the Tina Fey impersonation of AOC that might equal the totally fair and unbiased job she used her talent for when inspired by Sarah Palin. (There is now supposed to be an SNL version with a lesser-known I haven’t seen). But, until the well known […]
On Friday afternoon, 15 March 2019, New Zealand time, there was a horrific terrorist attack at least two mosques in New Zealand. They are 20 hours ahead of the U.S. West Coast time. According to the initial reports, an attacker livestreamed the event. The image, at right, was captured by media before the video was taken down. There apparently was a lengthy manifesto. There have been multiple people arrested. It appears this was an attack by white New Zealand and Australian citizens on Muslims.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said: “This can only be described as a terrorist attack.” The linked BBC page has a series of videos. The PM is not inclined to tweet. Indeed, you can see her last communication was in October.
The number of documentaries one can watch on YouTube for free is staggering, including some of the classic art documentaries the BBC released between 1969 and 1980. The impetus for finding them online was the news that a new Civilisations (yes, the English spelling) series was being released, and as this YouTube comment relates, it’s […]
Awhile ago, I did a post about the YouTube history channels I’d been watching as a respite from the simplistic sensationalist garbage on the TeeVees. Here’s an update, with some new finds.
Even though the Great War ended one hundred years prior to November 11, 2018, The Great War channel is still soldiering on. Dedicated to events, week by week, that happened a century ago during the war, the channel is still a great resource if you are interested in that conflict. Now that the war is “over,” the channel does updates on the aftermath. Boy, there is still a lot of fighting going on.
With my newly minted Coolidge account I shall post! (Someone tell me if I’m doing this wrong.) So this was more of a “Hot Take” when I started thinking about it last week. Since then several events have caused people smarter and with actual audiences to weigh in on this. Variations on “Do We Need […]
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleased to see a key figure from the Florida high school shooting replaced in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office but are irritated the media has stopped covering Sheriff Scott Israel, who still has his job despite failing to perform his duties before and during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They also reject Democrats’ call to regulate the internet as a public utility in the wake of Facebook, Apple, and YouTube’s ban of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. And they mourn for Venezuelans as dictator Nicolas Maduro survived a botched drone assassination attempt, and they discuss regulations on drones and the potential to use them for terrorism.
It’s starting to drive me nuts. I know, I know, nostalgia is a powerful, heady emotion, but come on already. Preview Open
Where are the liberal free speech advocates? Conservative thought is being silenced. Silicon Valley’s powerful programmers are hiding voices with which they politically disagree by using statist-like media restrictions not dissimilar from North Korea. Kim Jong Un approves. Just this week we saw two new examples:
Project Veritas latest investigation demonstrates Twitter’s shadow banning of conservative accounts:
Chamath Palihapitiya, one of the early Facebook software engineers tasked a year after its founding with growing Facebook’s user base, warns that Facebook, in which he claims he has only posted on his own account less than 10 times in seven years, and other social media platforms are destroying how society works. Palihapitiya cautions that the dopamine effect of instant gratification with receiving likes encourages addiction to Facebook and other platforms. By the way, please “Like” this post because I need to know you like me … you really like me.
Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for July 25, 2017 it’s the Smart Girl Goes to Harvard edition of the podcast with our special (smart) guest CO-HOST (first time ever!) Teri Christoph of Smart Girl Politics Podcast fame.
It’s kind of like a podcast version of a junior high school dance. We’re all a little bit clumsy and awkward, but the (political) hormones are thick in the air! We had a great time. As for Teri maybe she didn’t, like, listen to our show before agreeing to join us. But it all turns out for the best in the end.
TeacherOfPhilosophy on YouTube will soon feature . . . the Great Texts playlist, where you can learn the basics of about thirty texts from Plato’s Republic to Heidegger’s “Letter on Humanism”; the Topics in Philosophy playlist, where you can meet things like the Euthyphro Question, the Problem of Evil, the Verification Criterion, and the Mind-Body Problem; […]
I love reading The Daily Shot email every weekday. From the beginning quotation to the final recommendation, it has just the right amount of snark mixed with current information. If you haven’t subscribed yet, well, you should. (And don’t say you get too much junk in your inbox already–get SaneBoxTM, for Pete’s sake.) Anyway, the […]
Scott Adams claims and offers evidence that Twitter is ‘shadow-banning’ him by not showing how popular his feed is: http://blog.dilbert.com/post/152204980091/twitter-and-periscope-shadowban-update Preview Open
So it’s not as impressive as How It Should Have Ended, but my TeacherOfPhilosophy hits can now be measured in the millions–albeit, at 0.1 million, with the use of a decimal place. The History of Philosophy playlist is a good introduction to the dialogues and speeches (plus one letter, one prayer, and one story) from the history of philosophy. There’s dudes like Socrates, […]
While the media allows Donald Trump vs. Megyn Kelly to obscure the far more important issues they should be focused on like Cowboys Lives Matter, we have to be careful of them slipping other awful things past us too … Like Nabela Noor.
Fox News and Google, co-parents of Thursday’s unwanted step-child Republican debate, created the following advertisement. Look closely at the end for 3 announced questioners whose claim to fame is that they are “YouTube stars”: