Loss survivors are demanding an end to the site, and provoking a conversation about how little we know about the internet and suicide risk. By Shayla Love Junior loved the weather: how to forecast rain or snow, the variations of atmospheric pressure, measuring wind, humidity, and temperature. He could watch the Weather Channel for hours. On a trip to New York with his mother Kelli Wilson in his early teens, they visited NBC Studios, where Junior stood in front of a green screen, where a meteorologist might stand, gesturing to a forthcoming or receding storm. The night before Junior died, on … Continue reading People Are Dying After Joining a ‘Pro-Choice’ Suicide Forum. How Much Is the Site to Blame?
The New York Daily News recently published an opinion piece by a writer named Jean Son titled “When your photograph harms me: New York should look to curb unconsensual photography of women” and I would like to address it here. by BRANDON BALLWEG The premise of Jean Son’s article is that any photographing of women in public places constitutes “gender-based violence”, which I find hyperbolic and irresponsible. The author says that “there’s only been a few times in my life when New York let me down, and they all happened in broad daylight in some of our most recognizable public places.” Wow. Something … Continue reading Street Photography Is Not a Crime. Let’s Keep it That Way.
With unfounded claims, the president has been feeding into the swirling political doubts that surround the pandemic. BY VICTORIA KNIGHT & JULIE APPLEBY, KHN IN THE WANING DAYS of the campaign, President Donald Trump complained repeatedly about how the United States tracks the number of people who have died from Covid-19, claiming, “This country and its reporting systems are just not doing it right.” He went on to blame those reporting systems for inflating the number of deaths, pointing a finger at medical professionals, who he said benefit financially. All that feeds into the swirling political doubts that surround the pandemic, and raises questions about how … Continue reading How Covid-19 Death Counts Morphed Into a Conspiracy Theory
by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project Waking Times Because Donald Trump and Joe Biden are the antitheses of what the supposed “leader of the free world” should look like, they had to spend billions of dollars to convince people to vote for them. As a result of running who could be considered the two worst candidates in US history against each other, the total cost of the 2020 election nearly reached a historic $14 billion. Running a child sniffer against a p***y grabber resulted in the most expensive election ever. To put it into perspective, in 2016, those terrible candidates … Continue reading MONEY SPENT BY BOTH PARTIES IN 2020 ELECTION COULD’VE NEARLY ENDED HOMELESSNESS IN US
The Free Thought Project, Guest Waking Times After reading months of ridiculously goalseeked Wall Street commentary, where first a Trump victory was the best outcome for stocks (at a time when Trump was seen as a favorite to win), then a Biden victory becoming the best-case outcome for risk assets (this predictably emerged around the time Biden took a lead in the polls), then a Blue Wave emerging as the most bullish outcome (around the time a Democratic sweep became the most likely outcome according to polls), and then following a brief detour when Wall Street briefly freaked out about Congressional … Continue reading JP MORGAN ADMITS THAT MORE ECONOMIC DISASTER & MORE LOCKDOWNS WILL BE GREAT FOR STOCKS
Forecasts once again substantially underestimated the extent of support for Trump. But does that mean they failed? BY MICHAEL SCHULSON FOUR YEARS AGO, polls indicated that then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would handily beat her Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump. Based on those polls, one prominent election forecaster, Princeton University neuroscience professor Sam Wang, even called the race for Clinton several weeks before Election Day, promising to eat an insect if he was wrong. Wang ate a cricket on CNN, and in May of 2017, a committee at the American Association for Public Opinion Research, or AAPOR, released a post-mortem of the polls’ performance. The report … Continue reading Another Election, Another Round of Poll Bashing. Is That Fair?
Turns out he hated Jared all along — and only wanted him to fail Miles Klee After four years of Donald Trump in the White House, we still have many questions. Does the president really employ a small army of body doubles for the First Lady? How many times does he have to flush after he takes a shit? And so on. One thing that’s always seemed clear, however, is his contempt for his adult sons, Eric and especially Don Jr., which is counterbalanced by a creepy, incestual affection for one daughter, Ivanka and an apparent estrangement from the other, Tiffany. In aggregate, he’s … Continue reading TRUMP IS THE FATHER-IN-LAW FROM HELL
By Bandy X. Lee, DC Report @Raw Story “What is wrong with 68 million Americans?” is a question many are asking the day after the election. Why should the race even be close? Why did 48% of voting adults choose to remain with a president who leaves a trail of hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths, the nation bankrupt, children in cages, and our natural habitat under existential threat? It makes no rational sense—unless we correctly identify the problem. For almost four years, mental health professionals have been urging the nation to bring a mental health perspective to a mental health problem, instead of assuming that … Continue reading What’s wrong with 68 million Americans? Expert says Trump’s mental illness infected 48% of the electorate
BY JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER America has a new manufactured crisis, ElectionGate, as if all the other troubles piling up like tropical depressions marching across the September seas were not enough. America has a new manufactured crisis, ElectionGate, as if all the other troubles piling up like tropical depressions marching across the September seas were not enough. America needs a constitutional crisis like a hole in the head, and that’s exactly what’s being engineered for the holiday season by the clever folks in the Democratic Party’s Lawfare auxiliary. Here’s how it works: the complicit newspapers and cable news channels publish polls showing … Continue reading Civil War Two
by CLAUDIA GLOVER “We are very far from understanding what’s happening in the brain” Your brain, with a USB-C port in it. That’s Elon Musk’s vision for Brain Machine Interfaces (BMI). In a controversial July 2019 white paper he claimed that his company Neuralink had taken a huge step towards building a “scalable high-bandwidth BMI system” that would let the human brain “stream full broadband electrophysiology data” to a network, using a combination of ultra-fine polymer probes, a neurosurgical robot that sews them into the brain, and custom high-density electronics. A “single USB-C cable provides full-bandwidth data streaming from the device” the paper noted: … Continue reading Your Brain, With a USB Port in It: Elon Musk’s Neuralink Vision Divides Experts