Berto Jongman: Peter Singer on Effective Altruism & Cause Prioritization

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Peter Singer on Effective Altruism & Cause Prioritization – this is a short from a longer interview Adam Ford did recently with Peter Singer.

Effective altruism is a philosophy and social movement which applies evidence and reason to working out the most effective ways to improve the world. Effective altruists consider all causes and actions, and then act in the way that brings about the greatest positive impact. It is this broad evidence-based approach that distinguishes effective altruism from traditional altruism or charity. Effective altruism sometimes involves taking actions that are less intuitive or emotionally salient. The philosopher Peter Singer is a notable supporter of effective altruism.

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Sep 1

Anthony Judge: Eradication as the Strategic Final Solution of the 21st Century?

Anthony Judge

Anthony Judge

Eradication as the Strategic Final Solution of the 21st Century?

Indicative checklist of possible domains of application

Introduction
Eradication as primarily inspired by the philosophy of weeding
Preponderance of references to the eradication of zombies
Indicative checklist of domains of strategic predisposition to eradication
Evaluation of strategies of eradication and the possibility of alternatives
Eradication in the light of radicalization, liminality and termination
Unquestionable eradication and the eradication of questioning
Toward comprehending the paradoxical eradication dilemma of the Abrahamic religions
References

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Sep 1

Pierre Cloutier: The French Alternative to Being American

Pierre Cloutier

Pierre Cloutier

Of note.

Opinion: Speak French, or resign to becoming American

By John-Jean Ofrias

The Gazette, 22 June 2014

In this 21st century, the country of my birth, the United States of America Incorporated, has become greener — in a way that is perverse.

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Aug 26

Jean Lievens: Isabelle Stengers on on user movements and systems of horizontal apprenticeship

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Isabelle Stengers on on user movements and systems of horizontal apprenticeship

Andre Ling introduces the importance of the the Belgian philosopher of science Isabelle Stengers:

“She is a truly remarkable philosopher and currently one of my favourites. While she has written some very solid books on the philosophy of science (such as The Power of Invention, Cosmopolitics, and others), her more recent books are shorter, highly accessible and powerful. The titles of her two most recent books that I especially want to share with you are:

* Capitalist Sorcery: Breaking the Spell

* Au temps des catastrophes: Resister a la barbarie qui vient (currently only available in French, but due to be translated, I am told, in open access format in English)

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Aug 24

Berto Jongman: 9/11 Crime of the Century – Richard Gage on Alex Jones Outlines Progress in Illuminating Truth for the Public

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Berto Jongman

Richard Gage item starts at 12:00

Phi Beta Iota: Richard Gage is an American hero, ten times more valuable than Edward Snowden, himself a hero, because Richard is taking on the entire architecture of false flag government by lies. As we like to observe, “the truth at any cost lowers all other costs.” The truth about the US Government must become known if We the People are to restore balance to the Republic and cease destroying the world.

See Also: Mini-Me: 9/11 Convergence + NEW Information + Comment by Robert Steele + List of Advance Warnings from Over 13 Countries

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Aug 23

Graphic: Siberian Independence?

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See Also:

Moscow blocks Siberian message on one site only to have it appear on Euromaidan Press

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Aug 23

Eagle: Democracy is over: Americans have ‘near-zero’ impact on policy and laws; corporations dominate government actions

300 Million Talons...

300 Million Talons…

Democracy is over: Americans have ‘near-zero’ impact on policy and laws; corporations dominate government actions – NaturalNews.com

According to a startling new piece of research by a pair of political science professors, ordinary Americans have virtually no impact at all on the making of national policy. By contrast, reports The Hill, “The analysts found that rich individuals and business-controlled interest groups largely shape policy outcomes in the United States.”

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Aug 21

JZ Liszkiewicz: 1995 Card Game on Illuminati Anticipated 9/11, Fukushima, and More…

Jason "JZ" Liszkiewicz

Jason “JZ” Liszkiewicz

Steve Jackson Games’ Illuminati Conspiracy Cards Predicted 9/11, Fukushima, More…

Is Steve Jackson a sort of doomsday visionary? Check out his 1995 card game Illuminati: The Game of Conspiracy. h/t Reptoid posting to reddit’s /r/conspiracy, “Illuminati Cards (1995) Predicted 9/11, Fukushima, NSA Edward Snowden and more!

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Aug 19

Jean Lievens: Is the Sharing Economy Potentially a Locust Economy Ravaging a Collaborative Economy More Delicate Than Realized?

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

The Locust Economy

Venkat

RibbonFarm, 3 April 2013

Last week, I figured out that I am a part-time locust. Here’s how it happened.

I was picking the brain of a restauranteur for insight into things like Groupon. He confirmed what we all understand in the abstract: that these deals are terrible for the businesses that offer them; that they draw in nomadic deal hunters from a vast surrounding region who are unlikely to ever return; that most deal-hunters carefully ensure that they spend just the deal amount or slightly more; that a badly designed offer can bankrupt a small business.

He added one little factoid I did not know: offering a Groupon deal is by now so strongly associated with a desperate, dying restaurant that professional food critics tend to write off any restaurant that offers one without even trying it.

Yet, I’ve used (and continue to use) these services and don’t feel entirely terrible about doing so, or truly complicit in the depredations of Groupon. Why? It’s because, like most of the working class, I’ve developed a locust morality.

Thinking about locusts and the behavior of customers around services like Groupon, I’ve become convinced that the phrase “sharing economy” is mostly a case of putting lipstick on a pig. What we have here is a locust economy. Let me explain what that means.

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Aug 16

Anthony Judge: Systemic Reliance of World Religions on Human Sacrifice — Covert use of fatal conflict to ensure vital resource management

Anthony Judge

Anthony Judge

Systemic Reliance of World Religions on Human Sacrifice

Covert use of fatal conflict to ensure vital resource management

Introduction
Belief systems challenged by problematic otherness
Comprehending an elusive system of game-playing by religions
Cybernetic insights into religious system viability
Covert operation of religions collectively — and unconsciously?
Collective dependence of religions on pain and suffering
Complicity of religions in weapons manufacture and use
Human sacrifice engendered by religions collectively
Personal complicity in human sacrifice
References

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Aug 14