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Your phone isn’t listening to you, but it may be watching everything you do – The Verge

Posted by M. C. on July 7, 2018


…But, the researchers did notice something else funky, according to Gizmodo. Several apps had taken video recordings and screenshots of what people were doing. These screenshots were then sent off to third-party domains. Read the rest of this entry »


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Washington Post: ‘Why Can’t We Hate Men?’

Posted by M. C. on June 11, 2018

So the solution is “Men-Quit being bad” and I suspect “We will still continue to hate you”.

The snowflake/antifa solution – fight perceived hate and intolerance by doing exactly what you hate the other person for doing. Gleefully sink to what they are calling out as the lowest level.

I get the feeling that equality is not the goal but a complete 180. Women haters as today’s “men” and men…what…staying home and having babies? Don’t laugh!

The really strange thing is the ultimate goal is to eliminate the binary. They want to kick some ass but with no men, only Ze’s and Zim’s, what is a woman Zir to do?

by Tom Ciccotta

The Washington Post published a column last week by Northeastern professor Suzanna Danuta Walters that argued for a universal hatred of all men.

The column, which was appropriately titled “Why Can’t We Hate Men?”  asks readers to consider adopting a hatred of men as a group. Walters asks readers to consider various gender-based social issues such as the rates of sexual violence experienced by women. She also includes disputed issues such as the gaps in earnings and in access to education. With regards to the latter, it certainly clear that women are earning degrees at a significantly higher rate than men (but that’s a column for another time.) Read the rest of this entry »

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School Shootings Are Not an Epidemic, They’re Decreasing

Posted by M. C. on February 28, 2018

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Media coverage following the school shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month appears to imply that these types of massacres are pervasive. As one New York Times headline put it, “A ‘Mass Shooting Generation’ Cries Out for Change.”

This is life for the children of the mass shooting generation,” the Times wrote. “They were born into a world reshaped by the 1999 attack at Columbine High School in Colorado that killed 13 people, and grew up practicing active shooter drills and huddling through lockdowns. They talked about threats and safety steps with their parents and teachers. With friends, they wondered whether it could happen at their own school, and who might do it.

But according to a recent report from News@Northeastern University, which spoke with James Alan Fox, a Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy at Northeastern, and doctoral student Emma Fridel, the perception that school shootings are simply a part of daily American life is misleading (take, for example, the widely-shared statistic that there had already been 18 school shootings in 2018, a figure that was then just as widely debunked). Read the rest of this entry »

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