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Origins17 episodes Age of Sutra15 episodes As he has done with many of his other series, Adamson has adapted the Islamic Philosophy podcasts in book form, Philosophy in the Islamic World: A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 3 . His even-handedness and erudition make this series a joy to listen to, though he’d also encourage us to read the philosophers he discusses, if possible. If you’re new to reading philosophy, or to Adamson’s podcast, you’d do well to read his recently posted All 20Rules for History of Philosophy ,’ which he has brought together in one place as “guidelines encapsulating what I see as good practice in studying the history of philosophy.” (Rule 8: “Read the whole text.”) Many of these guidelines rub up against the current methodologies, assumptions and, frankly, snobberies of some contemporary academic philosophy.
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The Event Chronicle
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S.? COBRAOK, this is something that cannot be stopped. Again, this can be delayed but at a certain point the light forces will have so much power in this situation that those arrests will continue and escalate into The Event. (thank you) AaronWhen will we, as sovereign individuals be able to call & physically summon our spiritual guides & space brothers without being punished or killed by our current dark controllers? COBRAAfter The Event. (OK) LynnWhat are the names of the mainGuardian ET races” that will physically come to aide & guide humanity immediately after the solar Pulse known as “The Event”? COBRAFirst of course, the Pleiadians and then later the Sirians, the Andromedans, The Arcturians and some other races which are a little bit less known. (thank you) AaronNow that Yaldabaoth’s plasma effects have been diminished (or are they gone now), what is the situation with the strangelet and toplet bombs? Is it possibly much safer to eliminate the controls over humans with regard to the implants we carry? COBRAWho claims that it is gone now.
WhoWhatWhy
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That's the bifurcation there. But when I think about movies in relation to the current moment, the thing that shows me is this: Earlier I said that movies are always a year behind the times and that is true except in one weird way. Movies have a way of anticipating what's going to happen. It's almost like they are dreams or something. It's like some kind of unconscious knowing about something. For example, you get movies about the recession before the recession happened. There is an interesting Michelle Phillips movie by Kelly Reichardt. I forgot the name of the movie. But anyway, it's about a woman and a dog but it's all about the recession. That movie was made a year before the recession. So you get movies that are predicting things. If you look at what movies are about now, or what are the dominant strands of our movies, they're all about life after the apocalypse and they’re about civic chaos.
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Torture has a long history, and despite being prohibited worldwide (in 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations inserted the prohibition against torture in the landmark Universal Declaration of Human Rights), the use of torture appears to be increasing worldwide. The reason for this is unclear, but the current threat from international terrorism is severe or high in many countries . So, when dealing with those who threaten our security and who appear committed to withholding information, the pressure to get results is significant. The most commonly cited reason for justifying torture is the hypotheticalticking time bombscenario. Here, a terrorist knows where a bomb is concealed, and when it will go off. If the bomb goes off, then thousands of people will be killed and injured. So torture in such a circumstance is argued as appropriate because the ends justify the means.
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The Event Chronicle
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So we’re headed toward various singularities, and we know what they are because the trends leading toward them are in evidence right now. So let’s have a look at a few. The political singularity is obvious when looking at current events. Thanks to the internet, people become aware of endless provocative events from across the world that force them into choosing a stance on issues. Most of these provocations are false dichotomies pitting people against each other. But underneath it all are some genuine dualities, such as between authoritarianism / collectivism and libertarianism / individualism. Since aware people know what they know and cannot unsee what they’ve seen, and since everyone else is irrational and uses reason only enough to justify their emotional biases, there’s no hope for reconciliation. And so the tension will increase until it snaps and the status quo breaks down.
WhoWhatWhy
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It’s nice to see the game when your team is winning than when you see your team losing. This is a game that happens in elections. The turnout of the stronger party is typically greater than the turnout for the weaker one. We havent seen it so much in such a pronounced way in the current election. I think that in the current election one of the reasons why the polls were wrong in the prediction is that one thing they disregarded is — people often cheat in these polls. One reason to cheat is that if you feel embarrassed to express a view that you think is unpopular, to some extent deviates from the social norm, and then some of Trump’s supporters were worried to admit that they were supporting Trump when they faced pollsters asking them, “Who are you going to vote for?” But when they are behind the curtain taking the ballot, “Why should I care?” “Nobody sees me; I can be very truthful to myself and vote for whomever I want to give my vote.
NPR News
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Sessions' judgment, his wisdom, his character and his loyalty." California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the committee that will review Sessions' nomination, said in a statement: "Senator Sessions has served on the Senate Judiciary Committee for many years so he's well aware of the thorough vetting he's about to receive. And while many of us have worked with Senator Sessions closely and know him to be a staunch advocate for his beliefs, the process will remain the same: a fair and complete review of the nominee. While Senator Sessions and I differ on a great many issues, I am committed to a full and fair process." The current attorney general is Loretta Lynch , the first black woman in that position (as a child, she attended civil rights rallies in the South with her parents) and the former U.S. attorney general for the eastern district of New York.
BoingBoing
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We predict our current model will remain untarnished. When we want to make sense of something, we tend to develop a hypothesis just like any scientist would, but when we check to see if we are correct, we often stop once we find confirmation of our hunches or feel as though we understand. Without training, we avoid epiphany by avoiding the null hypothesis and the disconfirmation it threatens should it turn out to be valid. Since the 1970s, Burke has predicted we would need better tools than just search alone if we were to break out of this way of thinking. His new app aims to do that by searching Wikipediaconnectively” and producing something the normal internet searches often do not surprises, anomalies, and unexpected results. With the app, one would be able to pick two seemingly unrelated ideas, people, objects, events, inventions, works of art, or whatever, and then watch as the artificial intelligence carves a visual path through the articles on Wikipedia and forms a series of interactive nodes linking them.
The Huffington Post
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Roger Hodgson has been at it for a long time. The ex-Supertramp member and über-talented multi-instrumentalist has been touring North America to the delight of fans everywhere. I discovered Hodgson's music at an early age. (As a kid, my first four albums were Rush's Moving Pictures , Genesis' Abacab , Styx's Paradise Theater , and Supertramp's Breakfast in America .) Since the time that he departed Supertramp, I have enjoyed his solo material. Today I have the honor of speaking with him about his current lineup and tour, future plans, and the music industry. Check out one of his clips here: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Techradar
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If you're brave enough to learn its ways there's a lot here, with the promise of total automation by combining triggers such as an app, day or time, with actions, variables and conditions. Tasker is so powerful it can even be used to create whole new apps. It's complex, vast, and you'll wonder how you lived without it. £0.99/US$1.53/AU$1.96 There are plenty of weather apps available for Android, but what makes Weather Timeline Forecast worth choosing over them (and spending money on), is its unique focus on delivering weather forecasts in a timeline, so you can easily see conditions at a glance. It means you can view the current weather, weather for the next hour, the next 48 hours and next week. It can help you plan your day without any nasty weather surprises. The Weather Time Machine feature also lets you see forecasts for months and years in advance, as well as checking out how the weather was behaving decades ago.
The Huffington Post
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Given who some of the religious appointees to local education committees have been, these are not idle concerns. One example will make my case. Dr. Nagy Iskander has been a long-time member of the South Lanarkshire Education Committee, appointed via the current law. Ken Ham, the founder and head of Answers in Genesis, described him as follows: "Dr. Iskander is a good friend of AiG and one of Europe's most active creationists." That's not surprising given that Dr. Iskander can be heard on an Answers in Genesis webpage proclaiming that the literal truth of Genesis is foundational to Christianity and that "the cause of the Gospel will be won or lost in the classroom." He can also be found on another of their pages asserting that he is "convinced that creation material based on a young-earth perspective is essential for transforming the church in the Arabic-speaking world.
The Event Chronicle
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(thank you) RichardCobra, can you comment on how the Cabal has been involved in the current negative/racial activity that’s been happening between Police and people in the U.S.? COBRAThis has been actually engineered by the Cabal. RichardIt has been? Will it end any time soon or will it keep getting worse? COBRAIt is going to end at the time of The Event. (thank you) LynnWe are increasing our collaboration with another website partner: Coeō (Ko-e-o). This means: to unite, assemble, meet, come together, come together as a whole. Matt at Coeō is working to improve global synchronized meditations with innovative ideas that he will initiate in the near future. Coeō is a geo-social network of light workers, activists, change-makers and anyone who wants to collaborate towards co-creating a better future for all. Its primary purpose is to facilitate local connections between members with the intention of enabling the formation of meet-up groups and ultimately positive social action.
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Career expert and author Laurence Shatkin, PhD (50 Best Jobs for Your Personality), explains how aspiring marketers can brand themselves for success, how current marketers can better position themselves for a career change, and what skills and interests make someone well suited to the field.
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" With the latest test, talk of heightening and expanding the current sanctions surely will begin. But numerous rounds of sanctions so far only have seemed to strengthen Kim Jong Un's resolve to show off his military might. Alongside the nuclear test, the North Korean military has sent a number of projectiles and missiles into the sea since March and kept up its anti-American and anti-South Korean rhetoric. Some Korean observers say that because Kim Jong Un's regime seeks to derive its legitimacy by being a full-fledged nuclear state, no amount of financial squeeze will stop him. "It's pretty incredible that we've come this far since the first nuclear crisis back in 1994," says Hahm Chaibong, head of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, a Seoul-based independent think tank. "Things just got worse and much worse, and we don't seem to see a way to reverse that trend.