4 Mar 2018

Is Watching Pornography A Form Of Cheating? It Depends

By : Pornography is a hot-button issue of the day, and every season, more states add themselves to the list of legislatures that have declared pornography, and Internet pornography, to be a public health crisis. Often, these legislative efforts identify pornography as having blanket negative effects on people, and especially on couples. Historically, many have claimed that porn use causes divorce and marital difficulties on the basis of pretty sloppy data and research. Recent research is finding that the effects of porn on marriage vary greatly, depending upon some characteristics of the marriage and the porn use. Nonreligious couples who watch porn together seem to be quite well insulated from experiencing any negative effects from porn use.
But, isn’t watching porn the equivalent of cheating—getting sex outside the marriage? Dr. Phil has suggested (link is external)that watching porn is “not OK” and likely opens the door to cheating. Antiporn group Fight the New Drug proclaims (link is external)that watching porn is cheating, because it feels like it, and because of oxytocin. (They suggest that watching porn releases oxytocin in the brain, which causes you to “bond” with the porn, rather than your real life partner). And the explicitly religious organization Covenant Eyes declares (link is external)that using porn is cheating, because it is “engagement with a digital prostitute despite one’s vow to forsake all others.”

If You Use Twitter, You Support The Police State

RT: Kim Dotcom has called on Twitter to stop 'censoring' tweets, saying he’ll create an alternative to the social network if it continues. Dotcom told RT he believes Twitter is targeting tweets about late DNC staffer Seth Rich.
Tweeting early Saturday, the Megaupload founder urged Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to “stop messing with our free speech” and warning that if Dotcom creates an alternative platform, “Twitter could be toast within a year”.

Feminist Janice Turner Says That Banning Male Infant Ritual Genital Mutilation Is A Win For The Far Right

By , J4MB: Janice Turner is one of numerous feminist columnists in The Times, the newspaper to which I subscribe anyway, there being no UK newspapers uninfected by feminists. She married Ben Preston, also a feminist, executive editor of The Sunday Times, a former editor of the Radio Times, and a former deputy editor of The TimesBen won our Toady award whilst at the Radio Times.
A piece in today’s edition (emphases ours) below.

When a Jewish friend of mine was circumcised as an infant, the rabbi’s blade slipped, he lost blood, was taken to hospital and almost died. When his own son was born, my friend and his gentile wife debated circumcision at length before demurring: “It just felt barbaric.” Yet when I ask if he’d ban the practice, as is now proposed in Iceland, he instantly says no: “It is the mark of my tribe.”
I tell his story not to suggest hypocrisy but to show how a person can contain within them two conflicting ideas. My friend is an atheist and a Jew: the Enlightenment belief in freeing human minds and bodies from religious doctrine sits within him alongside a deeper, atavistic desire to share ancestral rites. But how can you reconcile them when the ritual involves slicing a piece off a newborn child?

The History Of Child Support & Why You Are Getting Screwed

Disruptive Male: Child support is a relatively new thing in our society and it was not designed for single parent situations which is why it is so problematic.

Discussing Feminism With The Author JP Tate

Ewan Jones talks to the author JP Tate about his book 'Feminism is Sexism'. They go onto discuss the chaos the evil ideology of feminism has caused in western societies.

Reclaim The Internet? Who's Trolling Who?

The Glass Blind Spot: A short history of Yvette Cooper's efforts to claim the internet for the patriarchy. "How political the policing of people's Ps and Qs is becoming in this brave new world of on line public debate."

You've Gone #MeToo Far

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Male Infant Ritual Genital Mutilation - James Whale Show

2:41 - 14:30 David Smith, 15 Square (charity)
25:40 - 31:25 Mike Buchanan
34:58 - 38:35 Patrick Smyth, prominent intactivist

Trump Threatens Europe: "We Will Tax Your Cars"

By Tyler Durden: This is how trade wars escalate: Trump hasn't even officially announced the steel and aluminum import tariffs, expected to be formally unveiled this coming week, and the rhetoric is already one of World Trade War I doom and gloom.
Hours after Trump tweeted on Friday morning that “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the bloc is prepared to respond quickly and forcefully by targeting imports of Harley-Davidson motorbikes, Levi Strauss & Co. jeans and bourbon whiskey from the U.S.
According to some, the preliminary EU retaliation was targeted in a way that would maximize political pressure on American leaders: Harley-Davidson is based in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin, while bourbon whiskey hails from the state of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. San Francisco-based Levi Strauss is headquartered in House Minority Leader’s Nancy Pelosi’s district.
As Bloomberg noted, Juncker’s threat heightened the prospects of a global free-for-all, as the World Trade Organization said the potential of escalating tensions “is real” and the International Monetary Fund warned the restrictions would likely damage the U.S. and global economy. It also prompted speculation that in light of the widespread condemnation by US trading partners and allies, that Trump might step back and reconsider the sanctions.  This in turn led to a late-day burst in the stock market.