30 Jul 2016

Taxation And Comedy

Max and Stacy talk to financial journalist, comedian and presenter, Dominic Frisby about . . . taxation as a source of comedic material for his new stand up show, “Let’s Talk about Tax”. Max and Stacy also interview Anoush Hakimi of TrialFunder.com about crowdfunding justice.

There Is No Rape Culture... Stop + Questions Trans People Have For SJWs!

Blaire White said. "...a persistent creepy guy repeatedly asking you for your phone number, as somehow comparable of rape or evidence of a rape culture?"

6oodfella's Thoughts On The Named Person Scheme

6oodfella: The SNP are such control freaks, it's scary. Just imagine how bad they would be if Scotland had independence.

Jewish Power In Decline

By Gilad Atzmon: The Jewish lobby is peeved with Baroness Tonge because she shared an article about ‘Jewish power.’
The horrid Time of Israel writes, ‘It emerged that the anti-Israel peer had earlier shared an article about ‘Jewish power’ being behind Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s current woes.”
Yours truly is the author of the article Baroness Tonge shared. Apparently, the Lobby doesn’t like it when their opponents openly exchange ideas. After all, Jewish power it the power to silence criticism of Jewish power. Yet, the fact that I dare to publicly criticise Jewish power and the Baroness circulated the critique suggests that Jewish power is in a sharp decline.
Here is an interesting twist.  Yesterday I was told that Hasbara agent Gary Spedding,  exposed on this page last week, was active behind the scenes exerting pressure on the hero humanist baroness Tonge.
On his FB page, Spedding expressed ‘deep concerns’ regarding Baroness Tongesharing an article written by Gilad Atzmon. Spedding, who is notorious for being stupid as well as treacherous, insists that Jewish power is a known anti-Semitic trope. Someone should help Spedding to figure out that for people who live in the USA, Britain and France, Jewish Power is the medium through which our politics is taking place.

How The US Democratic Party Nominated Its First Woman For President

Rachel Blevins looks at three of Hillary Clinton's latest scandals, and discusses how corruption within the U.S. political system made it possible for her to become the Democratic presidential nominee.

Yes, We Cry

By : Many Americans celebrated the June 9, 2016 report concluding that Hillary Clinton would be the first female nominee for the most powerful office on Earth. Meanwhile, the National Organization for Women, having declared satisfaction with the level of equality in America, has focused attentions on a “love your body” campaign. These and other developments would seem to indicate that the long-running and frequently hyperbolic “debate” on gender and relations between the sexes has evolved into something more thoughtful and constructive.
Unfortunately, not everyone has gotten the message. Academic feminists, for instance, continue to press for adoption of Men’s and Masculinity Studies programs on college campuses. This curriculum maintains, among other things, that a social framework where boys are told, “Don’t cry, son,” as well as overexposure to hyper-masculinized representations of heroic stoicism, has caused males to suppress their emotions, leaving most of us expressively “underdeveloped.” As a result, we are often confronted by frustrated women who ask, “Can’t you just share your feelings?” Others take a more assertive tack–“Show some emotion!” they say. If we don’t cry, it means there is something wrong with us.

Who Buys Legal Weed?

Via Priceonomics: Marijuana pop culture has traditionally centered around the young male smoker and his high times. But the legalization movement has made marijuana more accessible than ever been before, and cannabis’s application as a painkiller is particularly appealing to senior citizens. 
So what does the typical, recreational marijuana user look like today? And how do the preferences and spending habits of groups like young men and senior citizens differ? 
We explored these questions by drawing on the data of Headset, a Priceonomics customer with a large dataset of cannabis retailer transaction data. Since many of these cannabis dispensaries have customer loyalty programs, the data includes information about customers’ age and gender. We decided to use to this data to learn more about who buys weed and what they smoke or consume.
The data suggests that smokers in the customer loyalty program are overwhelmingly male, accounting for about 70% of all members. And, while customers range from ages 21 to 95, over 50% of loyalty members are under 40.  
We also found that while Flower (your typical marijuana bud) accounts for about half of the purchases made by each demographic, each group has its own quirks. Compared to the opposite sex, men prefer concentrates and women prefer pre-rolls and edibles. Older consumers prefer edibles to pre-rolled joints.

How Feminism Infantilizes Women

Janet Bloomfield's Speech At ICMI16 London