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Chapo Ep. Guide

2020.06.29 22:14 ZB4 Chapo Ep. Guide

Title Duration Guests Hosts Date Reading/Viewing Series Topics of Discussion/Riffs
- Bryan interviews Will, Matt, and Felix about seeing 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi in theaters 01:34:55 Bryan Quinby and Brett Payne Felix, Matt, Will 02 February 2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
1 THA SAGA BEGINS 01:18:35 13 March 2016
2 We Need to Talk About Kevin (a.k.a Enta the Dungeon) 01:20:49 19 March 2016 Kevin D. Williamson
3 Freeway Ross Douthat Sailboat Dope 01:31:27 Brendan James 27 March 2016 Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class by Ross Douthat
4 Bernie Blanco From the Bronx 01:43:54 03 April 2016 Scalia’s Death
5 What's So Civil About the Civil War Anyway? 01:18:04 Carl Beijer 10 April 2016 Kurt Schlichter John Kasich Campaign Events
6 Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice & Development 01:11:06 Matt V. Brady 17 April 2016 Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Chapo Mediaite Profile
7 The Prince & the Egg: An Anil Dash Adventure 01:22:52 24 April 2016 Kevin D. Williamson
8 Children of Bruen 01:13:17 Elizabeth Bruenig 01 May 2016 Strip Club Ennui from The Federalist The Innovation Party, The Baseball Crank
9 Trump Stakes or Election 2016: The Age of Apocalypse 01:20:53 08 May 2016 Ben Shapiro, Milo, Ben Carson, Erdogan Street Team
10 No FoPo, Fight the Blob 01:20:01 Derek Davison 15 May 2016 Rod Dreher Iran, ‘The Blob’, Ben Rhodes
11B Doctor Faustus 00:32:16 18 May 2016 Joshua Foust
11 Cranking the Donkey 01:11:59 Matt Taibbi 22 May 2016
12B The French Vasectomy 00:39:28 25 May 2016
12 Love That Ron 01:00:14 Virgil Texas 29 May 2016 Applebee's America Carl Digger, Ron Fournier, Chris Cilliza, Mark Halperin, HotSoup.com
13B Eyes Wide Cuck 00:51:03 01 June 2016 Kimbo Slice, Al Giordano
13 Justified But Woke 01:19:47 Connor Kilpatrick 06 June 2016 The Bernie Sanders I Thought I Knew Is Gone
14 Chillin' In Cedar Rapids Iowa 01:06:09 13 June 2016 Al Giordano, Peter Thiel
15 Alligator Tears 00:51:04 Roqayah Chammseddine 16 June 2016 The Gator Tweet
16 The Male Female Radio Hour 01:20:56 Lee Fang 20 June 2016 Dennis Prager William F. Buckley's sailboat, Adbusters
17 The Road to Soavedom 00:52:33 Robby Soave 25 June 2016
18 The Upset Guv'ner: DeCrecio's Brexit Bungle 01:25:00 Jonathan Shanin 26 June 2016 Rod Dreher, various Brexit opinions Politicon, Brexit, Chapo Mail Bag
19 Boobs, Sir, I Punched the Bursar 01:03:04 30 June 2016 The Federalist
20 Chapo vs. Sherdog: UFC 2000 01:27:30 Jordan Breen 05 July 2016 Charles Murray
21 Oaxaca Flocka Flame 00:44:40 Tony (@MexicAnarchist) 08 July 2016
22 The Trap Is A MESS 01:31:09 Vic Berger 11 July 2016 Courage is Contagious by John Kasich
23 Reign All Over My Face 01:01:41 14 July 2016 Reign Over Me
24 Gulens Gonna Gulen 01:19:04 Derek Davison 18 July 2016 We Are The Left
25 Lady Ghostbusters 01:02:19 Amber A'Lee Frost 24 July 2016 Ghostbusters (2016)
26 ReTHUGlican National CRIMEvation 01:14:43 Bryan Quinby 25 July 2016 DNC Emails
27 Tomorrow Belongs to Them 01:26:44 Dan O'Sullivan 30 July 2016
28 Chapo Comes Alive! 01:17:40 Bryan Quinby and Brett Payne 03 August 2016
29 London Falling 00:56:14 Sam Kriss 03 August 2016 London Has Fallen
30 Freeway Ross Douthat Pt. 2: The Harvard Plug 01:19:03 Brendan James 05 August 2016 Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class by Ross Douthat
31 Brooklyn Tyrannical Gardens 00:59:13 11 August 2016
32 Suicide Is Shameless 01:04:40 Matt V. Brady 15 August 2016 Suicide Squad
33 The Uncucking of the Candidate 01:12:16 Libby Watson 18 August 2016 Wonkette
34 Masculinity for Boys 01:16:25 22 August 2016 David French
35 Bloodlands 01:14:19 Adrian Bonenberger 25 August 2016
36 Dear Gulen 01:33:29 Liza Featherstone 29 August 2016 The Federalist, Dear Prudie
37 Teen Party 00:57:14 Brandon Wardell 01 September 2016
38 Elevator to Heaven 01:20:23 Maria Hengevald 05 September 2016
39 The Conqueror 01:10:51 Derek Davison 09 September 2016 The Conquerer
40 Sborts Night 01:34:47 Greg Howard 12 September 2016 In Saudi Arabia, a revolution disguised as reform in the Washington Post
41 Smash 01:15:52 Alex Nichols (@Lowenaffchen) 16 September 2016 Crash (2004)
42 Uber for Ubermensch 01:30:43 Ed Zitron and Noah Kulwin 18 September 2016
43 ElfQuest 01:16:43 22 September 2016 Rod Dreher, profile of Jim Cooley
44 The Gowanus Ideas Festival 01:22:33 Virgil Texas and Sam Kriss 26 September 2016 David Brooks, Ross Douthat
45 Cath Bash 01:09:52 01 October 2016
46 No Cucks in the Foxhole 00:59:07 James Adomian 04 October 2016
Knowledge God 00:36:15 04 October 2016 “The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge” and “Finally. Someone who thinks like me”
47 I Am Legend 01:06:41 Francis (@ArmyStang) 06 October 2016 American Sniper
48 A Problem from Heck 01:20:57 Chase Madar 09 October 2016
49 Caleb 01:01:29 12 October 2016 Caleb
50 AKP 50th Episode Ergenekon Extravaganza 01:17:51 Matt Karp 17 October 2016
51 The Post Officers 01:08:46 Katherine Krueger 19 October 2016
52 Dirty Wars 2: Rise of McRaven 01:17:11 Jeremy Scahill 23 October 2016
53 The French Resistance 00:58:08 Alexander Zaitchik 26 October 2016
54 Trap House of Horror: The Hanging Boyz 00:48:21 Kath Barbadoro 30 October 2016
55 The Chapofication of the Western Male 01:01:38 02 November 2016
- Walther Interview 00:44:00 Matthew Walther 06 November 2016
56 Under Siege Year 3: Before Year Zero 01:01:27 Brendan James 07 November 2016
57 Chapo News Network Election Night Live Show 01:41:01 Virgil Texas 08 November 2016
58 We Live in the Zone Now 01:00:44 Virgil Texas 12 November 2016
59 Tell Your God to Ready for Chud 01:02:11 Matt Karp and Connor Kilpatrick 17 November 2016
60 Off-Off-Broadway 01:05:41 Erin Gloria Ryan 20 November 2016 Hillary Clinton Is More Than a President by Virginia Heffernan
61 Who Makes the Nazis? 00:53:19 Ricky Rawls 24 November 2016
62 Chapo Struggle Session 00:58:23 30 November 2016 Rod Dreher
- Felix After Dark 00:38:04 03 December 2016
63 SuccessFail: The McMegan Story 01:22:04 Ezekiel Kweku 04 December 2016 The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success by Megan McArdle
64 Candyman IV: Curse of Caleb 00:53:41 Katie Halper 08 December 2016 Caleb
65 No Future 01:06:39 Adam Curtis 11 December 2016
66 Pizza Party! 01:08:04 Jacob Bacharach 16 December 2016
67 The Swordfish Episode 00:56:24 17 December 2016
- The Inebriated Past 00:36:42 21 December 2016
68 Applebees Christmas Spectacular 01:09:27 Kath Barbadoro 23 December 2016 True Allegiance by Ben Shapiro
69 Angela & Strawberry 00:57:34 James Adomian 29 December 2016
70 Real Strain Hours 01:03:36 Libby Watson 04 January 2017
71 Crapo Cat House: The Half-Lost Episode 01:16:56 Alex Nichols 09 January 2017 True Allegiance by Ben Shapiro
72 The Pre-Taped Call-In Show 01:00:32 13 January 2017
73 Better Call Saul Alinsky 01:04:49 Bill Corbett 15 January 2017 Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
74 Tabletop Game Theory Pt. 1 01:03:42 18 January 2017
75 Mr. Chapo Goes to Washington 01:05:09 Sam Kriss 22 January 2017
76 Tabletop Game Theory Pt. 2 00:59:53 24 January 2017
77 No Country for Gorilla Men 01:11:08 Matt Taibbi 29 January 2017
78 Terminal 00:55:57 31 January 2017
- Mixed Martial Law 01:01:40 Karim Zadan 02 February 2017
79 Our Values Are Under Attack 00:57:16 Tim Heidecker 06 February 2017 True Allegiance by Ben Shapiro
80 Kolob Trap House 01:00:09 Adam Friedland 09 February 2017
81 The Devil In Mother Jones 01:00:30 Shane Bauer 12 February 2017
82 War Is Heck 00:48:57 Brace Belden 13 February 2017
83 Boston Skrong 01:02:20 15 February 2017 Patriot’s Day
84 President Wario 01:13:12 19 February 2017
85 The Appropriaters 00:52:11 Shuja Haider 22 February 2017
86 Fash the Patriarchy 00:51:40 Angela Nagle 26 February 2017
87 The Basketball Snob 01:00:24 02 March 2017
88 Sebastian Goku 01:07:50 Derek Davison 05 March 2017
89 Napoleanic Rules for Success 01:09:56 @Trillburne 10 March 2017 The Duellists
90 Gorka's Revenge 01:01:43 James Adomian (as Sebastian Gorka) 12 March 2017
91 The Lasagne Code 00:53:46 Leon (@leyawn) 17 March 2017 Caleb
92 No. 1 in Heaven 00:49:56 20 March 2017
93 Madness? THIS IS CHAPO 01:00:30 23 March 2017 300
94 The Brian Johnstown Massacre 01:16:38 Jacob Bacharach 26 March 2017
95 Hillbilly Smellegy 01:03:14 Matt Sitman 30 March 2017 Hillbilly Elegy
96 Night At The Museum 01:05:53 Tim Heidecker (as Alex Jones) 02 April 2017 Some personal notes on the ‘Blacksonian’ by Jay Nordlinger for the National Review
97 Hollywood Upstairs Medical College 01:19:39 Timothy Faust 06 April 2017
98 Gorka II: The Gorkaning 01:06:39 Alex Pareene and James Adomian (as Sebastian Gorka) 09 April 2017
99 Taxi To the Dark Side 01:06:58 Adam Friedland 13 April 2017
100 Chapo Goes To College 01:44:51 Timothy Faust 17 April 2017
101 Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc 01:12:51 19 April 2017 The West Wing
102 Maintaining Emotional Control 01:06:54 Rob Delaney 23 April 2017
103 Décision Désk La France 00:55:00 James Adomian 26 April 2017
104 We've Always Been Here 01:23:01 30 April 2017 People's Republic by Kurt Schlichter
105 The Grey Ladykillers 01:19:12 04 May 2017 Op-Eds from The New York Times, Rod Dreher
106 Work No Play 01:27:54 Timothy Faust and Miya Tokumitsu 07 May 2017 Health-Care Blame Game by David French in the National Review
107 Fight Club 00:57:23 Karim Zidan 10 May 2017
108 Night On Bald Mountain 01:22:08 Matt Bruenig 14 May 2017
109 Media Twatters 01:09:16 Libby Watson 19 May 2017 The New York Times
110 The Rocktober Revolution 01:12:07 China Miéville 22 May 2017
111 The Goddamn Freaking News 01:19:40 24 May 2017 The Newsroom
112 Orbsplainer 01:13:32 David Cross 25 May 2017
113 Hit and Run 01:00:07 R.L. Stephens 01 June 2017
114 Meat The Press 00:57:17 Alex Nichols 04 June 2017
- God Save Our Jezza 00:38:31 Jonathan Shainin 06 June 2017
115 Austin Shitty Limits 01:05:18 Brian Gaar 07 June 2017 The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse
- Chapo Global Edition: You Down With GCC? 01:19:40 Derek Davison 08 June 2017
116 Jezz In My Pants 01:00:11 12 June 2017
117 Kill All Nermals 01:11:03 Angela Nagle 14 June 2017
118 From Russia With CHUD 01:05:04 Sarah Jones 18 June 2017 Beware of Blaming Government for London Tower Fire by Megan McArdle
- The Inebriated Past: Sewer Surfin' 00:38:09 21 June 2017
119 Bating For Gadot 01:07:54 25 June 2017 Wonder Woman
120 Fearless Girlilla Mindset 01:09:25 28 June 2017 Gorilla Mindset by Mike Cernovich
121 These Things I Believe 01:12:30 04 July 2017
122 The Virgin Suicides 01:16:03 Adam Friedland 06 July 2017 Steven Crowder, Ben Shapiro on Celibacy
123 UBIsoft 01:00:05 Clio Chang 10 July 2017
124 Gabagool 01:16:39 13 July 2017 Megan McArdle, David Brooks, Trump as Pericles
125 Fast And Furious: Toledo Drifter 00:55:20 Tim Heidecker 15 July 2017 Gorilla Mindset by Mike Cernovich
126 Tabletop Game Theory Pt. III: The Russian Interference 01:01:04 19 July 2017
127 Dr. Dementia 01:09:08 Ricky Rawls 23 July 2017 Rod Dreher
128 Tabletop Game Theory Pt. IV: The Russian Interference 01:30:23 26 July 2017
129 The Affordable Covfefe Act 01:06:33 Timothy T-Bone Faust 30 July 2017
130 The Milk People 01:11:45 Libby Watson 04 August 2017
131 Deep Dish Chapo: Live @ The Hideout 01:08:18 09 August 2017
- Bonus Deep Dish Chapo: Live @ The Hideout 01:09:06 Bryan Quinby and Brett Payne 12 August 2017
132 Bloco's Modern Life 01:17:02 Marcus Barnett and Catarina Príncipe and Djordje Kuzmanovic 12 August 2017
133 Antifap 00:57:59 Shuja Haider 18 August 2017
134 Memento Maury 01:00:23 Joe Mande 20 August 2017
135 Barron Protectors 01:15:08 Leslie Lee 23 August 2017 ??? by the National Review
136 Lullaby For Lanyards 01:02:11 Joe Prince 27 August 2017
137 HUMINT Centipede 01:20:21 29 August 2017
138 Verrit Carefully 01:09:15 Alex Nichols 05 September 2017
139 Enter The Noid 01:11:43 07 September 2017
140 DACA Flocka Flame 01:12:22 Karina Moreno 09 September 2017
141 Chapo Cartoon Cavalcade 01:13:27 14 September 2017
142 The Schlock Doctrine 01:09:31 Naomi Klein 17 September 2017 Under Anesthesia, Everything Was Beautiful by Peggy Noonan
143 Splattering of the Juggalos 01:16:26 21 September 2017 Articles from The Federalist and Rod Dreher
144 White Men Can't Drumpf 01:00:12 24 September 2017
145 Return of the Blob 01:06:40 Derek Davison 28 September 2017
146 Better Ingredients, Better Healthcare, Chapo Johns 01:07:21 Timothy Faust 01 October 2017 Why Is Italian Food So Amazing? by Megan McArdle
147 Gun Kata 01:04:09 05 October 2017
148 Lost In The Sauce 01:08:23 Patton Oswalt 09 October 2017
149 Live @ The Biltmore Hotel 00:54:24 James Adomian 12 October 2017
150 Get Kony 00:47:45 Tim Heidecker 14 October 2017
151 Cass Rules Everything Around Me 01:13:59 19 October 2017
152 Iran Off On the Plug Twice 01:08:39 22 October 2017 The Cobbler
153 Dry Goys 01:01:17 Eli Valley 26 October 2017
154 Listening Tour 01:01:21 30 October 2017 On Safari in Trump's America by The Atlantic
155 The Antifa Treason And Plot 01:10:07 Will Sommer 02 November 2017
156 38 Ways to Fix Puerto Rico 01:24:56 Aída Chávez 06 November 2017 38 Ways to Fix Democracy by The Washington Post
- I’d Rather Be Salman 00:40:19 Derek Davison 08 November 2017
157 Brazile Nuts 01:15:24 David Roth 09 November 2017 Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House by Donna Brazile
158 Double Flynndemnity 01:08:35 13 November 2017 Greta Van Sustren and her apology app
159 Gentleman Ben Franklin 01:16:17 Bill Corbett 16 November 2017 In Search of Liberty
SPECIAL HOLIDAY BONUS EP - In Search of Liberty Chapo Special Audio Commentary 01:32:21 Bill Corbett 24 November 2017
160 Live at the Bell House 01:23:00 16 November 2017
161 Gladiator Boy 01:12:37 25 November 2017 Ben Shapiro, a Provocative ‘Gladiator,’ Battles to Win Young Conservatives from the New York Times
162 Arab Spring Breakers 01:09:36 James Adomian (as Sebastian Gorka) 28 November 2017
163 Motherbox XXX (The Justice League Episode) 01:15:17 29 November 2017 Justice League
164 The Deficit Rag 01:17:39 04 December 2017
165 New York State of Mindfulness 01:11:18 Mike Recine 06 December 2017 Where Silicon Valley Is Going to Get in Touch With Its Soul from the New York Times
166 The Water Genious 01:16:06 Nomiki Konst 10 December 2017
167 The Poop Touchening 01:15:42 Matt Bruenig and Ryan Cooper 14 December 2017 David Brooks
168 Nut Neutrality 01:13:59 Sam Seder 17 December 2017
169 Alternative Failson Tax 01:08:34 20 December 2017 3 Reasons Millennials Should Ditch Karl Marx for Ayn Rand by the Foundation for Economic Education
170 A Christman Carol 00:44:26 James Adomian (as Chris Matthews and Sebastian Gorka) and Brendan James 24 December 2017
171 The Way of the Shadow Wolves 01:12:54 28 December 2017 The Way of the Shadow Wolves by Steven Seagal, Megan McArdle’s Kitchen Guide
172 So It's Come To This... 01:26:56 Brendan James 31 December 2017
173 Pontypool Chapos Everything 01:27:07 03 January 2018
174 Ooohh Baby I Like It Raw 01:11:46 07 January 2018 Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid from the New York Times
175 The Dark Professor 01:12:04 09 January 2018 It's Time to Bomb North Korea from Foreign Policy
176 Any Port In a Stormy 01:17:43 Alex Pareene 13 January 2018
177 The News Queen 01:10:09 Brendan James 17 January 2018 The Post
178 Government Nutdown 01:08:46 22 January 2018
179 The Inebriated Past Part 3: SDS and the Weather Underground 01:06:33 25 January 2018
180 D Triple C 6 Mafia 01:05:18 Ryan Grim 25 January 2018
- Bonus: Virgil Interviews Kaniela Ing 01:01:49 Kaniela Ing Virgil 31 January 2018
181 Potus6ix9ine 01:15:39 02 February 2018
182 Soup or Bowl? 01:25:45 05 February 2018 Megan McArdle
183 GlenGreenwald Glen Ross 01:16:57 Glenn Greenwald 07 February 2018
184 The United States of Care Lords 01:25:51 Dino Guastella 11 February 2018 TPUSA activist’s essay
185 Own Your Own Immigrant! 01:10:21 15 February 2018
186 Executive Producer 01:17:17 Richard D. Wolff 18 February 2018
187 Mumsnet 00:53:00 Marcus Barnett 21 February 2018
188 Menaker Facts Stated 01:14:23 Daniel Menaker 25 February 2018 Dennis Prager
189 All That Is Solid Melts Into Sauce 01:03:52 Patton Oswalt 27 February 2018
190 School's Out 01:17:23 Michael Mochaidean 04 March 2018
191 The Shape of Whiffen 01:12:25 David Cross 07 March 2018 Rod Dreher
192 Spice World 01:20:53 Jacob Bacharach 10 March 2018 Megan McArdle
193 AIPAC: All Eyez On Me 01:15:38 Noah Kulwin 15 March 2018
- Break Up Rex 00:52:13 Derek Davison 17 March 2018
194 F*ck 12 01:19:32 Shuja Haider and James Adomian (as Elon Musk) 18 March 2018 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
195 Frost/Christman: Marx and the Movies 01:00:01 22 March 2018 The Death of Stalin, The Young Karl Marx
196 Crazy Joe's Folly 01:13:58 26 March 2018
197 The YIMBY Failing Project 01:11:04 Shanti Singh 28 March 2018
198 Asked & Answered 01:06:12 03 April 2018
199 Ready Chapo One 01:09:32 Matt V. Brady 05 April 2018 Ready Player One
200 The Jeffrey Goldberg Variations 01:17:30 James Adomian (as Kurt Eichenwald) 09 April 2018
201 The Social Networth 01:06:52 Libby Watson 12 April 2018
202 Sgt. Anne Marie Slaughter 01:36:57 Dan Finn and Eric Blanc 15 April 2018
203 The Truth About Cats & Syria 01:19:44 John Dolan 19 April 2018
204 Comey the Clown 01:21:35 Katherine Krueger 23 April 2018 A Higher Loyalty by James Comey
- Bonus: Virgil Interviews Dan Canon 00:50:37 Dan Canon 24 April 2018
205 The Energy Shiftening 01:09:30 Will Sommer and James Adomian (as Qanon) 27 April 2018
- Bonus: Virgil Interviews Geneviéve Jones-Wright 00:56:25 Geneviéve Jones-Wright 30 April 2018
206 Dry Boys Ride Again 01:02:57 01 May 2018
207 Law And Ordurrrr 01:01:46 03 May 2018
208 Donnie's World Tour 01:04:15 Derek Davison 06 May 2018
209 Death Becomes You 00:58:14 Barbara Ehrenreich 09 May 2018
210 ICE to See You 01:10:22 Jake Flores 13 May 2018
211 Sergeant Hands 01:03:40 17 May 2018 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
212 Borderline 01:26:37 Brendan James 21 May 2018
- Bonus: Matt and Mike Duncan Talk 'Revolutions' 00:54:22 Mike Duncan 23 May 2018
213 In Conclusion, Palestine is a Land of Contrasts 00:55:33 Rawan (@intifadarling) 23 May 2018
214 6 Weird Election Tricks That ACTUALLY Work! 01:10:19 David Faris 27 May 2018
215 Patriots, Pragmatists & PissPigs 01:16:41 31 May 2018
216 First Time, Long Time feat. PFT Commenter 01:27:54 Eric Sollenberger 03 June 2018
217 Feeling Q and Sad rn 01:26:05 07 June 2018
218 The President's Neck Is Missing 01:29:09 David Roth 10 June 2018 The President is Missing, NYC’s Subway should be filled with Hoverboards instead
219 Da [email protected] 01:14:06 Alex Nichols 15 June 2018
220 Camp Donald 01:19:09 Libby Watson and James Adomian (as Jesse Ventura) 17 June 2018
221 M. Night Shyamalan's The Villages 01:24:09 Osita Nwanevu 21 June 2018
222 RESPECT. 01:15:26 Adam Friedland and Mike Recine 24 June 2018 Gotti
- Bonus — Felix interviews Tarpley Hitt 00:43:42 Tarpley Hitt 25 June 2018
223 Fight Court 01:09:20 27 June 2018
- Behind the Laughter: Mike Reiss 01:02:00 Mike Reiss 29 June 2018
224 Cortez the Killer 01:23:36 Trevor Beaulieu and Katherine Krueger 02 July 2018
225 The Poster's Crusade 01:15:21 06 July 2018 Yes, We Still Can by Dan Pfeiffer
226 Islands in the Stream 01:27:42 09 July 2018
- Bonus: Virgil Interviews Julia Salazar, LIVE! 00:59:00 Julia Salazar Virgil 10 July 2018
227 PEN 15 01:02:05 11 July 2018 Range 15
- Bonus: Chris talks to Occupy ICE Portland 00:12:27 Jordan Chris 12 July 2018
228 Supreme Clientele 01:22:13 Ashley Feinberg and James Adomian 15 July 2018
- Bonus: SEX! Now that we have your attention: Work 01:00:45 Tai and Conner Habib 17 July 2018
229 Double A beep beep M L O! 01:10:34 Karina Moreno and Brendan James 19 July 2018
230 A Colossal Wreck 01:06:27 22 July 2018
231 Quiz Boys 00:55:21 Michael Kupperman 25 July 2018
232 America, You Sexy Bigfoot! 01:23:02 30 July 2018 America, You Sexy Bitch!
233 Frost/Christman Presents: The Purges 01:13:57 Kal (friend of Amber Frost) and Aaron J. Leonard 01 August 2018 The Purge film series
234 Congrat's 01:06:13 05 August 2018 Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery
235 Q Let the Dogs Out? 01:18:44 Will Sommer 10 August 2018
236 Space Force: Mobile Infantry 01:15:27 13 August 2018
237 Our Cool Friends 00:57:49 Derek Davison 16 August 2018
- Bonus: Interview with Parquet Courts' A. Savage 00:56:59 A. Savage (of the band Parquet Courts) 18 August 2018
238 The Mueller's Tale 01:26:04 20 August 2018 John Podhoretz
- Bonus: Chris Talks to Stonybrook Apartments Activists 00:33:45 Crystal (head of the Stonybrook Tenant Association) and Grant 23 August 2018
239 Fact Fight 01:11:21 Matt Bruenig 24 August 2018
240 The Shittalk Express 01:16:22 27 August 2018
241 Hot Couch Nation 01:08:59 Stavros Halkias and Matt V. Brady 30 August 2018
242 Touched by a Funeral 01:06:12 03 September 2018
243 Live at DC's 9:30 Club 01:33:03 07 September 2018
- Bonus: Virgil interviews Cynthia Nixon 00:17:14 Cynthia Nixon September 10 September 2018
244 A Nice Chill Show 00:56:54 11 September 2018
245 Inebriated Past 5: Monster Fash 00:51:55 13 September 2018
246-1 Best of New England Live, Part 1 01:45:09 18 September 2018
246-2 Best of New England Live, Part 2 01:06:20 19 September 2018
247 Mayans, M.C. 01:16:19 Bryan Quinby 20 September 2018
Unions: They’re Good Folks! 00:34:16 Bhaskar Sunkara 22 September 2018
248 Too Many Bretts 01:19:47 24 September 2018
249 The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea 01:12:53 Dave Anthony 28 September 2018
Fascism II: The Legend of Adolf’s Gold 00:28:47 Matt 30 September 2018
250 Big Dickinson Energy 01:28:28 Alena Smith 01 October 2018 Frank Bruni
251 Sonic Reductionism 01:08:21 Briahna Joy Gray 06 October 2018
252 Rob Dreher's The Exorcist 01:31:46 Bryan Quinby and Brett Payne 09 October 2018 Rod Dreher
253 Full Goop Mode 01:12:42 12 October 2018
254 Best of the Midwest: Columbus & Chicago 01:42:10 Bryan Quinby and Brett Payne 15 October 2018 Campus Battlefield: How Conservatives Can WIN the Battle on Campus and Why It Matters by Charlie Kirk
255 Best of the Midwest: Mostly Minneapolis 01:07:21 20 October 2018
256 Ass, Grass or Sasse 01:05:00 22 October 2018
257 Public Banking 01:09:00 Josh Androsky 25 October 2018 David French
- Brazil 00:50:30 Ben Fogel Amber 26 October 2018
258 Lesko’s Lament 01:05:37 29 October 2018
259 The D’Souzaverse: Soros Rising 01:10:39 01 November 2018 Death of a Nation: Can We Save America a Second Time? By Dinesh D’Souza
260 Wonk the Pain Away: An Election Special 01:51:06 Will Sommer 04 November 2018
- Ham Man Bad 00:52:56 05 November 2018 Unintimidated by Scott Walker
261 Teen Party II 01:07:03 Brandon Wardell 08 November 2018
262 Blood and Cheesecake 01:23:48 11 November 2018
263 Who Defines the Definers? 01:11:09 15 November 2018
- Bonus: Chris Discusses U.S. Navy Bombing of the Mariana Islands 00:36:42 Sophia Perez Chris 16 November 2018
264 The Golden Ones 01:16:27 ContraPoints 18 November 2018
265 Thanksgiving Dinar 01:06:38 Felix, Matt, Will 21 November 2018
Bonus: Chris Talks Hurricane Relief & "Disaster Socialism" with Tallahassee DSA 00:43:56 Chris 22 November 2018
266 Rod Friended Me 01:22:00 James Adomian 27 November 2018 Rod Dreher
267 Eric the Bewitched 01:10:30 29 November 2018
268 Condom Depot Presents: Fighting in the Age of Horniness 01:09:00 Jon Bois Felix, Will, Amber 02 December 2018
269 Live at Princeton: Master Debaters 01:24:46 07 December 2018
270 Beto Males 01:24:31 Elizabeth Bruenig 10 December 2018 The Right War for the Right Reasons - The Weekly Standard, Why We Miss the WASPs
271 Hollow Men 01:18:56 Libby Watson Felix, Will 13 December 2018
272 The Butterfly Effect 01:11:25 Matt, Will, Amber 18 December 2018
273 Monoa, No Problem 01:16:07 21 December 2018 Aquaman
274 Chapo Trap House Presents: It's A Willderful Life 00:50:32 James Adomian, Katherine Krueger, Adam Friedland, Stavros Halkias, Nick Mullen Felix, Matt, Will, Amber, Virgil, Chris 24 December 2018
275 Tabletop Game Theory Pt. V: Musks of Nyarlathotep 02:25:18 Felix, Matt, Will 27 December 2018
276 Under the Hood at the Beltway Garage 01:08:55 31 December 2018
277 Tabletop Game Theory Pt. VI: Musks of Nyarlathotep 02:26:29 Felix, Matt, Will 03 January 2019
278 Vision 2020 01:08:59 06 January 2019 new congress (aoc, tlaib), trump wall fight
279 Paul Walls 01:10:33 Matt V. Brady 10 January 2019 Australian’s Have More Fun by Bari Weiss walls 10, AOC wikifeet 9
280 MacKenzie's 60 Billion Dollar Challenge 01:14:16 Amber, Matt, Will 14 January 2019 it's bernie bitch 8, bezos divorce/60bn 7
281 Burger Night 01:19:25 David Roth 16 January 2019 trump burgers and reactions 8.5, shutdown 8
282 Syzygy of a Down 01:23:31 Gillian Russom and Karla Griego 21 January 2019 abortion rally maga schoolkid video 9
283 Contrarian Corner 01:08:42 Felix, Will 24 January 2019 felix contrarian cold open 9, venezuela 7.5, harris declares 7.5, contrarian oscars 6
284 Dave & Busters 01:26:42 27 January 2019 shutdown end-strike, pelosi; immigration; trumpism after trump; bernie 2020; ojeda
Bonus: Venti Schultz Roast 20:02:00 28 January 2019 “Onward” and “Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time” by Howard Schultz
285 Studio 69 01:16:31 31 January 2019 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip [2000s culture, serious comedy, credentialism, sfuture sorkin on podcasts]
286 Soul Man 01:08:48 05 February 2019 PSA against M4A, Bookefilibuster, Northam blackface, J Mendoza Ferrer
287 Killy Elliott 01:11:37 John Schwarz 07 February 2019 TOO NICE TO WIN? ISRAEL’S DILEMMA by John Podhoretz
288 So You Want to Start a Union Brace Belden 10 February 2019
289 Support the Tropes 01:13:38 14 February 2019 A Colossal Wreck by Alexander Cockburn omar antisemitic tropes 9*, omar on abrams 8, harris weed 8.5, larouche dead 85
290 Maximum Boot 01:09:15 Lyle Jeremy Rubin Felix, Matt, Will 18 February 2019 The Corrosion of Conservatism lydon larouche 7, max boot memoir+past 8, libs and neocons 9, "anti-war" tucker 8.5
291 Brnie or Bst 01:14:36 02 February 2019 The Classicist Who Sees Donald Trump as a Tragic Hero by Isaac Chotiner bernie declares (2016 rehash), b v warren, tulsi; NYT - idealist Bernie v pragmatic Klobuchar
292 Hats Off to Larry
293 The Nissan Sentra Cannot Hold Niskanen centre-moderation, horseshoe, Tony Blair speech
294 CPAC: Judgement Days 02:10:48 CPAC - wohl/loomer, kirk/don jfalwell jr, diamond and silk, TPUSA party, trump speech
295 Ballistic: Frost vs Menaker 07 March 2019 Sanders rally 7, Cuba 7, AOC on Omar 9.5
296 The Unsullied 01:09:10 11 March 2019 Ilhan Omar is the Steve King of the Left from WaPo and Ilhan Omar meets Mrs Maisel tucker radio leaks 7.5, Omar antis - M Mccain, Maisel fanfic, Omar=Steve King 9, yang gang 8
297 King, Warrior, Magician, Lover Rob Delaney 13 March 2019 college admissions 7, brexit votes 7, porn, NHS, shootings 8
This is Where I Leave EU
298 The Israel Nerd Eli Valley 18 March 2019 Trump’s Hannukah Party reminded me of why America is great for Jews NZ shooting- Chelsea heckled 9, M Mc on E Valley 8.5,
Bonus: Will Interviews Kim Stanley Robinson with The Antifada Kim Stanley Robinson 21 March 2019
299 All Cops Are Burgers 01:12:26 Bill Oakley 21 March 2019
300 EMERGENCY POD: THE MUELLER REPORT James Adomian (as Sebastian Gorka) 24 March 2019 Glenn Beck’s a Christmas Sweater
301 The Magicians Alex Pareene 27 March 2019
302 The Russia House Matt Taibbi 01 April 2019
303 In the Golan Heights Derek Davison 04 April 2019 Jackson Beale, Trump’s Intervention in Venezuela has stalled, The UK has gone mad by Thomas Friedman
304 Moby Dick Energy 01:21:33 08 April 2019
305 A Simple Plan Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski 11 April 2019
306 2 Cities, 1 Cup 01:27:53 14 April 2019 The Right Side of History by Ben Shapiro
307 The Inebriated Past: American Conspiracies 01:18:56 17 April 2019
308 There’s Nothing Like a Dame Nick Hayes 21 April 2019 The Rematch: Bernie Sanders versus a Clinton Loyalist, Stop Sanders Democrats are…
309 The Trumpman Prophecies 24 April 2019 The Trump Prophecy
Bonus: Virgil Interviews John Cameron Mitchell on "Anthem: Homunculus" John Cameron Mitchell 28 April 2019
Bonus: Amber Interviews Vivek Chibber on "The ABC's of Capitalism” Vivek Chibber 28 April 2019
310 Marianne Mindset 29 April 2019
311 2 Mountain, 2 Furious 02 May 2019
312 Kenneth Friendly's Scorpio Smiling Yael Bridge and Morgan Spector 06 May 2019
313 A Cure for Wellness 09 May 2019 Who is Arthur Chu?, Trust Pelosi
314 What, Us Worry? James Adomian 12 May 2019
315 A Song of Air and America Sam Seder 16 May 2019
316 PBS: Permanent Revolution Hasan Pikar 19 May 2019
317 Friends of the Pod 23 May 2019
318 Rahm Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Neolib Ryan Grim 27 May 2019
319 Live at Cornell: Perfect Balance 30 May 2019
320 Live from Berlin: Der Fonkybeatz 3 June 2019
321 Live from Glasgow: Bottle of Buckie 6 June 2019
322 Second Dark Age Alan Moore 10 June 2019
323 Best of UK Live: Toby Young Sex Diaries 13 June 2019
324 Live from Dublin: Irish Valor 17 June 2019
325 Living in America 20 June 2019
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Tiffany Cabán Tiffany Cabán 20 June 2019
326 Beltway Garage: Infinity Candidates 25 June 2019
Bonus: The Marianne Williamson Interview Marianne Williamson 26 June 2019
327 Have You Heard The Good News? David Sirota 28 June 2019
Bonus: Gremlins 2 Joe Dante 30 June 2019
328 Dios, Patria, Fueros, Rod 1 July 2019
329 The Inebriated Past, Part 5: DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans 4 July 2019
330 Hunter on the Loose Will Sommer 8 July 2019
331 The Wide World of Warcraft John Dolan 10 July 2019
332 Fear of a Netroots Nation Brendan James 15 July 2019
Bonus: The Andrew Yang Interview Andrew Yang 18 July 2019
333 One in the Pinker 18 July 2019
334 American Mids 22 July 2019
335 Shrugging Towards Bethlehem Brace Belden and Liz Franczak 25 July 2019
336 Neom 2049 Glenn Greenwald 29 July 2019
337 I Think You Should Leave Brendan James 1 August 2019
338 Live from Traverse City: Michael and We Brendan James and Michael Moore 5 August 2019
339 House of the Rising Sundown 8 August 2019
340 A Big Bowl of Strawberry Ice Cream 12 August 2019
341 Live from Des Moines: Bring Out the Hogs! 15 August 2019
342 The Cuts Stay In The Podcast 20 August 2019
343 Checking the Dipstick 22 August 2019
344 Koch & Poll Torture 26 August 2019
AHOY! The Joe Sestak Interview Joe Sestak 27 August 2019
345 The Conspiracy Files: The Deep-ly Gay State 29 August 2019 JFK
346 Twisted Tales 3 September 2019
347 Renn Faire Stefan Heck 8 September 2019
348 Dragged Across Concrete Marcus Barnett and Osita Nwanevu 9 September 2019
389 The Righteous Fallwells 12 September 2019
350 Gotta Have My Pop! 16 September 2019
Bonus Interview: Tom O'Neill and Chaos Tom O'Neill 16 September 2019
351 Give Up Your Inquiries Which Are Completely Useless Nick Mullen 20 September 2019 Eyes Wide Shut
352 Rod Dreher's The Exorcist II 24 September 2019
353 The Education of a Cynic Jon Schwarz 26 September 2019 Samantha Power's book The Education of an Idealist
Bonus: Tabletop Game Theory Origins: Mr. Jeffstein's House 30 September 2019
354 Thou, Nature, Art My Goddess 1 October 2019
355 North American Scum Luke Savage and Don Hughes 3 October 2019
Bonus: The Bernie Sanders Interview Bernie Sanders 4 October 2019
356 Sympathy for the Joker Jen Pan, Nick Mullen, Adam Friedland and Matt V. Brady 8 October 2019
357 We Have a Rat Problem Tim Heidecker 10 October 2019 Heidecker's film Mister America
358 World on a Wire Naomi Klein 14 October 2019 Klein's 2nd episode
359 SSSSSSSSMoking with Slavoj Slavoj Žižek 17 October 2019
360 Bernie Blanco Goes To Queens Matt Karp 21 October 2019
361 The Brothers Brendan James 25 October 2019 The Reliant
362 Wet Sauce Kenzo Shibata 28 October 2019
363 Epstein Ain't Going Away Brace Belden 31 October 2019
364 Human Deadspinality Project David Roth 4 November 2019
365 Big Johnson's Hard Election Grace Blakeley 7 November 2019
366 The Terminal 12 November 2019
368 High, High Hopes feat. Kathryn Ledebur Kathryn Ledebur 18 November 2019
369 CIA Jim: Caracas Connection 18 November 2019 Jack Ryan
370 WeWork Will Set You Free 25 November 2019
371 Beltway Garage: The Legend of Bernie's Gold 28 November 2019
372 Karmala Police 2 December 2019
373 It's Demon Night In America! 5 December 2019
374 Perverts of Interest 9 December 2019
375 Live in London: Chapo Calling feat. Rob Delaney Rob Delaney 12 December 2019
376 Imagine A World Without 17 December 2019
377 Escape from UK 20 December 2019
378 Imagine A World Without 23 December 2019
379 A Very COBRA Christmas 25 December 2019
380 Imagine Our Dumb Decade 30 December 2019
381 Pod Tweet America 2 January 2020
Bonus: So, I Just Watched 300... feat. Derek Davison Derek Davison 6 January 2020
382 Falcon Seeks Falconer feat. Briahna Joy Gray Briahna Joy Gray 6 January 2020
383 No War But The Meme War 10 January 2020
384 Beltway Garage: Warren Strikes Back 14 January 2020
385 Lyin' Liz feat. Brendan James Brendan James 17 January 2020
386 Brother Magic feat. Josh and Benny Safdie Josh and Benny Safdie 20 January 2020
Bonus: Will Interviews Nithya Raman Nithya Raman 22 January 2020
387 The Royals 23 January 2020
388 A Perfectly Frumulent Episode 28 January 2020 POLITICO - ‘They let him get away with murder’ & Bernie Can't Win by David Frum
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2020.04.11 17:27 Uncouth-Youth After a full year of totally forgetting about it, I finally wrote the rest of my Ben Shapiro fanfiction. Here it is. (parts 3-5 are new)

Part 1: Date Me, Coward!
[Originally written in response to this post.]
Ben hid around the corner, his face red, a bouquet of lobsters clutched tightly in his sweaty grip. All 4 feet 6 inches of his body was taut with nerves. Today was the day he was going to ask his crush out. He'd been flirting with her on Twitter the only way he knew how, trying to tear her down with his obnoxious insults and demands for debates. Ben was the only one who knew that by "debate", he meant "date", every time. Yet she had never reacted, never given in to what Ben (and nobody else) saw as Ben's raw, masculine energy. Now Ben was going to send her a signal she couldn't ignore.
Ben mustered all of his courage and stepped around the corner, holding out the bouquet.
"AlexandriaUmmmmmmILikeYouDoYouWantToUmmmmGoOutWithMe?!?!" he said frantically, delivering his practiced speech almost too quickly to be understood. Ben was more nervous than ever before. He felt a trickle of something travel slowly down his leg. Fuck. Is that sweat or pee? God, I hope it's sweat. This is exactly why Charlie Kirk recommends that all the TPUSA staff wear diapers, Ben thought to himself.
Suddenly Ben began to take in the scene in front of him. A man was standing uncomfortably close to Ben's one true love. The man's bowtie was the size of a dinner plate, almost as large as his gaping, shouting mouth. It was Tucker Carlson. "Date me, coward!" the Fox News stud said at a volume that was almost loud enough to break the eardrums of everyone present.
Ben watched Tucker through a red haze of rage. The bouquet dropped, forgotten, to the ground. Before Ben himself knew what was happening, his fist, backed up by all 110 pounds of Ben's body, caught Tucker right in the jaw. Tucker fell to the ground, his face already swelling. "Drat," he said, "you've ruined my trademark slug-in-a-toupee-who-has-somehow-learned-to-hate-Muslims look. I'll be off the air for weeks! Now I have to figure out how I can blame this on Barack HUSEIN Obama..."
"I've been sparring against Charlie," Ben replied, his classic smug-little-brother-who-you-really-want-to-punch look back on his face, "compared to his face yours is an easy target."
"But I'm not the only one who lost here," Tucker said, laughing, "look behind you."
Ben turned and saw, to his shock and indignation, that AOC was nowhere to be found. The libutrd hadn't even taken his bouquet of lobsters. But Ben wasn't ready to give up yet. He spat on Tucker and began to walk away.
"This isn't over," said Tucker.
"You bet it's not," said Ben, breaking into a swift Naruto run.

Part 2: The Conservative Halls of Intelligentsia
“C’mon, just let me say it once. Just once,” Charlie’s slimy voice echoed through the labyrinthine halls of TPUSA HQ.
“For the last time, no,” said Candace, “we’ve talked about this,”
“But ‘the pass’ is the only thing that my daddy’s money can’t buy for me. And you’re my only black friend, so-“
“We are not friends. And for the last time, ‘the pass’ doesn’t exist.”
“Well I say we’re friends. You know what, I’m just gonna say it. Here I go… N-“
Ben opened the door to the office, interrupting Charlie’s proclamation.
“Oh hey Ben,” said Charlie, “happy you could make it to picture day. Anyway Candice, I just made a stinky, so……”
Candice sighed and put down her phone. There was a mostly-finished tweet in progress on the screen: Y’know, Hitler wasn’t that bad of a guy. The only reason anyone doesn’t like him is because he was a socialist. There is no other reason that smart people disagree with Hitl…
“Charlie, you always do this,” said Ben, “as soon as someone doesn’t let you say a racial slur, you ‘make a stinky’ and ask them to clean you up. It’s happened 3 times this week already. That’s just facts and logic, buddy.” But Charlie had already led Candace out into the hallway, a victorious grin on his tiny face.
It had been 2 weeks since Ben’s fight with Tucker. 2 weeks of leveraging the combined oil-billionaire-provided resources of The Daily Wire and Turning Point USA in his attempts to find AOC. It had become hard to concentrate on talking louder and faster than college students and then declaring victory in the “debate”, an activity that usually brought Ben so much joy.
Ben snapped out of his reverie and remembered that as Charlie had said, it was indeed picture day. An intern was setting up a tripod in the corner of the office. “Okay Ben, this tripod doesn’t let us hold the camera low enough to take a picture of you, so you’re gonna need to stand on some of these books,” she said.
Ben stepped up onto a 3-book-high stack of The Right Side of History, his own book. He had bought a dozen copies to give to his friends, but after Charlie, Candace, a few other conservative “intellectuals”, and his parents got copies he couldn’t think of anyone else to give them to. At least here they were being put to good use.
Picture day was one of Ben’s favorite regular TPUSA events. He didn’t have to think, which was hard for him, just look smug, which was his greatest strength. “His ideas” would be added later in red and blue text by a team of interns educated at PragerU, the most prestigious YouTube-based university.
Picture day progressed as usual:
Hold up the sign, point at the sign, smirk, the camera flashes.
Cross arms, smirk, the camera flashes.
Hold up a copy of the Affordable Care Act, light a match, smirk, the camera flashes.
Build an effigy of Hilary Clinton out of copies of the Communist Manifesto, swing an axe, smirk, the camera flashes.
Pick up an American girl doll that looks a little like AOC, hold it close to you, stroke its feet, ignore the confused look of the intern behind the camera, smirk, hold this position until the camera finally flashes. Ask the intern for a copy of that one.
Ben knew that some of these pictures would be deemed too extreme by the interns and would be used more rarely, because unfortunately, most of the interns were still in the process of learning that nothing in this world matters except for smirking more confidently than everyone else and thereby being the smartest person in the room.
Just then a text alert appeared on Ben’s phone. It was from Jordan Peterson. “The Lobster has landed.”
“Which Lobster,” Ben quickly typed back, “I can think of at least 40 people to whom you have assigned the codename ‘Lobster’.”
“Your Lobster. She’s giving a speech on the House floor about the Green New Lobster. But be careful! Lobster is here too, and he brought friends from Lobster News.”
Ben didn’t reply. He was already strapping twin samurai swords to his back as he ran out the door and into a waiting helicopter, which he had rented by the hour so that he would be ready for this moment.
“Don’t worry Jordan,” Ben mumbled softly to himself, “I am well trained in facts, logic, reason… and the blade.”

Part 3: House
A single beam of moonlight shone through a window in the Chamber of the House of Representatives, providing the only illumination in the giant, darkened room. Ben slunk carefully down the central aisle, glancing furtively around at the rows of empty chairs as he approached the rostrum. Tucker Carlson could be anywhere, and so could his one true love.
Suddenly, Ben spotted her. She was standing at the podium in the center of the room, facing away from him. The sight of the giant American flag behind her, bathed in moonlight and, Ben assumed, the scent of her feet, was enough to make the front of his pants seem to shrink by about an inch and a half.
Unable to restrain himself any longer, “the cool kids’ philosopher” threw caution to the wind, sprinting forward and shouting, “Alexandria, hypothetically, if I were to be stealing you away, then it logically follows that you would be mine forever, correct?”
Ben only realized his fatal mistake when the woman turned toward him. He saw, too late, that the garment she was wearing wasn’t a white suit jacket, as he had assumed.
It was a lab coat.
Ben fell to his knees as his wife, who is a doctor, looked down on him with tears in her medically-trained eyes, the eyes of a woman with a medical license, the eyes of a doctor.
“Who is Alexandria, Ben?”, she said, with scalpel-like steel creeping into her sobbing voice, a voice that had been used to speak to patients in her role as a doctor.
“Please, Dr. Shapiro, it’s not what it looks like. I just wanted to debate-“
“I went through a proctology rotation in medical school, where I studied to become a medical doctor, Ben,” she cut him off, “I know what bullshit smells like.” Dr. Shapiro began marching toward a side door, medical school diploma and pile of patient records in hand.
“Wait! Dolittle… Who… Strange… Seuss… Robotnik…”, Ben cycled through all his pet names for his wife, desperately hoping for a response. He finally shouted in total desperation, “Remember how I read you neoliberal philosophy as foreplay. Remember how you love watching me talk really fast in the feminist cringe compilations I show you every morning over breakfast. Remember how when you’re exhausted after a long day at the hospital and just want to lie down, I can always prove to you with facts and logic why it’s actually your turn to put the kids to bed. Do you really want to throw all that away?”
Dr. Shapiro stormed out of the room, and Ben found himself reasoning with a slammed door.
“Benny, Benny, Benny,” said a pompous voice from behind him as he felt cold steel pressed against his neck, “you did a baaaaad thing.”

Part 4: Culture War
Ben Shapiro raised his hands above his head. Alone, defeated, and broken, he turned slowly to face his captor. Tucker Carlson stood there, smirking, his bowtie impeccable, his face almost healed from their previous encounter.
Behind Tucker, spread out amongst the empty seats, stood a rogues’ gallery of FOX News contributors. Dinesh D’Souza, wearing a purple-belted gi over an orange prison uniform, assumed a threatening stance when he saw that Ben was facing him.
“I don’t just use my karate skills to kick my wife in the head, as was revealed during the sentencing for my campaign finance crimes,” said the so-called documentary filmmaker. “I also defend the honor of my friends.”
Sean Hannity was silent for the first time in his life, his meaty hand enveloping a tiny silver pistol. Ben could barely make out the inscription, to my best friend, from Roy Moore, as Sean loaded the gun with menacing slowness.
Bill O’Reilly stood further away, handing envelopes labeled “hush money” to the constant stream of female FOX News employees who were filtering into and out of the room. “I came out of retirement just to kick your ass, Bennyboy,” he proclaimed through gritted teeth.
Finally, Ben saw Jordan Peterson cowering in the back of the room. “I’m sorry Ben,” said the haggard psychology professor, “I had no choice. I need to fund my fight against postmodernism and Cultural Marxism (which are definitely the same thing and totally not part of Western Civilization), and these gentlemen promised to buy copies of all of my books if I helped them trap you. Listen, there are only so many white 14-year-olds who will think I’m their savior for telling them to make some friends and take a shower once in a while. I need more buyers!”
“Don’t worry Jordan, we’ve all done terrible things to sell our books. Now get out of here. You probably don’t want to see what comes next,” replied Ben.
“No you absolutely don’t,” said Tucker with smug confidence, his pen knife pressing into Ben’s throat, “run along now, lobster man.”
As Jordan scurried away, Tucker turned back toward his rival. “And now, Ben”, the words seemed to ooze out of his lips, “it’s time for you to-“
Just then, Tucker’s eyes widened as he glanced toward a side door, which creaked open behind Ben. “The cool kids’ philosopher” took the momentary opportunity to leap backward, drawing his katanas as he looked back to see the new arrivals. Despite his dire situation, Ben couldn’t help but smile when he saw that a second group of War on Christmas veterans had entered the chamber.
The trio was led by Kaitlin Bennett, holding an AR-15 rigidly over her shoulder as she marched forward to stand at Ben’s right. Next came Dennis Prager, who glanced down longingly at the brown mound that was already forming at Kaitlin’s feet before shaking his head to focus himself and trundling up to Ben’s left. Finally, Charlie Kirk, clad in a TPUSA t-shirt and a fresh diaper, walked confidently into the room.
“If you conservitards hate our friend Ben so much,” Charlie proclaimed, “then why don’t you move to Vuvuzela? Ben wouldn’t be caught dead there.”
There was a moment of total silence as everyone in the room processed just how intellectually devastating this argument was. Then, as if on cue, they all charged into battle.
“For libertarianism, and also the monarchy, for no clear reason!” cried Kaitlin Bennett as she swung her rifle toward Sean Hannity. She barely missed his remarkably square head as he took cover behind a desk and returned fire.
“If every high school principal did this to his students, the world would be a much better place,” Dennis droned as he slowly unbuttoned his shirt and strode toward Bill O’Reilly. Bill, muttering something deeply antisemitic, removed his own shirt and prepared to wrestle with the other radio host.
Ben sidestepped past Charlie, who was struggling to hold his diaper in place under a flurry of D’Souza’s blows, and approached Tucker, katanas outstretched.
“Let’s say you took everything from me, Tucker. Say, hypothetically, you ripped my family from my arms, and my true love from my grasp. If we assume that to be true, then wouldn’t you logically have to pay the price?” Ben intoned, his voice hard and quick.
Tucker only growled as he raised his pen knife.
Suddenly, Ben found himself hurtling toward the wall of the chamber at incredible speed, body slammed from the side by two tons of raging Bill O’Reilly. His view of Dennis on the ground, barely conscious, grew more distant as Shapiro left a Keebler elf-sized hole in wall after wall after wall.
When Ben finally landed, his fall broken by a cow made of butter and a placard reading “Sen. Cruz”, he was lying amid a heap of obliterated desks on the right side of the Senate chamber. Kaitlin Bennett, Dennis Prager, and Charlie Kirk were tossed unceremoniously beside him, all fallen to the Fox News hosts’ Fair and Balanced™©® onslaught. Ben glared toward his foes, who were grinning down at him maliciously as they wiped the blood from their wounds.
“This isn’t the BBC, Benny. You can’t run from getting destroyed this time,” said Tucker. He held out his pasty white hand toward Sean Hannity, who eagerly passed him the pistol. “I’m going to enjoy this.”
Ben stared up at the ceiling of the dimly-lit Senate chamber. The blank expanse seemed to blur and shift as tears welled up in his eyes. Ben was alone, loveless, condemned to be snuffed out in the pursuit of the only person who could ever bring him true happiness. He weeped, not for his imminent death, but for his cold and empty life.
And then, although he did not know why, Ben looked to his right. There they were, beaten bloody in a futile effort to save him, his friends. There was Dennis, his breathing slow and methodical, steadily lighting one last cigar. There was Kaitlin, her dress thoroughly soiled but the seething rage in her eyes untouched, staring daggers at Tucker Carlson. And there was Charlie, his microscopic face forming a wide-eyed, quivering pout as he desperately held back his mortal terror.
In that moment, Ben knew just what to do.
“Wait, Tucker. Please, let me say one last thing.” The words flowed through him in a calm and determined cadence, far from his usual frantic ranting. Tucker seemed to take notice of this uncharacteristic confidence, and his dead aim toward Ben’s chest faltered.
“I am not your enemy, Tucker. We are not your enemies. Your enemies are the sick, the poor, single parents and their children. Those who come to this, the land of opportunity, fleeing poverty and persecution to seek a better life and the American Dream. Those who try to better themselves through education at any age. Those who commit nonviolent crimes and beg for mercy as they are dragged away to die in prison. Those who uphold and maintain our democratic republic. Those who fight to marry who they love and share the truth about who they know themselves to be. Those who demand a more just, more free, and more equitable America. Those who do not look like us, or act like us, and thereby make us deeply, profoundly uncomfortable.”
“These are your enemies, Tucker, These, too, are our enemies. Because in the end, everyone here knows what America is actually about. We all have the same real American job, accepting money from the ultra-wealthy to manufacture consent for the system that keeps them in power. We all work tirelessly, day in and day out, not only to control our bowels but also to own the libs, no matter how many lives it costs in broken systems and endless wars. We all…”
Ben continued speaking, the cheers from his audience growing louder as they all helped each other to their feet. The propagandists shook hands and laughed together, oblivious to the two figures hidden in the shadows of the 3rd-floor gallery.
“Have you seen enough of these shitheads, Representative Ocasio-Cotrez?”, said one quietly to the other.
“Yeah,” whispered the second, “let’s kick their asses, Senator Sanders.”

Part 5: Epilogue
“We interrupt our regularly scheduled catheter advertisement to bring you a FOX Breaking News Update. The D.C. police are reporting that eight unidentified suspects have been arrested and charged with trespassing in the Capitol building. They were found unconscious after trashing both chambers of Congress and beating each other to a pulp overnight.”
“Now I know that the looney lefties over at CNN are going to keep the details about this crime hidden, because I’m certain that anyone who could defile our great nation’s capitol this way is an urban, illegal hombre working for ISIS. But here at FOX News, we’re committed to the truth, no matter how non-PC it is, so-“
“Whoa whoa whoa, wait a minute there. I've just received the names and descriptions of the perpetrators, and… y’know what? It would be immoral to share anything at all about the people who committed these heinous crimes. Here at FOX News, we’re going to do the right thing by withholding all information about the names, faces, employers, and political leanings of the people involved. The media shouldn’t keep rewarding violent people with attention.”
“Um… are you sure? Let me just take a quick look at that list and… oh. OH. Yes, I agree, and I’d also like to add that IF, and I mean IF, these arrests are ACTUALLY attacks on Conservative free speech by the MSM and Hollywood and the Deep State and Obama, then the President should immediately pardon everyone involved.”
“But they’re not, because the perpetrators are lone wolves and it would be wrong to judge a whole group by the actions of the worst people who claim to be part of it. Anyway-”
“But JUST IN CASE it is, I think that-“
“ANYWAY, up next we have a special report from Laura Ingraham: Does the Muslim immigrant socialist Antifa crime wave mean that we should ban leftism from being taught in universities? Stay tuned for more after the break.”
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Massive updates to kbupdate
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Running scripts on a schedule - robust solution required
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Functional 3D Printing

Lost the cap for this mechanical pencil, drew a new one in TinkerCAD
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Broke my key, fixed my key.
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I made this little stand so my cooking spoon doesn’t touch the counter
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Data Is Beautiful

[OC] The Surprising Age Gaps of Disney Couples
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[OC] Does "hooking up" require sex?
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Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in a visual explainer
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Today I Learned (TIL)

TIL that Jimmy Carter is the longest-lived president, the longest-retired president, the first president to live forty years after their inauguration, and the first to reach the age of 95.
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TIL in 1911 there was a baseball team made up of death row inmates who had been told that as long as they kept wining games, their executions would be delayed.
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TIL that on May 19th, 1999 when Star Wars: The Phantom Menace released into theaters, an estimated 2.2 million full time employees missed work to watch the film. Costing the US an estimated $293 million dollars from lose of productivity.
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So many books, so little time

I just finished The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut and can say that it was by far the most beautiful thoughtful book I have ever read. "A purpose of a human life... is to love whoever is around to be loved." Unk, Space Wanderer, Malachi Constant
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My first time reading The Bell Jar has left me feeling exposed and disturbed.
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I just finished reading The Kite Runner. I think a portion of my heart is permanently scarred.
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OldSchoolCool: History's cool kids, looking fantastic

MLK Jr. and Ralph Abernathy riding on the first desegregated bus, 1956
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Found this in a Bible from 1895 yesterday, “Ain’t I A Peach? Ha, Ha”
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My Mom at 16 in 1945.
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aviation

Chuck Yeager, the guy in this Bell X-1 cockpit, turned 97 today
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Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Fat Albert C-130T (BuNo 164763), in front of Alcatraz. it flew over 30,000 hours in support of the Blue Angels mission and performed in front of millions of people at air show locations all over the world. Retired 2019
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Reddit Pics

My housemate asked me to decorate his bathroom for his girlfriend while they were out for dinner.
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Finally had some time to paint! Here’s my newest piece, took me around 8 hours
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Forget roses. I grew a bouquet my Valentine will really appreciate
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.gifs - funny, animated gifs for your viewing pleasure

I can't stop smiling
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Not sure this does anything useful but I like watching it
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A couple of baby Big Birds
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A subreddit for cute and cuddly pictures

That tail droop when the doggo’s date left
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A good boy using their indoor awoo when they hear sirens
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I swear guys, it was like she vanished into thin air
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2020.01.31 08:14 oldmaninthecorn [Diplomacy] Oh shit... Oh shit... "The left has won... it's over"

A poo poo from Netanyahu
With the retarded ass actions of the past Likud government, we have seen a rise in the left-wing support that had ultimately elected the Blue and White Party under Benny Gantz into power. As the old government should have done, we as the newly elected government issue a formal apology to the Palestinian people living in the West Bank. While we have opposed the bombing of the Palestinian government and the participation of the Invasion of Syria we now have the power to reverse or cope with the mistakes of the Likud government. We must remember our goal as Israel which is to gain international recognition and simply to exist in peace with all our neighbors. But a lot has changed recently. We have not been as peaceful as a country but instead have been fighting offensive wars and assassinating political opponents. Thus there will be a need for change and an official apology from the Israeli Government. As Dennis Prager had once said, "The left has won, it's over."
The Status of War
For most of Israel's history we have been on the defensive and for the most part peaceful. IDF was created not as an offensive fighting force but to protect the Israelis and Arabs living in our country from our neighboring counterparts. We draft men and women who will be ready to fight for this country should we be threatened. But this has changed. Our forces, that were meant to fight to protect this country are now doing exactly what the Arabs have done to us. An invasion. An Invasion on the people of Syria. We have been fighting and sending men and women to die in this war and for what? For the Golen Heights of which we have military occupation? And what use is Southern Lebanon? Is it not filled with terrorists that wish to destroy our country? Holding Southern Lebanon will mean expending more resources to prevent these terrorists groups from attacking our people. Meaning more men and women fighting in Southern Lebanon. We will find it difficult absorbing the people of Lebanon into our country and the costs of holding it outweighs the benefits. In addition to that, more men and women will continue to die fighting against the Syrian military as well. Thus, there is no reason for Israel to continue this war.
What the Israeli government will do is begin talks with the Al Assad regime to end the war dragged on by the Likud Government. As they are also at war with Turkey, a peace offer will be in their best interest as of now. The IDF will pull out of Syria and there will be no participation in this war at all. All forces will be needed to resolve the issue at home.
The West Bank
The Blue and White Party, as well as its other coalition members, issue a formal apology on behalf of Likud. An apology for all the international impacts and impacts on the lives of the Jewish and Palestinian people. Our first course of action in this very long process of redemption will be the removal of the Jewish State Law passed in 2018. Such a law had created a second class citizen being the Palestinian people. Another step will be reparations for the death of their leader. And we will forgive the loss of life taken on our behalf. It is 3,791 lost in conflicts dating back to 1948 to 2014. And when the Palestinians are ready to forgive us we can begin talking about the current issues. While most strikes against the Palestinians and Hamas have been in retaliation, we will both need to admit our wrongs on both sides. But what clearly needs to happen is for the Palestinians to accept us first. They need to accept the existence of a Jewish state. The Jews are not going to disappear if the Palestinians hold their breath and close their eyes.
An issue that has been brought up as of recently is the settlements. The settlements are not a violation of international law. It is simply the acknowledgment that Jewish people can go places. These "settlements" are in the land that has been taken by Israel in defensive conflicts. This is not a violation of any international law because this is land that belongs to the state of Israel. So there will not be any removal of settlements out of the West Bank. Soldiers will be deployed in the West Bank to provide security for those currently living in the West Bank. However, in these times of turmoil it is safest for the Jewish people to stay in only Israeli Jewish neighborhoods. Soldiers will be deployed on highways and "settlements".

I'll add more stuff tmr Im going to bed. Heres what i have.
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2019.09.15 20:48 BenjamOwen The Best Arguments to Shut Down Religious Homophobes Using the Bible

I'm amazed that in 2019 there are still a large number of religious folks who are very vocal about their opposition to homosexuality. I was speaking with a Christian earlier this week who said (completely seriously) that homosexuality should be illegal, even 2 men or 2 women going on a date should be arrested.
It’s interesting that people always quote the Old Testament to explain why homosexuality is wrong, yet they ignore everything else in the OT such as: saying that disobedient children should be stoned to death, adulterers should be killed, a woman who is found to be a non-virgin on her wedding night shall be killed, a woman should be required to marry her rapist if her father says so, if a woman touches her husband’s genitals during a fight with another man you must chop off her hand and show her no pity, just to name a few.
When you point out these passages to religious people, they just say “well you just don’t understand the historical context”. Yet when you apply this same logic to homosexuality, they don’t care.
If you want to get your morality from the Bible, you must acknowledge that homosexuality is a sin in the Bible, but slavery is not. In fact, slavery is condoned in both the New Testament and the Old Testament. If you don’t believe me check out:
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Slavery_in_the_Bible
Leviticus says that a man shall not lie with another man. It does not say a woman shall not lie with another woman. And there is a reason for this.
Robert Gagnon, perhaps the most well-known author on homosexuality and the Bible found that the Old Testament was written strictly about male temple prostitutes. For a fee, they would allow themselves to be penetrated by men. They would dress like women and even castrate themselves in some cases. The men penetrating them were thought to receive a pagan blessing.
This has nothing to do with modern sexuality, unless you still believe having gay sex is a pagan blessing. This is why lesbians aren’t mentioned in the OT. It wasn’t really a thing back then.
Bisexuality and homosexuality were actually the norm is ancient Rome and the reason why it suddenly was decided that it was wrong was because Christianity started to take over in that region and male–male sex was pointed to as cause for “God's wrath” following a series of disasters around the years 542 and 559.
But don’t expect many religious people to realize this. Studies have shown that most Christians don’t actually read the Bible, aside from a few passages here and there.
Homophobia from religious people doesn’t have anything to do with the Bible. 9 times out of 10 the people complaining about homosexuality are straight guys who just think it’s gross and unnatural for two men to be together. These people rarely talk about lesbians. They just think it makes you “less of a man” if you engage in anal sex. Yet, they fail to realize that statistically straight people have more anal sex than gay people and not all gay people have anal sex.
The New Testament says that getting drunk is a sin, sex out of wedlock is a sin, and divorce is not permitted unless someone cheats on their spouse. Yet, people like Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, and Dennis Prager have all been married 3 times and denounce gay marriage. They clearly don’t value the sanctity of marriage.
One reason why I think people are leaving Christianity is because it says that if you are gay and you get into a relationship with the person you love or have any sort of physical connection with them, then you are going to be thrown into a lake of fire and tortured for all eternity.
There are over 650 sins in the Bible, and it seems like Christians only care about a select few. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.
Sources:
“The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics”
Michael Brinkschrode, “Christian Homophobia: Four Theological Discourses”
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2019.09.03 18:45 youngrichntasteless $750,000/month selling dietary supplements.

Hey - Pat from StarterStory.com here with another interview.
Today's interview is with Patrick Sullivan Jr. of Jigsaw Health, a brand that sells dietary supplements
Some stats:

Hello! Who are you and what business did you start?

My name is Patrick Sullivan Jr. I’m the Chief Entertainment Officer (CEO) and co-founder of Jigsaw Health, a dietary supplement company that my dad and I started together in 2005, and then “re-booted” in 2015.
Jigsaw Health is bridging the gap between health and entertainment by providing the highest quality dietary supplements that money can buy, while providing “edu-tainment” — educating consumers on how they can improve their health, in a fun and entertaining way.
Since 2005, we’ve been developing science-based dietary supplements, including MagSRT®, America’s #1 Time Release Magnesium Supplement. (With over 1,300 reviews on Amazon, MagSRT® has 6 times more 5-star reviews on Amazon than the next brand of time-release magnesium.)
In 2018, MagSRT® was evaluated in the Scottsdale Magnesium Study, a placebo-controlled, human clinical trial of 91 participants, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
(For some context on this, every dietary supplement uses “clinically tested” ingredients in their formulas. But I estimate that fewer than 1 in 10,000 formulas have a human clinical-trial comparing the finished product vs. placebo with data solid enough to be published in a peer-reviewed, PUBMED-indexed journal -- this level of rigor is incredibly rare in the dietary supplement industry. For the sale of the industry, I hope more product companies follow this path.)
As such, we’ve grown 181% in the past 5 years with 80% of our revenue coming direct-to-consumer via JigsawHealth.com, Amazon, Walmart.com, etc. And 20% of our revenue from healthcare professionals who carry Jigsaw Health products in their clinics.
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What's your backstory and how did you come up with the idea?

For over 30 years, my Dad struggled on and off with various health challenges -- fatigue, insomnia, gastro-intestinal problems, and depression.
This was back in the mid-1980s -- pre-internet -- so Dad would read every health book he could get his hands on. And just about every book had a section on “Magnesium Deficiency”... As Dad walked through the list of symptoms he thought, “Well, I’m definitely Magnesium deficient, I got all of these!”, so he’d go to the store and grab the first Magnesium supplement he could find.
But there was one tiny problem. Well, actually a BIG problem! Most ordinary Magnesium supplements act like a laxative. (Think “Milk of Magnesia”.) And because Dad was struggling with gastrointestinal issues -- caused by lack of Probiotics -- regular drugstore Magnesium went right through him.
You see, Magnesium is “hydrophilic”, which is a fancy word that means it draws water to it, like a magnet.
My Dad theorized, “If I could slow down the release of a highly absorbable form of Magnesium, I could probably actually take this myself.”
People are always hearing about rapid absorption with supplements. But with Magnesium, you actually want to do the opposite -- you want to slow down the release so that absorption happens over time. Otherwise, you end up sprinting to the outhouse!
As a result, Jigsaw Magnesium w/SRT® (or MagSRT®) was created, and turns out, a lot of other people had the same issues as my Dad. So we’ve been able to help a LOT of people improve their lives by increasing their daily intake of Magnesium -- better energy, better sleep, and no nighttime leg cramps.
Dad scratched his own itch, and Jigsaw Health was born.
"Figuring out causes of my own health problems always felt like solving a puzzle. Thus the company name, Jigsaw Health." - Pat Sullivan Sr.

Describe the process of launching the business.

We launched JigsawHealth.com on April 19, 2005 as an online health resource for others like my Dad who had been struggling with complex, chronic health challenges. It was an exciting day!
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However, we also made a near fatal flaw: My Dad had invented several dozen new formulas, and we were carrying “white label” versions of other health products that Dad wanted to offer as well. At launch, we had 66 different types of products (aka. “SKUs”) and ZERO customers. And we had to pay for all of the product inventory up front.
We followed the, “If you build it, they will come” methodology. (Spoiler alert: They won’t.)
We were working with a guy who was a supposed “expert” in Google Adwords. And he might have been. But in April 2005, every keyword cost about a nickel, so it wasn’t terribly competitive...yet. We began sending traffic to our 66 product pages, and we were getting about 1% conversion. Not terrible, not great either.
All of the sudden, the cost per keyword was a quarter, and then 50 cents, and then by December 2005, it seemed like everything was a $1 per click. It was like everyone on the planet started doing Google Adwords that year. This KILLED our financial model.
We would spend $10,000/month to make $25,000/month in revenue. Next thing I know, we were spending $25,000 just to make $25,000 in revenue. And then, $50,000 to make the exact same $25,000. ROI dropped through the floor.
The situation was dire. We had invested too much into having a diverse product line, and not enough into marketing/advertising.
In January 2008 -- just shy of 3 years after launch -- my Dad and I made the decision to scale back, waaaaaay back on spending and let the business make or break on its own accord. We laid off 5 employees (including ourselves), and kept in place one customer service rep, a warehouse worker, and a part-time marketing coordinator. We also discontinued all but 20 of the most popular SKUs, with 70% of revenue coming from 1 SKU, the time-release magnesium supplement, MagSRT.
The business was now doing about $100K/month in revenue, and costs were finally less than $100K, so it was operating profitably.
Over the next 7 years, Jigsaw Health grew slowly but surely, eventually reaching $250K/month in revenue in 2015.

Since launch, what has worked to attract and retain customers?

Without a doubt, marketing -- especially new customer acquisition -- has been the most difficult and expensive part of this 14 year journey. It would be easier to list the things that did work vs. the dozens, maybe hundreds of other techniques I tested over the years that did NOT create an ROI. So that’s what I’ll do…
When Google Adwords started to become painfully unprofitable for us in late 2005, we turned to radio advertising.
Radio Advertising
In 2006, we began sponsoring The Dennis Prager Show, a nationally syndicated talk show, the host of which is authentic, candid, and beloved by his audience.
At the time, I believe it cost about $9,000/month for him to read (or “voice”) one 60-second ad (or “spot”) per day. Initially, we focused on “fact-based” radio ads about why Jigsaw Health was a special company with special products...And those ads fell flat on their proverbial faces. Contractually, we were committed to 1 year, so we needed to figure it out, and FAST.
A handful of his listeners began taking Jigsaw Health products, most notably, MagSRT, and they began sending emails to Dennis thanking him for telling them about the product! When Dennis began reading these testimonials on air -- and talking about how the products made him personally feel more energized -- the ads finally started to generate positive ROI, yielding approximately $18,000/month in revenue, a 2X ROI.
We advertised with Dennis Prager for 5+ years, and it was a great relationship!
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BUT... we found that we couldn’t easily scale radio ads. Running two ads per day cost twice as much, but didn’t generate twice as much revenue.
We did some experimental ads on other radio shows, but I’ve since learned that direct-response ads are very difficult on radio, and over time, they work less, not more. It seems the audience gets tired of your offer, and they begin to tune it out.
Email Marketing
In 2007, we began to utilize paid email marketing, primarily through Newsmax because one of their authors (Dr. Russell Blaylock) had been recommending Jigsaw MagSRT in the editorial section of his monthly “Blaylock Wellness Report.”
We received approval from Dr. Blaylock personally (and from Newsmax corporately) to use the subject line, “Recommended by Dr. Blaylock: Jigsaw Magnesium w/SRT”...
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We’d get a 3x (or more) ROI every time we mailed the Newsmax list. It cost about $7,000 to mail, and we’d generate $21,000+ in revenue!! Oh happy day!! :)
One very important lesson learned along the way was the idea of sending a “landing-page-email” which included the “Add to Cart” buttons at the end of the email.
Compared to a short email with a “Learn More” link, these long emails with “Add to Cart” buttons generated 78% more revenue.
Why? I theorize that to a user a “click is a commitment”, whereas a scrolling to read just a little bit more isn’t a commitment, it’s just satisfying the curiosity -- so if we could just get them to keep scrolling and reading the long message in their Inbox, they would gain enough interest that when they finally saw “Add to Cart” at the bottom, they knew whether or not they wanted to make a commitment.
We used some variation or another of this “landing page email” for close to 7 years. And we mailed similar offers to other health lists with varying degrees of success, but nothing ever was as good as the ROI from “Dr. Blaylock Recommends MagSRT”.
In 2014, Newsmax decided to launch their own dietary supplement brand, and they no longer allowed us to use this subject line in our advertising. Oh sad day. :(
This was devastating for us. Overnight, ROI dropped to less than 1x of spend.
Dr. Blaylock recommended sooooooo many customers to Jigsaw Health over those years, and I’m proud to say that we’re still serving thousands of them today in 2019.
One of the other key lessons we learned during this time was “the more we emailed the list, the more tired the list became of our offer, and the less ROI we had.” So while this was a great channel, similar to radio ads, we couldn’t scale it up because their list size was finite, and we could only mail about 6 times per year.
Amazon
When we “rebooted” the company in 2015, we were having terrible issues with MAP (Minimum Advertised Price policy), because our #1 product, MagSRT, had 40+ sellers competing for the “Buy Box” on Amazon. (And we weren’t even one of them.)
I was blind to the Amazon FBA game, until one day I googled, “How to make money on Amazon”. While our internal policy was “only sell to registered healthcare practitioners”, we realized that Amazon FBA sellers were pretending to be HCPs, stealing credentials, and then filling a demand on Amazon that we had created via Radio and Email ads.
However, this also caused many problems with our legitimate wholesale customers, actual healthcare professionals who carried Jigsaw Health products in their office, but were always complaining to us that their customers could buy Jigsaw products much cheaper on Amazon.
So we opened our own Amazon FBA store, started a “price war” with all other sellers, and began seriously cracking down on who we sold to for wholesale. It was challenging, but within 2 months, we had driven out and cut off 99% of the bad sellers. This enabled us to stay within MAP.
Since 2015, we’ve learned a ton about Amazon Advertising, Brand Registry, Reviews, Enhanced Brand Content, etc. Jigsaw has a fulltime Marketplace Manager who handles all of these details. And Amazon accounts for approximately 50% of our monthly revenue.
Customer Email Newsletter / Video Marketing
The single most valuable tool we’ve utilized for retention is emailing our customers “edu-taining” content, which is primarily video based.
In 2017, we began a weekly series called #FunnyFriday, a video a week -- some sort of short, entertaining skit, song parody, etc. that features our products and/or culture in a unique and clever way. :)
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As of July 2019, we’ve published nearly 100 #FunnyFriday videos... We’re like the “Weird Al” of the dietary supplement industry. And we’re definitely the only dietary supplement company with a costume budget. ;-)
To date, we’ve not been able to make these videos work for new customer acquisition, and I’m ok with that. These are for retention, for showing our customers that real people work here. :)
80% of our monthly revenue is from returning customers, and that’s without forced continuity / auto-ship that so many other brands in the dietary supplement industry.

What platform/tools do you use for your business?

I’m a tools junkie! Here’s the highlighted list:

What have been the most influential books, podcasts, or other resources?

I’m always searching for new knowledge, here’s a couple of the highlights:
Books for marketing strategy:
Podcasts:

Advice for other entrepreneurs who want to get started or are just starting out?

Are you looking to hire for certain positions right now?

Would love to find a top-notch digital marketing guru / media buyer / data analytics / funnel-master that could help us figure out how to use our creative flare for video marketing and generate more new customers on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube platforms. We have a tremendous company culture, and very loyal customers. So the “back-end” is really strong. Getting the “front-end” cranking is my next step.

Where can we go to learn more?

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2019.02.23 22:42 ahorsenamedwhimsical "For Goodness Sake" (1993) - Dennis Prager's odd 'comedy motivational film' about human selfishness. Feat. dated TV star cameos. Dir. by Dave Zucker.

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2019.02.16 00:54 countygeneral FOX & Friends (February 14, 2019)

Artichoke Pizza co-founder Francis Garcia helps the 'Fox & Friends' team celebrate National Pizza Day The hosts compete to see who can make the best pizza.
Rep. Ilhan Omar accuses Trump official Elliot Abrams of glorifying the 1980s Iran-Contra affair Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar engages in a heated exchange with Elliot Abrams during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Venezuela.
Sen. Bob Menendez threatens to call the police on a reporter New Jersey Democrat Sen. Bob Mendez threatened to call the police on a Daily Caller reporter for asking him a question about the ‘Green New Deal.’
Join 'Fox & Friends' for a Valentine's Day wedding Former Air Force medic Priscilla Pazmino and current Millville, New Jersey police officer Joseph Muller Jr. get married on 'Fox & Friends.' Special thanks to Kay Jewelers, CakedUpCafe.com and AristonFlowers.com.
A county in New Jersey donates wedding dresses to veterans and military couples Camden County, New Jersey spokesperson Dan Keashen says after a wedding dress store shut down, the county was asked to donate the remaining dresses to military families.
Trump's HUD appointee begins a 4 week stay at New York City Housing Authority complexes U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regional administrator for New York and New Jersey Lynne Patton says living conditions are unacceptable and is working to improve them.
New texting challenge dares women to ask their crush out for Valentine’s Day Women rise to the challenge and tweet screenshots of the responses from their crushes.
'Fox & Friends' anchors exchange Valentine's Day gifts The hosts enjoy a special treat from Dunkin' Donuts as they exchange gifts.
Kassy Dillon on her op-ed: I dated Democrat and I probably never will again Daily Wire staff writer Kassy Dillon says that she is still friends with her Democrat ex-boyfriend.
Sheriff Judd says President Trump supports the law enforcement community Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd says President Trump is building the wall in order to keep the American people safe.
Man convicted of first-degree murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Brother of slain Border Patrol agent says the family now has some closure after his brother’s killer was convicted of first-degree murder.
Tim Tebow and his brother are executive producers of the new film 'Run the Race' Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow previews his new faith-based film 'Run the Race.'
President Trump continues to hammer against failed policies of socialism like in Venezuela Radio host Dennis Prager says capitalism is the only thing that has lifted people from poverty.
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2018.10.16 18:05 IncomeByEtnicity Of Child Nurture and Masculinity.

7 hours ago, Piers MORGAN, a man whose opinion is valued by the English/Scottish society at 23m £/yr (30million USD/yr), did --> THIS
He questioned the Masculinity of a Man because he carried his child. So here are my questions for you:
1 Q4ALL Is there anything more Masculine than nurturing your genetic Legacy?
2 Q4RP If nurturing children is exclusively a Female Gender Role, then all influence on children is also exclusively feminine. If the formative years 0-5 of a child's growth, all influence is female, (mother, kindergarten teachers, primary school teachers), then isn't strict Gender roles actually supporting Mass feminizing of our future?
3 Q4F Does a man nurturing his child create in you a primal urge to have sex with him? [Y/N &Why?]
If you are reading this, the cowardly English/Scottish stock have banned me in their desperate attempt to hide the truth and postpone their extinction. ha! I'd rather be banned than live a day subservient to the Rules of the Anglo Saxon Default. You cannot kill ideas. The slow and organized rounding up of your genes is inevitable and nearing. For those unaware, here is proof

Curious Pattern in America's "White" Crime

Strange to find all these English/Scottish criminal surnames when America's largest ethnic group is German American. Not so Strange when you consider that Native Slaughter and Black enslavement where Exclusively English/Scottish Crimes in the jurisdiction of the USA, even though our Text books brainwash our kids by using the vague phrase "European Settlers". What we are seeing on the streets and in our prison are criminal descendants of criminal ancestors. A chain of genetic criminality going back through time, that they try their best to pass of as "White" crime an "White" guilt. Remember, your Danish American ancestors never killed natives, owned slaves in the past. There is no "White Guilt", only English/Scottish guilt (for crimes past and Present)

Melting Pot or Toxin Pot?

Hacking group Anonymous released a complete list of 500 kkk members. 84% of the Surnames are English/Scottish. Why should 20% of White America (English/Scottish) be responsible for 84% of America's White Supremacists? Now they will use the false blame game of, "America is a melting pot, I am 20% Polish, and that's what makes me criminal". Let's look into that.
The Melting pot affects all groups equally. When an Italian American marries German American, takes on either surname/family (Italian or German) name. No White supremacists, no Mass shootings. Danish American, marries Polish American and takes on either Surname. No White supremacists, no Mass shootings. But the moment anything goes anywhere near the criminal English/Scottish Stock, we have crime and hate. Just Look at the losers at the tiki torch rallies. Dark haired, Dark eyed, Red Tanning, ugly English/Scottish Stock. In other words, non English/Scottish Caucasoid mixing is great, but you put yourself at high risk for criminal offspring if you breed with the toxic English/Scottish Stock.

English Media Brainwashing

Russia is a 92% white country. Who could hate a 92% white country? The only race/group of people who have a problem with Russia are English Speaking countries.
When Europe had an issue with Migrants, who jumped ship? Who abandoned the White Race?. The Brexit voting English/Scottish Stock.
Turn on the English/Scottish Media in the USA to a History Channel, and it is over and over again about the 5 years Germans killed Jews. Not a peep about the 500 years, England Pillaged all her colonies, engineered mass genocide through planned famines, destroyed countless languages and ancestral wisdom, pumped Opium into China and Ran the worlds only state sponsored Piracy of the open oceans.
Think about your own Mainland European ancestors who came here with a rich link to their past homelands. Who shamed them for their language? Who bullied them for their culture? Who discriminated against their religion? It was the English Scottish. This hatred they had for Mainland European Whites happens even today. 2017 Budweiser Superbowl commercial showed the German roots of one of the largest American Success stories. The English/Scottish stock couldn't take it and they called for a boycott because they couldn't bear to acknowledge the contributions of Mainland European, non English Speaking Immigrants.
For them to succeed in convincing you that you are merely "White", gives them the power to speak on your behalf. The same people who culture shamed and language shamed your European Grandfather is now your Spokesperson? Do you have no shame? Never let them call you White. Never let them disconnect you from the ancestral wisdom that was intended to accompany the genes you inherited from your forefathers. If they do that, then they've taken everything from you that makes you, you. Then they've done to you what they did to the Blacks. Avenge your ancestors, proudly identify your Mainland European Blood.

Irrefutable Raw Data

Integration makes sense when you integrate into something better. America's English/Scottish Default is perhaps the lowest most self destructive state a person devolve to on this Continent. Why would you throw who you are to gain membership into this toxic pool of criminals? Look at the societal metrics below of divorce, drug addiction, employment, education, obesity etc that I've charted below. In every single one of them, they show 2 distinct White Americas.
More Divorce More Junkies More Disease, Welfare Leaching, Obese Ugliness More Ignorance

Solution

Don't date them, don't hire them, don't live near them, don't vote for them. Protect yourself. Protect America.
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2018.08.05 20:22 BigShaqAsznee White Crime

America's White Racists = Richard SPENCER, Jarod TAYLOR, Felix LACE, Dennis PRAGER, David DUKE.
America's White Shooters = Stephen PADDOCK, James HOLMES, Devin KELLEY, Tomoty MCVIEGH, Dylan ROOF, Charles MANSON.
Surprising to find all these English/Scottish criminal surnames when America's largest ethnic group is German American. Not so surprising when you consider that Native Slaughter and Black enslavement where Exclusively English/Scottish Crimes in the jurisdiction of the USA, even though our Text books brainwash our kids by using the vague phrase "European Settlers". What we have is a continuous genetic line of Criminality going back through time. There is no basis for White Guilt in America, only basis for English/Scottish guilt (for past and present crimes).
The dichotomy of the Melting Pot.
Italian American Marries German American, takes on either surname. No White supremacists, no Mass shootings. Danish American, marries Polish American and takes on either Surname. No White supremacists, no Mass shootings. Anything goes anywhere near the criminal English/Scottish Stock, we have crime and hate. Why? Hacking group Anonymous released a complete list of 500 kkk members. 84% of the Surnames are English/Scottish. Why? Look at the losers at the tiki torch rallies. Dark haired, Dark eyed, Red Tanning, ugly English/Scottish Stock. In other words, mixing is great as long you don't touch the toxic English/Scottish
Media Brainwashing
Russia is a 92% white country. Who could hate a 92% white country? The only race/group of people who have a problem with Russia are English Speaking countries. Ever wondered why?
When Europe had an issue with Migrants, who jumped ship? Who abandoned the White Race?. The Brexit voting English/Scottish Stock. Ever Wondered why?
Turn on the English/Scottish Media in the USA to a History Channel, and it is over and over again about the 5 years Germans killed Jews. Not a peep about the 500 years, England Pillaged all her colonies, engineered mass genocide through planned famines, destroyed countless languages and ancestral wisdom, pumped Opium into China and Ran the worlds only state sponsored Piracy of the open oceans. Ever Wondered Why?
And this isn't some past injustice. It happens today. 2017 Budweiser Superbowl commercial showed the German roots of one of the largest American Success stories. The uneducated fat trash English stock couldn't take it and they called for a boycott because they couldn't bear to acknowledge the contributions of Mainland European, non English Speaking Immigrants. Ever Wondered Why?
Raw Data
The English/Scottish stock drags our country down in every measurable societal metric.
-> More Divorce
-> More Junkies
-> More Disease, Welfare Leaching, Obese Ugliness
-> More Ignorance
Solution
Don't date them, don't hire them, don't live near them, don't vote for them. In other words, "a complete and total shutdown of English/Scottish stock entering Your Life till we figure out what the hell is going on"
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2018.07.29 19:52 IncomeByEtnicity Dichotomy of White America / White America - the 2 sides

Terms: E/SW = English/Scottish White American. NE/SW = Non English/Scottish White American.

Curious Pattern in America's "White" Crime

Notice the E/S surnames in the following lists.
White Americans number at 251 million. English + Scottish stock Americans number at 32.6 million or 12.9% of White America. An E/SW is 35.5x More Likely to be a White Supremacist and 90.1x More Likely to be a Mass Shooter than NE/SW
These stats make sense when you consider the reality that Native Slaughter and Black enslavement where Exclusively E/SW Crimes in the jurisdiction of the USA. These are criminal descendants of criminal ancestors.
US immigration patterns show that your Danish American/Polish American/Russian American/Italian American ancestors never killed any natives, or owned any slaves. "White" Guilt is a Lie. There only ever was E/SW guilt. For crimes BOTH Past and Present.

Popular E/SW Scapegoat : Melting Pot

"America is a melting pot, I am 20% Polish, and that's what makes me criminal". Let's look into that.
The Melting pot affects all groups equally. When an Italian American marries German American, takes on either surname/family name (Italian or German). No White supremacists, no Mass shootings.
Danish American, marries Polish American and takes on either Surname. No White supremacists, no Mass shootings.
Moment anything goes anywhere near the criminal E/S, we have crime and hate. Elliot RODGERS was half Asian. But sadly he was also 50% English and 100% White Supremacist 100% Spree Shooter.

E/SW Media Brainwashing

Turn on the English/Scottish Media in the USA to a History Channel, and it is over and over again about the 5 years Germans killed Jews. Not a peep about the 500 years, England Pillaged all her colonies, engineered mass genocide through planned famines, destroyed countless languages and ancestral wisdom, pumped Opium into China and Ran the largest state sponsored Piracy of the open oceans. Hate Propaganda designed to subjugate America's largest ethnic group - Innocent German Americans who fled Europe in the 1800s.
Think about your own Mainland European ancestors who came here with a rich link to their past homelands. Who shamed them for their language? Who bullied them for their culture? Who discriminated against their religion? Was it the Natives? Was it Blacks? Was it other Europeans? No It was the E/SW.
This hatred for NE/SW still thrives today. 2017 Budweiser Superbowl commercial showed the German Roots of it's founders. The Alt Right E/SW couldn't handle it, and called for a Boycott.
Why? Hiding the contribution of your people ensures that the only White Voice remains an E/SW voice.

What is at stake for the NE/SW

If you allow them to label you as merely "White", then they've taken everything from you that makes you, you. Then they've done to you what they did to the Blacks. Taking away your identity is the first step of Slavery. Now all E/SW crimes can be masked as your "White" Fault.
If your genes are your hardware, your culture and ancestral language combine to form your native software. Software that had co-evolved with your hardware for 1000s of years. It is this native software that optimizes every quirk in your hardware. To allow them to shame you for this, and over-write this precious inheritance with their Toxic E/SW "Default" is planting within you a self destructing cancer.

Irrefutable Raw Data

In the jurisdiction of the USA, societal metrics of Divorce Addiction Physical/Financial/Mental Well Being Education show undeniable split between E/SW and NE/SW.

Solution

Don't date them, don't hire them, don't live near them, don't vote for them. Protect yourself. Protect America.
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2018.07.19 07:34 DiabolikDownUnder Rubin: Huckster or idiot?

As much as I've appreciated Ana Kasparian finally going after Rubin I feel she's making a mistake about his intentions.
While he's clearly sold out to the Koch Brothers and other right wing propagandists like Dennis Prager, I can't help but feel that this is due to a genuine change in Rubin's beliefs and not because he's just lying for cash.
If you want to see this as me saying "Rubin's not smart enough to lie about this", that's not inaccurate. I don't post this to compliment Dave in any way. The way he's shown to know so little about how the policies he claims to believe in actually work shows that his political change clearly reflects his lack of intelligence and ability to be swayed by what merely sounds convincing, rather than as a result of him having really logically thought through these principles.
But I just think no matter what the reason for his change is, there's no reason to believe that he has ever been dishonest about his opinion.
When Kasparian first went after him on The Young Turks, she showed footage of that incident in 2015 where Rubin disagreed with the other TYT hosts on the Israel-Palestine conflict. I think this is clear evidence that he was already starting to come to Republican style conclusions about issues even before he left the network.
Dave's desire to get a Larry King style talk show up and running was likely the series he wanted to receive a 6 figure salary for on The Young Turks, and his obsession with creating this show just happened to coincide with his change in political beliefs.
Now we're stuck with the worst of all these elements. Rubin hosts a boring, dated Larry King rip-off of an interview show which he makes part of a dangerous political agenda he doesn't even understand. However I don't think the journey to this current shitshow that is Dave's career requires him at any point to have been dishonest about his beliefs. He never mentioned TYT getting rid of him due to his absurd financial demands so that's one singular lie, though not an uncommon one in the media industry, but I don't think he ever lied when it came to his infantile political values.
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2018.06.16 16:50 PriorSandwich Helpful Resources and Advice (Sorta long post)

Hello NoFap, I've been here for about 2 years, but with a problem logging in on my computer from an account I made from my phone, this is a fresh account. Settle in, it's gonna be a long one, but I hope you can take something away from this that will be helpful. My experience with NF is no doubt much like all of yours'. It has improved my life dramatically even after the regret of relapses. But as we all come to realize it is not a magic pill. You gotta actually do some shit. You have to change your diet, you have to exercise, socialize, work, grind, learn, and live uncomfortably. The reason I'm making this post is to potentially help some of you on here with bringing things to light that you may not know about that has helped me, not only with NF, but in everything. So, here we go.
Now, we're all probably here because we're addicted to PMO, but some of us don't want to admit our other addictions and faults. For me personally, it is food, video games, and a general lack of discipline. Food is the biggest for me. Everyone should look at themselves and recognize what is stopping them from being their best. Video games for the most part is something I do to hang out with the friends I have created over the years. I rarely ever play single player games, and rarely play by myself. I've gone extended periods without playing, and it wasn't difficult at all. Another huge thing in today's world is social media. People look at it and post on it 24/7. To combat this personally I've deleted Facebook, Instagram, and Twatter, though I rarely used it. The only app I ever look at on my phone is reddit, and I even try to avoid doing it so much. This isn't just my phone though, I very rarely get on Facebook on the computer. Maybe a couple times a month. Let's get to some actual resources that you can actually use.
The biggest thing while participating in NF isn't motivation, it is discipline. That's because discipline equals freedom. If you have yet to discover Jocko Willink, you are missing out. Jocko will teach you everything you need to know about discipline. He has authored several books, and I'll get to those in my reading list later on. He also has a podcast that I highly recommend, which is quite wittily called "Jocko Podcast". He has guests on often, and does 1 per week, generally comes out Wednesday. He has featured our Lord and Savior Jordan Peterson twice, both of which are must watch ones. Jordan Peterson also has his own podcast that I have yet to check out.
Jordan Peterson has a couple things to help. The first is a largely in-depth personality test. I recommend taking it, but be warned, it will make you angry. It will tell you things about yourself that you already know are true, but don't want to hear. It is something that you need to do. I've done mine, and it is actually attached so that you can see what it's about. It personally shook my confidence in my leadership abilities. I always thought of myself as a good leader since I was promoted to a management position within just a couple months after starting my first job and have remained in those positions since. But when I reflected, I realized I was not as great as I thought I was. With Jocko's help, I am getting that squared away. Dr. Peterson also has a self-authoring program that helps its users come to grips with their past, see their present, and plan their future. It has helped tons of those that have used it. I have yet to do mine, but in fact right now, the program is on sale 2 for 1. If you leave a comment, put at the end if you are interested and I will pick someone random for the 2nd login I received. I encourage those who purchase their own to do the same. Both of these programs are designed to help you better understand yourself and your short comings.
A topic that will probably be of much debate on here, and most likely get some hate, but before NF I was looking for any way, outside of paying, to find sex. This is when I stumbled upon the world of "pick-up". I don't know if I was just blind to it or what, but I had never really heard anything about it. I'm not saying that you should become a "PUA" and sleep with hundreds of women, in fact I'd probably argue against it. But what it does do is improve your social skills, get you to work on yourself and gets you out of your comfort zone, and let me tell you, there is no growth in the comfort zone. Yes, lots of guys use it to just sleep with women, but a lot still use it to find an actual relationship. The first girl you finally ask out and go on a date with, probably isn't the "one". You're going to have to learn to do this and being able to do it well gives you options. There are hundreds of different guys, teaching a lot of different methods, but I found the most real to be Real Social Dynamics, more specifically RSD Max. He has tons of videos on youtube, he has his programs, and he even used to be like us. If I remembed correctly, he's even talked about NF. He's not all about sex like some of the others. He teaches you about socialization and improving yourself in general. If this is something you're interested in, check it out, but don't let it consume your life.
Something lost on people of today is reading. Reading is infinitely helpful and personally, I don't really read any fiction. My reading list only contains non-fiction and is broken into different topic categories.
List 1- Self-Improvement
Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink and Leif Babin – Finished, highly recommend.
Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual - Jocko Willink
UnFuck Yourself- Gary John Bishop – Started
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to chaos - Jordan B. Peterson – Started
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck – Mark Manson
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics – Don Harris and Jeffrey Warren
The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How – Daniel Coyle
Tools of Titans - Timothy Ferris
The Multi-Orgasmic Man – Douglas Arava and Mantak Chia – Started but beware of this one if you have very poor self-control and are not a good run. This is a great book, whether you buy into the chi shit or not. If you're skeptical, as I still am, I'd give it a read. It's about being able to orgasm without ejaculation which is said to be the true reason for tiring, and so far from experience, I'd have to agree.
Nicholas Jack Books – There are multiple, but these are centered around Pick-up and becoming a more attractive man. They are interesting reads, if this is something you want to do. As far as I know these are only found on his website which I will put at the end. I urge you to skip his keylogger book. It has affected the way I see women.
List 2 – Religious Books
With self-improvement I have had more vigor in becoming more religious as I am Christian, but I have not taken it very seriously thus far. These are mostly to educate myself.
The Bible
The Torah
The Quran
The Book of Mormon
Proof of Heaven – Eben Alexander
The Book of Enoch – This is considered a Jewish religious work, but from what I have read it's got some supernatural shit in it, and just seems more interesting than anything.
The Rational Bible – Dennis Prager
List 3 – Personal Interests and Education
The Art of War – Sun Tzu
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa – E.B. Sledge
The Calling – Blair Grubb – Finished a while ago, but re reading as it is very interesting.
Stem Cell Therapy: A Rising Tide – Neil H. Riodan
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil deGrasse Tyson
Children of the Holocaust – Stephanie Fitzgerald – Read this in the 7th grade, and it was great, worth a re-read.
The Things They Carried – Tim O'Brien – Read this in English class, worth a re-read.
American Sniper – Chris Kyle and Scott McEwen – Finished a while ago, worth a re-read.
Into the Fire- Dakota Meyer and Bing West – Finished a while ago, worth a re-read.
List 4 – Psychology, Human Behavior
The Gulag Archipelago Abridged – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Possessed – Fydor Dostoevsky
The Murderer Next Door – David M. Buss
Accidental Brothers – Dr. Nancy L. Segal and Yesika S. Montoya
The Doomsday Machine – Daniel Ellsberg
Sex at Dawn – Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
List 5 – Political, and don't start arguments in the comments please.
Black Rednecks and White Liberals – Thomas Sowell
Wealth, Poverty, Politics – Thomas Sowell
True Allegiance – Ben Shapiro
Porn Generation – Ben Shapiro
List 6 – Diet
The Primal Cookbook – Mark Sisson
The Palen Kitchen – Juli Bauer
The Keto Diet – Leanne Vogel – Haven't read this, but I personally do keto and have found it to be fantastic. A little challenging if you are like and addicted to food, but this will certainly help with that.
Meat is for Pussies – John Joseph
Almost finished I promise. So, you find the Nicholas Jack books on swooptheworld.com. It's a pick-up travel vlog, and if you're easily triggered be careful. NSFW is marked, but don't stray to where you aren't supposed to be. Once again, I urge you not to read the keylogger book. Another website that has some manly articles and shit is returnofkings.com. If you are Christian, I recommend reading the articles on there that talk about "alt" Christianity. A couple other things are programs to help you, a pushup app, I use 100 pushups. This will help you build up your push up ability quickly. Couch 2 5k is a running program that gets you running long distances quickly. Lastly, is an app that does cost 3.99, but it definitely worth it to me, PocketCasts. It has very podcast you can imagine on there, and you have instant access to all of them. Simply follow the podcasts you like, download whichever episode, and you're good.
For the end of this, I want to share some of my favorite quotes. Some do not have authors, some are from TV and Movies, and some I have no clue. Feel free to put your won favorites in the comments. I appreciate any of those that read this entirely. I legit put some work into this lol. I made an outline and wrote a rough draft. Hopefully, this helps at least one of you.
"Since when is forgiveness a better quality than loyalty." - Richard Sterling, Mad Men – Best fucking show ever made.
"People tell you who they are but we ignore it because we want them to be who we want them to be." Don Draper, Mad Men
"In life we often have to do things that are just not our bag." Mad Men
"You can't be at the right place at the right time, you gotta be at the right place all the time." - Unknown
"No matter how many mistakes you make, or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying." - Unknown
"We must all suffer from one of two pains. The Pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons." - Unknown
"The more you sweat here, the less you will bleed in battle." Leonidas, 300
"You don't become less afraid, you just get braver." Jordan Peterson
"Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back." - Unknown
"What we do in life, echoes in eternity." Maximus, Gladiator
"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor." - Unknown
"Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself." - Unknown
"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf." - Unknown
"Good." - Jocko Willink
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2018.03.01 12:04 LonrSpankster ACS March 1st, 2018 Anatomy Awards with Mr. Skin + David Wain’s A Futile and Stupid Gesture

Download/Listen: http://adamcarolla.com/anatomy-awards-with-mr-skin-david-wains-a-futile-and-stupid-gesture/
Show Summary
As the show opens up, Adam talks about his insane trip to Phoenix, including travel delays, miscommunications with Mike August, and an incredible show with Dennis Prager in front of 2,000 fans. Along the way, Adam complains about adult males who wear inappropriate shoes, and takes a fan phone call about getting people to stop letting their dogs crap on his lawn. Later, Adam talks about getting Natalia into the Oscars. Next up, Adam chats with Mr. Skin about this year’s Anatomy Awards, and Adam and Shek present today’s ‘Good Sports’.
David Wain is in studio next, and Adam compliments him on a great job directing ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’. They also talk about the history of National Lampooon’s Doug Kenny, why Adam loves the sketch show ‘The State’, and his favorite moments from Animal House. Gina then begins the news talking about parts of the moon having 4G service. Other news stories include Dick’s Sporting Goods stopping sales of assault-style weapon, unnecessary government spending, and a new book about the behind the scenes of ‘The Bachelor’. As the show wraps up, the guys talk about Johnny Walker’s new line of scotch for women, a new dating app that connects people who have a specific shared passion, and a survey about eating snacks in secret.
Watch ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’, available now on Netflix. You can also follow today’s guest on Twitter @DavidWain.
And don’t forget to visit http://mrskin.com/anatomyawards
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2018.03.01 06:48 gomeztogo ACS: 2018-02-28-Anatomy Awards with Mr. Skin + David Wain’s A Futile and Stupid Gesture

PART 1
PART 2
As the show opens up, Adam talks about his insane trip to Phoenix, including travel delays, miscommunications with Mike August, and an incredible show with Dennis Prager in front of 2,000 fans. Along the way, Adam complains about adult males who wear inappropriate shoes, and takes a fan phone call about getting people to stop letting their dogs crap on his lawn. Later, Adam talks about getting Natalia into the Oscars. Next up, Adam chats with Mr. Skin about this year’s Anatomy Awards, and Adam and Shek present today’s ‘Good Sports’.
David Wain is in studio next, and Adam compliments him on a great job directing ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’. They also talk about the history of National Lampooon’s Doug Kenny, why Adam loves the sketch show ‘The State’, and his favorite moments from Animal House. Gina then begins the news talking about parts of the moon having 4G service. Other news stories include Dick’s Sporting Goods stopping sales of assault-style weapon, unnecessary government spending, and a new book about the behind the scenes of ‘The Bachelor’. As the show wraps up, the guys talk about Johnny Walker’s new line of scotch for women, a new dating app that connects people who have a specific shared passion, and a survey about eating snacks in secret.
Watch ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’, available now on Netflix. You can also follow today’s guest on Twitter @DavidWain.
And don’t forget to visit http://mrskin.com/anatomyawards
 
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2017.08.27 18:22 Reagan0 Hi, I am a Pro-Lifer, I wrote a piece about why I am pro-life and want to get some Pro-Choice opinions.

So like I said, I myself am Pro-Life, but I love to debate, here it is :).
Abortion: America’s Biggest Killer
Abortion is a very contentious issue in the American political sphere. There is a wide difference of opinions on the issue, many say it is an issue of privacy, life, or rights. Opinions run wild across the political spectrum, often creating vitriol. Well, this piece most likely won’t help, but it is the truth and should be said, no matter how gruesome. And that is, abortion should be outlawed by the Federal Government because it is the taking of life, it is immoral, and it is illegal under the U.S. Constitution. These are some hefty claims, but they are more obvious than they may seem.
I want to first start by establishing some scientific fact. The most important fact is, a human zygote is composed of unique HUMAN cells and unique DNA independent of the mother. This very combination makes it genetically distinct from all other humans. (Mayo Clinic) The zygote is a completely different human organism from the mother, and those who would say that it is no different from her appendix in that it is a part of her body that doesn’t contribute have a flawed scientific backing. We understand that all 46 chromosomes are present in the zygote and that they are unique to the zygote. Science is progressing extremely fast and gender can now be determined from a simple blood test of a pregnant woman who is 12 weeks along. (Doctor Testimony) Not only gender, but researchers have found every single trait that chromosomes design for a human in the earliest stages of pregnancies. That would have astounded scientists from the turn of the 21st century and as science progresses more evidence for choosing life abounds. But even with all this new and convincing evidence, we can fall back on some old tried and true principles. The four basic principles of life are organization, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction. The human embryo can meet all of these standards with ease. I would also beg the question, can we use the reverse standard of death, to form a standard of life? Examining further, to be clinically dead, your heart must stop, then would the formation of a heart perhaps mark life? Well, if so, the heart begins to beat on the 22nd DAY of pregnancy, rendering large amounts of abortions murder by that standard ALONE, our previous standards withstanding. But to form a more rigorous definition of death, physicians will often use the stoppage of all brain activity as medically dead. Again, this standard alone would render Embryos life after the 40th day, when brain waves start. (Mayo Clinic) But with those basic principles determined, let’s look at the testimony of trained OBGYNs and Biologists. The first few individuals I’d like to discuss are Professors at the Science departments of well-respected universities. These people stood in front of the Senate and testified their views on life. Micheline Matthews-Roth, who teaches at Harvard, says this: I oppose the use of embryonic stem cells because to obtain those cells it is necessary to kill a growing human being. We know from embryology that a new life begins with the formation of the zygote, the cell formed by the union of egg and sperm in fertilization -- this is scientific fact, not religious doctrine. What makes us human is not our looks or mental attributes, but the human chromosomes and genes which we have in our cells from the zygote stage throughout our life. We should not condone killing a member of our species, even for a good reason. (NPR) That pretty much confirms the facts stated above. However, there is more, Dr. Alfred Bongiovanni said this : I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception.... I submit that human life is present throughout this entire sequence from conception to adulthood and that any interruption at any point throughout this time constitutes a termination of human life.... I am no more prepared to say that these early stages [of development in the womb] represent an incomplete human being than I would be to say that the child prior to the dramatic effects of puberty...is not a human being. This is human life at every stage. (NAAPC) Jerome Lejeune, often considered the Father of Modern Genetics, said To accept the fact that, after fertilization has taken place, a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion. The human nature of the human being from conception to old age is not a metaphysical conception. It is plain experimental evidence. (NAAPC) I could go on with that exact same philosophy repeated out of the mouths of at least 5 more world renowned scientists who have made such statements, but I think the point is perceived.
But, there is one final medical reason for the abolition of abortion. To this I refer to Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the co-founder of NARAL, the largest pro-abort political action group, and Abby Johnson the former Director of Planned Parenthood. Scientific fact says, fetuses can feel pain and react to their surroundings. Neither of the Former Pro-Abortionists believed this. Pro-Choicers will often say that reactions from babies in the womb are not available until 26 week, this has been disproven as above, but it wasn’t until the Now Pro-Life abortion Doctors experienced their first ultrasound abortion. Early in the 70s, ultrasounds were just being developed, as the first one rolled into Dr. Nathanson’s office, he was thrilled to witness his work. As his colleague began, all that changed. He watched as the baby was pulled apart, he went on to write his book “Aborting America” in which he said, “I am responsible for the death of 60,000” and called abortions “humanity’s greatest holocaust”. He made the film “The Silent Scream” to highlight the process of abortions and what really happens during the process of ending a pregnancy. Little did he know that 40 years later a young woman would experience much the same. As Director Johnson was pulled in to assist on an abortion, she noticed an ultrasound, she didn’t give it much mind, she had never seen an abortion performed, but as the abortion started she saw a fetus pop onto it, she the 13 week old bouncing and swimming away from the forceps that was chasing it like a mad dog locked onto its prey, the fetus fought but lost, as the tool sucked the child apart the child limb from limb. Director Johnson resigned that day and never went back. (Abby Johnson) Those two stories are just 2 doctors among at least 2,500 members of the Pro-Life OBGYNs, a group of doctors who reject abortion and some of them, former abortionists. (AAPLOG) In fact, Dr. Nathanson has repeatedly debunked the false statistic that illegal abortions mean dangerous and deadly ones. Well first, even in a legal abortion, you are losing the life of a child, and consider this on Maternal Death. Firstly, let us consider, how do we know the number before abortion was legalized, we don’t. So any number is purely speculative. Secondly, Dr. Nathanson even said: How many deaths were we talking about when abortion was illegal? In NARAL we generally emphasized the drama of the individual case, not the mass statistics, but when we spoke of the latter it was always "5,000-10,000 deaths a year. I confess that I knew the figures were totally false, and I suppose that others did too if they stopped to think of it. But in the 'morality' of our revolution it was a useful figure, widely accepted, so why go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics? The overriding concern was to get the laws eliminated, and anything within reason that had to be done was permissible.
That is pretty damning, but it get’s worse. In 1960 Mary Calderone, a Planned Parenthood board member speculated that 9 out of 10 abortions were performed by licensed doctors and said: they are physicians, trained as such...Abortion, whether therapeutic or illegal, is in the main no longer dangerous, because it is being done well by physicians. In fact, many women have died since abortion’s legalization. But we wouldn’t know because the states with the most abortions (California, New York, et. al.) often don’t need to report maternal death rates. And even in states that do, doctors can record the Cause of Death as, a “hemorrhage” never reported that it was abortion-induced. Now, I concede that here in the states, the data is circumstantial and requires critical thinking, so let’s look abroad for cold hard facts. In Ireland and Malta, the UN reported maternal deaths lower than in the US, and they are extremely Catholic and Anti-Abort nations. And in Poland for another example, the Polish Health ministry reported that maternal death rates dropped when abortions were banned. (FRC) And let’s take a minute to talk about Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood says that 3% of what it does is abortion, but there is a reason why Slate, of all websites, calls it “The Most Meaningless Abortion Statistic ever” and why the Washington Post called it “Very Misleading”. But let’s look at the numbers. According to their annual report, Planned Parenthood commits an average of 325,000 abortions a year. That averages to 1 abortion every 97 seconds. But let’s talk about how much of what they do is abortion, the original query, well, the 325,000 abortions a year divided by last year’s total patient count of 2.5 Million Patients. That mean ONE out of every EIGHT women who walk into a Planned Parenthood, not one in thirty-three, ONE in EIGHT. In fact, they commit 160 abortions for every adoption referral. Let’s talk about what else they do now, they do .97% of the nation's Cervical Cancer screenings, 1.8% of the nation’s Breast Exams, and of course, THIRTY-ONE PERCENT of the nation’s abortions. That’s right, 31%. Let’s not forget they do not offer prenatal care. But that is a PR problem, so how, do they get that 3% figure? They measure everything in “services”. What is a service? An abortion is, but so is a simple pregnancy test. An Abortion which can cost up to $1,500 is weighed the same as a $10 pregnancy test. So if a girl walks in for an abortion, she will get a pregnancy test, the abortion she came in for, an STI test, and a packet of contraceptives. During the visit she got 4 services, she scheduled an abortion, but according to Planned Parenthood, what she did was only 25% abortion. In fact, using this method if all Planned Parenthood patients received an abortion they could claim only 25% of what they do is abortion. Planned Parenthood gives 9.4 million “services”, divide 325,000 by that, you get 3%. And let’s not forget that abortion has a 31% stranglehold on the abortion market, bigger than Samsung on TVs and Chrysler on Cars. So let’s call it for what it is, Planned Parenthood is big business, a big abortion business. One that uses the foulest means of abortion to make a buck. What are those methods, we haven’t even gotten into the full nastiness of Planned Parenthood? We have had doctors from Planned Parenthood talk about using “less crunchy” techniques to harvest the parts of the child. Or perhaps when a different doctor explains the ease with which baby eyeballs and intestines can be extracted. And of course when doctors haggle over the prices of the parts standing in front of a tray filled up with said parts. But it gets much worse when we talk about how the children are harvested. During the first trimester, doctors plunge a tube with an edged tip into the cervix they use the suction part of the tool to rip the child limb from limb while it is still alive and collects it in a vat. This is the type of butchery Director Johnson experienced, it is called Suction Aspiration, but as time goes on, the methods become much more Orwellian. Try Dilation and Curettage where a curette is used to chop the baby up and scrape it right up. How about Dilation and Evacuation, where doctors use forceps to crush the baby, including the now developed Brain and Spine, but this usually results in unusable parts. So what do they use to save the parts, they use Intact Dilation and Extraction, otherwise known as Partial-Birth Abortion. Doctors will use an ultrasound to find a baby’s legs, use forceps to pull them into the birth canal, they deliver the entire baby, except the head, at which point they stab the child in the neck severing the now developed cerebral cortex and ending the child’s life, even while most of it has been delivered into the world. Then, of course, you could side with Former President Barack Obama who supported Post-Birth abortion, that is right, he said that if your doctor somehow botched an abortion before birth, and the child was delivered alive, that killing it post-birth was a protected right. You ask me, that is infanticide. So, I ask, when a fetus can move away and detect the pain and the suffering, how is that a safe medical procedure? When from the moment of conception, you are dealing with new life, how is that a “moral” operation? And that when the vast majority of this operation is performed where a forceps is used to pull the fetus apart, or where a vacuum is used to suck it into a collection vat, sometimes heart still beating, how is that ok by society? And when the biggest medical argument against illegalization is a House of Cards promulgated by decade old lies. How is this an act to be defended? If you ask 2,500 of our nation’s finest caretakers, it’s not, it’s murder. And from the date of this article’s publishment, the cause of death of just under 60 million Americans. Compare that to every American killed by war, 1.2 million.
Now that we have covered some scientific reasons against abortions and we have established an unborn child as life, we can delve into the legal world. But to compose any good legal argument for or against abortion, we must look at the crux of the issue in law, Roe v. Wade. The first thing we need look at is what Roe decided. Most Americans would think that Roe created a limited right to abortion. In fact, the court did just the opposite, they said, We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer. (Roe v Wade) Ok, fair enough, that decision is from 1973, scientific evidence for Life wasn’t nearly as strong, however, instead of cautiously allowing science to deliver an answer, or revise the decision once evidence came out, they created an unlimited right to be abortion, albeit one that can be stymied by States at the arbitrarily created “point of viability”. However, we can also find a sentence in the ruling in Roe’s companion case, Doe that says this : We agree with the District Court, 319 F.Supp. at 1058, that the medical judgment may be exercised in the light of all factors --physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman's age -- relevant to the well-being of the patient. (Doe v Bolton) That means that a doctor can override a restriction if he deems a woman in “emotional” duress because of carrying a pregnancy to term. In fact, we can even look at the cases of abortions being defended by the Prosecutors, the woman that sued Texas and Georgia, were in fine health and simply did not want to carry the child to term. (FRC) Now you may ask, “Where did this ruling come from, surely the Court must have had a Basis?” Well, that basis came from a “right” not even written in the Constitution. Both the Doe and Roe ruling reference an inherent Right to “Privacy”. The word privacy is never even used in the Constitution. (Constitution) This “right” to privacy that was ruled upon, made abortion completely an issue of Women’s Health. Well, we have established life from conception and when the court overlooked it and wrote that they need not determine life to rule on it in the earliest stages, they effectively made complete abortion legal, on a basis of a “right” not found in the Constitution. When the court authors an opinion, that sends the signal for ALL law enforcement to uphold EVERY single letter of it, sometimes that can have ill wished consequences. In fact, even Liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sees it as an issue of equal protection, and not “privacy”. She even said in an interview with a Kansas newspaper “It is not the way courts generally work”. And even off the bench, Pro-Choicers are singing a similar tune with John H. Ely of Yale saying: “because it is not constitutional law and gives almost no sense of an obligation to try to be.” And best of all, the Clerk of Justice Blackmun, the authoring Justice, called it: “one of the most intellectually suspect constitutional decisions of the modern era.” But beyond just mere opinion, there are verifiable sources in U.S. Law. For example, When we look at the 5th and 14th Amendments, they contain what is called the Due Process Clause. In the 5th it reads: nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. And when we take a look at the 14th, it sounds rather familiar: nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. To me, having established life at conception, that seems rather a clear cut, but there is, even more, some would have the fetus exempted from citizenship, but as a fetus is a person, that comes into conflict with both Title 8 of U.S. Code and Article II of the Constitution. Both establish that birthright means citizenship. We can find that from the apparentness of Life at Conception, there is citizenship. Even the American people as a whole seem to be catching on, 61% of Americans believe that once a fetal heartbeat begins, abortion should be illegal, as we have discussed this occurs much earlier than most would think. In fact, Most Americans, 53%, would not overturn Roe, however, when explained that Roe creates an unlimited right to abortion, that contrast these numbers, only 6% of Americans agree with this unlimited right, 86% agreeing with banning 3rd trimester bans, 72% with 2nd, and a further 61% with heartbeat bans as said above. (Gallup/Ipsos) However, these numbers do drop in the cases of rape or incest. If we delve further however into this issue, we see in a survey conducted by the Pro-Choice Guttmacher Institute, we see some interesting polls on why abortions happen. We see that 92% of abortions are purely elected. Less than 1% are Incest and rape driven, combined. And even then, I ask, why should a child get the Death Penalty for the crimes of the father. Why should a child conceived in rape, be executed, when even in the 2008 case of Kennedy v. Louisiana, the Supreme Court ruled that a 400 lbs. man that raped his 8-year-old stepdaughter could not be put to death and overruled his sentence given to him by the Louisiana jury. (Kennedy v Louisiana) If even HE cannot be legally executed, a child rapist, why should any child conceive of rape be murdered for their father’s heinous crime, when he himself, cannot be? This among the myriad Constitutional provision and standing legal precedent is why the illegality of abortion is truly the most unenforced standing law in the nation, at a dire cost.
The final field in which we examine abortion’s many nuances is its morality. This topic trickier than either Medicine or Law is often divided into two camps, Morality from Religion, and Morality based on secular foundations. There is an argument against abortion to be derived from both. For the religious viewpoint, we can look no further than the Bible itself. But before I delve directly into the verses that I find most damning, there is an elephant in the room. The Bible NEVER specifically references abortion. For one reason only, in the time before Jesus until afterward when Paul composed the final books, abortion was so unthinkable that it was an unwritten law. Infertility was seen as a curse, and pregnancy a gift, so the Prophets didn’t need to write anything about its evil. That view about the sacredness of the family had vanished, but the Bible, and its verses on the beauty of God and his gifts haven’t. The first few verses are about King David and his relationship with the divine. Starting with Psalms 139: 13-16 which reads: For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.My substance was not hidden from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. This reaffirms Genesis 2:7 which says: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. Both of these powerful passages make a point to say how much care that God puts into forming babies in the womb. But there is much more, in Psalms 51:5 we see the truth, that unborn children are responsible for original sin from conception when it says: Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. And in Genesis on 3 separate occasions is the likeness of God confirmed, in 1:26-27, 5:1, and 9:6. And again, we can see that, though God’s perfect image was affected in the fall of man from Eden, it was not erased. This can be read in 1 Cor. 11:7 and James 3:9. We can also see in Romans 5:12 and Hebrews 7:10 that the unborn child receives original sin and is morally accountable at conception, as all unbaptized humans are. Romans reads: Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. And in Hebrews, we find: For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him. And even beyond this level of biblical morals that God wishes to follow, we must look no further than Exodus 21:22-25 to find the sanctity of the pregnancy in Jewish culture. In Exodus it says this of the death of unborn: If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
To me that is rather clear that the death of an unborn is taken just as seriously of that as a born child. At this point, I think that everyone that treats the Bible with great reverence as a book of worldly wisdom has come to understand the immorality that abortion embodies. But even for Secular folks, their philosophies as decent people are sure to be challenged by the non-religious issues posed. The first few standards are imposed by Roe. Beginning with what was discussed earlier, Roe draws some lines, one of the most infamous being that of the viability point. Ruling that before a child is viable to survive outside the womb, abortions ought to be legal, however, the first bit of our time together was disputing when a child became life, and that was conception. Life is Life, even if it needs to be nurtured. Would you consider a deer that was hit by a car and needs to be nurtured and have medical attention to not be alive, even if you left it alone it would die? Would you feel this way of your grandmother of brother that needs emergency care? This is the standard Roe set, and it’s unacceptable. Another hallmark of Roe is their trepidation separation of separating humanity from personhood. The ruling confirmed, that even if a human, the legal definition of “persons”, may not apply. This opened up a way for some radical definitions of personhood to be proposed. Ones that proposed, not biological definitions of life or personhood, but cultural ones. Francis Crick said with Nature magazine a child was considered to be legally born when two days old, it could be examined to see whether it was an ‘acceptable member of human society. And it was famed Anthropologist Ashley Montagu that stated A newborn baby is not truly human until he or she is molded by cultural influences later. (Probe) And Professor Joseph Fletcher perhaps holds the most blood-curdling view, writing in his book, Humans without some minimum of intelligence or mental capacity are not persons, no matter how many of these organs are active, no matter how spontaneous their living processes are. (Probe) He would go on to use 40 IQ as a benchmark for personhood. These are not just arguments supporting abortion’s supposed morality, but infanticide, and the last one, the murder of the most vulnerable in society. Now that we have covered some of the current standards imposed by the courts, and the opinions on them, we can look at the true value of the unborn. Now, some people would say that fetuses have no rights. This included the Democratic nominee for President this year, Hillary Clinton. (Richardson) However, even IF an unborn child is not a person, and we can disregard all juxtaposing information on that and the life of the child, I would ask this. Even if the child is not a person, why is it afforded no rights? There are many animal rights groups, surely they don’t think that the animals are people, but they do believe they have rights. I myself agree, they are living beings and should be treated respectfully. However, many of the members of these animal rights groups, such as PETA, take an interesting stance on abortion. MANY members of animal rights groups are rather militant liberals, yet, when they say they animals should be given rights perpendicular to human rights, they omit the unborn. They never seem to say, “Hey at least in some stage this baby becomes a baby”, even if they don’t recognize life at conception as modern science had granted us. This hypocrisy really is both repulsive and mind-boggling. But it doesn’t get any better from there. A fetus has value, I think we can all agree, an infinite value in fact, of endless possibilities of a new person in the world. When a mother plans on carrying a baby to term, that baby is seen as having almost infinite value, yet, when pulling in for the insidious practice of abortion, that value goes away. Why doesn't the mother get to decide the value of her child? And say, in a tragedy, a pregnant woman, is murdered, the assailant is charged with murder of course, but how many times? Two counts, or just one? Does the death of the fetus mean another murder to be prosecuted for? Hard to say, but if you follow liberal abortion theory the answer is clearly no, that life is not found in the womb. Now that we have discussed some philosophy and principle behind the issue, I want to paint you a picture. Imagine a woman. Her husband has just left her, and she is to move in with her parents. However, she has a problem, her parents don’t know what she does. The absent father impregnated her and she is faced with a choice. Does she get an abortion or not, being a devout woman she goes to the nearby church and is convinced to choose life. That woman’s name is Ann Dunham, she is no longer with us, but her child is. You see, thirteen years after Ann had passed, her son was elected the first Black President in American history. The man that supported radical abortion, was the very one who grabbed life from its deadly jaws. The woman who wasn’t quite ready for a child gave birth to a leader of the free world (By The People), so I would implore all mothers, before choosing an abortion, think about the unlimited value your child could possess. So after all that heavy moralism, I want to end on a happy note. Just something in our society that already recognizes life in the womb. If you believe that a baby is part of a mother’s body, do walk up to her and say, How’s your Body? No, I would hope not at least, you say How’s the Baby? You recognize that the baby is a separate being with its own welfare. These values are recognized across the spectrum of humanity, from the secular to the non-secular. They aren’t values that can be easily cast aside nor should they, they just need be exposed to shine their proud light, much like the children they protect.
So, now that I have presented the facts, the evidence, and the morals, it is your turn. I would ask you to understand the medical evidence, the law, and the beliefs of the philosophies of the world, ranging in value. And I would ask you to choose a side, choose what you can do to help society, and after all that I have said about the above, I would plead you, choose life.
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2017.08.27 06:09 Reagan0 Abortion: America's Biggest Killer

Abortion: America’s Biggest Killer
Abortion is a very contentious issue in the American political sphere. There is a wide difference of opinions on the issue, many say it is an issue of privacy, life, or rights. Opinions run wild across the political spectrum, often creating vitriol. Well, this piece most likely won’t help, but it is the truth and should be said, no matter how gruesome. And that is, abortion should be outlawed by the Federal Government because it is the taking of life, it is immoral, and it is illegal under the U.S. Constitution. These are some hefty claims, but they are more obvious than they may seem.
I want to first start by establishing some scientific fact. The most important fact is, a human zygote is composed of unique HUMAN cells and unique DNA independent of the mother. This very combination makes it genetically distinct from all other humans. (Mayo Clinic) The zygote is a completely different human organism from the mother, and those who would say that it is no different from her appendix in that it is a part of her body that doesn’t contribute have a flawed scientific backing. We understand that all 46 chromosomes are present in the zygote and that they are unique to the zygote. Science is progressing extremely fast and gender can now be determined from a simple blood test of a pregnant woman who is 12 weeks along. (Doctor Testimony) Not only gender, but researchers have found every single trait that chromosomes design for a human in the earliest stages of pregnancies. That would have astounded scientists from the turn of the 21st century and as science progresses more evidence for choosing life abounds. But even with all this new and convincing evidence, we can fall back on some old tried and true principles. The four basic principles of life are organization, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction. The human embryo can meet all of these standards with ease. I would also beg the question, can we use the reverse standard of death, to form a standard of life? Examining further, to be clinically dead, your heart must stop, then would the formation of a heart perhaps mark life? Well, if so, the heart begins to beat on the 22nd DAY of pregnancy, rendering large amounts of abortions murder by that standard ALONE, our previous standards withstanding. But to form a more rigorous definition of death, physicians will often use the stoppage of all brain activity as medically dead. Again, this standard alone would render Embryos life after the 40th day, when brain waves start. (Mayo Clinic) But with those basic principles determined, let’s look at the testimony of trained OBGYNs and Biologists. The first few individuals I’d like to discuss are Professors at the Science departments of well-respected universities. These people stood in front of the Senate and testified their views on life. Micheline Matthews-Roth, who teaches at Harvard, says this: I oppose the use of embryonic stem cells because to obtain those cells it is necessary to kill a growing human being. We know from embryology that a new life begins with the formation of the zygote, the cell formed by the union of egg and sperm in fertilization -- this is scientific fact, not religious doctrine. What makes us human is not our looks or mental attributes, but the human chromosomes and genes which we have in our cells from the zygote stage throughout our life. We should not condone killing a member of our species, even for a good reason. (NPR) That pretty much confirms the facts stated above. However, there is more, Dr. Alfred Bongiovanni said this : I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception.... I submit that human life is present throughout this entire sequence from conception to adulthood and that any interruption at any point throughout this time constitutes a termination of human life.... I am no more prepared to say that these early stages [of development in the womb] represent an incomplete human being than I would be to say that the child prior to the dramatic effects of puberty...is not a human being. This is human life at every stage. (NAAPC)
Jerome Lejeune, often considered the Father of Modern Genetics, said To accept the fact that, after fertilization has taken place, a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion. The human nature of the human being from conception to old age is not a metaphysical conception. It is plain experimental evidence. (NAAPC) I could go on with that exact same philosophy repeated out of the mouths of at least 5 more world renowned scientists who have made such statements, but I think the point is perceived. But, there is one final medical reason for the abolition of abortion. To this I refer to Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the co-founder of NARAL, the largest pro-abort political action group, and Abby Johnson the former Director of Planned Parenthood. Scientific fact says, fetuses can feel pain and react to their surroundings. Neither of the Former Pro-Abortionists believed this. Pro-Choicers will often say that reactions from babies in the womb are not available until 26 week, this has been disproven as above, but it wasn’t until the Now Pro-Life abortion Doctors experienced their first ultrasound abortion. Early in the 70s, ultrasounds were just being developed, as the first one rolled into Dr. Nathanson’s office, he was thrilled to witness his work. As his colleague began, all that changed. He watched as the baby was pulled apart, he went on to write his book “Aborting America” in which he said, “I am responsible for the death of 60,000” and called abortions “humanity’s greatest holocaust”. He made the film “The Silent Scream” to highlight the process of abortions and what really happens during the process of ending a pregnancy. Little did he know that 40 years later a young woman would experience much the same. As Director Johnson was pulled in to assist on an abortion, she noticed an ultrasound, she didn’t give it much mind, she had never seen an abortion performed, but as the abortion started she saw a fetus pop onto it, she the 13 week old bouncing and swimming away from the forceps that was chasing it like a mad dog locked onto its prey, the fetus fought but lost, as the tool sucked the child apart the child limb from limb. Director Johnson resigned that day and never went back. (Abby Johnson) Those two stories are just 2 doctors among at least 2,500 members of the Pro-Life OBGYNs, a group of doctors who reject abortion and some of them, former abortionists. (AAPLOG) In fact, Dr. Nathanson has repeatedly debunked the false statistic that illegal abortions mean dangerous and deadly ones. Well first, even in a legal abortion, you are losing the life of a child, and consider this on Maternal Death. Firstly, let us consider, how do we know the number before abortion was legalized, we don’t. So any number is purely speculative. Secondly, Dr. Nathanson even said: How many deaths were we talking about when abortion was illegal? In NARAL we generally emphasized the drama of the individual case, not the mass statistics, but when we spoke of the latter it was always "5,000-10,000 deaths a year. I confess that I knew the figures were totally false, and I suppose that others did too if they stopped to think of it. But in the 'morality' of our revolution it was a useful figure, widely accepted, so why go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics? The overriding concern was to get the laws eliminated, and anything within reason that had to be done was permissible.
That is pretty damning, but it get’s worse. In 1960 Mary Calderone, a Planned Parenthood board member speculated that 9 out of 10 abortions were performed by licensed doctors and said: they are physicians, trained as such...Abortion, whether therapeutic or illegal, is in the main no longer dangerous, because it is being done well by physicians. In fact, many women have died since abortion’s legalization. But we wouldn’t know because the states with the most abortions (California, New York, et. al.) often don’t need to report maternal death rates. And even in states that do, doctors can record the Cause of Death as, a “hemorrhage” never reported that it was abortion-induced. Now, I concede that here in the states, the data is circumstantial and requires critical thinking, so let’s look abroad for cold hard facts. In Ireland and Malta, the UN reported maternal deaths lower than in the US, and they are extremely Catholic and Anti-Abort nations. And in Poland for another example, the Polish Health ministry reported that maternal death rates dropped when abortions were banned. (FRC) And let’s take a minute to talk about Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood says that 3% of what it does is abortion, but there is a reason why Slate, of all websites, calls it “The Most Meaningless Abortion Statistic ever” and why the Washington Post called it “Very Misleading”. But let’s look at the numbers. According to their annual report, Planned Parenthood commits an average of 325,000 abortions a year. That averages to 1 abortion every 97 seconds. But let’s talk about how much of what they do is abortion, the original query, well, the 325,000 abortions a year divided by last year’s total patient count of 2.5 Million Patients. That mean ONE out of every EIGHT women who walk into a Planned Parenthood, not one in thirty-three, ONE in EIGHT. In fact, they commit 160 abortions for every adoption referral. Let’s talk about what else they do now, they do .97% of the nation's Cervical Cancer screenings, 1.8% of the nation’s Breast Exams, and of course, THIRTY-ONE PERCENT of the nation’s abortions. That’s right, 31%. Let’s not forget they do not offer prenatal care. But that is a PR problem, so how, do they get that 3% figure? They measure everything in “services”. What is a service? An abortion is, but so is a simple pregnancy test. An Abortion which can cost up to $1,500 is weighed the same as a $10 pregnancy test. So if a girl walks in for an abortion, she will get a pregnancy test, the abortion she came in for, an STI test, and a packet of contraceptives. During the visit she got 4 services, she scheduled an abortion, but according to Planned Parenthood, what she did was only 25% abortion. In fact, using this method if all Planned Parenthood patients received an abortion they could claim only 25% of what they do is abortion. Planned Parenthood gives 9.4 million “services”, divide 325,000 by that, you get 3%. And let’s not forget that Planned Parenthood has a 31% stranglehold on the abortion market, bigger than Samsung on TVs and Chrysler on Cars. So let’s call it for what it is, Planned Parenthood is big business, a big abortion business. One that uses the foulest means of abortion to make a buck. What are those methods, we haven’t even gotten into the full nastiness of Planned Parenthood? We have had doctors from Planned Parenthood talk about using “less crunchy” techniques to harvest the parts of the child. Or perhaps when a different doctor explains the ease with which baby eyeballs and intestines can be extracted. And of course when doctors haggle over the prices of the parts standing in front of a tray filled up with said parts. But it gets much worse when we talk about how the children are harvested. During the first trimester, doctors plunge a tube with an edged tip into the cervix they use the suction part of the tool to rip the child limb from limb while it is still alive and collects it in a vat. This is the type of butchery Director Johnson experienced, it is called Suction Aspiration, but as time goes on, the methods become much more Orwellian. Try Dilation and Curettage where a curette is used to chop the baby up and scrape it right up. How about Dilation and Evacuation, where doctors use forceps to crush the baby, including the now developed Brain and Spine, but this usually results in unusable parts. So what do they use to save the parts, they use Intact Dilation and Extraction, otherwise known as Partial-Birth Abortion. Doctors will use an ultrasound to find a baby’s legs, use forceps to pull them into the birth canal, they deliver the entire baby, except the head, at which point they stab the child in the neck severing the now developed cerebral cortex and ending the child’s life, even while most of it has been delivered into the world. Then, of course, you could side with Former President Barack Obama who supported Post-Birth abortion, that is right, he said that if your doctor somehow botched an abortion before birth, and the child was delivered alive, that killing it post-birth was a protected right. You ask me, that is infanticide. So, I ask, when a fetus can move away and detect the pain and the suffering, how is that a safe medical procedure? When from the moment of conception, you are dealing with new life, how is that a “moral” operation? And that when the vast majority of this operation is performed where a forceps is used to pull the fetus apart, or where a vacuum is used to suck it into a collection vat, sometimes heart still beating, how is that ok by society? And when the biggest medical argument against illegalization is a House of Cards promulgated by decade old lies. How is this an act to be defended? If you ask 2,500 of our nation’s finest caretakers, it’s not, it’s murder. And from the date of this article’s publishment, the cause of death of just under 60 million Americans. Compare that to every American killed by war, 1.2 million.
Now that we have covered some scientific reasons against abortions and we have established an unborn child as life, we can delve into the legal world. But to compose any good legal argument for or against abortion, we must look at the crux of the issue in law, Roe v. Wade. The first thing we need look at is what Roe decided. Most Americans would think that Roe created a limited right to abortion. In fact, the court did just the opposite, they said, We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer. (Roe v Wade) Ok, fair enough, that decision is from 1973, scientific evidence for Life wasn’t nearly as strong, however, instead of cautiously allowing science to deliver an answer, or revise the decision once evidence came out, they created an unlimited right to be abortion, albeit one that can be stymied by States at the arbitrarily created “point of viability”. However, we can also find a sentence in the ruling in Roe’s companion case, Doe that says this : We agree with the District Court, 319 F.Supp. at 1058, that the medical judgment may be exercised in the light of all factors --physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman's age -- relevant to the well-being of the patient. (Doe v Bolton) That means that a doctor can override a restriction if he deems a woman in “emotional” duress because of carrying a pregnancy to term. In fact, we can even look at the cases of abortions being defended by the Prosecutors, the woman that sued Texas and Georgia, were in fine health and simply did not want to carry the child to term. (FRC) Now you may ask, “Where did this ruling come from, surely the Court must have had a Basis?” Well, that basis came from a “right” not even written in the Constitution. Both the Doe and Roe ruling reference an inherent Right to “Privacy”. The word privacy is never even used in the Constitution. (Constitution) This “right” to privacy that was ruled upon, made abortion completely an issue of Women’s Health. Well, we have established life from conception and when the court overlooked it and wrote that they need not determine life to rule on it in the earliest stages, they effectively made complete abortion legal, on a basis of a “right” not found in the Constitution. When the court authors an opinion, that sends the signal for ALL law enforcement to uphold EVERY single letter of it, sometimes that can have ill wished consequences. In fact, even Liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sees it as an issue of equal protection, and not “privacy”. She even said in an interview with a Kansas newspaper “It is not the way courts generally work”. And even off the bench, Pro-Choicers are singing a similar tune with John H. Ely of Yale saying: “because it is not constitutional law and gives almost no sense of an obligation to try to be.” And best of all, the Clerk of Justice Blackmun, the authoring Justice, called it: “one of the most intellectually suspect constitutional decisions of the modern era.” But beyond just mere opinion, there are verifiable sources in U.S. Law. For example, When we look at the 5th and 14th Amendments, they contain what is called the Due Process Clause. In the 5th it reads: nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. And when we take a look at the 14th, it sounds rather familiar: nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. To me, having established life at conception, that seems rather a clear cut, but there is, even more, some would have the fetus exempted from citizenship, but as a fetus is a person, that comes into conflict with both Title 8 of U.S. Code and Article II of the Constitution. Both establish that birthright means citizenship. We can find that from the apparentness of Life at Conception, there is citizenship. Even the American people as a whole seem to be catching on, 61% of Americans believe that once a fetal heartbeat begins, abortion should be illegal, as we have discussed this occurs much earlier than most would think. In fact, Most Americans, 53%, would not overturn Roe, however, when explained that Roe creates an unlimited right to abortion, that contrast these numbers, only 6% of Americans agree with this unlimited right, 86% agreeing with banning 3rd trimester bans, 72% with 2nd, and a further 61% with heartbeat bans as said above. (Gallup/Ipsos) However, these numbers do drop in the cases of rape or incest. If we delve further however into this issue, we see in a survey conducted by the Pro-Choice Guttmacher Institute, we see some interesting polls on why abortions happen. We see that 92% of abortions are purely elected. Less than 1% are Incest and rape driven, combined. And even then, I ask, why should a child get the Death Penalty for the crimes of the father. Why should a child conceived in rape, be executed, when even in the 2008 case of Kennedy v. Louisiana, the Supreme Court ruled that a 400 lbs. man that raped his 8-year-old stepdaughter could not be put to death and overruled his sentence given to him by the Louisiana jury. (Kennedy v Louisiana) If even HE cannot be legally executed, a child rapist, why should any child conceive of rape be murdered for their father’s heinous crime, when he himself, cannot be? This among the myriad Constitutional provision and standing legal precedent is why the illegality of abortion is truly the most unenforced standing law in the nation, at a dire cost.
The final field in which we examine abortion’s many nuances is its morality. This topic trickier than either Medicine or Law is often divided into two camps, Morality from Religion, and Morality based on secular foundations. There is an argument against abortion to be derived from both. For the religious viewpoint, we can look no further than the Bible itself. But before I delve directly into the verses that I find most damning, there is an elephant in the room. The Bible NEVER specifically references abortion. For one reason only, in the time before Jesus until afterward when Paul composed the final books, abortion was so unthinkable that it was an unwritten law. Infertility was seen as a curse, and pregnancy a gift, so the Prophets didn’t need to write anything about its evil. That view about the sacredness of the family had vanished, but the Bible, and its verses on the beauty of God and his gifts haven’t. The first few verses are about King David and his relationship with the divine. Starting with Psalms 139: 13-16 which reads: For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.My substance was not hidden from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. This reaffirms Genesis 2:7 which says: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. Both of these powerful passages make a point to say how much care that God puts into forming babies in the womb. But there is much more, in Psalms 51:5 we see the truth, that unborn children are responsible for original sin from conception when it says: Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. And in Genesis on 3 separate occasions is the likeness of God confirmed, in 1:26-27, 5:1, and 9:6. And again, we can see that, though God’s perfect image was affected in the fall of man from Eden, it was not erased. This can be read in 1 Cor. 11:7 and James 3:9. We can also see in Romans 5:12 and Hebrews 7:10 that the unborn child receives original sin and is morally accountable at conception, as all unbaptized humans are. Romans reads: Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. And in Hebrews, we find: For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him. And even beyond this level of biblical morals that God wishes to follow, we must look no further than Exodus 21:22-25 to find the sanctity of the pregnancy in Jewish culture. In Exodus it says this of the death of unborn: If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
To me, that is rather clear that the death of an unborn is taken just as seriously of that as a born child. At this point, I think that everyone that treats the Bible with great reverence as a book of worldly wisdom has come to understand the immorality that abortion embodies. But even for Secular folks, their philosophies as decent people are sure to be challenged by the non-religious issues posed. The first few standards are imposed by Roe. Beginning with what was discussed earlier, Roe draws some lines, one of the most infamous being that of the viability point. Ruling that before a child is viable to survive outside the womb, abortions ought to be legal, however, the first bit of our time together was disputing when a child became life, and that was conception. Life is Life, even if it needs to be nurtured. Would you consider a deer that was hit by a car and needs to be nurtured and have medical attention to not be alive, even if you left it alone it would die? Would you feel this way of your grandmother of brother that needs emergency care? This is the standard Roe set, and it’s unacceptable. Another hallmark of Roe is their trepidation separation of separating humanity from personhood. The ruling confirmed, that even if a human, the legal definition of “persons”, may not apply. This opened up a way for some radical definitions of personhood to be proposed. Ones that proposed, not biological definitions of life or personhood, but cultural ones. Francis Crick said with Nature magazine a child was considered to be legally born when two days old, it could be examined to see whether it was an ‘acceptable member of human society. And it was famed Anthropologist Ashley Montagu that stated A newborn baby is not truly human until he or she is molded by cultural influences later. (Probe) And Professor Joseph Fletcher perhaps holds the most blood-curdling view, writing in his book, Humans without some minimum of intelligence or mental capacity are not persons, no matter how many of these organs are active, no matter how spontaneous their living processes are. (Probe) He would go on to use 40 IQ as a benchmark for personhood. These are not just arguments supporting abortion’s supposed morality, but infanticide, and the last one, the murder of the most vulnerable in society. Now that we have covered some of the current standards imposed by the courts, and the opinions on them, we can look at the true value of the unborn. Now, some people would say that fetuses have no rights. This included the Democratic nominee for President this year, Hillary Clinton. (Richardson) However, even IF an unborn child is not a person, and we can disregard all juxtaposing information on that and the life of the child, I would ask this. Even if the child is not a person, why is it afforded no rights? There are many animal rights groups, surely they don’t think that the animals are people, but they do believe they have rights. I myself agree, they are living beings and should be treated respectfully. However, many of the members of these animal rights groups, such as PETA, take an interesting stance on abortion. MANY members of animal rights groups are rather militant liberals, yet, when they say they animals should be given rights perpendicular to human rights, they omit the unborn. They never seem to say, “Hey at least in some stage this baby becomes a baby”, even if they don’t recognize life at conception as modern science had granted us. This hypocrisy really is both repulsive and mind-boggling. But it doesn’t get any better from there. A fetus has value, I think we can all agree, an infinite value in fact, of endless possibilities of a new person in the world. When a mother plans on carrying a baby to term, that baby is seen as having almost infinite value, yet, when pulling in for the insidious practice of abortion, that value goes away. Why doesn't the mother get to decide the value of her child? And say, in a tragedy, a pregnant woman, is murdered, the assailant is charged with murder of course, but how many times? Two counts, or just one? Does the death of the fetus mean another murder to be prosecuted for? Hard to say, but if you follow liberal abortion theory the answer is clearly no, that life is not found in the womb. Now that we have discussed some philosophy and principle behind the issue, I want to paint you a picture. Imagine a woman. Her husband has just left her, and she is to move in with her parents. However, she has a problem, her parents don’t know what she does. The absent father impregnated her and she is faced with a choice. Does she get an abortion or not, being a devout woman she goes to the nearby church and is convinced to choose life. That woman’s name is Ann Dunham, she is no longer with us, but her child is. You see, thirteen years after Ann had passed, her son was elected the first Black President in American history. The man that supported radical abortion, was the very one who grabbed life from its deadly jaws. The woman who wasn’t quite ready for a child gave birth to a leader of the free world (By The People), so I would implore all mothers, before choosing an abortion, think about the unlimited value your child could possess. So after all that heavy moralism, I want to end on a happy note. Just something in our society that already recognizes life in the womb. If you believe that a baby is part of a mother’s body, do walk up to her and say, How’s your Body? No, I would hope not at least, you say How’s the Baby? You recognize that the baby is a separate being with its own welfare. These values are recognized across the spectrum of humanity, from the secular to the non-secular. They aren’t values that can be easily cast aside nor should they, they just need be exposed to shine their proud light, much like the children they protect.
So, now that I have presented the facts, the evidence, and the morals, it is your turn. I would ask you to understand the medical evidence, the law, and the beliefs of the philosophies of the world, ranging in value. And I would ask you to choose a side, choose what you can do to help society, and after all that I have said about the above, I would plead you, choose life.
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2017.08.27 05:34 Reagan0 I have Composed a Pro-Life Litany

I have written up a piece tying together all arguments against abortion under the sun, here it is.
Abortion is a very contentious issue in the American political sphere. There is a wide difference of opinions on the issue, many say it is an issue of privacy, life, or rights. Opinions run wild across the political spectrum, often creating vitriol. Well, this piece most likely won’t help, but it is the truth and should be said, no matter how gruesome. And that is, abortion should be outlawed by the Federal Government because it is the taking of life, it is immoral, and it is illegal under the U.S. Constitution. These are some hefty claims, but they are more obvious than they may seem.
I want to first start by establishing some scientific fact. The most important fact is, a human zygote is composed of unique HUMAN cells and unique DNA independent of the mother. This very combination makes it genetically distinct from all other humans. (Mayo Clinic) The zygote is a completely different human organism from the mother, and those who would say that it is no different from her appendix in that it is a part of her body that doesn’t contribute have a flawed scientific backing. We understand that all 46 chromosomes are present in the zygote and that they are unique to the zygote. Science is progressing extremely fast and gender can now be determined from a simple blood test of a pregnant woman who is 12 weeks along. (Doctor Testimony) Not only gender, but researchers have found every single trait that chromosomes design for a human in the earliest stages of pregnancies. That would have astounded scientists from the turn of the 21st century and as science progresses more evidence for choosing life abounds. But even with all this new and convincing evidence, we can fall back on some old tried and true principles. The four basic principles of life are organization, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction. The human embryo can meet all of these standards with ease. I would also beg the question, can we use the reverse standard of death, to form a standard of life? Examining further, to be clinically dead, your heart must stop, then would the formation of a heart perhaps mark life? Well, if so, the heart begins to beat on the 22nd DAY of pregnancy, rendering large amounts of abortions murder by that standard ALONE, our previous standards withstanding. But to form a more rigorous definition of death, physicians will often use the stoppage of all brain activity as medically dead. Again, this standard alone would render Embryos life after the 40th day, when brain waves start. (Mayo Clinic) But with those basic principles determined, let’s look at the testimony of trained OBGYNs and Biologists. The first few individuals I’d like to discuss are Professors at the Science departments of well-respected universities. These people stood in front of the Senate and testified their views on life. Micheline Matthews-Roth, who teaches at Harvard, says this: I oppose the use of embryonic stem cells because to obtain those cells it is necessary to kill a growing human being. We know from embryology that a new life begins with the formation of the zygote, the cell formed by the union of egg and sperm in fertilization -- this is scientific fact, not religious doctrine. What makes us human is not our looks or mental attributes, but the human chromosomes and genes which we have in our cells from the zygote stage throughout our life. We should not condone killing a member of our species, even for a good reason. (NPR) That pretty much confirms the facts stated above. However, there is more, Dr. Alfred Bongiovanni said this : I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception.... I submit that human life is present throughout this entire sequence from conception to adulthood and that any interruption at any point throughout this time constitutes a termination of human life.... I am no more prepared to say that these early stages [of development in the womb] represent an incomplete human being than I would be to say that the child prior to the dramatic effects of puberty...is not a human being. This is human life at every stage. (NAAPC)
Jerome Lejeune, often considered the Father of Modern Genetics, said “To accept the fact that, after fertilization has taken place, a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion. The human nature of the human being from conception to old age is not a metaphysical conception. It is plain experimental evidence.” (NAAPC) I could go on with that exact same philosophy repeated out of the mouths of at least 5 more world renowned scientists who have made such statements, but I think the point is perceived. But, there is one final medical reason for the abolition of abortion. To this I refer to Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the co-founder of NARAL, the largest pro-abort political action group, and Abby Johnson the former Director of Planned Parenthood. Scientific fact says, fetuses can feel pain and react to their surroundings. Neither of the Former Pro-Abortionists believed this. Pro-Choicers will often say that reactions from babies in the womb are not available until 26 week, this has been disproven as above, but it wasn’t until the Now Pro-Life abortion Doctors experienced their first ultrasound abortion. Early in the 70s, ultrasounds were just being developed, as the first one rolled into Dr. Nathanson’s office, he was thrilled to witness his work. As his colleague began, all that changed. He watched as the baby was pulled apart, he went on to write his book “Aborting America” in which he said, “I am responsible for the death of 60,000” and called abortions “humanity’s greatest holocaust”. He made the film “The Silent Scream” to highlight the process of abortions and what really happens during the process of ending a pregnancy. Little did he know that 40 years later a young woman would experience much the same. As Director Johnson was pulled in to assist on an abortion, she noticed an ultrasound, she didn’t give it much mind, she had never seen an abortion performed, but as the abortion started she saw a fetus pop onto it, she the 13 week old bouncing and swimming away from the forceps that was chasing it like a mad dog locked onto its prey, the fetus fought but lost, as the tool sucked the child apart the child limb from limb. Director Johnson resigned that day and never went back. (Abby Johnson) Those two stories are just 2 doctors among at least 2,500 members of the Pro-Life OBGYNs, a group of doctors who reject abortion and some of them, former abortionists. (AAPLOG) In fact, Dr. Nathanson has repeatedly debunked the false statistic that illegal abortions mean dangerous and deadly ones. Well first, even in a legal abortion, you are losing the life of a child, and consider this on Maternal Death. Firstly, let us consider, how do we know the number before abortion was legalized, we don’t. So any number is purely speculative. Secondly, Dr. Nathanson even said: How many deaths were we talking about when abortion was illegal? In NARAL we generally emphasized the drama of the individual case, not the mass statistics, but when we spoke of the latter it was always "5,000-10,000 deaths a year." I confess that I knew the figures were totally false, and I suppose that others did too if they stopped to think of it. But in the 'morality' of our revolution it was a useful figure, widely accepted, so why go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics? The overriding concern was to get the laws eliminated, and anything within reason that had to be done was permissible.
That is pretty damning, but it get’s worse. In 1960 Mary Calderone, a Planned Parenthood board member speculated that 9 out of 10 abortions were performed by licensed doctors and said: they are physicians, trained as such...Abortion, whether therapeutic or illegal, is in the main no longer dangerous, because it is being done well by physicians. In fact, many women have died since abortion’s legalization. But we wouldn’t know because the states with the most abortions (California, New York, et. al.) often don’t need to report maternal death rates. And even in states that do, doctors can record the Cause of Death as, a “hemorrhage” never reported that it was abortion-induced. Now, I concede that here in the states, the data is circumstantial and requires critical thinking, so let’s look abroad for cold hard facts. In Ireland and Malta, the UN reported maternal deaths lower than in the US, and they are extremely Catholic and Anti-Abort nations. And in Poland for another example, the Polish Health ministry reported that maternal death rates dropped when abortions were banned. (FRC) And let’s take a minute to talk about Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood says that 3% of what it does is abortion, but there is a reason why Slate, of all websites, calls it “The Most Meaningless Abortion Statistic ever” and why the Washington Post called it “Very Misleading”. But let’s look at the numbers. According to their annual report, Planned Parenthood commits an average of 325,000 abortions a year. That averages to 1 abortion every 97 seconds. But let’s talk about how much of what they do is abortion, the original query, well, the 325,000 abortions a year divided by last year’s total patient count of 2.5 Million Patients. That mean ONE out of every EIGHT women who walk into a Planned Parenthood, not one in thirty-three, ONE in EIGHT. In fact, they commit 160 abortions for every adoption referral. Let’s talk about what else they do now, they do .97% of the nation's Cervical Cancer screenings, 1.8% of the nation’s Breast Exams, and of course, THIRTY-ONE PERCENT of the nation’s abortions. That’s right, 31%. Let’s not forget they do not offer prenatal care. But that is a PR problem, so how, do they get that 3% figure? They measure everything in “services”. What is a service? An abortion is, but so is a simple pregnancy test. An Abortion which can cost up to $1,500 is weighed the same as a $10 pregnancy test. So if a girl walks in for an abortion, she will get a pregnancy test, the abortion she came in for, an STI test, and a packet of contraceptives. During the visit she got 4 services, she scheduled an abortion, but according to Planned Parenthood, what she did was only 25% abortion. In fact, using this method if all Planned Parenthood patients received an abortion they could claim only 25% of what they do is abortion. Planned Parenthood gives 9.4 million “services”, divide 325,000 by that, you get 3%. And let’s not forget that abortion has a 31% stranglehold on the abortion market, bigger than Samsung on TVs and Chrysler on Cars. So let’s call it for what it is, Planned Parenthood is big business, a big abortion business. One that uses the foulest means of abortion to make a buck. What are those methods, we haven’t even gotten into the full nastiness of Planned Parenthood? We have had doctors from Planned Parenthood talk about using “less crunchy” techniques to harvest the parts of the child. Or perhaps when a different doctor explains the ease with which baby eyeballs and intestines can be extracted. And of course when doctors haggle over the prices of the parts standing in front of a tray filled up with said parts. But it gets much worse when we talk about how the children are harvested. During the first trimester, doctors plunge a tube with an edged tip into the cervix they use the suction part of the tool to rip the child limb from limb while it is still alive and collects it in a vat. This is the type of butchery Director Johnson experienced, it is called Suction Aspiration, but as time goes on, the methods become much more Orwellian. Try Dilation and Curettage where a curette is used to chop the baby up and scrape it right up. How about Dilation and Evacuation, where doctors use forceps to crush the baby, including the now developed Brain and Spine, but this usually results in unusable parts. So what do they use to save the parts, they use Intact Dilation and Extraction, otherwise known as Partial-Birth Abortion. Doctors will use an ultrasound to find a baby’s legs, use forceps to pull them into the birth canal, they deliver the entire baby, except the head, at which point they stab the child in the neck severing the now developed cerebral cortex and ending the child’s life, even while most of it has been delivered into the world. Then, of course, you could side with Former President Barack Obama who supported Post-Birth abortion, that is right, he said that if your doctor somehow botched an abortion before birth, and the child was delivered alive, that killing it post-birth was a protected right. You ask me, that is infanticide. So, I ask, when a fetus can move away and detect the pain and the suffering, how is that a safe medical procedure? When from the moment of conception, you are dealing with new life, how is that a “moral” operation? And that when the vast majority of this operation is performed where a forceps is used to pull the fetus apart, or where a vacuum is used to suck it into a collection vat, sometimes heart still beating, how is that ok by society? And when the biggest medical argument against illegalization is a House of Cards promulgated by decade old lies. How is this an act to be defended? If you ask 2,500 of our nation’s finest caretakers, it’s not, it’s murder. And from the date of this article’s publishment, the cause of death of just under 60 million Americans. Compare that to every American killed by war, 1.2 million.
Now that we have covered some scientific reasons against abortions and we have established an unborn child as life, we can delve into the legal world. But to compose any good legal argument for or against abortion, we must look at the crux of the issue in law, Roe v. Wade. The first thing we need look at is what Roe decided. Most Americans would think that Roe created a limited right to abortion. In fact, the court did just the opposite, they said, We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer. (Roe v Wade) Ok, fair enough, that decision is from 1973, scientific evidence for Life wasn’t nearly as strong, however, instead of cautiously allowing science to deliver an answer, or revise the decision once evidence came out, they created an unlimited right to be abortion, albeit one that can be stymied by States at the arbitrarily created “point of viability”. However, we can also find a sentence in the ruling in Roe’s companion case, Doe that says this : We agree with the District Court, 319 F.Supp. at 1058, that the medical judgment may be exercised in the light of all factors --physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman's age -- relevant to the well-being of the patient. (Doe v Bolton) That means that a doctor can override a restriction if he deems a woman in “emotional” duress because of carrying a pregnancy to term. In fact, we can even look at the cases of abortions being defended by the Prosecutors, the woman that sued Texas and Georgia, were in fine health and simply did not want to carry the child to term. (FRC) Now you may ask, “Where did this ruling come from, surely the Court must have had a Basis?” Well, that basis came from a “right” not even written in the Constitution. Both the Doe and Roe ruling reference an inherent Right to “Privacy”. The word privacy is never even used in the Constitution. (Constitution) This “right” to privacy that was ruled upon, made abortion completely an issue of Women’s Health. Well, we have established life from conception and when the court overlooked it and wrote that they need not determine life to rule on it in the earliest stages, they effectively made complete abortion legal, on a basis of a “right” not found in the Constitution. When the court authors an opinion, that sends the signal for ALL law enforcement to uphold EVERY single letter of it, sometimes that can have ill wished consequences. In fact, even Liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sees it as an issue of equal protection, and not “privacy”. She even said in an interview with a Kansas newspaper “It is not the way courts generally work”. And even off the bench, Pro-Choicers are singing a similar tune with John H. Ely of Yale saying: “because it is not constitutional law and gives almost no sense of an obligation to try to be.” And best of all, the Clerk of Justice Blackmun, the authoring Justice, called it: “one of the most intellectually suspect constitutional decisions of the modern era.” But beyond just mere opinion, there are verifiable sources in U.S. Law. For example, When we look at the 5th and 14th Amendments, they contain what is called the Due Process Clause. In the 5th it reads: nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. And when we take a look at the 14th, it sounds rather familiar: nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. To me, having established life at conception, that seems rather a clear cut, but there is, even more, some would have the fetus exempted from citizenship, but as a fetus is a person, that comes into conflict with both Title 8 of U.S. Code and Article II of the Constitution. Both establish that birthright means citizenship. We can find that from the apparentness of Life at Conception, there is citizenship. Even the American people as a whole seem to be catching on, 61% of Americans believe that once a fetal heartbeat begins, abortion should be illegal, as we have discussed this occurs much earlier than most would think. In fact, Most Americans, 53%, would not overturn Roe, however, when explained that Roe creates an unlimited right to abortion, that contrast these numbers, only 6% of Americans agree with this unlimited right, 86% agreeing with banning 3rd trimester bans, 72% with 2nd, and a further 61% with heartbeat bans as said above. (Gallup/Ipsos) However, these numbers do drop in the cases of rape or incest. If we delve further however into this issue, we see in a survey conducted by the Pro-Choice Guttmacher Institute, we see some interesting polls on why abortions happen. We see that 92% of abortions are purely elected. Less than 1% are Incest and rape driven, combined. And even then, I ask, why should a child get the Death Penalty for the crimes of the father. Why should a child conceived in rape, be executed, when even in the 2008 case of Kennedy v. Louisiana, the Supreme Court ruled that a 400 lbs. man that raped his 8-year-old stepdaughter could not be put to death and overruled his sentence given to him by the Louisiana jury. (Kennedy v Louisiana) If even HE cannot be legally executed, a child rapist, why should any child conceive of rape be murdered for their father’s heinous crime, when he himself, cannot be? This among the myriad Constitutional provision and standing legal precedent is why the illegality of abortion is truly the most unenforced standing law in the nation, at a dire cost.
The final field in which we examine abortion’s many nuances is its morality. This topic trickier than either Medicine or Law is often divided into two camps, Morality from Religion, and Morality based on secular foundations. There is an argument against abortion to be derived from both. For the religious viewpoint, we can look no further than the Bible itself. But before I delve directly into the verses that I find most damning, there is an elephant in the room. The Bible NEVER specifically references abortion. For one reason only, in the time before Jesus until afterward when Paul composed the final books, abortion was so unthinkable that it was an unwritten law. Infertility was seen as a curse, and pregnancy a gift, so the Prophets didn’t need to write anything about its evil. That view about the sacredness of the family had vanished, but the Bible, and its verses on the beauty of God and his gifts haven’t. The first few verses are about King David and his relationship with the divine. Starting with Psalms 139: 13-16 which reads: For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.My substance was not hidden from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. This reaffirms Genesis 2:7 which says: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. Both of these powerful passages make a point to say how much care that God puts into forming babies in the womb. But there is much more, in Psalms 51:5 we see the truth, that unborn children are responsible for original sin from conception when it says: Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. And in Genesis on 3 separate occasions is the likeness of God confirmed, in 1:26-27, 5:1, and 9:6. And again, we can see that, though God’s perfect image was affected in the fall of man from Eden, it was not erased. This can be read in 1 Cor. 11:7 and James 3:9. We can also see in Romans 5:12 and Hebrews 7:10 that the unborn child receives original sin and is morally accountable at conception, as all unbaptized humans are. Romans reads: Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. And in Hebrews, we find: For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him. And even beyond this level of biblical morals that God wishes to follow, we must look no further than Exodus 21:22-25 to find the sanctity of the pregnancy in Jewish culture. In Exodus it says this of the death of unborn: If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
To me that is rather clear that the death of an unborn is taken just as seriously of that as a born child. At this point, I think that everyone that treats the Bible with great reverence as a book of worldly wisdom has come to understand the immorality that abortion embodies. But even for Secular folks, their philosophies as decent people are sure to be challenged by the non-religious issues posed. The first few standards are imposed by Roe. Beginning with what was discussed earlier, Roe draws some lines, one of the most infamous being that of the viability point. Ruling that before a child is viable to survive outside the womb, abortions ought to be legal, however, the first bit of our time together was disputing when a child became life, and that was conception. Life is Life, even if it needs to be nurtured. Would you consider a deer that was hit by a car and needs to be nurtured and have medical attention to not be alive, even if you left it alone it would die? Would you feel this way of your grandmother of brother that needs emergency care? This is the standard Roe set, and it’s unacceptable. Another hallmark of Roe is their trepidation separation of separating humanity from personhood. The ruling confirmed, that even if a human, the legal definition of “persons”, may not apply. This opened up a way for some radical definitions of personhood to be proposed. Ones that proposed, not biological definitions of life or personhood, but cultural ones. Francis Crick said with Nature magazine a child was considered to be legally born when two days old, it could be examined to see whether it was an ‘acceptable member of human society. And it was famed Anthropologist Ashley Montagu that stated A newborn baby is not truly human until he or she is molded by cultural influences later. (Probe) And Professor Joseph Fletcher perhaps holds the most blood-curdling view, writing in his book, Humans without some minimum of intelligence or mental capacity are not persons, no matter how many of these organs are active, no matter how spontaneous their living processes are. (Probe) He would go on to use 40 IQ as a benchmark for personhood. These are not just arguments supporting abortion’s supposed morality, but infanticide, and the last one, the murder of the most vulnerable in society. Now that we have covered some of the current standards imposed by the courts, and the opinions on them, we can look at the true value of the unborn. Now, some people would say that fetuses have no rights. This included the Democratic nominee for President this year, Hillary Clinton. (Richardson) However, even IF an unborn child is not a person, and we can disregard all juxtaposing information on that and the life of the child, I would ask this. Even if the child is not a person, why is it afforded no rights? There are many animal rights groups, surely they don’t think that the animals are people, but they do believe they have rights. I myself agree, they are living beings and should be treated respectfully. However, many of the members of these animal rights groups, such as PETA, take an interesting stance on abortion. MANY members of animal rights groups are rather militant liberals, yet, when they say they animals should be given rights perpendicular to human rights, they omit the unborn. They never seem to say, “Hey at least in some stage this baby becomes a baby”, even if they don’t recognize life at conception as modern science had granted us. This hypocrisy really is both repulsive and mind-boggling. But it doesn’t get any better from there. A fetus has value, I think we can all agree, an infinite value in fact, of endless possibilities of a new person in the world. When a mother plans on carrying a baby to term, that baby is seen as having almost infinite value, yet, when pulling in for the insidious practice of abortion, that value goes away. Why doesn't the mother get to decide the value of her child? And say, in a tragedy, a pregnant woman, is murdered, the assailant is charged with murder of course, but how many times? Two counts, or just one? Does the death of the fetus mean another murder to be prosecuted for? Hard to say, but if you follow liberal abortion theory the answer is clearly no, that life is not found in the womb. Now that we have discussed some philosophy and principle behind the issue, I want to paint you a picture. Imagine a woman. Her husband has just left her, and she is to move in with her parents. However, she has a problem, her parents don’t know what she does. The absent father impregnated her and she is faced with a choice. Does she get an abortion or not, being a devout woman she goes to the nearby church and is convinced to choose life. That woman’s name is Ann Dunham, she is no longer with us, but her child is. You see, thirteen years after Ann had passed, her son was elected the first Black President in American history. The man that supported radical abortion, was the very one who grabbed life from its deadly jaws. The woman who wasn’t quite ready for a child gave birth to a leader of the free world (By The People), so I would implore all mothers, before choosing an abortion, think about the unlimited value your child could possess. So after all that heavy moralism, I want to end on a happy note. Just something in our society that already recognizes life in the womb. If you believe that a baby is part of a mother’s body, do walk up to her and say, How’s your Body? No, I would hope not at least, you say How’s the Baby? You recognize that the baby is a separate being with its own welfare. These values are recognized across the spectrum of humanity, from the secular to the non-secular. They aren’t values that can be easily cast aside nor should they, they just need be exposed to shine their proud light, much like the children they protect.
So, now that I have presented the facts, the evidence, and the morals, it is your turn. I would ask you to understand the medical evidence, the law, and the beliefs of the philosophies of the world, ranging in value. And I would ask you to choose a side, choose what you can do to help society, and after all that I have said about the above, I would plead you, choose life.
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2013.12.29 21:19 abcd_z mASF Repost: "BIG POST: The Ultimate Post on Why Long-Term Monogamy Doesn’t Work" by BlackDragon

abcd_z's note: Some of BlackDragon's statistics are inaccurate. The average female-initiated divorce rate is closer to 78% than 82%. People admitting to infidelity ranges anywhere from 7% to 40%, and the chances of a non-paternity event (which BD didn't cover) has a median chance of 3.7%, with chances rising to a median of 26.9% in situations where disputed parentage was the reason for DNA testing.
I don't even know where BlackDragon got the overall marriage failure rate of 86%.
The divorce rate, however, is 50% as he states.
Regardless of some inaccuracies, it's still an excellent post and BD still makes several good points.
Why Long-Term Monogamy Doesn’t Work In 21st Century America
Preface 1: If you’ve been directed here via a link, that means a point you brought up has been directly answered in this post. Hopefully, the person providing the link has also provided you with the section number so you can find the answer to your point quickly and easily. This is why the sections are numbered.
Preface 2: For those of you have followed my past posts on marriage and monogamy, some of this (though not all) will be repeat. This is because I’m trying to be as comprehensive as possible here.
What follows is my contention that long-term monogamy (including traditional marriage) doesn’t work. This conclusion is based on facts, statistics, observations, my own experiences, and the experiences of literally hundreds of people I have known, dated, worked with, or communicated with, over the course of my 37 year life. I will include all of those items here, as well as the responses to common objections people bring up when I postulate these things.
I tend to get the exact same questions and objections over and over and over again whenever I talk about this, so this will be the one big post that contains everything, so instead of repeating myself, I (and others) can just link to it in the future.
First, we must define a few things for purposes of this discussion.
A1 I am talking about monogamy. Monogamy, as defined in this discussion, means you promise the one woman you are with to not have ANY sexual contact with ANY other people, and she promises the same to you. And, it means you both actually DON’T have any physical sexual contact with any other people.
MLTR’s, OLTR’s, secret girlfriends, cheating behind someone’s back, and extramarital affairs are all NOT monogamy. Monogamy could include flirting with other people, but not actually touching them in a sexual manner.
A2 I am also talking about “long-term” monogamy. For purposes of this discussion the phrase “long-term” means longer than 3 years. For reasons we are about to discuss, it’s actually not tough to have a great monogamous LTR that lasts less than 3 years. Longer than 3 years, then we get into the zone where monogamy “doesn’t work”. More on this in a minute, but remember that “long-term” means 3 years or longer.
A3 I am also talking about the United States (and perhaps England as well). I am NOT talking about any other countries. A traditional marriage in one country is very different than a traditional marriage in another. I’m talking about the United States here. I do fully acknowledge that long-term monogamy and/or marriage does work in some other countries.
A4 I am also talking about this era. For purposes of this discussion, “this era” means after 1990. I am NOT talking about anyone who got married in the 1960’s, for example. Only people married after 1990. I am certainly talking about people getting married now, or who want to get married (or long-term monogamous) in the next 10 years or so. I fully acknowledge that that long-term marriage (somewhat) “worked” in other eras, where the law and social stigmas were quite different than today. But even then, the monogamous nature of these marriages were questionable. More on this in a minute.
A5 THERE ARE ODD EXCEPTIONS TO EVERY RULE. Whenever I postulate a fact, survey, statistic, or observation, there are always going to be odd exceptions. “Well, I knew this one couple once where…”. There are odd exceptions to every rule. Duh. The exceptions prove the rule.
A6 Let me make clear what I am NOT against:
  1. Monogamous LTR’s that last less than 3 years. I have a personal bias against ANY monogamy that lasts past about 2 months or so, but I do admit that some wonderful short-term monogamous relationships can be had. Great LTR’s that are 3 years or less CAN work. But even then, you’d better really, really know what you’re doing.
  2. Marriages that are temporary. If you want to get married, and know that most likely your marriage will end someday, we have no disagreement. Take the proper precautions and go for it. (If instead you think you’ll never get divorced and/or never experience an affair because “you’re different”, now we disagree, read on.)
  3. Open marriages or open relationships. I completely endorse long-term marriages and long-term relationships where one or both partners are allowed to have occasional meaningless sex with someone else outside the relationship, within certain ground rules set by the partners. That DOES create long-term happiness, provided both people have a reasonable idea of what they’re doing. (Long-term monogamous relationships generally don’t create long-term happiness even IF both people know what they’re doing.)
Now, here are the reasons long-term monogamy doesn’t work, in the United States, in this era.
B1 Human beings were never biologically designed to be monogamous for long stretches. Less than 7% of the animals on the planet Earth are actually designed to be lifetime monogamous, and not only are humans not in that 7%, they aren’t even close. Even human’s biological “relatives” (primates) are no where near lifetime monogamous.
This includes both men AND women, but in different ways. I shall describe each.
B2 Women are designed to be short-term monogamous, but not long-term monogamous. As every man who’s had a relationship with a woman knows, women get BORED. Sometimes this happens within 3 months, sometimes it doesn’t happen for 7 years (the famous “Seven year itch”). Women are biologically wired to get bored with the man they are with within 2 to 3 years, sometimes much sooner. This boredom factor is accelerated the more time she spends with the man. I.E., all other things being equal, a woman is going to get bored with a man faster if she lives with him, then if she only sees him twice a week.
Women are designed to be selective in choosing their men, dating back to cavemen times (humans have the same brains and bodies of cavemen 200,000 years ago, more or less). They had to be sure to pick a man who would stick around and survive long enough to raise her children. So today, in the presence of CERTAIN men, a women’s brain will actually produce hormones that will excite her attraction. Much writing has been done on this and I’m not going to repeat it all here (I’m not a doctor or anthropologist anyway).
The problem is that over time, this hormone production begins to wane. Over time, the woman will actually, physically be less attracted to the same man. On top of this, she will also emotionally get bored with him at the same time. Society is FULL of married women who say “I love my husband, but I’m so BORED with him!”. This is a prime factor in the fact that 82% of all divorce is initiated by the woman (more on this statistic later).
On average, a woman’s sex drive for her man will begin to wane at the 2 year mark, especially if she lives with him, and this gets worse and worse over time. Try this experiment:
  1. Take 5 married men from your life that you know. They can be of any age, personality, or background. The only requirement is that they must have been married for at least FOUR years.
  2. Take each one out for drinks, individually, just you and him, far away from his wife and any other male or female friends. Just get enough drinks in him to get him relaxed and truthful, not drunk.
  3. Ask him "How often to you and your wife have sex?”
  4. Prepare to be depressed as you listen to his answer.
Alternatively, you could just ask him “How happy are you in your marriage?” and listen to THAT answer. Prepare to be enlightened.
This 2 to 3 year boredom period also helps explain why the vast majority of people who talk about that “great LTR they had once” are almost always LTR’s that lasted less than 3 years.
Note also that this is her biology. You’re behavior as her man does not change her biology. Giving her great sex, or “being alpha”, or running “solid relationship game” or “screening” does not change her biology. Nothing will (other than drugs, perhaps).
B3 Now let’s talk about men, where the situation gets even WORSE. While women are designed for some level of monogamy (short-term only), men aren’t designed for monogamy AT ALL. Worse, men are designed to fuck as many women as they can, to spread their seed around and ensure propagation of the species.
If a man is monogamous with a woman even for a few months, he is actually violating every biological urge he’s designed to have. It’s HARD for men to be monogamous, now matter how moral or mature they might be. EVERYBODY knows this. Here is a quote from Dennis Prager, a conservative religious pundit who overwhelmingly supports the concept of traditional marriage:
“Compared to most women’s sexual nature, men’s sexual nature is far closer to that of animals. So what? That is the way he is made. Blame God and nature. Telling your husband to control it is a fine idea. But he already does. Every man who is sexually faithful to his wife already engages in daily heroic self-control. He has married knowing he will have to deny his sexual nature’s desire for variety for the rest of his life.”
Sounds fun doesn’t it? Wow. Sign me up.
So there you have it. Being monogamous AT ALL for a man, and LONG-TERM for a woman, is a direct violation of our bodily and physiological functions.
B4 Common Objection: “We’re not animals! We’re more than just biological urges and chemicals! We are so much more than that! We have intellects and souls and can overcome these things!”
Answer: Correct, but working to overcome your basic biological urges is very difficult. Anyone who has been on a diet, or has tried to overcome an addiction to smoking, drugs, or alcohol, knows exactly how HARD it is to overcome the body’s biological urges. And this is what you are doing EVERY DAY in a long-term monogamous arrangement. Remember, even if you have been married for 15 years, if you or your spouse has affair just ONE TIME, you’re no longer in a monogamous marriage any more.
C1 Romantic love has a time limit. Romantic love generally lasts anywhere from 6 months until about 4 years on the outside. Much research has been done on this in psychology circles. Once two monogamous people marry or move in together, their romantic love slowly starts to transform into a type of family love. Your husband is no longer the attractive hot guy who totally turns you on. He becomes more like a beloved, cared-for family member. This has been compared to “a family member you fuck”.
Talk to any married couple who have been married a LONG time, as in 30+ years, about their marriage. They will always relay two things:
  1. They are in love, but not romantically in love. It’s a much more of a familial type of love.
  2. They went through huge stretches in their marriage where they weren’t in love AT ALL, but “stuck it out” because of one reason or another (the kids, their religion, what other people would say, etc.)
In this era, when people (usually women, but sometimes men too) sense the romantic love waning, they get the feeling that “something’s wrong” and that they are “with the wrong person”, and then a divorce or affair ensues. “Sticking it out” is not something most people do anymore.
C2 Common Objection: “Marriage isn’t just about romance and love. It’s about a commitment you make to one another. Just because the romantic fire wanes, doesn’t mean two people can't overcome that and stay together.”
Answer: This is true, but men need regular sex, regardless of the “romantic mood” his GF/wife is in, or isn’t in. It is VERY difficult for a woman to sexually put out often if she’s not romantically attracted to her man. This means reduced sex, and this means heightened chances for a divorce or affair.
D1 The overall failure rate of marriage is 87%. This is an aggregate of many statistics, all of which are listed further below. “Failure” is defined as one of the three things occurring in a marriage:
  1. A divorce.
  2. Unsanctioned extramarital affair(s).
  3. Both the husband and wife are miserable with each other but “put up” with each other because of expectations from society, or work, or family members, or religion, or some other external reason (many of you have grandparents who fall into this category).
If you get married, there is an 87% percent chance you will either get divorced, experience an affair, or experience a bad marriage that never ends. Marriage has a dismal 13% success rate. Let’s cover each of the three “bad” possibilities.
D2 The national divorce rate is about 50%. This is an overall average. In most major cities, it is closer to 62%. So if you live in a city of a million or more people, odds are the divorce rate you’re looking at is around 62%.
Also, what is commonly called the “divorce rate” is just a comparison between the total number of marriages and the total number of divorces in a given year and given geographic area. When you actually look at statistics on the odds of YOU getting a divorce, the picture looks much worse.
For example, the divorce rate for people living in a city who are under the age of 25 is 91%. NINETY ONE PERCENT! The divorce rates get more specific and saddening from there, but you get the picture.
D3 Common Objection: “I’M different that all those other guys. I’m an alpha! I’ll make it work!”
Answer: You can control your own actions, but you cannot control the actions of the woman you marry. Nor can you stop her from changing her mind or “getting BORED” (which, again, is a biological phenomenon, not one created by external stimuli).
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I am a huge fan of Crank Yankers. What was your favorite call that you personally made? Favorite call was one that never made it to air. Called a moving company to transport my morbidly obese wife from the bay window I'd removed in the living onto a flatbed and to the hospital for the lap band surgery. I explained that the ambulance company wanted $3600 and it wasn't covered under insurance. I also mentioned that if she hung out over the stakebed we could flag her. The guy was laughing about it with his buddy, I got indignant and said "Excuse me she has a disease called morbid obesity and I'd appreciate it if you'd show some respect" He quickly gathered himself, apologized and said "I know what it's like to live with someone with a disability. I have a 3 year old daughter with a trach hole." I said "Well she was obviously a smoker so she brought that on herself. This is a real disease." He went nuts and threatened to kill me.
What's your favorite kind of beer? And what kind of beer were you guys drinking on the Man Show? I've kind of always been curious. Sam Adams mainly, though I started cutting mine with near beer for the first show. We would tape two shows back to back and if I got too buzzed on the first show I would find myself halfway into the second show screaming at the Juggies "Why isn't one of you blowing me?" and challenging Jimmy to a fight.
As far as favorite beer I like Sierra Nevada, Blue Moon, Sam Adams and Free.
I need to even out a cut length of PVC by about 1/4" and I don't have a sander, a file, or a saw. What's the best way to grind the end down flush? First, a question for you. Are you writing from either prison or the pre-bronze age? How about you go to fucking Home Depot and get a four dollar PVC saw and/or a twenty-five cent sheet of 80 grit sandpaper you can lay on a flat surface and make like you're starting a fire. PS - Make sure you deburr the PVC before you violate it.
What ever happened to Ace's Mexican Ranchero Accordion Countdown? Any chance you may resurrect it for the podcast? No. Because during a routine blood test for an insurance physical last week my doctor said I had unusually high traces of Ranchero and Raggeaton in my blood and if I didn't quit listening in a few short years I would either be retarded or the mayor of Los Angeles.
Can you comment on how your father could be so emotionally distant from you yet is a practicing psychologist who has helped your old buddy Ray tremendously? Has he ever had a moment of insight where he realized how much he screwed up when you were young and apologized? The great William Shakespeare once said "The contractor always has the worst house on the block." And for your second question, no, that's the kind of thing an alcoholic does three years into sobriety or after a near death experience.
A while back Molly Ringwald did an AMA. Any funny stories from childhood that you'd care to share about her? I remember her as a cute little mousey redhead, but I was so obsessed with her sister - and more importantly whatever her mom had in the oven - I didn't pay her much attention. Had I known that "16 Candles" and "Pretty In Pink" were just around the corner I would have definitely kissed some ass.
Hey Ace-man!, two quick questions: •From all the people that you have interviewed, who's the douchiest douche that ever douched? •What's the story behind Matt Fondlier's aka The porcelain punisher (flush drop) nickname? I've interviewed so many douchebags over the years it's hard to gather them in one douche-corral (By the way if you visit the Douche-Corral stay away from the coconut shrimp). First and foremost the entire band Chumbawumba, second the guy who played Riff Raff from Rocky Horror Picture Show (pretentious douche), Gloria Allred, the list goes on and on.
"It's just a waste of my time!!" As to how Matt got the nickname he earned it.
Adam, if it was socially acceptable to fight one woman on this earth in a 12 round* (number of rounds depend on size, girth and how low the ovaries hang) boxing match who would it be? I was taught to never raise a hand to a woman so obviously this is hypothetical and by no means do I want you guys to run with this and try to make something out of it. As long as we're clear that I would never engage in this behavior - Harriet Tubman.
Hey Adam. Huge fan and daily listener. Thanks for doing this. Where do you see the podcast going over the next few years? Do you have a long-term vision? Also, can Mike Lynch type as fast as you rant? Not possible right? Considering we just finished the new studios and I just had my third TV pilot in a row not greenlit I'm fully committed to the podcast and everything else via the internet. The way it's going to work is a combination of you guys listening, telling a friend, buying the new book and the Dennis Prager live shows, etc, and the networks sinking lower and lower and putting out less product that funny people want to see.
Get it on, Ace. You mentioned recently that you and Drew are looking for more ways to collaborate, possibly bringing him on the pod on a regular basis. Is that still a possibility? Yes, we're working on it. Thanks for listening.
Is there any way to "turn off" hypervigilance? Yes. Ativan, booze, earplugs and an eyeshade. But if you're driving don't use the earplugs.
If you had the chance to say anything to Tony Villar, face-to-face, what would it be? If you bend just a little bit at the knee I can rest my balls on your forehead.
My in-laws wash their zip lock bags and reuse them, have 50 year old tupperware, reuse wrapping paper and bows, and wash and reuse disposable plastic utensils. I've always wanted to call for tales from the cheap but seem to miss it. Do I win? Make fun of these people all you like but their skills will be much in demand when the "Book of Eli"-esque, post-apocalyptic days begin and according to the movie "Freejack" we're already three years late.
What's your favorite memory of / thing you've done with your kids? Them watching me on the jumbo-tron win the Toyota Celebrity Grand Prix.
Big fan Aceman. What's your favorite car you've ever owned? '68 BRE 2000 roadster I drove last year at Monterey
I see you, Jimmy, Simmons, and Sal as the new comedy 'rat pack.' Any thoughts on maybe a show/movie/digital short with these guys? Now that Jimmy is done with the White House Correspondent's Dinner and hosting ABC's upfronts I'll see if he wants to do a movie I shoot on my iPhone before hosting the Emmys.
Better ass: Aubrey or Dayana? I don't know, but if you like when I see them in New York on Sunday I can sniff them and get back to you.
As someone who knows nothing about you, or your podcast, but is willing to check it out, can you sell me on your show in 3 lines or less? Funny, informative, thought provoking and tonight's guest - The Beatles.
Loved your first book. Got it for my Dad for Christmas a couple years back. What should we expect in your new one? All the stories you've heard over the years on Loveline and my morning radio show, and some you've never heard in glorious detail from the beginning to the present in one non-leather bound, non-collectable edition. With lots of pictures, many never seen before. If you'd be kind enough to pre-order it (that goes for you e-book folk too) it would be much appreciated. I love the idea of a functionally illiterate guy debuting #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
Ace what is your relationship with Dameshek at the current moment? Great. He'll be on the podcast Friday. Hopefully we can do another Basic Cable Commentary soon.
Get it the fuck on, Ace man! As one of the funniest guys producing comedy today, what has absolutely cracked you up recently? I'm not talking about you chuckling at "Bridesmaids"...I'm talking uncontrollable sidesplitting laughter. Good question. But other than Jimmy's show I almost never watch comedy. All my time on the internet is spent looking at race tire sizes and e-bay looking for old car parts. And TV is mostly 60 Minutes, UFC and car shows. My biggest laughs, sadly, come at the expense of stupid people talking.
Will you and Dennis Prager being doing a tour? Would love to see a show in St. Paul/Minneapolis! Yes, I think we're coming to Minneapolis. Check my web site, you should be able to find dates. We're doing another 10 or 12 shows by the end of the year.
Adam, how are Kevin and Bean in person? I've been a long time listener of theirs and have heard you on their show countless times. Do their radio personalities reflect themselves off the air? Thanks. Great and yes.
Advice for other really, REALLY hairy guys out there. You could shave, pluck, and wax, or you could do what I'm working on - put on 125 pounds and become a model for a very special magazine.
You could shave, pluck, and wax, or you could do what I'm working on - put on 125 pounds and become a model for a very special magazine. Also just remembered that my buddy Ray paid me $20 in 1989 to shave my ass. Just for fun.
The comedy awards not even nominating the podcast - you pissed or just seeing it as part of being 'the man' As I announced after we won the iTunes Facebook poll we had become "the man". It seems counter intuitive for a podcaster to become "the man" but I'm sure if you're #1 in sales of patchouli scented hackey-sack balls your competition would look at you as "the man.'
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