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Clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s online popularity is likely to grow after his recent performance with British journalist Cathy Newman.

The University of Toronto professor whose YouTube fame exploded in 2016 for his opposition to Canada’s “C-16 bill” — critics deemed him “transphobic” — is making social media waves again in 2018. A combative Channel 4 interview uploaded Tuesday features Ms. Newman literally stunned into silence during an exchange on freedom of expression.

“Why should your right to freedom of speech trump a trans person’s right not to be offended?” the reporter asked at the 22-minute mark of a 30-minute interview.

“Because in order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive. I mean, look at the conversation we’re having right now,” the psychologist answered, The Daily Wire reported Wednesday. “You’re certainly willing to risk offending me in the pursuit of truth. Why should you have the right to do that? It’s been rather uncomfortable. […] You’re doing what you should do, which is digging a bit to see what the hell is going on. And that is what you should do. But you’re exercising your freedom of speech to certainly risk offending me, and that’s fine. More power to you, as far as I’m concerned.”

Ms. Newman paused, sighed and struggled to find a response until her guest interjected, “Ha. Gotcha.”

“You have got me. You have got me. I’m trying to work that through my head. It took awhile. It took awhile. It took awhile,” she said with a repetitive concession.

The interview was viewed over 212,000 times in less than 24 hours, which is good news for the professor — his latest book, “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos Hardcover” comes out January 23.

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It's the easiest way to ban free speech. It's much harder to tell people to their faces that you are banning free speech. The right to not be offended quietly requires censorship since all speech potentially could offend someone.
the left has managed to literally flood all of western society with foreign invaders which have begun to advocate en masse for their own enfranchisement and the disenfranchisement of the native population. you would have to be an idiot to consider the right effective at all in the modern age.
In spite of the fact that I'm a hardcore right winger, I love Pete Seeger and the idealism of the hippies even as I know it's idealism that results in the death of all that is good.
Wow. You are clearly a child. I don't want to insult you but you are completely wrong. I know you're a child because you obviously did not live through the '70's, the '80's, the 90's, or even the 00's, developmentally, anywhere close to adulthood.

Leftism has been marching "forward" since the 1960's, at least. Civil Rights was a good liberal cause. Liberalism is mainstream and the current acceptable state of discourse is to blame white people for everything bad while discrediting them for everything they created/invented/shared with the world, which was 95% of everything.

People on the right are sometimes referred to as "reactionaries" implying they don't like the non stop pull to the left. The left is insatiable and sociologically self-hating and has been the dominant political force for decades. Many people to the right of Mao are waking up these realizations, but you are still very, very, lost.

You need to get out more, get off your computer, read some history, get out of your self curated internet bubble.
Yeah, that dude you responded to is completely retarded. I don't even think he is trolling. I've met many people IRL that are this stupid/ignorant/self-hating.


>They called him a maniac and much worse, and said he gives patients “the creeps.” They accused him of over prescribing drugs, misdiagnosing ailments and incompetence. And they alleged that his Tokyo counseling center scams clients out of money.

>Douglas Berger, a Lake Worth psychiatrist practicing in Japan, has no idea who posted the barrage of critical comments about him to the social news website, Reddit.com, over the past six months. But he intends to find out.

>In September, Berger sued Reddit and the anonymous users who trashed him online, collectively identified as “John Doe” in the lawsuit, for defamation and libel in Palm Beach Circuit Court. Berger could not be reached for comment. His attorney, Aaron Winc of Ohio, refused to speak about the case.

>In the lawsuit, Berger acknowledges that Reddit has no liability. But he hopes to use the discovery process to unmask the names and addresses of the individuals behind the negative comments.

>Reddit users with anonymous handles, such as “ShiningRedDwarf” and “Sendofftomars,” have posted more than 165 comments about Berger in the past six months, most of them negative.

>Berger’s lawsuit says that the barrage of insults and accusations have caused him to lose income and “countless employment opportunities.” He’s asking the court to force Reddit to remove the comments from the website, and for search engine providers including Google and Yahoo to remove the postings from their search results.

>Once he has identified the anonymous posters, Berger’s lawsuit says, he will add them to the case.

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There's a massive difference between an actual patient of his leaving a critical review in a public forum and an anonymous shitposter slandering him on the equivalent of a high school burn book message board.

Freedom of speech doesn't protect libel and defamation.
We don't know if those are his actual words and behavior. All we know is that there are a handful of anonymous shitposters crusading against him and using nonconstructive, potentially libelous methods and outlets to do so.

Though by that same logic, nobody who's actually looking for a doctor of his services is going to turn to a shitposter subreddit for legitimate reviews, so his claims of loss of business are dubious at best.
Whether someone is a maniac or incompetent is a matter of opinion.
Saying someone gives you the creeps is just stating a fact.
Whether he misdiagnoses psychiatric patients is a matter of opinion.
Whether psychiatrists are scamming patients out of money or over-prescribing drugs is a matter of opinion.
Freedom of speech means you can say insulting things even if it hurts someone's feelings, and it applies to everyone.

Do you also think Trump should be able to successfully sue all the people that talk shit about him?
Psychiatrists are terrifying. They shut one of their own up at a conference by threatening to diagnose him as insane.
Typical Reddit

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fema-created by israel's puppets-creates potential death camps in us, purchases guillotines, purchases environmentally friendly cremation containers (fema coffins), commissioned several patents on mass body cremation/liquification/rendering.

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Four years ago, Bradley Hardison gained national attention after his win in a police-sponsored donut-eating contest helped police find and arrest him for earlier crimes.

Now he's been charged again – this time with robbing a donut shop.

Hardison, 27, of Elizabeth City, was charged Thursday with felony breaking and entering, felony safe cracking and felony larceny of Dunkin’ Donuts on Nov. 21, according to a news release from the Elizabeth City Police Department.

In 2014 he won a donut eating contest at the Elizabeth City Police Department National Night Out Against Crime event. He devoured eight glazed donuts in two minutes, according to reports at the time.

But police had been looking for Hardison for months as a suspect in at least three break-ins going back to 2013. Now that he was a minor local celebrity for winning the contest, police were able to locate and arrest him. National media picked up the news.

State records show Hardison was convicted in the earlier crimes and received a suspended sentence of three years in jail. The suspended time ended in October 2017.

Hardison is being held under a $7,000 bond for the latest charges.


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A Taiwanese man recently had his petition for divorce approved by the New Taipei City District Court after claiming psychological torture due to his ex-wife’s hygiene habits, or lack thereof. The woman, surnamed Lin, allegedly bathed just once a year and only occasionally washed her hair or brushed her teeth.

The unnamed plaintiff said that Lin’s hygiene was questionable at the time they were dating when she bathed weekly, but that her behavior worsened after their wedding. Her weekly showers became monthly showers, then biannual, and when she started bathing only once a year, he just couldn’t take it anymore. The man said that due to Lin’s unsanitary habits they only had sex once a year, which prevented the couple from producing any children in their decade-long marriage.

Both the plaintiff and Lin are unemployed, with the former claiming that she had dissuaded him from working, convincing him instead to stay home and care for his elderly father-in-law. “I had an opportunity to work as a building security guard,” the man told Taipei Times, adding that Lin had told him that it was demeaning work and prevented him from taking the job. Lin’s mother paid the couple’s daily expenses, but without another source of income, they could barely get by.

“We remained poor, as neither of us had a job,” the man said, adding that he wasn’t even able to pay his National Health Insurance contribution which meant that he could not afford to visit a dentist.

In late 2015 the plaintiff moved out of the house and found a job in Hsinchu. It was when Lin showed up at his new workplace after only one month demanding he quit that the man finally decided to file for divorce.

Lin, who opposes the divorce, claims that the man is lying and that her parents had treated him like a son. She says that she only visited his workplace because he had not been taking or returning her calls. The mother-in-law told Taipei Times that she periodically sent money to the couple because of their long-term unemployment and that she never wanted to subsidize their living expenses.

The court supported the plaintiff’s case, stating that the couple was at odds over work, family chores, and hygiene and that after a two-year separation it was evident that the marriage was not going to work.

The judge granted the divorce, but Lin can still appeal the ruling.
>their decade-long marriage
That is one extremely patient man.
When a man says "I do," a woman says "now I can get fat."


.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation.
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Of course. They are already saying they will go to jail over it.
one hundred dollars say that there will be more than one case of a brown person getting deported even though their parents and grandparents were americans.
They have all scattered like cockroaches by now......
>*includes Central and South Americans
This rhymes with a Nation article posted now at iSteve (excerpt from Nation article quoted at iSteve):
On Tuesday, the longtime Seattle-based immigrant-rights activist Maru Mora Villalpando went public with details of ICE’s enforcement against her. On December 20 she received in the mail what’s known as a notice to appear. This document, sent by the Department of Homeland Security, signals the beginning of deportation proceedings that the federal government intends to pursue against Mora Villalpando.
“This is the first time I’ve ever heard from immigration,” Mora Villalpando told The Nation.

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Reported hijab attack on 11-year-old girl 'did not happen,' Toronto police say.
Police previously said they were treating case as a possible hate crime.


An 11-year-old girl's report last week that a man tried to cut off her hijab as she walked to school didn't occur, Toronto police said Monday.

"After a detailed investigation, police have determined that the events described in the original news release did not happen," police said.

"The investigation is concluded."

The girl reported Friday that a man attempted twice to cut off her hijab as she walked to school with her younger brother. Police said last week that the alleged attack was being investigated as a possible hate crime.

CBC News is not naming the 11-year-old out of a concern for her interests.

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her family lied too
What a shock. Not.
She even tried to lynch an Asian person as the "attacker". Muslims are so oppressed they have to make up stories about being oppressed now
She'll end up like the clock boy - take everything she has, pack up, and leave for her home country in shame
This. Imagine a newspaper with major distribution propagating stock canards about Jews (blood matzoh, economic control, etc). Then the next day they issue a very small rectangle between two thinly disguised advertisements for hookers, admitting that there was no truth to any of it, and of course apologizing for any harm that might have resulted. This is how professional journalism actually works.

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So, did Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the UK, just sign a deal which granted over £40 million to the french so they can improve security fencing in their own country, and speed up the rate at which immigrants can enter the UK?

What the fuck is she doing? This country just voted to leave the E.U. partially because of an identity crisis being caused by immigration! Why are we giving the French a penny? Because they cant eject immigrants back through their port of entry? Because they cant prevent them from reaching the coast in the first place? These people are not refugees, they are straight up economic migrants, with no skills and nothing to offer. Are the french just straight up blackmailing us? Macron is basically saying "Give us money or we will use these immigrants as a weapon to fuck up and poison your country."

I hope May sorts out Brexit then immediately resigns. I don't want Labour - but she can just fuck off at this point.

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Cool, we can keep it then.
>Cool, we can keep it then.
Of course not, that would be worth billions.
And would cost the French an important attraction for British tourists.

Just borrowing it will generate loads of extra tourist revenue.

Having it for a limited time creates urgency for foreign tourist wanting to benefit from the weak pound.

Got to milk it while we can.
>Of course not, that would be worth billions.
>The Bayeaux tapestry

Yeah no. 80 mil maybe.
Not the sale price of the item.
The tourists revenue it's worth over time.
Yawn... non story....
the tories are finished, brexit is a con, these are real the stories.

Sandwiches from Pam and pints from Nige.

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Serhiy Oliyinyk, head of the Ukrainian Committee for State TV and Radio Broadcasting’s licensing and distribution control department, told Radio Free Europe (RFE) that the ban was imposed because of a passage that details how 90 Jewish children were shot by Ukrainian militia “to save the feelings of the Sonderkommando”, the work units made up of the Nazis’ death camp prisoners.

“It’s a provocation,” he told RFE. “When we checked the sources he used, we found out he used reports of the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs. It was enough to discuss the issue at expert council and we are happy they supported us.”

But Beevor said the source was not an internal Soviet document, but a book by the anti-Nazi German officer Helmuth Groscurth. The book is noted as a source in Stalingrad, and the quotes attributed to Groscurth are sourced to it. Beevor also pointed to a harrowing but corroborating description of the incident in the the 1988 collection of firsthand recollections The Good Old Days: The Holocaust As Seen By Its Perpetrators and Bystanders.

“It’s utterly outrageous. They have no reason for doing it. It’s quite clear both in the Russian edition and English edition what the source was and where it came from – this rather brave and religious officer [Groscurth] who protested strongly, despite threats he would be reported to Himmler … about this massacre of the children. There’s no way the Soviets would even have known about it,” said Beevor.

... why is there a picture of Putin? Did you miss Maidan? Are you under the impression that the nation of Khmielnetsky needs any help hating Jews, and that this help could come from a noted anti-extremist?

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>The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has begun pressing financial companies on their awareness of climate change risks, and is encouraging them to run "stress tests" on climate risk scenarios. It is also working with other regulators, APRA executive board member Geoff Summerhayes said in a speech late last year.

>In his speech, Summerhayes warned of the potential impact on account holders, policyholders and members if financial institutions jeopardised their own futures by failing to adequately plan for the future. His final message? Don't "[fight] against the rising tide".

>It's a message echoed by some of the world's biggest investors, including Australian super funds and fund managers, an increasing number of which are promising to flex their muscles on the issue following the 2015 Paris agreement, pressure from regulators and - increasingly - their own members.

>"We are going to see a significant increase in the attention investors are giving [to climate change risk]," says Pauline Vamos, chief executive of governance firm Regnan.

>"There are now much better tools by which to measure climate change risk, there's increased attention by APRA, and trustees of super funds are being asked how they are taking that risk into account."


Climateshill, get a job
isn't Australia already missing a big patch of ozone? Or at least there's a thin spot.

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>Blogger shrieks about "fake news"
>It's actually a minor error that was corrected by the author and didn't significantly impact the article.
Anthony Watts just needs to shut the fuck up.


The 30-stock index has surged more than 31 percent since Trump's inauguration.
That marks the index's best performance during the first year of a president since Franklin Roosevelt.
"You've got lower taxes, less regulation and confidence in the economy is high," said one investor.
The S&P 500 has surged 23 percent during Trump's first year in office.
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>Gets absolutely demolished on every single front. Pretends like the core argument wasn't what it was. Accuses others of Jew subversion.
You'll get it next time, tiger. I believe in you.
Just don't pay attention to the national debt. That's not going to affect the economy at all, right?

> Inb4 fake news.
estimates are only 1 trillion added to debt over a 10 year period because of the tax changes. That will be alleviated by reduction of the debt in other areas as has already been shown with a decreased debt over trumps 1st year.

Obama added 8 trillion to the debt over 8 years.
It's almost as if journalists like to talk out of their ass.
inflation is only 2% per year that doesn't explain a 31 point gain retard.


>Trump was 70 when he took office, making him the oldest person ever elected to the nation's highest office.

>I told the president if he'd had better diet over the last 20 years he could have lived to 200 years old. The answer is he has incredibly good genes, it's just the way God made him.

>No genetic tests were performed.
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Lefties in a nutshell alright. They're brainwashed to be as petty, juvenile and vindictive as possible.
He's obviously trolling them, and they think they're clever. They are like a smart 4 year old when you tell them a joke, they get it but they don't GET it
tiny clams tbh fam
>They are like a smart 4 year old when you tell them a joke, they get it but they don't GET it
What's there to get?
Trump seems like a pretty straight forward honest sort of character.

-Budget Director has referred to the agency as a "sick joke"
-Indicated the $145 million would be better spent paying down the US budget deficit

This week, when Mick Mulvaney, the Trump administration budget director tapped as interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said he needed $0 to cover the watchdog's second-quarter expenses.

Mulvaney, a consistent critic of the consumer agency he now heads, wrote in a Jan. 17 letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that the watchdog had $177.1 million left over at the start of the federal government's 2018 fiscal year in September.

He said the money had been kept as a reserve fund during the tenure of Richard Cordray, the Obama administration appointee who headed the consumer bureau before Mulvaney was appointed by President Trump late last year.

The consumer bureau's projected second-quarter expenses total roughly $145 million. Therefore, wrote Mulvaney, "I have been assured that the funds currently in the Bureau Fund are sufficient for the Bureau to carry out its statutory mandates for the next fiscal quarter while striving to be efficient, effective, and accountable."

He asked the Fed to redirect the $145 million it would have sent to the consumer bureau instead to the U.S. Treasury, where it might make a small dent in the federal deficit.

The consumer bureau was created through Dodd-Frank Wall Street reforms after the U.S. financial crisis a decade ago. Unlike most other federal agencies, its funding comes directly from the Fed, with no oversight by Congress — a sore point for Mulvaney and many other Capitol Hill Republicans.

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Conservatives endorsed Mulvaney's funding decision. However, some consumer advocates characterized the move as the latest in what they said were Trump administration efforts to tame the watchdog that during Cordray's tenure returned nearly an estimated $12 billion to more than 30 million consumers hurt by financial companies.

"There can be no clearer signal of Mick Mulvaney’s intent to defang and dismantle the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau than his request of zero dollars in funding and his decision to instead drain the Bureau’s reserve," said Karl Frisch, executive director of Allied Progress," a consumer group backed in part by the New Venture Fund, a public charity focused on conservation, education and other issues.
>Unlike most other federal agencies, its funding comes directly from the Fed, with no oversight by Congress — a sore point for Mulvaney and many other Capitol Hill Republicans.
But instead of fixing that...
Good, it's was a stupid organization created by Pocahontas.

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