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Peace through
superior firepower
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The man takes no prisoners. I love this guy.

 
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It's not you,
it's me.
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That’s a good one.

I can’t believe people will even attempt to argue against his clear logic backed up with facts.


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Be unpredictable at times. Only boring, dull-witted people never stray from the path. - Para

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Why don’t you fix your little
problem and light this candle
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He is speaking at Liberty University this morning. You can watch it livestream Here (Facebook live stream)

This link 'may' work. I am on campus so it works for me (without a login) but it may not work off campus

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Thank you, redstone, for posting the link.

I'll be digesting this for a good part of the day.




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If you need a reason to be proud of the human race today...

 
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Unsurprisingly, Peterson's book was removed from a national bookseller in New Zealand. Citing 'disturbing material being circulated' as reason for its removal. Roll Eyes

Step-by-step, NZ continues to march towards social-totalitarianism post-Christchurch attack, fulfilling the wishes of the shooter
 
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Step by step walk the thousand mile road
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Professor Petersen and Mr. Yiannopoulos have a conversation.

It is excellent. Partly because Professor Petersen takes no prisoners with respect to Mr. Yiannopoulos' experience as the victim of sexual abuse (this part of the conversation is excellent) and partly because both men recognize that they are both hated by the same liberal elitist scum and this conversation is only going to antagonize their enemies.

A fair amount of the conversation is Professor Petersen probing Mr. Yiannopoulos' psyche. I'm not sure that this was any other than Professor Petersen's inherent desire to help people with psychological scars get comfortable with them. I will say this: his patients are incredibly lucky to have him as their clinician.



The best quote is from Mr. Yiannopoulos "I take trolling very seriously."





Nice is overrated

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This is one one of the most interesting Peterson videos I have ever seen. Like many of us on this board, I was a great fan of Milo, but then I turned against him when he seemed to be endorsing, or at least apologizing for, pedophilia.

What I learned in this video is just how Milo was set up in this "scandal." I won't try to recap it because he is very clear about it, and you really need to hear him out. It was not the left that brought Milo down, but the right acting in concert with the left. Listen to it. It is quite eye opening.

At about the 50 minute mark, Milo talks about the "prestige economy" and he tells Peterson that he, Peterson, is part of it. It's not a compliment, and I expected Peterson to rebut the assertion, but he does not.

Milo is perhaps the most engaging and interesting public character in America-- by which I mean someone who is in the public eye as a commentator on our culture and politics. He is certainly one of the boldest and bravest. His expose in this video alone of the corruption of the Catholic Church-- and the "Lavender Mafia"-- is astonishing. And every word of it rings true. (Yet Milo remains a Catholic.)

I can't recommend this video strongly enough. If you are concerned about what is happening in the political world-- as that world bleeds over into the religious world, the journalistic world, the entertainment world, the academic world-- all I can say is: Watch the video.


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This is a wonderful video. Very sad that many people dismiss Peterson and what he has to say simply because their "side" has told them to.




Link to original video: https://youtu.be/5G8Gwr5JJ6Y
 
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Originally posted by rusbro:
This is a wonderful video. Very sad that many people dismiss Peterson and what he has to say simply because their "side" has told them to.


Yes on both counts.

Their "side" is the malevolence Jordan is talking about.

Their "side" tells people that they can't do anything without government help and that the government is responsible for all the success of Americans - "You didn't build that".

Their "side" tells people that the greatest "being" is the State and that their loyalty should be to the State, not to themselves, not to their family and friends, but to some faceless bureaucracy.




 
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I learned about Jordan Peterson from this thread that Para opened, since which time I have come to respect him deeply and to value his message and his role almost beyond words.

His wife has been very ill, and I just wanted to share that sad news with those here who value Peterson as I do. She has a very rare form of kidney cancer, and for a while, a few months ago, the prognosis was grim. She had surgery in May, and the good news is that it went very well. Here is Jordan Peterson's description.

From his most recent newsletter, June 4:

I would like to inform all of you who have been including my family and I (particularly my wife, Tammy) in your good wishes and prayers that we received some good news yesterday. She was diagnosed with kidney cancer some months ago but, in theory, of a relatively benign and highly treatable form. She had a partial nephrectromy on March 8, and it appeared to go well. However, a few weeks later, she experienced some severe flank pain that did not seem appropriate for her degree of recovery. She had a CAT scan scheduled, and when we met with the surgeon, he informed us of two terrible facts:
First, that the pathology report derived from the samples from her original surgery indicated not the common tumor that we had been informed about, but a very rare variant with an extraordinary serious prognosis: something akin in its deadliness to pancreatic cancer. Only about a hundred people have been diagnosed with this particular illness, so there is also very little known about it, except for its severity.
Second, that the scan indicated that despite the original surgery, the cancer had spread to an adjoining lymph node, which was growing at a very rapid rate, and was in all probability the cause of her pain.
To say that we were shocked by this combination of news was to say almost nothing at all. We had expected that we were through the worst, and found out, in principle, precisely the opposite. This was for both of us one of the most extreme examples we had ever experienced of the domain of order collapsing into the terrible world of chaos.
She was rescheduled for surgery only two weeks later, and we spent much of that time searching for second opinions and additional information, none of which proved particularly helpful (except that it did help us determine that more extensive surgery was likely the appropriate choice, which at least reduced the uncertainty of our decisions).
I am sharing this very private information because the announcements I had to make about the cancellation of certain of my previously scheduled obligations necessitated a relatively frank public disclosure. The consequence of that has been the remarkable outpouring of public support which I mentioned earlier. And when I say I’m thankful for that, I mean it. The night before her surgery—that would be May 8—we were both pretty much paralyzed with horror. But we talked about all the people all over the world who had sent their regards and their expressions of care, and we discussed the necessity of trying to face this with both courage and hope, and to see if we could make anything good possibly come of it, and it helped. She imagined all the thousands of people who had offered their best wishes and considered that an expression of the genuine good will that it is possible for all of us to express and it played a major role in calming both of us down. By the time of the surgery, the next morning, she was able to discuss what conclusions she had reached, and the surgeon later informed us that the conversation also set a good tone for the medical staff in the surgical chambers.
So thank you very much, all of you.
And, for the good news: yesterday we were informed that the pathology analysis of the inflamed and lymph node adjacent to the kidney that was removed indicated no spread of the cancer. So it appears (in combination with a PET scan that was conducted in San Francisco when we traveled there for medical purposes and to meet with the people at the Prager Summit) that the twin surgeries may have been successful. At minimum, we now have a fighting chance.
And I think that is enough news for now. I did travel this week to speak at an event called Brain Bar in Budapest, but I don’t think it’s the right occasion to say much about that today, except to thank those who invited me, and those who attended. I also posted a discussion I had with Professor Stephen Hicks of Explaining Postmodernism fame on YouTube, which can be seen here.
I’ll catch you up on everything else next week.


https://www.reddit.com/r/Jorda...condition_good_news/


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^^^ Thanks for the update. I heard him comment on her being very ill on a podcast, but didn't know any details. I've also heard recordings of him at a couple of public events where it sounded like he spent a ton of time struggling to fight off breaking down and sobbing. He's an emotional speaker and will get choked up on occasion, but there was a couple of times where I was really wondering what the heck was going on with him.

I hope she makes a full recovery.
 
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he spent a ton of time struggling to fight off breaking down and sobbing.


I noticed that as well. Even apart from his wife's illness, I think he is exhausted from the incredibly busy travel and lecturing schedule he has maintained for the past couple of years, along with many other projects. So now, add in his wife's battle with cancer and it is amazing that he can keep going as he is doing.

I wish him, and his wife, all the best, and hope he can find time to get some rest.


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