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  1. Aliceinunderland

    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    Altho some things are/were a deliberate conspiracy..? Occam's razor and plurality, I think yes Am I right in thinking women don't often talk on forums at Skeptiko? And does not this great conversation evidence the benefit of gender plurality? Still we haven't solved the what to do?
  2. Aliceinunderland

    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    ps John, it has dawned on me that you are the John Brisson and I loved your interview on Diet, just haven't finished it, so couldn't really comment, yet. Diet for me is the origin, if your guts not right you can't function, and has huge significance for all other processes, including thinking...
  3. Aliceinunderland

    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    Perhaps we need another button (David?) that likes some of what you say, with %age degrees and sliding scale of inclination to accept/reject, perhaps colour-coded..i am joking, please don't!
  4. Aliceinunderland

    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    Right, no that's materialist. Definitely.
  5. Aliceinunderland

    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    That's very interesting John, thanks. One of my reasons for joining Skeptiko is to learn more on subjects that are frequently under-reported or blatantly biased. Inevitably the more one knows, the more bewildering it can get. Perhaps that's why some people prefer to know nothing or go with a...
  6. Aliceinunderland

    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    Thanks Crystal, it's been very, very interesting
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    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    Going back by how many millennia? 6, 8 or 10? since urban/agricultural 'civilisation' began? Your examples are all within this era and reveal exploitative, gratuitously cruel and repressive behaviour because patriarchal societies have been around that long. I am european so have mostly studied...
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    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    Define 'millennia'. I'd say people were changed by the imposition of a neurotically sexually-repressive 'conspiracy' (and they're not all theories) since (they call him a saint) Augustine arrived on british shores in AD 500. It took another 500yrs to convince the residents that they better go...
  9. Aliceinunderland

    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    No one should be exempt from critical public evaluation of their behaviour as it affects others, the (corrupted) rich and powerful more so. The mass-media lure of elitist extravagance and superficial 'beauty' is a tragic comment on where (we're told) our admiration lies.
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    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    I don't know what you Americans know about Dr Phil, he looks somewhat of a 'sensationalist' (maybe lurid storyteller?) but his guest Kendall convinced me of the truth of her testimony. It would be an elaborate hoax if not, and to what end? Maybe allegations of 'satanic panic' is another layer of...
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    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    You don't fuck with kids. It is that simple. Whether cloaks were worn, the reporter was found to have some inconsistencies in information, and Eric's ABC scenario are alternatives routes in a complex rabbit hole to get distracted or lost in. Little children getting brutalised happens, I believe...
  12. Aliceinunderland

    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    Not notifying authorities also because it doesn't succeed in various ways. Despair and lethargy are factors too. This is where a rallying sense of moral obligation does not, or not often exist. People are willing to compartmentalise behaviour as in "yeah he hits his wife and kids, but he's a...
  13. Aliceinunderland

    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    Yes David, and it is well-loved and necessary having a very valid primary function or two, but there is a right time, for right reason with right person. Inevitably it assumes too much entitlement in a primarily patriarchal culture.
  14. Aliceinunderland

    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    Sorry I don't get this. Can you elucidate?
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    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    John Brisson, your argument is ludicrous while you misquote me and exaggerate my comments to make yours seem reasonable. I didn't say either of these things. I know the US political system is run by a sordid group of foul-minded violent scum that does what it likes, has the rest of the world...
  16. Aliceinunderland

    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    I'm so sorry you lost a child. You're obviously still hurting. I don't know if one can ever get over that pain, but anger is an exhausting outlet. Quite off-putting too. That's up to you, you would know your father and grandfather best. Sounds like you were lucky there. Enjoy your kids -bye :)
  17. Aliceinunderland

    Sarah Westall, Trafficking/Blackmail Cycle of Evil |410|

    If by "someone" you mean me, I've never read either. You think, but you don't know. Also seem to know nothing about loving women and goddess-worship, his women are amazons. You might need to expand your reading list too. In the matter of the safety and cherishing of children, I have more hope...
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    Dr. Philip Goff, Will Academia Get Beyond Materialism? |409|

    It is unbalanced not to allow emotions some say. And repression leads to sudden, extreme expression, understandably. Agreed Am I? Cool This is more generous than I am. I've come to the recent conclusion, not that there are those more or less intelligent or capable of spiritual understanding...
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    Dr. Philip Goff, Will Academia Get Beyond Materialism? |409|

    I think our 3dimensional perspective and limited, material-based english language has a lot to do with the struggle to describe.
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