Who needs facts?

 

Charlie Binbags.  More than 30,000 people followed Charlie Binbags on twitter. They loved him. He was an inspiration. He was fake. His story was great. Homeless, hopeless, someone gave him a mobile phone, he immediately set up a twitter account and a gofundme page, got given a bucket load of cash, found a job. All in a fortnight. All a scam. When it was easily exposed that he was fake, there was barely a response.

These days, it would appear that people are prepared to believe whatever is put in front of them. We live in dangerous times.

Today, the Woody Allen story took a new twist. Moses Farrow has written a piece that essentially casts a huge spanner into the works. Reaction? He’s a liar. Dylan is a liar. Ronan is a liar. Or Dylan is telling the truth, Moses is telling the truth, Ronan is telling the truth. Take your pick. After all, you cannot be wrong.

 

 

 

Aydin Coban has written a book

 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/book-by-accused-in-amanda-todd-case-not-worth-the-read-teens-mother-says/article37300952/

On the whole, Ik Spreek takes a spiteful tone toward police, justice officials, the media and the public – virtually every sector of society involved in Mr. Coban’s case that doesn’t include him or his lawyers.

Justice authorities are all “charlatans,” prison managers are “cowardly,” Amsterdam judges are “losers,” the news media is “a pimp.” He compares Canada’s attempts to have him extradited to “an episode of South Park in which the Canadian authorities are always portrayed as a bunch of ignorants who cannot get anything done.”

He argues that a fair trial is impossible in Canada, where “nobody really adheres to the rules making a fair trial possible,” he writes. “The rigid public opinion has already been formed by extensively propagated inaccuracies through a public debate led by a sensationalist press who does not follow the guidelines of a properly functioning constitutional state.”

How Can Social Media Be Harmful?

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To many social media is a very important platform that people can use to help their businesses and social life. Although social medias like Facebook, Instagram and many more have tremendous benefits, without knowing they could also bring trouble to a lot of people leading to a tragic permanent damage. Social media can be home to cyberbullies, harmful information, negative comments and all types of dangerous predators, that want nothing more than to wound you either physically or emotionally/mentally. Major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.  Many teenagers around the world struggle with low self-esteem, self-hate and depression. This can become much more detrimental when constantly receiving unpleasant comments on online accounts.

On October 10, 2012, Amanda Todd, a fifteen-year-old Canadian girl took her life through the process of consuming bleach. Todd…

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News

Today, a video from Thorn.

After the news about a guy called Matthew Calder, it would seem that this type of video is an unfortunate necessity.

Meanwhile,

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/16/family-pay-tribute-to-woman-who-died-after-fall-at-st-pauls-cathedral

I find it frustrating that this is being termed a ‘fall’. She took her own life, but it would appear that nobody wants to admit that. I am really not sure if that is a good thing or not.

Perhaps Jeremy Clarkson would have told her off for being selfish.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/dec/05/jeremy-clarkson-rail-suicide

Whatever. With the likes of Falder  around, and the Harvey Weinsteins, and oafs like Clarkson, there is a long way to go.

Amy Bleuel and the Semicolon

This story doesn’t really have a happy ending.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2017/03/30/and-your-story-will-live-on-remembering-amy-bleuel-mental-health-advocate-and-founder-of-project-semicolon/?utm_term=.5027f7ab3d2b

This raises another question about suicide prevention, yet another complication in how to deal with it. Amy Bleuel’s initiative was positive and inspiring. Her death, though, wipes out that positivity, bringing attention to the inner hopelessness that exists for some people.

Things like lighting up purple or getting a tattoo may be well-intentioned, but they are only a small part of any solution. The Amy Bleuel tragedy shows that there is no simple answer, that not every intent has a happy ending.

 

 

Cheerleaders likely to make better porn stars

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/apr/21/rashida-jones-pornography-netflix-hot-girls-wanted

From the article:

But the women found that this wasn’t a type that necessarily translated into the world of porn. The majority of the women they spoke to were “cheerleader types” at school. “Most of them were very comfortable with sex and loved having sex so they just thought that porn was the natural next step,” Gradus says. “They had all seen porn very young and porn was very normalized to them so it didn’t seem like a big deal.”

Media madness

 

Not sure what is going on here, as most of the news about it is from Indonesia.

This article is also pretty much insane.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/15/gayle-newland-retrial

Surely the people involved have to be retarded?

Following the first Guardian article, it gets even crazier.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/20/gayle-newland-jailed-for-tricking-female-friend-into-sex

‘She persuaded the student to wear a blindfold whenever they met, and wore a large strap-on prosthetic penis in order to dupe the woman into having penetrative sex.

The jury heard that the complainant not only wore the blindfold during sex but also for at least 100 hours when the pair were just hanging out – going for drives, sunbathing and even “watching” films together.’